Miami takes home win streak into matchup with New York
New York Knicks (23-25, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (30-17, first in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami will try to keep its three-game home win streak intact when the Heat take on New York.
The Heat have gone 19-9 against Eastern Conference teams. Miami has a 3-5 record in games decided by less than 4 points.
The Knicks are 14-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York is last in the league scoring 40.6 points per game in the paint.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler Herro is scoring 20.7 points per game with 4.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the Heat. Caleb Martin is averaging 13.4 points and 5.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Miami.
Julius Randle is averaging 18.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Knicks. RJ Barrett is averaging 22.5 points over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 7-3, averaging 111.2 points, 44.6 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 8.0 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.0 points per game.
Knicks: 5-5, averaging 101.0 points, 47.1 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 6.6 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100.1 points.
INJURIES: Heat: Victor Oladipo: out (right knee), Markieff Morris: day to day (reconditioning), KZ Okpala: day to day (wrist), Kyle Lowry: day to day (personal), Tyler Herro: out (health and safety protocols).
Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out (ankle), Ryan Arcidiacono: out (ankle), Derrick Rose: out (ankle).