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Heat pull away from Raptors, win 22nd straight

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? Miami Heat's LeBron James scores on Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, March 17, 2013. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS,Chris Young) ? Miami Heat's LeBron James scores on Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, March 17, 2013. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS,Chris Young)

TORONTO (AP) — The Miami Heat equaled the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, pulling away in the fourth quarter Sunday to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-91 for their 22nd consecutive victory.

LeBron James had 22 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, Dwyane Wade added 24 points and nine assists, and Ray Allen scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the defending NBA champions.

Chris Bosh finished with 18 points as the Heat tied the 2007-08 Houston Rockets for the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. The longest is 33 games, set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

Miami will try to move into sole possession of second on Monday when it visits the Boston Celtics — who ended the Rockets' run five years ago.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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