Miami faces Washington, aims for 4th straight win

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Washington Wizards (10-4, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (10-5, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

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

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Heat -7

BOTTOM LINE: Miami heads into a matchup with Washington as winners of three games in a row.

The Heat are 2-0 in division play. Miami ranks third in the Eastern Conference with 24.1 assists per game led by Kyle Lowry averaging 7.3.

The Wizards are 8-4 in Eastern Conference play. Washington is third in the Eastern Conference giving up only 103.0 points while holding opponents to 42.5% shooting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jimmy Butler is averaging 24.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.9 steals for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 21.5 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

Bradley Beal is shooting 41.1% and averaging 23.4 points for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 6-4, averaging 109.9 points, 44.2 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 7.8 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.1 points per game.

Wizards: 7-3, averaging 105.7 points, 47.5 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.4 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Victor Oladipo: out (right knee), Kyle Lowry: out (rest), Markieff Morris: out (neck), Bam Adebayo: out (knee).

Wizards: Rui Hachimura: out (not with team), Davis Bertans: out (ankle), Thomas Bryant: out (left knee).

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

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