Monday , Dec , 15 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Toronto Raptors Team Report – December 15

=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – December 15 ===

(Sports Network) – The Raptors lost a tough game Sunday, falling to the
Miami Heat, 90-89, in front of their home crowd.

Donyell Marshall paced Toronto with 25 points and also pulled down nine
rebounds. Vince Carter added 12 points for the Raptors, who lost their second
in a row after winning a season-high five straight.

Toronto led Miami by five points twice in the fourth quarter, the last time at
85-80 on Morris Peterson’s jumper with 5:04 left in the period. However, the
Raptors scored only four points the rest of the way, while Miami countered
with 10.

Dwyane Wade’s short jumper in the lane with just under a half-minute remaining
put the Heat in front, 90-89.

On the Raptors’ next possession, Alvin Williams missed a shot from the corner,
but the ball went out of bounds off a Miami player and Toronto got it back.
Carter then received the ball, but misfired on a turnaround jumper in the
closing seconds.

Carter was only 3-of-12 from the floor.

The Raptors visit the Dallas Mavericks tonight.