Today’s opening match is between Defending Champion Toronto Raptors (47-18) and Miami Heat (42-24). Here we look at the Match Preview, TV Schedule, and Probable lineups.
Both teams have been strong in their defense and in today’s match the offensive play will be crucial. Raptors are repeating the previous season performance and are likely to meet Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference final this year too.
The two teams have started their campaign with a win. The Raptors defeated high flying Los Angeles Lakers (107-92) and Miami Heat walked away with a brilliant win against Strong Denver Nuggets (125-105).
Heat will definitely want to improve their position for the playoffs, Heat is currently the No. 4 seed team in the East. A win in this match can decrease the gap between the Miami Heat and No. 3 seed Celtics.
On the other hand the Raptors would want to follow that strong performance vs Lakers with an even better one against Miami Heat. Kyle Lowry has been sublime and he along with Siakam do pose a massive threat to the Heat defense.
Where to watch Raptors vs Heat on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 1:30 PM (ET) and can be watched on the following platforms:
- NBA TV (Accessed through NBA League Pass)
- TV: Fox Sports Sun
- Live Stream on Fubo.tv
NBA TV is accessible through the NBA website and official app. Via the app you can watch the game on your phones, tablets or consoles.
However, before buying the league pass, do look for the free trial offers available.
Raptors vs Heat Preview
Raptors’ Kyle Lowry outclassed LeBron James in the previous victory. He was impressive in the game and was shooting 3 pointers at will. James and Anthony were unable to stop Lowry from scoring. he scored 33 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 assists in the opening match.
Lowry will be a key player for today’s match with NBA’s most improved player of 2019, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby supporting him. The Trio alone scored 71 points in a 107 point victory against Lakers.
Miami heat has depth in their roster with star players warming the bench. Dragic and Iguoduala will need to step up to the playe and help Jimmy Buttler out if they want to topple the Raptors tonight.
Got afternoon plans for everyone.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 3, 2020
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are leading with 22 points apiece with valuable contributions from Duncan Robinson (17 points) and Kelly Olynyk (20 points) in the 125- 105 victory against Nuggets.
The contest is between two balanced sides with talent on both ends. The scoring is also expected to be neck to neck as fans may witness one of the best contests of the season restart.
The probable lineup for Heat
The probable lineup for Raptors