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GAME PREVIEW: Heat play Clippers in first stop of LA games

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The Miami Heat are hoping to get another win streak going as they visit the LA Clippers.

NBA: Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat (10-14) started their six-game road trip on the right foot with a win last night in Phoenix. Now, on a back-to-back the Heat will face the LA Clippers on their first of two games in LA. Miami will be without Goran Dragic who was expected to sit out the B2B upon his return from a playing absence. The Clippers (16-8) will be a tough matchup for the Heat.

Game Info

When: Saturday, December 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET

Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA

TV: Fox Sports Sun

Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have an 23% chance to win.

Probable Starters

Los Angeles: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Avery Bradley, Danillo, Gallinari, Tobias Harris, Marcin Gortat

Miami: Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder, Justise Winslow, James Johnson, Bam Adebayo

Injury Report

Clippers: Luc Mbah a Moute (Out)

Heat: Dion Waiters (Out), Hassan Whiteside (Out), Goran Dragic (Out), Wayne Ellington (Out)

What To Watch For

The Heat will be short-handed in this one again, and so the likes of Derrick Jones Jr. will be needed. The Heat will also need a better showing from Dwyane Wade in order to get a win against a quality team on the road.

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