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Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat Thursday Game Preview TV Schedule and Betting Line

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The Golden State Warriors will face the defending champions tonight, and this one tips off at 7:35 PM EST. The TV info for this one is below, and Dwyane Wade is questionable for the game.

TV: CSN-Bay, SunSports, DTV: 653,696,753,754

The Warriors have looked good lately, but surprisingly they have started to step up defensively.

“That’s the 14th time we’ve held a team under 40 percent so we’ve got to get some recognition as far as the way we defend,” Golden State Coach Mark Jackson said after the latest win. “We defended from the opening jump and were really locked in the whole night.”

Those are strong words from the head coach, and he is a man who always says what is on his mind. His squad will face a tough Miami Heat squad, and expecting LeBron James’ crew to cover the spread (-4.5) in this one. Apologies to any Warriors fans out there, it is just not a great matchup. It will probably be a pretty close game, but the bottom line is that there is no one on the team who can cover James. When that happens, then you have to double-team him; that is when jump shooters are open and think we all remember what happens when Ray Allen gets open for a three pointer.

Got some more previews coming at you today, and then will have some Prep Sports for you later on as well.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.