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Game Preview: Shorthanded Heat face red-hot Suns

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The Suns have gone 4-0 in the NBA bubble.

Miami Heat v Phoenix Suns Photo by Michael Gonzales NBAE via Getty Images

The Miami Heat will face the Phoenix Suns, who have gone a perfect 4-0 in the NBA bubble to gain ground in their race for the play-in tournament, Saturday evening. The Suns are just one-and-a-half games behind the Portland Trail Blazers for the nine seed. If the eighth and ninth seeded teams are separated by four or fewer games, a play-in tournament would start.

And the Heat won’t have two starters, Jimmy Butler and Kendrick Nunn, and may be without sixth man Goran Dragic.

And oh yeah, the Heat only hold a one-game lead over the Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers for the four seed.

The game is at 7:30 and will be available on NBA League Pass for those outside of South Florida.

Probable Starters:

Miami —

  • Kelly Olynyk
  • Jae Crowder
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Tyler Herro

Phoenix —

  • Mikal Bridges
  • Cameron Johnson
  • Deandre Ayton
  • Devin Booker
  • Ricky Rubio

Broadcast Info

  • 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)