Through 3 Quarters
Only one more quarter stands between the Miami Heat and the win they were favored to collect going into this night. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 96-80.
Small forward Jimmy Butler has led the way so far for Miami, as he has 20 points and eight assists in addition to six rebounds. One thing to keep an eye out for is P.J. Tucker's foul situation as he currently sits at four.
Los Angeles hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 14 points or fewer.
they have lost 78% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Los Angeles @ Miami
Current Records: Los Angeles 25-25; Miami 31-17
What to Know
The Los Angeles Clippers are 10-3 against the Miami Heat since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Friday. Los Angeles is on the road again on Friday and plays against Miami at 8 p.m. ET Jan. 28 at FTX Arena.
The Clippers beat the Orlando Magic 111-102 on Wednesday. Los Angeles' small forward Amir Coffey filled up the stat sheet, picking up 19 points and five assists in addition to six rebounds.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between Miami and the New York Knicks on Wednesday was still a pretty decisive one as Miami wrapped it up with a 110-96 win at home. Small forward Jimmy Butler and shooting guard Duncan Robinson were among the main playmakers for the Heat as the former had 22 points and five assists along with six boards and the latter shot 7-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with 25 points.
Los Angeles is expected to lose this next one by 8. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.
Their wins bumped the Clippers to 25-25 and Miami to 31-17. We'll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when Los Angeles and Miami clash.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: FTX Arena -- Miami, Florida
- TV: Bally Sports SoCal
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $38.18
The Heat are a big 8-point favorite against the Clippers, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Heat, as the game opened with the Heat as a 5.5-point favorite.
Los Angeles have won ten out of their last 13 games against Miami.
- Nov 11, 2021 - Los Angeles 112 vs. Miami 109
- Feb 15, 2021 - Los Angeles 125 vs. Miami 118
- Jan 28, 2021 - Los Angeles 109 vs. Miami 105
- Feb 05, 2020 - Los Angeles 128 vs. Miami 111
- Jan 24, 2020 - Los Angeles 122 vs. Miami 117
- Jan 23, 2019 - Los Angeles 111 vs. Miami 99
- Dec 08, 2018 - Miami 121 vs. Los Angeles 98
- Dec 16, 2017 - Miami 90 vs. Los Angeles 85
- Nov 05, 2017 - Miami 104 vs. Los Angeles 101
- Jan 08, 2017 - Los Angeles 98 vs. Miami 86
- Dec 16, 2016 - Los Angeles 102 vs. Miami 98
- Feb 07, 2016 - Los Angeles 100 vs. Miami 93
- Jan 13, 2016 - Los Angeles 104 vs. Miami 90
Injury Report for Miami
- Jimmy Butler: Game-Time Decision (Toe)
- Kyle Lowry: Out (Personal)
- KZ Okpala: Out (Wrist)
- Chris Silva: Out (Not Injury Related)
- Markieff Morris: Out (Covid-19)
- Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for Los Angeles
- Marcus Morris: Out (Personal)
- Jason Preston: Out (Foot)
- Paul George: Out (Elbow)
- Kawhi Leonard: Out (Knee)