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GAMETHREAD: Miami Heat (28-26) @ Denver Nuggets (34-20)

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Jimmy Butler remains in the starting lineup while Goran Dragic will sit out versus Nuggets tonight.

Denver Nuggets v Miami Heat Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

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The Miami Heat (28-26) are on the second night of a back-to-back set as they visit the Mile High City to take on the Denver Nuggets (34-20).

Coach Erik Spoelstra is giving Goran Dragic the night off, officially listing him as out due to lower back spasms and recovery from his recent knee injury, and is choosing to rest his veteran point guard after he played 28 minutes off the bench and scored 12 points on 3-11 FG shooting (0-7 3-point FG). However the good news is that Jimmy Butler remains in the starting lineup after spraining his right ankle late last night in their loss to the Phoenix Suns.

INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • Victor Oladipo: out (right knee soreness)
  • Goran Dragic: out (lower back spasms, knee injury recovery)

DENVER:

  • Jamal Murray: out for season (torn ACL)
  • Shaquille Harrison: out (COVID-19 health and safety protocols))

Tipoff: 10:00 p.m.

TV: Ballys Sports Sun, NBA League Pass, NBA TV

Radio: WAXY 790 / WAQI 710

Starting Lineups

Bucks Position Heat
Bucks Position Heat
Jrue Holiday PG Goran Dragic
Donte DiVincenzo SG Duncan Robinson
Khris Middleton SF Jimmy Butler
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF Trevor Ariza
Brook Lopez C Bam Adebayo