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GAME PREVIEW: Wizards get rematch with Heat in Washington

Miami will try to extend their winning streak and beat the Wizards for a second straight time.

NBA: Washington Wizards at Miami Heat Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports


The Miami Heat (11-5) are back on the road after a short two-game set at the FTX Arena and will visit the Washington Wizards (10-5) tonight at 7:00pm.

This is the second straight game between the division rivals, with the Heat enjoying a dominant second half performance thanks to an all-around team effort to win 112-97 on Thursday. Miami was led by 32 points from Jimmy Butler, while Bradley Beal scored 30 points to lead the Wizards — though he was largely invisible while the Heat broke away and built up a sizable lead.

Expect tactical changes from the Wizards after they were so thoroughly outmatched in Miami, and they should have point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who is averaging 15.7 points, 5.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds for the season, active this time around. Washington also has a three-game home streak at the Capital One Arena.

The Heat will hopefully have Tyler Herro (wrist), who has been upgraded to questionable, back on the court while Bam Adebayo is also listed as questionable because of his bothersome knee. However, Markieff Morris is still out because of the whiplash injury to his neck and won’t be traveling with the team during their four-game road trip.




  • Victor Oladipo - out (knee; surgery rehab)
  • Tyler Herro - questionable (wrist)
  • Markieff Morris - out (whiplash)
  • Bam Adebayo - questionable (knee)


  • Davis Bertans - out (ankle)
  • Daniel Gafford - questionable (thumb)
  • Thomas Bryant - out (knee)
  • Rui Hachimura - out


Projected Starters

Clippers Position Heat
Clippers Position Heat
Reggie Jackson PG Kyle Lowry
Paul George SG Tyler Herro
Kawhi Leonard SF Jimmy Butler
Marcus Morris Sr. PF Caleb Martin
Ivica Zubac C Bam Adebayo


TV: Bally Sports Sun, NBA League Pass
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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