Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights12
The Miami Heat are officially unstoppable.
The Heat overcame a slow third quarter, to throttle the Toronto Raptors, 108-91.
After tying the game up at 77, the Heat ended the game on a 31-11 run as they won their 22nd-straight game—matching the 2007-08 Houston Rockets 22-game streak.
The next record on the Heat's radar is the 33-game mark set by the 1971-72 L.A. Lakers.
The Raptors were terribly inconsistent, aside from their impressive production on the glass—out-rebounding the Heat 47 to 26.
It wasn't easy for the Heat, but LeBron led the way with 22 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, and Ray Allen added an impressive 20 points coming off the bench.
Amir Johnson had quite a game with 18 points and 18 rebounds, but it wasn't enough.
Next on the Heat's radar is a matchup with the Boston Celtics in Beantown on Monday night.
Miami is 11.5 games ahead of Indiana, projected to finish roughly 14 wins above them. Let's just combine conferences.— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 17, 2013
Terrence Ross does what he does best ... Drop massive dunks on fast breaks, with the game out of hand.
Heat 105, Raptors 87—1:43 remaining in the 4th quarter
The Raptors have just 10 points in the 4th quarter ... That right there folks is the definition of awful. Absolutely awful.
Heat 105, Raptors 85—2:20 remaining in the 4th quarter
Miami went on a 15-2 run once the closing lineup (w/ Ray Allen and Shane Battier) checked into the game. Game over.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) March 17, 2013
So the Raptors tied the game up at 77, and the Heat have since gone on a 29-4 run. #22Straight
Heat 105, Raptors 81—4:02 remaining in the 4th quarter
Do you think LeBron and Wade stay together at the other end of free throws when games are out of hands, solely for the purpose of these kinds of photos?
Heat 102, Raptors 81—5:05 remaining in the 4th quarter
The Raptors have as many offensive rebounds as the Heat have total rebounds (21 and 21)
Rebounds: Heat 21, Raptors 46. Points: Heat 97, Raptors 81.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) March 17, 2013
The Raptors might want to guard Ray Allen out on the perimeter. He's got three triples in the 4th quarter, and 17 on the afternoon.
If Gay doesn't come in and put up some buckets quickly, the Heat will have their 22nd-straight win in the bag.
Heat 97, Raptors 81—6:07 remaining in the 4th quarter
The Raptors desperately need to get Rudy Gay back in the game.
Heat are on a crazy 17-2 run, with Terrence Ross heading to the line to try and get the Raptors some points on the board.
Heat 94, Raptors 81—6:23 remaining in the 4th quarter
12-0 run for the Heat, thanks to loads of scoring from Mr. 4th quarter, Dwyane Wade—he's got 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting.
Heat 91, Raptors 79—7:02 remaining in the 4th quarter
Chris Andersen with the slam on the pick-and-roll. That's his third dunk off the perimeter pick-and-roll. It's becoming more and more clear why the Heat chose Andersen to be their big signing.
Heat 87, Raptors 77—8:04 remaining in the 4th quarter
If you didn't see that feed from Cole to Wade you missed something special.— Kelly Scaletta (@KellyScaletta) March 17, 2013
The Heat go on a silky smooth 7-0 run, capped off with 5 points by Ray Allen and a half-court Norris Cole to Dwyane Wade alley oop.
Heat 84, Raptors 77—9:40 remaining in the 4th quarter
Big bucket by Jesus Shuttlesworth in the paint. Now they just need to grab rebounds, which I know isn't really their thing right now.
Heat 79, Raptors 77—10:16 remaining in the 4th quarter
Erik Spoelstra is going to need to bring LeBron James and Chris Bosh back into this one earlier than he usually does if he wants to keep the 22-game streak alive.
Heat 77, Raptors 77—11:08 remaining in the 4th quarter
Big, big, big third quarter for the Toronto Raptors. We're in for a great fourth quarter.
Heat 77, Raptors 75—11:23 remaining in the 4th quarter
Heat up three. Canes up three. Stay calm Miami.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) March 17, 2013
End of Q3: Heat 76 PT, 30-53 FG, 5-15 3PT, 23 REB, 22 AST, 11 TO / Raptors 73 PT, 34-73 FG, 2-15 3PT, 45 REB, 13 AST, 14 TO— Miami Heat Stats (@HeatFever) March 17, 2013
The Raptors don't want to be the Heat's 22nd-straight victim,as they pull within three points as the 3rd quarter comes to an end.
Heat get outscored 30 to 21, after they cool off quite a bit from the field. Expect Dwyane Wade to put an end to DeMar DeRozan's 10 second-half points when he gets back into the game.
Heat 76, Raptors 73—end of the 3rd quarter
LeBron James with a line-drive bank shot. Gives him his 22nd point of the afternoon.
Rudy Gay putting on yet again another ridiculous performance with 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting.
Heat 76, Raptors 69—1:32 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Miami is shooting 62.2 percent from the field as a team ... They've got 21 assists on 28 field goals—that's an impressive 75 percent.
Kyle Lowry's just played the role of the Grinch that Stole Christmas by robbing fans of that LeBron breakaway dunk.
Heat 74, Raptors 61—4:33 remaining in the 3rd quarter
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