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DeRozan scores 27, Raptors hold off Heat 115-112

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors were too disappointed with their performance to celebrate a win that guaranteed them the best record in the Eastern Conference at the All-Star break.

DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Kyle Lowry had 22 and Toronto beat the Miami Heat 115-112 on Tuesday night for its sixth straight victory.

The Raptors improved their NBA-best home record to 24-4 despite being outscored 31-17 in the fourth quarter and missing their final eight field-goal attempts.

''It was terrible,'' DeRozan said. ''It was a terrible win. We can't close out games like that.''

Toronto (40-16) plays its final game before the break on Wednesday night.

Serge Ibaka had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who also won six straight between Nov. 25 and Dec. 10 and again between Dec. 13 and 23.

C.J. Miles added 11 points, but the Raptors failed to extend its franchise-record five-game streak of winning by 15 or more points.

''I think we all were displeased,'' Lowry said of the finish. ''We could have closed it out better.''

Goran Dragic scored 28 points and James Johnson had 16 for the Heat, who lost for the sixth time in seven games.

''We feel we're a good team but we have some work to do,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Miami fell a half-game behind idle Philadelphia for seventh in the East. The Heat visit the 76ers on Wednesday.

''We definitely understand where we are in the standings,'' Dwyane Wade said. ''Coach makes sure we see the standings every day.''

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

Toronto led 112-96 with 4:42 left but back-to-back baskets by Dragic capped a 13-0 spurt that made it 112-109 with 56 seconds left.

''Closing out games has been an issue for us,'' Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. ''We had a comfortable 15-point lead and then we got comfortable.''

DeRozan stopped the run when he was fouled and missed the first free throw before making the second.

After a Miami timeout, Dragic missed a 3 and Toronto's Pascal Siakam grabbed the rebound. Lowry was fouled and made one, putting Toronto up five with 27 seconds left, but a 3 by Wayne Ellington made it 114-112 with six seconds remaining.

Miles split a pair of free throws before Josh Richardson's last-chance 3 went wide.

Dragic scored 16 points in the third but the game turned after he went to the bench. DeRozan scored 19 points in the quarter, nine of them in a 21-4 run over the final 4:34 as the Raptors took a 98-81 lead into the fourth.

''They just seemed to score every time down going the other way and we weren't able to hold the fort,'' Spoelstra said.

TIP-INS

Heat: F Kelly Olynyk (left shoulder) missed his third straight game. ... Miami made 16 turnovers, leading to 28 points for Toronto. .. The Heat have lost a season-worst four straight on the road.

Raptors: F OG Anunoby started after leaving Sunday's win at Charlotte because of a sprained right ankle. ... Fred VanVleet had 10 points, extending his career-long streak of double-digit games to eight.

AERIAL ACROBATICS

DeRozan had the dunk of the game, a one-handed finish on an alley-lop pass from Lowry.

NOTHING'S FREE

Three of Toronto's five missed free throws came in the final 41 seconds. Toronto shot 18 for 23 at the foul line.

RARE FEAT FOR HEAT

Miami is one of four teams to win in Toronto this season, beating the Raptors 90-89 on Jan. 9 when Ellington scored a last-second layup. Golden State, Utah and Washington also won at Air Canada Centre.

UP NEXT

Heat: Visit the 76ers on Wednesday. Miami lost at Philadelphia on Feb. 2.

Raptors: Visit Chicago on Wednesday. Toronto has won its past four meetings with the Bulls.

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Key Players
H. Whiteside
21 C
D. DeRozan
10 SG
34.1 Min. Per Game 34.1
23.9 Pts. Per Game 23.9
5.2 Ast. Per Game 5.2
4.0 Reb. Per Game 4.0
54.6 Field Goal % 46.2
54.6 Three Point % 46.1
72.9 Free Throw % 82.7
  Team rebound 0:00
  Josh Richardson missed 3-pt. floating jump shot 0:00
  Defensive rebound by Josh Richardson 0:02
  C.J. Miles missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:03
+ 1 C.J. Miles made 1st of 2 free throws 0:03
  Personal foul on Goran Dragic 0:03
+ 3 Wayne Ellington made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bam Adebayo 0:06
  Out of bounds turnover on DeMar DeRozan 0:12
  Defensive rebound by Jonas Valanciunas 0:14
  Josh Richardson missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:17
  Defensive rebound by Dwyane Wade 0:22
Team Stats
Points 112 115
Field Goals 42-86 (48.8%) 42-90 (46.7%)
3-Pointers 12-29 (41.4%) 13-35 (37.1%)
Free Throws 16-19 (84.2%) 18-23 (78.3%)
Total Rebounds 55 45
Offensive 10 7
Defensive 41 33
Team 4 5
Assists 24 24
Steals 5 7
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 16 8
Fouls 18 19
Technicals 0 0
28 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST
22 PTS, 4 REB, 8 AST
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away team logo Heat 30-27 24312631112
home team logo Raptors 40-16 28294117115
Team Stats
away team logo Heat 30-27 103.4 PPG 41 RPG 23.8 APG
home team logo Raptors 40-16 107.3 PPG 40.1 RPG 21.8 APG
Key Players
G. Dragic PG 18.6 PPG 2.6 RPG 4.6 APG 46.7 FG%
D. DeRozan SG 22.7 PPG 3.6 RPG 4.0 APG 43.7 FG%
Top Scorers
G. Dragic PG 28 PTS 2 REB 4 AST
D. DeRozan SG 27 PTS 2 REB 4 AST
48.8 FG% 46.7
41.4 3PT FG% 37.1
84.2 FT% 78.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Dragic 31 28 2 4 1 0 3 3 10/19 3/5 5/6 1 1 36 +6
H. Whiteside 22 10 10 1 2 1 1 1 5/9 0/0 0/0 2 8 24 -10
J. Richardson 36 10 3 5 1 1 3 2 3/9 2/5 2/2 0 3 22 +1
T. Johnson 22 7 4 2 1 0 0 2 3/8 0/1 1/2 0 4 16 +12
J. Winslow 20 5 2 2 0 0 1 4 2/4 1/1 0/0 0 2 10 -2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Dragic 31 28 2 4 1 0 3 3 10/19 3/5 5/6 1 1 36 +6
H. Whiteside 22 10 10 1 2 1 1 1 5/9 0/0 0/0 2 8 24 -10
J. Richardson 36 10 3 5 1 1 3 2 3/9 2/5 2/2 0 3 22 +1
T. Johnson 22 7 4 2 1 0 0 2 3/8 0/1 1/2 0 4 16 +12
J. Winslow 20 5 2 2 0 0 1 4 2/4 1/1 0/0 0 2 10 -2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Johnson 28 16 7 0 0 0 2 2 7/11 1/4 1/2 1 6 21 -14
W. Ellington 31 15 7 1 0 0 0 0 5/11 5/11 0/0 2 5 24 -4
B. Adebayo 25 11 5 3 0 1 2 3 3/6 0/0 5/5 1 4 21 +7
D. Wade 21 10 11 6 0 0 4 1 4/9 0/2 2/2 3 8 29 -11
L. Babbitt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Waiters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Olynyk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. McGruder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mickey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Walton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 112 51 24 5 3 16 18 42/86 12/29 16/19 10 41 203 -15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. DeRozan 35 27 2 4 1 0 3 2 11/25 1/7 4/6 1 1 35 +10
K. Lowry 32 22 4 8 2 0 1 3 8/17 4/8 2/3 2 2 43 0
S. Ibaka 25 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 5/7 0/1 4/4 1 9 24 +8
J. Valanciunas 30 6 10 1 1 1 2 2 2/4 0/0 2/2 1 9 18 -1
O. Anunoby 12 6 2 0 0 0 2 1 2/3 2/2 0/0 0 2 6 -4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. DeRozan 35 27 2 4 1 0 3 2 11/25 1/7 4/6 1 1 35 +10
K. Lowry 32 22 4 8 2 0 1 3 8/17 4/8 2/3 2 2 43 0
S. Ibaka 25 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 5/7 0/1 4/4 1 9 24 +8
J. Valanciunas 30 6 10 1 1 1 2 2 2/4 0/0 2/2 1 9 18 -1
O. Anunoby 12 6 2 0 0 0 2 1 2/3 2/2 0/0 0 2 6 -4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Miles 15 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 3/11 2/10 3/5 0 0 11 -3
D. Wright 21 10 1 2 1 1 0 2 4/6 2/3 0/0 1 0 17 -8
F. VanVleet 23 10 5 6 2 0 0 1 4/8 2/3 0/0 0 5 29 +4
P. Siakam 19 5 4 1 0 0 0 2 2/8 0/1 1/1 0 4 11 0
J. Poeltl 17 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 1/1 0/0 2/2 1 0 6 +4
N. Powell 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 5 +5
L. Nogueira - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Richardson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McKinnie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 115 40 24 7 3 8 19 42/90 13/35 18/23 7 33 205 +15