Heat crumble in OT in Toronto, with playoff hopes crippled

It was an afternoon that left the Miami Heat confused, and for more than the 117-109 overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors that left their playoff hopes on life support.

Desperately fighting to keep their postseason chances alive, the Heat left Scotiabank Center perplexed by a sequence at the end of regulation that left them with nothing more than a wayward 25-foot James Johnson jumper.

“This,” a visibly angered Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, “is going to have to be explained to me. I will probably, forever, have to agree to disagree.”

Despite blowing the whistle to signal the start of play with 10.1 seconds to play in the fourth quarter in a 103-103 tie, referee Eric Lewis did not hand the ball to inbounder Dion Waiters.