Tonight’s matchup: Miami Heat looking to avenge one of their worst losses of year against Knicks

Heat center Kelly Olynyk goes up against Knicks’ forward Michael Beasley in New York’s victory over the Miami earlier this season. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK KNICKS at MIAMI HEAT

When: Friday, 8 p.m.

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Records: Miami 20-17, New York 18-20

Line: Miami is favored by 5 points.

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Heat

F: Josh Richardson

F: Kelly Olynyk

C: Hassan Whiteside

G: Tyler Johnson

G: Goran Dragic

Knicks

F: Kristaps Porzingis

F: Lance Thomas

C: Enes Kanter

G: Jarrett Jack

G: Courtney Lee

Scouting report: The Knicks won the only other meeting between the teams, 115-86, in New York. Kristaps Porzingis played just 2:30 before spraining his ankle. Enes Kanter had 22 points and 14 rebounds as the Heat were without Hassan Whiteside. … Porzingis is averaging 14.0 points in eight career games against the Heat. Only the Magic have more success against the 7-foot-3 big man in the East, holding him to a 13.8 average. … Porzingis leads the Knicks with 23.8 points per game. Kanter pulls down 10.1 rebounds. … The Knicks started a stretch of 16-of-20 games on the road on Dec. 27. They have lost 6-of-7 games and 3-12 on the road. … New York will be without Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg). … The Heat are without Dion Waiters (sprained left ankle), Justise Winslow (strained left knee), Rodney McGruder (left tibia surgery) and Okaro White (left foot surgery). … Miami has won nine of its last 13 games. … The Heat are ninth in the league in 3-point percentage at .372. Kelly Olynyk is ninth in 3-point percentage at .446 and Wayne Ellington is tied for 10th with 2.8 3-pointers per game.

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