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GAME PREVIEW: Heat look to bounce back vs Spurs

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The Heat will host the Spurs, who they blew out last week in San Antonio in a second-half blitz.

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GAME STORY

The Miami Heat gave up a good opportunity to make up some ground in the East standings when they lost to the Bulls on Monday, but they have another chance as the teams around them continue to struggle.

The Heat host the Spurs who they played a week ago in San Antonio. Miami won that game on a second-half blitz with a great defensive effort. Now, they have to prove their consistency and resilience as they play them again.

The good news for the Heat is that Duncan Robinson is not on the injury report. He left Monday’s game with an illness after scoring only 3 points. The Heat will contend with some other injuries and continue to be without Victor Oladipo.

The Spurs have won 3 straight and 7 of their last 10 and sit in 9th in the West. Everybody is playing for something tonight.

ODDS: FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 69% chance to win the game.

HEAT VS SPURS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 AT 8:00 PM

INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • Victor Oladipo: out (knee)
  • Tyler Herro: questionable (foot)
  • Gabe Vincent: probable (knee)
  • Kendrick Nunn: questionable (kneck)

SAN ANTONIO:

  • Trey Lyles: out
  • Derrick White: questionable (ankle)

LINEUPS

Projected Starters

Blazers Position Heat
Blazers Position Heat
Anfernee Simons PG Gabe Vincent
CJ McCollum SG Duncan Robinson
Nassir Little SF Jimmy Butler
Robert Covington PF PJ Tucker
Jusuf Nurkic 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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