The Miami Heat will look to bounce back from defeat as they host the New York Knicks. A long-time rival, the Knicks (or their fans) always bring some extra energy into the Heat’s house. The Heat lost to the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday after Kemba Walker made a free throw with 0.5 seconds remaining to give them a victory.
The Knicks (1-3) are coming off a loss on Monday to the Milwaukee Bucks. They are led by David Fizdale, a former Miami Heat assistant coach who was a favorite among players. Still without Kristaps Porzingas, the Knicks are a struggling team.
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have an 82% chance to win.
New York: Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Frank Ntilikina, Lance Thomas, Enes Kanter
Miami: Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Derrick Jones Jr., Hassan Whiteside
Knicks: Kristaps Porzingas (Out)
Heat: Dion Waiters (Out), Wayne Ellington (Out), James Johnson (Out), Justise Winslow (probable)
What To Watch For
All signs point to Justise Winslow making his season debut in this one and that’s what we are watching for. The first thing to see is where do his minutes come from? Certainly a little bit from McGruder and Derrick Jones Jr. one would think. And the second thing to see is how does his game change things for the Heat. Winslow is much more than a box score player and he does things to help the team win without it showing up. Let’s see how he does.
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