TORONTO -- The Cleveland Cavaliers lost J.R. Smith to a left knee injury early in the game, though LeBron James wouldnt allow his team to let up on the Toronto Raptors one bit.James scored a season-high 34 points as the Cavaliers broke a three-game losing streak with a 116-112 victory on Monday night.It was their third straight victory this season over the Raptors, the team they beat on their way to the championship in last years Eastern Conference finals.Next man up, he said. Its always been our mindset; obviously we hope the MRIs come back positive with J.R.s injury, so its next man up and guys have to be able to fulfill that.Smith injured his left knee in the first quarter after landing on a jump shot and hobbled to the dressing room in considerable pain. He did not return, and the Cavaliers said X-rays taken at the arena were negative and that the guard would return to Cleveland on Tuesday for further examination.Coach Tyronn Lue said he was not sure on what it is, with regards to the precise nature of Smiths knee injury.Kevin Love had 28 points and 14 rebounds for his team-leading 13th double-double of the season and his third straight against the Raptors. Kyrie Irving added 24 points, his career-high 10th straight game with at least 20. Canadian Tristan Thompson chipped in with a season high-equaling 14 rebounds.DeMar DeRozan had 31 points and Kyle Lowry added 24 for Toronto, which had its six-game winning streak snapped.For Irving, winning the season series, and gaining the tiebreaker, over Toronto is something to celebrate, particularly when it also ended the Cavs skid.We know we are going to get their best shot all the time, he said. We compete at a high level against one another, so its great to come here or them come to Cleveland. It always comes down to basically the last two or three minutes.Mondays game was no different. Cleveland seized control of the game in the third quarter with a 23-11 run, turning a one-point halftime edge into a 13-point lead on Loves sixth 3-pointer of the game with 3:35 to play in the quarter. The Cavs eventually took a 90-81 advantage into the fourth.A turnaround jump shot from DeRozan with 24 seconds remaining closed the gap to five, and he followed that up with a 3-pointer 10 seconds later that looked to put the result in doubt, but after review he was ruled out of bounds. Love then made a pair of free throws.They know how to win, DeRozan said. Throughout the whole game they understand when they have to turn it up on both ends, so with that you cant put yourself in a hole deeper than what you are already in, especially against this team. You know they are the champions.TIP-INSCavaliers: F Mike Dunleavy returned after missing the last two games with concussion-like symptoms. ... The Cavaliers received a scare just 1:29 into the game when James fell awkwardly after converting an alley-oop dunk. He remained on one knee and Cleveland responded by calling a timeout, but he was back on the court when the game resumed.Raptors: DeRozan tied Morris Peterson for the most appearances in Raptors history with his 542nd game in Toronto colors on Monday.PLAYOFF PREVIEW?Lue thinks the Cavaliers will have to see the Raptors again in the postseason if they want to successfully defend their title.To get to the (NBA) Finals weve got to beat each other, he said. Its always a tough game when we play these guys.GRITTED TEETHAfter being elbowed in the mouth by Love going for a rebound with 5:22 to play in the first quarter, Lowry headed to the dressing room to be examined by a dentist. He didnt lose any teeth and returned to the court after receiving a shot of Novocain, according to the team.PAYING TRIBUTEAs part of the third annual Giants of Africa night, an event conceived by Toronto president Masai Ujiri to honor the legacy of late South African president Nelson Mandela, the Raptors wore specially designed blue warm-up T-shirts with 1 and Mandela on the back. Mandelas grandson, Kweku Mandela, was in attendance for the game.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit New York on Wednesday aiming for an eighth straight win over the Knicks.Raptors: Looking to extend home winning streak over the Timberwolves to a 13th consecutive victory. Ping Bodie . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. Al Burton . Isner, ranked No. 14, won his eighth career singles title and took the title in New Zealand for the second time after his victory in 2010. The match was similar to Isners quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber which went to three sets, all tiebreaks and contained no breaks of serve. . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. Chase Vaughn .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. Charles Mann . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game.Merciless India stormed to a record-breaking, nine-wicket win over outclassed United Arab Emirates in the Asia Cup - sealing victory with an immense 59 balls remaining. The hosts - and favourites to claim this months ICC World Twenty20 title on home soil - had already guaranteed their place in Sundays final but refused to let up after restricting the visitors to 81-9 off their 20 overs.Shaiman Anwar (43) provided the only innings of note as just one of his team-mates - opener Rohan Mustafa (11) - made double figures, the seven extras conceded by India totalling more than the combined score of seven of UAEss batsmen.ddddddddddddRohit Sharma was the sole casualty of Indias chase - picking out Mohammad Naveed at third man off Qadeer Ahmed after striking seven fours and a six in his 28-ball 39.Yuvraj Singh struck an unbeaten 25 off 14 balls in his 50th T20I appearance with Shikhar Dhawan contributing a more measured 16no as India cruised home to register their largest victory in terms of balls remaining.Sky Sports is the only place you can watch all 35 games in 27 days of the 2016 ICC World T20, starting with Zimbabwe v UAE on Tuesday 8 March at 9am on Sky Sports 2 HD. 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