Miami takes on Sacramento, trying to end 4-game slide | NBA

Sacramento Kings (27-48, 13th in Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (47-28, runner-up in Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Miami comes into the matchup against Sacramento after losing four straight games.

The Heat is 26-12 in home games. Miami is 3-6 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Kings are 11-25 on the road. Sacramento is ninth in the Western Conference, scoring 110.5 points per game and shooting 45.9%.

The teams will compete against each other for the second time this season. The Kings won the last meeting on Jan. 2, 115-113. Buddy Hield led the Kings with 26 points and Tyler Herro led the Heat with 22 points.

TOP PERFORMER: Dewayne Dedmon averages 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds for the heat. Bam Adebayo has averaged 19.7 points in his last 10 games for Miami.

Harrison Barnes averaged 1.9 3-pointers per game for the Kings and scored 16.8 points while shooting 40.5% from beyond the arc. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 50.0% and 32.7 points in his last 10 games for Sacramento.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 4-6, averaging 106.7 points, 41.5 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 6.0 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Your opponents averaged 109.3 points per game.

Kings: 3-7, averaging 113.6 points, 41.4 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 7.2 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 119.5 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Gabe Vincent: off (toe), Jimmy Butler: day-to-day (ankle), PJ Tucker: day-to-day (knee), Tyler Herro: day-to-day (knee), Caleb Martin: day-to-day to day (knee). ), Victor Oladipo: Day by Day (Rest), Duncan Robinson: Day by Day (Achilles).

Kings: Domantas Sabonis: Off (knee), Terence Davis: Off (wrist), Richaun Holmes: Off for the season (personal), De’Aaron Fox: Off (hand).

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

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