Miami takes 2-1 lead into game 4 against New York

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New York Knicks (47-35, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (44-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

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

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Heat -4.5; over/under is 206

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BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat host the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference second round with a 2-1 lead in the series. The Heat defeated the Knicks 105-86 in the last matchup. Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 28 points, and Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 20 points.

The Heat are 24-28 in conference play. Miami currently has the league's lowest-scoring offense averaging just 109.5 points per game.

The Knicks have gone 32-20 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York is second in the Eastern Conference with 12.6 offensive rebounds per game led by Mitchell Robinson averaging 5.1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bam Adebayo is averaging 16.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Heat. Butler is averaging 24.1 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

Brunson is averaging 24.4 points, 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals for the Knicks. RJ Barrett is averaging 19.7 points over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 7-3, averaging 116.9 points, 42.7 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.6 points per game.

Knicks: 5-5, averaging 103.7 points, 46.3 rebounds, 19.7 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.3 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Victor Oladipo: out for season (knee), Udonis Haslem: out (illness), Tyler Herro: out (hand).

Knicks: Isaiah Roby: out (ankle), Jericho Sims: out for season (shoulder).


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

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