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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights

January 17, 2013;  Los Angeles, CA, USA;    Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (15) guards Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) in the second quarter of the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Miami Heat 107-97 in the final game of the team's annual Grammy roadtrip on Sunday afternoon.

The loss sends the Lakers to a mark of 24-28, and 4-3 on the road trip, one in which Mike D'Antoni's squad mustered only one victory over a team with a winning record (Brooklyn).

LeBron James was the star of the show once again, pouring in 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting, while Dwyane Wade contributed 30 points of his own on an identical 12-of-18 shooting from the field.

After two quarters of play the Heat and Lakers were deadlocked at 53, but the Heat outscored the Lakers by five points in both the third and fourth quarters and pulled away thanks to the astounding efforts of James and Wade.

As for the Lakers, Kobe Bryant was his usual, steady self, posting a line of 28 points, nine assists and six rebounds in 37 minutes of work.

Steve Nash and Dwight Howard each managed to score 15 points, but neither found much success scoring the ball in the second half.

One reason the Lakers were unable to compete in the game's closing stages was their inability to rebound.

Miami out-rebounded the Lakers by a mark of 38-29, which is quite concerning when you consider that the Heat entered Sunday's matchup as the league's worst rebounding team.

The Lakers also turned the ball over 14 times compared to just 11 for Miami, and managed just 16 assists on 35 made field goals.

Keep it locked on Bleacher Report for postgame coverage of all things Heat-Lakers.

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