Dwyane Wade Wants 'Nothing to Do' With LeBron James' Free Agency

Goran Dragic Dwyane Wade

For the Toronto Raptors (39-16), they're coming off of an 123-103 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

The Toronto Raptors' dominance in the Eastern Conference continued on Tuesday night as they secured a 115-111 win over the Miami Heat.

"It was bad. It was a awful win", said DeRozan. "It was a awful win". He was playing in Toronto. "I don't think I need it. We've got to have attention to detail, closing out games and not getting hit over the head with a bat at 12:00 at night".

Who says you can't go home?

And we all know he's going to do whatever he can to help the Heat.

Miami fell a half-game behind idle Philadelphia for seventh in the East.

"It sucks for me that the All-Star break is coming now, trying to get to the rhythm of the team and trying to get into the shape of the game", Wade said. "We stopped executing, stopped moving, stopped cutting, stopped being strong with the ball".

Wade had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, and Hassan Whiteside collected 10 points and 10 boards.

"Closing out games has been an issue for us", Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. When we are on the same page and don't allow guys to score over 100, then it's a different ballgame for every team. DeMar DeRozan led the way for Toronto with 25 points, eight assists and two rebounds, C.J. But the Heat made things hard, rallying from a 17-point deficit and coming within two points at 114-112 with 6.6 seconds remaining. It was also the first time in franchise history that the Raptors had won five consecutive games by a margin of 15 or more points.

With Miles converting from 27 feet just before the end of the opening period, the Raptors took a 28-24 lead into the second quarter. "We got a lot more basketball to play".

The Heat will be without the services of Kelly Olynyk (shoulder), Dion Waiters (ankle), and Rodney McGruder (leg).

Raptors starting forward OG Anunoby is listed as questionable with a sprained right ankle.

Three of Toronto's five missed free throws came in the final 41 seconds. DeRozan made only the second foul shot to give Toronto a 113-109 lead.

Miami is one of four teams to win in Toronto this season, beating the Raptors 90-89 on January 9 when Ellington scored a last-second layup. With the game tied 77-77, the Raptors went on 21-4 run and ended the frame with a 98-81 lead. Following Wednesday night's game, the Heat will not take the court again until after the NBA All-Star break on February 23. Miami lost at Philadelphia on February 2.

It was an infrequently-seen off night for Toronto's second unit.

Related:

Comments


Other news