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Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat: Match Preview and Predictions - 25th November 2019

Davion Moore
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:08 IST

Jimmy Butler.
Jimmy Butler.

Match Details

Fixture: Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat

Date & Time: Monday, 25th November 2019 (7:30 PM ET)

Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL

Last game results

Charlotte Hornets (6-11): 116-115 loss to the Chicago Bulls (23rd November, Saturday)

Miami Heat (11-4): 113-86 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers (23rd November, Saturday)

Charlotte Hornets Preview

The Hornets are itching for a win, as they are on a four-game losing streak. Their most recent loss was a close one against the Chicago Bulls. The Hornets ran into a hot Zach LaVine, who finished the game with 49 points. He had 13 3-pointers and hit the game-winner that gave the Bulls the win.

Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: Charlotte Hornets could trade for two-time All-Star center

Charlotte is 10th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 6-11. They head to Miami, where they will face a Southeast division rival in the Heat.

Key Player - Terry Rozier

Terry Rozier
Terry Rozier
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Terry Rozier is arguably the new face of the Hornets. The Hornets lost their star guard in Kemba Walker this summer and received Rozier in the process. And so far, he has done an excellent job.

This season, Rozier averages 17.4 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds. In the Hornets' last game, Rozier had 28 points and five assists. Rozier has become the go-to player for the Hornets, and he'll make an impact on the team in this game.

Hornets predicted lineup

Miles Bridges, PJ Washington, Cody Zeller, Devonte' Graham, Terry Rozier


Miami Heat Preview

The Miami Heat are third in the Eastern Conference with a record of 11-3. Jimmy Butler is leading his team, and it has been successful. While the Heat were expected to decent, they are exceeding their expectations (so far) and are one of the Eastern Conference's best teams. The only East teams playing better than the Heat are the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics. With that said, it is safe to say they're in good company.

Key Player - Tyler Herro

Tyler Herro
Tyler Herro

The Miami Heat rookie has made a name for himself in this early season. He averages 14.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 44 percent from the field. Herro also shoots nearly 39 percent from 3-point range.

Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: Miami Heat unlikely to trade for Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul

Herro is undeniably a shooter who is said to model his game after fellow Kentucky alum Devin Booker. So far, he is doing a decent job.

The Heat rookie typically comes off the bench and gives the Heat extra offense. In their blowout loss, Herro had 20 points. If he can give the Heat a spark off the bench in this game, it benefits the Heat.

Heat predicted lineup

Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler, Meyers Leonard, Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn


Hornets vs Heat Match Prediction

The Heat are playing well this season. Despite their blowout loss against the Sixers, the Heat remain in the top three teams of the East. The addition of players such as Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro has paid off for the Heat, and the after years of being a fringe playoff team (just barely making the playoffs or not making it at all), the Heat look like a potential contender. The Heat lost in a blowout, and most likely, it won't happen again. The Hornets may give them a battle, but the Heat should get the win.

Where to Watch Hornets vs Heat?

This game can be watched locally (Fox Sports Carolina and Fox Sports Sun) and NBA League Pass.

Published 25 Nov 2019, 02:00 IST
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