|Date of game: 11/2/2014
Recap: Miami vs. Toronto
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Dwyane Wade scored 19 points with 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat continued their dominance over the Toronto Raptors with a 107-102 win on Sunday.
Chris Bosh tallied 21 points with 11 rebounds and four assists for the Heat, who have opened the season with three straight wins for just the fifth time in franchise history.
"It was a good win, particularly having to go through the emotions of playing a very good team," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said.
Luol Deng and Shawne Williams netted 18 and 16 points, respectively, in the victory.
Toronto, which had its two-game winning streak snapped, may have wanted a different opponent to keep its unbeaten start to the season going.
The Raptors have now lost 16 straight to the Heat, including 10 in a row in South Beach.
DeMar DeRozan paced the visitors with 30 points, while Kyle Lowry finished with 22 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 14.
"They played well," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said of the Heat. "I'm not taking anything away from Miami, but we gotta make them miss, we gotta make them feel us."
Wade made all four of his shot attempts in the first quarter, and he spearheaded a 14-2 spurt that helped the Heat to a 22-12 lead just past the midway point of the frame.
Toronto, which went 10-of-15 from the line over the first 12 minutes, trimmed the deficit to 31-26 heading into the second thanks in large part because of DeRozan's 13 points.
Valanciunas converted a three-point play which cut Miami's lead to four with under three minutes until half, then Deng slammed home a feed from Wade before Bosh netted his own three-point play to extend the margin to 56-47.
Miami shot a blistering 23-for-39 from the floor in the first half to grab a 64-54 lead at the break.
The Heat maintained a comfortable edge in the third because of their hot shooting. That wasn't more evident then when Wade pulled up and banked in a contested 3-pointer for an 83-67 lead at 4:53 of the quarter.
The Raptors turned the double-digit deficit into a six-point game with over seven minutes to play in the game. But Wade hauled in two offensive rebounds in the same possession and Mario Chalmers rewarded him with a pair of free throws to make it 96-88 at 6:33.
Greivis Vasquez answered at the other end with a jumper, then Williams tipped in Chalmers' miss as Miami continued to assert itself on the boards.
The margin remained six with under a minute to play when Wade got James Johnson to jump on a pump fake, drawing a foul shooting a deep two-point attempt. Wade split the pair of free throws and the Heat made enough shots from the line down the stretch to secure the win.Game Notes
Miami outrebounded the Raptors, 43-28 ... Bosh has dished out four assists in
each of the Heat's first three games. He reached that mark just three times
all of last season ... Miami shot 35-of-70 from the field ... The Heat scored
22 points off 17 Toronto turnovers ... Chalmers scored 12 points in the win
... Heat center Chris Andersen missed the game with a rib injury.