The Heat open the NBA’s Christmas Day schedule with their season home opener hosting the Pelicans.
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The Miami Heat host the New Orleans Pelicans in their home opener for the 2020-21 NBA regular season. Jimmy Butler was questionable for today’s game but will play, while Meyers Leonard returns to the starting lineup. Max Strus and Gabe Vincent, Miami’s two 2-way players, are listed as inactive.
The Heat lost their season opener against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night while the New Orleans Pelicans won their first game in a 113-99 road win against the Toronto Raptors. The Pelicans were led by Brandon Ingram with a team-leading 24 points as well as sharpshooter JJ Redick with 23 points off the bench.
Tipoff: 12:00 p.m.