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NBA Game Summary - LA Clippers at Miami



(Thursday, November 7th)

Final Score: Miami 102, LA Clippers 97

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Dwyane Wade had 29 points and seven assists in the Miami Heat's 102-97 triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers.

LeBron James added 18 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Heat, who have won three straight since beginning the year 1-2.

"We made a lot of plays. The intensity, you could see it pick up in the second half," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Chris Bosh, who played for the first time since the birth of his child earlier in the week, finished with 12 points in the victory

Blake Griffin tallied 27 points and 14 boards, Chris Paul registered 11 points and 12 assists and DeAndre Jordan netted 11 points to go with 14 rebounds for Los Angeles, which has dropped back-to-back tilts on the heels of a three-game winning streak.

"I thought in the first half that we dictated the pace. You can see that in the third quarter, they slowed the game down but then we slowed the game down with them," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said.

A pair of Paul free throws staked the Clippers a 68-64 advantage a little past the midway point of the third before the Heat responded with an elongated 27-12 run that bridged into the final frame.

Miami took a 76-73 cushion into the fourth and Wade, who had 11 points in the stanza, had nine during the surge, which was capped on Shane Battier's right corner triple for a 91-80 Heat lead with 7:48 left.

Griffin had six straight LA points during a 6-2 flurry that pulled the Clippers within 99-93 with 1:42 remaining. After Ray Allen and Paul traded buckets, James was called for a travel. Griffin's dunk whittled the gap to 101-97 with 31 ticks to play, but he allowed James to run 15 seconds off the clock without fouling him on Miami's ensuing possession.

James split the pair and Paul missed a trey at the other end to seal the outcome.

Earlier, Los Angeles raced out to a 10-2 start and Willie Green's jumper at the first quarter buzzer gave the Clippers a 31-28 edge after a quarter of play.

The Clippers took a 56-52 spread into the break. Paul had nine helpers in the opening half.

Game Notes

Miami has won 25 of its last 26 regular season games at home dating back to last season ... The Heat have won five in a row in South Beach against the Clippers ... Miami tallied 24 points off 19 LA turnovers.

11/08 01:08:12 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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