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    New York plays Miami after Randle’s 57-point game

    March 21, 2023 GMT

    New York Knicks (42-31, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (39-34, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

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

    BOTTOM LINE: New York visits the Miami Heat after Julius Randle scored 57 points in the Knicks’ 140-134 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    The Heat are 20-24 in Eastern Conference games. Miami is 9-11 in games decided by 10 or more points.

    The Knicks have gone 28-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York leads the Eastern Conference with 12.7 offensive rebounds per game led by Mitchell Robinson averaging 4.3.

    The teams meet for the third time this season. The Knicks won 122-120 in the last meeting on March 4. Randle led the Knicks with 43 points, and Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 33 points.

    TOP PERFORMERS: Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

    Randle is averaging 25.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Knicks. RJ Barrett is averaging 21 points over the past 10 games for New York.

    LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 6-4, averaging 116.8 points, 39.1 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.1 points per game.

    Knicks: 6-4, averaging 119.7 points, 46.0 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 6.8 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.2 points.

    INJURIES: Heat: Cody Zeller: out (nose).

    Knicks: None listed.


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