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GAME PREVIEW: Heat take on Ja Morant and Grizzlies in Miami

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The Miami Heat are looking for a little revenge for their last-second loss to the Grizzlies a few weeks ago.

NBA: Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

GAME STORY

The Miami Heat (26-24) are looking for a fifth straight win as they host the Memphis Grizzlies (24-23).

Miami lost to the Grizzlies a few weeks ago on a last-second layup by Ja Morant that ended the Heat’s six-game win streak and sent them into a downfall before the trade deadline. But, on the heels of winning four straight and playing inspired team basketball, the Heat are soaring high. And it appears that the Heat are nearly fully healthy heading into this matchup.

The Grizzlies just smacked the Philadelphia 76ers a few nights ago as their starters put a hurting on the +/- for that game. Memphis can play with anyone when they shoot the ball well. They are one of the top assists teams in the NBA and also have a top 10 defense. However, they are mediocre everywhere else.

Let’s see if Jimmy Butler gets fired up again with Dillon Brooks guarding him.

ODDS: FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 70% chance to win the game.

HEAT VS GRIZZLIES: TUESDAY, APRIL 6 AT 8:00 PM

INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • KZ Okpala: out (health and safety protocols)
  • Gabe Vincent: probable (knee)

MEMPHIS:

  • Justise Winslow: out (thigh)
  • Jaren Jackson Jr.: out (knee)
  • De’Anthony Melton: out (leg)
  • Brandon Clarke: questionable (calf)

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
RADIO: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ruth Riley Hunter)
SPANISH RADIO: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)

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