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Heat fall to No. 9 in East following Pacers win

Miami fights for final playoff spot

The Heat practice ahead of a 3-game road trip (courtesy: Miami Heat)
The Heat practice ahead of a 3-game road trip (courtesy: Miami Heat)

The Miami Heat have fallen to No. 9 in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 108-90 to move .5 ahead of the Heat.

Tuesday afternoon the Heat returned to practice.

The Heat are preparing for the final road trip of the season.

The 3-game swing start in Charlotte on Wednesday.

After that, Miami will play at Toronto and Washington.

The Heat have 5 games left in the season.

According to the team, Luke Babbitt did not practice because of a hip injury.  Babbitt will travel with the team.

Guard Dion Waiters is not expected to play on Wednesday as he continues recovering from an ankle injury.

The Heat dropped their previous two home games to New York and Denver.

 


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