Heat prepare for key clash with Pistons

Miami hoping for a playoff spot

The Heat lost to the Celtics on Sunday
The Heat lost to the Celtics on Sunday

MIAMI – The Miami Heat are preparing for a key showdown in the playoff push.

The Heat take on the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

It's the first night of a back-to-back on the road.

Miami travels to face the Knicks on Wednesday.

The Heat enter the game in the No. 8 playoff spot in the East.

The Heat lead the Chicago Bulls by .5 games.

Miami leads Detroit by 1.5 games for the final playoff spot.

Dion Waiters remains out for Miami with an ankle injury.

The Heat have 9 games left in the season.

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