The Miami Heat (17-17) are in sole possession of the 6th seed in the East, and hope to win their 7th of 8 games to close out 2018 when they play the Minnesota Timberwolves in Miami. Minnesota (16-19) just lost at home to the Atlanta Hawks and heard boos from their home crowd. They have lost 7 of 10.
When: Sunday, December 30 at 6:00 p.m. ET
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have an 54% chance to win.
Minnesota: Tyus Jones, Andrew Wiggins, Robert Covington, Taj Gibson, Karl-Anthony Towns
Miami: Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder, James Johnson, Hassan Whiteside
Timberwolves: Jeff Teague (Out), Derrick Rose (Day-to-Day)
Heat: Dion Waiters (Day-to-Day), Goran Dragic (Out)
What To Watch For
Duke Point Guards
The Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow battle at point guard sees a battle of two players who were teammates in 2015 as they won the national title at Duke. Now, they will square off against each other as point guards. They probably won’t guard each other, but each has gotten there differently. Minnesota and Miami don’t have much else behind them at point guard spot with injuries.
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