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Game Preview: Heat begin road trip in Denver

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The Heat will again be short-handed as they face the Denver Nuggets

NBA: Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

This is the first time in a while where the Miami Heat begin a road trip in Denver rather than continuing one in the Mile-High city. Typically Miami comes in on a back-to-back or out of Los Angeles. But here, the Heat begin a three game trip against the Nuggets.

Unfortunately, they will be without Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow for the entire trip, as they stayed back in Miami for treatment on recovering injuries.

The Heat and Nuggets tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM EST and you can see the game on SunSports.

The Heat will welcome back Tyler Johnson who missed the last game with his tooth missing. Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic need to play well against the Nuggets to get the Heat back on track.

The Heat (5-12) and the Nuggets (7-10) are both trying to find their way. Denver has had injury issues as well and have 7 players who average double figures. Wilson Chandler leads the way with 18.3 PPG. Denver is a 6 point favorite for this game.