Tonight’s matchup: Without Hassan Whiteside, Heat look to clinch 3-1 road trip vs. Knicks


When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York

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

Records: Miami 10-10, New York 10-10

Line: Knicks favored by 1.5 points

Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks grabs the rebound as Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat defends at Madison Square Garden on March 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)



F: Josh Richardson

F: Justise Winslow

C: Bam Adebayo

G: Dion Waiters

G: Goran Dragic


F: Tim Hardaway Jr.

F: Kristaps Porzingis

C: Kyle O’Quinn

G: Courtney Lee

G: Jarrett Jack

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 Wednesday’s game due to lingering left knee soreness. … After starting the season with a 10-7 record, New York has lost three straight entering its game against Miami. Turnovers and poor 3-point shooting have hurt the Knicks during this stretch, as they’ve made 33.9 percent of their threes and have averaged 17.0 turnovers over the three-game skid. … Forward Kristaps Porzingis is New York’s best player, as he’s averaging 27.0 points on 46.4 percent shooting from the field and 40.2 percent shooting from 3-point range to go with 7.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks this season. The Knicks have outscored opponents by 61 points when Porzingis is on the court, and have been outscored by 74 points when he’s on the bench. … The Heat will play the Knicks on the second night of a back-to-back set. Miami lost to the Cavaliers 108-97 in Cleveland on Tuesday. … Miami has posted the league’s third-worst assist-to-turnover ratio (1.29) this season. … This marks the Heat’s second back-to-back situation of the season. Miami lost to Golden State 97-80 on Nov. 6 on the second night of its first back-to-back set.

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