Miami Heat secured their first win of the new season as they defeated a high-spirited Toronto Raptors on the road. Miami Heat picked up a 109-112 win in Toronto.
Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, Max Strus added 20 off the bench, and the Heat topped the Raptors 112-109 on Saturday night.
Miami’s Kyle Lowry had 17 points against his former club, Tyler Herro had 14, and Bam Adebayo added 10 for the Heat — who wasted much of a 24-point lead before hanging on.
Nigerian star and former Heat forward Precious Achuiwa recorded a double-double, 18 points and 11 rebounds from the bench. Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent Jr. scored 23 points for Toronto.
The Heat saw a 24-point lead cut to six early in the fourth, with Toronto getting a massive huge roll after a scuffle — which spilt into a row of baseline seats — seemed to inspire the Raptors.