MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 28 points before taking the fourth quarter off, Mike Miller added 13 points and the Miami Heat continued tuning up for the postseason by pulling away in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 96-72 on Wednesday night.
James made 12 of his 15 shots for Miami, which also got 10 points from Udonis Haslem. The Heat played without Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, both given the night off.
James Johnson scored 18 points, Alan Anderson added 15 and DeMar DeRozan had 12 for Toronto, which managed only 23 points in the second half — tying a franchise-low — and fell for the sixth time in eight games.
Up next for Miami: A showdown at home Chicago on Thursday night. The Bulls (47-15) hold a 2½-game lead over the Heat (44-17) in the Eastern Conference standings.