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GAME PREVIEW: Heat host Sixers in important matchup

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Playoff implication are on the line.

Miami Heat v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Miami Heat have lost 8 of their last 10 games and are hosting the Philadelphia 76ers in a very important game. The Heat have already lost twice in Philadelphia this season, and have them visit Miami twice, including tonight. The Heat are trailing the Sixers for the 7th seed and a loss here would make it that much harder to catch and surpass them.

The Sixers are coming off a loss to the Wizards on Sunday, after the won their previous 7 games.

Game Info

When: Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun, NBALP
Win Probabilities: Miami has a 54% chance of winning, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Probable Starters

Philadelphia: Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid
Miami: Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow, Hassan Whiteside

Injury Report

Sixers: Markelle Fultz (shoulder)
Heat: Rodney McGruder (Out, Leg Fracture), Kelly Olynyk (questionable, Shoulder), Dion Waiters (Out, Ankle)

What To Watch For

Don’t get comfortable.

After both the losses in Philadelphia, each team held 20+ point leads and saw them erased by the end of the game. No matter the score or situation, either of these teams are capable of making a run and turning the game around.

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