Gameday Rundown: HEAT Face Pelicans On Christmas Day
Game starts at 12PM on FOX Sports Sun
Miami HEAT vs New Orleans Pelicans
Friday, December 25th @ 12:00PM
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena
TV: FOX Sports Sun & ESPN
HEAT Live Pre-Game Show: 11:30AM
Radio: 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Espanol)
Uniform: Statement - Red
- The HEAT and Pelicans meet for the first of two matchups this regular season.
- Last season, the teams split the season-series 1-1.
- Miami has won four of the last five against New Orleans at home.
- The HEAT is 19-20 all-time versus the Pelicans during the regular season, including 14-6 in home games and 5-14 in road games.
What to watch for:
- Jimmy Butler (Right Ankle Sprain) and Gabe Vincent (Right Knee) are both questionable to play.
- This marks the 12th time we've played on Christmas Day over the last 16 seasons.
- The last time Miami played on Christmas was in 2015 in a, 94-88, overtime win against the Pelicans.
- We've won our last seven consecutive Christmas Day games and are currently 10-2 (.833) on the holiday, including a perfect 5-0 at home.
- Head Coach Erik Spoelstra has recorded a perfect 7-0 record on Christmas Day, tying Les Harrison (7-0) for the best Christmas Day record in NBA history (minimum five games).
- Jimmy Butler recorded a career-high seven steals in our season opener on Wednesday. It's the most in a season-opener in HEAT franchise history.
|107.0||POINTS PER GAME||113.0|
|113.0||OPPONENT POINTS PER GAME||99.0|
|.447||OPPONENT FG PCT.||.427|
|.350||3-PT FG PCT.||.452|
|43.0||REBOUNDS PER GAME.||45.0|
|41.0||OPPONENT REBOUNDS PER GAME||35.0|
|25.0||ASSISTS PER GAME||30.0|
|11.0||STEALS PER GAME||13.00|
|22.0||TURNOVERS PER GAME||27.0|
|18.0||OPPONENT TURNOVERS PER GAME||21.0|
|2.00||BLOCKS PER GAME||7.00|