On his return to Toronto, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists, leading the visiting Miami Hits to a 114-109 Raptors defeat on Sunday night.
Max Strauss hit all 23 of his points (51-28) for the second half hit, winning four in a row.
A video tribute and long reception greeted Lori, the nine-year-old rapper, who returned to play in Toronto for the first time since joining the offseason hit.
Fred Vanvalit scored 29 points and set a team record for 3-pointers in a single season for the Raptors (45-33), who had a five-game winning streak.
Vanvalet’s third 3-pointer in the first quarter brought him a team record of 239 in a season, surpassing Lori’s 238 sets in 2017-18. Vanvalit finished with four 3-pointers.
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Tyler Hero added 18 points for the hit. Left Adebayor had 16 points and nine rebounds and Markif Morris added 10.
Pascal Siakam added 29 points for Toronto and Scotty Burns and Gary Trent Jr. each have 19 points.
The Heat, who trailed by 13 points in the first quarter, took a one-point lead in fourth place.
Lori’s 3-pointer gave Miami a two-point lead with a 6:08 game. Strauss’s 3-pointer increased the gap to five. Strauss made a 3-pointer and Miami led the seven at 2:57 left. Oladipo reached the lead 10 on 3-pointers.
Siakam’s jumper and free throw 1:42 cut six leads to the left, but Hero returns with a jumper. With 15.2 seconds left, Chris Boucher’s dunk took the lead. Hero makes one of two free throws to stop scoring.
Vanvallet had 17 points in the first quarter and the Raptors were leading 34-28.
Toronto leads 55-45 at halftime.
Lori’s steel and layup dropped the lead to five with 10:35 to play in the third quarter. Lori set up Strauss for a 3-pointer to play 2:40 and Miami led one. Miami led 79-78 after three quarters.
Jimmy Butler (toe) PJ Tucker (knee) and coach Eric Spoilstra (COVID-19 protocol) were out for Miami. Chris Quinn Heat Instructor.
Ozzy Anunobi (Quadriceps) was out for Toronto.
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