The Toronto Raptors used a major comeback in the fourth quarter to force overtime but couldn't close things out in the extra period.
A massive triple-double and clutch overtime performance from Jimmy Butler led the Miami Heat to handing the Raptors their first home loss of the season. Butler finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, including the first eight points of overtime to secure the win for Miami.
Norman Powell's fourth quarter explosion of 13 points carried Toronto back into the game, but the Raptors couldn't overcome bad performances from Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam.
If you missed any of the action from this close contest, we had you covered below with live updates, highlights and more.
Final: Miami Heat 121, Toronto Raptors 110 (OT)
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The Heat hold on to win behind a monster 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists from Jimmy Butler. Bam Adebayo had 18 points and seven rebounds and completely shut down Pascal Siakam while Justise Winslow stepped up in the fourth quarter and finished with 17 points, nine boards and four assists.
The Raptors clawed their way back into this one behind a 13-point forth quarter outburst from Norman Powell, who finished with 23 points for the game, but couldn't overcome rough nights from Siakam and Kyle Lowry.
Siakam was quiet with 15 points shooting 5-for-14 from the field while Lowry, in his first game back from his thumb injury, couldn't get anything to drop going 2-for-18 from the field and 0-for-11 from 3-point range.
Ran outta gas. pic.twitter.com/IQeHY2Mdmy- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 4, 2019
Canada's own Kelly Olynyk buries a 3-pointer to give the Heat a 121-110 lead with 29 seconds to go, putting this game away.
The Raptors have still yet to get a bucket to go in overtime but a pair of free throws from Norman Powell makes it 116-110 Heat with a minute and a half remaining.
Jimmy Butler is taking over with eight unanswered points for the Heat to start overtime. Miami leads 116-108 one minute into the extra period.
Already got a triple-double now taking over overtime.@JimmyButler you're a real 1. pic.twitter.com/o5eDJFP1mG- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 4, 2019
End of regulation: Heat 108, Raptors 108
Jimmy Butler can't get the game-winning 3-point attempt to fall and we're headed to overtime!
Jimmy Butler attacked the rim and got fouled, going 1-for-2 from the free throw line to tie the game at 108. After a failed post-up attempt by Pascal Siakam, the Heat have the ball in a tied game with nine seconds remaining.
Norman Powell! The Raptors forward is on fire in the fourth quarter, knocking down a massive 3-pointer to give Toronto a 108-107 lead with 42 seconds remaining. He's up to 13 points in the frame and 21 points for the game, giving the Raptors their first lead they were up 17-14 in the first quarter! Toronto is on an 8-0 run to give them this one-point lead.
BIG SHOT NORM pic.twitter.com/WCAltCyml0- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 4, 2019
The Raptors are down but not out, trailing 105-99 with 3:16 left. Both Norman Powell and Kyle Lowry had a chance to knock down big-time 3-pointers to make it a three-point game but failed to convert. Lowry is now 2-for-14 from the field and 0-for-8 from beyond the arc.
The Heat have extended their lead to 105-97 with 4:51 remaining in the game. It's do-or-die time for the Raptors, who need a run out of this timeout. Norman Powell has done his best to keep them in the game with nine points in the quarter and 15 points in the game. Pascal Siakam can't get anything going as he's stuck at 15 points.
The Raptors keep cutting it close but can't seem to get over the hump. A quick five points from Justise Winslow gives the Heat a 98-90 lead with just under seven minutes to play. Winslow has nine points in the quarter while the Raptors have nine points in the frame as a team. Kyle Lowry has finally gotten a bucket to fall, converting a layup to bring him to 1-for-12 shooting from the field.
HEAT up 8️⃣#MIAvsTOR: 98-90 with 6:53 left in the 4th. @IAmJustise has 15 off the bench 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/lHL8rWsjnf- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 4, 2019
End of third quarter: Heat 83, Raptors 81
The Raptors will not go away! An 8-0 run to close the quarter brings them within three points heading into the fourth. Fred VanVleet had a tough coast-to-coast finish for an and-1 to end the frame, sending the Scotiabank Arena crowd into a frenzy. He's up to 18 points, five assists and three steals to lead the team while Serge Ibaka's 12 points and eight rebounds has given the second unit a burst.
Like he's ambidex' pic.twitter.com/m8AHXZCbbY- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 4, 2019
The Heat went extended their run to 15-2 and got up to an 11-point lead - their biggest of the night - but the Raptors kept things in check. Miami leads 80-73 with 3:11 left in the third and sharpshooter Duncan Robinson has a team-high 19 points shooting 5-for-8 from long range. Kyle Lowry has still yet to convert a bucket, going 0-for-10 from the field and 0-for-7 from 3-point land. Pascal Siakam is starting to heat up a bit with 15 points and seven rebounds.
The Raptors took a lead but a 9-0 run from the Heat keeps them ahead at 69-62 with 7:17 left in the third. Jimmy Butler continues to impress as his triple-double watch is up to 11 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
🚨Triple-Double Watch 🚨@JimmyButler has 11 points, 9 assists & 7 rebounds with 6:43 left in the 3rd. 🔥 up 71-62. pic.twitter.com/KQYDpLIWf2- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 4, 2019
Halftime: Heat 58, Raptors 53
The Raptors made progress in the second quarter but the Heat didn't surrender the lead. Jimmy Butler is doing a little bit of everything for Miami flirting with a triple-double at halftime with eight points, seven assists and six rebounds. They have nine players in the scoring column with Bam Adebayo's 12 points leading the team. Miami is shooting 50.0% from the field with 28 points in the paint.
Adebayo has continued to make things difficult for Pascal Siakam, who has 10 points shooting 3-for-10 from the field. Kyle Lowry is still looking for his first bucket shooting 0-for-8 from the field and 0-for-5 from 3-point land but has a team-high six assists. Marc Gasol has already matched his season-high in scoring with 12 points while Fred VanVleet has also added 12 points. The Raptors are shooting 36.2% from the field and 25.0% from beyond the arc.
FVV | 12p, 3a, 2s- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 4, 2019
Big Spain | 12p, 2r
Spicy P | 10p, 5r pic.twitter.com/SoJrrhxsDW
And now it's a one-point game! The Heat hold on to a slim 44-43 lead but the Raptors are making a push. 15 points from the bench unit and 12 points from Marc Gasol has Toronto right back in this contest. Pascal Siakam is still struggling to get anything going with eight points on eight shots. For Miami, Tyler Herro has checked in for the Heat and scored six quick points.
Serge Ibaka sends away a shot from the Rookie of the Month Kendrick Nunn!
.@sergeibaka havin' Nunn of it pic.twitter.com/xtTUgoZweq- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 4, 2019
The Raptors have cut into the Heat's lead at 40-36 with 7:18 to go in the half. Kyle Lowry and the bench - Norman Powell, Terence Davis, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Serge Ibaka - have provided a spark to get things going for Toronto. Lowry is still struggling to find a rhythm in his first game back shooting 0-for-6 from the field and 0-for-3 from 3-point land, but has four assists and three rebounds.
C A S H pic.twitter.com/LEx89O6oKR- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 4, 2019
End of first quarter: Heat 32, Raptors 23
The Heat are moving the ball well on offence and forcing the Raptors to take tough shots. Miami has nine assists and seven players in the scoring column led by Duncan Robinson's nine points on 3-for-4 shooting from long range. They're shooting 54.2% from the field and 44.4% from beyond the arc to Toronto's 33.3% from the field and 30.0% from 3-point range.
Plenty of time to work with. pic.twitter.com/kR2XVOS87T- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 4, 2019
The Heat lead the Raptors 21-19 with 2:43 remaining in the quarter. Bam Adebayo is making his impact felt with six points while also playing stellar defence on Pascal Siakam, who has two points on five shots.
Absolute 🔒down by @Bam1of1 💨🏀 pic.twitter.com/ODriIPZFAj- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 4, 2019
Marc Gasol is out to another hot start for the Raptors! After scoring 11 points in the first quarter of their last game against the Jazz, Gasol has seven points early as the Raptors and Heat are tied at 12-12.
The Raptors will start Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/Nq4jZAdsLQ- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 4, 2019
The Heat will start Kendrick Nunn, Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, Meyers Leonard and Bam Adebayo.
#HEATFirstFive in The 6ix. #MIAvsTOR pic.twitter.com/l78YaXf7Rh- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 3, 2019
Kyle Lowry will return to the lineup and start for the Raptors after an 11-game absence due to a fracture in his left thumb. He will not have a minutes restriction.
Lowry returns to the starting lineup and while Nurse says he'd like to ease him back a bit there's no specific minutes cap or restriction for tonight. He's good to go.- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) December 3, 2019
The Heat will be without Goran Dragic, who is out with a right groin strain. Dragic played a big role in Miami's win over the Brooklyn Nets over the weekend with 24 points in 30 minutes off the bench.
#MIAvsTOR INJURY UPDATE: Goran Dragic (right groin strain) and KZ Okpala (Achilles) have both been ruled out of tonight's game vs the Raptors.- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 3, 2019