Miami 111, L.A. Clippers 89

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 8, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 19902

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 29 21 18 21 89
Miami 30 32 31 18 111

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 35-17 20-5 15-12 L1
Miami 33-14 21-3 12-11 W4

Recap


Heat 111, Clippers 89: LeBron James erupted for 30 points in 31 minutes as undermanned Miami easily handled visiting Los Angeles.

James shot 9-of-11 from the field and is connecting at a 72.9-percent clip during Miami's four-game winning streak. Dwyane Wade added 20 points despite battling a flu that knocked starting forward Chris Bosh and key reserve Ray Allen out of the lineup.

DeAndre Jordan's 17 points paced the Clippers while point guard Chris Paul was held to three points in his return from a knee injury. Paul, who had missed 12 of the previous 14 games, shot 1-of-5 with two assists and three turnovers in 20 minutes.

James' 15 points and a dominant second-quarter effort put Miami ahead 62-50 at the break, and the Heat needed little time to expand on their advantage in the second half. James scored the first seven points of a game-breaking 14-0 run early in the third quarter, and Mario Chalmers added a pair of 3-pointers to send the Heat into the fourth ahead 93-68.

With the majority of the starters stapled to the bench for the entire fourth quarter, Norris Cole's layup made it a 30-point game with nine minutes remaining. Miami cruised from there despite getting just one made field goal the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Clippers G Chauncey Billups (foot) was back in the lineup for the first time since Dec. 3. Billups finished with seven points and four assists in 16 minutes. ... James connected on four of five 3-point attempts for the Heat, who finished 15-of-27 from beyond the arc. ... Los Angeles PF Blake Griffin had 13 points in 24 minutes after missing the previous two games with a strained hamstring.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Miami
DeAndre Jordan 17 Scoring LeBron James 30
Eric Bledsoe 6 Assists Dwyane Wade 7
Ryan Hollins 8 Rebounds Rashard Lewis 7
Blake Griffin 3 Free Throws Made LeBron James 8
Matt Barnes 2 Steals Dwyane Wade 4
Lamar Odom 2 Blocks Joel Anthony 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 89 44.2 7-16 14-19 23 35 5 9 19
Miami 111 52.9 15-27 24-32 22 36 4 11 14

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Heat have a W/L % of .656 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against New York . The Clippers have a W/L % of .806 after a win and .375 after a loss.