On Friday night, the Miami Heat He will be on the road to take on the Washington Wizards in Washington, DC.
Jimmy Butler will be sidelined for the game with a hand injury, so they will be without their best player.
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The six-time NBA All-Star is coming off another impressive season, averaging 22.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.8 steals per contest in 64 games.
He is shooting 53.9% from the field and 35.0% from three-point range.
The Heat are on their second back-to-back night since beating Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers 129-101 on Thursday in Pennsylvania.
Butler played 29 minutes and had 24 points, three rebounds and six assists.
With the win, the Heat improved to 43-37 in 80 games, the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference (one of the four playoff spots).
They are 6-4 in their last ten games and on a three game winning streak.
That said, the Heat are not a good team on the road, going just 17-23 in 40 games played outside of Miami.
As for the Wizards, they are tied for the 11th seed in the East with the Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic and have a 34-36 record through 80 games.
They are on a four-game losing streak and 18-21 in their 39 home games in Washington, DC.