Raptors 116, Heat 89 (Toronto advances to Eastern Conference Finals)
Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, DeMar DeRozan added 28, and Bismack Biyombo recorded a double-double (17 points, 16 boards) en route to the Raptors’ first ever Eastern Conference Finals berth. The Heat managed to remain competitive throughout much of the game- trailing by only six points at halftime- until the wheels came flying off in the fourth quarter. Miami was outscored 30-11 in the game’s final 12 minutes, leading to an early celebration at the Air Canada Centre.
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) May 15, 2016
Whereas the Raptors will go on to face Cleveland in the E.C. Finals (set to begin Tuesday at 8:30 PM ET), the Heat will begin their offseason following a hard fought seven game series. Dwyane Wade’s postseason efforts are not to be forgotten; Father Prime rapidly ascended the NBA all-time postseason scoring list throughout the Semifinals.
While the Raptors celebrate their landmark victory, the Thunder and Warriors will tip-off the Western Conference Finals tomorrow night at the ORACLE Arena.