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Preview: Heat to host Kings tonight at 7:30

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Miami looks to bounce back after tough loss to the Timberwolves.

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Game Story:

The Miami Heat (6-4) will try to get back to their winning ways at the AmericanAirlines Arena when they host the improving Sacramento Kings (4-8) at 7:30 pm.

Miami's loss to Minnesota snapped a modest three-game win streak but they'll look to start a new one tonight, with upcoming games against the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks closing out their seven-game home stand. By the time they face the Detroit Pistons on Nov. 25, it will have been 19 days between road games.

Sacramento had their own three-game win streak snapped in Atlanta but DeMarcus Cousins has largely been unstoppable since a feud with coach George Karl became public earlier this month. The Kings have not won a road game so far this season (0-3) but will be counting on Cousins to have a monster game against the Heat's own dominant big man Hassan Whiteside who is coming off a huge triple-double performance against the Timberwolves.

According to ESPN, the Kings have not won a game in Miami since November 2001. For the Heat to keep them winless here, they'll need bounce back games from stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, who struggled on Tuesday.

Probable Starters:


  • Luol Deng
  • Chris Bosh
  • Hassan Whiteside
  • Dwyane Wade
  • Goran Dragic


  • Rudy Gay
  • Quincy Acy
  • DeMarcus Cousins
  • Ben McLemore
  • Rajon Rondo

Game Quote

Wade on his recent dip in offensive numbers since his hot start to the season.

"This year, this team is about trying to win. This is not a year where I'm worrying about scoring."

Broadcast Info

  • Tip Off: 7:30 pm
  • FS-Sun
  • League Pass
  • 790 The Ticket