NBA roundup: Raptors put Heat on brink of playoff elimination

Heat likely to miss the playoffs after 107-104 loss to the Raptors

Lou Williams scored 29 points, DeMar DeRozan added 24 and the Toronto Raptors put the Miami Heat on the brink of playoff elimination with a 107-104 victory Saturday night.

Greivis Vasquez and Kyle Lowry each scored 12 points and Patrick Patterson had 11 for the Raptors, who clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Dwyane Wade scored 30 points for the Heat, who can only get to 37 wins -- the number that Brooklyn and Boston are already at, putting them in the No. 7 and No. 8 spots in the Eastern Conference race. Goran Dragic scored 22 points for Miami and Hassan Whiteside finished with 16 points and 18 rebounds.

But Whiteside also missed 12 free throws, going 4 for 16, and the Heat went 24 of 44 from the line.

New York 80, at Orland 79: Cole Aldrich had a career-high 19 points and New York beat Orlando in a game that had the lowest-scoring quarter in NBA history.

The teams combined to score only 15 points in the second quarter, breaking the record of 18. The previous NBA mark was accomplished three times, the last by Utah and Detroit on March 13, 2005.

at Chicago 114, Philadelphia 107: Pau Gasol had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Derrick Rose had 22 points and eight assists in 28 minutes for the Bulls. Robert Covington led Philadelphia with 22 points.

Utah 111, at Portland 105: The Jazz's Trevor Booker scored a career-high 36 points as the Trail Blazers' hopes for home-court advantage in the playoffs ended.

at Golden State 110, Minnesota 101: Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 34 points in the first half and Klay Thompson made three three-pointers in the last four minutes as the Warriors broke their franchise record with their 37th home win.

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