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GAMETHREAD: Miami Heat (2-2) @ Dallas Mavericks (1-3), Jimmy Butler returns to starting lineup

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Jimmy Butler returns as the Heat seek their first road win of the season.

New Orleans Pelicans v Miami Heat Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

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The Miami Heat will have Jimmy Butler back in their starting line-up when they face their NBA Finals rivals Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center on Friday night. Miami will also go for their first road win of the season after their loss to the season-opening loss to the Orlando Magic.

Miami avenged their massive blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks with a well-earned victory against Giannis Antetokounmpo and co. the following night. Neither game featured Jimmy Butler, but the Mavericks led by young sensation and MVP candidate Luka Doncic present different challenges as well.

Tipoff: 7:00 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Sun, NBA League Pass

Radio: WAXY 790 / WAQI 710

Starting Lineups

Nuggets Position Heat
Nuggets Position Heat
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope PG Gabe Vincent
Bruce Brown SG Max Strus
Vlatko Cancar SF Jimmy Butler
Michael Porter Jr. PF Caleb Martin
Nikola Jovic C Bam Adebayo