Raptors kept under the Heat

Miami Heat won their 16th consecutive game against Toronto Raptors, while Sacramento seal close win over the Clippers.

    Wade scored 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists [Getty Images]
    Wade scored 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists [Getty Images]

    Inspired by double-doubles from Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat won their 16th consecutive game against the Toronto Raptors, prevailing 107-102 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

    The Raptors have not beaten the Heat for more than four years and last won in Miami on November 19, 2008.

    Miami (3-0) are the only remaining unbeaten team in the Eastern Conference and were led in all-around play by Wade, who had 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

    Elsewhere, DeMarcus Cousins scored 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, leading Sacramento to a 98-92 victory over Los Angeles.

    Rudy Gay added 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Sacramento, who snapped a five-game losing streak against the Clippers. Cousins' bucket inside gave the Kings an 87-84 lead with 4:43 remaining and they never trailed again.

    Carmelo Anthony became the 40th player in NBA history to reach 20,000 career points as New York blew a 15-point lead before pulling out a 96-93 victory over Charlotte.

    Anthony finished the game with 28 points, forward Amar'e Stoudemire added 17 and 10 rebounds, while guard Iman Shumpert added 15.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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