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Game 7 start time of Raptors-Heat could be trouble for Toronto

The Miami Heat stayed alive in the playoffs with a 103-91 Game 6 over the Toronto Raptors on Friday. Game 7 is set for Sunday in Toronto at 3:30 p.m. ET – and that timing could be big trouble for the Raptors.

Since Toronto’s first playoff appearance in 2000, they have played 13 games with start times before 4 p.m. They didn’t win any of them.

While team history doesn’t bode well for the Raptors, much more recent history actually puts them in a good spot. In the 2016 playoffs, Toronto is 5-0 in games following a loss.

The winner of Sunday’s Heat-Raptors game goes on to face the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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