What to know about tonight’s matchup: Injury-depleted Heat look to continue hot stretch vs. Hawks


When: Monday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Records: Miami 15-14, Atlanta 6-23

Line: Heat favored by 1 point

Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson drives against Atlanta Hawks center Miles Plumlee during the second quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)



F: Josh Richardson

F: Bam Adebayo

C: Kelly Olynyk

G: Dion Waiters

G: Tyler Johnson


F: Taurean Prince

F: Ersan Ilyasova

C: Miles Plumlee

G: Kent Bazemore

G: Dennis Schroder

Scouting report: Center Hassan Whiteside (left knee bone bruise), forward James Johnson (right ankle bursitis), forward Justise Winslow (strained left knee) and guard Goran Dragic (sore left elbow) will miss Monday’s game. The Heat will also be without swingman Rodney McGruder (left tibia surgery) and forward Okaro White (left foot surgery), who are both out indefinitely. Guard Dion Waiters will play despite an illness. … The Hawks own the NBA’s worst record and enter on a four-game losing streak. … Point guard Dennis Schroder leads Atlanta with team-high averages in points (19.7) and assists (6.7). … Hawks rookie forward John Collins, who attended Cardinal Newman High in West Palm Beach, is averaging 11.3 points and 7.1 rebounds this season. … Atlanta ranks fifth in the league in 3-point shooting percentage at 38.3. … Heat small forward Josh Richardson is averaging 15.8 points on 55.1 percent shooting from the field and 53.1 percent shooting from 3-point range over his last 10 games. … Miami has won four of its past five games, and have posted the league’s second-best defensive rating during this five-game stretch. … The Heat defeated the Hawks 104-93 in Miami on Oct. 23 in their first matchup of the season.

[Heat forward James Johnson diagnosed with right ankle bursitis; expected to miss 7 to 10 days]

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