Recap - Heat Defeat Toronto 102-97
|Recap - Heat Defeat Toronto 102-97|
The Heat got a 30-point performance from LeBron James as Miami handed Toronto a 102-97 defeat on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Miami did not, however, defeat the Raptors against the spread, which closed at 6 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 199.5.
Michael Beasley had 17 points for Miami and Dwyane Wade chipped in with 14 points. LeBron James had 5 assists for the Heat, while Chris Bosh was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
The Raptors got a 26-point performance from DeMar DeRozan, who was supported by 17 points from Jonas Valanciunas. Kyle Lowry had 9 assists in a losing cause for Toronto, while Amir Johnson grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Miami were victorious, as the score was 52-51 at the break.
Miami won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-34.
Miami heads into a battle against the Pelicans. Toronto, meanwhile, will have their next action against Indiana.