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Tuesday, November 5th (All times Eastern)

Miami Heat (2-2) at Toronto Raptors (2-1), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Heat will head north of the border in search of their first road win Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.

The Heat opened defense of its second straight title by disposing of Chicago at home, but dropped back-to-back road tilts in Philadelphia and Brooklyn. The Heat got on track with Sunday's 103-93 home victory over the winless Washington Wizards, as LeBron James scored 25 points and Chris Bosh added 24.

Dwyane Wade netted 20 points for the Heat, who shot 52.9 percent from the field and later had a 23-point lead later in the contest. Miami also avoided its first three-game losing streak since January, 2012 and handed out a season-high 32 assists.

Miami also had four players with at least five assists. Mario Chalmers had the most with eight and also scored six points.

"The intensity was better and the consistent ball movement was better than it's been," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Wade said the bevy of assists made it easy for everybody on the team.

"You can feel it, and it's special when it happens," Wade told NBA.com. "It just makes the game so much easier."

Miami is 32-4 in the regular season since the previous All-Star break and James has scored in double-figures the last 499 games. That run includes a 221-game stretch as a member of the Heat. Hall of Famer and NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had a streak of 508 consecutive games with 10-plus points. Michael Jordan tops the list at a ridiculous 866 games.

Following their trip to Canada, the Heat will return to south Florida for four straight games versus the Clippers, Celtics, Bucks and Mavericks.

Bosh is listed as questionable for personal reasons as Bosh and his wife welcomed the birth of a new baby daughter on Monday.

Toronto has won two of its first three games this season and recorded a 97-90 road triumph the last time out Saturday against Milwaukee.

The Raptors spoiled the Bucks' home opener and received 18 points from Rudy Gay, 17 out of DeMar DeRozan and 14 by Kyle Lowry, who's nursing an injured left ring finger tendon. Gay had a career-high 15 rebounds (13 defense) and led eight players with at least five boards.

"I'm just trying not to be one-dimensional," Gay said.

Toronto, which squandered a 12-point lead, had a 60-38 advantage on the glass and halted a 10-game losing streak to the Bucks. Milwaukee had won eight in a row as the host.

The Raptors started the month of November with three consecutive back-to-backs and will visit Charlotte and Indiana after hosting the Heat. Toronto and Miami will play four times this season. The last time Toronto played a reigning NBA champion four times was 2008-09 versus Boston.

Miami took all three meetings with Toronto last season and is riding an 11- game winning in this series. The Heat are 12-1 in the last 13 games against the Raptors, losers in five straight as the host to Miami.

11/05 12:20:58 ET

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Schedule

Saturday, April 19Full Scoreboard
Brooklyn «94Final | Box
Toronto87
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Brooklyn leads series, 1-0.
Golden State1084th Qtr 0:14 | Box
LA Clippers105ESPN, YES, TSN
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Atlanta 4/19 7:00 PM ET
Indiana ABC
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Memphis 4/19 9:30 PM ET
Oklahoma City ESPN, FSN-OK
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
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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
Local
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
Final
DET 5
ANA 2
Final
BOS 4
BAL 2
Final
KAN 5
MIN 4
Final
CHC 8
CIN 4
7th
OAK 1
HOU 3
 
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PIT
MIL
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
8:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
8:10pm Tonight
COL
PHI
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
Final
TOR 87
BRK 94
4th
LAC 105
GSW 108
 
7:00pm Tonight
IND
ATL
9:30pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
 
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR