The Pistons snapped a 14-game losing streak and beat the Heat 100-90 on Sunday night. Now, with Tyler Herro back in the lineup, the Heat will hope to shoot them off the floor with their elite spacing. The Heat waxed the Pacers nailing 22 three-pointers on Tuesday in a 125-96 route.
Miami will still be without Caleb Martin but welcome Zylan Cheatham to the team as he started his 10-day contract. The Heat will continue to be really short-handed without Jimmy Butler in the lineup, missing his 12th out of 13 games. It would be great to send the Heat to Christmas with a win.
ODDS: FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 88% chance to win the game.
HEAT VS PISTONS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23 AT 7:30 PM.
- Victor Oladipo - out (knee; surgery rehab)
- Markieff Morris - out (whiplash)
- Bam Adebayo - out (thumb surgery recovery)
- Jimmy Butler - out (tailbone)
- Caleb Martin - out (Health & Safety Protocol)
- PJ Tucker - out (leg)
- Killian Hayes - day-to-day
- Kelly Olynyk - out (MCL)
- Jeram Grant - out (surgery)
- Cade Cunningham - out (H&S Protocols)
|Russell Westbrook||PG||Gabe Vincent|
|Avery Bradley||SG||Duncan Robinson|
|Trevor Ariza||SF||Jimmy Butler|
|LeBron James||PF||PJ Tucker|
|Dwight Howard||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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