Heat take on the Wizards on 4-game losing streak
Washington Wizards (10-7, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (7-11, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami enters the matchup against Washington as losers of four straight games.
The Heat have gone 2-1 against division opponents. Miami averages 13.6 turnovers per game and is 4- when it wins the turnover battle.
The Wizards are 7-5 in Eastern Conference play. Washington is eighth in the league giving up just 109.4 points while holding opponents to 44.6% shooting.
The teams meet for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Nov. 19 the Wizards won 107-106 in overtime led by 27 points from Bradley Beal, while Kyle Lowry scored 24 points for the Heat.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.8 steals for the Heat. Bam Adebayo is averaging 16.9 points over the last 10 games for Miami.
Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 19.1 points over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 4-6, averaging 107.6 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.4 points per game.
Wizards: 7-3, averaging 108.1 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.0 points.
INJURIES: Heat: Jimmy Butler: day to day (knee), Udonis Haslem: day to day (personal), Victor Oladipo: out (knee), Tyler Herro: day to day (ankle), Omer Yurtseven: out (ankle), Duncan Robinson: day to day (ankle), Gabe Vincent: day to day (knee).
Wizards: Monte Morris: day to day (ankle), Delon Wright: out (hamstring), Rui Hachimura: day to day (ankle).