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NBA Game Summary - Miami at LA Clippers



(Wednesday, February 5th)

Final Score: Miami 116, LA Clippers 112

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - A first-quarter barrage helped the Miami Heat build a seemingly comfortable first half lead, which they were clinging to by game's end.

Good thing Ray Allen was there to bail them out.

Allen scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including a critical 3-pointer with 42.4 seconds left, and the Heat beat the Los Angeles Clippers 116-112 on Wednesday.

Miami led by as many as 19 in the first half, but the Clippers whittled the gap to 109-107 with 1:04 left after DeAndre Jordan threw down an alley-oop and Jordan Crawford hit a step-back jumper.

The Heat, though, responded when Dwyane Wade hit a wide-open Allen in the left corner for his triple.

LA never got within less than four the rest of the way.

LeBron James had 31 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds for the Heat, who snapped a five-game road losing streak to the Clippers. Wade added 14 points and eight assists in the win.

"It's tough to win on the road, it's about finding a way," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We got tested tonight."

Blake Griffin tallied a season-high 43 points to go with 13 boards, while Crawford netted 31 points for Los Angeles, which has dropped three of its last four on the heels of a four-game winning streak.

"I'm happy with the fight we had, that says a lot about our team. We just had too many mistakes. I can't fault the effort from our guys," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said.

Miami made 15 of its first 18 shots from the floor and raced out to a 33-20 lead before settling for a 36-24 cushion after a quarter of play when Shane Battier nailed a straightaway 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The Heat shot 69.6 percent (16-of-23) in the opening frame and set a first- quarter team record with 15 assists on their 16 made field goals.

Allen's technical free throw staked Miami to its 19-point bulge, 43-24, early in the second, but LA got it within 62-55 at the break when Crawford knocked down a deep triple at the horn over the outstretched arms of James.

The Heat extended the margin back to 89-75 after three.

Griffin netted the final eight points of a 10-0 Clippers run, which cut the deficit to 99-97 with 5:14 to go.

Game Notes

The Heat tallied 33 assists on 41 made field goals in all ... Jordan had 16 points and 16 rebounds ... LA outrebounded Miami 52-31 ... Miami shot 52.6 percent (41-of-78) from the floor.

02/06 03:00:58 ET

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Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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