76ers (32-26) at Miami Heat (31-29)
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at American Airlines Arena
This matchup could have huge playoff-seeding implications. The Sixers (32-26) have the seventh-best record in the Eastern Conference. The Heat have the eighth-best. The top eight teams at the end of the regular season advance the playoffs. A victory would give the Sixers a three-game lead over Miami. It would also give them the two-team tiebreaker should they finish with the same record. That’s because the Sixers have already won the previous two meetings. The teams will play their fourth and final game this season on March 8 in the Heat’s arena.
How to watch and follow the game
- TV and streaming: NBC Sports Philadelphia and ESPN
- Radio: 97.5 FM
- Twitter: @PompeyOnSixers; @NBASarah
33 Robert Covington SF 6-9 12.6 ppg. 5.5 rpg
9 Dario Saric PF 6-10 14.5 ppg. 6.9 rpg.
21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 23.9 ppg. 11.2 rpg.
17 JJ Redick SG 6-4 16.6 ppg. 3.2 apg.
25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 16.7 ppg. 7.4 apg.
Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 107-278)
Injury report: Markelle Fultz (shoulder rehabilitation and working on his shot, out); Justin Anderson (sprained right ankle, out); Demetrius Jackson (left adductor strain, out); Furkan Korkmaz (Lisfranc injury, left foot, out).
0 Josh Richardson SF 6-8 13.3 ppg. 3.4 rpg
20 Justise Winslow PF 6-7 6.4 ppg. 5.3 rpg.
21 Hassan Whiteside C 7-0 14.2 ppg. 11.9 rpg.
8 Tyler Johnson SG 6-4 11.8 ppg. 3.5 apg.
7 Goran Dragic PG 6-10 17.4 ppg. 4.1 rpg.
Coach: Erik Spoelstra (10th season, 471-311)
Injury report: Dion Waiters (sprained left ankle, out).
Head to head
Heat hold a 58-57 series advantage.
Thursday: 8 p.m., at Quicken Loans Arena, Sixers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Friday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Charlotte Hornets vs. Sixers
Sunday: 8 p.m., at BMO Harris Bradley Center, Sixers vs. Milwaukee Bucks.
March 6: 7 p.m., at Spectrum Center, Sixers vs. Charlotte Hornets
March 8: 7:30 p.m., at American Airlines Center, Sixers vs. Heat.