Miami (FL) will be looking to take the No. 3 seed in the East and secure a first-round playoff spot in the conference tournament if it wins the East this weekend, with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Miami Heat on Monday night.
A win in Cleveland would give the Heat a 3-2 lead in the Atlantic Division with two games remaining.
They’re 2-1 against the Raptors in the regular season and 3-1 in the playoffs.
A loss to Miami would give Miami the tiebreaker in the first round, which is the best-of-five series between the two teams.
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson are the only players with playoff experience.
The Cavaliers, meanwhile, will look to get to the NBA Finals, but the Heat have shown flashes of dominance in recent years.
LeBron has won three titles and the Heat haven’t won a championship since 2005.
Miami leads the NBA East with a 41-35 record in the postseason.
Cleveland is 2-5 in the second round.
The Cavaliers are 3-4 against the East.