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GameThread: Miami Heat host Atlanta Hawks to open preseason, Jimmy Butler out

Jimmy Butler is given the night off as the Heat start up preseason at home.

NBA: Preseason-Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

This is our GAMETHREAD: Chat live about the game here!

The Miami Heat (0-0) host the Atlanta Hawks (0-0) at the FTX Arena tonight to open the NBA preseason. Notably, Jimmy Butler is a late scratch so he will rest tonight, with Tyler Herro starting in his place.



  • Victor Oladipo - out (Knee; Surgery Rehab)
  • Jimmy Butler - out (Rest)
  • Udonis Haslem - out (Personal Reasons)


  • Clint Capela - out (Achilles; Injury Management)
  • Kevin Huerter - out (Ankle; Injury Management)
  • De’Andre Hunter - out (Knee; Injury Management)
  • Onjeka Okongwu - out (Shoulder; Surgery Rehab)

TV: Bally Sports Sun, NBA TV

Tipoff: 7:30 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