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GAME PREVIEW: Heat host Wolves in 2018 finale

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The Miami Heat are closing out 2018 looking to win their 7th of their last 8 games.

NBA: Miami Heat at Minnesota Timberwolves Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Game Info

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.

Probable Starters

Minnesota: Tyus Jones, Andrew Wiggins, Robert Covington, Taj Gibson, Karl-Anthony Towns

Miami: Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder, James Johnson, Hassan Whiteside

Injury Report

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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