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Cleveland has won just two of its last eight games, and a youth movement is needed along with more defense for both inside and on the wing.

First, the four-time MVP stepped out of bounds with 1.7 seconds to go, a play that was confirmed on replay review. After Victor Oladipo's jumper gave IN an early 6-4 lead, the Cavaliers reeled off 22 unanswered points.

The Cavaliers have also played nine of their past 11 games on the road, losing seven with four of them by more than 10 points.

"Great team win", Oladipo said. "The referees made a call, they reviewed it and the call stands". In late December, after a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Ibaka was involved in some sort of altercation with a team staff member that caused the Raptors to suspend him for one game. "We need his three-point shooting more so than his boxing skills". The Raptors were missing two of their best players, and were facing a well rested Cavaliers team, who figured to be motivated, following a blow-out loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

play1:24Stephenson gets in LeBron's face. IN shut out the Cavs over the final 3:57 and twice stopped James when he could have given the Cavs the lead. "I just felt like I was a little off rhythm-wise".

When pressed on it, he replied: "I don't know". "So they caught me on the retaliation, so - but he played well tonight".

Sitting out the fourth quarter, James led the Cavs with 26 points, going 9-of-16 from the field, with three rebounds and an assist. Cleveland played well after that but IN got kept it with an arm's length. Friday's funk was better than it has been lately, however. Cleveland ranks 16th in second chance points allowed per game (12.7).

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play1:26Cavs score 20 unanswered points. They improved to 3-0 on the season against Cleveland.

Curry also missed 11 games in December with a similar injury and was averaging 35.2 points per game in five games since returning.

IN outscored Cleveland 32-16 in the third quarter to erase a 14-point halftime deficit and take a 76-74 lead after three quarters. Which is what Lue was trying to address when he made his cryptic "agenda" comment after the Toronto game.

And we can't mention Stephenson and James without throwing it back to Game 5 of the 2014 Eastern Conference finals when Stephenson blew in James' ear. It's got to start with us, everybody getting back to what we were doing.

Then Lue and the Cavaliers went out and were anything but. "We just played with incredible speed and energy". "We were playing good ball". When guys are struggling, we have to get guys easy shots or open shots and continue to encourage those guys.

"I've already went further than I thought I'd go so everything else at this point is extra credit". Talk about a welcome home gift. Once again we're back to the beginning of the season, and we've just got to find a way to get out of it.

He's right. Another night. A chase-down block or two sure couldn't hurt the Cavs right now.

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