The Miami Heat were given a bit of a scare in the fourth quarter by the Toronto Raptors before winning their 22nd consecutive game on Sunday to tie the second longest winning streak in NBA history.
The Heat built up a 16-point lead in the first half but the Raptors chipped away and tied the game early in the fourth quarter before Miami pulled away down the stretch to win 108-91.
Miami are now tied with the 2007-08 Houston Rockets in second place with 22 straight wins in the NBA. Only the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, who won 33 in a row, remain ahead of them.
Dwyane Wade had 24 points for Miami while LeBron James had 22. Rudy Gay and Amir Johnson were responsible for most of the Raptors scoring. Gay had 27 while Johnson had 18 to go along with 18 rebounds.
Toronto tied the game at 77-77 when Gay hit a pair of free throws at 11:08 in the final quarter, but the Heat responded with 12-straight points, including a highlight-reel dunk from Wade off a half-court lob from Norris Cole.
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Bucks 115, Magic 109
Monta Ellis scored 25 points, including five 3-pointers, in the fourth quarter as the Bucks rallied late for a 115-109 victory over Orlando at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Ellis finished with 39 points, along with six rebounds and five assists, to help Milwaukee snap a three-game losing streak.
Along with Ellis, Ersan Ilyasova had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Milwaukee. Brandon Jennings scored 15 points with 14 assists and Larry Sanders had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Aaron Afflalo led Orlando with 24 points while Maurice Harkless added 23. Nikola Vucevic added 20 points and Jameer Nelson finished with 16 for the Magic. (Editing by Julian Linden)