Oklahoma City faces Miami on 7-game slide

March 17, 2022 GMT

Oklahoma City Thunder (20-49, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (46-24, first in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City aims to end its seven-game losing streak with a win against Miami.

The Heat have gone 25-9 in home games. Miami leads the Eastern Conference shooting 37.4% from deep, led by Udonis Haslem shooting 50.0% from 3-point range.

The Thunder are 11-23 on the road. Oklahoma City is 7-27 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Heat won 103-90 in the last meeting on Nov. 16. Tyler Herro led the Heat with 26 points, and Luguentz Dort led the Thunder with 20 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Herro is scoring 21.0 points per game and averaging 4.8 rebounds for the Heat. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.5 points and 10.0 rebounds over the last 10 games for Miami.


Josh Giddey is averaging 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists for the Thunder. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.6 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 53.5% over the past 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 7-3, averaging 111.5 points, 41.9 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.0 points per game.

Thunder: 2-8, averaging 113.3 points, 44.6 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 9.0 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 127.2 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Caleb Martin: day to day (knee).

Thunder: Josh Giddey: out (hip), Ty Jerome: out for season (hip), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: day to day (ankle), Kenrich Williams: out (knee), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: out (foot), Derrick Favors: out (back), Mike Muscala: out for season (ankle), Luguentz Dort: out for season (shoulder).


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