Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Prediction and match preview – July 15, 2022 | 2022 NBA Summer League

The Miami Heat will face the Toronto Raptors at Cox Pavilion. Both teams have been quite impressive so far which makes for an exciting game.

The Miami Heat are coming off a narrow 71-75 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, where Haywood Highsmith played a crucial role. He scored 17 points on a 46.2% shooting night, while also being effective on the defensive side of the floor.

The Toronto Raptors, on the other hand, were exceptional against the Utah Jazz. DJ Wilson and Jeff Dowtin combined for 41 points in the 80-74 win. During the match-up, the Jazz struggled offensively.

Both teams have shown aggression in their matches so far, raising the anticipation for this game.

Match Details

Fixation: Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors | NBA Summer League 2022.

Date and hour : Friday, July 15, 10:00 p.m. EDT (Saturday, July 16, 7:30 a.m. IST).

Venue: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Miami Heat Preview

Jamaree Bouyea will look for redemption after his performance against the 76ers
Jamaree Bouyea will look for redemption after his performance against the 76ers

The Miami Heat have only won one game in the Las Vegas Summer League so far, but their losses have been close battles. They started their campaign with a landslide victory over the Boston Celtics. Mychal Mulder put on a show off the bench. He scored 23 points, including five shots from beyond the arc in just 26 minutes.

In subsequent games, the Heat experimented with their rosters. Javonte Smart made the most of his extra minutes. He was the Heat’s leading scorer in both games, but his shooting accuracy can improve.

The Heat will be looking to come out on the winning side against the Raptors after losing two straight games.

Key Player – Haywood Highsmith

Haywood Highsmith played a pivotal role against the 76ers, adding value in several ways. Besides his scoring, he grabbed seven rebounds, delivered two assists and was active on the defensive end. He recorded three flights and three blocks.

Mychal Mulder on Haywood Highsmith: “H keeps things going man. He has all the intangibles. Reminds me of Tuck. https://t.co/3BWOWTWIYY

Highsmith’s energy was crucial in keeping the game within reach for the Heat. He will also be looking to make an impact in the next game.

Scheduled lineup for Miami Heat

Guardian – smart javont | Guardian – Haywood Blacksmith | Forward – Jamaree Bouyea | Forward – Marcus Garrett | Center – Orlando Robinson

Toronto Raptors Preview

Armoni Brooks contributed effectively off the bench
Armoni Brooks contributed effectively off the bench

The Toronto Raptors’ Las Vegas Summer League campaign kicked off with a landslide victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Armoni Brooks scored 25 points off the bench. The team’s defense was also on point, making it difficult for the 76ers offense.

The next game – against the Chicago Bulls – ended in a 93-83 loss, but the Raptors quickly bounced back with a win over the Utah Jazz. The timely contributions of Jeff Dowtin and DJ Wilson beyond the arc were crucial.

The Raptors will be looking to add to their previous wins with a win over the Miami Heat.

Key player – DJ Wilson

DJ Wilson’s previous performance will have all eyes on him when he steps onto the court to take on the Heat. His three-point shooting was beneficial for the Raptors, as was his work on the boards.

Wilson recorded nine rebounds in the previous game. Three of them were on the attacking board. His ability to create offense will be of utmost importance against the Heat.

Toronto Raptors predicted roster

Guardian – Dalano Banton | Guardian – Jeff Dowtin | Forward – DJ Wilson | Forward – Ron Harper Jr. | Center – Christian Koloko

Heat. vs Raptors Match Prediction

Although the Miami Heat have only won one game in the Las Vegas Summer League so far, the intensity of their games can be seen from the box scores. They were able to create an attack, but closing games was a problem.

The Toronto Raptors will be the favorites to win the game, but they won’t have it easy. Their offense has been good, but against a team like the Heat, slacking off defensively is not an option.

Where to watch the Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors?

The Heat’s game against the Raptors will air on NBA TV. The game will also be available to stream on NBA League Pass.


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