Miami hosts conference foe New York

Mon, Apr 1, 2024
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Miami hosts conference foe New York

New York Knicks (44-30, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (41-33, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Miami takes on New York in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams.

The Heat are 28-18 in Eastern Conference games. Miami is 20-23 against opponents with a winning record.

The Knicks are 30-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York has a 19-25 record against opponents above .500.

The Heat's 12.4 made 3-pointers per game this season are only 0.2 fewer made shots on average than the 12.6 per game the Knicks allow. The Knicks are shooting 46.3% from the field, 0.6% lower than the 46.9% the Heat's opponents have shot this season.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Knicks won 125-109 in the last matchup on Jan. 27.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and four assists for the Heat. Terry Rozier is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

Jalen Brunson is averaging 27.9 points and 6.5 assists for the Knicks. Donte DiVincenzo is averaging 19.4 points over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 6-4, averaging 106.0 points, 42.2 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 8.8 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.5 points per game.

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Knicks: 7-3, averaging 114.0 points, 46.5 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.4 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Caleb Martin: out (ankle), Josh Richardson: out for season (shoulder), Tyler Herro: out (foot).

Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out (ankle), Julius Randle: out (shoulder), OG Anunoby: out (elbow).


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