The Miami Heat are fighting to stay in the playoffs as they meet the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
With two games left in the regular season, Miami remains in a battle for the eight position in the Eastern Conference. The Heat are tide with the Bulls in the battle for the eight seed while they are just behind a game against the Pacers. Thus, the Heat needs to win this ballgame against the Cavs who are seeking for the No. 1 seed.
The Heat (39-41) are coming from a 106-103 win over the Washington Wizards in which Hassan Whiteside scored 30 points to lead the way for Miami.
On the season, Miami is averaging 102.8 points, 43.5 rebounds and 21.2 assists per game. On the defense, Miami is giving up 101.9 points per game.
Goran Dragic leads in three major statistical categories: points (20.3), assists (5.8) and steals (1.2) per game. Whiteside leads in rebounds with 14.0 and in blocks with 2.1 per game. Dion Waiters is contributing 15.8 points while Tyler Johnson is averaging 13.7 points per game.
The Cavaliers (51-29) are riding in a two-game back-to-back losses against the Atlanta Hawks. Cleveland is now tied with the Celtics in the top of the standings.
On the season, Cleveland is averaging 110.6 points, 43.7 rebounds and 22.7 assists per game. Defensively, Cleveland is giving up 107.1 points per game against the opposing teams. LeBron James leads in three major statistical categories: points (26.4), assists (8.7) and steals (1.2) per game. Kevin Love leads in rebounds with 11.1 per game while Tristan Thompson tops in blocks with 1.1 per game. Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.2 points while Kyle Korver is averaging 10.7 points per game.
Which team will win?