|TORONTO RAPTORS POSTGAME NOTES|
Wednesday November 16, 2022
Game #16 | Home Game #7
Attendance: 19,800 (sellout)
|MIAMI HEAT(7-8)||TORONTO RAPTORS(9-7)|
|Q1||Q2||Q3||Q4||FINAL SCORE||HIGH POINTS||HIGH REBOUNDS||HIGH ASSISTS|
|Miami||31||29||19||25||104||Strus – 20||Martin – 9||Vincent/Butler – 5|
|Toronto||27||27||30||28||112||Anunoby – 32||Anunoby/Boucher – 10||VanVleet – 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.
|2022-23 SEASON-SERIES||ALL-TIME RECORDS|
|DATE||SITE||RESULT||RAPTORS WINS||HEAT WINS|
|10/24/22||Miami||W 98-90||at Toronto:||24||24|
|11/16/22||Toronto||W 112-104||at Miami:||16||35|