Tonight’s matchup: Heat looking to close ground on Wizards after OT loss at Washington on Tuesday

Heat guard Dwyane Wade shoots with Wizards forward Markieff Morris and guard Bradley Beal nearby, during the Wizards overtime win Tuesday in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON WIZARDS AT MIAMI HEAT

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

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

Records: Miami 34-30, Washington 38-28

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Heat

F: James Johnson

F: Josh Richardson

C: Hassan Whiteside

G: Tyler Johnson

G: Goran Dragic

Wizards

F: Markieff Morris

F: Otto Porter Jr.

C: Marcin Gortat

G: Bradley Beal

G: Tomas Satoransky

Scouting report: The Wizards are 12-6 since John Wall had surgery on his left knee, including a 117-113 overtime victory of the Heat Tuesday in Washington, a game in which three blow calls in the final 96 seconds of overtime all went against the Heat. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 22 points. Wade is averaging 14.2 points since returning to the Heat on Feb. 8. … The Wizards have won three of the four meets this season. … Washington is tied with Indiana for the fourth seed in the East, three games ahead of No. 7 Miami. … Washington is on the second night of a back-to-back, having defeated the short-handing Pelicans, 116-97, in New Orleans on Friday. … Bradley Beal is averaging 23.4 points, tied for 14th in the league. In three games against Miami, Beal is averaging 27.3 points on .474 shooting, including .480 on threes. … The Wizards are second in the league in assists since Wall went out. They were 11th with Wall. … Miami is without Dion Waiters (left ankle). … The Heat had 14 of their 15 players on the roster available for a full game for the first time this season in Thursday’s 108-99 victory over the Sixers. … Hassan Whiteside led the Heat with 26 points and eight rebounds. In three games against the Wizards this season, Whiteside is averaging 14.7 points and 14.3 rebounds. … The Heat has scored at least 100 points in 10 straight games and 13 of 14.

 

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