Toronto take on Miami and aim for a 4th straight win at home
Miami Heat (7-7, ninth in Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (8-7, sixth in Eastern Conference)
Toronto; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hosts Miami trying to continue their three-game winning streak at home.
The Raptors are 6-5 in conference play. Toronto is the best team in the Eastern Conference with 20.3 quick break points led by OG Anunoby with an average of 4.4.
The Heat are 3-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami is 3-4 against opponents over .500.
The teams are meeting for the third time this season. The Raptors won 98-90 in the final game on October 24.
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TOP PERFORMERS: Anunoby is scoring 17.3 points per game with 6.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 15.5 points and 1.8 rebounds while shooting 41.5% in Toronto’s last 10 games.
Max Strus is shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc with 3.0 3-pointers per game for the Heat, while averaging 14.7 points. Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 5-5, average 114.0 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game shooting % from the field. Their opponents are averaging 111.7 points per game.
Heat: 6-4, averaged 113.6 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game shooting % from the field. Their opponents average 110.6 points.
INJURIES: Raptors: Fred VanVleet: day to day (illness), Pascal Siakam: out (adductor), Gary Trent Jr.: day to day (hip), Precious Achiuwa: out (ankle).
Heat: Victor Oladipo: out (knee), Tyler Herro: day to day (ankle), Omer Yurtseven: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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