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Reeling Heat fall as Raptors snap skid


Reeling Heat fall as Raptors snap skid

Wade scored 12 points in the first, making an acrobatic layup and a reverse slam dunk, but Bosh had nine points and the Raptors led 26-24.

Toronto rookie DeMar DeRozan had the basket of the quarter, rising over Jones to throw down an alley-oop pass from Calderon, then finishing the three-point play at the foul line.

Bargnani had nine and Bosh had eight in Toronto's big second, with Turkoglu adding a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that gave the Raptors their biggest first half of the season and a 69-49 edge at intermission.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called the second quarter "horrendous."

"To just let out the floodgates and allow them 69 points in the first half, that is not our game," Spoelstra said. "We have to take notice and take it to heart. ... We've worked too hard and fought too hard for this identity to just surrender it this quickly."

Wade said Toronto's offense ranks among the league's best.

"They're like the Phoenixes, the Orlando Magics, the teams like that, those high-powered offensive teams that are very tough to defend," Wade said.

The Heat chipped away in the third, cutting it to 87-79 on back-to-back baskets by Beasley, then making it 89-83 on a jumper by Wade. Shavlik Randolph missed a shot as the quarter ended.

Miami played without Quentin Richardson, who left Wednesday's game with a sore back. Jones started in place of Udonis Haslem, who missed his second straight with a sore left shoulder.

"They both wanted to (play)," Spoelstra said before the game. "In fact, Udonis went through the walkthrough today but he's not 100 percent. There's still pain in his shoulder when it's up."

Both could return in Miami's next game, Sunday against New Orleans.

NOTES: Toronto's Antoine Wright (left ankle) sat for the third time in four games. ... Raptors F Reggie Evans (sprained left foot) has not played since the preseason and remains sidelined indefinitely. ... Jack scored 12 of his 17 in the fourth. ... The Raptors made a season-high 20 turnovers. ... Toronto's bench outscored Miami's 36-10.


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Added: November 21, 2009

 

 
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