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NBA GAMETHREAD: Miami HEAT (20-18) @ L.A. Lakers (16-21)

Miami will try to keep their momentum going tonight against the LeBron-less Lakers.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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The Miami Heat (20-18) continue their West road trip with tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers (16-21) at the crypto.com Arena.

Miami’s starting lineup is healthy but Nikola Jovic is out several weeks with lower back spasms, Duncan Robinson is out at least 4 weeks after hand surgery and Omer Yurtseven continues to sit out after undergoing surgery earlier this season.

For the Lakers, LeBron James is out with an illness after averaging 34.5 points in his last 10 games. Anthony Davis remains out as well.

The game will air locally on Bally Sports as well as on ESPN nationally beginning 10:00pm EST.

INACTIVE/INJURIES

Heat

  • Omer Yurtseven, out (left ankle surgery)
  • Nikola Jovic, out (lower back spasms)
  • Duncan Robinson, out (hand surgery)

Lakers

  • Anthony Davis, out (Right Foot; Stress Injury)
  • LeBron James, out (non-COVID illness)
  • Lonnie Walker IV, out (Left Knee; Soreness)

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

  • TV: Watch the game live on ESPN, Bally Sports Sun or NBA League Pass
  • Radio: Listen live on KKSE 92.5FM, S: WAQI 710

Tipoff: 10:00 p.m. EST

Starting Lineups

Hornets Position Heat
Hornets Position Heat
LaMelo Ball PG Kyle Lowry
Terry Rozier SG Tyler Herro
Gordon Hayward SF Jimmy Butler
PJ Washington PF Caleb Martin
Mason Plumlee C Bam Adebayo