via Wkyc:

On a night when the Cleveland Cavaliers needed a win to hold onto their slim lead over the Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference and Central Division standings, they had to go through the No. 1 team in the East in order to do so.

And that is exactly what the Cavaliers (48-30) did when they fought their way to the a 112-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors (55-22) in front of a capacity crowd at Quicken Loans Arena Tuesday night.

The Cavaliers’ second win over the Raptors in the last two weeks allowed them to maintain a half-game lead over the 76ers in the Eastern Conference and at least a one-game edge over the Pacers, who had a late-night matchup at the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night.

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