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GameThread: Miami Heat (50-28) @ Toronto Raptors (45-32)

Spoelstra is out due to COVID protocols while Butler is among several players out.

NBA: Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

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The Miami Heat (50-28) take on the Toronto Raptors (45-32) at the Scotiabank Arena with tip-off at 7:00pm.

Coach Erik Spoelstra is sidelined by COVID-19 protocols, while Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker, Dewayne Dedmon, and Gabe Vincent will all sit out on the second night of a back-to-back set. Chris Quinn will take over coaching duties tonight.



  • Jimmy Butler: out (rest)
  • PJ Tucker: out (rest)
  • Dewayne Dedmon: out (rest)
  • Gabe Vincent: out (rest)


  • OG Anunoby: out (thigh)

TV: Bally Sports Sun, NBA League Pass

Tipoff: 7:00 p.m.

Radio: WAXY 790 / WAQI 710 / Sirius XM Channel 895 (Heat Radio Network simulcast)

Starting Lineups

Celtics Position Heat
Celtics Position Heat
Marcus Smart PG Kyle Lowry
Jaylen Brown SG Max Strus
Jayson Tatum SF Jimmy Butler
Al Horford PF PJ Tucker
Robert Williams C Bam Adebayo