Next Game
Fri, Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm ET
vs Orlando Magic (19-29)
  • Miami-Dade Arena
  • MIA -8.5, O/U 219.5
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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-22 7-3 W2
25-24 7-3 W1
22-26 5-5 W4
19-29 5-5 W2
14-36 3-7 W1

Top Heat News

  • Heat's Haywood Highsmith: Available Friday

    Highsmith (lower leg) is available for Friday's game against Orlando.

    Highsmith returned from a one-game absence Tuesday against Boston and posted a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double in 30 minutes of playing time. He was probable ahead of Friday's matchup and will officially be able to suit up once again. However, Jimmy Butler (back) will return to the court against the Magic, so Highsmith's role will likely decrease Friday.

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  • Heat's Caleb Martin: Available vs. Magic

    Martin (quadriceps) is available for Friday's game against the Magic.

    As expected, the wing will play through a strained left quad. Foul trouble limited Martin to 11 minutes in the Heat's previous game -- a three-point win over the Celtics. In seven appearances this month, he's averaged 6.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in 23.9 minutes.

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  • Heat's Haywood Highsmith: Probable vs. Magic

    Highsmith is probable for Friday's game against the Magic due to a bruised shin, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Highsmith was impressive off the bench in the absence of Jimmy Butler (back) during Tuesday's win over the Celtics, as he posted 15 points, 10 boards, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes. He'll presumably see a reduction in role Friday with Butler healthy, but Highsmith should remain a part of the rotation most nights.

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  • Heat's Max Strus: Probable against Orlando

    Strus is probable for Friday's game against the Magic due to shoulder irritation, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Strus drew the start Tuesday against Boston and tallied 13 points, seven rebounds, two steals and an assist in 37 minutes, but he's banged up ahead of Friday's matchup. He'll likely be available against Orlando, but it's not yet clear whether he'll retain a starting role.

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  • Heat's Caleb Martin: Probable Friday

    Martin (quadriceps) is probable for Friday's game against the Magic, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Martin missed five games due to his left quadriceps strain between early and mid-January, and he's still bothered by the issue ahead of Friday's matchup. However, he'll likely be able to suit up against the Magic. Over his last five appearances, he's averaged 6.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game.

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  • Heat's Jimmy Butler: Will play Friday

    Butler (back) said he'll play during Friday's matchup against the Magic, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Butler was a late scratch for Tuesday's three-point win over the Celtics due to back soreness he experienced in warmups. The issue is minor, so he'll be back in the fold Friday. This month, the veteran is averaging 21.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals in 32.0 minutes.

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  • Heat's Caleb Martin: Foul trouble limits minutes

    Martin provided five points (1-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) over 11 minutes during Tuesday's 98-95 victory over the Celtics.

    Martin saw his fewest minutes of the season during Tuesday's close win, mainly due to foul trouble. Even so, it was a bit surprising to see him play just 11 minutes in the absence of Jimmy Butler (back). Max Strus (37 minutes) and Haywood Highsmith (30 minutes) ended up seeing the biggest increases in workload. Martin continues to have value in deeper fantasy formats, though he's mostly valuable when the Heat are missing other starters.

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  • Heat's Kyle Lowry: Struggles in close win

    Lowry closed Tuesday's 98-95 win over the Celtics with two points (1-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt), five rebounds and eight assists in 29 minutes.

    Lowry couldn't step up in the absence of Jimmy Butler (back), though his eight assists to two turnovers provided value. Still, fantasy managers who enjoyed Lowry's early-season performances are starting to be weighed down by his recent struggles. Over the veteran's past 10 appearances, he's averaged just 7.0 points on 38/23/80 shooting, 3.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 28.3 minutes.

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  • Heat's Tyler Herro: Seals victory with steal

    Herro ended Tuesday's 98-95 victory over Boston with nine points (4-19 FG, 1-7 3Pt), two rebounds, six assists and two steals across 36 minutes.

    Herro shot poorly all night but was able to rack up six dimes and grab two steals, including one at the very end to seal the win over Boston. After a handful of solid shooting performances in a row, this was just an off night for the streaky guard. He's still averaging 20.5 points per game this season, as well as career highs in rebounds (5.8) and assists (4.4).

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  • Heat's Haywood Highsmith: Big night off bench

    Highsmith finished with 15 points (5-7 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 98-95 victory over Boston.

    Though Max Strus entered the starting five after Jimmy Butler (back) was a late scratch, Highsmith still saw plenty of playing time while starting forward Caleb Martin battled foul trouble. Highsmith ended up playing his most minutes since Dec. 20 and came through with his second double-double of the season while providing excellent production from three-point range. Unless Butler's absence proves to be a long-term one, Highsmith's big night should be viewed as an outlier rather than something he'll be able to frequently replicate.

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  • Heat's Bam Adebayo: Scores team-high 30 points

    Adebayo supplied 30 points (12-22 FG, 6-8 FT), 15 rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block across 37 minutes during Tuesday's 98-95 victory over Boston.

    With Jimmy Butler (back) sitting out and with Tyler Herro struggling through a 4-for-19 shooting night, Adebayo rose to the occasion to will Miami to victory. Not only did he lead the team in scoring while finishing with his best point total since Jan. 2, but he also came up big in the clutch. He grabbed eight of his rebounds and scored nine of his points in the fourth quarter, including a tie-breaking jumper with 20.1 seconds remaining.

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  • Heat's Jimmy Butler: Late scratch Tuesday

    Butler suffered a lower back injury during pregame warmups and is out for Tuesday's game against the Celtics, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Butler's streak of 11 straight appearances -- his longest of the season -- will end Tuesday. Without Butler, the Heat will likely hand more minutes to Haywood Highsmith, Caleb Martin and Max Strus. Butler's next chance to play arrives Friday against the Magic.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 108.4
(30th)
108.2
(2nd)

Injuries

Player Injury
M. Strus SG Max Strus SG Shoulder
N. Jovic PF Nikola Jovic PF Back
D. Robinson SG Duncan Robinson SG Finger
O. Yurtseven C Omer Yurtseven C Ankle

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