Through 3 Quarters
Only one more quarter stands between the Miami Heat and the victory they were favored to collect going into this night. They currently hold an 80-75 lead over the Toronto Raptors.
Miami has been riding high on the performance of small forward Jimmy Butler, who has 19 points and eight assists along with nine boards. Toronto has been led by power forward Pascal Siakam, who so far has 16 points and eight assists in addition to five steals. A double-double would be Siakam's third in a row.
the Raptors have lost 82% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Toronto @ Miami
Current Records: Toronto 21-19; Miami 27-16
What to Know
The Toronto Raptors' road trip will continue as they head to FTX Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday to face off against the Miami Heat. Toronto isn't expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn't stop them last game, maybe the squad has another upset up their sleeve.
The Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 103-96 this past Saturday. Toronto's power forward Pascal Siakam did his thing and posted a triple-double on 30 points, ten dimes, and ten rebounds. That's Siakam's first triple-double of the season.
Meanwhile, Miami lost to the Philadelphia 76ers at home by a decisive 109-98 margin. Miami's loss shouldn't obscure the performances of small forward Caleb Martin, who had 16 points in addition to seven boards, and center Omer Yurtseven, who dropped a double-double on 22 points and 11 rebounds. That makes it 14 consecutive games in which Yurtseven has had at least ten rebounds.
Toronto's win brought them up to 21-19 while the Heat's defeat pulled them down to 27-16. Two stats to keep an eye on: The Raptors come into the game boasting the third most steals per game in the league at 9.08. But Miami enters the contest with only 7.2 steals given up per game on average, good for fourth best in the league. Ball control might end up being a major factor in this one.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: FTX Arena -- Miami, Florida
- TV: CTV Sportsnet Toronto
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $30.80
The Heat are a 4-point favorite against the Raptors, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Heat as a 3.5-point favorite.
Toronto have won 17 out of their last 28 games against Miami.
- Feb 24, 2021 - Miami 116 vs. Toronto 108
- Jan 22, 2021 - Toronto 101 vs. Miami 81
- Jan 20, 2021 - Miami 111 vs. Toronto 102
- Aug 03, 2020 - Toronto 107 vs. Miami 103
- Jan 02, 2020 - Miami 84 vs. Toronto 76
- Dec 03, 2019 - Miami 121 vs. Toronto 110
- Apr 07, 2019 - Toronto 117 vs. Miami 109
- Mar 10, 2019 - Toronto 125 vs. Miami 104
- Dec 26, 2018 - Toronto 106 vs. Miami 104
- Nov 25, 2018 - Toronto 125 vs. Miami 115
- Apr 11, 2018 - Miami 116 vs. Toronto 109
- Feb 13, 2018 - Toronto 115 vs. Miami 112
- Jan 09, 2018 - Miami 90 vs. Toronto 89
- Apr 07, 2017 - Toronto 96 vs. Miami 94
- Mar 23, 2017 - Toronto 101 vs. Miami 84
- Mar 11, 2017 - Miami 104 vs. Toronto 89
- Nov 04, 2016 - Toronto 96 vs. Miami 87
- May 15, 2016 - Toronto 116 vs. Miami 89
- May 13, 2016 - Miami 103 vs. Toronto 91
- May 11, 2016 - Toronto 99 vs. Miami 91
- May 09, 2016 - Miami 94 vs. Toronto 87
- May 07, 2016 - Toronto 95 vs. Miami 91
- May 05, 2016 - Toronto 96 vs. Miami 92
- May 03, 2016 - Miami 102 vs. Toronto 96
- Mar 12, 2016 - Toronto 112 vs. Miami 104
- Jan 22, 2016 - Toronto 101 vs. Miami 81
- Dec 18, 2015 - Toronto 108 vs. Miami 94
- Nov 08, 2015 - Miami 96 vs. Toronto 76
Injury Report for Miami
- Kyle Lowry: Out (Personal)
- Markieff Morris: Out (Not Injury Related)
- KZ Okpala: Out (Wrist)
- Victor Oladipo: Out (Quadriceps)
Injury Report for Toronto
- Gary Trent Jr.: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
- Isaac Bonga: Out (Ankle)
- Khem Birch: Out (Nose)