The Miami Heat schedule has just released, and it’s filled with some interesting match-ups.
Heat's first 5 games:
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Miami kicks off their season in Orlando, then follows that up with three straight home games. That includes the New Orleans Pelicans on Christmas Day at 12 P.M Eastern, and the Bucks twice in a row.
The games will be bundled up for all of the teams to limit travel, which is why this was no surprise. But the first couple of games definitely aren’t cakewalks, so it’ll be interesting to see how the minutes look for a guy like Jimmy Butler.
The Miami Heat will debut their vice versa jerseys on January 4th against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Following this they have to play the Boston Celtics twice in five days, and then Philadelphia twice in three days.
Some other intriguing match-ups for Miami include the Nets on January 25th, the Clippers on January 28th, Houston on February 11th, and a finals rematch with the Lakers on February 25th.
Although they play a lot of top teams to start off, the schedule becomes much weaker by the beginning of February.
We will see how the season plays out, but Miami Heat basketball returns in a little under three weeks.