Pistons host the Heat

Essentials

  • Teams: Miami heat (48-22) at Detroit Pistons (26-45)
  • Date: March 28, 2014
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Television: FSD

What to look for

The Detroit Pistons will host the Miami Heat tonight in a matchup that could prove quite exciting.

Miami is coming off a tough defeat at the hands of the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, in a game that may have decided the Eastern Conference’s top seed.

LeBron James was sensational in the outing, pouring in 38 points in a variety of ways at the expense of the Indiana defense. Dwyane Wade was the only other player for the Heat to score in double figures with 15 points.

The Heat were sloppy with the ball – credit to the Pacers defense – and committed 18 miscues. James and Wade combined for 12 of them.

Given what was at stake in that matchup (home court advantage), it’s entirely possible that Miami might decide to take things a bit easy down the stretch of the regular season.

Wade left the game late because of a hamstring injury, and Ray Allen missed the contest due to illness. What’s more, James had back issues a little over a week ago that forced him to sit out a contest.

Allen is scheduled to miss tonight’s game, while Wade’s status remains up in the air. Nonetheless, James will be in the lineup, and that might be the only development that matters ultimately.

James is coming off back-to-back- 30-point games, and his presence alone might bring some excitement.

The Pistons seem headed for the lottery, but that doesn’t mean they cannot give fans some compelling games along the way. Let’s hope tonight is one of them.

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