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GAMETHREAD: Sacramento Kings (8-10) @ Miami Heat (6-12), Jimmy Butler returns

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Jimmy Butler is back! Follow along as the Heat host the Kings.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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Jimmy Butler makes his welcome return to the Miami Heat as they get set to host the Sacramento Kings at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday night.

Butler’s return comes not a moment too soon, as the Heat are mired in a five-game losing streak while the Kings are on a three-game winning streak. Unfortunately, Goran Dragic and Avery Bradley remain out so the Heat will be shorthanded in the backcourt.



  • Goran Dragic: out (groin)
  • Avery Bradley: out (knee)
  • Maurice Harkless: day to day (thigh)
  • Meyers Leonard: inactive list (shoulder)
  • Chris Silva: inactive list (hip)


  • Jahmi’us Ramsey: out (left groin)
  • Nemanja Bjelica: out (back)
  • DaQuan Jeffries: out (left ankle)

Tipoff: 8:00 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Sun, NBA League Pass

Radio: WAXY 790 / WAQI 710

Starting Lineups

Celtics Position Heat
Celtics Position Heat
Marcus Smart PG Kyle Lowry
Jaylen Brown SG Max Strus
Jayson Tatum SF Jimmy Butler
Al Horford PF PJ Tucker
Daniel Theis C Bam Adebayo