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The Miami Heat play their first game since the NBA trade deadline when they visit the Sacramento Kings tonight at the Golden 1 Center.
Hassan Whiteside enjoyed a dominant performance with 28 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks to lead the Heat to a 118-110 victory against the Portland Trail Blazers to open their road trip. Not only did he convert on an ultra-efficient 11-12 field goal attempts, he even went 6-7 from the free throw line!
Sacramento certainly poses challenges and are no longer pushovers, but if the Heat (and Whiteside) can play as well as they in Portland they have a great shot at going 2-0 on their road trip. Which is a good thing because their next game is against the Golden State Warriors.
Tipoff: 10:00 p.m.
TV: Sun Sports
Radio: 790 AM, 106.3 FM
Heat: Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, James Johnson, Hassan Whiteside
Kings: De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nemanja Bjelica, Willie Cauley-Stein