Happy Hump Day everyone! Here is what you need to know today in the world of Miami sports.
1. Heat take on red-hot Spurs: The Heat take on the Spurs tonight in the Lonestar State. Miami is coming off an upset win over OKC 116-107. Meanwhile, the Spurs have won nine straight games and look for a perfect ten tonight. Miami will be without Justise Winslow and could be without forward Rodney McGruder who is day-to-day. Miami won the last match-up in South Beach 95-88. Tip-off is at 8:30 P.M. Look for a full preview and recap before and after the game here at miamisportswave.com.
2. Stars too much for Panthers: The Panthers were in the Big D last night taking on the Dallas Stars. Both teams were tied one a piece after the first period. Both teams scored again in the second to even things 2-2 heading into the third. However, Alexander Radulov had other plans, scoring two goals to seal a 4-2 win for Dallas.
Florida’s offense came from center Aleksander Barkov who scored both goals and was named second star. The Stars swept the two game season series, and pick up much needed points in the Western Conference. As for the Panthers, they have lost two straight and head back home for a clash with the Coyotes on Thursday.
3. Martell eligible for season: Hurricanes’ quarterback, Tate Martell was deemed eligible to play in the upcoming season. Martell comes to Miami from Ohio State after Justin Fields transferred to Ohio State from Georgia in fear if competition. However, Martell will face competition at the “U” as well. Martell joins a loaded quarterback class with N’Kosi Perry and Jarren Williams who are also competing for the starting job. Martell threw for 269 yards and a touchdown in limited playing time last year. Our Russell Hanson will have a full analysis on this big move later in the week. Stay tuned!
we aren’t ready yet.. but we will be!
oh btw… I’M ELIGIBLE TO PLAY! pic.twitter.com/jSr9wmwiqi
— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) March 19, 2019
4. Marlins look to extend streak: The Marlins are in action this morning, taking on the St.Louis Cardinals. Miami’s game was cancelled yesterday. Miami is 14-10 on the year and have won a perfect ten games in a row. Right-hander Pablo Lopez gets the ball for the Fish. He is 2-0 this spring with a 1.29 ERA and 11 Ks. St. Louis sends righty, Daniel Ponce de Leon to the mound who is 0-1 and has an ERA sitting at 7.71. Miami and St. Louis are 2+-2 against each other this spring.