MIAMI — The Latest on Wednesday's final slate of NBA regular-season games (all times local):
Toronto coach Dwane Casey is not giving his most important starters the night off in a finale that means nothing standings-wise to the Raptors.
Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas are all in the starting lineup Wednesday for Toronto at Miami. The Raptors not only have the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference wrapped up, but they'll also finish with the NBA's second-best record behind Houston.
Casey says the Raptors have been mindful of minutes all season for the team's "high-usage" players like Lowry and DeRozan.
There is perhaps one statistical nugget that the Raptors are chasing: With a victory, Toronto would get to 60 wins on the season.
The final night of the NBA regular season has 12 games on the schedule, and eight have playoff implications.
There are also individual milestones and team records on the line.
The biggest game on Wednesday's slate is the Denver at Minnesota contest, the first last-day-of-season game in 21 years where the winner will go to the playoffs and the loser will miss the postseason.
Utah's game at Portland will decide the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.
Other games that will help determine seeds and first-round matchups for the playoffs are New York at Cleveland, Washington at Orlando, Milwaukee at Philadelphia, San Antonio at New Orleans, Toronto at Miami and Memphis at Oklahoma City.