Sixers @ Heat
Heat - Miami has dominated the Sixers winning 16 of their last 17 games except for the Sixers' opening night win on October 30th. The Heat have held the Sixers below 100 points in 19 of their last 21 games and have held them below 90 points in eight of them. Overall, the Heat are 50-51 all-time against Philadelphia and 31-19 against the 76ers in Miami. Miami is a strong 34-17 against the Eastern Conference this season but a dominant 21-4 against the East at home. The Heat are 56-5 over their last 61 games in which they have made 10 or more three-point field goals. Miami has overcome a double-digit deficit 11 times this season to come back and win the game. The Heat have improved to 42-7 on the year when holding opponents below 100 points.
6.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 0.9 APG
Thompson, 23, scored just four points and grabbed two rebounds on Monday night against the Celtics. He has scored just 18 points in the last four games combined after scoring a career-high 18 points against the Brooklyn Nets on April 5th. In one career game against the Heat, Thompson scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds.
4.0 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 0.9 APG
Battier, 35, has not scored in each of his last two games. The last time Battier made a real impact was last Wednesday against the Grizzlies when he scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds in 24 minutes of action. He will likely see more action with LeBron James resting. In 28 career games against the Sixers, Battier is averaging 6.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.