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Ibaka, Johnson each suspended one game for throwing punches

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Toronto Raptors center Lucas Nogueira blocks a shot by Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington

Toronto Raptors center Lucas Nogueira blocks a shot by Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington

Serge Ibaka and James Johnson have each received a one-game suspension as a result of their altercation Tuesday night.

The Raptors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in a marquee Eastern Conference matchup Thursday. A stunned Air Canada Centre crowd saw victory turn into defeat. Kyle Lowry is already day-to-day with a back injury.

Counting the playoffs, the Heat had lost six consecutive games in IN dating back to a Game 2 victory over the Pacers in the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals.

They have put together a group largely made up of cast-offs from other teams, former D-League players or youngsters they've drafted in recent years. Thaddeus Young had 12 points and nine rebounds. Miami has now won five consecutive games heading into its 7 p.m. contest Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

"We'll get more information after Friday's game", coach Nate McMillan said.

"People say the last two years the way we have done it is non-traditional or unconventional", Spoelstra told Yahoo Sports.

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Miami heads into the game with records of 23-17 straight up (SU) and 16-21-2 against the spread (ATS).

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. each scored 20 points, and Mavericks stopped a three-game slide. On the season, Miami has been defeated by an average of 1.3 points. "They've got a lot of young guys who are playing well".

In games where they allow under 100 points, IN is 11-1 and Miami is 14-3.

Victor Oladipo had 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Lance Stephenson gave IN a late boost of energy that almost led IN back from a 10-point deficit IN the final 9:57.

Thomas clotheslined Wiggins in the jaw as he drove to the basket. While he didn't have as many boards or blocks this time around, he was still very active on both ends of the floor and set some great screens to free up his teammates. "We haven't seen them yet, so it's going to be a good game for us to see where we might have to adjust, because they might be a team we face again in the playoffs".

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