Pre­view: Min­nesota Tim­ber­wolves at Mi­ami Heat, 6 p.m. Sun­day

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Nba - — Ira Win­der­man

When/Where: 6 p.m., Amer­i­canAir­lines Arena. Tick­ets: Avail­able at or 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

TV: Fox Sports Sun. Ra­dio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM (Span­ish), 1140-AM (Span­ish), 760-AM (Span­ish).

Scout­ing re­port: This is the first game of the two-game sea­son se­ries, with the teams to meet April 5 in Min­nesota . . . The teams split the two-game se­ries last sea­son, with the Heat hav­ing won three of the past four meet­ings. The Heat have lost two of the last three meet­ings at Amer­i­canAir­lines Arena . . . The game con­cludes a three-game home­s­tand for the Heat, who are 9-4 against the Western Con­fer­ence this sea­son, in­clud­ing 5-2 against the West at home . . . The Heat en­ter 10-4 in their last 14 games . . . The game opens a three-game trip for the Tim­ber­wolves, as well as open­ing a back-to-back set that con­cludes Mon­day in New Or­leans on New Year's Eve . . . The Tim­ber­wolves are 3-7 in their last 10 . . . Go­ran Dragic (knee) and Dion Waiters (an­kle) are out for the Heat, with James John­son (ill­ness), Udo­nis Haslem (ill­ness), Wayne Elling­ton (ill­ness) and Der­rick Jones Jr. (mi­graine) ques­tion­able, and Dun­can Robin­son and Yante Maten on G League as­sign­ment . . . For the Tim­ber­wolves, Jeff Teague (an­kle) and Der­rick Rose (an­kle) are doubt­ful, with C.J. Wil­liams and Jared Ter­rell on G League as­sign­ment.

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