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GameThread: Miami Heat (24-15) @ Phoenix Suns (30-8)

Jimmy Butler is out tonight, while Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder return to the Suns starting lineup.

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The Miami Heat (24-15) visit the Phoenix Suns (30-8) tonight at 9:00pm.

Jimmy Butler is out tonight, with Max Strus starting ahead of Duncan Robinson — who joins Tyler Herro, Kyle Guy, Chris Silva and Haywood Highsmith on the bench.

Former Heat player Jae Crowder returns to the Suns starting lineup as well as former No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton.

INACTIVE/INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • Victor Oladipo: out (knee; surgery rehab)
  • KZ Okpala: out (wrist)
  • Dewayne Dedmon: out (knee)
  • Markieff Morris: out (neck)
  • Udonis Haslem: out (health and safety protocols)
  • Bam Adebayo: out (thumb)
  • Gabe Vincent: out (health and safety protocols)
  • Marcus Garrett: out (health and safety protocols)
  • Jimmy Butler: out (ankle)
  • Aric Holman: out (ineligible)
  • Mario Chalmers: out (ineligible)

PHOENIX:

  • Landry Shamet: out (health and safety protocols)
  • Abdel Nader: out (health and safety protocols)
  • Dario Saric: out (knee)
  • Frank Kaminsky: out (knee)

TV: Bally Sports Sun, NBA League Pass

Tipoff: 9:00 p.m.

Radio: WAXY 790 / WAQI 710 / Sirius XM Channel 895 (Heat Radio Network simulcast)

Starting Lineups

Knicks Position Heat
Knicks Position Heat
Kemba Walker PG Gabe Vincent
Evan Fournier SG Duncan Robinson
RJ Barrett SF Jimmy Butler
Julius Randle PF PJ Tucker
Mitchell Robinson C Bam Adebayo