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Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers cap off a modern-day NBA rarity — consecutive afternoon residence video gamesonce they host the Miami Warmth on Sunday.
The Clippers began the daytime double with a 113-104 loss Saturday afternoon to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Warmth, in the meantime, wanted the time without work Saturday to shake off the frustration of Friday’s 95-94 loss at Denver that tipped off a six-game journey.


Miami led the sport 94-92 before fouling Nuggets ahead Paul Millsap on a Three-point try with 11.9 seconds remaining. Millsap made all three free throws to provide Denver the lead, and ultimately the win.
You are feeling the feelings proper now,” Warmth coach Erik Spoelstra stated after the sport. “Everyone’s disillusioned when you've the chance to win on the highway like that.”
Taking part in a day recreation on the Staples Heart in Los Angeles is nothing new for the Warmth. They struggled to their sixth-lowest scoring output of the season final yr in a 98-86 loss on a Sunday afternoon in January that allowed the Clippers to brush the two-game season sequence.
The Warmth shot simply 36.9 % total and seven of 27 (25.9 %) on Three-pointers within the defeat.
Miami started this season by scoring 100 or extra factors in three of 4 video games, however has since been held to 97 or fewer in three of 4, shedding three of these video games.
The Warmth are simply Three-5 regardless of having began the season with six of their first seven at residence. That can even out within the subsequent week, with Miami at the moment on a six-game journey.
Miami guard Goran Dragic had a team-high 23 factors and 7 assists at Denver. He has scored at the least 17 factors in all eight video games, and 20 or extra in 5 of the final seven.
After all, a recreation towards the Clippers not means a matchup with Chris Paul. Los Angeles is now beginning Patrick Beverley on the level.
Beverley had 23 factors and Blake Griffin 30 in Saturday’s loss to the Grizzlies.
The distinction within the recreation got here from the bench, as all 4 Grizzlies reserves who performed scored in double figures and mixed for 55 factors, outscoring their Clippers counterparts by 33.
Sunday’s recreation takes on added significance for the Clippers due to Saturday’s loss. It caps a five-game homestand for a staff that, by day’s finish, can have performed seven of 9 at residence.
After a Four-Zero begin that had them wanting down on the champion Golden State Warriors within the standings, the Clippers have misplaced three of 4 on a homestand that ends Sunday.
That stretch included a 141-113 blowout loss to the Warriors on Monday.
Up subsequent for the Clippers: eight of 9 on the highway, beginning with a few Western heavyweights — San Antonio and Oklahoma Metropolis.
“We want they weren’t each at 12:30 (p.m.),” Clippers coach Doc Rivers stated of the weird scheduling. “We talked about them. We are able to’t take into consideration the highway proper now.”
Sunday’s recreation is scheduled within the afternoon in order that the Los Angeles Lakers can host the Grizzlies at evening.
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