Miami takes on Charlotte and aims for 5th straight win | NBA

Charlotte Hornets (40-38, 9th in Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (51-28, 1st in Eastern Conference)

Miami; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT


BOTTOM LINE: Miami will look to build on their four-game winning streak with a win over Charlotte.

The Heat are 33-16 against their Eastern Conference opponents. Miami is the league leader shooting 37.7% from downtown, led by PJ Tucker shooting 41.6% from 3-point range.

The Hornets are 6-7 against Southeast Division teams. Charlotte is third in the league and is averaging 50.8 points per game in the Miles Bridges-led suit with a 10.6 average.

The teams are playing for the fourth time this season. The Heat won the final matchup 111-107 in overtime on February 18, with Kyle Lowry scoring 25 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMER: Tyler Herro shoots 44.3% and averages a 20.6 point for the heat. Lowry has averaged 3.4 points in his last 10 games for Miami.

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LaMelo Ball averages 19.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 1.6 steals for the Hornets. Bridges is averaging 22.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while averaging 54.9% in his last 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 6-4, averaging 110.3 points, 40.1 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.2 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Your opponents averaged 107.4 points per game.

Hornets: 7-3, averaging 116.5 points, 41.6 rebounds, 31.4 assists, 8.3 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 113.6 points.

INJURIES: Heat: PJ Tucker: out (knee), Dewayne Dedmon: out (ankle), Jimmy Butler: out (toe), Gabe Vincent: out (toe).

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

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