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Game Preview: Heat visit Knicks in afternoon matchup

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The Miami Heat hope to leave New York with a win.

Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat Photo by Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

Game Story:

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.

Probable Starters:


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


  • RJ Barrett
  • Bobby Portis
  • Taj Gibson
  • Reggie Bullock
  • Elfrid Payton

Broadcast Info:

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)