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GAMETHREAD: Miami Heat (12-17) @ Los Angeles Lakers (22-8)

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Miami goes for their second straight win tonight against the NBA champs.

Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

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The Miami Heat visit the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in a rematch of the 2020 NBA Finals. Even with Anthony Davis out, the Lakers still remain a heavy favorite to win though the Heat have been boosted by the spectacular play of Jimmy Butler since his return to action.

INJURIES

MIAMI:

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

LOS ANGELES:

  • Dennis Schroder: out (health protocols)
  • Anthony Davis: out (achilles)
  • Kostas Antetokounmpo: out (knee)

Tipoff: 8:30 p.m.

TV: ABC, NBA League Pass

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