TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 28 points and the injury-plagued Miami Heat pulled away in the second half for a 111-102 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
Bam Adebayo had 14 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for Miami, and Kelly Olynyk added 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.READ MORE: Rep. Matt Gaetz Associate Joel Greenberg Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Charges
Nunn, who had scored just 33 points all season before his 18-point game Monday night, came off the bench and shot 9 of 12 and grabbed eight rebounds in 35 minutes.
Despite missing four key players, the Heat (6-7) won their second straight.
Fred VanVleet had 24 points and nine assists for the Raptors (5-9), whose three-game winning streak ended. Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby scored 18 points each for Toronto, which shot 30.2% (13 for 43) in the second half.
After scoring Toronto’s first seven points of the game, Kyle Lowry finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
Nunn scored on a layup and a 3-pointer to put the Heat up by 11 early in the second quarter, but Terence Davis scored twice during a 9-0 run that got the Raptors quickly back in it.
Nunn hit two more 3-pointers and Olynyk scored eight points on a 21-9 Miami spurt in the third quarter, and the Heat took an 88-83 lead into the fourth quarter.’READ MORE: Florida Gas Prices Hold Relatively Steady As Stations Recover From Fuel Demand Deluge
Two straight 3-pointers by Goran Dragic gave Miami a double-digit lead in the closing minutes.
Heat: G Tyler Herro missed a third game with neck spasms. … F Jimmy Butler and G Avery Bradley missed their fifth straight games while in coronavirus protocol. … C Meyers Leonard warmed up, but sat out a fifth game with a shoulder injury. … Adebayo entered the game as the only NBA player averaging at least 19.5 points, nine rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.2 blocks and one steal.
Raptors: Lowry needs 14 points to reach 10,000. Only five other active NBA players have scored 10,000 points with their current team. … Chris Boucher’s franchise-tying record of six straight games of 15 or more points off the bench ended.
Heat: Play the Raptors again Friday night in the second game of a four-game road trip.
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