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DeRozan ties playoff career high with 34, Raps a win from advancing - The Associated Press

  • DeRozan ties playoff career high with 34, Raps a win from advancing - The Associated Press

TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan matched a playoff high with 34 points, Kyle Lowry had 25 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 99-91 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Bismack Biyombo had 10 points for the Raptors, who can clinch their first conference finals berth with a win in Game 6 in Miami on Friday.

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It was DeRozan's franchise-best 13th 20-point game in the playoffs and his sixth this postseason.

Dwyane Wade scored 20 for Miami, Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson each had 13.

Toronto led by 20 in the first half and by 13 to start the fourth quarter before its lead was cut to one. DeRozan sealed it by going 4 for 4 on his free throws in the final 21 seconds.

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