100 - 109 Final
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Wade and Heat regroup in win over Raptors

Nov 14, 2010 - 4:12 AM Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade put an ugly game behind him with a 31-point, eight-rebound night, leading the Miami Heat to a 109-100 wire-to- wire decision over the Toronto Raptors.

Wade was 2-for-12 from the field for eight points in a loss to Boston on Thursday, but hit 11-of-16 on Saturday to stop the club's two-game skid.

LeBron James posted 23 points and 11 assists, while Chris Bosh, in his first game against his former team, added 12 points and six boards in the win.

"I played with [Bosh] for six years so it was strange [playing against him]. He was a great teammate and is a great friend," Raptors guard Jose Calderon said.

Andrea Bargnani scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while DeMar DeRozan netted 21 points for the Raptors, who were coming off an unlikely win at Orlando on Friday.

The Heat's lead was down to four, 91-87, before James and Wade took over after the midway point of the fourth quarter.

"I think that was a real beneficial fourth quarter for us and for them," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said of his dynamic duo. "What they need more than anything right now is time."

James tossed an alley-oop to Udonis Haslem to start a 12-2 game-sealing flurry. Wade scored six on the run, which was highlighted by James' emphatic slam, and the Raptors never seriously threatened the 103-89 deficit they faced in the final three minutes.

Bosh put in the first bucket of the game with a hook shot, jump-starting a first quarter that saw Miami take a 34-25 lead.

The margin was 63-50 at the half and reached as high as 73-55 following Bosh's three-point play with just under nine minutes remaining in the third.

Amir Johnson put in back-to-back buckets to ignite a 16-3 Toronto run that cut the deficit to 76-71 later in the third, which ended with Miami on top, 83-73.

Game Notes

Bosh, Toronto's all-time franchise leader in points, rebounds, free throws made and blocks, signed with Miami as a free agent in the offseason...Haslem chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat, who received 14 points from James Jones and 12 from Zydrunas Ilgauskas...Calderon and Sonny Weems each netted 15 points for Toronto, while Johnson scored 14.