Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers: preview, experts' predictions, injuries and TV for tonight's game

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 at 22:00
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Tuesday night in the NBA, and the Portland Trail Blazers and the Miami Heat will be closing today's action. In the last of 11 games scheduled, Jimmi Butler and the Heat going against Jerami Grant and his Blazers. Miami continues a road trip in Western territory, after visiting Sacramento yesterday. Portland is already thinking in next season.
As mentioned above, the Heat will be playing their second consecutive game after beating the Sacramento Kings this past Monday. However, it will be a camouflaged back-to-back for Miami, recovering several players who were unable to play against the Kings. In addition, the team led by Erik Spoelstra is in great form, having won its last four games and, with a 32-25 record and in 6th place in the Eastern Conference, stalking the fifth place Philadelphia 76ers.
The Blazers, meanwhile, have accumulated eight consecutive losses and are the second worst team in the Western Conference. With a 15-41 record and in 14th place, the Oregon franchise abandoned a long time ago the goal of at least competing for the playoffs, now focused on tanking as much as possible to get the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft 2024.
Expert predictions (Starting fives and winner).
The main predictions for tonight's game place the Miami Heat as the winner of the game. Despite the back-to-back, the difference in trends between the two teams points to a clear victory for Florida.
In addition, the starting fives will be as follows:
  • Blazers: Anfernee Simmons, Kris Murray, Jerami Grant, Toumani Camara, DeAndre Ayton.
  • Heat: Delon Wright, Jimmy Butler, Jaime Jaquez Jr, Caleb Martin, Bam Adebayo.
Schedule and TV.
The game will be played at 10:00 pm (ET), will be the last game of the day, and can be followed through the official NBA website and application with League Pass subscription.
  • Blazers: Malcolm Brogdon (elbow), Moses Brown (wrist), Scoot Henderson (adductor), Shaedon Sharpe (abdomen) and Robert Williams III (knee) ruled out. Rayan Rupert (ankle), probable.
  • Heat: Thomas Bryant (suspension), Josh Richardson (shoulder) and Dru Smith (knee) are out. Tyler Herro (knee), Terry Rozier (knee) and Orlando Robinson (lower back) are questionable.