Miami headed back to Toronto for Bosh’s eagerly anticipated return to his old building to face his old team. Toronto infamously do not welcome home their former players with open arms, more open caskets. Bosh was no different as he experienced resounding boos as they announced their former hero over the loudspeaker. Bosh was unfazed by it and had himself one of his best scoring performances as a Heat player knocking down 25 points. His 9 misses generated serious delight from the fans but his 11/12 free throw shooting was enough to help him to a total more commonly associated with the Raptors Bosh rather than the Heat Bosh.
Wade continued his scoring run with 28 points and 7 rebounds whilst LeBron poured in a near triple double with 23 points 13 rebounds and 8 assists.
DeRozan and Bargnani had 62 between them as they attempted to ruin Bosh’s return, but a lack of other scoring options and a stand out defensive effort from lesser known Heat players like Dampier, who had 8 points and 10 rebounds in by far his best performance of the year, allowed the Heat to register their 10th win from their last 11 games. They now head into the All Star break one spot below conference leaders Boston, a place where some did not think they would be so early in the season.