Wednesday , Dec , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Miami Heat Team Report – December 1

=== Miami Heat Team Report – December 1 ===

(Sports Network) – The Miami Heat dropped a 94-92 decision to the Toronto
Raptors on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Shaquille O’Neal reached the 30-point mark for the first time with the Heat,
scoring 34 points with 17 rebounds. Dwyane Wade had 22 points, including nine
in the fourth quarter, to go with nine rebounds while Udonis Haslem recorded
his fourth double-double of the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the
loss.

Donyell Marshall and the Raptors dominated the offensive glass down the
stretch and had consecutive putbacks to hand Toronto a 92-87 lead with 1:18 to
go.

Wade answered with five straight points to even things up for Miami with 38
ticks remaining and Jalen Rose pulled down a Marshall miss before getting
fouled with 15 seconds left. He calmly converted both free throws for a 94-92
edge, but the Heat still had plenty of time to draw up a play.

Wade tried to take the ball to the hoop, but was double-teamed and forced to
give it up to Damon Jones for a desperation three that was partially blocked
by Vince Carter. Wade grabbed the loose ball as time was winding down and
fired a last-ditch three that was off the rim as the buzzer sounded.

Miami will get back on the court on Friday versus the Chicago Bulls.

MIA