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Charlotte Hornets (7-14, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (13-10, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte takes on Miami in Eastern Conference action Wednesday.

The Heat are 4-0 against the rest of their division. Miami is 3-4 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Hornets are 7-11 against conference opponents. Charlotte has a 4-9 record against opponents over .500.

The Heat are shooting 47.1% from the field this season, 1.8 percentage points lower than the 48.9% the Hornets allow to opponents. The Hornets are shooting 47.5% from the field, 0.8% lower than the 48.3% the Heat’s opponents have shot this season.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Heat won the last meeting 116-114 on Dec. 12. Duncan Robinson scored 24 points to help lead the Heat to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Heat. Robinson is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

P.J. Washington is shooting 43.3% and averaging 14.0 points for the Hornets. Brandon Miller is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 5-5, averaging 116.4 points, 40.4 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points per game.

Hornets: 4-6, averaging 113.3 points, 40.0 rebounds, 27.8 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.3 points.

INJURIES: Heat: RJ Hampton: out (knee), Haywood Highsmith: day to day (back), Dru Smith: out for season (knee), Bam Adebayo: day to day (hip), Tyler Herro: out (ankle).

Hornets: Frank Ntilikina: out (leg), LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Mark Williams: day to day (back), Cody Martin: out (knee), Nick Smith Jr.: day to day (ankle).

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


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