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Game time: 7:30 p.m., ET

TV: Fox Sports Sun, TNT

Betting line: Heat -3

VITALS: The Heat and Trail Blazers meet for the first of two matchups this season. Last season, the teams split the season series with each winning on their home court. The Heat are 23-40 all-time versus Portland during the regular season, including 11-20 in home games and 12-20 in road games ... For the Heat, KZ Okpala (health protocol) and Udonis Haslem (health protocol) are out. Guard Avery Bradley (calf) and Goran Dragic (back) are questionable. Guard Goran Dragic (back) and guard Gabe Vince (knee) is probable ... Damian Lillard averaged 33.5 points (48.9% FG, 44.4% 3-PT, 84.6% FT), 10.0 assists and 2.00 steals in two games against Miami last season. The Heat were one of four teams Lillard averaged a double-double against last season

Projected starting lineups:


G Jimmy Butler

G Kendrick Nunn

C Bam Adebayo

F Kelly Olynyk

F Duncan Robinson

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G CJ McCollum

G Damian Lillard

C Enes Kanter

F Derrick Jones Jr

F Robert Covington


Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on the trade deadline: "The guys have to go through this every single year. And it just gets noisier and noisier ever year. It is much different than it was 20 years ago, just the amount of rumors.

“But that’s part of being a professional in this business, is learning how to compartmentalize. Our group does a very good job of that.”

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