Adebayo and the Heat take on Markkanen and the Jazz

Utah Jazz (33-35, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (36-33, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat host Lauri Markkanen and the Utah Jazz in out-of-conference play.

The Heat have gone 22-13 at home. Miami ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 9.9 offensive rebounds per game led by Adebayo averaging 2.4.

The Jazz are 13-22 on the road. Utah is sixth in the league with 45.3 rebounds per game. Markkanen leads the Jazz with 8.6.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Heat won the last matchup 126-123 on Jan. 1. Adebayo scored 32 points to help lead the Heat to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler Herro is scoring 20.3 points per game and averaging 5.7 rebounds for the Heat. Jimmy Butler is averaging 26.3 points and 6.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Miami.

Markkanen is averaging 25.2 points and 8.6 rebounds for the Jazz. Ochai Agbaji is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 4-6, averaging 109.9 points, 38.9 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.8 points per game.

Jazz: 5-5, averaging 115.4 points, 50.9 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 5.9 steals and 7.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.1 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Nikola Jovic: out (back), Duncan Robinson: day to day (head), Cody Zeller: day to day (eye).

Jazz: Collin Sexton: out (hamstring), Jordan Clarkson: day to day (hand).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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