Dallas plays Miami after Doncic’s 45-point game
Dallas Mavericks (33-24, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (37-20, first in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas plays the Miami Heat after Luka Doncic scored 45 points in the Mavericks’ 99-97 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Heat are 19-6 in home games. Miami leads the Eastern Conference shooting 37.6% from downtown, led by Dewayne Dedmon shooting 51.6% from 3-point range.
The Mavericks are 13-13 on the road. Dallas scores 106.3 points while outscoring opponents by 3.2 points per game.
The teams play for the second time this season. The Heat won the last matchup 125-110 on Nov. 2. Tyler Herro scored 25 points points to help lead the Heat to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Lowry is averaging 13 points and 8.1 assists for the Heat. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.9 points over the last 10 games for Miami.
Doncic is scoring 27.2 points per game with 9.0 rebounds and 9.1 assists for the Mavericks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 17.4 points and five assists over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 7-3, averaging 111.3 points, 44.9 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 9.4 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.5 points per game.
Mavericks: 6-4, averaging 111.3 points, 42.9 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.9 points.
INJURIES: Heat: Victor Oladipo: out (right knee), Markieff Morris: out (reconditioning), Caleb Martin: day to day (achilles).
Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Marquese Chriss: day to day (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.