Despite the All-Star talent on both rosters, these teams have had an underwhelming start to the season and currently lie outside the playoff spots.
Competing in the stacked East, both teams will have to improve their records and make a push towards the top eight seeds.
Team News - Miami Heat
The Miami Heat have no serious injury concerns, which makes them a rarity in NBA at the moment.
Heading into the game, only Gabe Vincent is an injury worry for the Miami Heat. The 24-year-old reportedly suffered a minor knee problem in the previous game but has been listed as probable to feature against the Washington Wizards.
Team News - Washington Wizards
Like the Miami Heat, the Washington Wizards have a clean bill of health as well, although their current record means they do have other pressing issues to deal with.
The Washington Wizards are marooned at the bottom of the Eastern Conference after a disappointing 2-7 start. Despite the string of losses, Bradley Beal and Russel Westbrook have been putting up numbers, which bodes well for the team.
The Wizards' defensive issues, however, seem to be persisting from last season. Fortunately, with no injury problems to deal with, the team has a good chance of snatching a win against an underwhelming Miami Heat side.
At What time will the Miami Heat vs Washington Washington Wizards NBA game commence?
USA: 9th January 2021, 7:00 PM (Eastern Time)
INDIA: 10th January 2021, 5:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)