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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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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
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
 
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 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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