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GAME PREVIEW: Heat back in action to host 76ers

Miami continues their homestretch with Saturday’s game against their East rival.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

GAME STORY

The Miami Heat (27-15) return to action Saturday night at the FTX Arena to host the Philadelphia 76ers (24-17), one night after beating the Atlanta Hawks in their first game back from their five-game road trip.

This is the second in a stretch of eight home games in their next nine Heat games.

Philadelphia hasn’t missed Ben Simmons lately, having won nine of their last 11 games while they seek trade offers for their disgruntled point guard. They beat the Boston Celtics 111-99 at home in their last game. Joel Embiid led his team with 25 points and 13 rebounds.

ODDS: FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 64% chance to win the game.

HEAT VS 76ers: SATURDAY, JANUARY 15 AT 8:00 PM.

INACTIVE/INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • Victor Oladipo: out (knee; surgery rehab)
  • KZ Okpala: out (wrist)
  • Markieff Morris: out (health and safety protocols)
  • Bam Adebayo: out (thumb)
  • Marcus Garrett: out (conditioning)

PHILADELPHIA:

  • Ben Simmons: out (not with team)
  • Danny Green: out
  • Shake Milton: out
  • Matisse Thybulle: out

LINEUPS

Projected Starters

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 III C Bam Adebayo

BROADCAST INFO

TV: Bally Sports Sun, NBA League Pass
RADIO: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Jason Jackson, Ruth Riley Hunter)
SPANISH RADIO: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)

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