Pre­view: Heat at Nuggets

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS -

When/Where: 9 p.m., Pepsi Cen­ter, Den­ver

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

Scout­ing re­port: This is the sec­ond game of the two-game sea­son series. … The Nuggets won the first meet­ing, 103-99, Jan. 8 at Amer­i­canAir­lines Arena, be­hind 29 points, 11 re­bounds and 10 as­sists from cen­ter Nikola Jo­kic. The Heat lost de­spite com­mit­ting only six turnovers, with no Heat player scor­ing more than Dion Wait­ers’ 15 points. … The Nuggets are seek­ing to sweep the two-game series for the first time since 2008-09 (Den­ver won the series 1-0 when the teams met only once, in Den­ver, dur­ing the lock­out-short­ened 2011-12 sea­son). … The Heat had won two in a row at the Pepsi Cen­ter be­fore last sea­son’s 95-94 loss. … The game is the fourth stop on a five-game trip for the Heat, con­clud­ing the Heat’s eighth back-to-back set of the sea­son, with a 4-3 record on the sec­ond nights of such pair­ings. … The game comes af­ter a two-day break for the Nuggets, who are re­turn­ing from a four game trip. … Den­ver en­ters on a three-game los­ing streak, af­ter win­ning their pre­vi­ous six, com­ing off Fri­day’s 117-100 loss in Philadel­phia, when Jo­kic had 27 points, 10 re­bounds and 10 as­sists. … Go­ran Dragic (knee) and Der­rick Jones Jr. (knee) are out for the Heat, with Yante Maten on G League as­sign­ment. … For the Nuggets, Paul Mill­sap (an­kle) is ques­tion­able, with Isa­iah Thomas (hip), Michael Porter Jr. (back) and Gary Har­ris (ad­duc­tor) out.

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