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GAME PREVIEW: Heat limp to end of road trip, face Wolves

The Miami Heat will finish their four game road trip hurt and injured when they have the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Miami Heat v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images


The Miami Heat (7-10) started this road trip at .500 and are in danger of dropping their fourth straight game as injuries have piled up when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

After a disappointing loss to the Raptors, one that saw the Heat give up a 15-point lead, they then dropped an overtime game to the Wizards (while Miami only had 7 players available). Last night, the Heat were destroyed by the Cavaliers.

The Timberwolves are healthy and ready, standing at 8-8 and offer one of Miami's biggest kryptonite...size and length. Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns are a lot to deal with individually, but together will be trouble for the Heat.

This seems like a scheduled loss, but the Heat often do surprise you in moments like this.



  • Victor Oladipo: out
  • Omer Yurtseven: out
  • Tyler Herro: out
  • Udonis Haslem: out
  • Jimmy Butler: out
  • Duncan Robinson: out
  • Gabe Vincent: questionable
  • Bam Adebayo: questionable
  • Dewayne Dedmon: questionable


  • None


Projected Starters

Clippers Position Heat
Clippers Position Heat
Reggie Jackson PG Kyle Lowry
Paul George SG Tyler Herro
Kawhi Leonard SF Jimmy Butler
Marcus Morris Sr. PF Caleb Martin
Ivica Zubac C Bam Adebayo

ODDS (via FanDuel)

You don’t want to know or bet on this game.

TV: BallySports
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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