Tuesday night’s Raptors-Heat game in Toronto had *a lot* going on, especially for a random regular-season NBA game in January.
We’ll first look at how the game ended, on this layup from Miami’s Wayne Ellington with 00.3 seconds left (and then Raptors star DeMar DeRozan nearly hit a full-court shot):
?GAME WINNER ALERT? pic.twitter.com/FOWJuvYK0v
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 10, 2018
But the night also included two fights, beginning with Serge Ibaka and James Johnson trading punches in the third quarter. They were both ejected from the game.
James Johnson-Serge Ibaka throwing punches at each after getting heated pic.twitter.com/CJdIXGliRJ
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) January 10, 2018
James Johnson vs. Serge Ibaka, Winner: Draw! pic.twitter.com/YO7wLMXJ9E
— Agent of NBA Chaos (@World_Wide_Wob) January 10, 2018
And shortly after the game ended, DeMar DeRozan and Goran Dragic got into it. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra came in to separate them:
DeRozan & Dragic get into it at the end, get separated quickly pic.twitter.com/qSAmKWkPD6
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 10, 2018
DeRozan on altercation with Dragic: "He must have thought I was trying to hit him or something after I shot the shot, but I don't know. I didn't have no problem with it at first until he looked at me. That's a question you probably have to ask him."
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) January 10, 2018
It certainly won’t be difficult to find interesting storylines if these teams meet in the playoffs. Toronto (28-11) is currently the No. 2 seed in the East, while the Heat — winners of five straight — are the conference’s No. 4 seed.