The Miami Heat are coming off a 5-game home stand that saw them go 4-1 and inch closer to better playoff position. Right now, there is a 3.5 game separation between #3 and #8 seeds in the East.
Their opponent tonight is the Washington Wizards who are still playing without All-Star guard, John Wall. The Wizards have lost 3 in a row and are a lousy 18-14 at home (the worst of any current playoff team). Washington is 36-28, and so the Heat would pull within one game of the Wizard with a win tonight, they are currently 34-30.
When: Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Capitol One Arena, Washington, DC
TV: Fox Sports Sun, NBALP
Win Probabilities: Miami has a 25% chance of winning, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Washington: Tomas Satoransky, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter Jr., Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat
Miami: Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow, Luke Babbitt, Hassan Whiteside
Wizards: John Wall (Out, knee), Kelly Oubre Jr. (Out, Foot)
Heat: Dion Waiters (Out, Ankle), Wayne Ellington (Quad, Questionable)
What To Watch For
The Heat are coming off a 5-game home stand and playing a back-to-back against a team that knows they need to kick their losing streak. Washington will come out with some energy, can and will the Heat match that?
They have to if they want to be able to win this game. We will see early on if they are able to bring the effort needed to get a good road win.
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