Phoenix takes on Miami, seeks to end 4-game slide

Miami Heat (20-19, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (20-19, eighth in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Friday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix will try to stop its four-game losing streak when the Suns play Miami.

The Suns have gone 14-5 at home. Phoenix ranks fifth in the league with 26.7 assists per game led by Devin Booker averaging 5.6.

The Heat have gone 9-11 away from home. Miami has the NBA's lowest-scoring offense, averaging only 109.0 points per game.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Heat won 113-112 in the last matchup on Nov. 15.

TOP PERFORMERS: Booker averages 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, scoring 27.1 points while shooting 37.0% from beyond the arc. Deandre Ayton is averaging 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 22.0 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 3-7, averaging 108.5 points, 41.5 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points per game.

Heat: 6-4, averaging 112.2 points, 39.4 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 10.2 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.0 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Cameron Johnson: out (knee), Devin Booker: out (groin).

Heat: Nikola Jovic: out (back), Omer Yurtseven: out (ankle), Duncan Robinson: out (finger).


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

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