Raptors travel to Miami

January 05, 2014 17:43:58 UK

The Atlantic Division leading Toronto Raptors put their five-game winning streak on the line when they head to South Beach to play the Miami Heat.

Toronto, who lead the Boston Celtics by four games in the Division, are fresh off a victory in Washington in the opener of a three-game road swing that also takes in the Pacers in Indiana on Tuesday.

Amir Johnson, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson were all in double figures for the visitors at the Verizon Center as the Raptors went over the .500 mark for the first time since the third game of the campaign.

The Heat, who have defeated Toronto twice already this season at the Air Canada Centre, bounced back from their loss to the Golden State Warriors with a 110-94 victory in Orlando over the Magic.

LeBron James had one of his quieter nights from the floor, hitting 5-of-13 for 15 points while pulling down eight rebounds and eight assists. Instead, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade led the way for the visitors with 20 apiece.

The Raptors are 3.10 to win the game, while the Heat are 1.40.

Saturday the Central Division and Eastern Conference leaders continued their fine form when the Indiana Pacers eased by the New Orleans Pelicans at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Paul George added 10 rebounds to a game-high 24 points to record a double-double as Indiana rallied from a poor opening quarter to dispatch the visitors.

Sunday the Pacers are straight back into action at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland to play the Cavaliers before returning home to face the Raptors on Tuesday.

The Pacers are 1.20 to win the game, while the Cavaliers are 4.75.

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