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GAME PREVIEW: Heat visit Steph Curry and Warriors on ESPN

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The Miami Heat continue their road trip against the red-hot Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

Miami Heat v Golden State Warriors Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

GAME STORY

The Miami Heat have their work cut out for them defending Steph Curry who is averaging 30 PPG this season for the Warriors (15-13). After dropping a game to the LA Clippers, the Heat are hoping they can bounce back and begin to salvage this road trip before it gets out of hand.

If there was ever a game that Bam Adebayo should exert his strength, quickness, and size — it is this one. The Warriors, without Wiseman, are small and that should really help Bam be dominant. But the question is will the Heat have enough to score with the Warriors. Guarding Curry won’t be easy especially without Avery Bradley. Leaving the job to Kendrick Nunn should be interesting.

Miami desperately needs this game before they play a back-to-back in Sacramento tomorrow night.

This game is on national television by ESPN.

ODDS: FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 44% chance to win the game.

HEAT VS CLIPPERS: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 10:00 PM.

INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • Meyers Leonard: out for season (shoulder)
  • Avery Bradley: out (calf)
  • Chris Silva: out (hip)
  • Goran Dragic: out (ankle)

GOLDEN STATE:

  • Klay Thompson: out for season (knee)
  • Marquese Chriss: out for season (leg)
  • James Wiseman: out (wrist)
  • Kevin Looney: out (ankle)

LINEUPS

Projected Starters

Bucks Position Heat
Bucks Position Heat
George Hill PG Kyle Lowry
Grayson Allen SG Duncan Robinson
Khris Middleton SF Jimmy Butler
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF PJ Tucker
Brook Lopez C Bam Adebayo

BROADCAST INFO

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

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