Published: Tue, March 12, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Ibaka, Chriss ejected after exchanging haymakers

Ibaka, Chriss ejected after exchanging haymakers

No foul was called, but Chriss looked down at Ibaka and said something to him, which set the big man off as he charged Chriss, choking him into the stanchion.

Both players were ejected for throwing punches. "It happened so fast".

Kevin Love, with 16 points and 18 rebounds, recorded his ninth double-double in 14 games this season.

Leonard was 11 of 19 from the field, but the Raptors only led briefly in the first half. Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss were main players.

Cleveland opened up an 11-point lead early in the third period with Sexton and Zizic combining to score seven consecutive points.

Charlotte fell 131-114 against the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, which gave Toronto the playoff spot.

For the Raptors, Fred VanVleet (left thumb ligament) is out.

- From deep: The Raptors tied a franchise record in Sunday's victory, connecting on 21 three-pointers.

Even without LeBron James there to consistently break the hearts of the Raptors, the rivalry between Cleveland and Toronto appears to be alive and well. G Patrick McCaw made his first start with the team Sunday at Miami with Leonard sidelined, scoring 10 points in 26 minutes. Tristan Thompson (foot), Larry Nance Jr. While Lowry led the way with his six threes, Danny Green added five and Norman Powell had a trio of three-pointers off the bench, eight Raptors made at least one three-pointer in the game. G Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) missed his second straight game.

"I didn't see much of it, to be honest", Nurse said. We don't want to lose one of our guys for incidents like that.

This could be blamed on it being the second end of a back-to-back or the fact that the Raptors just didn't have it Monday night, but it's an issue that should be remedied when the Lakers come to Toronto Thursday night.

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