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Game Thread: Zion Williamson will not play in tonight’s matchup between Pelicans and Heat

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Bam Adebayo is out for Miami

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Zion Williamson, who was listed as doubtful to play with right fifth toe irritation, has been ruled out of tonight’s contest between the Pelicans and Heat.

Josh Hart will replace the 2021 All-Star in the starting lineup, joining Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram and Steven Adams.

JJ Redick is also unavailable, due to right heel soreness.

The Heat will be without Bam Adebayo (knee soreness), but Jimmy Butler, who was doubtful with right knee inflammation on Miami’s injury report, is a go for head coach Erik Spoelstra. Butler had missed the last two games. When he’s been in the lineup, the Heat are a solid 13-8 on the season.

No Zion but no Bam. Who ya got?

For more on tonight’s contest, please give David’s preview a read.

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (15-20) vs Miami Heat (17-18)

When: March 4, 7:30 p.m. Central

Where to watch: TNT

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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