Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Raptors' Kyle Lowry (tailbone, back) has been ruled out for Tuesday

Raptors' Kyle Lowry (tailbone, back) has been ruled out for Tuesday

The setback to Miami also snapped a five-game winning streak for Toronto, with leading scorer DeMar DeRozan averaging 33.4 points during that stretch.

Even though the Raptors were playing without All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said it was going to require a great effort for his team to win at the Air Canada Centre.

Allen Crabbe stepped up tonight, with 20 points and seven rebounds.

Tuesday night against the Miami Heat showed a different side to Canada's only National Basketball Association franchise.

Curry had been practically unstoppable in five games since returning from the 11-game absence with his initial ankle injury, averaging 35.2 points over that span as well as 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.4 minutes. Cleveland has won the past four meetings versus Toronto, along with nine of the last 10 (7-2-1 against the spread), according to the OddsShark NBA Database. As video and caricatures of the inseparable best friends flashed on the video board, the star point guard was off recuperating and his bestie was struggling through a tough night. Jeff Green led the team with 22 points off the bench, Kyle Korver added 19 points with five assists while Dwyane Wade chipped in with 13 points and six assists.

The inefficient offense of Brooklyn will battle against the top-notch defense of Toronto. Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Raptors games, with 19 overs compared to 18 unders.

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The game was intense, to say the least, due to the several altercations and back and forth between the two teams. He converted the shot and free throw to give the Raptors the lead for good, winning 114-113 in a close victory.

In games where they allow below 100 points, Brooklyn is 10-1 and Toronto is 11-3.

Hardaway, a fifth-year guard out of MI, is averaging 17.8 points and 3.3 assists through 21 games this season.

The Nets rank 15th in second chance points per game (12.2) while the Raptors rank 25th in second chance points allowed per game (13.3).

Turner was initially hurt on a dunk during Monday's 109-96 victory over Milwaukee but finished at the game. The skirmish began when the two started shoving each other while waiting for the ball to be inbounded under the Miami basket.

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