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Game Preview: Miami Heat return home to host the Washington Wizards

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The Heat seek to improve to 9-0 at the AA Arena tonight against the struggling Wizards.

Miami Heat v Boston Celtics Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Game Story:

The Miami Heat completed a largely successful 2-1 road trip with a deflating loss in Boston on the second night of a back-to-back, but should be rested enough when they host the Washington Wizards tonight.

Though the Heat appear to be getting healthier overall as a team, Goran Dragic will remain out for a third consecutive game with a groin injury and Justise Winslow, who only recently returned to action after suffering concussion-like symptoms, is now being listed as questionable because of a lower back strain.

The Wizards were able to defeat the 76ers on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak, but still own a 7-13 record, and have only won three road games out of 11. Suffice to say, Miami has a golden opportunity to improve to 9-0 at home and remain undefeated at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 79% chance to win this game.

Probable Starters:


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


  • IIsaac Bonga
  • Bradley Beal
  • Moritz Wagner
  • Ish Smith
  • Rui Hachimura

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)