The Miami Heat (27-11) are hoping to recover from a loss in Brooklyn on Friday night that saw them lose a 9-point fourth quarter lead. The Heat had control of the game, but a zone defense had them struggle to score in the last five minutes.
For a chance to end a 3-game trip with a winning record, they will play at Madison Square Garden agains the New York Knicks (10-29). The Knicks have the third worst record in the NBA, have lost five in a row and are only 5-13 at home.
Rookie RJ Barrett will have to see the length of the Heat and ferocity of Jimmy Butler. The Knicks lost in Miami 129-114 on December 20.
FiveThirtyEight has the Heat with a 73% chance to win this game.
- Jimmy Butler
- Bam Adebayo
- Meyers Leonard
- Duncan Robinson
- Kendrick Nunn
- RJ Barrett
- Bobby Portis
- Taj Gibson
- Reggie Bullock
- Elfrid Payton
Game time: 3:30pm
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)