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GAME PREVIEW: Heat finish regular season at home against Raptors

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The Miami Heat are hoping to finish the regular season on a high note as they play the East-best Toronto Raptors.

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The Miami Heat will finish up the regular season at home against the East-best Toronto Raptors (59-22). It’s unknown whether the Raptors will be playing a full game of rotation players or not. Several players missed their last game for rest reasons. They have the #1 seed locked up.

The Heat do not. Miami is in complete limbo as they could finish anywhere from 6-8 in the East. They will either play the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics or Raptors in the first round.

Miami has struggled as of late, coming off an embarassing loss to the Thunder, one in which they led by 4 points going into the 4th quarter before being outdone 39-12 in the final frame.

But with the final game at hand, the Heat need to put together a solid performance and let the chips fall where they may.

Game Info

When: Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun, NBALP
Win Probabilities: Miami has a 36% chance of winning, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Probable Starters

Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas
Miami: Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, James Johnson, Hassan Whiteside

Injury Report

Raptors: Fred VanVleet (Questionable, back), Lucas Nogueira (Questionable, hamstring)
Heat: Dion Waiters (Out, Ankle)

What To Watch For

Can the Heat find a healthy rhythm to end the regular season?

It’s been a rough ending to a roller coaster regular season. It would be nice to see the Heat work well offensively against a good team. They have plenty to play for, so we are looking for a better rhythm from the guards to send the team into the post season on a high note.

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