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GAME PREVIEW: Heat visit Rockets in 2nd preseason contest

The Heat are hitting the road for another preseason game against the Houston Rockets

Atlanta Hawks v Miami Heat Photo by Michael Reaves/NBAE via Getty Images

GAME STORY

It was a lot of fun to watch the new-look Miami Heat open their preseason with a win over the Atlanta Hawks, but now they are on the road for another tuneup against the Houston Rockets.

Houston also won their preseason opener with a 125-119 victory over the Washington Wizards. The Rockets have #2 overall pick Jalen Green to showcase who had a great summer league and seems very explosive. The Rockets have a unique lineup the Heat will need to deal with as Christian Wood is a great big, but they also go big with Theis. I would expect PJ Tucket not to play after messing with an injury in the first game.

Hopefully, we will see Jimmy Butler in this game, but that remains unknown.

This seems to be another type of game that the Heat will get a few reps in from a starting unit and then hand it off to the end of the roster for further evaluation. This game will be on ESPN2.

HEAT VS ROCKETS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 10:00 P.M.

INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • Victor Oladipo - out (Knee; Surgery Rehab)
  • Udonis Haslem - out (Personal Reasons)
  • Caleb Martin - out
  • Gabe Vincent - out
  • PJ Tucker - questionable (groin)

HOUSTON:

  • Eric Gordon - out (ankle)

LINEUPS

Projected Starters

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 III C Bam Adebayo

BROADCAST INFO

TV: FOX SPORTS SUN, ESPN2
RADIO: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Jason Jackson, Ruth Riley Hunter)
SPANISH RADIO: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)

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