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Game Preview: Heat take on Thunder in OKC

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After losing to Toronto on Friday, the Heat continue their road trip against a surging Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City.

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Game Story:

Tonight marks Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters’ first time facing his old teammates after being unceremoniously “let go” after the Oklahoma City Thunder rescinded their qualifying offer to him in order to protect Russell Westbrook. It’ll be interesting to see how he plays against his former team.

Game Quote: Waiters, on if Kevin Durant staying in OKC would have influenced his free agency decision.

"At the end of the day, if they would have kept it together, I'm pretty sure I would have went back one more year to see what we could do because we were 24 minutes away from the Finals," Waiters told the Post. "Once things went the way it went I kind of knew."

Probable Starters:

Heat:

  • Justise Winslow
  • Luke Babbitt
  • Hassan Whiteside
  • Dion Waiters
  • Goran Dragić

Thunder:

  • Andre Roberson
  • Domantas Sabonis
  • Steven Adams
  • Victor Oladipo
  • Russell Westbrook

Broadcast Info:

Tip-Off 8PM

TV: Fox Sports Net - Oklahoma, Fox Sports Sun

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC / 930AM (ESP), 790 The Ticket / S: WAQI 710 AM