Cavaliers

James leads Cavs past Raptors

The Cavaliers conceded 79 points in the first half but James led the comeback with 35 points, 17 assists and zero turnovers midweek.

In doing so, James became the first player with at least 35 points, 15 assists and no turnovers in a game since turnovers were first tracked in 1977-78.

Kevin Love, playing in just his second game back from injury, scored 23 points with 12 rebounds in 30 minutes. More importantly, he and James have displayed excellent camaraderie since his return.

Cavs set Thomas return date

Reports had suggested Thomas could feature against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, but he will instead come off the bench under a strict minutes restriction in Portland.

Thomas - who was traded to the Cavs from the Celtics in August - has missed the first 36 games of the season rehabbing a hip injury suffered in the post-season.

Coach Tyronn Lue is relishing having his new star available, and believes it will significantly strengthen the Cavs.