Heat force game seven against Toronto


The Miami Heat avoided elimination from the NBA play-offs, forcing a seventh and deciding game against the Toronto Raptors thanks to a 103-91 win on Friday.

Trailing 3-2, the Heat needed a big performance to stay alive in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final series and they got it from Goran Dragic.

Dragic posted 30 points to lead the Heat to within a game of a conference final showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Veteran Dwyane Wade added 22 points for the Heat, who led 53-44 at half-time and never looked back.

Star Raptors duo Kyle Lowry (36) and DeMar DeRozan (23) combined for 59 points but it was not enough on the road.

They were the only Raptors players to score double-digit points.

Game seven is in Toronto on Sunday.