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Game Preview: Heat and Hornets both looking to bounce back from losses

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The Miami Heat are trying to erase an embarrassing loss to the Sixers when they host the Charlotte Hornets.

Miami Heat v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Game Story:

The Miami Heat are trying to forget what happened on Saturday night when they lost 113-86 to the Philadelphia 76ers. It was the Heat’s most embarrassing lose so far this season and dropped the Heat to 11-4 on the season. The Heat were down 20 in the first quarter and at one point in the game were down 41 to the Sixers.

Their opponent tonight, the Charlotte Hornets, are also trying to forget what happened in their last game. The Hornets were up 5 points with seconds left before losing to the Chicago Bulls in a stunning way.

According the FifeThirtyEight, the Heat have an 86% chance of winning tonight against the 6-11 Hornets.

Miami will again be without Justise Winslow who is recovering from a serious concussion. The Hornets have dropped 4 in a row, and are desperate for a win especially after what just happened. Hopefully Miami gets back to their strong starts, and hopefully Duncan Robinson finds his rhythm again.

Probable Starters:

Heat:

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Meyers Leonard
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Kendrick Nunn

Hornets:

  • Miles Bridges
  • P.J. Washington
  • Cody Zeller
  • Devonte Graham
  • Terry Rozier

Broadcast Info:

Game time: 7:30pm

TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty, Jason Jackson)

Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ruth Riley Hunter)

Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)