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PreHeat: Milwaukee Bucks (13-18) at Miami Heat (27-9)

Quick Notes:
  • Tonight's match is part one of a rare schedule hiccup for the Heat, who will rest for two days and once again face the Bucks in Milwaukee on Friday. This opponent repeat only occurs once this season for the Heat.
  • The Bucks are a long removed from their breakout performance of yesteryear, when they finished 6th in the Eastern Conference sitting one victory away from the Heat who finished in the 5th spot. Hobbled by injuries and sub-par play, the Bucks are currently the worst offensively efficient team in the NBA defending well but struggling to score buckets. Not very different than the Bobcats team the Heat just finished suffocating. A similar approach should ensue.
Home Away
Miami Milwaukee
Heat Bucks
27-9 Record 13-18
(2nd of 30) 111.3 Off Rtg 99.9 (30th of 30)
(3rd of 30) 100.8 Def Rtg 101.9 (6th of 30)
(20th of 30) 91.0 Pace 90.4 (24th of 30)
Likely Starters
Carlos Arroyo PG Keyon Dooling
Dwyane Wade SG John Salmons
Lebron James SF Luc Mbah a Moute
Chris Bosh PF Ersan Ilyasova
Zydrunas Ilgauskas C Andrew Bogut
James Jones 6th Corey Magette
Matchup Series 1-0
American Airlines Arena
7:30 PM EST
Sun Sports / 790 AM
Injury Report:
Heat: U. Haslem (out indef) Bucks: B. Jennings, D. Gooden (4 weeks)
C. Delfino, M. Redd, D. Hobson (out indef)