Raptors guard Jose Calderon loses control of the ball in front of Cavaliers centre Tyler Zeller during Saturday's game in Toronto. (REUTERS)
TORONTO - Professional sports can be a cruel playpen.
Almost exactly 48 hours after having celebrated the unbelievable feeling a buzzer-beating victory can bring to a team, the Raptors found themselves on the other end of the stick.
A Kyrie Irving three-pointer from 28 feet was the dagger that turned another potentially momentum building victory into a crushing defeat as the Cleveland Cavaliers walked out of Toronto with a 99-98 win.