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NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Miami



(Sunday, January 5th)

Final Score: Miami 102, Toronto 97

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James netted 30 points and put the game away at the foul line as the Miami Heat edged the surging Toronto Raptors, 102-97, from American Airlines Arena.

James' midrange jumper gave Miami a 92-86 lead with 4:47 to play, but Toronto kept it close with an Amir Johnson three-point play and Jonas Valanciunas layup.

It was 96-95 after DeMar DeRozan's driving dunk with a minute left. James came up flat with a long jumper on the next Heat possession and Johnson had a chance to put Toronto in front, but his short hook shot with 24.9 ticks remaining rimmed off.

Dwyane Wade and James each made a pair at the line around a quick Valanciunas layup, giving Toronto one last chance to knot the contest. Kyle Lowry dribbled on the right wing and created space with a stepback, but missed a 3-pointer over Norris Cole. James grabbed the rebound and hit two more free throws to seal it.

Michael Beasley scored 17 points off the bench for the Heat, winners in four of five, while Wade added 14 and nine rebounds as he played in the second tilt of a back-to-back for the first time since Nov. 16.

The loss snapped Toronto's season-long five-game winning streak.

DeRozan had 26 and seven assists for the Raptors. Lowry went for 14 with nine helpers while Valanciunas and Johnson totaled 17 points apiece.

Miami led 52-51 after an up-and-down first half that featured seven ties and 10 lead changes.

Lowry canned a pair of 3-pointers during an 18-7 Toronto charge early in the third. Miami came storming back to tie it, but Lowry's turnaround jumper at the horn made it 84-79 heading into the final frame.

"The first half, there were some stretches we weren't playing hard enough defensively. They were able to shake free for some open ones," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "In the third quarter, we were playing much more competitive and they were making them, which was tough. But I like that we stayed with it mentally."

Roger Mason, Jr. hit a corner 3 and Chris Andersen converted an alley-oop from Wade to tie it at 84 apiece early in the low-scoring fourth. Toronto mustered just 13 points in the period, and neither team led by more than six the rest of the way.

"They turned up the pressure. They made us put it on the floor. They put us on the free-throw line but we didn't convert. We've got to make free throws against a team like this," said Raptors coach Dwane Casey.

Game Notes

Mario Chalmers did not play in the second half with tendonitis in his right Achilles ... Miami outrebounded Toronto 42-34 ... Chris Bosh scored just eight points, matching a season-low with two field goals ... The Heat made 23-of-27 foul shots, while Toronto hit just 12-of-21.

01/05 23:17:46 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
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Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
Final
DET 5
ANA 2
 
9th
BOS 4
BAL 2
 
7th
KAN 5
MIN 4
 
6th
CHC 3
CIN 0
 
2nd
OAK 0
HOU 0
 
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MIL
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ATL
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NYY
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TOR 87
BRK 94
2nd
LAC 31
GSW 34
 
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ATL
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OKC
MEM
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STL 2
CHI 0
 
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MIN
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