Start time: 7:30 PM ET
Channel: Sportsnet One
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Ben Uzoh, DeMar DeRozan, Alan Anderson, Amir Johnson, Aaron Gray
Miami: Mario Chalmers, Terrel Harris, LeBron James, Udonis Haslem, Joel Anthony
Toronto: Jose Calderon will be a game-time decision, while Andrea Bargnani and Jerryd Bayless are out for the season.
Miami: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ronny Turiaf will sit this game out.
Well, it seems as though the Heat have resigned themselves to the number two seed in the East with six games left on their schedule, even though they’re two-and-a-half games behind Chicago and four games ahead of Indiana. They’re going to rest D-Wade and Bosh tonight, which means the Raptors might actually be able to make a game of this.
In spite of the fact that they’ve been fairly mediocre of late, I’m still picking Miami to come out of the East in the playoffs. I’m forecasting a Heat-Spurs final, with the Spurs emerging victorious just like they did in the shortened 1998-99 season. Wouldn’t it be great if the Heat were like the 1990-1993 Buffalo Bills and lost in four consecutive championship series? I’d enjoy that.
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