Miami Heat (2-2) at Toronto Raptors (2-1), 7 p.m. (ET)
(Sports Network) - The Miami Heat will head north of the border in search of their first road win Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.
The Heat opened defense of its second straight title by disposing of Chicago at home, but dropped back-to-back road tilts in Philadelphia and Brooklyn. The Heat got on track with Sunday's 103-93 home victory over the winless Washington Wizards, as LeBron James scored 25 points and Chris Bosh added 24.
Dwyane Wade netted 20 points for the Heat, who shot 52.9 percent from the field and later had a 23-point lead later in the contest. Miami also avoided its first three-game losing streak since January, 2012 and handed out a season-high 32 assists.
Miami also had four players with at least five assists. Mario Chalmers had the most with eight and also scored six points.
"The intensity was better and the consistent ball movement was better than it's been," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said.
Wade said the bevy of assists made it easy for everybody on the team.
"You can feel it, and it's special when it happens," Wade told NBA.com. "It just makes the game so much easier."
Miami is 32-4 in the regular season since the previous All-Star break and James has scored in double-figures the last 499 games. That run includes a 221-game stretch as a member of the Heat. Hall of Famer and NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had a streak of 508 consecutive games with 10-plus points. Michael Jordan tops the list at a ridiculous 866 games.
Following their trip to Canada, the Heat will return to south Florida for four straight games versus the Clippers, Celtics, Bucks and Mavericks.
Bosh is listed as questionable for personal reasons as Bosh and his wife welcomed the birth of a new baby daughter on Monday.
Toronto has won two of its first three games this season and recorded a 97-90 road triumph the last time out Saturday against Milwaukee.
The Raptors spoiled the Bucks' home opener and received 18 points from Rudy Gay, 17 out of DeMar DeRozan and 14 by Kyle Lowry, who's nursing an injured left ring finger tendon. Gay had a career-high 15 rebounds (13 defense) and led eight players with at least five boards.
"I'm just trying not to be one-dimensional," Gay said.
Toronto, which squandered a 12-point lead, had a 60-38 advantage on the glass and halted a 10-game losing streak to the Bucks. Milwaukee had won eight in a row as the host.
The Raptors started the month of November with three consecutive back-to-backs and will visit Charlotte and Indiana after hosting the Heat. Toronto and Miami will play four times this season. The last time Toronto played a reigning NBA champion four times was 2008-09 versus Boston.
Miami took all three meetings with Toronto last season and is riding an 11- game winning in this series. The Heat are 12-1 in the last 13 games against the Raptors, losers in five straight as the host to Miami.
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Heat finally overcame a slow start on the road and LeBron James set another milestone.
James became the fifth player in NBA history to score 10 or more points in 500 straight games and the Heat beat the Toronto Raptors, 104-95, on Tuesday.
James, who joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (787 and 508 games), Michael Jordan (866), Karl Malone (575) and Moses Malone (526) as the only other players to accomplish the feat, had a season-high 35 points to go with eight rebounds and eight assists.
Miami, which tallied its first road win, fell into a 19-0 hole in Philadelphia, an 11-3 deficit in Brooklyn and trailed 9-2 early on in this one.
Heat forward Chris Bosh didn't travel with the team for Tuesday's game against his former squad following the birth of his daughter. Bosh, who played for the Raptors from 2003-10, is averaging 19.8 points and 6.8 rebounds this season.
Dwyane Wade registered 20 points, six boards and five helpers for the Heat, who have defeated Toronto 12 straight times.
DeMar DeRozan poured in 21 points, while Rudy Gay finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which fell to 2-2 on the young campaign.
Gay had the final five points of a 14-4 run to tie the game at 71-71 with three minutes left in the third, but Miami countered with a 19-3 surge that bridged into the fourth quarter and helped it seize control.
Wade's turnaround fade-away from the left wing at the third quarter buzzer gave the Heat a 78-74 cushion heading into the final frame where Miami scored the first 10 points.
James' layup capped the swing and made it 90-74 with 7:47 left.
An 8-0 Toronto spurt pulled the hosts within six with less than two minutes remaining, but James' three-point play and Ray Allen's triple put the game away.
Earlier, after Toronto took a 25-23 lead after a quarter of play, Miami closed the first half on an 18-5 run as Mario Chalmers' trey at the first half horn staked the Heat a 52-50 spread.