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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra enters health and safety protocol

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Mar 21, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra looks on during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra entered the NBA’s health and safety protocol and will miss Sunday night’s game against the Raptors in Toronto.

Assistant coach Chris Quinn will lead the team in his absence.

The Heat also announced about 90 minutes before game time that forward P.J. Tucker (knee) also was ruled out. He joins a list of Heat players sidelined against the Raptors, including Jimmy Butler (toe), Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) and Gabe Vincent (toe).

The Heat (50-28) enter the game in first place in the Eastern Conference, 1.5 games ahead of the Boston Celtics.

–Field Level Media