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GAME PREVIEW: Heat host Fizdale, Knicks

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Former Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale brings his New York Knicks to South Florida to revive an old rivalry.

Charlotte Hornets v Miami Heat Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

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.

Game Info

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.

Probable Starters

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

Injury Report

Knicks: Kristaps Porzingas (Out)

Heat: Dion Waiters (Out), Wayne Ellington (Out), James Johnson (Out), Justise Winslow (probable)

What To Watch For

Winslow’s Return
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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