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GAMETHREAD: Miami Heat (16-17) @ Atlanta Hawks (14-19)

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Butler will be out tonight, but Tyler Herro returns to action.

Utah Jazz v Miami Heat Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

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The Miami Heat take on the Atlanta Hawks tonight at the AmericanAirlines Arena in the first matchup of the season between the two division rivals. This is the first of a Miami double-header against the Hawks, with the second game to be played on Tuesday at 7:30pm.

The revolving door of active Heat players continues onward this season, with Jimmy Butler, who is out for tonight’s game with right knee inflammation, being replaced in the starting lineup by Goran Dragic, who will be joining Kendrick Nunn in the back-court with Duncan Robinson at small forward. The good news is that Tyler Herro will be back on the court tonight after missing three games with a hip injury.



  • Jimmy Butler: out (knee)
  • Meyers Leonard: out for season (shoulder)
  • Avery Bradley: out (calf)


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

Tipoff: 8:00 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Sun, NBA League Pass

Radio: WAXY 790 / WAQI 710

Starting Lineups

Hornets Position Heat
Hornets Position Heat
LaMelo Ball PG Kyle Lowry
Terry Rozier SG Tyler Herro
Gordon Hayward SF Jimmy Butler
PJ Washington PF Caleb Martin
Mason Plumlee C Bam Adebayo