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Miami and Atlanta meet in conference matchup

March 4, 2019

Atlanta Hawks (22-42, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (28-34, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Miami and Atlanta will play at the American Airlines Arena.

The Heat are 3-8 against the rest of their division. Miami ranks third in the league giving up 106.5 points per game and holding opponents to 44.6 percent shooting.

The Hawks are 6-7 against the rest of their division. Atlanta ranks eighth in the NBA scoring 15.3 fast break points points per game. B.J. Johnson leads the Hawks averaging 3. The Hawks won the last meeting between these two teams 106-82 on Jan. 6. Trae Young led Atlanta to the win with a 19-point game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Hassan Whiteside is averaging 12.9 points and 12.3 rebounds for the Heat. Josh Richardson has averaged 17.7 points and added 3.2 rebounds while shooting 47.4 percent over the last 10 games for Miami.

John Collins is averaging 19.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists for the Hawks. Young has averaged 26.3 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 44.5 percent over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 4-6, averaging 120.4 points, 46.5 rebounds, 26 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting.

Heat: 3-7, averaging 109.3 points, 45.1 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 7.5 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting.

Heat Injuries: Goran Dragic: day to day (left calf strain), Hassan Whiteside: day to day (hip).

Hawks Injuries: Omari Spellman: out (left ankle), Miles Plumlee: out (left knee pain), Taurean Prince: out (personal), John Collins: out (illness).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.