The Cleveland Cavaliers’ second post-LeBron James era began as one might expect: With a loss. Thanks to a 116-104 defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors, the Cavs will begin their 2018-19 season with an 0-1 record, falling to the team that may have replaced them as the favorite in the Eastern Conferenc
Kevin Love scored a team-high 21 points for Cleveland, but struggled shooting 5-fo-18 from the field. Cedi Osman added 17 for the Cavs, with rookie Collin Sexton scoring 9 points in his NBA debut.
Raptors All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry scored a game-high 27 points, with newly acquired Kawhi Leonard adding 24. What follows is a running recap and diary of the game, complete with highlights and analysis.
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