Raptors Take 3-2 Series Lead With 99-91 Win Over Heat

The Toronto Raptors started the game on a 9-0 run and led by as many as 20 in their wire-to-wire 99-91 win against the Miami Heat. The Heat made it a game, and cut the lead to one with under a minute left. However, they were unable to pull off the stunning comeback. With the win, the Raptors take a 3-2 series lead over the Heat. 

It was an injury-filled game in a series that has already seen Jonas Valanciunas and Hassan Whiteside injured. Luol Deng and DeMarre Carroll both left and did not return. 

DeRozan led all scorers with 34 points. He was 11 of 22 from the field, added four rebounds and was 11 of 11 from the free throw line. He left the game in the fourth quarter, but did return. Kyle Lowry played well, putting up 25 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Bismack Biyombo had a surprisingly effective game, with 10 points, six rebounds and four blocks. 

It was a three-headed attack for much of the game for Miami. Dwyane Wade had 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks. He carried the Heat late, but it wasn't enough. Goran Dragic had 13 points and five boards. Josh Richardson came off the bench to add 13 points. Joe Johnson did add 11 points, but was 1 of 4 from beyond the arc. 

Game 6 of the series is Friday in Miami. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET. 

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