The Toronto Raptors held off the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-36) to claim a 115-109 victory. This win is the 9th straight win for Toronto. This 9 game win-streak matches the Milwaukee Bucks (41-6) for the longest active streak. The Raptors improve to 34-14 as they hold onto the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference.

This win solidifies the Raptors 3-0 sweep of the Cavaliers. Toronto has averaged a point differential of 15.34 against Cleveland this season.

Norman Powell: Clutch

The Cavaliers went on a 14-5 run with 5:18 left in the game as they attempted a comeback. It was Norman Powell who put the team on his back, going on a solo 8-2 run that put the game away. Powell finished with 16 points on the night while grabbing 5 rebounds.

Since his return from injury “Stormin’ Norman” has thoroughly impressed. His production of 18 points on 51.2%/45.6%/87.1% splits has been phenomenal and is extremely important to the Raptors’ success. His 1.5 steals per game help show his worth as not only an explosive scorer but a solid defender.

Kyle Lowry: All-Star

Kyle Lowry has been selected as an All-star for the 6th consecutive season. In 37 games Lowry averages 19.9 points and 7.3 assists while pushing the Raptors’ success. The veteran guard now has the most All-star selections in franchise history.

Lowry was effective against the Cavaliers young guards. In the contest he produced 23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists while also snatching 5 steals.

Up Next for the Raptors

The Raptors will travel to Detroit to take on the Pistons (17-32) on Friday January 31st at 7:00. A win would be their tenth straight while also claiming the season series against Detroit. A win would also guarantee Nick Nurse as the coach of Team Giannis for the All-Star game.