NBA Basketball

Miami Heat (27-25)

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@ Cha
W 121-111
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L 113-127
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Heat face Wolves with play-in fate looming

As they prepare to host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, the reigning Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat are downplaying the fact they could end up having to begin the postseason in the play-in round as things currently stand.

"It's not discussed in the locker room," Heat forward Trevor Ariza said. "It really doesn't matter. Wherever you are seeded is going to be tough. Worrying about play-in or not play-in, I don't think it makes much sense."

With six games left in the regular season, the Heat (35-31) are tied with the Boston Celtics for the sixth seed in the East, the final seed that avoids the play-in tournament. The first tiebreaker is head-to-head games and Miami is 0-1 against the Celtics with two games remaining between the teams Sunday and Tuesday at Boston.

Points: Jimmy Butler21.5
Rebounds: Bam Adebayo9.1
Assists: Jimmy Butler7.2
FG%: Bam Adebayo56.7%
Steals: Jimmy Butler2.08
Blocks: Bam Adebayo1.03
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.6 (4)
Rebounds: 43.5 (12)
Assists: 25.7 (22)
FG%: 45.5% (6)
FT%: 78.9% (26)
3P%: 36.6% (15)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 107.1 (27)
Rebounds: 41.7 (28)
Assists: 26.2 (9)
FG%: 46.3% (19)
FT%: 79.0% (11)
3P%: 35.1% (25)
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Atlanta 37 31 .544 --
Miami 35 31 .530 1.0
Charlotte 32 34 .485 4.0
Washington 31 36 .463 5.5
Orlando 21 45 .318 15.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
4/9/2021 Dewayne Dedmon Signed for the Rest of the Season
3/25/2021 Nemanja Bjelica Traded for Chris Silva
3/25/2021 Victor Oladipo Traded for Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk
3/17/2021 Trevor Ariza Traded for Meyers Leonard, 2027 2nd round pick
3/11/2021 Meyers Leonard Team Suspension One week for inappropriate comments
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Date Player Status
5/4/2021 Jimmy Butler Illness
4/9/2021 Victor Oladipo Right knee
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