Scotiabank Arena will play host to a Friday night clash between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors.
The Cavaliers have lost 12 of their 15 road games this season and are one of the worst teams in the league. On Wednesday, Cleveland was outscored by 16 points during the second half of a 110-99 loss at Charlotte. The Cavaliers were outrebounded by a 56-41 margin and allowed the Hornets to shoot 51 percent from the field.
Jordan Clarkson led six Cleveland players in double figures with 20 points in 35 minutes off the bench. Larry Nance Jr. added 10 points and 15 rebounds in a losing effort for the Cavaliers.
The Toronto Raptors have won 24 of their first 33 games and currently own the best record in the NBA. Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors in scoring at 26.4 ppg in his first season with the team. On Wednesday, Toronto limited Indiana to just 11 points over the final 12 minutes of a 99-96 home victory. The Raptors forced 23 turnovers on the evening.
Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 28 points to go along with ten rebounds and six assists. Fred VanVleet nailed a go-ahead three pointer with 25 seconds remaining and finished with 11 points.