Ellington wins it for the Heat
The Toronto Raptors suffered a rare home loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday evening as they fell 90-89 at the Air Canada Centre.
Wayne Ellington only hit a single shot in the second half and it was the game winner on a driving layup as time expired.
The 30-year old bench veteran out of North Carolina finished with 15 points while pulling down three rebounds and passing out two assists for the game.
This is only the second contest that the Toronto Raptors have lost this season at the Air Canada Centre and the loss snapped a team record 12 game home winning streak. The Heat recently had struggled in Canada, as Miami had lost their last five games against Toronto.
Goran Dragic led the way for the visitors from South Florida scoring a team-high 24 points while grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing out four assists for a double-double for the point guard.
The Raptors, 4999/1 to win the Eastern Conference, were without one of their All Star guards in Kyle Lowry, as the 31-year old point guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania missed the game with bruised tailbone.
DeMar DeRozan finished the contest with a game-high 25 points while grabbing four rebounds and passing out six assists for the game.
Miami will head to Indiana to face off with the Pacers on Wednesday as the Heat go in search of a sixth consecutive victory.
Meanwhile the Raptors will have a showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday with the Golden State Warriors arriving over the weekend.
The Raptors are 4999/1 to win the NBA title this year with the Boston Celtics 999/1 and the Warriors priced at 10/19.
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