Despite a slow start against the Knicks on Wednesday, the Heat rallied and put up a very impressive third quarter to blow them out. Miami was dealing with their fair share of injuries, but playing really only one game this week has let ailing players heal.
Ira has listed James Johnson and Dion Waiters as inactive, but Miami’s official game notes don’t confirm Johnson’s absence. He’s practiced all week. We’ll know more closer to tip off. This should be a good one to watch, and if Miami’s start stays consistent, it could go down to the wire.
Miami: Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Derrick Jones Jr., Hassan Whiteside
Injuries: James Johnson, Dion Waiters
Portland : Al-Farouq Aminu, Jake Layman, CJ McCollum, Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic
Injuries: Anfernee Simmons, Gary Trent Jr.
TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty, Jason Jackson)
Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ruth Riley Hunter)
Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)