Miami plays conference foe Indiana
Indiana Pacers (13-18, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (18-13, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Tyler Herro and the Miami Heat host Malcolm Brogdon and the Indiana Pacers in Eastern Conference play.
The Heat have gone 12-7 against Eastern Conference teams. Miami is third in the league allowing only 103.7 points per game while holding opponents to 44.2% shooting.
The Pacers are 8-13 in Eastern Conference play. Indiana ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference with 45.2 rebounds per game led by Domantas Sabonis averaging 11.8.
The teams meet for the third time this season. The Heat won 113-104 in the last meeting on Dec. 4. Kyle Lowry led the Heat with 26 points, and Caris LeVert led the Pacers with 27 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Lowry is averaging 13.9 points and 8.2 assists for the Heat. Max Strus is averaging 12.9 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 49.4% over the past 10 games for Miami.
Justin Holiday is shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc with 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Pacers, while averaging 10 points. LeVert is averaging 19.1 points and 3.8 assists over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 5-5, averaging 102.1 points, 40.1 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.6 points per game.
Pacers: 4-6, averaging 107.8 points, 42.5 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.9 points.
INJURIES: Heat: Victor Oladipo: out (right knee), Markieff Morris: out (neck), Caleb Martin: out (health and safety protocols), Tyler Herro: out (quad), Jimmy Butler: out (tailbone), Bam Adebayo: out (thumb).
Pacers: T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), T.J. Warren: out (foot).