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The Heat will play the Magic in Kentucky looking for their first preseason win. Here's the details.

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The Miami Heat continue their preseason play in an exhibition against in-state Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

The only problem? They are playing on a neutral floor in Louisville, KY at the KFC Yum! Center.

Sounds good, doesn't it?

Here's all the details about the game!

Game Details:

Magic (0-1) vs Heat (0-1)
Time: Wednesday, October 7 @ 7:30 PM EST
Broadcast: None.

Probable Starters
Elfrid Payton PG Goran Dragic
Victor Oladipo SG Dwyane Wade
Tobias Harris SF Luol Deng
Channing Frye PF Chris Bosh
Dewayne Dedmon C Udonis Haslem

Injury Report:
MIAMI -- Hassan Whiteside (calf strain), likely OUT; John Lucas III (leg soreness)
ORLANDO -- Aaron Gordon (broken jaw), OUT

More from SB Nation on the Magic: Orlando Pinstriped Post


Miami opened up their preseason with a loss to the Charlotte Hornets. So did the Magic, the night before. Both teams are 0-1 heading into this matchup. Although outcomes aren't the most important thing, the Heat saw plenty of improvement and promising pieces in their defeat.

Gerald Green and Amare Stoudemire showed great promise off the bench, and Justise Winslow made his debut. The Heat saw Chris Bosh playing just where he left off and Dwyane Wade looked good as well. Erik Spoelstra stuck to a 10-man rotation for most of the night before opening up the roster for others. I expect in this one, we will see a little bit more from the rest of the roster to begin evaluating where they stand.

The Magic are a young and improving team. Victor Oladipo is prized to have a great season. Orlando's biggest asset agains the Heat is their rebounding. Let's see how Miami plans to attack that area. Look for Elfrid Payton to give a great battle against Goran Dragic. But the most intriguing matchup I am looking at will be seeing Dwyane Wade and what he wants to do against Oladipo's defense.

It should be an entertaining game! This game will not be televised. But you may be able to find a live stream online somewhere.

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