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GAMETHREAD: Minnesota Timberwolves (20-46) @ Miami Heat (35-31)

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Heat host Timberwolves tonight in a must-win game late in the season with Butler and Herro back in action.

Miami Heat v Minnesota Timberwolves Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images

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The Miami Heat (35-30) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (20-46) Friday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

Jimmy Butler returns to the starting lineup tonight, with Tyler Herro also returning to play off the bench.



  • Victor Oladipo: out (knee)
  • Tyler Herro: day-to-day (foot)
  • Jimmy Butler: day-to-day (illness)


  • Malik Beasley: out (hamstring)
  • Jarrett Culver: out for season (ankle)
  • Jaden McDaniels: out (personal reasons)

Tipoff: 8:00 p.m.

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

Radio: WAXY 790 / WAQI 710

Starting Lineups

Celtics Position Heat
Celtics Position Heat
Marcus Smart PG Kyle Lowry
Jaylen Brown SG Max Strus
Jayson Tatum SF Jimmy Butler
Al Horford PF PJ Tucker
Robert Williams C Bam Adebayo