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Game Preview: Miami Heat take on Oklahoma City Thunder on the road

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A win tonight can get them back to .500 on the road this season but it won’t be easy.

Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images

Game Story:

The Miami Heat (28-12) hit the road again in another effort to improve their away record in the first of two match-ups this season against the Oklahoma City Thunder (23-18) tonight.

OKC has lost two of their last three games, but prior to that had won 11 of their last 13 games. Starting center Steven Adams played just seven minutes in their last outing after suffering a left knee contusion and backup Nerlens Noel (ankle sprain) has missed the past six games. Though Miami has plenty of scoring punch off the bench, the Thunder can counter with point guard Dennis Schroder, who has been effective offensively this season as a reserve averaging 18.3 points.

Tyler Herro (knee) remains day-to-day after missing his first game of the season and is questionable for tonight. Justise Winslow did not accompany the team on this two-game road trip as he recovers from persistent back issues.

FiveThirtyEight has the Heat with a 31% chance to win this game. ESPN’s Basketball Power Index has the Heat with a 47% chance to win.

Probable Starters:

Heat:

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

Thunder:

  • Chris Paul
  • Terrance Ferguson
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Danilo Gallinari
  • Steven Adams

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)