Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat: Live Scores, Highlights and Analysis

Joshua SextonSenior Analyst IIJanuary 19, 2012

Welcome to the live blog for tonight's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. It's games like these that I say thanks to the basketball gods for making sure the lockout ended.

The Lakers and Heat enter tonight's game with records of 10-5 and 9-4, respectively. It was announced earlier today Dwyane Wade would be sitting out tonight's game, nursing his sprained right ankle. Also, after being sent home from today's shootaround because of illness, LeBron James is a game-time decision for tonight's showdown with Kobe Bryant and Co.

We will start the live blog at 7:45 P.M. ET and tip-off is set for 8:00.

To get ready for tonight's game, click here for my preview piece.