Heat upset with Raptors' mind games ahead of game 7
The Raptors delayed the Heat's warm-up routine
TORONTO – Several Miami Heat players were not happy with how they were treated by the Raptors ahead of their Game 7 showdown on Sunday afternoon, reports Local 10 Sports Director Will Manso who witnessed the bizarre scene first-hand.
Manso took a picture of Heat point guard Goran Dragic not being allowed to take the practice court at 1:30pm at the Air Canada Centre.
The Heat players and staff believed they should have been allowed to take the court at 1:30pm, which is the routine they are accustomed to - the Heat are used to practicing two hours before the start of a game.
The game has a 3:30 tip-off time.
It's unclear if the Raptors were playing mind games, Manso reported.
Dragic and Josh McRoberts were among some of the Heat players who were displeased with the situation.
The issue was resolved as the Heat were informed they would not be allowed on the court to practice until two o'clock.
Under NBA rules the time limit for road teams to take the court for warm-ups is 90 minutes before tip-off.
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