NBA: VanVleet career-best 36 leads Raptors past Heat for 6th straight win [VIDEO]
Fred VanVleet erupted for a career-best 36 points including 7 threes as the Toronto Raptors dispatched the Miami Heat, 107-103 Monday in the NBA bubble in Orlando.
The undrafted VanVleet led the Raptors to their 48th win of the season against only 18 losses, as they solidify hold of the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference.
Pascal Siakam added 22 points for Toronto, which has won 6 games in a row.
Goran Dragic came off the bench to lead Miami with 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler each tallied 16 points. The Heat (42-25) are holding on to the 4th seed in the East.
While most attention this season have been given to the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks, the defending champion Raptors surely want the league to take notice that they are determined to keep their crown.