Shaq’s triple-double boosts Heat past Raptors; Wade out with flu
=== Shaq’s triple-double boosts Heat past Raptors; Wade out with flu ===
Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Antoine Walker scored a season-high 32 points
and also pulled down eight rebounds, as the Miami Heat overcame the absence of
Dwyane Wade to post a 106-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Wade missed the game due to the flu, but Shaquille O’Neal took matters into
his own hands, posting just his second career triple-double with 15 points,
11 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. O’Neal’s only other triple-double
came way back on November 12, 1993.
Derek Anderson added 17 points for Miami, while Gary Payton and Udonis Haslem
both contributed 15 points in the victory.
The Raptors, losers of nine straight games, were led by Mike James’ 32 points.
James became the first Raptor to ever score 30 or more points in four
Morris Peterson added 23 points for Toronto, while Darrick Martin came off the
bench to chip in 13 points. Matt Bonner tallied 10 points.