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Jones helps Raptors remain perfect in preseason

Oct 23, 2006 - 1:03 AM TORONTO (Ticker) -- Fred Jones kept the Toronto Raptors rolling along.

Jones recorded 22 points and three blocks off the bench as the Raptors remained undefeated in the preseason with a 91-90 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

A 6-2 guard with good leaping ability, Jones shot 7-of-14 from the floor, including 2-of-2 on 3-pointers, for Toronto (6-0), which played without Chris Bosh and No. 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani. Jones signed as a free agent this offseason after spending his first four campaigns with Indiana.

Kris Humphries' offensive rebound and follow shot gave the Raptors the lead for good, 91-89, with 42 seconds remaining. Cleveland's Sasha Pavlovic split a pair of free throws 12 seconds later, but the Cavaliers never got another possession thereafter.

Humphries and Morris Peterson scored 16 points apiece for Toronto, which shot 38 percent (30-of-78) and forced 19 turnovers.

Superstar LeBron James had 21 points and two steals and Larry Hughes chipped in 14 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Cleveland, which shot 40 precent (35-of-86) and led by as many as 13 points.






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