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Preview: Heat look to end preseason skid as they host Hornets

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Here’s a look at the Heat’s preseason matchup tonight.

NBA: Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat are back in South Florida to try and snap a two-game preseason skid when they host the Charlotte Hornets.

In the last game, Erik Spoelstra played with some lineup changes, adding Kelly Olynyk to the starting unit. Josh Richardson got the start and played outstanding as Goran Dragic rested, as he well deserves. This game should continue to see some tinkering. This is the point in the preseason where Spo may play some of the younger guys, getting one more solid look before they make some moves to trim their roster.

Dwight Howard in Charlotte is a new look for the Heat, and should be a good test for Hassan Whiteside. That will be the matchup to watch.

Here’s everything you need to know:

TV: SunSports
RADIO: 790 AM, 106.3 FM
WHERE: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL

Probable Starters:

MiamiGoran Dragic / Dion Waiters / Rodney McGruder / James Johnson / Hassan Whiteside
CharlotteKemba Walker, Malik Monk, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams, Dwight Howard

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