A huge third quarter helped the Los Angeles Clippers roll to an early season marquee win over the visiting Miami Heat 107-100.
Jamal Crawford led Los Angeles with 22 points on 7-11 shooting from the floor.
LeBron James followed his 38-point performance against Houston on Monday by dropping another 30 against the Clippers but it wasn't enough.
The Heat fell to 6-3 on the season with the loss while the Clippers improved to 6-2.
Biggest Reasons Clippers Beat Heat:
The Heat have a problem defending the perimeter. This was highlighted in dramatic fashion by Jamal Crawford as he toyed with Ray Allen for much of the first half.
Allen is having a tough time covering people and that was exposed by the Clippers.
Eric Bledsoe also scored 12 off the bench against the Heat backcourt while Chris Paul finished with 16.
Los Angeles' balanced attack was too much for Miami to combat with. Blake Griffin joined Crawford over that 20-point plateau while three other Clippers' finished with at least 12.
LeBron scored 30 for the Heat but Miami's next highest scorer (Allen) only totaled 14.
Shout-out to Vinny Del Negro too for his halftime adjustments. Miami was up two points at halftime and eventually got steam-rolled.
The Clippers locked in defensively as a group in the second half and held the Heat scoreless for various stretches in the third quarter.
The Heat's starters combined for 13 turnovers on the night because of that pressure while the Clippers starting group turned it over only seven times.
That difference of six possessions was more than LA needed to secure their fourth victory in a row.
Chris Paul matched his season average of 10 assists to go along with the 16 points he scored. Playing the most minutes of any Clipper (31), Paul led his starting group in plus/minus with a +13 mark for the game.
Blake Griffin was +8 and also grabbed 14 rebounds.
LeBron James finished with a -15 and so did Dwyane Wade.