LeBron James dominates as Heat rout Clippers 111-89
LeBron James had another stellar shooting night Friday as the Miami Heat were able to blow out the visiting Clippers. The teams concluded their season series at one apiece.
The Heat made seemingly easy work out of the Clippers even though they were without Ray Allen and Chris Bosh, who missed the game due to the flu, reports ESPN.
James finished with 30 points and six assists. He scored consistently from the perimeter and was a perfect six-for-six at the half. Dwayne Wade complimented with 20 points and seven assists.
The AP reports that the Clippers have now lost four of their last six in what has been a tough eight game road trip so far. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Chauncey Billups all returned from injuries after each missing multiple games. Paul, who started after missing 12 games, only had three points and two assists in his 20 minutes on the floor. Billups, playing in only his fourth game this season, had seven points in 15 minutes.
L.A. never came close after the half as Miami extended the lead to an even wider margin, leading by as many as 29-points. Most of the Clippers starters were stagnant from the field, meanwhile Heat forwards Shane Battier and James both shot 4-5 from behind the arc, helping the team to a 55-percent 3-point shooting night.