New Orleans takes on Miami on 3-game slide

January 21, 2023 GMT

New Orleans Pelicans (26-20, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (25-22, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans is looking to break its three-game losing streak with a victory over Miami.

The Heat have gone 14-9 in home games. Miami has a 7-6 record in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Pelicans are 9-14 on the road. New Orleans is 11-8 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.4 turnovers per game.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Heat won the last meeting 124-98 on Jan. 19, with Bam Adebayo scoring 26 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Lowry is averaging 12.7 points and 5.5 assists for the Heat. Adebayo is averaging 19.1 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

CJ McCollum averages 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Pelicans, scoring 21.3 points while shooting 39.6% from beyond the arc. Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 17.1 points and 10.5 rebounds over the past 10 games for New Orleans.


LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 6-4, averaging 108.2 points, 44.5 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 8.5 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.2 points per game.

Pelicans: 3-7, averaging 112.2 points, 42.5 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.0 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Nikola Jovic: out (back), Omer Yurtseven: out (ankle), Duncan Robinson: out (finger).

Pelicans: E.J. Liddell: out (right knee), Naji Marshall: day to day (toe), Zion Williamson: out (hamstring), Brandon Ingram: out (toe).


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