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Game preview: Heat face Warriors for first time since last season's statement game

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After winning 2 of 4 games by a total of 5 points, the Heat need to bring their A++ game to break even after 10 games.

Golden State Warriors v Miami Heat Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Game Story:

Barring a quick return from Florida for Dion Waiters, his last season's heroics in Miami will have to wait until the Warriors visit AA Arena in less than a month, on Dec. 3. Heat arrive in Oakland mentally and physically drained on the second game of their first back-to-back set this season.

After an important win against a tough Western Conference team, coach Erik Spoelstra may need to jiggle the player rotation a little deeper to keep fresh legs on the floor. Monday’s starting lineups will give Heat fans entertaining match-ups to watch against arguably the best basketball team of this decade.

At point guard: Goran Dragic vs. Stephen Curry

At shooting guard: Josh Richardson vs. Klay Thompson

At small forward: Justise Winslow vs. Draymond Green

At power forward: Okaro White vs. Kevin Durant

At center: Hassan Whiteside vs. Zaza Pachulia

Probable Starters:

Miami Heat

Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow, Okaro White, Hassan Whiteside

Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Zaza Pachulia

Game Information:

When: Nov. 6, 2017 at 10:30 PM ET

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, Tony Fiorentino, Jason Jackson)

Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis)

Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda)