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GAME PREVIEW: Miami visits Giannis and Bucks

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The Heat are hoping to get a win against another quality opponent when they visit Milwaukee.

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat (21-20) are starting a four game road trip when the visit one of the top teams in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks (30-12). The Heat clamped the Bucks in a 94-87 win in Miami on December 22, that saw Giannis have his least productive game of the season. Will the Bucks remember? Can Miami do something similar? Can the Heat stack up to the best in the East without Dragic? So many things to watch for in this game.

Game Info

When: Tuesday, January 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI.

TV: Fox Sports Sun

Win Probability: According the FiveThirtyEight the Heat have an 16% chance to win.

Probable Starters

Milwaukee: Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

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

Injury Report

Bucks: None

Heat: Goran Dragic (Out)

What To Watch For

Guarding Giannis
Last time around, the Heat were physical and forced Giannis into tough situations. He was also coming off a late back to back game. This time, the Bucks are at home, and Giannis probably remembers how bad he played. Can Miami contain him enough to win, and will they be able to start this road trip off on the right foot?

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