Miami takes home win streak into matchup with Phoenix

March 9, 2022 GMT

Phoenix Suns (52-13, first in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (44-22, first in the Eastern Conference)

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


BOTTOM LINE: Miami will try to keep its four-game home win streak alive when the Heat face Phoenix.

The Heat have gone 23-7 at home. Miami leads the league shooting 37.7% from downtown, led by Victor Oladipo shooting 66.7% from 3-point range.

The Suns are 24-6 on the road. Phoenix leads the Western Conference shooting 36.5% from downtown. Cameron Johnson leads the Suns shooting 44.8% from 3-point range.

The teams meet for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Jan. 9 the Heat won 123-100 led by 33 points from Tyler Herro, while Devin Booker scored 26 points for the Suns.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dewayne Dedmon is averaging 6.5 points and six rebounds for the Heat. Duncan Robinson is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

JaVale McGee is averaging 9.3 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Suns. Deandre Ayton is averaging 17.8 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 8-2, averaging 113.9 points, 44.2 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.6 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.8 points per game.

Suns: 7-3, averaging 115.8 points, 42.0 rebounds, 29.3 assists, 9.0 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.6 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Markieff Morris: out (reconditioning).

Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Cameron Johnson: out (quad), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Devin Booker: out (health and safety protocols), Chris Paul: out (thumb).


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