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Powell, Raptors regroup after blowing lead, beat Heat 101-81

Norman Powell scored 23 points, OG Anunoby added 21 and the Toronto Raptors recovered in the second half after blowing a 21-point lead to beat the Miami Heat 101-81 on Friday night.

Pascal Siakam had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Raptors, who never trailed on their way to avenging a loss to the Heat on Wednesday night.

Kendrick Nunn led the Heat (6-8) with 20 points, but the injury-riddled defending Eastern Conference champions made just seven of 31 3-point shots (22.7%) in losing for the fourth time in six games. Bam Adebayo had 14 points and eight rebounds.

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (24) shoots over Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP PhotoChris O'Meara)

The Raptors (6-9) led 34-13 when Powell's layup completed an 18-2 run with 2:52 left in the first quarter. They were 8 of 11 on 3-point shots in the period.

Powell, starting in place of the injured Kyle Lowry, scored 19 points in the first half.

Goran Dragic had two layups and a baseline jumper and Gabe Vincent added three layups in a 19-5 Miami run that opened the second half and tied it at 61.

Toronto Raptors center Aron Baynes (46) goes up to block a shot by Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP PhotoChris O'Meara)

But Powell answered with a layup, launching a 12-0 Toronto run, and the Heat never recovered.

TIP-INS

Heat: Played again without F Jimmy Butler and G Avery Bradley (coronavirus protocol), G Tyler Herro (neck spams) and C Meyers Leonard (left shoulder strain).

Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) passes the ball around Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP PhotoChris O'Meara)

Raptors: Lowry did not play because of a toe infection. Coach Nick Nurse said Lowry tried to play through the injury Wednesday night and is hopeful of playing Sunday. ... Siakam played with a sore groin after a bad fall on Wednesday night. ... Powell averages 17.8 points and is shooting 55.3 percent in his four starts this season.

UP NEXT

Heat: Saturday night's game at Brooklyn will be Miami's third road game in four days.

Raptors: Play at Indiana Sunday afternoon in the first game of a two-day series. The game has been moved up to a 1 p.m. tipoff.