Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Serge Ibaka, Marquese Chriss ejected after ugly fight

Serge Ibaka, Marquese Chriss ejected after ugly fight

There was one second left in the third quarter of what became a 126-101 blowout victory for Cleveland when the Raptors tried a full-court heave from under their own basket.

Leonard, averaging 27 points this season, hasn't appeared in more than two consecutive games since playing in five straight from January 25 through February 5. Love also was a force on the defensive end, drawing four offensive fouls.

Cleveland shot 18-of-41 from three-point range, and the Cavs had eight players that had a plus-minus of plus-10 or better, according to ESPN.

Raptors forward Serge Ibaka and Cavaliers forward Marquese Chriss got intro to a skirmish during the third quarter of the contest. The last time he threw punches, Robin Lopez was on the receiving end and the duo were handed out just a one-game suspension. Chriss appeared to say something as Ibaka got up.

None of the punches landed. The lead grew to 108-88 on Osman's layup and free throw. However, Cleveland brought the intensity from the opening tip off, looking to take advantage of a Raptors team on the second night of a back-to-back, and the Raptors never fully found their energy.

Bayern Munich goes top
Despite some dogged Stuttgart defending, Dortmund took the lead at Signal Iduna Park when Reus netted a penalty on 62 minutes. Bayern is on 57 points, ahead on goal difference from Dortmund , which won 3-1 against struggler VfB Stuttgart.

The Cavaliers outscored Toronto in every quarter, and made timely play after timely play.

Led by Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors are confident of going all the way in the east and then maybe even uprooting the Warriors when it comes to the National Basketball Association finals (if the Warriors make it this time).

Kyle Lowry scored 14 points for the Raptors. Granted, as some alluded to postgame, the Raptors were in the second game of a back-to-back, but a 25-point W for the Cavs?

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