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GAMETHREAD: Portland Trail Blazers (25-18) @ Miami Heat (22-22)

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Miami will be shorthanded tonight after two trades and without Jimmy Butler.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

This is our GAMETHREAD: Chat live about the game here!

The Miami Heat hope to end their four-game losing streak when they host the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night at the (for now) AmericanAirlines Arena.

Miami was already shorthanded after a pair of trades at the NBA deadline, but they will also be without Jimmy Butler (illness) tonight.

INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • KZ Okpala: out (health and safety protocols)
  • Goran Dragic: out (back)
  • Udonis Haslem: out (health and safety protocols)
  • Jimmy Butler (illness)

PORTLAND:

  • Jusuf Nurkic: out (wrist)
  • Zach Collins: out (ankle)
  • Nassir Little: out (health and safety protocols)
  • Anfernee Simons: out (health and safety protocols)

Tipoff: 7:30 p.m.

TV: FOX SPORTS SUN, 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