Miami; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Miami will try to stop its three-game losing streak when the Heat take on Brooklyn.
The Heat are 16-15 in conference matchups. Miami is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 11.9 fast break points per game led by Jimmy Butler averaging 3.1.
The Nets are 20-12 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 35.3 defensive rebounds per game led by James Harden averaging 7.8.
The teams play for the third time this season. The Nets won the last matchup 98-85 on Jan. 25. Harden scored 20 points to help lead Brooklyn to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bam Adebayo leads the Heat with 9.2 rebounds and averages 19 points. Butler is shooting 55.6% and averaging 21.9 points over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 6-4, averaging 105.3 points, 36.5 rebounds, 27.2 assists, 9.2 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.9 points on 47.2% shooting.
Nets: 7-3, averaging 117.8 points, 45.5 rebounds, 29 assists, 7.5 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points on 45.8% shooting.
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