Butler has triple-double, Heat beat Raptors 121-110 in OT

TORONTO (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, Duncan Robinson scored 22 points and the Miami Heat spoiled Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto’s lineup by beating the Raptors 121-110 in overtime Tuesday.

Butler scored eight consecutive points in 55 seconds to begin the extra session as the Heat recovered after blowing a seven-point lead in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter.

Bam Adebayo scored 18 points, Justise Winslow had 17 and Kelly Olynyk 16 as the Heat snapped the Raptors’ season-high winning streak at seven games, and became the first visitor to win north of the border this season.

Pascal Siakam had 15 points and 12 rebounds, Norman Powell scored 23 points and Fred VanVleet had 19 for Toronto, which had won a franchise-record nine straight home games to begin the season.

The Raptors missed all nine of their field goal attempts in overtime.

Philadelphia (10-0), Miami (8-0) and Boston (7-0) are the only NBA teams yet to lose at home this season.

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Miami also won at Milwaukee on Oct. 26, a 131-126 overtime victory. The Heat are the only road team to beat the Bucks this season.

Lowry returned after missing 11 games because of a fractured left thumb. The five-time All-Star missed his first 11 shot attempts, including seven from 3-point range, before making a layup with 8:40 to go in the fourth. He finished 2 for 18, including 0 for 11 from 3-point range. Lowry had 12 points and 11 assists in 41 minutes.

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Toronto trailed 107-100 after Winslow’s layup with 1:59 to go in the fourth. Powell hit a 3, Lowry made a pair at the line and, after a missed jumper by Winslow, Powell connected from the corner to give the Raptors a 108-107 lead, their first of the final quarter.

Butler tied it by splitting a pair of free throws and Siakam had his shot blocked at the other end, giving the Heat the ball with just under 20 seconds remaining. Miami advanced the ball before coach Erik Spoelstra called timeout with 9.3 seconds to go. Butler pulled up for a 3 over Powell, but his shot bounced off the rim, sending it to overtime.

TIP-INS

Heat: Miami was without guard Goran Dragic (strained right groin). Dragic, who was injured in the first half of Sunday’s win at Brooklyn, is also expected to miss Wednesday’s game in Boston. … G Dion Waiters was in uniform for the first time this season. Waiters was suspended for 11 of the Heat’s first 18 games, costing him about $920,000, pending appeals.

Raptors: Toronto swept the season series against Miami last season, just the second time it has done so. … Lowry missed all eight of his field goal attempts in the first half, including five shots from 3-point range. His only points came on a pair of free throws with 3:40 left in the second. … The Raptors went 9-2 without Lowry.

UP NEXT

Heat: At Boston on Wednesday.

Raptors: Host Houston on Thursday.

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IAN HARRISON

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