Playoff-Bound Raptors Cruise Past Heat

Toronto close to securing sixth seed after 91-75 frolic
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 14, 2008 10:05 PM CDT
Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh and Jose Calderon, from Spain, salute the crowd following their final home game of the regular season.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
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(Newser) – Rasho Nesterovic scored 20 points, Chris Bosh had 15 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 91-75 on Monday night. Anthony Parker had 13 and Jason Kapono scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Raptors moved one step closer to locking up the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.

A Cleveland victory over Philadelphia Monday night would guarantee Toronto a first-round matchup with Orlando. Nesterovic was 10-for-19 from the field, scoring double figures for the 17th consecutive game, and grabbed seven rebounds. Daequan Cook had 22 and Chris Quinn added 14 for the Heat, who lost for the 21st time in their past 24 games.