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Heat playoff hopes take a hit with OT loss in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) Another frustrating finish left the Miami Heat's playoff hopes hanging by a thread.

An untimely whistle by an official led to a disjointed final sequence in regulation, and the Heat wound up losing 117-109 in overtime to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Miami had the ball in the frontcourt with the score tied 103-103 and 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Official Eric Lewis blew the whistle and the Heat players started running into position, but Dion Waiters hadn't yet been given the ball for the inbounds pass.

Confused, the Heat ended up with a broken play at the buzzer. James Johnson missed a jump shot and Bam Adebayo grabbed the rebound and made a layup, but it came right after the buzzer and didn't count.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the explanation he received from the officials for the early whistle included ''nothing that was coherent or makes sense.''

''You blow the whistle when you hand the ball to somebody when they're out of bounds, not before,'' Spoelstra said. ''That got us moving, into motion, before that. The it was just sideways from there.

''It's very disappointing that that play was allowed to continue,'' he said. ''From our vantage point, that was a botched play. You just set it again. That happens a million times during the course of an NBA season.''

Wade, who was supposed to receive the inbounds pass, ended up not touching the ball on Miami's final possession in the fourth quarter.

''All I know is by the time turned to get it back court, Dion still had the ball,'' Wade said. ''It definitely took us out of what we wanted to do.''

Miami lost its season-high fourth in a row.

The Heat could have guaranteed a postseason berth by winning their final three games - they host Philadelphia on Tuesday and close the regular season at Brooklyn the following day.

''We'll need some help,'' Spoelstra said. ''The only thing we control is what we do. We've got to dust this one off, get back to Miami and win the next game.''

Miami was in position to be eliminated later Sunday if Orlando defeated Boston, Brooklyn beat Indiana, and Detroit beat Charlotte.

''Right now, I'm devastated by this loss,'' Wade said.

Wade scored 21 points and Johnson had 18.

Toronto's Danny Green opened the extra session with a 3, then added a layup to put the Raptors up by five, the biggest margin for either team since the start of the fourth quarter.

Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points for Toronto. Norman Powell matched his season high with 23 points and Green scored seven of his 21 in overtime as the Raptors won their fourth straight over the Heat.

Powell, who shot 7 for 7, said he enjoyed the intensity of the matchup as Toronto prepares for the playoffs.

''These guys are giving us their best performances,'' he said, ''so it takes our game to the next level.''

The crowd of 19,800 rose for a brief ovation when Wade checked in for the first time at 6:18 of the first. The 16-year veteran intends to retire at the end of the season.

Wade scored five points in the opening quarter and Miami led 26-25 after one. The Heat were up 57-50 at halftime.

Miami took a 79-78 lead into the fourth.

TIP-INS

Heat: Adebayo led the Heat with 13 rebounds. ... Miami missed eight of 10 shot attempts in overtime. ... The Heat signed F Yante Maten to a full contract. Maten had been on a two-way contract.

Raptors: The Raptors didn't get any points from bench players in the first quarter. ... The Raptors finished 32-9 at home. ... Toronto scored at least 110 points for the eighth straight game, matching a franchise record. The Raptors also did it in February 2018.

TOO EARLY

Spoelstra also expressed displeasure at the noon tipoff time.

''These 12 o'clock tips, they're not easy for anybody,'' he said. ''Get some sleep, get some rest. These things matter.''

LAST (HOME) DANCE

Wade will be celebrated before his final home game Tuesday night, but said doesn't know what the team has in store for his farewell.

''I know all my family is going to be there,'' he said. ''I'm just looking forward to it, you know, close the chapter.''

SHARING IT AROUND

Toronto is the only NBA team with a different player leading in points (Leonrd) rebounds (Serge Ibaka), assists (Kyle Lowry) and minutes (Siakam).

SHIRT OFF MY BACK

Wade swapped jerseys with Leonard following the game.

UP NEXT

Heat: Host Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Raptors: At Minnesota on Tuesday.

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Key Players
H. Whiteside
21 C
K. Leonard
2 SF
34.1 Min. Per Game 34.1
26.8 Pts. Per Game 26.8
3.3 Ast. Per Game 3.3
7.4 Reb. Per Game 7.4
56.7 Field Goal % 49.5
56.4 Three Point % 49.6
44.8 Free Throw % 85.4
+ 1 Kyle Lowry made 1st of 2 free throws 0:17
  Personal foul on Pascal Siakam 0:24
+ 1 Danny Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:29
+ 1 Danny Green made 1st of 2 free throws 0:29
  Personal foul on Dwyane Wade 0:29
+ 3 Dion Waiters made 3-pt. fade-away jump shot, assist by Dwyane Wade 0:33
+ 3 Pascal Siakam made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marc Gasol 0:39
  Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam 0:58
  Dwyane Wade missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:01
  Defensive rebound by Bam Adebayo 1:19
  Kawhi Leonard missed jump shot 1:21
Team Stats
Points 109 117
Field Goals 41-100 (41.0%) 39-87 (44.8%)
3-Pointers 13-34 (38.2%) 16-41 (39.0%)
Free Throws 14-19 (73.7%) 23-27 (85.2%)
Total Rebounds 61 55
Offensive 12 4
Defensive 43 43
Team 6 8
Assists 27 26
Steals 5 7
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 11 11
Fouls 22 17
Technicals 0 1
21 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST
22 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Heat 38-42 263122246109
home team logo Raptors 57-24 2525282514117
Team Stats
away team logo Heat 38-42 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Raptors 57-24 106.6 PPG 42.3 RPG 22.5 APG
Key Players
D. Wade SG 15.0 PPG 4.0 RPG 4.2 APG 43.3 FG%
P. Siakam PF 16.9 PPG 6.9 RPG 3.1 APG 54.9 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Wade SG 21 PTS 3 REB 5 AST
P. Siakam PF 23 PTS 10 REB 1 AST
41.0 FG% 44.8
38.2 3PT FG% 39.0
73.7 FT% 85.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Waiters 17 4 2 6/16 5/12 0/0 1 32 0 0 1 0 4 -13 24
J. Winslow 15 7 6 6/18 1/4 2/3 4 34 2 0 3 2 5 -15 33
G. Dragic 9 5 6 4/12 1/4 0/0 2 39 1 0 1 1 4 -3 26
B. Adebayo 7 13 2 2/7 0/0 3/4 3 31 1 0 3 3 10 -13 22
K. Olynyk 6 4 1 2/6 1/4 1/1 1 16 0 0 0 0 4 -6 12
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Waiters 17 4 2 6/16 5/12 0/0 1 32 0 0 1 0 4 -13 24
J. Winslow 15 7 6 6/18 1/4 2/3 4 34 2 0 3 2 5 -15 33
G. Dragic 9 5 6 4/12 1/4 0/0 2 39 1 0 1 1 4 -3 26
B. Adebayo 7 13 2 2/7 0/0 3/4 3 31 1 0 3 3 10 -13 22
K. Olynyk 6 4 1 2/6 1/4 1/1 1 16 0 0 0 0 4 -6 12
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Wade 21 3 5 7/14 4/6 3/3 3 32 0 0 1 1 2 +1 33
J. Johnson 18 4 5 6/11 1/4 5/6 2 30 1 1 2 1 3 +5 32
H. Whiteside 14 9 0 7/9 0/0 0/0 4 21 0 1 0 2 7 +5 24
R. McGruder 2 6 0 1/6 0/0 0/2 0 22 0 0 0 2 4 +8 8
D. Jones Jr. 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 -9 0
R. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Richardson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Maten - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 109 55 27 41/100 13/34 14/19 22 260 5 2 11 12 43 -40 214
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. Siakam 23 10 1 8/10 3/5 4/4 2 36 0 0 3 1 9 +19 32
K. Leonard 22 4 4 7/19 3/8 5/7 2 38 1 0 1 0 4 +7 34
D. Green 21 3 2 7/13 5/9 2/2 1 35 0 2 1 0 3 +18 29
M. Gasol 8 10 7 2/4 0/1 4/4 5 33 0 0 0 0 10 +23 32
K. Lowry 5 9 5 1/8 0/5 3/4 2 42 3 0 2 0 9 +7 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. Siakam 23 10 1 8/10 3/5 4/4 2 36 0 0 3 1 9 +19 32
K. Leonard 22 4 4 7/19 3/8 5/7 2 38 1 0 1 0 4 +7 34
D. Green 21 3 2 7/13 5/9 2/2 1 35 0 2 1 0 3 +18 29
M. Gasol 8 10 7 2/4 0/1 4/4 5 33 0 0 0 0 10 +23 32
K. Lowry 5 9 5 1/8 0/5 3/4 2 42 3 0 2 0 9 +7 25
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
N. Powell 23 3 1 7/7 4/4 5/6 2 21 1 0 0 0 3 +4 29
S. Ibaka 12 5 0 6/14 0/1 0/0 2 19 0 3 1 2 3 -17 19
F. VanVleet 3 1 5 1/8 1/6 0/0 0 22 1 0 1 0 1 +1 14
O. Anunoby 0 2 1 0/4 0/2 0/0 1 16 1 0 2 1 1 -22 3
J. Meeks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Moreland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. McCaw - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Loyd - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 117 47 26 39/87 16/41 23/27 17 262 7 5 11 4 43 +40 217