LeBron Scores 27, Cavs Rip Raptors 105-93
Nov. 08, 2005
TORONTO (AP) _ LeBron James had 27 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the winless Toronto Raptors 105-93 on Monday night.
Larry Hughes added 16 points for the Cavaliers, who salvaged the last game of their three-game road trip.
Chris Bosh had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who are 0-4 for the first time in franchise history.
Cleveland outrebounded Toronto 47-30. The Raptors have been outrebounded 104-65 in their last two games.
Loren Woods, Toronto's starting center, didn't score and had four rebounds. Rafael Araujo, the eighth overall pick in the draft two years ago, had two points and one rebound.
The Cavaliers had six players reach double figures in scoring and never trailed after the first quarter.
Donyell Marshall had 12 points and 11 rebounds against his former team. He had seven points during a 10-0 second-quarter run to give Cleveland an 11-point lead _ its biggest of the first half.
James rested on the bench as Cleveland opened up a 14-point margin on Damon Jones' 3-pointer with 8:16 left.
After winning their home opener on Wednesday, the Cavaliers dropped the first two games of the road trip. Cleveland was routed by San Antonio on Friday, then defeated by Memphis on Saturday.
Notes: James scored a career high and franchise record 56 points in a loss at Toronto on March 20. ``It was very special. It was an unbelievable night for myself. Even though we took a loss it was unbelievable,'' James said. ... Asked who the better 3-point shooter on the team _ Marshall or himself _ James said with a smile: ``Me. Just look at the stats. It's self explanatory.'' ... The Raptors have yet to score more than 100 points this season.