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

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Heat -7.5

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.

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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).

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