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Game Preview: Heat visit Celtics looking for another crucial win

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The Miami Heat will finish a 3-game trip and look to go 3-0 when the visit the Boston Celtics.

Miami Heat v Toronto Raptors Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images

Game Story:

The Miami Heat got a great win last night when they visited the Toronto Raptors who had been undefeated at home, improving to 15-5 on the season. Tonight, they’ll have another chance to beat another undefeated team at home, the Boston Celtics (14-5).

Miami is coming off a back-to-back and finishing a three-game road trip. They’ll again be without Goran Dragic (groin), but they just welcomed back Derrick Jones Jr. last game and Dion Waiters was also active.

The Heat will need to bring the same type of energy against the Celtics to get a win. Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown are all having a terrific season so far. The Celtics will be without Gordan Hayward and Marcus Smart.

FiveThirtyEight gives the Celtics a 74% chance to win this game.

Probable Starters:


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


  • Jayson Tatum
  • Semi Ojeleye
  • Daniel Theis
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Kemba Walker

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)