Clippers vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Clippers vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Clippers vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Los Angeles Clippers (25-26) play against the Miami Heat (17-17) at FTX Arena

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Friday January 28, 2022

Los Angeles Clippers 114, Miami Heat 121 (Final)

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Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
It was a productive night for the Heat, which moved 1.5 games ahead of the second-place Bulls in the East standings. Oh, the Heat also now holds the NBA’s top team three-point percentage.
Takeaways and postgame reaction from tonight’s win over Clippers miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…12:18 AM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I asked Jimmy Butler about his skill on the defensive end to make those quick doubles when a big turns away, and what he notices to fully commit
Here’s what he said:
@5ReasonsSports pic.twitter.com/0a2kC37EyE11:59 PM

Ralph Lawler @Ohmeomy
Clippers ran out of miracles in a 121-114 loss in Miami. They came from 23-down to get the attention of the Heat, but could not quite get there. Road trip stands at 3-3 with Charlotte and Indiana to come. – 11:56 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler on missing Kyle Lowry: “I think it’s always really important to realize basketball is second, third, if not around that area on people’s list of importance. … I miss him. We all miss him. We want him and his family to be OK.” – 11:38 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
La Spoelstra Nostra
#COTY // #SpoKnows pic.twitter.com/DiS4sI3LFk11:31 PM

Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA
Miami Heat hold on for 121-114 win versus visiting Los Angeles Clippers hothothoops.com/2022/1/28/2290…11:29 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent on his night from three:
“I didn’t even know I put up 12 of them.” – 11:27 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Reminder that Gabe tied his career-high with 7 3s, including 6 in the third quarter.
Check out more from tonight’s win Through the Lens 📸 – 11:27 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Voting is over but we can still push the agenda.
🗣SEND JIMMY TO #NBAALLSTAR pic.twitter.com/VnE7k5bunY11:20 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Friday night’s 121-114 victory over the Clippers. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Another late scramble.
2. Gabe Vincent loads up on threes.
3. Jimmy Butler works the foul line.
4. A Bam Adebayo double-double.
5. Duncan Robinson stroke again sweet. – 11:18 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Bam Adebayo, on missing Kyle Lowry: “It definitely makes it easier on Kyle knowing we’re winning and he has time to focus on his personal reasons. He can take his time.” – 11:17 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Butler, on missing Lowry: “I think it’s always really important to realize basketball is second, third, if not around that area on people’s list of importance. You’ve always got to make sure the family’s good. … I miss him. We all miss him. We want him and his family to be OK.” – 11:17 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
It was another suffocating night on the defensive end, which we love to see, and that’s what sealed the deal after Gabe’s offensive outburst
@CoupNBA has more takeaways from our W over the Clippers ⬇️ – 11:16 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler talks about the late-game situation:
“Dedmon got a tech, his fault. Got a delay of game, his fault.” – 11:11 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Justise Winslow says his baby son, Nico, attended his first game tonight. “I’m kind of speechless. We lost the game, but being able to bring him back in the locker room and take a picture with me, him and his mom … it was a blessing.” – 11:11 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler on Gabe Vincent:
“He’s talking trash to me, as he’s shooting step-back threes.” – 11:11 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Luke Kennard on whether he’d like to participate in the 3-point contest: “That’d be really cool, a really cool thing to do back home… but we’ll see.”
Tyronn Lue on whether he’d like to see Luke in it: “Yes.”
About that:
ocregister.com/2022/01/28/tyr…11:10 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Luke Kennard on Zoom: “For me, I just gotta make the right play, try not to force shots… if they run me off the line I need to put the ball off the floor and make the right play. It happens some nights.” – 11:08 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Bam dominated in the paint and on the boards tonight. Nobody was stopping him 😤 pic.twitter.com/RvfoI62dfj11:08 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo:
“Jimmy had 16 free throws? – 11:05 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Heat fans will argue anything, even when told that Miami is “1-1/2” games up in the East and they want to correct you to “1.5.”
God help me. – 11:04 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
The dunk from Obi will get the RTs but look at how he got it: Faked a dribble handoff, split the defense & went to the rim. That’s not something we see from him much. Can be a really fun, effective move to run with your bigs who know how to read well. Miami runs it w/ Bam a lot. – 11:02 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Duncan has been on a tear lately 🔥
Make that 4 games in a row that he’s shot over 50% from the floor (6-9) and from 3 (4-7). pic.twitter.com/Ctd14jLOrB11:01 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Thank you, #HEATNation! We’re on a roll at home.
Let’s close it out right tomorrow before we hit the road again. 👏 pic.twitter.com/EzKmasA8vg10:55 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ty Lue repeatedly referring to Gabe Vincent’s shooting barrage as the key point of this game.
Case in point: margin of victory (7) matched Vincent’s overall 3-point total. – 10:53 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Domantas Sabonis was key in OKC landing Paul George and in turn landing Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and 100 1st round picks.
And tonight he helped his old team inch closer to landing a top 5 pick.
Domas is a real one. – 10:53 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Gabe Vincent:
“I don’t think there’s many players that would take on his kind of role change.” – 10:51 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
120 must be the magic number ✨
We’ve now won 14 straight games when scoring 120+ points, including 8-0 this season. pic.twitter.com/quIze8qktw10:50 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ty on Zoom: Gabe Vincent’s “[six] 3s really hurt us” Ty says. As did Butlers 16 FTs. “But whatever.” – 10:49 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Chicago loses in San Antonio, Miami now 1-1/2 games clear of the Bulls in the East — and Erik Spoelstra a little bit closer to coaching in the All-Star Game. – 10:48 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Obvious note from this Knicks trip: Cleveland is good. Miami and Milwaukee are really good. – 10:47 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
We’re now 19-1 when we shoot at least 40% from 3.
Tonight, we were 15-34 (44.1%) pic.twitter.com/007QzfGGrj10:45 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: The Heat, which remains in first place in the East, has won 18 of its past 24 games and improved to 18-5 at home this season.
Takeaways and details from tonight’s win over the Clippers miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…10:44 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Seems like neither Darius Bazley nor Tre Mann wanted this layup. pic.twitter.com/hRBp5S6tb110:43 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler, Gabe Vincent ignite Heat past Clippers 121-114 as home roll continues. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…10:42 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#HEATWin final – Miami 121, LA Clippers 114
🔥 Butler: 26pts (16-16 FT), 9asts, 6rebs & 3stls
🔥 Vincent: 23pts (7 3s) & 4rebs
🔥 Adebayo: 20pts, 12rebs & 4asts
🔥 Tucker: 18pts, 5rebs & 2stls
🔥 Robinson: 16pts (4 3s)
🔥 Herro: 11pts, 4rebs & 4asts pic.twitter.com/v0udIQsWCV10:42 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
In other OKC draft picks news, the Clippers finally lost. pic.twitter.com/u0u9eRYZpC10:39 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
No #TGIF Lineup is complete without Gabe Vincent. #WINNING pic.twitter.com/13B4uuHO5T10:39 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
I know you all look forward to important score updates from Uncle Joe … Miami 121 – Clippers 114 … hit it…
youtube.com/watch?v=T7jqJu…10:35 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Miami holds on for once against the Clippers, win 121-114. Gabe Vincent’s 3rd quarter too much for Clippers to overcome considering their own shooting woes (44.6% FGs, 9/35 – 25.7% 3s, 23/32 – 71.9% FTs)
Clippers will continue road trip in Charlotte for a matinee Sunday. – 10:35 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Winderman’s view: Gabe Vincent launches a sonic Kaboom! Plus other Heat-Clippers thoughts. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…10:34 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Clippers rally from 23 down falls short as they drop a 121-115 game to the Heat. – 10:34 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Jimmy Butler: The first 16-for-16 game from the foul line in Heat history, second such game in the NBA this season (Giannis had a 17-for-17). – 10:34 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
FINAL: Heat 121, Clippers 114. Jimmy Butler with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Heat shot 15 of 34 on threes. – 10:33 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
🚨New Piece🚨
Five Takeaways from Heat’s Win Over Clippers
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/five-take…10:33 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers were just here dammit
Two Butler FTs makes it a 119-113 Miami lead.
Lue uses his last timeout with 28.6 seconds left, presumably to set up a Kennard 3 from Biscayne Bay – 10:29 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
would be the most historic week for a team arguably ever if the Clippers pull this comeback off again. – 10:29 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Erik Spoelstra is DEFINITELY challenging out of bounds ruling. Green lights are lit up, and Spoelstra lit up the refs in the process. Winslow slid tackled Herro on the sideline. – 10:25 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Draws the foul, drops the bucket!
📺 @BallySportWest | @coffeyshop_ pic.twitter.com/FV0DODT1QF10:23 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: #Hornets 117, Lakers 114
Miles Bridges 26 pts, 8 rebs, 6 ast
Ish Smith 22 pts, 5 ast
LaMelo 20 pts, 7 rebs, 3 ast
Terry Rozier 20 pts, 7 rebs
Up next: vs. LA Clippers on Sunday – 10:22 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Big time buckets for @Luke Kennard.💪
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/8Qhstem5x210:22 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Bam put a little UMPH on that one 💥 pic.twitter.com/FjIyW8BYUh10:20 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat’s lead down to seven with 3:11 to play. – 10:20 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Miami in bonus last 5:31 of game, and Clippers have one timeout left. – 10:15 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Caris LeVert misses two free throws, Tre Mann makes a 3 on the other end to give OKC a 96-94 lead and then Domantas Sabonis gets called for an illegal pick on Lu Dort. 3:12 left in the game. #Pacers10:13 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Tre Mann continues to create an incredible amount of space with his stepback. – 10:12 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kennard 3 cuts Miami lead down to 104-95 with 6:00 left 👁️ – 10:10 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
A trip to Miami yields this from today before an excellent evening out thestar.com/sports/raptors…10:08 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Tough bucket for @BJ Boston. 😤
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/0ORbD8IBDq10:05 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Highest-scoring quarters by a Heat player, this season:
22 – Kyle Lowry, 4th, 11/11 vs. LAC
20 – Max Strus, 2nd, 12/17 vs. ORL
19 – Bam Adebayo, 1st, 11/11 vs. LAC
18 – Gabe Vincent, 3rd, 12/17 vs. ORL
18 – Gabe Vincent, 3rd, 1/28 vs. LAC – 10:04 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Guess who’s rocking the Prison Mike shoes tonight?
We’ll give you the answer before the end of the game. pic.twitter.com/S7wgDH2o0l10:04 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler hysterically laughing on the sideline nonstop after the turnover
Why is that?
Max Strus got the turnover – 10:02 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
OH MY @Isaiah Hartenstein! 👀
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/44OIijurl710:02 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
18-point third quarters for the Heat, last six seasons:
Tyler Johnson, 2
Gabe Vincent, 2
End of list. – 10:02 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jay Scrubb about to enter for Clippers. Serge Ibaka is only Clipper who has yet to enter the game tonight. Ibaka has played in every game since not making the Utah-OKC trip. – 10:01 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Here’s every 3 Gabe scored in the third quarter because why not pic.twitter.com/9dEvkc96Ou10:00 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Yes, Luke Kennard is 1 for 5 from 3-point range *so far* tonight because that’s what happens when you file a pregame notebook about Luke Kennard’s 3-point prowess. (Sorry?)
Nonetheless, Ty Lue says Luke would ‘do great’ in 3-point contest.
ocregister.com/2022/01/28/tyr…9:57 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Miami leads 96-80 through three quarters.
Gabe Vincent has as many 3s (7/11) as Jimmy Butler field goal attempts. – 9:56 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Clippers down 96-80 to Heat end of third. Clippers once down 23 in third, cut to 11, but now down 16 entering the 4th. – 9:56 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of third quarter: Heat 96, Clippers 80. Miami shot 9 of 14 from three-point range in the period. – 9:55 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat go up 23 in third, lead trimmed to 11, and now up 96-80 going into fourth. Vincent with 21, Butler 20, Robinson 16, Adebayo 13 points and 10 rebounds. Fun for the entire family. – 9:55 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
We have lift off.🚀🚀
📺 @BallySportWest | @Isaiah Hartenstein pic.twitter.com/CqpLapx5WD9:51 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
A sequence of ✨beauty✨.
📺 @BallySportWest | @Luke Kennard pic.twitter.com/YWu1XcKjmc9:49 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Dewayne Dedmon technical foul adds to Clippers run. It’s cold in here – 9:48 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Miami jacked lead to 23 after Robinson 3 off of Martin drive
Clippers go on 10-2 run. They have Miami right where they want them, or things of that nature
(Miami up 87-72 with 2:58 left in 3rd quarter) – 9:47 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Reggie Jackson’s defense continuing to cost him minutes. Gabe Vincent just roasted him in 3Q.
Decent chance Reggie is done for the night. His leash keeps getting shorter. – 9:44 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Gabe’s not missing and that’s fine with us tbh pic.twitter.com/vmGhqvl7rt9:44 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta, currently with 10 blocks and 10 steals, has its first 10+ block, 10+ steal game since 11/16/19 at LA Clippers (11 steals, 10 blocks). – 9:43 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I remember talking with Gabe Vincent during training camp where he told me he altered his jump shot, heavily focused on range and consistency
Man did that happen quick – 9:43 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Gabe Vincent has made SIX threes in the first 6:22 of the third quarter! He has 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting on threes in the game.
Heat leads 82-62. – 9:39 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Gabe Vincent with SIX third-quarter 3-pointers, with 5:37 left in the period. – 9:39 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent drives baseline and made an incredible bounce pass down the baseline to Caleb Martin
Martin drives baseline and makes an incredible bounce pass back down the baseline to Vincent
Three
Then another – 9:39 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
GABE WITH 6 THREES THIS QUARTER GO OFF THEN – 9:39 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Miami up 76-56.
But Tucker is in foul trouble, and Clippers in bonus for last 7:10 of quarter. – 9:37 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent appears to like that right wing tonight – 9:36 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Slammin’ it down in South Beach.
 📺 @BallySportWest | @Ivica Zubac pic.twitter.com/gllkFj4p1D9:36 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Miami scoring much too easily. Doesn’t matter what you shoot when it’s nothing but layups and 3s on the other hand
(RE: shooting remains bad for Clippers)
Miami up 73-54 with 8:09 left in third quarter – 9:35 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Opened the half with a pair of Nnamdi 3s 👌 pic.twitter.com/NbfZrCvrZt9:32 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Gabe Vincent has made three threes in the first 3:13 of the second half. – 9:31 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Coff3y! ☕☔
📺 @BallySportWest | @coffeyshop_ pic.twitter.com/QCkit8l96x9:31 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
📸 Scenes from the first half. pic.twitter.com/X7Cydi8OE89:26 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
excuse us @nba who do we need to speak to about getting Tuck in the #NBAAllStar 3-point contest? pic.twitter.com/nBs7XR44Or9:26 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I’m not comfortable calling PJ Tucker a role player – 9:25 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Miami 57, Clippers 45 | Half | The Heat are a perfect 13 for 13 from the line. Clippers are 13 for 18 from the stripe. – 9:17 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Every Tre Mann attempt looks like the prettiest shot I’ve ever seen. – 9:16 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Up by a dozen at the break pic.twitter.com/Esm5gqvPDl9:14 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Duncan Robinson joins Jimmy Butler (16) and PJ Tucker (13) in double figures with 10 points, and Robinson has made as many 3s (2/4) as entire Clippers team (2/16).
Miami up 57-45 at halftime. Free throws is only reason Clippers are even in some contact. – 9:13 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Clippers trail Heat 57-45 at the half. Nic Batum leads Clippers with 10 points, Eric Bledsoe and Reggie Jackson both have 9. – 9:13 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
You just can’t measure P.J.’s heart, man.
From the rebound to the 3, TOUGH 😤 pic.twitter.com/omr09W8iyw9:13 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Coming in, PJ Tucker had the best 3-point shooting percentage in the league — 46.9% on 128 attempts.
Luke Kennard ranked fourth: 43.9% on 253 attempts.
At halftime tonight, Tucker is 1 for 3. Luke is 0 for 3.
basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA_20…9:12 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Halftime: Heat 57, Clippers 45. Jimmy Butler with 16 points, on five shots …. because of 8-of-8 shooting from the foul line. Clippers shooting 35.7 percent from the field and 2 of 16 on threes. – 9:11 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat 57, Clippers 45 at half. Butler with 16 for Heat. – 9:11 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
COUNT IT AND-1! 💪
📺 @BallySportWest | @Eric Bledsoe pic.twitter.com/GTNamn5thg9:11 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Can we, um, stop the whistles? Already 22 fouls. With Heat playing back-to-back home games, will they be able to clear the building in time? – 9:10 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
PJ Tucker is the Kyle Juszczyk of the NBA – 9:09 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With his 13th point, Jimmy Butler has passed Michael Beasley for 20th on the Heat all-time list. – 9:07 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Clippers shooting just 34.2 percent from the field and 2 of 14 on threes. Los Angeles’ offense hasn’t been good this season, especially without George and Leonard. But the Heat’s defense has also been excellent since Adebayo returned. – 9:07 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Tough move and finish.
📺 @BallySportWest | @Reggie Jackson pic.twitter.com/DVGyulRZOC9:05 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Back-to-back Duncan buckets give us our largest lead so far 👌 pic.twitter.com/CLEaW1n9xz9:04 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
As of this moment, here’s a full list of players with at least 40 3’s in January, shooting .440 or better from beyond the arc:
1. Duncan Robinson.
End of list.
(ok, Anfernee Simons is shooting .438, but that’s not .440) – 9:03 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
It’s a 9-2 Miami run, and they lead 48-35 with 3:11 left in first half.
Clippers are being suffocated right now: 31.4% FGs, 2/13 3s, no fast break points, 8:9 assist-turnover ratio.
And this is with non-Robinson Heat shooting 1/8 from 3. – 9:02 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
the Jimmy – Duncan connection is on point today pic.twitter.com/Hr5EsBIxsg9:01 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
You really can’t take a possession off against Duncan Robinson
One wrong move on a screen and it’s an immediate three
Start ball watching, he will cut immediately and leave you in the dust
Big time stuff – 9:00 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Bam Adebayo’s fourth defensive rebound moved him past Brian Grant and into ninth on the Heat all-time list. – 8:54 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers will spend last 6:13 of first half in bonus. If Miami has a weakness defensively, it’s that they will hack you.
Look at the takeaways they get, I’m sure they don’t mind (but it’s also why they are susceptible to letting teams into games, along with their own giveaways) – 8:54 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Miami leads 35-28 with 6:55 left in first half. They led by as many as 12, so for the 15th time in 19 games, the Clippers have trailed by double digits at some point.
yup – 8:50 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Some more ✨magic✨ from Boy Wonder pic.twitter.com/IfRn9ygPE78:46 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Justise Winslow returns to his original arena and gets the ball down from the shot clock WHAT A GUY – 8:45 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Justise on the Clippers’ propensity to rally: “We get down too much! Nah, we fight, man, we got a lot of resilient guys. We don’t hang our head. We own it. We understand that we can do better … I would love not to get down 35, 14. But everybody in that locker room fights.” – 8:45 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
shooters shoot 🤷‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/APLK0bknEI8:44 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I knew Gabe Vincent made that when I realized he was playing the Clippers – 8:41 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jimmy Butler actually sort of looking for his shots to start this game tonight, scoring 10 points on 4/5 FGs. Butler had 22 points on 7/8 FGs Wednesday vs Knicks. Miami leads 28-19 through one quarter of play. – 8:40 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Miami 28, Clippers 19 | End 1 | The home team is shooting 45.8% (11 for 24). The away team is shooting 31.8% (7 for 22). But the Clippers have not yet trailed by 10. So. – 8:40 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Jimmy with 10 points in the first 12 minutes pic.twitter.com/gvzuqR9Xtl8:39 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of first quarter: Heat 28, Clippers 19. Jimmy Butler with 10 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Clippers shooting just 31.8 percent. – 8:37 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat 28, Clippers 19 at end of one. Butler with 10 points for Heat. Winslow 0 for 3 for Clippers in his first visit back as a Heat opponent. – 8:37 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
This is Justise Winslow’s first game on the floor back in Miami since he was traded to Memphis two years ago. Winslow was inactive when Grizzlies came here last season. – 8:34 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Batum for three. 👌
📺 @BallySportWest | @Nicolas Batum pic.twitter.com/IFubKBEl1Q8:33 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Miami is one of the best teams in the league at takeaways and defensive rebounding. It’s why they’re 4th in the league in net FG attempts.
Clippers are 28th in that category.
It puts a lot of pressure on Clippers to shoot better than Miami. That’s not happening to start tonight – 8:32 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
like a thief in the night pic.twitter.com/JE6xKHso438:31 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Max Strus also in for Heat. – 8:31 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler with 10 early points. Now three from passing Michael Beasley for 20th on the Heat all-time scoring list. – 8:29 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler doing it all again. He has 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in nine minutes. Heat leads 22-15. – 8:29 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Dewayne Dedmon next for Heat. – 8:27 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro again as Heat sixth man. – 8:25 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
🚫 DENIED 🚫
📺 @BallySportWest | @Ivica Zubac pic.twitter.com/lMtt88Jl5S8:21 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
SGA with a drive and kick to Tre Mann.
Fortunately the pass was off the mark and Mann had to chase it down, because it allowed him to set up for that jab stepback 3. – 8:21 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
7-0 Heat run after Clippers got off to a 6-2 start. Both teams have missed 7 of their first 10. But Duncan Robinson has a 3 and Jimmy Butler has a pair of FTs for a 9-6 Miami lead.
6:32 left in opening quarter – 8:21 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Tre Mann step back of the night. – 8:21 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Nice pass by Gabe Vincent after drawing two on the drive to find Bam Adebayo for that basket. – 8:20 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
The French Knight gettin’ us started. 💪
📺 @BallySportWest | @Nicolas Batum pic.twitter.com/OcLhP3bbBL8:19 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
PJ Tucker bailing Miami out in the first quarter now instead of the fourth – 8:18 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Slow start for the Heat. 0-of-5 shooting with three turnovers. – 8:16 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Heat mixing in some switching and drop to start this one off
The offense on the other hand… – 8:15 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The Thunder starters
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Josh Giddey
Tre Mann
Lu Dort
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
Interesting… – 8:01 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters vs. Pacers
– SGA
– Giddey
– Mann
– Dort
– Robinson-Earl – 8:00 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
No more waiting. The time is now. 🕗 pic.twitter.com/edSViTCX3v8:00 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Back in business. 💼
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/NVkEcLzfz18:00 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Justise Winslow is currently throwing the ball 10 rows deep into the crowd during warmups and then asking fans to pass the ball back to him for the shot. Having some fun in his return to Miami. – 7:57 PM
Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick
Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers Pregame Show youtu.be/NWOfgnDh5Ns via @YouTube7:54 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Clockin’ in. ⏰
🕖 5:00PM PT | 📺 @BallySportWest pic.twitter.com/9gn741RsmO7:52 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Jimmy Butler is currently having a season that only the following players have done before
-Larry Bird
-Magic Johnson
-Michael Jordan
-LeBron James
-James Harden
@CoupNBA shows what has Jimmy heading towards a potential #NBAAllStar appearance and All-NBA Team – 7:47 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
After a week of a lot of Lakers fans here Sunday, a lot of Knicks fans here Wednesday . . . not so many (any?) Clippers fans here tonight. Clippers take the court to indifference. – 7:47 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Clippers tonight starting against Heat: Terance Mann, Nicolas Batum, Ivica Zubac, Amir Coffey, Reggie Jackson. – 7:44 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
#ClipperNation from coast to coast. 🌊 pic.twitter.com/DcLKGhN3fl7:41 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Game 51
LAC
Terance Mann
Nicolas Batum
Ivica Zubac
Amir Coffey
Reggie Jackson
MIA
Jimmy Butler
P.J. Tucker
Bam Adebayo
Duncan Robinson
Gabe Vincent – 7:40 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Feels like a Bam Adebayo game tonight
Even though they’re facing drop, this isn’t a Knicks defense that has guards dying on every screen with DHO’s for Duncan Robinson
They’re going to try and take him out
{Enter Bam on the pocket pass} – 7:35 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler (toe) is good to go tonight, starting alongside Bam Adebayo, P.J. Tucker, Duncan Robinson and Gabe Vincent. – 7:32 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
It’s official: Jimmy Butler is playing tonight. He’s in his usual spot in the Heat’s starting lineup, alongside Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, P.J. Tucker and Bam Adebayo. – 7:31 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Back in #MiamiMashup 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ErVPZYvR847:30 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
I can’t believe how good Franz Wagner has been this season. Thought his peak would look similar to Nic Batum, and he’s going to be better than that. Always fascinating to see guys exceed expectations like this – 7:22 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#HEATTwitter, y’all get to decide ⬇️
@socios // @Miami Heat7:10 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Get the 411 for tonight’s contest.
#GetItLocked | @betwayusa7:00 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
P.J. Tucker on Jimmy Butler: “To me, I think he’s one of the most unselfish superstars in the NBA.” miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…6:50 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Heat snubbed in All-Star vote? Eye-opening results with Cheatham, Garrett, Oladipo, Haslem say otherwise. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…6:45 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — ASK IRA: Does Tyler Herro’s future have to be as Heat starter? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…6:45 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ty Lue on Zoom on Luke Kenn– no, Terance Mann: “We stay on him about turning down shots — especially the open ones.”
Luke, too, though he said. – 6:39 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#LACvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Coach Spo says Jimmy Butler (toe) will warm up with the intent to play in tonight’s game vs the Clippers. – 6:22 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Erik Spoelstra calls the Clippers: “Extremely hard-playing.” Notes they play through the buzzer… and tells @YoungNBA that Amir kick-started himself against the Heat last season when he went 5 for 6 for 15 points in a 125-118 (undermanned) Clipper win. – 6:20 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Three years ago: Victor Oladipo has surgery in Miami to repair a ruptured right quad tendon.
He played just 28 more games with the Pacers, then was dealt to Houston, then Miami. – 6:20 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Erik Spoelstra says that Jimmy Butler will warm up with the intention to play tonight vs Clippers. – 6:18 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Jimmy Butler will go through warmup with intention to play according to Erik Spoelstra. – 6:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra says Jimmy Butler will warm up with the intention to play tonight vs the Clippers
@5ReasonsSports6:18 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra says Jimmy Butler (toe) “will warm up with the intention to play.” – 6:17 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra says Jimmy Butler will warm up with the intention to play tonight. Butler was listed as questionable with left big toe irritation. – 6:17 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Fred VanVleet listed as questionable with right-knee soreness for Saturday, when the Raptors play at Heat. – 6:11 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Capturing his life journey into a sneaker, PJ Tucker discusses his new “Out Tha Mud” @Converse Pro Leather collab.
“I don’t think that there’s any quote or saying that represents me more than that,” he said.
On @Boardroom: https://t.co/NBdP0PP1r0 pic.twitter.com/QwG7ADCTop5:36 PM

Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick
Follow @Brady Hawk and @tropicalblanket at the Heat-Clippers game tonight
All the usual @5ReasonsSports content
#BeforeFloor
@5OTF_
#PostUp5R5:25 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Knicks fan says Julius Randle had him ejected in Miami for light heckling: ‘You know you’re -34 right now, right?’ nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…5:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
If one 6th man is having a solid year in his role, in Kevin Love
And the other is averaging close to 7 more points a game and is being considered for an All Star appearance, in Tyler Herro
It’s not close – 4:25 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
The Miami Heat are sending a clear message this year: DON’T SLEEP ON US! #TheVoidNBA
📺: https://t.co/De4JUMiLWW pic.twitter.com/nahXcMociW4:05 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Jorginho & @masonmount_10 stopped by for a little of that #HEATCulture pic.twitter.com/VeM95M6h0u3:57 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
P.J. Tucker explains Heat’s ‘good energy’ and how Jimmy Butler has set the tone for it all miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, Justise Winslow speaks ahead of his return to Miami – 3:38 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs vs. Heat on Feb. 3 at AT&T Center will be broadcast on CW35/GOAI-TV, Spurs announce. – 3:24 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors list VanVleet as questionable for Saturday in Miami.
He was a participant in practice today and had this to say after:
“It’s not really the minutes, per se, it’s just the load, what I’m asked to do out there every night, my responsibility to this team …
1/2 – 3:04 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Fred VanVleet (right knee soreness) is questionable for tomorrow’s game in Miami, while Khem Birch (nose fracture) remains out.
The Heat host the Clippers tonight, and Kyle Lowry will miss his 6th straight game due to a personal matter. – 3:00 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Fred VanVleet is listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game in Miami. – 2:58 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat snubbed in All-Star vote? Eye-opening results with Cheatham, Garrett, Oladipo, Haslem say otherwise. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Also: Chris Bosh checks in on Mario Chalmers in G League. – 2:30 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Magic guard Cole Anthony has been fined $25,000 for directing profane and derogatory remarks toward a game official, the league announced.
The incident happened in Wednesday’s loss to the Clippers. – 2:02 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Latest odds have Mavericks at 40/1 to win championship. Ties them with Nuggets and Clippers for the 11th best odds to win it all. – 2:01 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
The last time Rafa won the @AustralianOpen in 2009:
– Daniil Medvedev was 12
-Fed double-bageled Delpo in the quarters
-Novak retired vs. Roddick with ‘heat illness’
-Rafa beat Roger in 5 in the final pic.twitter.com/Wpl4B7971C2:00 PM

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