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GAME PREVIEW: Heat take on Celtics again, battling for playoff spot

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The Miami Heat are hosting the Celtics, hoping to maintain their position in the playoffs.

NBA: Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat (38-39) are hosting the Boston Celtics (46-32) in the back side of a home-and-home as they battle for a playoff spot. The Heat currently in 8th, are in danger of falling out of the playoffs with every game they play. Boston is also looking to secure home court advantage.

On Monday, the Heat got down big in Boston, but made it all the way back to within 3 in the final moments, but could not secure the win against the Celtics.

Game Info

When: Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL

TV: Fox Sports Sun, NBATV

Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have a 29% chance to win.

Probable Starters

Boston: Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Aaron Baynes

Miami: Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Derrick Jones Jr., Kelly Olynyk, Bam Adebayo

Injury Report

Celtics: None

Heat: Justise Winslow (questionable), Josh Richardson (questionable)

What To Watch For

Guarding the Three
That’s really what hurt Miami on Monday in Boston as the Celtics went 17-40 (42%) from downtown. The Heat have to rotate much better to keep Boston from getting open looks. This has to be a total defensive effort for Miami.

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