Can Miami Heat start crucial back-to-back set off right in Toronto?

Kyle Lowry #7 of the Miami Heat reaches for a loose ball as Dalano Banton #45 of the Toronto Raptors loses control(Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
Kyle Lowry #7 of the Miami Heat reaches for a loose ball as Dalano Banton #45 of the Toronto Raptors loses control(Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat will have their hands full on Tuesday night as they get back on the court following Saturday night’s blowout at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets.

Heading across the border to the great North where they’ll get set to face off against the Toronto Raptors, a team fighting for their NBA Play-In lives as we speak, that means the Miami Heat will surely have to be on their game to get the job done.

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And that’s not to take a shot at the Raptors, as the Miami Heat aren’t necessarily fighting for their lives but they are in a position where they want to try to avoid a play-in scenario themselves. Again though, coming off of that catastrophe of a defeat that they had on Saturday night, the Heat should be as motivated as ever to go out and get a victory.

Especially considering their current positioning and the fact that they have the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, another team right in the mix for those spots that they potentially have a chance at.

Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Injury Report

The Miami Heat injury report might get a little tricky for this game.

After a six-game absence due to a facial fracture sustained at the hands of Jalen Suggs against the Orlando Magic, Cody Zeller will make his long-awaited return to the Miami Heat lineup, though against doctor’s orders according to reports.

The Miami Heat are looking to stack up wins down the stretch heading to the playoffs. With a crucial back-to-back on tap, can they start it off right?

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It is much needed and should be a welcome jolt to a team coming off a terrible game in their last one. Kyle Lowry is listed as questionable, as he has been since returning from the knee issue that kept him out for a while but you might want to keep an eye on that with the back-to-back occurring.

However, it also wouldn’t be a shocker to see him play in his former hometown. Now, Jimmy Butler is also in question to miss the contest with neck soreness.

It may be a situation where he misses one leg of the set as well. But again, we shall see.

Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Prediction

As mentioned, the Miami Heat are still in the middle of contention to see whether they are in or out of the play-in scenario, while their playoff hopes are all but assured. Playing as few games as possible would be better for them, so getting out of the play-in scenario would be the best-case scenario at this point.

That means they need to stack up all of the wins that they can. With all of that in mind, getting Cody Zeller back, and coming off of the last game, they should be eager to get back out on the court and get a win against a susceptible Toronto Raptors squad.

That’s—even if Jimmy Butler doesn’t play.

Miami Heat’s Next Game And Schedule

As mentioned, the Miami Heat will follow up Tuesday night’s game by traveling down to New York to face the Knickerbockers in Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. They’ll then welcome in the searching Dallas Mavericks, before heading back to Detroit again for the second time in two weeks.

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