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Play Time: 11/18/2021 20:30
The Washington Wizards and Miami Heat meet Thursday in NBA action at the FTX Arena.
After three straight high-profile losses, the Miami Heat have quietly bounced back with a three-game winning run. The Miami Heat are riding a three-game winning streak and rank fifth in the league in offensive efficiency. On Wednesday, Miami stormed back from a 15-point first half deficit to earn a 113-98 home victory versus New Orleans. All-Star G/F Jimmy Butler tallied a game-high 31 points to go along with ten rebounds and ten assists. The Miami Heat are averaging 110.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 42.6 percent shooting.
The Washington Wizards have been turning the screws of their defense on opponents to rise in the East. Except for that third-quarter explosion by the Hornets, they have been one of the stingiest teams across the NBA. They were outscored by 16 points during the third quarter of last night’s 97-87 loss against Charlotte. The Washington Wizards are averaging 108.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting.
The Washington Wizards and the Miami Heat are two of the best defensive teams in the NBA right now. However, Miami have been better on offense, particularly if they have a healthy roster. With a potentially full lineup on their home floor, the Heat should be the winner.
Tips: Miami Heat -7.5