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NBA GAMETHREAD: Charlotte Hornets (3-10) @ Miami HEAT (5-7)

Heat host Hornets for the second straight time in what is likely the last game played under the FTX Arena name.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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The Miami Heat (5-7) look to pick up a second win in as many games against the Charlotte Hornets (3-10) at home Saturday night. The game appears to also represent the final event to occur at the “FTX Arena” with an as-yet-announced new name replacing the now-bankrupt crypto currency firm that collapsed in bankruptcy earlier this week.

Tyler Herro remains out for the Heat with a left ankle sprain.

Hornets star Lamelo Ball is set to make his season debut after suffering an ankle sprain in the preseason.

The game will air locally on Bally Sports and on NBA League Pass beginning 8:00pm EST.



  • Omer Yurtseven: Out - Not with team/Left Ankle; Impingement
  • Victor Oladipo: Out - Left Knee; Tendinosis
  • Tyler Herro: Out - Left Ankle; Sprain
  • Dru Smith: Out - G League - Two-Way


  • LaMelo Ball: Available - Left Ankle; Sprain
  • Gordon Hayward: Out - Left Shoulder; Contusion
  • Cody Martin: Out - Left Quad; Soreness
  • Bryce McGowans: Out - G League - Two-Way
  • Dennis Smith Jr. - Questionable - Left Ankle; Sprain


  • TV: Watch the game live on Bally Sports Sun or NBA League Pass.
  • Radio: Listen live on 95.7 The Game, WQAM 560, S: WAQI 710

Tipoff: 8:00 p.m. EST

Starting Lineups

Nuggets Position Heat
Nuggets Position Heat
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope PG Gabe Vincent
Bruce Brown SG Max Strus
Vlatko Cancar SF Jimmy Butler
Michael Porter Jr. PF Caleb Martin
Nikola Jovic C Bam Adebayo