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GAME PREVIEW: Heat with NBA-best win streak, host Hawks tonight

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Jimmy Butler now listed as questionable for tonight’s game.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

GAME STORY

The Miami Heat seek to improve their 9-7 home record and their NBA-best five-game win streak tonight when they host the Atlanta Hawks.

Atlanta is 3-7 in their last 10 games, while Miami is 7-3 as the two teams face each other for the first time this season. The Hawks have also lost three consecutive road games and could be missing a few key rotational players tonight due to injury.

Jimmy Butler (knee) is now being listed as questionable for the game.

With the Heat slowly but surely rounding into form, not coincidentally once the team’s roster availability began to be more consistent, they’re back in the playoff hunt at the seventh seed and just half a game behind the fourth-seed Toronto Raptors.

Both teams will also play each other again at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday at 7:30pm.

ODDS: FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 71% chance to win the game.

HEAT VS HAWKS: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 AT 8:00 PM.

INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • Jimmy Butler: day-to-day/questionable (knee)
  • Meyers Leonard: out for season (shoulder)
  • Avery Bradley: out (calf)
  • Tyler Herro: questionable (hip)

ATLANTA:

  • De’Andre Hunter: out (right knee)
  • Kris Dunn: out (right ankle)
  • Cameron Reddish: out (achilles)
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic: out (knee)

LINEUPS

Projected Starters

Celtics Position Heat
Celtics Position Heat
Denis Schroder PG Kyle Lowry
Romeo Langford SG Duncan Robinson
Jabari Parker SF Jimmy Butler
Jayson Tatum PF PJ Tucker
Grant Williams C Bam Adebayo

BROADCAST INFO

TV: 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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