The Toronto Raptors took a 3-2 series lead Wednesday night against the Miami Heat, behind a 34-point night from DeMar DeRozan.

Kyle Lowry chipped in 25 points (shooting poorly, but came up huge down the stretch) and Bismack Biyombo dominated the paint.

Game 6 is Friday night in South Beach.

Per the AP:

DeRozan matched a playoff high with 34 points, Lowry had 25 and the Raptors beat the Miami Heat 99-91 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. […] “We have faith in those guys, they’ve carried us the entire season,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “Not one time did we doubt their ability to score.”

 

Bismack Biyombo had 10 points for the Raptors, who never trailed. Toronto can clinch its first conference finals berth with a win in Game 6 in Miami on Friday.

 

“We just tried to go out there and be aggressive,” DeRozan said. “We’ve been aggressive these past two series and shots just weren’t dropping for us. We just told ourselves we were going to continue to be aggressive and it was going to come back around.”