Butler and the Heat take on conference foe Brooklyn

February 14, 2023 GMT

Miami Heat (32-26, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (33-24, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets host Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat in Eastern Conference action.

The Nets are 23-13 in Eastern Conference games. Brooklyn is 16- when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 13.4 turnovers per game.

The Heat are 15-16 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 10.0 offensive rebounds per game led by Bam Adebayo averaging 2.7.

The two teams square off for the second time this season. The Nets defeated the Heat 102-101 in their last matchup on Jan. 8. Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 29 points, and Butler led the Heat with 26 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dinwiddie is shooting 45.0% and averaging 17.9 points for the Nets. Joe Harris is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Kyle Lowry is averaging 12 points and 5.3 assists for the Heat. Butler is averaging 21.6 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 49.6% over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 4-6, averaging 113.4 points, 40.4 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.1 points per game.

Heat: 6-4, averaging 107.2 points, 41.4 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 8.5 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.9 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Seth Curry: out (adductor).

Heat: Victor Oladipo: day to day (ankle), Kyle Lowry: out (knee), Nikola Jovic: out (back), Omer Yurtseven: out (ankle), Tyler Herro: day to day (knee), Duncan Robinson: out (finger).


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