Miami Heat (28-25, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (38-15, second in the Western Conference)
Phoenix; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
LINE: Suns -3.5; over/under is 215
BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix hosts Miami trying to continue its eight-game home winning streak.
The Suns are 21-8 in home games. Phoenix has a 19-7 record against opponents over .500.
The Heat are 13-12 on the road. Miami has a 20-10 record against teams under .500.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Suns won 110-100 in the last matchup on March 23. Devin Booker led Phoenix with 23 points, and Kendrick Nunn led Miami with 25 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Deandre Ayton leads the Suns with 10.7 rebounds and averages 14.9 points. Chris Paul is averaging 16.6 points, 8.6 assists and 1.8 steals over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
Jimmy Butler leads the Heat averaging 21.5 points and grabbing 7.3 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is shooting 57.4% and averaging 18.8 points over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 9-1, averaging 119.6 points, 44 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 8.9 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.8 points on 45.8% shooting.
Heat: 6-4, averaging 107.7 points, 39.4 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.6 points on 46.6% shooting.
INJURIES: Suns: Abdel Nader: out (knee).
Heat: KZ Okpala: out (health and safety protocols), Victor Oladipo: out (knee), Gabe Vincent: day to day (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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