Kelly Oubre Jr. out with a sprained wrist

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The Golden State Warriors are wrapping up their first half schedule, but they’re suddenly without the services of one of their hottest offensive players. Kelly Oubre Jr. sprained his left wrist during Tuesday’s practice, and will miss Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
According to coach Steve Kerr, Oubre suffered the injury on a dunk attempt with a bad landing. It sounds like it could have been a lot worse.
Kent Bazemore will start in Oubre’s place, and it seems likely that Jordan Poole — who just rejoined the team after a scorching hot stint with the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors — will see some significant minutes off the bench.

There’s never a good time to lose a player to injury, especially since Oubre had a sensational February in which he averaged 20.1 points per game and shot 43.0% from three-point range. With that said, suffering an injury right before the start of the All-Star break is about as good of timing as possible.

The Warriors play again on Thursday night against the Phoenix Suns, a game in which Oubre has not yet been ruled out for. Then they’re off for a week before returning next Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

How to watch Heat vs. Hawks: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Tuesday’s NBA game

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Get ready for a Southeast Division battle as the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks will face off at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Miami is out to keep their five-game home win streak alive.

Atlanta is out to make up for these teams’ contest on Sunday. The Heat were able to grind out a solid win over Atlanta, winning 109-99. Miami can attribute much of their success to shooting guard Kendrick Nunn, who had 24 points and seven assists.

Miami is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. They are currently six-for-six against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Miami’s victory lifted them to 17-17 while Atlanta’s loss dropped them down to 14-20. We’ll see if the Heat can repeat their recent success or if the Hawks bounce back and reverse their fortune.