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GAME PREVIEW: Heat visit Spurs, look for a third straight win

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The Miami Heat will visit the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Here’s what you need to know.

NBA: Houston Rockets at Miami Heat Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

GAME STORY

The Miami Heat are looking to continue their winning ways as they visit the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Coming off of two home wins, both without Jimmy Butler, the Heat will be facing the Spurs who have lost 4 straight at home.

San Antonio (28-28) beat the Indiana Pacers on the road on Monday and present plenty of challenges for the Heat. It’s hard to determine what to expect because we don’t know who exactly is playing. But DeMar DeRozan will be the biggest obstacle for Miami — he’s averaging over 21 PPG and has always had a knack for creating issues for Miami by hitting contested shots amid great team defense.

The Spurs have a known Heat killer in Patty Mills coming off the bench, who loves to light it up against a former Finals opponent.

For the Heat, they’ll need to keep Duncan Robinson shooting. He just became the first player in franchise history to have consecutive seasons with over 200 made three-pointers. If Duncan is going, then the Heat are going. It should be a good game!

ODDS: FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 31% chance to win the game.

HEAT VS ROCKETS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 AT 8:30 PM

INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • Victor Oladipo: out (knee)
  • Bam Adebayo: questionable (knee)
  • Tyler Herro: questionable (foot)
  • Jimmy Butler: questionable (ankle)
  • Gabe Vincent: probable (knee)
  • Dewayne Dedmon: questionable (health & safety protocols)

SAN ANTONIO:

  • Trey Lyles: out

LINEUPS

Projected Starters

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

BROADCAST INFO

TV: Bally Sports Sun, NBA League Pass
RADIO: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ron Rothstein, Jonathan Zaslow, Tommy Tighe)
SPANISH RADIO: WRTO Mix 98.3 FM (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala). HEAT Spanish Radio Network includes: WEFL ESPN Deportes 760 AM

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