A look at the tentative starting lineups and inactives (to be updated an hour before tipoff), as well as referees and a pregame note of note for Sunday’s 7:30 p.m. game between the Heat and Knicks at Madison Square Garden (TV: Fox Sports Sun. Radio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM (Spanish), 1140-AM (Spanish), 760-AM (Spanish).
Tentative Starting lineups
MIAMI HEAT (23-24)
Center: Hassan Whiteside
Power forward: James Johnson
Small forward: Josh Richardson
Shooting guard: Tyler Johnson
Point guard: Justise Winslow
Coach: Erik Spoelstra.
NEW YORK KNICKS (10-37)
Center: Noah Vonleh
Power forward: Lance Thomas
Small forward: Kevin Knox
Shooting guard: Tim Hardaway Jr.
Point guard: Frank Ntilikina
Inactive: Kristaps Porzingis, Emmanuel Mudiay. (Kadeem Allen, Isaiah Hicks on two-way contracts.)
Coach: David Fizdale.
Referees: Scott Foster (#48), JT Orr (#72), Leroy Richardson (#20)
Uniforms: Heat in red “Statement” uniform; Knicks in white “Association” uniform.
Pregame note of note: The Knicks are one of the youngest teams (average age) in franchise history. Per Elias, the 2018-19 Knicks had an average age of 24 years, 155 days on opening night. That represented the team’s youngest opening-day roster since 1979-80.
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