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Game Preview: Heat begin road trip vs Clippers

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The Miami Heat begin a 5-game west trip before the All Star break when they visit the LA Clippers.

LA Clippers at Miami Al Diaz/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Game Story:

The Miami Heat (34-15) are looking to start off their 5-game west road trip with a win when they visit the LA Clippers (35-15) late Wednesday night.

The Clippers came in and gave the Heat their second (at the time) home loss of the season about 10 days ago. Kawhi Leonard had his first career triple double and they won that game without Paul George. Now, PG is back and the Clippers will be even a tougher matchup because Miami will be without Meyers Leonard, Tyler Herro and Justise Winslow for this game.

ESPN will air this game at 10PM EST and it should be a good matchup. If they can play remotely close to what they did in the second half against the Sixers on Monday — watch out. But maybe expect a return to the median.

FiveThirtyEight has the Heat with just a 17% chance to win tonight.

Probable Starters:

Heat:

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

Clippers:

  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Maurice Harkless
  • Ivica Zubac
  • Paul George
  • Patrick Beverley

Broadcast Info:

Game time: 10:00pm

TV: ESPN; 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)