MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors for the 16th straight time, prevailing 107-102 on Sunday night.READ MORE: SW Miami-Dade Crash, One Dead
Dwyane Wade added 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Heat (3-0) — the last unbeaten team in the Eastern Conference. Luol Deng scored 18 points, Shawne Williams added 16 and Mario Chalmers finished with 12 for Miami.
DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points for Toronto (2-1), which hasn’t beaten Miami since Jan. 27, 2010.
Kyle Lowry added 22, including a layup that got the Raptors within four with 21 seconds left. Jonas Valanciunas scored 14 and Greivis Vasquez finished with 12 for Toronto, which was outrebounded 43-28.
Miami led by as many as 16 late in the third quarter before the Raptors came roaring back, starting with a 6-0 run to close the third and get within 10. Toronto got within six twice midway through the fourth, before Shawne Williams made a pair of big plays for Miami.READ MORE: Presumptive Monkeypox Case In Broward County Under Investigation
He tipped in a missed 3-point try by Mario Chalmers for an eight-point lead and after DeRozan’s 3-pointer with 5:23 left got Toronto t15within five, he answered with a 3 of his own from the left corner to restore Miami’s cushion.
Lowry had a chance to get Toronto within five again when he was fouled on a 3-pointer with about 2 minutes left, but missed two of the three tries. The Raptors missed 15 free throws on the night, after missing a total of 16 in their first two games.
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