Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss Ejected After Fighting During Game

Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss Ejected After Fighting During Game

Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss Ejected After Fighting During Game

Love agreed with a suggestion (via cleveland.com) that Cleveland's dominance over Toronto in recent playoff series might have been a factor, with Ibaka possibly releasing some pent-up frustration.

The Cavaliers led 91-77 with one second to go before the buzzer in the National Basketball Association clash. Toronto fell behind by 10 points and committed 11 turnovers leading to 13 points for the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers star Chriss walked away thinking his defensive job was complete, only for a furious Ibaka to walk up and grab him by the throat from behind. It's hard to watch the Raptors struggle like this with a team they should beat easily, but ultimately meaningless because this game shouldn't be taken as an indication of anything more than the team's awareness of how little the game meant.

Players and coaches stepped in when Ibaka and Chriss squared off, but no one seemed to get a good view of the incident.

Brandon Knight was rock-solid in 23 minutes of work - rounding out the Cavalier starters in double-figures with 12 points, adding five assists and a game-high three steals.

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With Tristan Thompson (foot) and Larry Nance Jr. The Cavaliers build the lead to 27 points late in the game. G Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) missed his second straight game. 'We certainly don't want that in the game. "That's pretty much the way the game played out".

"I didn't see much of it, to be honest", Nurse said.

The Cleveland Cavaliers (17-50) avoided a season sweep at the hands of the Toronto Raptors (48-20) with a dominant 126-101 win Monday night.

This could be blamed on it being the second end of a back-to-back or the fact that the Raptors just didn't have it Monday night, but it's an issue that should be remedied when the Lakers come to Toronto Thursday night.

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