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Raptors work OT to get even with Heat

Toronto got a much-needed Game 2 victory in overtime Thursday night, evening its Eastern Conference semifinal with Miami at 1-1.

Dragic's three sends game to OT (0:11)
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Toronto Raptors win in spite of themselves

How unlikely was the Raptors' Game 2 win in the East semis? It's unusual for a team to shoot so poorly and defeat a team that shoots so well.

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Lowe: Did Vogel get a fair shake?

Pacers president Larry Bird wants his team to play a certain way, and his coach couldn't deliver. Don't worry, Frank Vogel will be back and better than ever.

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Cavs enjoy 3-for-all in Game 2 rout of Hawks

Add a record 25 3-pointers Wednesday night to Cleveland's perfect postseason, as the ever-more-confident Cavaliers routed the Hawks to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Raptors top Heat in OT to even series

DeMar DeRozan scored 20 as Toronto outlasted Miami 96-92 to take Game 2 at home.


Bowen: Lowry can't put team on his back

Bruce Bowen says Toronto's role players need to continue to show up like they did in Game 2 to take the scoring load off Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan on this series: "It's been ugly."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan on his injured right thumb and missing six free throws: "It's just something I have to deal with it."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan says C Jonas Valanciunas was the reason Toronto evened this series.

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Raptors PG Kyle Lowry: "I felt great."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors F DeMarre Carroll was the team's savior offensively, coach Dwane Casey said. Halfcourt offense lacks ball movement, he said.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey on Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan missing 30 shots combined but still winning: "We'll take it."

Valanciunas' clutch helps Toronto to win

Jonas Valanciunas went 7-of-9 from the field and hit this jumper midway through overtime to help the Raptors square the series 1-1.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry is the first player in the shot clock era with nine straight playoff games shooting under 40 percent while taking 10 or more shots (via ESPN Stats & Info). Lowry did come through with a pair of huge mid-range jumpers late in regulation in Game 2.

Dave Tuley @ViewFromVegas

Raptors beat Heat 96-92 in OT to even series 1-1: ViewFromVegas is they did NOT cover as 5-pt home faves (stayed under 189.5 despite OT)

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Raptors 96, Heat 92 in overtime. Miami too generous with 21 turnovers that turned into 24 points for Toronto. Series headed to Miami tied at 1-1 with Game 3 on Saturday. Goran Dragic scored 20 to lead all five Heat starters in double figures. But Miami's bench was outscored 20-13.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors beat Heat 96-92 in OT to even series 1-1. The ViewFromVegas is they did NOT cover as 5-point home favorites and the game stayed under the betting total of 189.5 despite the extra five minutes.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Raptors 96 Heat 92 (OT). It wasn't pretty, but Toronto will take it, as the series is tied 1-1. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan went a combined 16-for-46 from the field, but Jonas Valanciunas saved the Raptors by scoring 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and overtime while adding 12 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll had 21 points. Game 3 is Saturday in Miami.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

The Heat got away with 20 turnovers in the Game 1 win. They're right back at 20 again in Game 2 and trail by 6 with just over a minute left. This is a game right now because Toronto has also missed 10 free throws.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors score the first six points of OT to go up 92-86 with 1:06 left.