The Toronto Raptors dropped a heartbreaker last night, 90-89 to the scrappy Miami Heat. The Raptors hardly played their best, and the game was marred by ugly shooting and a couple scuffles, but Toronto had a chance—until a blown coverage cost them on the final play.
A couple of additional Raptors notes:
- Serge Ibaka, who just seems to get under some peoples’ skin, will likely be suspended for Thursday’s matchup against Cleveland, thanks to his third-quarter scuffle with James Johnson.
- No word yet on Kyle Lowry’s status for Thursday.
- We’ll see what the league has to say about DeMar DeRozan ahead of Thursday, thanks to his contretemps with Goran Dragic after the whistle. If the Raptors are missing those three—their top three scorers—it could be a long damn night.