With Hassan Whiteside sidelined, Luol Deng banged and Dwyane Wade being depended on too much, the Miami Heat needed a huge performance from Goran Dragic. The starting point guard answered the call, going for 30 points and seven rebounds to lead the Heat to a 103-91 victory over the Toronto Raptors and force a Game 7 for the second straight series.
The Heat made a bold move to begin the game, inserting rookie Justise Winslow into the starting lineup as the center. The unit, which excelled in prior games, excelled again, combining for 79 points and starting the game with good energy.
In addition to Dragic's best performance of the season, Wade chipped in with 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and three blocks. Joe Johnson had 13 points and Josh McRoberts contributed 10 points and five boards off the bench.
Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with a massive 36 points and fellow-backcourt made DeMar DeRozan had 23 points. The duo did everything they could but got little help elsewhere as the team prepares for their second straight Game 7 of the postseason at home.
The Heat will travel to Toronto for the biggest game of the season on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.