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Game Preview: Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat host Atlanta Hawks

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The Heat are looking for their third win against the Hawks this season when they face off Tuesday night in Miami.

Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Game Story:

The Miami Heat are looking for their 11th straight home win to start this season when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. The Heat beat the Hawks in a home and home series earlier this year, but that came also with an injury to Trae Young in the first game.

The Heat will be tested against the stellar point guard who is averaging over 34 PPG in his last 8 games. It seems as though Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic will remain out for the Heat, and Bam Adebayo is probable after getting shaken up at the end of the Heat’s overtime win against the Bulls on Sunday.

Miami will look to improve to 18-6 with a win and keep pace among the top 3 teams in the NBA. This will be the Heat’s 3rd of a 4-game home stand that will end on Friday against the L.A. Lakers.

FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 75% chance to win this game.

Probable Starters:


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


  • De’Andre Hunter
  • Jabari Parker
  • Damian Jones
  • Kevin Huerter
  • Trae Young

Broadcast Info:

Game time: 8:00pm

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)