Raptors lose young star Barnes to ankle injury in chippy loss to Heat


Jimmy Butler scored 24 factors, Max Strus added 20 off the bench and the Miami Heat topped the Toronto Raptors 112-109 on Saturday night time to cease a season-opening two-game slide.

The groups will meet once more Monday night time in Miami.

Miami’s Kyle Lowry had 17 factors towards his former membership, Tyler Herro had 14 and Bam Adebayo added 10 for the Heat.

Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent Jr. every scored 23 factors for Toronto, which acquired 18 factors and 11 rebounds from former Heat ahead Precious Achiuwa. O.G. Anunoby scored 13 factors and Scottie Barnes added 11 for Toronto.

Barnes was shaken up twice in the primary half; first he banged his left shoulder, then sprained his proper ankle via the second quarter and was dominated out.

WATCH | Barnes exits with injury:

Raptors’ Scottie Barnes leaves sport with proper ankle sprain

Toronto ahead Scottie Barnes suffers an injury to his proper ankle in the course of the first half towards Miami.

The Heat noticed a 24-point lead minimize to six early in the fourth, with Toronto getting on an enormous roll after a scuffle — which spilled right into a row of baseline seats — appeared to encourage the Raptors.

Toronto’s Christian Koloko and Miami’s Caleb Martin have been each ejected with 7:46 left in the third quarter. They have been jostling for a rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Siakam, and Martin was whistled for a foul. Koloko wound up on the ground, and Martin stepped towards him because the Raptors’ rookie rapidly bounced to his ft.

WATCH | Ejections handed out to Koloko, Martin:

Two gamers ejected as tensions flare between Raptors and Heat

Toronto rookie Christian Koloko and Miami ahead Caleb Martin are ejected from the sport after their scuffle spills into the stands.

In a flash, they have been tangled, Martin showing to drive Koloko right into a row of seats that toppled backward. Players from each groups rapidly rushed to that spot, which was simply a few ft in entrance of the Heat bench. The sport was stopped for a number of minutes whereas referees reviewed the play and crews used towels to mop up the world.

Miami led 81-59 on the time; the Raptors outscored the Heat 17-2 over the subsequent 5:11, and Toronto did not go away.

Siakam’s basket with 1:04 left acquired Toronto to 109-103, however Lowry drove the lane and scored on the following possession to assist be sure that Miami would escape.


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