Miami: LeBron James scored 28 points before taking the fourth quarter off, Mike Miller added 13 points and the Miami Heat continued tuning up for the postseason by pulling away in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 96-72 on Wednesday.
The Raptors tied a franchise-worst with 23 points in the second half, matching what they managed in a first half against Washington in 2003, and Toronto coach Dwane Casey lauded Miami afterward.
"They play the right way," Casey said. "They have the star power to do it. My hat's off to Miami. They're a great team. I'm going to enjoy watching them. I hope my guys were watching and learning and that they learned from tonight and how fast and how physical the game is for 48 minutes. Not 24 minutes, 48 minutes."