Tonight’s matchup: Heat look to overcome inconsistency, turnover issues in road game vs. Wizards


When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

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

Records: Miami 6-8, Washington 9-5

Washington Wizards’ John Wall (2) shoots as Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Miami. The Wizards won 102-93. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)



F: Josh Richardson

F: Justise Winslow

C: Hassan Whiteside

G: Dion Waiters

G: Goran Dragic


F: Markieff Morris

F: Otto Porter Jr.

C: Marcin Gortat

G: Bradley Beal

G: John Wall

Scouting report: This marks the second game of Miami and Washington’s back-to-back home-and-home set. The Wizards defeated the Heat 102-93 on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. … Miami has struggled to play consistent basketball this season, as it ranks ninth in the league at plus-26 points in the first half and 24th in the league at minus-47 points in the second half. … Turnovers have been an issue for the Heat. Miami ranks 25th with 16.6 turnovers per game. … Goran Dragic leads the Heat in scoring with 19.9 points per game on 47.5 percent shooting. … The Wizards are on a four-game winning streak. Defense has been the key to Washington’s success during this string of victories, as the Wizards have posted the NBA’s second-best defensive rating at 95.0 over the past four games. … The Wizards rank fifth in the NBA in offensive rating, scoring 108.2 points per 100 possessions this season. … Washington guard Bradley Beal is averaging 23.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists, and guard John Wall is averaging 20.8 points and 9.4 assists. … The Heat will be without Rodney McGruder (left tibia surgery) and Okaro White (left foot surgery). Both players are out indefinitely. … The Wizards will be without Sheldon Mac (left Achilles surgery).

[Heat coach Erik Spoelstra: ‘Turnovers are crippling our team right now’]

[James Johnson on his play: ‘I’m killing myself every night. … terrible performances’]

[Was Hassan Whiteside on bench too long during fourth quarter of Heat loss to Wizards?]

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