The Miami Heat (4-3) will host the Los Angeles Lakers (1-5) tonight at the American Airlines Arena, tip-off is set for 7:30pm.
The Heat are coming off a big win over the Toronto Raptors 96-76, coach Erik Spoelstra's mix and match rotations are paying early dividends.
The one Dynamic has been the insertion of rookie first round pick Justise Winslow who's had average offensive games, but his defense, especially on the perimeter has been outstanding up to this point, he is not shy to guard the other team's best player and is not timid to mix it up and grab some rebounds.
A true statement that can be said about the Miami Heat team, so far is that the defense has been at the forefront early on in the season, which has allowed them to take advantage of its transition opportunities.
The Heat will see a different Lakers team than the one they faced last year, for one Kobe Bryant is back albeit his slow start, having drafted first round pick 2nd overall D'Angelo Russell at point guard, Roy Hibbert added to help their defense, signed Lou Williams thru Free agency and now have a healthy Julius Randle back in the line-up.
There will be some interesting match ups in this game to watch like; Miami's Dwyane Wade taking on Kobe Bryant as will the rookie Justise Winslow, Hassan Whiteside & Roy Hibbert down low and possibly an overlooked match up that I will have my eye on is Chris Bosh and Julius Randle.
The Heat have won six straight over the Lakers going into tonight's game, in order to make it seven the Miami Heat must be aggressive on the offensive end and continue their hard nose grinding defense which right now has them ranked fourth in defensive efficiency.
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