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Game Preview: Miami Heat take on Orlando Magic tonight in rematch

Orlando will seek revenge when they host Miami tonight.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Game Story:

The Miami Heat (32-15) visit the Orlando Magic (21-27) Saturday night in a rematch after Monday’s game at the AmericanAirlines Arena between the two in-state rivals. Though the Heat handed the Magic their fourth straight loss, they lost to the Boston Celtics while the Magic have been idle since.

Heat rookie Kendrick Nunn remains out for the Heat with a foot injury while Justise Winslow remains out for the time being with back issues. Fellow rookie Tyler Herro is expected to continue starting in Nunn’s absence. The Magic are listing point guard D.J. Augustin and forwards Al-Farouq Aminu and Jonathan Isaac as out for tonight’s game, all with knee injuries.

These are the kinds of games that the Heat can’t afford to lose or they will continue to slip in the standings, with an important game against the Philadelphia 76ers looming. Miami is just 11-12 on the road so far this season and they have played .500 ball in their last 10 games.

FiveThirtyEight has the Heat with just a 35% chance to win tonight.

Probable Starters:

Heat:

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Meyers Leonard
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Tyler Herro

Magic:

  • Aaron Gordon
  • Khem Birch
  • Evan Fournier
  • Nikola Vucevic
  • Markelle Fultz

Broadcast Info:

Game time: 7:00pm

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)