Hassan Whiteside makes team history, but Heat still lose in Toronto 96-87

Josh Richardson rusty in season debut

Hassan Whiteside made Heat history Friday night with his fifth consecutive double-double to open a season, but the Heat still lost in Toronto.

TORONTO – Heat center Hassan Whiteside accomplished something no other Heat player was able to do before him --- not Dwyane Wade, not LeBron James, not Shaquille O'Neal, not Steve Smith, not Rony Seikaly -- well you get the picture.

On Friday night, Whiteside became the first Heat player in team history to start a season with five consecutive double-doubles, breaking Seikaly's old record. 

Despite Whiteside's historic accomplishment (he finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds), the Heat still lost 96-87 to the Toronto Raptors who were led by DeMar DeRozan's 34 points.

Josh Richardson made his season debut for the Heat, but he failed to score in his return from a knee injury as he finished 0-4 from the floor and 0-2 from three-point range.