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Carroll scores 21, Raptors beat Heat in OT to tie series

This time, overtime went the way of the Toronto Raptors.

Jonas Valanciunas made sure of it.

DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points, Valanciunas had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors beat the Miami Heat 96-92 on Thursday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.

Virtually ignored through three quarters, scoring four points on three shots, Valanciunas came alive with 11 points and seven rebounds in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Raptors avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this postseason.

"He came through big," Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan said. "He's definitely the reason we won this...