Tonight’s matchup: Heat once again will attempt to secure playoff spot, this time against Hawks

Heat players Hassan Whiteside, Dwyane Wade, Wayne Ellington and Bam Adebayo look from the bench during overtime against the Brooklyn Nets at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

ATLANTA HAWKS AT MIAMI HEAT

When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WRTO 98.3 FM (Spanish)

Records: Miami 41-36, Atlanta 22-55

Line: Miami favored by 11.5 points.

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Heat

F: James Johnson

F: Josh Richardson

C: Hassan Whiteside

G: Tyler Johnson

G: Goran Dragic

Hawks

F: Taurean Prince

F: John Collins

C: Dewayne Dedmon

G: Damion Lee

G: Isaiah Taylor

Scouting report: The Heat and Hawks play a home-and-home on back-to-back nights, the second game Wednesday in Atlanta. … Miami is coming off a disappointing overtime home loss to the Nets that snapped an eight-game home winning streak. … The Heat squandered a chance to clinch a playoffs spot, but can do that tonight with a victory over Atlanta. … Miami is coming off the highest scoring month in team history, averaging 111.7 points in 16 games in March. The previous record of 110.9 points was January 1992. … Hassan Whiteside is expected to start after he was fined an undisclosed amount for comments detrimental to the team. Whiteside had an expletive-laced rant following Saturday’s loss, upset over lack of playing time in the fourth quarter and overtime. … The Heat and Hawks have split two games, each winning on its home court. Josh Richardson has scored 47 points in the two games. … The Hawks have lost 11-of-13 and have the worst record in the East and third-worst in the league. … Atlanta has eight rookies on the roster, led by former Cardinal Newman High standout John Collins. … Point guard Dennis Schroder has been shut down for the rest of the season because of a bone bruise and left ankle sprain.

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[Heat still waiting to clinch playoff spot, with next opportunity set for Tuesday]

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