Raptors vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Raptors vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Raptors vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Toronto Raptors (21-20) play against the Miami Heat (16-16) at FTX Arena

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Monday January 17, 2022

Toronto Raptors 99, Miami Heat 104 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo made his return and Jimmy Butler finished with a triple-double. Takeaways, details and postgame reaction from tonight’s Heat win over the Raptors miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Heat now just percentage points behind the top spot in the East – 12:00 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Mon
Chris Duarte, 24 pts, 7 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl
Ayo Dosunmu, 15 pts, 10 reb, 6 ast, 5 stl, 2 blk
Scottie Barnes, 16 pts, 8 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl
Franz Wagner, 14 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl
Josh Giddey, 10 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl – 12:00 AM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Hoops highlights from Miami
Game Highlights | @TangerineHoops
Watch: https://t.co/t6jenLH1h3 pic.twitter.com/SagpEnqhDt11:49 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Heat-Raptors … I can’t remember ever watching a game quite like that. Felt like a Free Darko dream sequence. Two teams with multiple post-doc degrees in off-ball spacing + technique on both ends.
Jimmy Butler is too clever. One of the most unique players in NBA history. – 11:42 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Big night in the 305 with Bam’s return and the dub.
Check out the action Through the Lens 📸 – 11:30 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Going back over some Tyler Herro possessions from tonight
And that may have been one of his best self inflicted offensive executed nights of his career
Creating counters off simple reads in natural flow
Film video breakdown out tomorrow morning on here – 11:20 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Moments after his return performance… @Bam Adebayo is feeling good and we are too 😁
Sound On // @JBLAudio pic.twitter.com/D1oMfPFJwT11:04 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
We’re pushing #TylerHerro into the #NBAAllStar game where he belongs! RT to vote him in, they count double for the next hour pic.twitter.com/Mvv1b7HiMR10:59 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Insane to see Scottie Barnes track Jimmy Butler through multiple strides with his back turned. Jimmy got him on a pump fake in the end, but this is some wild athleticism and coordination. pic.twitter.com/Vih9WtdQt210:54 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
WE GOT BAM BACK 🙌 14 points and 9 rebounds in his first game since late November.
#BamAdebayo // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/BEid9CrTuv10:53 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent on guarding up:
“I don’t really care who I guard. That’s the funny thing…In some ways, i think it’s easier to guard guys that are bigger.” – 10:51 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Monday night’s 104-99 victory over the Raptors: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Tucker’s late 3 helps seal it.
2. Butler (triple-double), Herro carry the load.
3. An emotional, productive Adebayo return.
4. Robinson again starts.
5. Dedmon over Yurtseven. – 10:50 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Gabe stepped up in the starting lineup and we didn’t miss a beat.
Nothing bigger than those defensive stops in the final minutes. pic.twitter.com/AO0Qxlo0V710:48 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler says Bam Adebayo “makes this whole team go.” – 10:45 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Jimmy Butler on Bam Adebayo’s return: “It’s good to have my guy back.” pic.twitter.com/58AW5PYpPd10:44 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Bam back, Butler gets triple-double, Heat top Raptors 104-99 (from @AP) apnews.com/article/71ede6…10:43 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo asked about jumping up and down at the end of the game:
Says it was because of Jimmy Butler’s 10th rebound for the triple-double
“I told everyone in the huddle, ‘box-out so Jimmy can get the rebound.'” – 10:43 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Jimmy bounced back like we knew he would…and with a triple double.
#JimmyButler // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/wfjE8sxZoh10:42 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Scottie Barnes was asked about being in the mix for ROTY: “It’s important for me to try to win Rookie of the Year to start my legacy off right. That’s been a goal of mine since the start of the season. It’s something we should all be trying to achieve.” – 10:39 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Boy Wonder at it again with big shots and huge defensive plays
#TylerHerro // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/EldE6DHNT310:38 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I’ve said before it’s hard to see Tyler Herro making the all star game with the other guys in the East
But with the way this Heat team is trending, how in the world do you look away from this guy?
#TylerHerro #NBAALLSTAR10:34 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
💥 @Bam Adebayo made his return and got things going with one specific “welcome back” moment in the 2nd quarter
See what happened and what it led to in @CoupNBA‘s Takeaways from tonight’s W over Toronto – 10:33 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Spoelstra on how Butler, Lowry and Tucker have helped Herro’s development this season: “Those guys realize that he’s a talent… they’re infusing confidence in him.” – 10:31 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Scottie Barnes, who’s from Palm Beach, said he had 10 family members in attendance tonight: his parents, grandparents and siblings. “It was great coming to Florida. Amazing weather of course. Feels great to be back home. It’s just a good vibe.” – 10:30 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“It was just a hustle play, I didn’t think it was a flagrant,” said Scottie Barnes on foul from behind by Heat’s Caleb Martin. – 10:28 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Erik Spoelstra on Duncan Robinson back in the starting lineup and Dedmon back as the second string center: “We’ll continue to use our full roster as needed.”
Sounds like Duncan will continue to start. Spo wants to see him with Lowry and the rest of the starters. – 10:27 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#HEATWin final – Miami 104, Toronto 99
🔥 Herro: 23pts, 4rebs, 3asts & 2stls
🔥 Butler: 19pts, 10rebs & 10asts
🔥 Vincent: 15pts, 2stls & 2blks
🔥 Adebayo: 14pts & 9rebs pic.twitter.com/UBeSSFQB0O10:26 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Gabe Vincent:
“Gabe had a tremendous Summer…He did not have that opportunity last year.”
“Gabe was great…He just gave us that added play-making with Kyle out.” – 10:24 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Scottie Barnes says it’s important to win rookie of the year because it’ll help him start his legacy off right. – 10:24 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Bam Adebayo:
“He was so anxious and so excited.”
“That uncommon versatility just makes us different on both ends of the court.” – 10:22 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro has gotten to the line at least 6 times in 4 out of his last 5 games
That jump is slowly being made – 10:14 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors have gone toe to toe with 3 contenders (Suns/Bucks/Heat) over the last week. Would’ve been nice to come away with more than 1 win given the effort, and kicking away the Detroit game sure stings, but an encouraging stretch if you can separate process from result. – 10:14 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Miami’s 24 3-point attempts are the fewest it’s taken since Dec. 6, and the third-fewest in a game this season. – 10:12 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Justin Champagnie dislocated his finger in the 2nd quarter but they popped it back in at the half and he was able to return in the 2nd half. – 10:11 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Bam Adebayo returned and Jimmy Butler recorded a triple-double. Takeaways and details from the Heat’s win over the Raptors miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…10:11 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Justin Champagnie dislocated his finger. He was fine to go back in and play if necessary, says Nurse. – 10:11 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
P.J.’s first 3 of the night? Dagger. pic.twitter.com/nII4tF5FNk10:11 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Drake said it, not us. 🤷‍♂️ #WINNING pic.twitter.com/OgbW5JrPgo10:08 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Bam Adebayo’s return, Jimmy Butler’s triple-double spark Heat over Raptors 104-99. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…10:08 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Super tough, competitive game. Raptors prove again they can hang with an upper echelon team. There’s a lot to like and it’s gonna be interesting to see over the next four weeks how much the front office looks to help this team right now. – 10:06 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jimmy Butler tonight:
19 PTS
10 REB
10 AST
The Heat are 2nd in the East and are 0 games back from 1st place. pic.twitter.com/4DIZLFC11K10:06 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Even without Lowry, and with Bam working his way back, Miami might be the deepest team in the league. On the other side, the Raptors used 7 players and leaned heavily on their top-6. Speaks to how many guys Nurse trusts right now, but it seemed like they ran out of gas at the end – 10:05 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
🚨New Piece🚨
Five Takeaways from Heat’s Win Over Raptors
Bam Day:
Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro lead the way, Caleb Martin provides the spark, and PJ Tucker closes it
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/five-take…10:03 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Miami wins again, they’re in a virtual tie with Chicago for the East lead.
How crazy tight is the conference?
On Thanksgiving, 20% of the way into the season, teams 1 through 11 in the conference were separated by five games.
Tonight, well past halfway, it’s only six. pic.twitter.com/Zp86c4tvrY10:02 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors close out the first half of their season with a record of 21-20. Their pre-season over/under for wins was 36.5 – at their current pace, they’ll pass that in mid-March (and finish with 42). – 10:02 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Winderman’s view: A reshuffle with Adebayo back in the mix, plus other Heat-Raptors thoughts. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…10:01 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Heat 104, Raptors 99
Tremendous game, Toronto needs someone — anyone — to help off the bench. Boucher was great, but they played six guys and that’s not sustainable – 10:01 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Heat win a gritty one, beat the Raptors 104-99. – 10:01 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
FINAL: Heat 104, Raptors 99. Jimmy Butler with a triple-double that included 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. – 10:00 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Like I said this morning
Team MVP: PJ Tucker
When needed most, he shows up – 9:57 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Props to the Heat, who were more or less the better team. But that was some half-baked officiating in the first half of the fourth quarter. – 9:57 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
PJ Tucker had been itching for a chance to take a corner 3 since he checked in. He nails that one, turns and trash talks the Raptors bench. Heat up 102-96 with 19.8 to go. – 9:57 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
P.J. FROM THE CORNER. MONEY. – 9:57 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
End of game execution says one thing:
Kyle Lowry is pretty important – 9:55 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Miami has gone 4-plus minutes without a made field goal. – 9:53 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Don’t know why they’re forcing Herro to battle through defensive length instead of Butler setting things up
Just feels out of control – 9:52 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
3:15 remaining, we lead 99-92.
#HEATNation GET LOUD 🗣 pic.twitter.com/lUZ3pUqC1K9:49 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
👌👌👌
#OGAnunoby l #NBAAllStar
⭐️ 1 RT = 2 Votes ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/GN9bY2xHG39:40 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Caleb Martin is the definition of things not showing on a stat sheet
Watch this game
Then look at his stats
It never adds up – 9:39 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Caleb Martin is … something. – 9:31 PM
David Thorpe @coachthorpe
Scottie Barnes is a nasty mother-fucker between the lines. And I mean that in the best way possible. – 9:28 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Holy crap Scottie Barnes. – 9:27 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Huge buckets by Tyler to close out that third quarter 🙌
#TylerHerro // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/fYH65YvkVV9:26 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
I appreciate that Omer Yurtseven is the People’s Choice, but Dewayne Dedmon is doing everything in this one you could ask of a backup center. – 9:26 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
The Mechanic going to work on both ends! 🔧 pic.twitter.com/G5vdMiMLwe9:23 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Caleb Martin is the rotation piece that doesn’t exit ever
There’s no way you can shelve a guy that is doing this to every elite guard in this league
This isn’t normal – 9:22 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Updated Tyler Herro headshot has been released. pic.twitter.com/z0n6Avoua29:22 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Tyler Herro scores seven points in the final 1:21 of the third quarter to push Miami’s lead to 80-75 entering the fourth. – 9:21 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
7 POINTS IN A ROW FOR BABY GOAT
#TylerHerro // #NBAAllStar9:21 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Heat up 80-75 after 3; tremendous game so far – 9:21 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat 80, Raptors 75 going into fourth. Herro with 21, Butler 19. Fourth-quarter Heat-Raptors fight to the death to follow. – 9:20 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of third quarter: Heat 80, Raptors 75. Tyler Herro with 21 points off the bench. – 9:20 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
It’s almost as if the Heat wait for Herro scoring salvation. – 9:19 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
This may be the biggest breakthrough of a game for Tyler Herro all season
Battling through this tough lengthy matchup is so absolutely impressive – 9:19 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Chris Boucher draws the second most free throws per possession on the Raptors. That’s massive for the Raptors. – 9:18 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
If Heat do get a high playoff seed and see Raptors in first round . . . I’m not sure how happy they’ll be. These teams, man. – 9:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Back up big Dewayne Dedmon is not a conversation to be had, and won’t be with a healthy roster this season at any point – 9:17 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat just 5 of 14 on threes. Heat has averaged 38.2 three-point attempts since the start of December. – 9:16 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Range = UNLIMITED
#FredVanVleet | #NBAAllStar
⭐️ 1 RT = 2 Votes ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/keNxEKyXtx9:16 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors-Heat in a low scoring close game, who’d a’thunk it? – 9:11 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Get 🆙
#JimmyButler // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/nXdse3XLz99:09 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent is such a Heat guy
He makes guys frustrated every night on this entry passes – 9:09 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Just a couple of All-Stars in action 🌟
Vote for your Raptors All-Stars here: https://t.co/QzbnYFh6bH
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/9kCKaqYU4Y9:09 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
This has been a great Jimmy Butler game overall
17 points
8 rebounds
6 assists
23 minutes so far
He always follows up rough games with a great one – 9:04 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Did VanVleet just stop a 4-on-1? Yes he did. – 8:59 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Raptors open the second half on an 8-0 run to take a 59-58 lead over the Heat. – 8:59 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
That Barnes 3 will go in the books as a Precious Achiuwa assist, which is funny since he missed two guys wide open underneath. – 8:58 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Precious obviously has a long way to go with eradicating the tunnel vision offensively but his lateral quickness and overall ability to defend on the perimeter have been a big plus for the Raptors. – 8:55 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
nothing personal, just a poster
#TylerHerro // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/Tw2KYfza2f8:53 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
VanVleet came into tonight with 11 total turnovers over his previous 10 games. He had 4 in the first half. Heat (the NBA’s 5th-ranked defensive team) showing him length and jumping passing lanes. – 8:53 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Dr. Marvin Dunn has dedicated his life to advocating for racial equality & social justice across the country. In honor of Dr. King’s pursuit of racial & economic justice, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund is proud to donate $5,000 to the Miami Center for Racial Justice. #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/C5bwG3lwC18:50 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Bulls, Bucks, Nets, 76ers all have lost today. A good time for the Heat to make a move. With a win would be percentage points out of first in East. – 8:49 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Half-court O has been shaky again & Raps are just 4-15 from 3 (1-8 for the non-VanVleets), but they’re playing with great energy & pushing the ball in transition. It’s keeping ’em in it. Boucher giving them a lift off the bench as Nurse sticks to a tight 7-man rotation. Heat by 7 – 8:47 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
got a whole half left to hoop pic.twitter.com/aQE4L8Iia58:45 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Ended the half on an 11-2 run 👌 pic.twitter.com/EmWN5QcDTb8:43 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
At halftime, the Heat lead the Raptors 58-51.
Just 10 3-point attempts in the first half for the Heat in Bam’s first game back, mostly because they’ve been able to get to the rim often (15 free throws and 30 points in the paint). – 8:42 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raps trail 58-51 after first half. Rough final few minutes. VanVleet with some rare turnover issues, although the Raptors’ lack of spacing continues to be a huge factor.
Nurse played seven guys! – 8:40 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Ugly finish to the quarter for Raptors, down 7 at the half – 8:40 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Halftime: Heat 58, Raptors 51. Jimmy Butler with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Bam Adebayo with 7 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in his return. Tyler Herro with 14 points off the bench. Omer Yurtseven did not play in the first half. – 8:40 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
COAST TO COAST 🌊
#BamAdebayo // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/bzbglm0z7u8:40 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat 58, Raptors 51 at half. Adebayo with seven second-period points. Butler with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists. Herro with 14 points. – 8:39 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Not just saying this, but Bam Adebayo has been fantastic defensively tonight
That fast-break finish ends the possession with an exclamation point
But man has he been swarming on rotations down low – 8:38 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Toronto’s bigs not relocating well enough on drives, results in a handful of traffic turnovers by the Raptors
Man, they need a shooter off the bench soooooo badly – 8:37 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo picks up the steal and dribbles it the length of the court for the transition layup. He has seven points in the last three minutes. – 8:37 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Big 3 from Duncan to give us the lead 👌 pic.twitter.com/LobB40LfLG8:36 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
First bucket back!
#BamAdebayo // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/GG8Vkaz6Tg8:35 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
That last Duncan Robinson three was off the Bam Adebayo handoff
The thing about it is how smooth it was run
Bam Adebayo between the leg dribbles on the face up, before smoothly flowing into the pass for Duncan
This isn’t sideway forces from the traditional bigs anymore – 8:34 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Heat by 3, 2:33 until half; pretty entertaining game so far – 8:33 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo scores his first basket of the game on a driving and-one layup with 4:12 left in the first half. – 8:31 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
One-on-one drive on a mismatch for Bam Adebayo
More of that
It’s coming
It’s needed – 8:30 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
That’s Bam Adebayo’s first basket in 49 days. – 8:29 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With 4:12 to play in second period, Bam Adebayo gets his first points since Nov. 29, on a layup. – 8:29 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
What would it take for Scottie Barnes to try to shoot on a fast break? – 8:29 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
P going to work tonight 😤
#PascalSiakam | #NBAAllStar
⭐️ 1 RT = 2 Votes ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/71UmVYizNa8:28 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler already up to 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 13 minutes. – 8:28 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Not sure how many times in a game an entire Raptors possession involves only Precious Achiuwa dribbling but it’s that many times too many – 8:27 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Incredible. Spo just shoving Herro to the ball. This can’t be legal but it’s hilarious. pic.twitter.com/mMl391JD6l8:23 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro is battling through his toughest matchup: length
Finding ways to get to his spots
He has to work harder, but still getting it done
That’s big time – 8:22 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
No Kyle Lowry above the break threes will be made tonight btw – 8:20 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Erik Spoelstra just pushed Herro to go get the ball. Literally stepped onto the court and pushed him. Idk that I’ve ever seen that. – 8:19 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Dedmon almost halfway to his version of the Yurtseven double-double, 5 rebounds, four points. And now Bam returning, so no Omer. – 8:19 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I’ve talked a lot about Tyler Herro against defensive length
But it’s just more about how much he has to work for every single bucket against teams like this – 8:17 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
a back-and-forth first quarter pic.twitter.com/vmgJr0AuV88:14 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
End 1Q: Raptors 30, Heat 27
– Bam Adebayo with 0 for 2 and 3 rebounds in his first minutes since Nov. 29.
– Jimmy Butler getting to the rim for most of his damage and 9 points.
– Dedmon getting minutes as the backup center and Yurtseven yet to check in. – 8:13 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raps lead 30-27 after a quarter. VanVleet has 11 and Boucher has 7 off the bench. – 8:12 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors by 3 after 1, FVV’s got 11, Butler 9 – 8:12 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of first quarter: Raptors 30, Heat 27. Jimmy Butler with nine points, six rebounds and three assists. Bam Adebayo still scoreless. – 8:11 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Raptors 30, Heat 27 at end of one. Butler 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists. VanVleet with 11 points for Raptors. – 8:11 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Been a lot of good Raptors hair over the years, Oak’s twisties, the time Mo Pete got his cut like Marion Jones but Champagnie’s in the discussion for best ever – 8:10 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Tyler threw it DOWN 🔨
#TylerHerro // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/nkMKi5Wlyp8:09 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors have shot 10 FTs, Heat have shot 2 FTs
Mike Budenholzer on phone to league office now – 8:08 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Surprised Dedmon is getting run ahead of Yurtseven after how good he was with Bam out – 8:04 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Heat by 3, Raptors were 2-for-10 and then 5-for-7
Game o’ runs, they say – 8:04 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro continues to provide 1-2 major highlight plays a quarter
Just such an exciting young player
And becoming very multi-dimensional – 8:04 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Only available Heat players yet to play: Omer Yurtseven, Kyle Guy, Udonis Haslem. – 8:02 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
My nightly tweet that Caleb Martin is here to stay – 8:01 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Dewayne Dedmon coming in as the first Heat big off the bench. – 8:01 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Dewayne Dedmon to play as Heat first big man off bench. – 8:00 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Contact no problem for Jimmy 💪
#JimmyButler // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/E3GHe2NJKj7:58 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro pushing pace in Kyle Lowry fashion after the make
They need that
Jimmy Butler and 1 – 7:58 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat with five turnovers in the first 6:30 of the game. The good news is Jimmy Butler very assertive early, with 7 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. – 7:58 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
#MLKDay pic.twitter.com/IALGKp1KVr7:58 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Couple of quick PFs on PJ Tucker; he sits – 7:55 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Two early fouls on Tucker, so Caleb Martin as sixth man. – 7:55 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
P.J. Tucker called for his second foul with 6:28 left in the first quarter. Caleb Martin entering the game. – 7:55 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Heat by 5 at first timeout, Raptors 2-10 from the field – 7:53 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam struggling to get that first bucket with Miami forcing things into him, but like his screening to start
That first Duncan three was a cleared out high pick and roll with no one in sight
Vincent got a three to fall on jumbled up side but Toronto still predicting slip – 7:52 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Never seen a Raptors-Heat defensive slugfest before, no sir. – 7:51 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Adebayo and the Heat out of sync early. – 7:50 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Duncan Robinson, who shot 3 of 20 from deep over the last three games, made his first three tonight with an assist from Bam Adebayo. – 7:48 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
“Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty, we are free at last.” #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/t4bqztcu6l7:48 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Good on Heat fans self imposing covid capacity limits – 7:48 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Needed this fire on a freezing, 66 degree night in Miami 🥶 pic.twitter.com/0CinrCkuJC7:42 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Looks like Bam Adebayo will play with a wrap around his surgically repaired right thumb tonight. – 7:41 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo is going to fill the midrange void for this team
That’s the biggest offensive shift
All other bigs- Dedmon, Yurt, PJ, Caleb- don’t have that rolling pull-up threat from free throw extended
Interesting to expand upon now – 7:37 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Gametime in the 305 ⚓️ pic.twitter.com/BeCteBUatm7:30 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Tonight’s @invisalign Starting Lineup pic.twitter.com/TcG4hJpu667:26 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Nets math from today’s Power Rankings: If Durant is out until the All-Star break, that leaves 8 regular-season games (after the break, not in BKN, NYK or TOR) where they could have all 3 stars. Thru today, they’ve had all 3 in 16 of a possible 114.
https://t.co/aqVjiKqyb4 pic.twitter.com/ZxzOFnyR537:23 PM

Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
No Gary Trent Jr. tonight. The ankle remains an issue. Raps will start Siakam, Achiuwa, Barnes, VanVleet and Anunoby. – 7:18 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Gary Trent. Jr is out tonight. Precious Achiuwa will start – 7:17 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
Kyle Lowry nailed it when it come to listing the greatest Raptors of all-time!
cc @BallyHEAT7:15 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat 2020 first-round pick Precious Achiuwa to start tonight for Raptors against Heat, along with VanVleet, Anunoby, Barnes, Siakam. That’s a lot of length. Gary Trent Jr. is out due to an ankle injury. – 7:14 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
No Gary Trent Jr, Raptors will start the now-usual VanVleet, Barnes, Anunoby, Siakam and Achiuwa – 7:13 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Tonight marks the 5th consecutive season and the 16th time in team history we play on #MLKDay
See who’s in and who’s out and both sides, jersey colors and broadcast info ⬇️ gohe.at/3tBCX3R7:13 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
The Return
Open Gym: Moment Presented by @Bell pic.twitter.com/5CFf0LhHrk7:11 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
No Trent. FVV, Barnes, Siakam, OG and Achiuwa start. – 7:10 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat lineup notes:
— Duncan Robinson had played his previous five appearances off the bench.
— Gabe Vincent’s previous start was the Dec. 28 home victory over the Wizards.
— The reshuffle has Max Strus as a reserve after starting his previous eight appearances. – 7:08 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat starting lineup tonight with Adebayo back and Lowry out: Vincent, Robinson, Butler, Tucker and Adebayo.
Yes, Duncan Robinson is back in the starting lineup. – 7:01 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Duncan Robinson back in Heat starting lineup. Also: Adebayo, Butler, Tucker, Vincent. (Lowry is out.) – 7:01 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
They did it
Bam Adebayo-Duncan Robinson pairing is back in the starting lineup
This is the time now – 7:01 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Let’s get Delon Wright back on the Raptors. Nobody understands him like I do. – 7:00 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Bam Adebayo is starting. – 6:59 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Bam Adebayo will start tonight for the Heat. – 6:59 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Punching the clock. This man is here to work. #HEATCulture
Ultra Hype // @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/CileiXG4LV6:53 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
No Kyle Lowry, and no Miami sunshine for @Paul Jones and me, sadly, but we’ll have the @TSN1050Radio call of Raptors-Heat from snowy Toronto at 7:30pm. Pre-game coverage with @jimtatti and @Nikki_Reyes starts at 7pm. https://t.co/duqS1wQHHW pic.twitter.com/MRwUrPOHh66:40 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
With Bam Adebayo making his return tonight, what’s next for Omer Yurtseven? “Whatever they ask of me, whatever Spo guides me to, that’s what I’ll try to perfect” miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…6:34 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat went 14-8 with Adebayo out. Pretty good. – 6:31 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Halfway point of the season for the Raptors tonight. Nurse said that this has been the most challenging of his 4 years as an NBA head coach so far, lots of ups and downs. “There’s some stark downs, man, and it’s been a battle to pick everybody up, or pick yourself up.” – 6:30 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
It’s official: Bam Adebayo is playing. – 6:29 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Bam Adebayo formally cleared. Will play. – 6:28 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Nurse on not facing Lowry in Miami tonight: “I wanted to see him, obviously… You go in here & you always wanna compete against the best players. Was kinda looking forward to seeing what that was gonna be like. We’re gonna have to put that on hold… but we should see him soon.” – 6:22 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Nick Nurse says he’s “fallen in love with Gary Trent Jr.” this season – 6:19 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Nick Nurse says it’ll be 10 to 14 days for Khem Birch dating back to his nose surgery – 6:17 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Nurse says there’s a soft timeline of 10-14 days for Khem Birch who’s out with a broken nose. – 6:17 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Nurse says that he’s had conversations with GM Bobby Webster about trying to evaluate what the Raptors need coming up to the trade deadline, but it’s been hard to evaluate given way season has gone. Says there’s about six-man or 7-man core they want to focus on going forward. – 6:14 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Gary Trent Jr. is questionable vs. Heat, will go through pre-game warm-ups and see. Barnes is a go. – 6:09 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Nick Nurse on Precious Achiuwa, “He’s in a good place right now. We’re just trying to learn him and let him learn us right now.” – 6:09 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Trent remains a game-time call, per Nurse. He’ll do a workout on the court in a bit and they’ll make a decision from there. Barnes returns tonight vs Miami, as expected. – 6:07 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Gary Trent Jr will warm up with the intention of figuring out if he can play tonight
Barnes is in for the Raptors – 6:07 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Nick Nurse says Gary Trent Jr. remains questionable. – 6:07 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Gary Trent Jr. is questionable – 6:07 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
“He’s ready to go. We’re ready to go. Let’s do it.”
– Coach Spo on Bam Adebayo – 6:00 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Spoelstra says Bam Adebayo will play tonight for Heat vs. Raptors. Has been out since Nov. 30 with a thumb injury. Kyle Lowry is out due to personal reasons. – 5:52 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#TORvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Coach Spo says Bam Adebayo (thumb) is warming up with the intent to play in tonight’s game.
Kyle Lowry (personal reasons), Markieff Morris (return to competition reconditioning), KZ Okpala (wrist) & Chris Silva (ineligible) have all been ruled out. – 5:51 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Erik Spoelstra says Bam Adebayo is warming up with the intention of playing
Warming up with the intention of putting street clothes back on would be newsworthy – 5:51 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Spo says Bam Adebayo is warming up with the intention of playing vs the Raptors. He’s been out for 7 weeks after thumb surgery but sounds like he’ll return tonight, as expected. “Safe to say he’s extremely excited… He’s ready to go, we’re ready to go, let’s do it.” – 5:50 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Bam Adebayo will play tonight for the Miami Heat and is very excited after “a sleepless night,” Erik Spoelstra says.
“He’s ready to go, we’re ready to go, let’s do it.” – 5:49 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
“Bam is warming up with the intention to play… safe to say he’s excited”
Spoelstra on Adebayo’s status for tonight against the Raptors. – 5:49 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
After missing 22 games, Bam Adebayo is warming up with the intention playing against the Raptors on Monday night. He had surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb in early December. – 5:49 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra says Bam Adebayo will warm up with the intention to play tonight
“It’s safe to say he’s extremely excited.”
@5ReasonsSports5:49 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra says Bam Adebayo will warm up with the intention to play tonight vs. Raptors. Adebayo has missed the past 22 games with a right thumb injury. – 5:49 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra says Bam Adebayo warming up with intention to play. So he will. – 5:48 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Bam Adebayo (thumb) will warm up with the intention of playing for the Heat against the Toronto Raptors tonight. No setbacks in recent workouts made it officially official. – 5:48 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Cavaliers coming to town Wednesday fresh off victory over KD-less Nets. That will keep Bulls in at least share of Eastern Conference lead, pending Heat outcome later tonight. – 5:20 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Funny moment: @DaveKoehnPxP asked me about the “whistle” from the other day. My mind immediately went to #Bengals#Raiders.
He’s like, uh, no – #Bucks – #Raptors ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Mike Budenholzer was not thrilled with THAT whistle, for sure:
jsonline.com/story/sports/n…4:55 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
It took a lot to achieve this day of remembrance and honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alonzo Mourning shares how #MLKDay came to be. pic.twitter.com/NVvHjaXRSp4:35 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Not exactly the follow-up the Sixers wanted after a feel-good win in Miami, but maybe the one we should have expected in a matinee following a back-to-back phillyvoice.com/sixers-wizards…4:23 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
⭐️ VOTES COUNT DOUBLE TODAY ⭐️
Vote for your Raptors All-Stars here: https://t.co/QzbnYFh6bH
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/j2C2uWK9UT4:12 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Tyler Herro a nominee for NBA East Player of the Week that went to Cleveland’s Darius Garland. – 3:45 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Pascal Siakam earns a nomination for East Player of the Week, but the award goes to Cleveland’s Darius Garland. – 3:35 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Divin’ back into the feed with OG
#OGAnunoby l #NBAAllStar
⭐️ 1 RT = 2 Votes ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/RxhY7BDGDE3:34 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
With Bam Adebayo on the verge of making his return, what’s next for Omer Yurtseven? miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Feedback from Heat players and coaches on just how impressive Yurtseven has been over the past month, and what the numbers say – 3:13 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
Lots of NBA personnel execs wishing they took a shot on a Martin brother. Cody having a good game today but Caleb has been really good too for the Heat. – 3:10 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
“Infinite possibilities” go Kyle Guy’s way, with Heat two-way deal signed Monday. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Also: Bam’s boost; Chalmers’ weekend. – 3:10 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Updated list of opposing players who have set their career-high points at Madison Square Garden this season:
1) Jaylen Brown (46)
2) OG Anunoby (36)
3) Ricky Rubio (37)
4) Evan Mobley (26)
5) Zeke Nnaji (21)
6) Miles Bridges (38) – 3:06 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Sixers loss was a dud, but the Celtics have now won five of six with winnable games against Charlotte, Portland, Washington and Sacramento on deck. Dead heat right now for the No. 7-11 spots in the East. – 2:43 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Seeing all your votes for Fred like…
#FredVanVleet | #NBAAllStar
⭐️ 1 RT = 2 Votes ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/dqyprsHYdw2:18 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Keep 🅿️ushin @Pascal Siakam in them #NBAAIIStar VOTES TODAY!
RETWEET as much as you can in 3 .. 2 .. GO pic.twitter.com/95XBnKz2m71:44 PM

Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA
Heat announce they have officially signed Kyle Guy to a two-way contract. He will be on the active roster tonight versus the Raptors. – 1:31 PM

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