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10/29/2010

Raps-Cavs: Battle of the Betrayed

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer

Ironically my first game in the post-CB4 era was against the post-"The Decision" Cavaliers.

The game, a 101-81 victory for the good guys, brought a little hope and a free slice of pizza to the Raptor fans.

A far as covering it, there will be a little learning curve, it will be hard to figure out where to set up. With Chris Bosh on the floor we got used to where he would be on the floor most of the time and how the team got him the ball. In one game so far it was a challenge with different players getting the ball and the baseline referee moving a lot more because of it. I had a lot of referee butt shots!

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The post-Chris Bosh era begins with a you fan wearing a Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan's number 10.

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A year ago the game would have featured two all-stars, Friday night the stands showed more than a few empty seats.

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Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan blocks Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ramon Sessions as the Chris Bosh-less Toronto Raptors beat the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers 101-81 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

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Toronto Raptors power forward Reggie Evans' hustle after a loose ball nearly takes him over the scorer's table.

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  Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson pulls down a rebound.

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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ramon Sessions (3) and Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon (8) fight for the ball.

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Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Antawn Jamison (4) guards Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani.

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Toronto Raptors Jarrett Jack is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers Antawn Jamison.

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Toronto Raptors centre David Andersen brings in a rebound in front of Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Leon Powe.

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Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan makes a cute pass in front of Cleveland Cavaliers Jamario Moon.

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Toronto Raptors small forward Linas Kleiza scored 19 points in 27 minutes.

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Linas Kleiza celebrates two of his 19 points.

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Toronto defenders Amir Johnson (15) and Jarrett Jack (1) force Cleveland Cavaliers guard Manny Harris to pass.

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Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon directs traffic in the second half.

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 Toronto Raptors shooting guard Sonny Weems looks up the floor in the second half.

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Jay Triano applauds the defence in the second half.

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 Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon ends up in the fans feet after chasing a ball.

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Toronto Raptors shooting guard Sonny Weems gets a hug from Jarrett Jack late in the fourth quarter.

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It might have played a role in "The Decision",  former Raptors on the right side of the bench Anthony Parker, Joey Graham and Jamario Moon model the Cavaliers bright warm-ups.

 

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First of all raptors fans cb4 didn't betrayed y'all like vince carter did so get over it

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