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GameThread: Miami Heat (0-0) host Milwaukee Bucks (1-0)

Miami makes their long-anticipated season debut against a shorthanded Milwaukee team.

Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat - Game Four Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

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The Miami Heat (0-0) make their season debut tonight when they host the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks at the FTX Arena. Tonight’s game tips off at 8:00pm.

The Bucks are coming off an emotional ring ceremony and the subsequent blowout win over the Brooklyn Nets, but are shorthanded tonight — including starters Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez.

In contrast, the Heat are only listing Victor Oladipo in the injury report.



  • Victor Oladipo - out (Knee; Surgery Rehab)


  • Jrue Holiday - out (heel)
  • Brook Lopez - out (back)
  • Rodney Hood - out (foot)
  • Bobby Portis - out (hamstring)
  • Semi Ojeleye - out (calf)
  • Donte DiVincenzo - out (ankle)

TV: Bally Sports Sun, NBA League Pass

Tipoff: 8:00 p.m.

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
Robert Williams C Bam Adebayo