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Heat at Timberwolves First Half Game Thread

The Wolves host the defending champion Miami Heat and we get to see the best player in the world.


Miami Heat at Minnesota Timberwolves
7:00 pm Central
FS North

It appears that the Wolves will start Luc Mbah a Moute in place of the absent Kevin Love tonight at Target Center, while Dwyane Wade is likely starting for the Heat. None of this is good news for a Wolves team that needs all the wins it can get.

My guess is the Wolves will start with Mbah a Moute on James, Brewer on Wade, and Martin on Shane Battier, but we'll see how they play it.

The Heat are coming off two straight losses--to the Pistons and Bulls--following a ten game winning streak. LeBron James is playing shockingly great basketball, so at least we get to enjoy that.

Expected lineups:


Mario Chalmers
Dwyane Wade
Shane Battier
LeBron James
Chris Bosh


Ricky Rubio
Kevin Martin
Corey Brewer
Prince Luc Mbah a Moute
Nikola Pekovic

This is your first half game thread. This is a link to Hot Hot Hoops. Be excellent.

No pics, gifs, links to illegal streams.

2nd half thread at about 8:15.

Enjoy the first half.