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Heat take on the Mavericks on 3-game losing streak

March 31, 2023 GMT

Dallas Mavericks (37-40, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (40-37, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Miami will try to stop its three-game skid when the Heat play Dallas.

The Heat have gone 25-14 at home. Miami gives up 109.8 points to opponents and has been outscored by 1.1 points per game.

The Mavericks have gone 15-24 away from home. Dallas has an 8-10 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Mavericks won the last meeting 115-90 on Jan. 21, with Luka Doncic scoring 34 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Heat. Jimmy Butler is averaging 23.3 points and 4.6 assists over the last 10 games for Miami.

Doncic is averaging 32.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.1 assists for the Mavericks. Jaden Hardy is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 5-5, averaging 111.2 points, 37.9 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 6.8 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points per game.

Mavericks: 3-7, averaging 112.5 points, 39.4 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 5.2 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.0 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Kyle Lowry: day to day (knee), Nikola Jovic: day to day (back).

Mavericks: Frank Ntilikina: day to day (knee).


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