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GAME PREVIEW: Heat look to continue win streak, host Magic

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The Miami Heat are looking for a third consecutive win as they host the Orlando Magic.

Miami Heat v Orlando Magic Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The Miami Heat (9-13) are looking to get back at the Orlando Magic (11-12) for opening night. That’s the night that Josh Richardson stepped on the baseline in the closing seconds to try to win the game for Miami. What happened next was the Heat’s season falling a part. The Heat welcome the Magic to the AAA and hope to win their third straight game before beginning a west coast trip on Friday.

Game Info

When: Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL

TV: Fox Sports Sun

Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have an 64% chance to win.

Probable Starters

Orlando: D.J. Augustine, Evan Fournier, Jonathan Isaac, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic

Miami: Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington, Rodney McGruder, James Johnson, Hassan Whiteside

Injury Report

Magic: Timofey Mozgov (Out)

Heat: Dion Waiters (Out), Tyler Johnson (Probable), Goran Dragic (Out), Derrick Jones Jr. (Probable), Rodney McGruder (Questionable)

What To Watch For

Length
What really hurt the Heat the last time they played was the length of Orlando with Gordon, Bamba and Vucevic. The Heat are in pieces because of injury, but they should have enough to find a way to win. One thing is for sure, they can’t be comfortable with any lead. Orlando and Miami have both given up and erased large deficits.

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