NBA Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers Preview

NBA Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers Preview

NBA Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers will take place at Moda Center, Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 by 10:00 PM ET.

NBA Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers Overview

The struggling Portland Trail Blazers (15-41) aim to break an eight-game losing streak as they face the Miami Heat (32-25) at Moda Center.

Miami, unbeaten on their current six-game road trip, will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set.

TV Broadcast: ROOT Sports NW, ROOT Sports NW+, BSSUN

Radio: SiriusXM, Rip City Radio 620, WQAM 560 / S: WAQI 710

Injuries and Suspensions Update

Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler and Nikola Jovic return after serving a one-game suspension, while Tyler Herro might be back from a hyperextended left knee.

Thomas Bryant remains suspended for the second game stemming from an altercation with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Portland Trail Blazers: Rookie point guard Scoot Henderson will miss his third straight game due to an adductor injury.

Recent Performances

Miami Heat: Defeated the Sacramento Kings 121-110 on Monday night. Bam Adebayo led with 28 points, contributing to his impressive season performance.

Portland Trail Blazers: On an eight-game losing streak, including a recent 93-80 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.Struggling with poor 3-point shooting (3 of 32 attempts, 9.4 percent) in the last game.

Key Players

Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo is a consistent force with 28 points against the Kings while Jaime Jaquez Jr. is a Rookie stepping up with 26 points in the absence of Butler.

Portland Trail Blazers: Deandre Ayton: Stood out with 26 points and 19 rebounds in the recent game.

Head-to-Head

This marks the first of two meetings this season. Miami has won seven of the past 10 matchups.

Miami is on a winning streak, and Portland is trying to end a losing streak. The game will be competitive, especially with important players back for Miami and Portland wanting to bounce back.

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