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NBA Sunday Primetime on Sky Sports: Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs

Friday 17 January 2020 05:44, UK

HEAT @ SPURS
Image: The Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA Primetime clash this weekend - watch live on Sky Sports Arena on Sunday at 8pm

The Miami Heat visit the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA Primetime clash, live on Sky Sports Arena on Sunday at 8pm.

As the home of the NBA in the UK, Sky Sports will broadcast 134 live regular-season games, including a record 48 in the weekend primetime slots.

That slate continues this weekend on Sunday...

Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs, Sunday 8pm, Sky Sports Arena

The Heat (28-12) are still flying high in the East and currently sit in second place, a position that would guarantee them home advantage in the opening two rounds of the playoffs.

Their big-name summer signing, Jimmy Butler, has had a superb season to date, embracing the role of de facto leader and, most of the time, setting high standards on and off the court.

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Miami have also benefitted from the breakout play of center Bam Adebayo, who is averaging career-highs in points (15.8), rebounds (10.4) and assists (4.5) per game and appears certain to become an All-Star for the first time.

The emergence of rookies Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro, along with second-year shooter Duncan Robinson, has further boosted the Heat's stock. Now at the season's halfway mark, they have displayed the consistency that suggests a top-two finish in the East is not beyond their capabilities.

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The Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA Primetime clash this weekend - watch live on Sky Sports Arena on Sunday at 8pm

San Antonio's 22-year run of making the playoffs is under serious threat this term. The Spurs (17-22) find themselves outside the playoff places in what could evolve into a seven-team fight for the eighth seed currently occupied by the Memphis Grizzlies.

After a disappointing start to the season, the Spurs have rounded into form of late, winning five of their last 10 games. Two of those victories came at the expense of Eastern Conference high-flyers the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics.

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Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan scored 25 and 31 points in those wins (and poured in 36 in a loss to the Grizzlies) earning himself the Western Conference Player of the Week award for games played January 6-12.

DeRozan averaged 29.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.00 steals in 34.8 minutes for the week, while shooting 62.9 per cent (39-of-62) from the field and 90.2 per cent (37-of-41) from the foul line. He was the only player in the NBA to average 25-plus points, six-plus rebounds and six-plus assists while shooting better than 60 per cent for the week.

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How to watch

Sky subscribers

TV: Full-season coverage is available across Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports News while Sky Sports Mix (Channel 145) - available to all Sky TV customers at no extra cost - will show one match every Saturday.

Sky Go: Subscribers can watch the action wherever they are as it happens. Sign in to Sky Go to watch on your desktop computer or laptop or download the app.

Non-Sky subscribers

NOW TV: Watch the action from £7.99 - with no contract required. The NOW TV app is available on more than 60 devices, including TV, mobile phones, and games consoles, and you can register up to four of them.

Sky Sports is the home of the NBA in the UK with live coverage throughout the week, including at least three showcase games across the weekend.

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