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Wolves at Heat: Trying to Overcome South Beach

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The Wolves had a night off in Miami last night.

NBA: Miami Heat at Minnesota Timberwolves Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Wolves at Heat
5:00 pm CST
FS North

This is gonna be quick cause we’re 30 minutes from tip as I write.

The Wolves have been bad on the road, are missing both Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose tonight, gave heavy minutes to Karl-Anthony Towns, Robert Covington and Andrew Wiggins on Friday in the loss to the Hawks, and had last night off in Miami. This is not a recipe for success, but hopefully they can overcome.

The Heat are without Goran Dragic, and possibly several other guys who are listed as questionable. They’ve been playing well as of late and have their record back to .500.

This is the start of a four game road trip, which continues tomorrow in New Orleans and concludes on January 2nd in Boston. The Wolves really need to get something out of this stretch, but it doesn’t set up well.

Expected Starters:


Rodney McGruder
Josh Richardson
Justise Winslow
James Johnson
Hassan Whiteside


Tyus Jones
Andrew Wiggins
Robert Covington
Taj Gibson
Karl-Anthony Towns

Check with our friends at Hot Hot Hoops for the Heat side of things.