Washington faces Miami, looks to break road losing streak

Sat, Mar 9, 2024
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Washington faces Miami, looks to break road losing streak

Washington Wizards (10-53, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (35-28, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Washington will attempt to end its eight-game road losing streak when the Wizards visit Miami.

The Heat have gone 23-16 against Eastern Conference teams. Miami is 6-2 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Wizards are 3-11 against opponents in the Southeast Division. Washington ranks third in the NBA scoring 55.3 points per game in the paint led by Kyle Kuzma averaging 11.0.

The Heat's 12.4 made 3-pointers per game this season are just 0.1 fewer made shots on average than the 12.5 per game the Wizards give up. The Wizards average 12.2 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.1 fewer made shots on average than the 13.3 per game the Heat give up.

The teams play for the third time this season. The Heat won the last matchup 110-102 on Feb. 3. Jimmy Butler scored 24 points to help lead the Heat to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and four assists for the Heat. Duncan Robinson is averaging 3.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

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Kuzma is averaging 22.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Wizards. Jordan Poole is averaging 3.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 7-3, averaging 111.4 points, 41.0 rebounds, 27.2 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.6 points per game.

Wizards: 1-9, averaging 114.1 points, 42.2 rebounds, 28.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 126.7 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Josh Richardson: out for season (shoulder), Tyler Herro: out (foot), Kevin Love: out (heel).

Wizards: Isaiah Livers: out for season (hip), Landry Shamet: out (calf), Marvin Bagley III: out (back).

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

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