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HHH GameTime Preview: Heat head to Orlando to face Magic for season opener

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The new-look Heat begin their season on the road.

NBA: Preseason-Orlando Magic at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

GAME STORY

It’s finally here guys, Miami’s opening night!

Tonight’s battle for Florida should be fun, as both the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic have solid young cores. The last time these two teams matched up it was in the preseason and the Heat scorched Orlando, 107-77. Obviously both teams have gone through various changes since then, and it should make for a very interesting matchup. One thing to look out for tonight is how Hassan Whiteside matches up against Serge Ibaka.

Bismack Biyombo will miss the opener due to a one game suspension as a result of tallying up a significant amount of flagrant fouls during the postseason.

PROBABLE STARTERS

MIAMI :: Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Justise Winslow, Derrick Williams, Hassan Whiteside

ORLANDO: Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka

BROADCAST INFO

Tip Off: 7PM

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