The Toronto Raptors silenced some of their critics Saturday night, handing the Cleveland Cavaliers their first loss of the post-season in Toronto.
DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points and Bismack Biyombo set a franchise record with 26 rebounds to lead Toronto to a 99-84 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
The victory cut the Cavs’ series lead to 2-1, and marked Toronto’s first ever win in the conference finals.
Cory Joseph had 14 points, while DeMarre Carroll and Patrick Patterson finished with 10 apiece.
LeBron James scored 24 points to top the Cavs, who went 10-0 to open the post-season, two shy of San Antonio’s NBA record set in 1999.
The Raptors are considered big underdogs against a Cavs team that made quick work of Detroit and Atlanta in their previous two series. Toronto lost its two opening games in Cleveland by a combined 50 points, and had been all but written off.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 22, 2016