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Game Preview: Heat visit Trae Young, Hawks

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The Heat start their post All-Star break schedule with a trip to Atlanta.

Atlanta Hawks v Miami Heat Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

Game Story:

The Miami Heat (35-19) are hoping to start their post All-Star break schedule with a win as they visit the Atlanta Hawks (15-41).

Trae Young joined Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo on Team Giannis for the All-Star game, but tonight they will be facing off. The Heat have beat the Hawks twice already, one in which was an unlikely comeback after Trae Young called “game” down in Miami.

Miami will still be without Meyers Leonard and Tyler Herro who are recovering from injuries. And the Hawks will be without De’Andre Hunter and newly acquired Clint Capela.

For the Heat, this will be a much better look of new additions Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder. Both of those players joined the Heat on their west coast road trip, and have not had a week without games to get acclimated more. The key to this game rests on Miami controlling Trae Young and his pick and roll game. If they can neutralize that, they should be on good shape. If they go zone, Trae can be a zone buster much like Damian Lillard was shooting outside the reach of the zone.

FiveThirtyEight has the Heat with just a 58% chance to win tonight.

Probable Starters:


  • Jimmy Butler
  • Derrick Jones Jr.
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Kendrick Nunn


  • Cam Reddish
  • Dewayne Dedmon
  • John Collins
  • Kevin Huerter
  • Trae Young

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)