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Thursday, December 01, 2022

Miami takes on Sacramento, seeks to end 4-game slide

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

Miami; Monday, 7:30 pm EDT

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

The Heat are 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 is shooting 45.9%.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Kings won 115-113 in the last meeting on Jan. 2. Buddy Hield led the Kings with 26 points, and Tyler Herro led the Heat with 22 points.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Dewayne Dedmon is averaging 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Heat. Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.7 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

Harrison Barnes averages 1.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Kings, scoring 16.8 points while shooting 40.5% from beyond the arc. De’Aaron Fox is shooting 50.0% and averaging 32.7 points over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

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. Their opponents have 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. Their opponents have averaged 119.5 points.

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INJURIES: Heat: Gabe Vincent: out (toe), Jimmy Butler: day to day (ankle), PJ Tucker: day to day (knee), Tyler Herro: day to day (knee), Caleb Martin: day to day (knee) ), Victor Oladipo: day to day (rest), Duncan Robinson: day to day (Achilles).

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

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

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