EditorsNote: corrects Powell points in fourth graph
Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, making six 3-pointers, and added 10 assists and seven rebounds as the visiting Toronto Raptors defeated the Miami Heat 125-104 on Sunday.
Kawhi Leonard did not play Sunday because of “load management” for the Raptors, who ended the Heat’s four-game winning streak.
Pascal Siakam added 20 points for the Raptors, who have won all three meetings with the Heat this season.
Danny Green and Norman Powell added 15 points each for Toronto, while OG Anunoby and Jeremy Lin each contributed 11 points. Serge Ibaka had 10 points and eight rebounds and Patrick McCaw also had 10.
Bam Adebayo scored 19 points with six rebounds and five assists for the Heat, Dwyane Wade and Dion Waiters each added 15 points, Rodney McGruder had 13 points, Goran Dragic had 11 and Justise Winslow scored 10.
The Raptors, who led by as many as 17 points, took a 12-point advantage into the fourth quarter.
Lowry’s 3-pointer put the Raptors ahead by 16 with 7:30 to play.
Anunoby’s dunk with 5:38 remaining put the Raptors ahead by 20.
The Raptors shot 21 for 40 from 3-point range and shot 56.8 percent from the field overall. The 21 3-pointers were the most Miami has allowed in franchise history.
The Raptors led 32-27 after the first quarter.
Toronto led by eight early in the second quarter, but Miami whittled it to three with 3:48 to play when Kelly Olynyk made the free throw on a technical foul called on Lowry and Winslow made one of two free throws for the foul that had drawn the ire of the Raptors guard.
The Raptors worked the lead to 17 points on a 14-0 surge capped by the second 3-pointer of the run by McCaw, who was making his first start as a Raptor. Toronto led 68-54 at halftime.
The Raptors led by 17 early in the third quarter on Lowry’s 3-pointer before the Heat pulled to within 10 on Adebayo’s dunk with 9:00 to play. McCaw’s 3-pointer had the lead back to 16 less than a minute later.
Miami’s 7-0 run cut the lead to 10 late in the third quarter that ended with Toronto ahead 91-79.
—Field Level Media