Atlanta visits Miami after Murray's 41-point showing

Atlanta Hawks (32-31, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (33-31, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta takes on the Miami Heat after Dejounte Murray scored 41 points in the Hawks' 129-111 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Heat have gone 16-21 against Eastern Conference teams. Miami ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 10.0 offensive rebounds per game led by Bam Adebayo averaging 2.6.

The Hawks are 5-6 against opponents from the Southeast Division. Atlanta is second in the Eastern Conference scoring 117.1 points per game and is shooting 48.1%.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Hawks won 121-113 in the last matchup on Jan. 16.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jimmy Butler is averaging 22 points, 5.9 rebounds, five assists and two steals for the Heat. Adebayo is averaging 20.6 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

Trae Young is shooting 42.9% and averaging 27.0 points for the Hawks. Murray is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 4-6, averaging 105.2 points, 40.5 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points per game.

Hawks: 5-5, averaging 120.5 points, 44.6 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 6.9 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.9 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Kyle Lowry: out (knee), Nikola Jovic: out (back), Omer Yurtseven: out (ankle).

Hawks: None listed.


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

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