The Miami Heat will look to continue winning off their recent defensive success with a win over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 pm ET.
Miami (15-6) has won three of four while limiting opponents to an average of 87.8 points after giving up 103.3 over the previous six.
The Heat's latest defensive performance may have been their best of the season as they beat Washington 102-72 on Saturday. They allowed a season low in points while matching their mark for lowest shooting percentage allowed at 37.5.
The Heat have had few issues offensively, leading the Eastern Conference with 103.1 points per game. That may only increase against the Timberwolves (12-10) since Miami has won four in a row in the series while averaging 110.0 points on 52.9 percent shooting.
LeBron James came two rebounds shy of a triple-double in a 103-101 road win in the most recent matchup Dec. 30. He finished with 34 points and 10 assists, including one on Dwyane Wade's game-winning alley-oop assist with 4.6 seconds left.
Wade finished with 19 points, but he's averaging 30.4 over his last nine with the Timberwolves.
Meanwhile, Minnesota is trying to bounce back from Monday's 102-93 loss at Orlando, which snapped its four-game winning streak. The Timberwolves shot 31.9 percent in the final 24 minutes two days after shooting 40.0 percent in the second half of a 114-106 overtime win against Dallas.
Kevin Love had 23 points and 15 boards after missing Saturday's game with the flu, and he'll hope a 10-of-20 shooting night spells the end of a terrible stretch from the floor. Love had shot 30.0 percent over his previous seven games.
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