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Miami aims for fourth consecutive victory against Philadelphia

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Apr 3, 2024

The Philadelphia 76ers (41-35, eighth in the Eastern Conference) will be facing off against the Miami Heat (42-33, seventh in the Eastern Conference) in Miami on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Miami will look to extend their three-game win streak against Philadelphia.

The Heat have a 29-18 record in Eastern Conference games and are 21-23 against teams with a winning record. On the other hand, the 76ers have a 27-21 record against Eastern Conference opponents and average 114.3 points per game while outscoring their opponents by 2.2 points per game.

Miami is shooting 46.4% from the field this season, slightly lower than the 47.2% that the 76ers allow to their opponents. Meanwhile, the 76ers are shooting 46.4% from the field, which is 0.5% lower than what the Heat’s opponents have shot this season.

This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams this season, with the 76ers winning the last matchup 98-91 on March 18. Jimmy Butler leads the Heat with 21.1 points per game, while Tyrese Maxey is averaging 25.6 points and 6.2 assists for the 76ers.

Miami has gone 7-3 in their last 10 games, averaging 108.1 points per game, while the 76ers have gone 5-5 during the same span, averaging 108.5 points per game. Both teams have key players listed as day-to-day or out due to injury.

This story was created by The Associated Press using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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