Oklahoma City Thunder (32-18, 3rd in the Western Meeting) vs. Miami Heat (24-25, seventh in the Jap Meeting)
Miami Friday, 8 p.m. Jap
Bottom LINE: Oklahoma City heads into a matchup with Miami as winners of six games in a row.
The Heat have gone 11-14 at dwelling at the American Airlines Arena. Miami is 3rd in the league offering up 105.5 details per match and keeping opponents to 44.3 percent capturing.
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The Thunder have gone 15-11 away from dwelling. Oklahoma City potential customers the league with 12.3 offensive rebounds per match, led by Steven Adams averaging 4.7. The groups satisfy Friday for the initial time this time.
Prime PERFORMERS: Justise Winslow ranks 3rd on the Heat with 4.1 helps and scores 12.5 details. Josh Richardson has scored 12.6 details and gathered 2.7 rebounds though capturing 33.4 percent in excess of the previous 10 games for Miami.
Russell Westbrook has shot 41.6 percent and is averaging 21.7 details for the Thunder. Paul George has averaged 4.3 helps and scored 29.3 details in excess of the previous 10 games for Oklahoma City.
Previous 10 Games: Thunder: 7-3, averaging 125.6 details, 46.3 rebounds, 27.2 helps, 9.7 steals and 4.9 blocks per match though capturing 48.1 percent from the industry. Their opponents have averaged 122.9 details on 48.7 percent capturing.
Heat: 5-5, averaging 101.6 details, 44.2 rebounds, 25.2 helps, 5.6 steals and 4.5 blocks per match though capturing 46.8 percent from the industry. Their opponents have averaged 104.6 details on 46. percent capturing.
Heat Injuries: Goran Dragic: out (knee), Derrick Jones Jr.: out (ideal knee bone bruises), Dwyane Wade: day to day (knee).
Thunder Injuries: Andre Roberson: out (knee), Steven Adams: day to day (ankle), Terrance Ferguson: day to day (back again).