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Can the Cavaliers pull themselves out of their latest mid-season slump?

TORONTO — No Kyle Lowry and no Serge Ibaka, and the Toronto Raptors still bludgeoned the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were listless and hadn’t played since Minnesota crushed them on Monday. It was a statement victory — 133-99 — for the Raptors and another bad loss for the Cavaliers. "We are in a funk," Cavs star LeBron James said of a 3-7 record since Dec. 19. "Once again, we are back to the beginning of the season. We just have to find our way to get out of it. It’s going to start with us and everybody just getting back to what we were doing when we were playing good ball. It’s so fragile." James has used that word to describe his teams in the past. But what does it mean in January amid eight road contests in 10 games? Since Jam ...