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Miami Heat To Start Udonis Haslem?

Rick Carlisle just finished his pre-game press conference and provided this interesting bit of news, he is expecting to see Haslem in the starting lineup for tonight’s game.

The Heat would use Haslem to guard Dirk Nowitzki but in the process would have a small lineup on the court as Haslem is only 6’8 and would presumably start in place of center Joel Anthony.

In that case, the Mavericks will need to take advantage of their size and attack the boards with a venom. And if the Heat do indeed start Haslem, it’s a sign that they’re extremely concerned about Dirk Nowitzki and that can only be good news for Mavericks fans.

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