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GAME PREVIEW: Heat host the Magic in preseason play

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The Miami Heat will play their first home preseason game after dropping 3 on the road.

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

The Miami Heat will finally play at home this preseason as the host the Orlando Magic. The Heat have dropped their first three preseason games, but have yet to have anything close to a full squad. The Heat have a lot of injuries and bumps and bruises and that will continue tonight. Orlando is 1-1 so far this preseason.

Game Info

When: Monday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL

TV: Fox Sports Sun

Probable Starters

Orlando: D.J. Augustine, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Wesley Iwundo, Nikola Vucevic

Miami: Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Kelly Olynyk, Hassan Whiteside

Injury Report

Magic: Jonathan Isaac (day-to-day), Timofey Mozgov (day-to-day), Terrence Ross (day-to-day)

Heat: Dion Waiters (Out), Bam Adebayo (day-to-day), Wayne Ellington (day-to-day), James Johnson (day-to-day), Derrick Jones Jr. (day-to-day)

What To Watch For

Josh Richardson

He’s expected to make his return in this game for the first time this season. What’s he look like and how will he lead the team? The other thing to watch for will be Hassan Whiteside. Vucevic has traditionally been a tough cover for Whiteside.

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