Wade apologizes for anthem flap in Miami-Toronto series
MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade was the first Miami Heat player to line up for the playing of ''O Canada'' on Monday night. Lesson learned. The Heat guard apologized Monday to anyone who was offended by his actions before Saturday's Toronto-Miami matchup, when he took a few extra warm-up shots at the beginning of the singing of ''O Canada.'' Video showed Wade continued his pregame routine for about 20 seconds before he took his spot in line with the rest of his teammates. Wade issued the apology after Miami's 94-87 victory that tie
Wade gets 30, Heat rally and beat Raptors 94-87 in OT
MIAMI (AP) Just about everyone struggled to score, with one very notable exception. Dwyane Wade was rolling. And the Miami Heat couldn't be more thankful. Wade scored 30 points, including the layup that sent the game to overtime and finished off Miami's frantic comeback from a nine-point deficit, as the Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night. The series is tied 2-2, heading to Toronto for Game 5 on Wednesday. ''It looked dark for a minute,'' Wade said, ''b
Analysis: With backcourt starters Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combining for just 19 points on 6-for-28 shooting, Joseph was forced to step up off the bench, and turned in his best scoring effort since tallying 15 points in Game 6 of the Raptors' first-round series with the Pacers. Over 11 postseason appearances, Joseph is averaging 10.1 points (on 53% shooting from the field), 2.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds across 24.5 minutes per game.
Analysis: Though Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) missed Game 4 and is expected to sit out the rest of the series, it didn't open up any extra minutes for Scola, who has now gone unused off the bench in six of the Raptors' last seven postseason games.