Last call for beer. Heat 76, Lakers 73 after 3Q. Whiteside with 10 points and 16 rebounds. Wade 18 pts. Dragic 16 pts, 5 asts.
Al final del tercer cuarto: Lakers 73, Heat 76. Los laguneros cerraron con un parcial que les permitió mantenerse a tiro.
Heat 76, Lakers 73 going into fourth. Heat had been up 10 in third.
I get why Whiteside was mad, but bad move getting a T at this stage of a tight game. Heat feel like they're on the brink of running away.
Heat making most of early bonus in third vs. Lakers, now 22 of 27 from line compared to 5 of 8 by Lakers.
It wouldn't be a Heat game without someone falling for that pump-fake
This is the Heat's biggest lead of the night at 65-59 midway through the third quarter.
Dwyane Wade spin move on Wayne Ellington for baseline dunk. Heat 65, Lakers 59. 5:18 3Q.
WAYNE ELLINGTON TRIED TO DUNK ON THE HEAT. NICE TRY.
A quick Heat run has the home team back in front, capped by a Whiteside swat and ensuing Dragic layup to make it 57-55 Heat. T.O., LAL.
Wade with a deep TD pass to Dragic. Heat up 57-55 on Lakers.
With 9:58 left in third period, Heat will be in bonus the rest off the quarter.
Lakers 51, Heat 46 at halftime. Lakers shooting 58 percent. Whiteside with nine points and eight rebounds.
Lakers 51, Heat 46 at half. Heat allowing Lakers to shoot .579 from field.
HALF: Lakers 51, Heat 46. Abysmal defense by Miami as LA shoots 58%, scores 32 in the paint & gets 10 fstbreak points. Whiteside has 9p, 8r.
Victor Oladipo with the "heat check" 3 - yep, he's hot - 11-of-19 and 3-for 6 from three - 27 points with 9:53 to play in 4th
La última vez que los Lakers enfrentaron a Miami el Heat fue el que había hecho gran parte del daño en la zona pintada. Buena revancha.
Henry Walker is like the Heat's JR Smith.
End Q1: Heat 28, Lakers 25. Miami shooting 45% after a rough start. Deng has 9p.
Heat lead the Lakers 28-25 at the end of the first quarter. Deng with a team-high 9 points, Whiteside has 7 points and 7 rebounds.
Lakers trailing 28-25 to Heat after 1st Q Ellington & Clarkson have combined for 12 points
Heat 28, Lakers 25 at end of first. Deng with nine points, Whiteside seven and seven.
Clarkson continues to play well, his 2nd assist getting Davis a dunk, and Lin got him a layup (3rd assist) on the next trip. Heat up 27-25.
The Heat fans (who have filled half an arena) give Goran Dragic a standing ovation for diving after & retrieving a loose ball.
Boozer's 3rd bucket came on Lin's 2nd assist upon checking in, putting LAL back on top at 20-19 into a 20-second Heat time out.
Henry Walker yet again first player off Heat bench.
Whiteside dunk with an assist from Dragic. Heat 17, Lakers 15 5:08 1Q.
After a timeout, Heat have gone on a 11-2 run as they lead Lakers, 15-13.
As a way to confuse the Heat, Carlos Boozer/Robert Sacre are strategically wearing gold sleeves on their right arms. It's working so far.
Four minutes into the game, Heat call a timeout as Lakers take an early 11-4 lead. Wayne Ellington has five.
Heat start 2/7 FGs and they're down 11-4 at the 8:28 mark of Q1.
Lakers off to an 11-4 start over Heat. Getting defensive stops & pushing pace
Empty seats at American Airlines Arena as Heat fans are either late or rooting for LeBron and the Cavaliers.
DON'T BEAT THE HEAT*
All 6 teams in scrum for last 2 East spots playing tonight: Heat vs LAL, BKN vs CHA, IND at NY, BOS vs UTA, DET at NO http://t.co/g1QxlW3sWx
Heat are 3rd-worst Q3 team in the NBA at an average differential of -3.0 points. Knicks & Lakers are slightly worse.
Stuckey starting to heat up. Has hit a couple long J's with a hand in his face.
Heat get 29% of possible offensive rebounds when Whiteside on the court. No team in the league is doing better than that for the season.