NBA ROUND UP: Cavaliers blow 22-point lead in third straight loss

Following the Cavaliers' 34-point defeat against the Raptors on Thursday, their second consecutive blowout loss and sixth failure in their last eight outings, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania reported Cleveland would be willing to move Thompson if the right deal presents itself.

DeMar DeRozan had only 13 points, but he was one of seven Raptors to score at least 12 points in the game and the team came down with a whopping 63 rebounds.

With Toronto playing defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors at the ACC on Saturday night, the team will welcome Ibaka back to the starting lineup.

Will the Toronto Raptors pull off the upset on their home court tonight when they play the Golden State Warriors at 7:30PM ET?

Despite the absence of starters Kyle Lowry (injury) and Serge Ibaka (suspension), the Raptors controlled the game from beginning to end.

The Toronto Raptors have quickly put their romp over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday behind them as they prepare to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. James posted 39 points in Cleveland's loss to the Bucks on December 19 and 14 assists in the Cavs' loss to the Kings on December 27.

IN outscored Cleveland 32-16 in the third quarter to erase a 14-point halftime deficit and take a 76-74 lead after three quarters. Durant had 11 rebounds while Draymond Green contributed 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Raptors, coming off a record-setting, 133-99 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, have found their groove as of late and are looking like serious contenders in the Eastern Conference.

They need to nip this in the bud before it snowballs even further. Thomas, in his fourth game back, logged a season-high 25 minutes and was a nauseating 2-of-15 from the floor; he had missed all 10 of his first-half attempts.

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And hope is a big thing for a fanbase and a team that was expected to struggle to win games this season. Cleveland's bench were also outclassed by Toronto's reserves 76-48.

Karl-Anthony Towns fell one assist shy of his second career triple-double, scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds as the Timberwolves dumped the Knicks 118-108.

"The guys did a great job, " said DeRozan, who scored 13 points with eight assists and three rebounds.

Nuggets 87, Grizzlies 78: Locked in a tight game early in the fourth quarter, Denver used a 12-2 run to break it open and went on to beat visiting Memphis.

And it's not surprising this recent downturn has coincided with the return of Isaiah Thomas, who is trying to get up to speed after spending the past several months rehabbing his injured right hip.

The Clippers, who lost DeAndre Jordan to a sprained left ankle in the second quarter, won their third straight over the Kings this season and their 11th in a row at Sacramento.

Normally the energy guy on the team and a tenacious rebounder, his performance levels dropped past year and he's been given a reduced role by head coach Tyronn Lue in this campaign as he lost his starting position. "You have to get out to their 3-point shooters".

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