Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat: Live Scores, Highlights and Analysis
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.
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That's the ballgame, folks. Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 98-87.
LeBron had a monster game, scoring 31 points, to go along with eight rebounds and eight assists.
Pau Gasol had 26 to lead the Lakers.
The Lakers will be in Orlando tomorrow night to take on the Magic. The Heat host the 76ers on Saturday.
Thanks for tuning in tonight.
Miami up by 14 with one minute remaining.
Bryant's steal and dunk cuts the Miami lead to 10...
The Lakers starters have cut a chunk out of Miami's lead. But unfortunately has done nothing more than tire them even more for their game tomorrow. Brown should have taken them out four or five mins ago, imo.
Gasol gets the hoop plus the basket. Now has 26 for the Lakers.
Heat up by 17 with five minutes remaining.
Bryant with the lob to Bynum.. too little too late, unfortunately for L.A.
So, would it have been worse for the Lakers in this game had D-Wade played. or in some weird, psychological way, better?
So I think the Lakers have conceded this one. Rookie Andrew Goudelock is in the game.
Heat lead 87-69 with eight minutes remaining in the game.
Troy Murphy has now scored six fourth quarter points for the Lakers. In other news, the team is still down by 20 points, early in the fourth.
Teams exchange hoops to start the fourth quarter. Heat still maintain 21 point lead.
End of the third quarter, Heat lead by 21, 77-56.
LeBron leading all scorers with 22 points, to go along with six assists and five rebounds.
Gasol with 21 to lead L.A.
Both teams' second units duking it out right now.
With Kobe on the bench, Miami looking for the death blow...
After the Miami score, Lakers instantly turn the ball over on the inbounds. Heat have their biggest lead of the game: 19 points.
LeBron is now on the bench. Maybe the Lakers can chip away at Miami's lead...
Heat have the advantage in shooting, rebounding, assists.
Lakers simply look outmatched at this point. Heat up by 16.
LeBron hits a long jumper. Heat now lead the game by 16.
Lakers finally hitting shots, but they are letting Miami score. Can't trade hoops...
LeBron with the score thanks a beautiful low post move.
Gasol adds another jumper. Heat lead cut to 11. Timeout Heat.
Fisher hits the first shot of the second half, cutting the Heat lead to 13.
Second half underway.
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