Miami Beats Toronto At Home
The Miami Heat moved within one game of the Chicago Bulls for the best record in the Eastern Conference with their 95-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors Sunday afternoon.
Heat small forward Lebron James led the team with 30 points and 9 rebounds, and Heat guard Dwayne Wade had 25 points on 8-14 shooting from the field.
Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan had 25 points in the loss including 16 in the first half. Point guard Jared Bayless added 17 points, going 4-8 from the three-point line.
“Our energy was good,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told the media after the game. “Even throughout the game, I didn’t have a problem with the energy; it was more of a real concentration and a discipline toward the end of the (shot) clock. And that’s something we’ll have to continue to get better at.”
That energy was on display during the third quarter, when the Heat went on a 18-3 run to take the lead from 55-54 to 73-57. The Raptors never got it down any further than 3 points, and back-to-back plays from Lebron James with two minutes to go in the fourth quarter secured the win for the Heat.
Miami has now won two in a row and looks to keep that streak going when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night. Toronto continues their season Monday night on the road versus the Washington Wizards.
- LeBron James and Dwayne Wade are playing great together (sportsrageous.com)