Washington takes on Miami, looks to break 4-game slide

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Miami Heat (43-37, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (34-46, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT


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BOTTOM LINE: Washington comes into the matchup with Miami after losing four straight games.

The Wizards are 7-8 against opponents in the Southeast Division. Washington averages 13.3 turnovers per game and is 12-13 when it wins the turnover battle.

The Heat are 23-27 in conference matchups. Miami has the league's worst offense, averaging only 109.3 points per game.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Heat won the last meeting 113-105 on Nov. 24. Kyle Lowry scored 28 points to help lead the Heat to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Delon Wright is scoring 7.2 points per game and averaging 3.5 rebounds for the Wizards. Corey Kispert is averaging 17.1 points and 3.4 rebounds over the last 10 games for Washington.

Bam Adebayo is scoring 20.6 points per game and averaging 9.3 rebounds for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 2-8, averaging 116.6 points, 41.7 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.9 points per game.

Heat: 6-4, averaging 113.6 points, 37.2 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 6.2 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.6 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Bradley Beal: out (knee), Kristaps Porzingis: out (illness), Deni Avdija: out (elbow), Kyle Kuzma: out (ankle), Monte Morris: out (ankle).

Heat: Nikola Jovic: out (back).


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

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