Heat to practice in Houston amid Hurricane Matthew fears

— -- With all eyes on Hurricane Matthew, the Miami Heat have decided to pack up once again and fly to Houston on Wednesday to resume preseason workouts.

A team spokesman said the Heat, who arrived home Tuesday night after a 106-95 victory over the Washington Wizards in their preseason opener, will again leave Wednesday night after preparing their homes and families for the storm's possible arrival.

Hurricane Matthew is a Category 3 storm, and forecasters expect it to strengthen and be very near Florida's Atlantic coast by Thursday evening as it moves north.

The Heat will use the Houston Rockets' practice facilities while the Rockets travel to China for two preseason games.

The Heat's next scheduled game is Saturday against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Kansas City. Team officials tried to secure a practice location closer to Kansas City, but the Sun Sentinel reported that the team was unable to find enough hotel rooms and also considered training in Memphis, Chicago and Milwaukee before settling on Houston.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley expects to make a final decision on evacuation orders on Wednesday, which could affect the? Georgia- South Carolina?football game on Saturday night.

Two other college football games -- Albany State at Charleston Southern and Bethune-Cookman at South Carolina State -- have already been postponed.