First-place Raptors reach 40 wins by outshooting Heat

Even ticked off, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey nailed the quote.

Miffed that his team almost blew a 17-point fourth-quarter lead before beating the Miami Heat 115-112 on Tuesday night, Casey dug out the best analogy he’s perhaps ever used to explain that his dissatisfaction is legitimate because the true measure of his team’s talent is still to be taken.

“I’m upset, even though we won, because I know — I know what’s coming around the corner,” Casey said after his team ran its record to 40-16 with the NBA all-star break coming Thursday.

“Like you’re going down a dark alley, here comes a group of guys with a baseball bat and you say, ‘oh, hey, where’s the baseball game?’ It’s 12 o’clock at night, you know what’s coming around the corner.