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GAME PREVIEW: Heat open season in Orlando against Magic

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Orlando Magic v Miami Heat Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Miami Heat will open their 2018-19 NBA season on the road against the Orlando Magic. Despite all pf the rumors circling the team the last several weeks, the Heat will head into this one with the 14-man roster everyone predicted. The Magic are looking to make a splash this season and can help their cause with an opening night win over the Heat.

Game Info

When: Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL

TV: Fox Sports Sun

Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have a 48% chance to win.

Probable Starters

Orlando: D.J. Augustine, Evan Fournier, Jonathan Simmons, Aaron Gordon, Nikola VucevicD

Miami: Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Derrick Jones Jr., Hassan Whiteside

Injury Report

Magic: None

Heat: Dion Waiters (Out), Wayne Ellington (Probable), James Johnson (day-to-day), Justise Winslow (doubtful)

What To Watch For

The Rotation
We won’t learn a ton about the rotation because of the injuries, but maybe we can get a better feel for the minute distribution Spo will be going with. The split between Whiteside and Adebayo is one thing I am curious to see about, especially against a good opponent like Vucevic.

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