Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Dragic (34), Heat end 5-game skid

MIAMI — Goran Dragic scored a season-high 34, Hassan Whiteside had 17 points and 16 rebounds and the Heat beat the Wizards 112-101 on Monday night to snap a five-game slide.

Dragic scored 13 in the fourth for the Heat, which opened a six-game homestand. James Johnson scored 14 off the bench for Miami, which is 3-8 at home.

John Wall scored 30 and Bradley Beal added 29 for Washington, which is 0-2 against Miami this season.

Dragic made 14 of 23 shots, on his way to his best scoring night with Miami.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: DeMar DeRozan scored 30, Terrence Ross added 25 and the host Raptors beat the Bucks for the sixth straight time, 122-100. Jonas Valanciunas had 13 rebounds and 11 points for his team-leading seventh double double of the season as Toronto won for the 12th time in the last 13 meetings with Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a team-high 30 points and Jabari Parker scored 27 on 11-of-17 shooting as Milwaukee lost its third straight. The Bucks bench was largely ineffective for one of the few times this season and was outscored 50-26 by the Toronto reserves. Milwaukee was 4 of 24 on 3-pointers while the Raptors were 14 of 25 on 3s. … Paul George and Myles Turner scored 22 each to lead the Pacers to a 110-94 win over the Hornets. Indiana has won two straight since returning home from a five-game road trip. Jeff Teague had 16 points, 11 assists and five rebounds, and Rodney Stuckey added 14 points for the Pacers.

OFFICIALS EXPERIMENT: The NBA will look at having more officials on the court, with nine upcoming NBA Development League games featuring four- and five-person crews instead of the customary three to collect data and see if additional officials affects the game. All nine games will be hosted by the Long Island Nets at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The first trial game is Dec. 26.

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