Raptors level series against Cavs


The Toronto Raptors have levelled their NBA play-off series against the Cleveland Cavaliers thanks to a 105-99 win at the Air Canada Centre.

Kyle Lowry had a game-high 35 points and DeMar DeRozan also impressed with 32 as the Raptors squared the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

DeMarre Carroll was the only other Raptor to manage double-digits in points with his 11.

The Cavaliers hit the front in the fourth quarter, having trailed by 16 points at half-time.

LeBron James (29 points, nine rebounds and six assists) and Channing Frye (four-from-eight from three-point range for 12 points) led their comeback.

However, Lowry and DeRozan steadied the Raptors to level the series ahead of game five in Cleveland on Wednesday.

Kyrie Irving contributed 26 points for the Cavs, while Kevin Love was four-from-14 from the field in his 10-point haul.