The Canton Charge (20-13), presented by SecureData 365 and powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers fought through three hard quarters before being able to out-distance themselves from the Toronto Raptors 905 (13-21). The final score was 106-88 in front of a sellout crowd of which the first 2,000 received a Timofey Mozgov winter hat courtesy of KeyBank. The victory was the eighth in a row and a new franchise record with the team having won 15 of their last 17 games from January 1, 2016.
It was a special game for Quinn Cook who posted his first ever career triple-double as he posted 20 points with 11 rebounds and 13 assists in 37 minutes of playing time. Michael Stockton was good for a season high 19 points as he hit for 7-of-13 with five boards, five assists and two steals in 36 minutes of play. Nick Minnerath exploded off the bench for 16 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes on the court.
Juvonte Reddic hit for 13 points and eight rebounds as he put in 21 minutes of relief and Sir’ Dominic Pointer scored nine points with three blocked shots that brought the sell-out crowd to its feet. In all, the Canton bench outscored Toronto 46-20. As a team, the Charge forced 15 turnovers for 19 points and gave up the ball on their end only eight times.
The game started off with five lead changes and four ties before the Charge was able to break a 14-14 tie with an 8-0 run. They managed to stay ahead for the rest of the game and in the fourth quarter were able to lead by as much as 20 points as they went on to a 2-0 record for the season against the Raptors 905. Tow more games are set in Toronto for the two teams. Another franchise record that went to the wayside was the most attempted three point shot attempts (39) in one game which passes a mark set in the first season.
The Raptors’ Scott Suggs hit for 19 on 8-of14 shooting as he got 36 minutes of court time. Greg Smith earned a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds in 33 minutes of playing time. Axel Toupane added 15 points to the score as well as seven boards and five assists in 41 minutes of 905 time.
The following night the two teams met again in Toronto with the Canton Charge winning again (116-93) in a game that was a near carbon copy of the Saturday contest.
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The Canton Charge is part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.