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Miami Heat play Charlotte Hornets in a must win game

The Miami Heat take on the Charlotte Hornets in one of the NBA games on Wednesday, starting time at 7:00 PM ET, at Spectrum Center.

The Miami Heat (37-40) are riding in the two-game losing streak including a 116-113 loss to the Denver Nuggets in which Goran Dragic scored 22 points in 8-for-15 shooting from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line. If the playoff starts today, the Heat are out.

On the season, the Heat are averaging 102.8 points, 43.6 rebounds and 21.2 assists per game. Defensively, the Heat are yielding 102.0 points per game against the opposing teams.

Seven players are averaging at least 10.6 points per game for Miami, they are: Dragic (20.2), Hassan Whiteside (16.8), Dion Waiters (15.8), Tyler Johnson (13.7), James Johnson (12.5), Justise Winslow (10.9) and Wayne Ellington (10.6) per game. Dragic leads in three major statistical categories: points, assists (5.9), steals (1.2) per game. Whiteside leads in rebounds with 14.0 and in blocks with 2.1 per game.

The Charlotte Hornets (36-42) are coming from a 118-111 loss to the Miami Heat in which Kemba Walker scored 37 points in 13-for-25 shooting from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line.

On the season, the Hornets are averaging 105.6 points, 43.8 rebounds and 23.2 assists per game. Defensively, the Hornets are yielding 104.6 points per game against the opponents.

Six players are averaging at least 10.4 points per game for the Hornets, they are: Walker (23.2), Nicolas Batum (15.0), Frank Kaminsky (11.9), Marvin Williams (11.3), Marco Belinelli (10.7) and Cody Zeller (10.4). Walker leads in scoring while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist leads in rebounds. Batum leads in assists with 5.9 and in steals with 1.1 per game.

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