The league's top shot blocker, Anthony Davis (3.20 BPG), and the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat have been a dominant team this year, currently holding a 26-8 record. They have looked great over the last 10 games, going 8-2 during the span. On the other end, the Pelicans can gain some ground on the rest of the pack with a win, entering with a record of 15-17. This game is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm EST and FSN-NO and SunSports will be providing coverage of the contest.
The Heat look for another win today after defeating the Raptors, 102-97. With 30 points on 12 for 18 shooting, LeBron James was the game's high scorer. Meanwhile, the Pelicans are feeling some disappointment after the 99-82 loss to the Pacers. Alexis Ajinca had a solid game for New Orleans, recording 17 points along with 7 rebounds and 1 steal.
The aggressive Miami offense might be getting to the charity stripe a lot in this one. They rank fourth in the league at getting to the line (FTA rate of 31.5), while New Orleans is among the NBA's most foul-prone teams (giving up a 28th-ranked FTA rate of 31.5).