Dragic, who scored 20 or more points for the fourth time in
the past seven playoff games, helped tie the Eastern Conference
semifinal series, 3-3. He made 12-of-21 shots -- including six
layups and two 3-pointers -- in a versatile effort.
Miami's Dwyane Wade added 22 points.
Kyle Lowry led Toronto with 36 points, and DeMar DeRozan added
The Raptors, who also set a franchise record with 56
regular-season wins, host the Heat on Sunday in the deciding
game of the best-of-seven series.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers await the winner of
If Toronto wins, the Raptors advance to the Eastern Conference
Finals for the first time in the franchise's 20-year history.
A Miami victory would give the Heat a matchup against James, who
helped the franchise win two NBA titles in four years before
bolting back to Cleveland in 2014.
Miami had a 21-20 lead after a first quarter in which neither
team shot better than 40 percent.
Dragic took over in the second quarter, making 6-of-7 shots from
the floor, including four layups, one short jumper and a
3-pointer. He also made a free throw and had 14 points in the
quarter, helping Miami take a 53-44 lead at the break.
Lowry got hot in the third quarter, scoring 12 points. But Miami
still managed to extend its lead slightly to 82-72. Dragic had
nine points in the quarter.
Toronto never seriously threatened in the fourth quarter.
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