The Miami Heat (11-14) go for their fifth win in their last six games and their third straight — all on this current road trip — when they visit LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (16-10) on Monday night.
Yes, it’s the last time we’ll see LeBron and Dwyane Wade facing off against each other in an NBA game but the Heat would love to leave L.A. with two impressive victories in hand at the halfway point of their West Coast road trip.
Will there be enough healthy bodies for the Heat to be able to compete against a rising team who have won six of their last seven games? Update: Goran Dragic and Wayne Ellington will return to action, while Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson are probable.
When: Monday, December 10 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have a 24% chance to win.
Los Angeles: Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, LeBron James, JaVale McGee
Miami: Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder, James Johnson, Bam Adebayo
Lakers: Brandon Ingram (sprained left ankle), Rajon Rondo (hand)
Heat: Dion Waiters (surgery), Hassan Whiteside (personal reasons), Goran Dragic (knee), Wayne Ellington (day-to-day), Tyler Johnson (day-to-day)
What To Watch For
Can Justise Winslow and Bam Adebayo continue to impress in bigger roles to make up for the lack of available healthy players?
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