The Raptors defeated Cleveland by a final score of 104-96 in their 11-12 regular season debut.
"Everybody who stepped on the floor contributed in some way or another," said new coach Dwane Casey. "I liked what I saw tonight, but this is a process. The good thing is we've got 65 more games to find out how far we can go."
Toronto assisted on 35 of its 42 field goals.
"I always say, 'Trust the pass,' and my guys did," Casey said. "They trusted each other, and found the open man."
Casey believes their ball distribution is what will separate this year's team from last year.
“That’s the difference from this year and last year, I thought,” Casey said. “No disrespect to last year but this is not a democracy offensively; we want to make sure we get the ball where we want it to go.
“It’s not a “my turn” game, it’s not a rec league game,” the coach added. “We want to make sure our offensive players who are our closers get the basketball and I thought Jose (Calderon) did an excellent job of doing that, getting the ball to DeMar and also Andrea at the right time in the right place.”