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GAME PREVIEW: Heat host Pistons hoping to maintain playoff position

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The Miami Heat are playing another critical game in an effort to maintain their position in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat (31-35) are hosting the Detroit Pistons (34-32) in what is another critical matchup at the bottom half of the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Heat need to continue winning in order to hold off the Charlotte Hornets who are trying to take that last spot. Meanwhile the Pistons are looking to improve their standing as they are currently 7th. A win would bring the Heat within 2 games of Detroit.

Game Info

When: Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL

TV: Fox Sports Sun

Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have a 55% chance to win.

Probable Starters

R: Detroit: Reggie Jackson, Wayne Ellington, Khyri Thomas, Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond

Miami: Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, Kelly Olynyk, Bam Adebayo

Injury Report

Pistons: None


What To Watch For

Guarding the Front Court
The size of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond could cause some problems again for Miami. Detroit won by 23 in Miami two weeks ago. How long will Olynyk survive against Griffin, and could we see Hassan Whiteside and Adebayo together?

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