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Dragic lifts Heat past Lakers 92-91

LOS ANGELES (AP) One little floater for Goran Dragic lifted the Miami Heat to a big win.

Dragic scored 30 points, including a go-ahead jumper in the final seconds, and the Heat snapped a nine-game road losing streak with a 92-91 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

Miami trailed 91-90 after Kyle Kuzma made a 3-pointer for Los Angeles with 1:23 left. But Dragic got the lead back for the Heat with a 10-foot floater in the lane. Isaiah Thomas then missed a fallaway jumper for the Lakers, and the Heat grabbed the rebound to close it out.

''It was a tough stretch, but finally tonight the basketball gods were on our side,'' Dragic said.

Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points for Miami, which was coming off an overtime loss at Sacramento on Wednesday night. James Johnson had 12 points, and Bam Adebayo added 11 points and eight rebounds.

The road win left the Heat 15 1/2 games back in the Eastern Conference, in a virtual tie with Milwaukee for seventh. Miami (37-33) has played two more games than the Bucks.

''We thought it was very fitting that this road trip ended on a defensive stop,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. ''That's all we talked about the last 48 hours.''

Miami got some help Friday when the officials reviewed a shot by Dragic that they originally said missed the rim. The Heat called timeout, and the shot clock showed 0.5 seconds remaining. When the replay showed the shot had nicked the rim, the Heat got a full 24 seconds to set up Dragic's winning shot.

''We were definitely fortunate,'' Spoelstra said.

Julius Randle led the Lakers with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Brook Lopez added 18 points, and Kuzma and Travis Wear each had 11.

Thomas went 1 for 9 from the field.

TIP-INS

Heat: With G Dwyane Wade out for a third consecutive game with a sore left hamstring, Miami recalled Derrick Jones Jr. from its G-League affiliate. He has three days of eligibility on his two-way contract and the development league season ends March 24, so he could remain with the Heat for the duration of the season.

Lakers: Kuzma returned after missing the previous game with a sore ankle. ... Lopez was a game-time decision with back tightness. ... F Brandon Ingram, who has missed the last eight games with a sore groin, has been updated to day to day.

HOME SWEET HOME

Salvaging the final game of their three-game road trip lifted the Heat's spirits ahead of their return to Miami, where they are 20-13 this season.

''Every game has playoff implications for us,'' Olynyk said. ''We have to treat every game like a playoff game.

''We really have to go home and take care of business.''

UP NEXT

Heat: Return home to play Denver on Monday.

Lakers: Begin a four-game road trip Monday in Indiana.

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Key Players
G. Dragic
7 PG
J. Randle
30 PF
25.9 Min. Per Game 25.9
15.7 Pts. Per Game 15.7
2.5 Ast. Per Game 2.5
7.8 Reb. Per Game 7.8
44.9 Field Goal % 56.9
44.8 Three Point % 57.0
79.1 Free Throw % 70.3
  Team rebound 0:03
  Isaiah Thomas missed jump shot 0:03
+ 2 Goran Dragic made floating jump shot 0:15
  Defensive rebound by Bam Adebayo 0:20
  Julius Randle missed hook shot 0:23
  Defensive rebound by Julius Randle 0:37
  Josh Richardson missed jump shot 0:42
  Josh Richardson missed jump shot 0:42
  Personal foul on Julius Randle 1:06
+ 3 Kyle Kuzma made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brook Lopez 1:23
  Out of bounds turnover on Goran Dragic 1:33
Team Stats
Points 92 91
Field Goals 36-94 (38.3%) 32-76 (42.1%)
3-Pointers 10-36 (27.8%) 9-19 (47.4%)
Free Throws 10-14 (71.4%) 18-22 (81.8%)
Total Rebounds 52 58
Offensive 12 7
Defensive 31 42
Team 9 9
Assists 23 22
Steals 14 5
Blocks 6 4
Turnovers 11 20
Fouls 18 17
Technicals 0 1
30 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
25 PTS, 12 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Heat 37-33 2525241892
home team logo Lakers 31-38 2426212091
Team Stats
away team logo Heat 37-33 103.4 PPG 41 RPG 23.8 APG
home team logo Lakers 31-38 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
G. Dragic PG 17.3 PPG 4.1 RPG 4.8 APG 45.0 FG%
J. Randle PF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
G. Dragic PG 30 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
J. Randle PF 25 PTS 12 REB 2 AST
38.3 FG% 42.1
27.8 3PT FG% 47.4
71.4 FT% 81.8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Dragic 31 30 5 2 0 0 4 0 10/18 4/7 6/6 0 5 35 0
J. Johnson 24 12 7 5 3 1 0 4 5/12 1/4 1/2 0 7 33 -8
B. Adebayo 34 11 8 2 0 0 0 3 5/10 0/0 1/3 5 3 23 0
T. Johnson 27 6 1 4 2 1 1 1 3/10 0/5 0/0 0 1 17 0
J. Richardson 31 4 8 4 4 0 3 2 1/8 1/3 1/2 4 4 21 -7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Dragic 31 30 5 2 0 0 4 0 10/18 4/7 6/6 0 5 35 0
J. Johnson 24 12 7 5 3 1 0 4 5/12 1/4 1/2 0 7 33 -8
B. Adebayo 34 11 8 2 0 0 0 3 5/10 0/0 1/3 5 3 23 0
T. Johnson 27 6 1 4 2 1 1 1 3/10 0/5 0/0 0 1 17 0
J. Richardson 31 4 8 4 4 0 3 2 1/8 1/3 1/2 4 4 21 -7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Olynyk 24 17 5 0 3 2 2 3 7/14 3/8 0/0 1 4 25 +2
R. McGruder 14 6 2 1 0 1 0 1 3/7 0/1 0/0 1 1 11 -2
W. Ellington 31 4 4 1 1 0 1 2 1/7 1/4 1/1 1 3 10 +9
J. Winslow 19 2 3 4 1 1 0 2 1/8 0/4 0/0 0 3 15 +11
L. Babbitt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Whiteside - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Waiters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mickey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Walton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wade - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 92 43 23 14 6 11 18 36/94 10/36 10/14 12 31 190 +5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Randle 38 25 12 2 1 0 1 4 9/17 0/0 7/9 1 11 41 +6
B. Lopez 32 18 4 2 0 2 2 3 5/10 4/6 4/5 0 4 26 0
K. Kuzma 32 11 8 3 1 0 3 3 5/10 1/3 0/0 0 8 23 +8
L. Ball 38 9 8 8 2 1 3 0 4/15 1/3 0/0 3 5 33 +1
K. Caldwell-Pope 38 6 9 4 1 0 4 3 2/6 0/2 2/2 1 8 20 +3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Randle 38 25 12 2 1 0 1 4 9/17 0/0 7/9 1 11 41 +6
B. Lopez 32 18 4 2 0 2 2 3 5/10 4/6 4/5 0 4 26 0
K. Kuzma 32 11 8 3 1 0 3 3 5/10 1/3 0/0 0 8 23 +8
L. Ball 38 9 8 8 2 1 3 0 4/15 1/3 0/0 3 5 33 +1
K. Caldwell-Pope 38 6 9 4 1 0 4 3 2/6 0/2 2/2 1 8 20 +3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Wear 14 11 2 0 0 0 1 1 3/5 3/3 2/2 0 2 12 -3
I. Thomas 26 5 2 3 0 0 3 2 1/9 0/2 3/4 1 1 10 -9
I. Zubac 7 4 3 0 0 1 2 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 2 6 -5
T. Ennis 11 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 1 2 -6
D. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hart - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Ingram - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bryant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Payton II - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Caruso - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Deng - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Frye - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 91 49 22 5 4 20 17 32/76 9/19 18/22 7 42 173 -5