Game stream: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat

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The New Orleans Pelicans (2-13) play against the Miami Heat (5-5) at FTX Arena

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday November 17, 2021

New Orleans Pelicans 52, Miami Heat 47 (Half)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
From the first and feeling fierce 📸
See more: https://t.co/NcuZ0XlFH6 pic.twitter.com/vRUntb0hdR8:45 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler with 8 first half field goal makes
The rest of the Heat with 10 first half field goal makes – 8:43 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Let’s bring this same energy next half 😤 pic.twitter.com/y4Vw9J81qJ8:41 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Pelicans 52, Heat 47
NAW 11 pts
Hart 10 pts & 5 rebs
Valanciunas 9 pts & 6 rebs
After a strong start, the Pels got stagnant on offense and let the Heat back in the game. They’ve got to get Jimmy Butler (21 pts) under control and get BI (4 pts) more involved – 8:41 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans went almost 8 minutes in the second quarter without a field goal. Still lead the Heat by 5 at halftime. Brandon Ingram was quiet — 4 points so far. – 8:40 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Pelicans 52, Heat 47
– Hart: 10p, 5r, 3a
– NAW: 11p, 3/5 3P
– JV: 9p, 6r
– BI: 4p, 3r, 1/6 FG
Pels started 5/7 from 3. Now they are 7/20.
Pels: 46.2 FG%, 7/20 3P, 9/10 FT
Heat: 40.9 FG%, 5/20 3P, 6/9 FT
– Butler: 21p, 5r, 3a, 8/12 FG – 8:40 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Closing the gap. pic.twitter.com/w7JB5fpwPy8:40 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
After ✌️
#Pelicans pic.twitter.com/9SAfAK88AM8:39 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Udonis Haslem enters and the Heat immediately go on a 4-0 ~run~
Heat trail the Pelicans 52-47 at halftime. pic.twitter.com/BpVybT73KO8:39 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Halftime: Pelicans 52, Heat 47. Jimmy Butler with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, five rebounds and three assists. He rested for 4:42 in the first half. – 8:38 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Just gonna get this part out now…
Pelicans had a 13-pt 1Q lead and led by as many as 15.
They are 1-2 when finishing 1Q with 10p+ lead.
They are 2-3 when holding a 15p+ at any point.
(Per @ESPNStatsInfo research) – 8:38 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Man adjustments are being made on the MVP ladder again
Jimmy Butler has been absolutely incredible
Both tonight and this season – 8:38 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From 15 down, Heat go into half within 52-47 of Pelicans. Butler with 21 points. No other Heat player with more than six. – 8:38 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
The and one from Caleb brings us within 6 pic.twitter.com/8Fm54kAMHH8:37 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
The Pelicans are the NBA’s Dolphins. Top pick who can’t stay healthy, GM who traded away good players for draft picks that haven’t delivered. Questionable roster decisions. A good, young coach forced to deal with it all. – 8:36 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Kevin Huerter (19 pts on 7-8 FGs, 5-6 3FGs) tied for the highest-scoring first half of his career (3/10/19 vs. NOP). He had 21 in the second half at PHI on 1/11/19). – 8:36 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And now Haslem, with Dedmon called for third foul. So Garrett now only available player yet to see action. – 8:36 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Dewayne Dedmon called for his third foul and Udonis Haslem about to enter. – 8:36 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Foul trouble plaguing Herb Jones again, up to 3 through 11 minutes of action. – 8:33 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Plus minus doesn’t tell the full story whatsoever, but:
Tyler Herro has really struggled and his plus-minus is an even 0
KZ Okpala is a minus-15 – 8:32 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans have scored 11 points through the first 9:09 of this second quarter. Fortunately the Heat are still struggling offensively, partially due to the Pelicans defense.
Nola maintains lead, 45-37. – 8:31 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat is just 2 of 6 at the rim tonight. Miami averages 23 shots per game from within the restricted area. – 8:30 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler’s fifth defensive rebound was the 2,400th of his career. – 8:30 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Floor general @Kyle Lowry at work even with the night off. #HEATCulture pic.twitter.com/JbSydTAYM58:29 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
A thing of beauty. 💎💎💎
📺: @BallySportsNOLA
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/UYoEiv0KB08:28 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro’s first made basket comes on a mid-range jumper with 3:49 left in the first half. – 8:28 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jaxson Hayes just allowed himself to be guarded by a smallish guard. Should have showed hard middle and made himself wide. Then, he was boxed out by the much smaller player as well. – 8:28 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
After essentially missing 4 games, Jimmy Butler has 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting
The 2 misses barely rimmed out on lay-ins
He’s played well
But that’s it – 8:27 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro and KZ Okpala a combined 0 for 10. Rest of Heat 12 of 23. – 8:26 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
With Lowry and Bam out, there are two shot creators in Miami’s rotation tonight, and one of them is 0 for 6. – 8:24 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
P.J. Tucker attempted to draw a charge, but instead called for his third foul with 5:36 left in the first half. KZ Okpala again entering. – 8:24 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent and KZ Okpala have each played more minutes than Duncan Robinson so far – 8:21 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I’m surprised Duncan has been on the bench so long
Max Strus has given them something
But play them together right here – 8:18 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Butler enters for Herro, who is 0 for 6 from field and scoreless in his 13 minutes. – 8:18 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler enters the game. Heat actually made up ground in the non-Butler minutes, outscoring the Pelicans by three while he was on the bench. – 8:18 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Tyler Herro has missed his first six shots tonight. – 8:17 PM

Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Tyler Herro should stop dribbling – 8:13 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Miami’s first quarter …
– first 1st quarter where Miami never led this season
– 15-point deficit was largest faced by Heat in the first quarter this season (previous, 11 at Dallas)
– 13-point deficit is largest by after one quarter for Heat this season (previous, 6 at Dallas). – 8:12 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Commence Herb Jones defensive clinic. Did Herro fire that 1Q heave with still 2.5 seconds left on the clock to make sure the ball wouldn’t get pilfered? #Straitjacket8:10 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Strong start 🙌
#Pelicans pic.twitter.com/77b0CLaLmb8:09 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans lead the Heat 34-21 after one quarter. There was shooting, ball movement, pushing the pace, high IQ plays, etc.
Favorite 12 minutes of basketball on the season so far? – 8:09 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Still early. pic.twitter.com/AknoOU9NCO8:09 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler: 10
Rest of Heat: 11 – 8:09 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
🗣🗣 His name is HERB
📺: @BallySportsNOLA
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/mFJ8bpvhcm8:09 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Pelicans 34, Heat 21
NAW 11 pts (3-5 on 3s)
Graham 6 pts
Hart 5 pts, 4 rebs & 3 assts
Pels tied their season-high with 6 3-pointers in the quarter. – 8:08 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of first quarter: Pelicans 34, Heat 21. Jimmy Butler played the entire quarter and finished with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists. But Heat still shooting just 30.4 percent from the field and 3 of 12 on threes. – 8:08 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
The Heat tonight pic.twitter.com/rPvThYguHF8:08 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat with the look of a shorthanded team coming off a nine-day trip. At end of one, Pelicans 34, Heat 21. Butler 10 for Heat, who are 7 of 23 from the field. – 8:08 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Herb Jones with an absolute theft of Tyler Herro
NOT ONCE BUT TWICE – 8:07 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Herb Jones – playing with 2 fouls – just ripped Tyler Herro on back-to-back plays. – 8:07 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Herb Jones picks Tyler Herro’s pocket on back-to-back possessions pic.twitter.com/Bc0rys6y0g8:07 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Tyler Herro stripped on two consecutive possessions. We haven’t seen that much this season. – 8:07 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
With KZ Okpala called for his second foul in the first quarter, Omer Yurtseven enters the game. – 8:05 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler at the moment flanked on the court by the Heat’s Max Strus, KZ Okpala, Gabe Vincent and Caleb Martin. – 8:04 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat turns to its zone defense again. – 8:04 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Ummm
There’s a reason you’re open KZ Okpala – 8:03 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Was that an inverted version of the Herb Jones play from Summer League?
Really nice finish by the rook. – 8:03 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat’s bench rotation tonight: Okpala, Vincent, Martin and Strus. – 8:02 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro will be back in soon
And he needs to be high volume Tyler off the dribble, and not spot-up Tyler
This is a game where HIGH attempts are fully welcomed – 8:00 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Action Jaxson doing his thing 💎
📺: @BallySportsNOLA
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/bOvsEeKbN17:59 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pelicans ahead 26-13. Without Adebayo and Lowry, Heat is 4 of 16 from the field and 2 of 8 on threes. – 7:59 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Spoelstra burns through his second timeout, with Heat down 26-13 with 3:13 left in first. – 7:59 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Is this the night for the Josh Hart triple double? – 7:58 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
What the hell is up with this referee group?
– Call on Nickeil, super late
– Herb Jones takes charge but refs rule otherwise
– Josh Hart clipped hard on moving screen, no call
– Jimmy Butler picks up the foul on Jones, a few seconds after the play – 7:57 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
We’ll take that 👌 pic.twitter.com/SGtzPl91Rc7:57 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
By the way, the Pelicans enter as the 19th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA at 34 percent.
Pelicans have made six of their first 10 threes tonight. – 7:56 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Caleb Martin and Gabe Vincent enters as Heat’s second and third reserves. What an odd rotation tonight, with Lowry and Adebayo (and Morris) out. – 7:56 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With his first 3-pointer, Duncan Robinson extended his franchise record to 63 consecutive games with at least one conversion. – 7:54 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Seven 3-point attempts in four minutes for the Pelicans. Heat are allowing a league-high 42.4 3-point attempts per game this season. – 7:51 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Let it rain!
Nickeil Alexander-Walker just nailed his third 3 in as many attempts. Pelicans have made 5 of 7 overall and lead the Heat 17-6 through the first four minutes of action. – 7:50 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pelicans yet to attempt a 2
5 for 7 from the field
5 for 7 from three
Which is a good call early on for them – 7:50 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Pelicans, with quality ball movement, open 5 of 7 on 3s in taking a 17-6 lead on Heat. – 7:49 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pelicans open 5 of 7 on threes and lead Heat 17-6. – 7:49 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler still able to draw fouls effortlessly – 7:47 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans have started 3-3 from three-point range (Devonte, Hart, NAW). A good sign? – 7:45 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Devonte starts the night off for the Pels with a 3️⃣
Watcn with us LIVE
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Eliot Clough @EliotClough
PJ Tucker getting his second foul in a minute and five seconds is huuuuuuge for this game – 7:44 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tucker second foul, 1:05 into the game, so KZ Okpala enters as sixth man. – 7:44 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
P.J. Tucker called for his second foul just 1:05 into the game. KZ Okpala in for some very early playing time. – 7:43 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
These Heat ransom note looking jerseys are terrible. – 7:43 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tonight is the 162nd consecutive regular-season appearance for Duncan Robinson, moving him past Grant Long (1990-92) for the second-longest streak in the franchise’s 34 seasons. The record is 174 by Glen Rice, from 1992 to ’94. – 7:40 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Y’all ready, #HEATTwitter? 🔥 pic.twitter.com/9gHhYSBiUK7:30 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀
#WBD | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/MxAqmRHIGy7:28 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters tonight:
Devonte’ Graham
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Josh Hart
Brandon Ingram
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:28 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler is back. But Heat without Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry vs. Pelicans. Who’s available and who’s not for the Heat tonight miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…7:22 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Catch BI and the squad LIVE on @BallySportsNOLA in t-10 minutes 🙌 pic.twitter.com/oM1cdW87In7:20 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Marcus Garrett, back with the Heat from Sioux Falls, on his G League goals and development miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Garrett is available to play tonight vs. Pelicans – 7:15 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Go Time 🔜 pic.twitter.com/5EuGEo4gHa7:10 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Tyler Herro starting for Kyle Lowry and Dewayne Dedmon again starting for Bam Adebayo. Jimmy Butler is back in the starting lineup. – 7:08 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Dewayne Dedmon again starting in place of Adebayo. Tyler Herro this time starts in place of Lowry. Remaining starters: Duncan Robinson, P.J. Tucker, Jimmy Butler. – 7:03 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Shaking things up. pic.twitter.com/jXkri3JcSK7:01 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Miami’s backup front-court is the area to watch tonight
I think they probably go with KZ Okpala over Omer Yurtseven, even though the Pelicans have some size
With that said, I’d expect PJ Tucker to exit early in the first, then enter at the 5 when Dedmon exits – 6:49 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Who’s in South Florida, doesn’t have plans tonight, and can get down to @FTXArena in an hour? 👀 don’t all reply at once! – 6:32 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Spoelstra on Bam Adebayo’s time off to recover from lingering knee bruise: “Really beneficial. What he has needed more than anything is just rest and treatment just to get the swelling down and calm it down.” – 6:28 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Willie Green on Zion being cleared to do contact work: “There is still some work to do in front of him, but it’s definitely light at the end of the tunnel.” – 6:16 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Herbert Jones had 4+ fouls in 3 of last 4 #Pelicans games (including foul out at Wash). Green on Jones: “He’s an aggressive defender, so any time he’s in the game, he’s going to be up (on his man). He has to learn if he picks up his first, you’ve got to give guys some space.” – 6:15 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Make your Pelicans Pick N’ Roll predictions before halftime for a shot at a $200 team shop gift card courtesy of @CaesarsRewards! 💰
Check it out on the home page of the Pelicans app: https://t.co/2LbNOG6ixX pic.twitter.com/J3cnBS6tQv6:15 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
We’re about 90 minutes away from opening the 1st of 5 back-to-back home sets inside @FTXArena this season, the 2nd most during a single-season in our history.
Here’s everything you need on tonight’s matchup with the Pels ⬇️ gohe.at/3FkR7ZU6:11 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans won’t have to watch Brandon Ingram’s minutes as much anymore, Willie Green says. He’s in a position to give them whatever minutes needed now after they monitored his time the last two games. – 6:07 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram won’t have any minutes restriction tonight, Willie Green said. – 6:07 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Brandon Ingram will no longer be under a minutes restriction, per Willie Green.
Green says he plans on bumping Ingram’s minutes up tonight. It’s something he’s been working toward the past few days. – 6:07 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Willie Green says in pregame that the coaching staff is trying to convince Jonas Valanciunas to shoot more 3-pointers when given the opportunity in games.
(JV leads the league with a 59.3 3PT%) – 6:06 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Watch Live: Willie Green pregame
@Verizon twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…6:03 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Dolphins’ Flores addresses Tua, new player, Doaks, Little, more. And Flacco to start against Miami: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…5:53 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Tyler Herro will slide over from starting for Jimmy Butler at shooting guard to starting for Kyle Lowry at point guard. Butler and Herro will both do some ball-handling. Dedmon will again get the start at center. – 5:51 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
He’s back 😜 pic.twitter.com/QhHhWPdU835:51 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra points to the Heat’s busy schedule as the reason for Kyle Lowry’s night off tonight. – 5:49 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Kyle Lowry sitting out tonight:
“The schedule is pretty intense…Those back to back games, we were going for the win in both of those. Then there was a quick turnaround in Utah.” – 5:49 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Kyle Lowry (rest) and Bam Adebayo (knee) are out for the Heat tonight vs the Pelicans. Jimmy Butler will return after missing most of the last four games with an ankle injury.
Markieff Morris will miss his fifth straight with a neck injury stemming from his encounter with Jokic. – 5:48 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Jimmy Butler is back. But Heat without Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry vs. Pelicans. Who’s available and who’s not for the Heat tonight miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…5:46 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
📍 South Beach
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/R6whEYzZS85:43 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat sit out Kyle Lowry, Bam Adebayo against Pelicans, as Jimmy Butler returns. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Also: Heat taking charge(s); the Zion update. – 5:42 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards entered the season planning to be cautious with Spencer Dinwiddie on back-to-backs. Dinwiddie will start tonight in Charlotte, but the team likely will hold him out of tomorrow’s game in Miami, Wes Unseld Jr. said. – 5:41 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Unseld doesn’t expect Spencer Dinwiddie to be available tomorrow for the Wizards v. Heat. Part of the plan given the ACL surgery earlier this year. – 5:40 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Spencer Dinwiddie is not expected to play tomorrow against the Heat, coach Wes Unseld Jr. says. Dinwiddie is being limited in back-to-backs due to his ACL surgery earlier this year. – 5:40 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Jimmy Butler (ankle) is available play tonight against New Orleans after missing three consecutive games, Heat say.
Bam Adebayo (knee), Kyle Lowry (rest) and Markieff Morris (neck) have all been ruled out.
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com5:31 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Kyle Lowry got it done without Jimmy and Bam against OKC
Now it’s Jimmy’s turn against the Pelicans
We’re basically seeing every possible combination in the first 15 games – 5:29 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Heat say Jimmy Butler (ankle) & Marcus Garrett (wrist) are both available to play in tonight’s game vs the Pelicans.
Bam Adebayo (knee), Kyle Lowry (rest) and Markieff Morris (neck) have all been ruled out. – 5:28 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#NOPvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Jimmy Butler (ankle) & Marcus Garrett (wrist) are both available to play in tonight’s game vs the Pelicans.
Bam Adebayo (knee), Kyle Lowry (rest) and Markieff Morris (neck) have all been ruled out. – 5:28 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tonight vs. Pelicans:
Kyle Lowry (out) rest.
Bam Adebayo (out) knee.
Markieff Morris (out) neck.
Victor Oladipo (out) knee.
Jimmy Butler, Dewayne Dedmon, Marcus Garrett all upgraded to available, – 5:28 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo (knee bruise), Kyle Lowry (rest), Markieff Morris (whiplash) and Victor Oladipo (knee recovery) out tonight for Heat.
Jimmy Butler, Dewayne Dedmon and Marcus Garrett are available. – 5:28 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Bam Adebayo, Kyle Lowry, Markieff Morris out tonight for Heat. Jimmy Butler and Dewayne Dedmon will play. – 5:27 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
After many hours of thought and prayer, choice of weaponry for the 2021-22 campaign will be the Zion 1s. pic.twitter.com/Xnzj7clgdI5:20 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
STORY: Zion Williamson was cleared to ramp up his workouts, but questions remain about the Pelicans star’s return theathletic.com/2960740/2021/1…4:36 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Amid turmoil, Diaz says Miami has to be focused on this week
apnews.com/article/colleg…4:16 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Heat’s Kyle Lowry, P.J. Tucker have a knack for getting in the way . . . in a good way sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:03 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — ASK IRA: Are early stages of Heat season about biding time? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:02 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Coming off a pair of losses to veteran teams in Brooklyn and Miami, the Thunder will extract the lessons from those games and work to apply them to its matchup against the young Rockets.
@OUHealth Game Day Report
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Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Double @FrontOfficeShow today? You got it! @Trevor_Lane and I got together again to talk Zion, Nets and an actual transaction by the Lakers! Check it out and subscribe to the show!
youtu.be/TL0EUMKR8LQ3:50 PM

Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP
Here is Finch with an update on Reid (right foot) and Russell on his role. #Timberwolves get the Kings tonight, then the Spurs, Grizzlies, and Pelicans. Shouldn’t be crazy to expect 3-1 or 4-0. pic.twitter.com/VYuoJvfqG03:49 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Marcus Garrett, back with the Heat from Sioux Falls, on his G League goals and development miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, the importance of rebounding to the Heat’s top-10 defense – 3:33 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked on Pelicans is live!
🏀 Brandon Ingram clutch troubles
🏀 How to fix end of game issues
🏀 Zion Williamson injury update
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzBFEv
Watch on YouTube!
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Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Vitals for Heat vs Pelicans #miamiheat si.com/nba/heat/miami…2:17 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
A crazy stat that will likely never be topped at the University of Miami: Zach McCloud could play as many as 65 games in his college career. Enjoyed asking him and Manny Diaz about that today.
He will play game No. 63 on Saturday vs. Virginia Tech. – 2:09 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#HEATTwitter you know what day it is! Let’s see what those 📲 backgrounds are looking like
#MiamiMashup // #WallpaperWednesday pic.twitter.com/HFgvKQcjjX1:58 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler (sprained ankle), Bam Adebayo (knee bruise), Dewayne Dedmon (groin strain) and Marcus Garrett (wrist tendinitis) all still listed as questionable for tonight’s game vs. Pelicans.
The hope is Butler will be able to make his return today after missing past 3 games. – 1:40 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Zion Williamson cleared for contact, will ramp up workouts, still no timeline for return nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/17/zio…1:37 PM

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