Raptors 101, Cavs 91
So who do the Cavs miss most? Delonte West or former assistant Jon Kuester? Considering they're having problems on both sides of the ball right now, the short answer might ''both.''
Defensively speakign the Cavs let the Toronto Raptors have their way with them the entire first half, going into the locker room down 57-39. The shot just 31 percent in the first half and it didn't get much better in the second. They finished the game shooting just 35 percent.
Mike Brown was succint in his appraisal of what's going on the defensive side of the ball:
We go through stretches defensively right now, where the effort isn’t there. Even if coverage breaks down the effort can be there.The one key moment when the effort was there, the Cavs enjoyed some success, coming back from that 18 point halftime deficit to tie the game at 69. For much of the third quarter, they held the Raptors at bay. It didn' t last as Toronto went on a 9-2 run to end the quarter.