LeBron James finished with 32 points and added 8 assists to help the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors, 93-83. The Heat had a strong shooting performance from the field in this one, going 34-66 (51.5%). Miami (51-22) has now won three consecutive games.
James shot 11-20 from the field (1-6 on 3-pointers) and 9-11 from the free throw line. Chris Andersen contributed 13 points and 7 rebounds for Miami as well. On 6-11 shooting, including 3-5 from behind the arc, Greivis Vasquez put up 17 points off the bench for Toronto in the loss. Jonas Valanciunas added 14 points and 10 rebounds.
This loss snaps a three-game winning streak for Toronto, dropping them to 42-32 on the year.
Coming up, the Heat play the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 14-60 on the season. The Raptors go up against the Houston Rockets, currently sitting at 49-23 this year. The Heat emerged victorious each of the last two times against Milwaukee. The Raptors are 0-1 versus Houston this season.