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Seattle SuperSonics (27-37) at Miami Heat (28-37), 7:30 p.m.

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(Sports Network) - The Miami attempt to keep their drive towards the playoffs moving in the right direction, as they welcome the struggling Seattle to AmericanAirlines Arena.

The are in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, just a half-game behind the . Miami is only one game away from the sixth spot.

This is the second and final meeting of the season between the two teams. Miami beat the , 105-98, on November 18, 2003 at KeyArena. With the win, the snapped a two-game series losing streak.

The come into tonight's game off a loss. On Wednesday night, Miami saw a three-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the New Orleans , 95-84.

led five double figures scorers for the with 18 points in the loss. Jones also tallied eight assists and six rebounds. finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while tacked on 12 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. and posted 11 points apiece.

Miami, which has won three straight as the host, is a solid 20-12 at home this season.

On Tuesday, the saw their losing streak hit a season-high five games with a 105-92 loss to the Minnesota at KeyArena. Seattle is six games behind Denver for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

posted 37 points on 13-of-24 shooting from the field for the , who have lost eight of their last nine games. chipped in 14 points and added 13 for Seattle, which is 10 games under .500 for the first time since 1986.

The are 11-19 as the visitor this season.

The have won three of five and five of the last eight meetings with the , who have won five of their last eight at Miami.

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