Cleveland (WOIO) - Cavalier fans waited two extra months for their team to open the regular season. They're going to have to wait at least two more days for that first win.
With Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson making their NBA debuts, the Cavaliers put together a furious second-half rally, only to fall to the Toronto Raptors, 104-96 at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night.
Irving, who started at point guard, played 26 minutes and scored six points, dishing out seven assists as well. Ironically, it was the guard he replaced, Ramon Sessions, who did the most damage, coming off the bench to score 18 points in the loss.
Thompson added 14 points and five rebounds for the Cavaliers, who head to Detroit to take on the Pistons on Wednesday.