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Where: ORACLE Arena, Oakland.
When: Thursday February 13, 03:30 GMT
The Miami Heat head to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night looking to avenge a home defeat earlier this season.
Stephen Curry had 36 points in that 123-114 victory, which led LeBron James to label him “one of the best shooters this NBA will see”.
Nevertheless, Miami head into this encounter off the back of a morale-boosting win over the Phoenix Suns, with James returning to form in the absence of Dwyane Wade.
It is unclear as to whether or not Wade will recover from a migraine to feature, but he will be a vital part in the quest to improve on their 36-14 record so far this season.
The last contest was the seventh straight win for Golden State in a ten-game winning streak which threatened to ensure that they were regarded as the real deal this season. However, they have gone 7-8 since and are now looking to solidify their playoff spot.
Andrew Bogut and Jermaine O’Neal are expected to be missing again with injuries, which will allow Marreese Speights to build on his 32-point night against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.
The Warriors have won three of the last four meetings between the two, although their only loss came at home in a 92-75 defeat in January last year.
The over-reliance on shooting and lapses in effort on the defensive end have proven costly for Mark Jackson’s men so far this season, but they will be fully aware that they need to be at their best to overcome Miami on Wednesday night.