Preview: Detroit At Miami

When: 6:00 PM  ET, Sunday, March 29, 2015
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Matchup Edge
DET Edge in: MIA
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With the Miami Heat desperately trying to secure a postseason berth, now is not the time for star guard Dwyane Wade's knee to be acting up - again. Wade and the Heat return from a 1-3 road trip Sunday to host the Detroit Pistons. Wade was limited to just 13 points in 21 minutes in a 99-86 loss to Atlanta on Friday after missing the previous game with a swollen left knee, and he's expected to get the knee drained prior to the game with the Pistons.

"(The knee) was OK," Wade told reporters after the game. "It wasn't great but I just wanted to get out there and try to give my teammates something. Hopefully, I'll be better Sunday." Miami currently holds the seventh spot in the East, one game ahead of Boston and 1 1/2 games up on Brooklyn with Indiana two back. The streaking Pistons have won four straight and recently-acquired point guard Reggie Jackson has been outstanding during the stretch.

TV: 6 p.m. ET, FSN Detroit, Sun Sports (Miami)

ABOUT THE PISTONS (28-44): Jackson had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists  in the Pistons' 111-97 win over Orlando on Friday. He recorded his second triple-double since joining the team and was fabulous in the third quarter with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists. "That was a fabulous third quarter," Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters. "Reggie sort of had a tough start, but he started to attack and that really gets him going." The former Thunder reserve is averaging 23.3 points on 50 percent shooting, 10.3 assists and seven rebounds during the winning streak.

ABOUT THE HEAT (33-39):  Luol Deng had 17 points and 10 rebounds against the Hawks, but Miami played without Hassan Whiteside (hand) and Chris Andersen (calf). Henry Walker has been providing Miami an outside threat of late, connecting on 11-of-23 shots from beyond the arc in the past three games, but has only taken one two-point shot over that span. Miami's next two games are against San Antonio and Cleveland, and the Heat play Chicago and Toronto consecutively in the last week of the season. 


1. Miami has won four straight home games.

2. The last Pistons guard to record a triple-double was Isiah Thomas in 1986-87.

3. The Heat are 6.1 points per 100 possessions better on offense with Wade on the floor but 3.1 points worse defensively.

PREDICTION: Heat 102, Pistons 101

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Detroit 28-44 W4 15-21 13-23 3-2 25-42 6-7 19-23
Miami 33-39 L1 17-18 16-21 4-3 29-36 4-10 21-22

Last Meeting

Detroit Miami
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
2/3/15 MIA 91 DET 108 108 45 47.7 91 35 47.3

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
DET D. Augustin 25 57.1 7
MIA C. Bosh 34 60.9 3
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
DET A. Drummond 14 6 8
MIA H. Whiteside 10 5 5
Assists Player  
DET D. Augustin 13
MIA N. Cole 8
Points Player Total FG% FTM
DET G. Monroe 1123 50.5 257
MIA D. Wade 1235 48.1 252
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
DET A. Drummond 1037 410 627
MIA H. Whiteside 401 123 278
Assists Player  
DET B. Jennings 316
MIA D. Wade 298

Quickchart Matchup

Detroit  Off vs  Miami Def
98.3 Points For
96.7 Points Against
42.7 FG%
45.4 FG%
45.3 Reb
40.7 Reb
Miami Off vs  Detroit Def
94.5 Points For
99.6 Points Against
45.7 FG%
45.7 FG%
40.7 Reb
44.4 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
Offshore Odds OFF OFF OFF OFF
BookMaker OFF OFF
Vegas Odds
Westgate OFF OFF
Wynn Las Vegas OFF OFF
Boyd Gaming OFF OFF
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Detroit Overall Miami
28-44 W/L 33-39
36-36-0 ATS 32-36-4
32-38-2 O/U 29-43-0
98.3 Pts For 94.5
99.6 Pts Against 96.7
Detroit A/H Miami
13-23 W/L 17-18
20-16-0 ATS 14-18-3
12-23-1 O/U 18-17-0
96.0 Pts For 96.9
97.9 Pts Against 97.9
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