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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
17-18 6-4 L1
17-18 5-5 W1
16-20 5-5 W2
13-20 7-3 L2
13-23 4-6 L5

Top Heat News

  • Heat's Bam Adebayo: Questionable for Thursday

    Adebayo is questionable for Thursday's game against the Pelicans with left knee tendinitis.

    The 23-year-old continues to battle tendinitis in his left knee but hasn't missed a game since Jan. 14. Adebayo is averaging 16.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.2 blocks in 34.8 minutes across the past five games. Jimmy Butler (knee) is also questionable, so the availability of Miami's two best players is up in the air Thursday.

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  • Heat's Jimmy Butler: Questionable Thursday

    Butler (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game at New Orleans.

    The 31-year-old has been sidelined the past two games by right knee inflammation, but he traveled with the team and could play Thursday. It's the final game before the All-Star break, so the team is likely to be cautious if there's any remaining concern for the injury. If unavailable against the Pelicans, Butler's next chance to take the court will come March 11 versus Orlando.

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  • Heat's Kelly Olynyk: Modest production in loss

    Olynyk logged seven points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, four steals and two assists over 23 minutes in Tuesday's 94-80 loss to Atlanta.

    Olynyk remained cold from beyond the arc Tuesday, but he shot 50 percent overall while collecting a season-high four steals during the loss. Over the first half of the season, Olynyk is averaging 9.8 points and 5.7 rebounds over 26.2 minutes per game.

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  • Heat's Kendrick Nunn: Cools off against Hawks

    Nunn scored six points (3-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt) to go along with two rebounds, one assist and three steals across 36 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

    Nunn maintained a big role in the absence of Jimmy Butler (knee) and Avery Bradley (calf) to lead the time in minutes and match Tyler Herro for most shots from the field. However, he struggled with his shot and didn't record a three for the first time in seven games. He did manage to contribute defensively, logging his third multi-steal game in his last six contests.

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  • Heat's Goran Dragic: Full stat line in loss

    Dragic scored 14 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block across 30 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

    Dragic remained in the starting lineup with Jimmy Butler (knee) sidelined and reached 30 minutes for the third consecutive game. He hasn't missed a beat since returning from a nine-game absence due to an ankle injury, averaging 17.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals while shooting 45.1 percent from the field across four contests.

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  • Heat's Bam Adebayo: Disappoints against Hawks

    Adebayo scored 11 points (3-8 FG, 5-6 FT) to go along with two rebounds and three assists across 33 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

    Adebayo failed to step up in the absence of Jimmy Butler (knee) and had his fewest attempts from the field since Feb. 11. He had been remarkably consistent prior to this let down, scoring at least 16 points in eight consecutive games, while also averaging 11.0 boards and 6.4 assists in that span. Given that he received a normal workload in terms of minutes, Adebayo should be in a strong position to bounce back against the Pelicans on the Thursday.

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  • Heat's Max Strus: Records six points Tuesday

    Strus had six points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) during Tuesday's loss to Atlanta.

    This was Strus' first action since Feb. 22, snapping a streak of three straight absences. The forward has made the most of his time when he plays, as Strus is averaging 9.7 points in 17.0 minutes over his past six appearances.

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  • Heat's Udonis Haslem: Has yet to play this year

    Haslem didn't play in Tuesday's loss to Atlanta.

    Haslem hasn't played a single minute yet this season, as it's apparent the Heat are using him more as a veteran presence for the squad. Haslem played in just four games last season as well, averaging 3.0 points and 4.0 rebounds.

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  • Heat's Tyler Herro: Struggles from field

    Herro scored nine points (3-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt) to go along with five rebounds, one assist and four steals across 28 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

    Herro was scoreless through the first half, missing all four of his shots from the field. He got more involved in the final two quarters but has gone only 7-for-22 from the field in two games since returning from a hip injury. Despite the down performance, Herro still managed to drill three triples and register his first multisteal effort of the campaign.

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  • Heat's Avery Bradley: Out Tuesday

    Bradley (calf) is out Tuesday against the Hawks.

    A strained right calf will keep Bradley out again Tuesday. The veteran hasn't played since Feb. 3, and he has just one more chance to take the court (Thursday) before the All-Star break.

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  • Heat's Jimmy Butler: Ruled out Tuesday night

    Butler (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Hawks, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    A sore right knee kept Butler out of Sunday's game against Atlanta, and he'll now miss a second straight contest. With the All-Star break nearing, Butler will have only one more chance to play (Thursday at New Orleans) before the Heat close out their first-half schedule. On Sunday, Miami started Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn in the backcourt with Duncan Robinson and Kelly Olynyk at the forward spots.

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  • Heat's Kendrick Nunn: Closes February hot

    Nunn averaged 18.0 points, 5.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 3.0 three-pointers, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks across 35.8 minutes per game over the Heat's last five games.

    Nunn finished out February in style, tallying 24 points, seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block in Sunday's win over the Hawks while going 8-for-15 from the field and 4-for-8 from three-point range. While his level of production of late would make Nunn a must-roster player, the second-year guard could be headed for a downturn once the Heat have their backcourt back at full strength. It's worth noting that the Heat were missing at least one of Tyler Herro, Goran Dragic and Jimmy Butler in each of those five games, but all three could be available for Tuesday's rematch with Atlanta if Butler can quickly move past his lingering knee injury. Avery Bradley's (calf) eventual return may also have an affect on Nunn's playing time.

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  • Heat's Gabe Vincent: Listed probable again

    Vincent (knee) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against Toronto.

    A sore right knee hasn't cost Vincent any time, but he continues to pop up on the injury report with a probable designation. In Sunday's win over the Hawks, Vincent played 17 minutes off the bench -- his most in any game since Jan. 28 -- and finished with seven points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

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  • Heat's Jimmy Butler: Deemed questionable for Tuesday

    Butler (knee) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Atlanta.

    Swelling in his right knee kept Butler out of Sunday's win over Atlanta, but the hope is that he'll be able to return to action Tuesday for the Heat's second-to-last game before the All-Star break. Over his last 10 outings, Butler holds averages of 22.3 points, 9.1 assists, 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 35.3 minutes.

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  • Heat's Tyler Herro: Plays as sixth man in return

    Herro (hip) tallied 14 points (4-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, two rebounds and one steal across 29 minutes Sunday in the Heat's 109-99 win over the Hawks.

    Back in action after a three-game absence, Herro was deployed off the bench. The Heat could choose to keep Herro as their sixth man moving forward, a role that will afford him more opportunities as a lead playmaker than he might enjoy while playing alongside Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo on the top unit. Herro has come off the bench for each of his last nine appearances, averaging 16.0 points (on 44.4 percent shooting from the field), 5.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 three-pointers in 31.7 minutes.

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  • Heat's Bam Adebayo: Puts up double-double

    Adebayo had 16 points (6-12 FG, 4-5 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocks across 35 minutes in Sunday's 109-99 win over the Hawks.

    Adebayo extended his double-double streak to six games and remains an elite presence on both ends of the court. He has also scored at least 16 points in eight straight contests and is firmly entrenched as one of Miami's most reliable offensive weapons.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 106.9
(26th)
108.8
(5th)

Injuries

Player Injury
J. Butler SF Jimmy Butler SF Knee
B. Adebayo C Bam Adebayo C Knee
M. Leonard C Meyers Leonard C Shoulder
A. Bradley PG Avery Bradley PG Calf

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