Garland, Cavaliers to visit Butler, Heat

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  • Miami Heat
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  • Jimmy Butler
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Cleveland Cavaliers (11-10, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (13-8, third in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Darius Garland and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

The Heat have gone 7-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 11.9 fast break points per game led by Butler averaging 3.2.

The Cavaliers have gone 7-5 against Eastern Conference opponents. Cleveland averages 14.9 turnovers per game and is 4-3 when committing fewer turnovers than opponents.

TOP PERFORMERS: Butler is scoring 23.6 points per game with 5.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 23.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists over the past 10 games for Miami.

Garland is averaging 18.6 points and 7.2 assists for the Cavaliers. Ricky Rubio is averaging 14.7 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 6-4, averaging 106.7 points, 42.6 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 7.9 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.4 points per game.

Cavaliers: 4-6, averaging 100.9 points, 44.9 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100.0 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Victor Oladipo: out (right knee), Markieff Morris: out (neck), Jimmy Butler: out (tailbone), Tyler Herro: out (soreness).

Cavaliers: Cedi Osman: out (back), Collin Sexton: out for season (knee), Dean Wade: out (calf).

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

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