Zach Collins of the San Antonio Spurs can’t wait to make a second-half springboard



When or: 7 p.m. Saturday; FTX Arena, Miami

TV/Radio: BSSW; 1200 AM, 1350 AM (Spanish), 107.5 FM (Spanish)

LIKELY BEGINNERS

Spurs: PG Dejounte Murray (6-4, 5th year), SG Devin Vassell (6-5, 2nd year), SF Doug McDermott (6-7, 8th), PF Keldon Johnson (6-6, 3rd), C Jakob Poeltl ( 7-1, 6th)

Heat: PG Kyle Lowry (6-0, 16th year), SG Duncan Robinson (6-7, 4th), SF Jimmy Butler (6-7, 11th), PF PJ Tucker (6-5, 11th), C Bam Adebayo (6 -9, 5th)

RESERVATIONS

Spurs: G Lonnie Walker (6-4, 4th), G Josh Primo (6-4, 1st), F/C Zach Collins (6-11, 4th), G Tre Jones (6-1, 2nd), C Jock Landale ( 6-11, 1st), F Keita Bates-Diop (6-8, 4th), G Tomas Satoransky (6-7, 6th), G Josh Richardson (6-5, 7th), G/F Romeo Langford (6- 5, 3rd). Questionable: Primo (right wrist pain), Langford (left groin tightness). Inactive: Devantae Cacok (G League), Joe Wieskamp (G League).

Heat: C Dewayne Dedmon (7-0, 9th), G Kyle Guy (6-1, 3rd), F Udonis Haslem (6-8, 19th), G Tyler Herro (6-5, 3rd), F Haywood Highsmith (6- 4, 2nd), F Caleb Martin (6-5, 3rd), G/F Max Strus (6-5, 3rd), G Gabe Vincent (6-3, 3rd), C Omer Yurtseven (6-11, 1st) . Inactive: Victor Oladipo (knee), Markeiff Morris (neck), Javonte Smart (G League).

COACHES

Spurs: Gregg Popovitch

Heat: Erik Spoelstra

STATISTICAL LEADERS

Spurs: Points, Murray, 19.9 per game; rebounds, Poeltl, 9.2; assists, Murray, 9.3; steals, Murray, 2.0; blocks, Poeltl, 1.8

Heat: Points, Butler, 21.8 per game; rebounds, Adebayo, 10.2; assists, Lowry, 7.9; steals, Butler, 1.8; blocks, Adebayo, 0.7

NOTABLE

With the Spurs in Washington on Friday and the Heat in New York, both teams are playing the second night in a row. Miami is 2-7 in such games this season, while Spurs are 6-6.

Herro is the NBA‘s highest-performing bench player, beating Charlotte’s Kelly Oubre by nearly four points per game.

The Heat have won six of their last seven against the Spurs, including a 112-95 decision at the AT&T Center on Feb. 3.