AP - Australian-born Kyrie Irving hit a three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to lift Cleveland to a 99-98 victory over Toronto, as the Cavaliers made it three consecutive NBA wins.
Irving, who will become the first Australian-born player to feature in a NBA All Stars game next month, added to his credentials by calmly draining a pull-up jumper from the top of the arc to give him 32 points on the night.
Toronto had five players score in double figures. Amir Johnson had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Alan Anderson scored 17 and Ed Davis finished with 16.
The Raptors had won seven of their previous nine meetings with the Cavaliers.
The 20-year-old Irving, who was born in Melbourne, was involved in a tug of war for his international services last year, with the Boomers eager to pick him to spearhead their London Olympics campaign and build around him for the future.
But the former No.1 draft pick chose to align himself with Team USA.
In Washington, the Wizards downed the Chicago Bulls 86-73 while home side Philadelphia cruised to a 97-80 win over the New York Knicks.