By Rigas Dardalis/ email@example.com
Nobody likes to lose games, but there are sometimes a few exceptions. That was the case in Cleveland and Toronto with Siena and Real Madrid respectively giving the two NBA teams a real fight.
Toronto beat Real 102-95 with Chicago Bulls draft pick Nicola Mirotic (photo) having 17 points and 12 rebounds for the losing team. The Spanish team at the beginning of the last quarter was trailing just by a point (80-79), but the Raptors answered with a 12-2 run (92-81) and prevailed.
At Cleveland the scenery was almost the same. The score was tied 72-72 seven minutes before the end of the game and the Cavs got the win against Siena by six points (91-85). Bobby Brown with 22 points and Matt Janning with 21 were the best players of the Italian champions who were leading 36-33 at the half.