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The Miami Heat will play the Oklahoma City Thunder in their 7th of 8 seeding games in Orlando.

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images

Game Story:

The Miami Heat (44-27) will play the Oklahoma City Thunder (43-27) tonight. The Heat have already locked up their position in the East playoffs as either a 4/5 seed. This game, in reality means very little to them, we think.

The Heat are coming off a win vs the Pacers and to be honest, we are not sure who is going to play for either of these teams. Kendrick Nunn could be available, although it is unclear right now if he will play even if he does become available since he hasn’t practiced with the team since leaving the bubble this weekend.

The Thunder could come out to play or come to rest. I’m not really sure...so with that said you will just have to watch the game and see what happens. The good thing is that Miami is deep enough that whoever is out there is going to be competing and playing to win. Although there are some assets the Heat would like to keep healthy.

This game is at 8:00 and will be on League Pass outside of South Florida.

Probable Starters:

Miami —

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Jae Crowder
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Kendrick Nunn

Oklahoma City —

  • Danilo Gallinari
  • Luguentz Dort
  • Steven Adams
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Chris Paul

Broadcast Info:

  • TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty, Jason Jackson); NBALP
  • 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)