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GAMETHREAD: Brooklyn Nets (38-18) @ Miami Heat (28-28)

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Jimmy Butler is out of the starting lineup as Miami returns home after a 1-3 road trip to host Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Nets v Miami Heat Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

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The Miami Heat (28-28) host the Brooklyn Nets (38-18) today at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

Jimmy Butler (ankle) will not start today, though his injury is believed to be more of a load management type and not one that will hold him out for any extended amount of time, and is being replaced in the lineup by Andre Iguodala.



  • Victor Oladipo: out (knee)
  • Jimmy Butler: out (ankle)
  • Gabe Vincent: day to day (knee)


  • Tyler Johnson: out (knee)
  • Spencer Dinwiddie: out for season (ACL)
  • James Harden: out (hamstring)
  • Chris Chiozza: out (hand)

Tipoff: 3:30 p.m.

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

Radio: WAXY 790 / WAQI 710

Starting Lineups

Lakers Position Heat
Lakers Position Heat
Russell Westbrook PG Gabe Vincent
Avery Bradley SG Duncan Robinson
Trevor Ariza SF Jimmy Butler
LeBron James PF PJ Tucker
Dwight Howard C Bam Adebayo