NBA Scores: James leads Heat past Raptors 104-95

Posted Nov 6, 2013 by Larry Seely
LeBron James made sure the Miami Heat wouldn't lose their third straight road game as the NBA's best player scored 35 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out eight assists in leading his team to a tough victory over Toronto 104-95.
LeBron James dunking
LeBron James dunking
Keith Allison
Miami was playing the game without Chris Bosh, but James and Dwayne Wade had perhaps their best games of the year on Tuesday night. Wade added 20 points on 9 of 19 shooting, but he also grabbed six boards and had five assists as the Heat improved to 3-2 on the year.
The Raptors entered the basketball game looking to move up in the rankings and show their fans they are headed in the right direction and despite losing the game, Toronto has shown significant improvement over last season and that they could become a playoff team with their improved play.
DeMar DeRozan led the team in scoring with 21 points as four of the five starters scored in double figures. The biggest difference in play was shooting from the outside as Miami made ten three-point baskets, compared to just six for the Raptors.
Toronto fell to 2-2 on the year and suffered their first loss at home, but the players are in place and the talent level is high enough for this squad to battle the top teams in the NBA, including teams like the Heat with good solid basketball.