Cavaliers (5-20) vs. Raptors (6-19) - Game #26
DEC 18, 2012 3:08a ET
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
7 p.m. EST
FOX Sports Ohio HD ( Cavaliers Live pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Cleveland - WTAM-1100 AM (broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m.)
C – Jonas Valanciunas; PF – Ed Davis; SF – Mickael Pietrus; SG – DeMar DeRozen; PG – Jose Calderon. Coach: Dwane Casey.
C – Anderson Varejao; PF – Tristan Thompson; SF – Alonzo Gee; SG – Dion Waiters; PG – Kyrie Irving. Coach: Byron Scott.
Waiters (ankle) returned to practice Monday and will play after missing the previous eight games. … Waiters is averaging 15.2 ppg. The Cavs are 4-0 when he scores at least 16. … Scott didn’t indicate whether Waiters or C.J. Miles will start. Miles averaged 22.5 points starting in Waiters’ absence the past four games. The Cavs went 1-3 in that span. … The Raptors have won two straight, both coming without the injured Andrea Bargnani. … This is the teams’ first meeting this season -- and the first between Thompson and Valanciunas. Thompson was the No. 4 overall draft pick in 2011. Valanciunas went fifth (but played overseas last year). … Calderon, said to be on the trading block, has played well as the starter. … The Cavs lead the all-time series, 36-29.