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Game Preview: Heat look for revenge on Wizards

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The Miami Heat host the Washington Wizards Wednesday night hoping for payback.

Miami Heat v Washington Wizards Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

Game Story:

The Miami Heat (30-13) are in the midst of a nice little home stand as they defend their 19-1 record at home. Coming in on Wednesday will be the Washington Wizards (14-28) who shocked the Heat a few weeks ago with a 123-105 win in a game they were depleted roster-wise. But still, the Wizards hot shooting and the Heat’s offensive fumbles made way for one of the more embarrassing losses this season for the Heat.

The Heat should be back to full strength after Jimmy Butler sat out a back-to-back on Monday in the win vs the Sacramento Kings. In that game, the Heat improved to 7-0 in overtime this season.

This will be their first look at Bradley Beal, a potential All-Star player this year, averaging over 27 PPG. And if you didn’t know, there’s been plenty of trade rumors about how the Heat would like to het ahold of Beal — hopefully he gets a close up look at the culture.

FiveThirtyEight has the Heat with a 61% chance to win this game.

Probable Starters:

Heat:

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

Wizards:

  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Gary Payton II
  • Isaac Bonga
  • Bradley Beal
  • Ian Mahinmi

Broadcast Info:

Game time: 7:30pm

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)