The Miami Heat are coming off a great win over the Sixers and are 2-0 on a current 5-game home stand. Now, the L.A. Lakers coming into town, this time with Lonzo Ball to play them. At 26-34, the Lakers aren’t really in playoff contention in the West, but are gaining experience for their young team.
After some trades on the deadline, former teammates (for a few games), Dwyane Wade and Isaiah Thomas will play against each other. The Lakers have won three games in a row.
When: Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun, NBALP
Win Probabilities: Miami has a 66% chance of winning, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Los Angelas: Josh Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, Brook Lopez
Miami: Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow, Hassan Whiteside
Lakers: Channing Frye (Appendix)
Heat: Dion Waiters (Out, Ankle), Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington (Quad)
What To Watch For
The Lakers are one of the best rebounding teams in the NBA, believe it or not. So when it comes down to it, the Heat need to be on their game not to give up second chance points and to keep the Lakers our of transition where they can be lethal.
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