Thunder host the Heat in cross-conference matchup

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Miami Heat (8-5, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (5-7, 10th in the Western Conference)

Oklahoma City; Monday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Thunder -9.5

BOTTOM LINE: Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat take on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder in non-conference play.

The Thunder are 3-3 on their home court. Oklahoma City ranks seventh in the Western Conference in team defense, giving up just 107.5 points while holding opponents to 43.7% shooting.

The Heat have gone 4-4 away from home. Miami is ninth in the Eastern Conference shooting 34.0% from downtown. KZ Okpala paces the Heat shooting 100% from 3-point range.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Thunder. Luguentz Dort is averaging 17.1 points over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

Butler is averaging 23.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.1 steals for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 21 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists over the past 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 5-5, averaging 101.5 points, 48.1 rebounds, 19.5 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 41.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.9 points per game.

Heat: 6-4, averaging 110.3 points, 48.0 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.3 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.5 points.

INJURIES: Thunder: Mike Muscala: out (rest).

Heat: Victor Oladipo: out (right knee), Markieff Morris: out (neck), Bam Adebayo: day to day (knee), Jimmy Butler: day to day (ankle).

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

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