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Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights

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The Toronto Raptors were back in action on Monday night, earning a 16-point victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With 11 games remaining in the regular season, the Raptors are within two games of the East's final Play-In spot, and the win is big for the team's playoff hopes.

If you missed any action, we've got you covered below with live score updates, news, stats and highlights from what should be an entertaining matchup.

Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights

PREVIEW | BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Final: Toronto Raptors 112, Toronto Raptors 96

9:30 p.m. - It's looking like the Raptors are going to pull away.

A layup from OG Anunoby gives him 20 points on the night and gives Toronto a 103-88 lead with 4:15 left in regulation.

This win would go a long way in the quest for 10th.

End of Third Quarter: Toronto Raptors 81, Cleveland Cavaliers 70

9:10 p.m. - Toronto closes the third frame on a 7-0 run to take an 11-point lead into the fourth.

After missing 18 of their first 20 3-point attempts, the Raptors have hit three of their last six, with Pascal Siakam and Malachi Flynn getting in on the action.

Toronto is one quarter away from earning its fifth win in six tries.

9:02 p.m. - Make it a 14-5 run for the Raptors, whose lead is back into double digits.

Toronto's up 74-64 with 2:14 left in the third.

Pascal Siakam is up to 21 points (on 9-for-15 shooting) to lead all scorers while Kyle Lowry has 10 assists to go with his nine points.

As a team, the Raptors have assisted on 25 of 31 made field goals. Impressive ball movement, to say the least.

8:51 p.m. - Pascal Siakam goes coast-to-coast for a powerful left-handed finish above the rim and the Raptors lead by three.

Toronto is up 62-59 with 6:42 left in the third.

Siakam is up to 16 points, tied for a game-high with OG Anunoby, who is shooting 7-for-12 from the field.

The Raptors are struggling from beyond the arc, shooting 2-for-20 (10.0 percent), with the lone makes coming from Fred VanVleet and Siakam.

Halftime: Toronto Raptors 49, Cleveland Cavaliers 48

8:35 p.m. - Halftime stats:

8:30 p.m. - Pascal Siakam has a team-high 11 points while OG Anunoby and Khem Birch are each up to 10 points to lead the Raptors, who take a one-point lead into the halftime break.

Kyle Lowry has scored just four points but has dished out a game-high seven assists, getting everyone involved.

20-year-old Isaac Okoro leads all scorers with 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting to go along with four rebounds. For what it's worth, the rookie's career-high of 19 points is in jeopardy after an opening half like that one.

8:20 p.m. - Cleveland responds and is back ahead.

The Cavs lead 42-41 with 4:06 remaining in the second.

8:16 p.m. - We've crossed the midway point of the second and Toronto holds a five-point lead.

The Raptors are up 39-34 with 5:57 left in the half.

Khem Birch has now tied Fred VanVleet for a game-high with eight points. Birch has been the beneficiary of the playmaking of Kyle Lowry and on defence, has already blocked two shots.

End of First Quarter: Toronto Raptors 33, Cleveland Cavaliers 23

8:05 p.m. - After one, Toronto leads by 10 points.

The Raptors are led by Fred VanVleet, who is up to eight points on 3-for-6 shooting, while Kyle Lowry has four points and six assists.

Toronto finishes the first frame shooting 13-for-23 (56.5 percent) from the field, while Cleveland is shooting 8-for-21 (38.1 percent).

Rookie Isaac Okoro leads the way for the Cavs with seven points on 2-for-5 shooting.

7:52 p.m. - After a slow start, the Raptors are rolling and on an 18-2 run.

Toronto leads 20-12 with 4:34 remaining in the first.

Led by six points from OG Anunoby, the Raptors are shooting 9-for-14 (64.3 percent) from the field, while Kyle Lowry has already dished out five assists.

Cleveland, on the other hand, is shooting 5-for-14 (35.7 percent) from the field.

Pregame

7:10 p.m. - The Cavaliers are going with a starting unit of Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Kevin Love and Jarrett Allen.

7:00 p.m. - Toronto's starting five: Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Khem Birch.

5:30 p.m. - The injury report is in and it's … pretty lengthy.

The Raptors will be without Chris Boucher, Jalen Harris, Gary Trent and Paul Watson Jr. while the Cavs will be without Matthew Dellavedova, Isaiah Hartenstein, Larry Nance Jr., Taurean Prince, Collin Sexton, Lamar Stevens and Dylan Windler.

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