Wednesday November 16, 2022
Game #16 | Home Game #7
Attendance: 19,800 (sellout)

Miami31291925104Strus – 20Martin – 9Vincent/Butler – 5
Toronto27273028112Anunoby – 32Anunoby/Boucher – 10VanVleet – 8

Beginning at the 8:36 mark in the third quarter, the Raptors went on a 21-to-0 run, holding Miami scoreless for over seven minutes in the third quarter … Toronto outscored Miami 30-19 in the third frame … The Raptors are 7-2 this season when leading after three quarters.


Toronto outrebounded Miami 42-to-23 (+19) tonight …  The Raptors recorded 16 offensive rebounds compared to just four for Miami, leading to a 26-to-5 advantage in second chance points … Toronto (17.0) entered tonight’s game ranked third in the NBA in second chance points, behind only Memphis (17.9) and Houston (17.6).


  • The Toronto Raptors defeated the Miami Heat 112-104 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 series lead and extend their home record to 6-1 … The two teams will play their series finale Mar. 28 at Scotiabank Arena … The Raptors travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks on Saturday, before heading back to Toronto for a three-game homestand (Nov. 23-28).
  • O.G. Anunoby recorded a season-best 32 points (13-18 FG, 1-3 3PT, 5-6 FT), a season high-tying 10 rebounds and team-high 43 minutes for his second double-double of the season … It is his first career 30-point double-double and 13th double-double of his career … He has scored 20-or-more points five times this season, a feat which he accomplished 19 times in 48 games during the 2021-22 campaign.
  • Fred VanVleet scored 13 of his 23 points in the third quarter … He has scored 20-or-more points in five of the 11 games he has played this season … He added eight assists and one rebound in 39 minutes after missing the last two games (Nov. 12-14) due to a non-COVID illness.
  • Chris Boucher recorded his second double-double of the season and 30th of his career finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds … He has paced the bench in scoring in four consecutive games (Nov. 11-16) and in 11 of the 13 games he’s played this season … He ranked 12th in the NBA in total bench points (145) entering tonight’s contest.
  • The Raptors held a -9 advantage in turnover differential Wednesday night scoring 29 points off Miami’s turnovers … Toronto has outscored opponents 373-259 (+114) in this category through the first 16 games and led the league (12.7) averaging the fewest turnovers per game entering Wednesday night.


  • With the loss, Miami now sits at 7-8, including 1-4 on the road … The Heat will continue a four-game road trip (Nov. 16-21) Friday night in Washington.
  • Kyle Lowry scored 19 points and added two assists, one rebound and one steal in 36 minutes tonight … Lowry has scored in double-digits in 13-of-15 games this season, including 15+ points eight times.
  • Max Strus finished with a team-high 20 points (6-11 FG, 3-8 3PT, 5-5 FT) in 35 minutes tonight … Strus has scored 20+ in five-of-15 games this year, something he did eight times over the entire 2021-22 campaign (68 games) … Strus is averaging a career-high 15.1 points to start the season.
  • Gabe Vincent tallied 16 points, including a season high-tying three three-point field goals, and added five assists in 32 minutes off the bench tonight … Vincent has now scored in double-digits in seven consecutive games (Nov. 2-16), averaging 14.0 points during this stretch.


10/22/22MiamiL 112-109 Overall:4059
10/24/22MiamiW 98-90 at Toronto:2424
11/16/22TorontoW 112-104 at Miami:1635

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