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Wizards at Heat preview: Washington heads south for a division battle with Miami

Hopefully a better outcome than the last meeting

NBA: Miami Heat at Washington Wizards Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Wednesday, February 3 at 8 p.m. ET

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Raul Neto (Groin, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)

Heat: Gabe Vincent (Knee, Game-Time Decision); Tyler Herro (Knee, Game-Time Decision); Avery Bradley (Knee, Game-Time Decision); Goran Dragic (Knee, Game-Time Decision); Moe Harkless (Thigh, Out); Chris Silva (Hip, Out); Meyers Leonard (Shoulder, Out)

Pregame notes

The Washington Wizards despite the loss put up a great fight in their last meeting with the Miami Heat. They lost 128-124, but were without Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook and Thomas Bryant.

Beal was placed on the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocol and Westbrook was dealing with a quad injury. Bryant played only two minutes before sustaining a knee injury which turned out to be a torn ACL. The Wizards kept the game close despite a terrible third quarter, but still came up short.

Things are different now for Washington who has a full roster except for two injuries. As for Miami, a lot of key players may be missing for them on Wednesday night which in turn puts all the pressure on Jimmy Butler.

Washington is looking to pile up on wins as they’ve lost a lot more than expected. Head Coach Scott Brooks has been terrible with rotations and it shows tremendously. If the Wizards want to get anywhere this season and forward then a change needs to come and quick...quick meaning now.

The potential is there in the team but the offensive pressure, defense and coaching intellect is not.