Fournier stalled the Heat’s rally by scoring seven points in the final 2:27, including a driving basket with 30 seconds left. The Heat trailed by 17 early in the fourth quarter but cut the deficit to two with 2:39 to play.
That’s when Fournier hit the first of three big shots, a 3-pointer for a 108-103 lead.
Hassan Whiteside keyed the Heat’s comeback and finished with 26 points and 22 rebounds. Goran Dragic had 17 points and six assists.
Whiteside sparked the Heat with eight straight points, including a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to nine with 6:08 remaining. Dragic made it 105-103 with two free throws before Fournier’s 3.
Kansas City is a 3-point road favorite in Oakland at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Since Nov. 15, 2015, the Chiefs are 12-0 SU and 9-3 ATS in 12 games against division rivals in the AFC West.
What does this mean for the Raiders? It depends on how long Carr is out. Carr was sidelined last year after suffering a fractured tibula in Week 16, and Matt McGloin and Connor Cook weren’t able to do enough to prevent an immediate playoff exit with a 27-14 loss to the Texans. Oakland lost both games that Carr missed last year.
Now EJ Manuel will take Carr’s place. Manuel entered the game on Sunday when Carr was injured and he completed 11 of 17 passes for 106 yards and one interception.
Del Rio was pleased with Manuel’s performance. Coach Dirk Koetter said Winston is more day-to-day than week-to-week. “The way I understand it — he will be cleared medically to play,” Koetter said. “I know Jameis can handle a lot of pain. That’s not going to be an issue. I think it will be more [about] does Jameis feel like he can play at the level he needs to play at?” — Jenna Laine