Heat face the 76ers on 4-game losing streak

April 9, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers (50-30, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (38-42, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Miami aims to end its four-game slide when the Heat take on Philadelphia.

The Heat are 22-28 in Eastern Conference games. Miami is 15-19 in games decided by at least 10 points.


The 76ers have gone 20-20 away from home. Philadelphia is fourth in the league with 47.8 rebounds per game. Joel Embiid leads the 76ers with 13.6. The 76ers won the last meeting between these two squads 106-102 on Feb. 21. Tobias Harris led Philadelphia to the win with a 23-point game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Hassan Whiteside is averaging 12.3 points and 11.4 rebounds for the Heat. Goran Dragic has averaged 5.7 assists and 13.1 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

Harris is second on the 76ers averaging 18.7 points and has added 7.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Ben Simmons has averaged 6.8 assists and scored 15 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 5-5, averaging 116.4 points, 49.8 rebounds, 26 assists, 5.5 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting.

Heat: 4-6, averaging 103.9 points, 46.5 rebounds, 25 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting.

Heat Injuries: Josh Richardson: out (hip).

76ers Injuries: Jonah Bolden: day to day (knee), James Ennis III: out (right quad contusion), JJ Redick: out (back), Furkan Korkmaz: day to day (torn right meniscus), Joel Embiid: out (knee).