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Miami takes on Toronto, seeks to stop 3-game skid

By The Associated PressApril 7, 2019

Miami Heat (38-41, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (56-24, second in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Sunday, 12 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Miami aims to stop its three-game skid with a victory against Toronto.

The Raptors are 35-16 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto averages 45.1 rebounds per game and is 26-7 when out-rebounding opponents.

The Heat have gone 22-27 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami is 15-19 in games decided by at least 10 points. In their last meeting on March 10, the Raptors won 125-104. Kyle Lowry led Toronto with 24 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Danny Green leads the Raptors averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers and scoring 10.2 points per game while shooting 45.4 percent from beyond the arc. Pascal Siakam has averaged 19.2 points and collected 6.1 rebounds while shooting 50.8 percent over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Dion Waiters leads the Heat averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers while scoring 12.2 points per game and shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc. Goran Dragic has averaged 1.8 made 3-pointers and scored 14.8 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 5-5, averaging 104.6 points, 45.4 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 8.4 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting.

Raptors: 7-3, averaging 117.4 points, 44.7 rebounds, 29.7 assists, eight steals and six blocks per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106 points on 42.8 percent shooting.

Raptors Injuries: Patrick McCaw: out (thumb).

Heat Injuries: Ryan Anderson: out (personal), Josh Richardson: out (hip).


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