DeMar DeRozan knows Cavaliers will want to avenge Raptors rout

"I think in the first we weren't settled down ... but once we started getting a little bit of flow, we started getting more comfortable". The moment was posted on Twitter by the National Basketball Association on TNT.

At 26-15, the Cavs are 6.5 games behind the Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Seeing the way the Pacers rally from nearly every hole they dig for themselves this season gives the fans hope.

Adding to the urgency of the situation is a Martin Luther King Day game against the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Will the Toronto Raptors pull off the upset on their home court tonight when they play the Golden State Warriors at 7:30PM ET? Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry has been out with a tailbone injury and is listed as day-to-day after taking a nasty fall during a game against the Nets that has caused him to miss two games.

The leading man for the Raptors is shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, who is as underrated and overlooked individually as his team is by mainstream fans and media.

While these averages have been on par with his production in recent years, the biggest improvement comes in his 3-point game.

Cleveland ranks third in three pointers attempted per game (32.8) while in ranks 25th (24.9).

Then, after Darren Collison made a free throw to give the Pacers a 97-95 lead, James' desperation shot at a three-pointer bounced high off the rim as the buzzer sounded.

The Raptors will reach the midway point of their schedule Saturday with their 41st game, and their 29 wins are the most they have had half way through a season in franchise history.

They started out in a huge funk, losing to teams that they shouldn't have lost to.

Whatever the reason, the Cavs were inconsistently consistent. The first two came by a combined 62 points and on Friday the Cavs were outscored 84-61 over the final three quarters on the second night of back-to-back road games.

There's no question that something needs to change with this team. DeRozan managed just 13 points on below 40-percent shooting, although he was able to set up teammates dishing 8 dimes without a turnover.

At Minnesota, the game was virtually over when the Timberwolves jumped out to a 20-4 lead on the Cavs. He finished with four points and registered a minus-20.

Even when there was only seconds left, Stephenson was still at it.

Davis poured in 36 points to go with nine rebounds, and Cousins collected 24 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists.

In a video posted by EuroHoops from Thursday night's game James, not Tyronn Lue, looks like the Cavaliers' head coach.

"That was probably one of the best passes I've ever seen", Thaddeus Young, who was guarding James on the final play, said after the game.

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