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GAMETHREAD: Miami Heat (39-32) @ Detroit Pistons (20-51)

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With their playoff seeding locked in, the Heat have chosen to rest several players.

Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

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The Miami Heat (39-32) visit the Detroit Pistons (20-51) tonight with several players sitting out for both teams.

With the New York Knicks beating the Boston Celtics, the only suspense left is whether the Heat — now locked in as the No. 6 seed — will face the Milwaukee Bucks as expected or the Brooklyn Nets in the first round.



  • Victor Oladipo: out for season (knee)
  • Jimmy Butler: out (back)
  • Goran Dragic: out (back)
  • Andre Iguodala: out (hip)
  • Kendrick Nunn: out (calf)
  • Bam Adebayo: out (rest)
  • Trevor Ariza: out (rest)
  • Omer Yurtseven: out (not with team)


  • Cory Joseph: day to day (ankle)
  • Deividas Sirvydis: day to day (tibia)
  • Sekou Doumbouya: out (personal)
  • Isaiah Stewart: out (personal)
  • Dennis Smith Jr.: out (knee)
  • Frank Jackson: day to day (ankle)
  • Wayne Ellington: out (calf)
  • Rodney McGruder: out (elbow)
  • Jerami Grant: out (knee)

Tipoff: 8:00 p.m.

TV: Bally Sports Sun, NBA League Pass

Radio: WAXY 790 / WAQI 710

Starting Lineups

Knicks Position Heat
Knicks Position Heat
Jalen Brunson PG Kyle Lowry
Quentin Grimes SG Tyler Herro
RJ Barrett SF Jimmy Butler
Julius Randle PF Caleb Martin
Jericho Sims C Bam Adebayo