Team effort gets Cavs a W

LeBron James wasn’t having the greatest night, by his standards, so he needed to get help from his supporting cast and that’s exactly what happened in Tuesday night’s 106-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors. For the first time in 24 games, LeBron was not the leading scorer for the Cavaliers as Flip Murray put down 24. Although LeBron finished with 12 rebounds and 8 assists, he struggled from the field, shooting 5 of 17.

“When he has an off night like that, he has to have confidence that we can pick him up,” said Murray, who has given the Cavs a spark since arriving in a Feb. 23 trade with Seattle. “That’s what we did.”

All five Cavalier starters finished in double figures and Eric Snow had a season-high 11 assists as the Cavs won their third straight.

These are the types of games we need to win. In the past, if LeBron didn’t have a great game the Cavaliers usually weren’t going to come out winners. It was great to see the rest of the team step up for a change and we are going to need a strong team effort every game, especially when it comes playoff time.

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