Miami Heat : 104 : : Toronto Raptors : 95 — November 5, 2013
Looks like Chris Bosh couldn’t handle the pressure of returning to Toronto because he planned the birth of his second child to coincide with Miami’s trip to the Air Canada Centre. You’d think he’d stop wussing out after the 10th trip north of the border, but some people’s wussiness knows no bounds.
For much of the night, it looked like the newest, littlest Bosh was going to cost the Heat a win (loved ones are the freaking worst!), because the Raptors rebounding was solid and Jonas Valančiūnas was having his first memorable game of the season (18/9 on 7-of-13 shooting) in the absense of the defensive beast known as Chris Bosh (slight exaggeration, but he would have been a big help).
Then the Miami Heat did that thing they do, breaking Toronto’s heart into a million pieces like they always do, and ripped off a 19-3 run during a 7-minute stretch in the 3rd and 4th quarters behind the one-der of LeBron James (35/8/8). As they fizzled out, Toronto clanked away on jumpers and while they were still rebounding strong, they’d almost immediately turn the ball over after doing so. That’s just too many wasted posessions against a team that will waste you if you don’t make use of your opportunities.