MIAMI HEAT VS. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
When: Monday, 8 p.m.
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn.
TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Records: Miami 12-13, Memphis 8-18
Line: Grizzlies favored by 1.5 points
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS
F: Josh Richardson
F: James Johnson
C: Kelly Olynyk
G: Dion Waiters
G: Goran Dragic
F: Dillon Brooks
F: JaMychal Green
C: Marc Gasol
G: Andrew Harrison
G: Tyreke Evans
Scouting report: The Heat are still without swingman Rodney McGruder (left tibia surgery) and forward Okaro White (left foot surgery). Center Hassan Whiteside will also miss Monday’s game due to a bone bruise on his left knee. … The Grizzlies will be without point guard Mike Conley (left Achilles), shooting guard Wayne Selden (right quad) and power forward Brandan Wright (right groin). … Since starting the season with a 7-4 record, Memphis has lost 14 of its past 15 games. This stretch has included a head coaching change, as the Grizzlies fired former Heat assistant coach David Fizdale on Nov. 27. J.B. Bickerstaff is Memphis’ interim head coach. … The Grizzlies are 1-13 without Conley this season. … Memphis plays at the slowest pace in the league, averaging 95.85 possessions over 48 minutes. … Marc Gasol leads the Grizzlies with team-high averages of 19.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 blocks this season. … The Heat are 4-6 without Whiteside this season … Defense is a big part of the Heat’s winning formula, obviously. In its 12 wins this season, Miami has allowed 96.0 points per 100 possessions. In its 13 losses, Miami has allowed 113.3 points per 100 possessions. … Over his past five games, Heat sixth man Tyler Johnson is averaging 16.6 points on a scorching 60.8 percent shooting from the field and 48.1 percent shooting from 3-point range.