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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Remember when Chris Paul and Chris Bosh were struggling earlier this game? Yeah, neither do they.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Too soon?!?

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Something to potentially keep an eye on: Lance Stephenson is beginning to really annoy Chris Bosh. May end up waking a sleeping Bear, considering Bosh opened 1-of-12 from the field.


Wade goes spin cycle for a layup

Dwyane Wade makes a couple of spins around the Clippers defense for two points and the foul.

Wade's spin cycle layup (0:25)

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Old is new outside Levi's Stadium. Bye bye St. Louis, hello LA.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers just looked over and tells us "Y'all going to miss the Super Bowl if they keep (intentionally) fouling."

Clippers take lead on Heat at halftime

After a cold-shooting first quarter, the Clippers came alive in the second, going 11-for-19 from the floor, including 5-of-8 from 3, capped by a J.J. Redick triple late to take a 46-45 lead. Live on ABC, WatchESPN

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Paul runs four straight pick-and-roll plays to isolate Hassan Whiteside and expose the fact he wouldn't dare step out to defend. Doc Rivers yells "Keep doing it until they stop it, damn it." Spoelstra responds by putting Bosh back in the game. Doc sees Bosh at scorers table and says they're getting a mobile big in the game. Bosh tells Doc, "I ain't a big any more. Though y'all knew that."


Whiteside follows through with authority

Heat center Hassan Whiteside knew what to do with this offensive rebound: slam it down with emphasis.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers, Sam Cassell and Mike Woodson might be the coolest coaching staff trio in the league. Y'all should have seen the way they collectively strutted into that timeout after the Clippers went on a reserve-led run to cut the deficit to 29-28.

Whiteside throws down putback jam (0:09)
Whiteside with the monster jam (0:06)

Heat, Clippers starting out cold

The Heat are shooting just 36.4% and put up 19 points in the first quarter, but they lead the Clippers by 4, as L.A. missed 14 straight field goals at one stretch. In particular, Chris Paul went 0-for-7 from the field in the opening quarter. Live on ABC, WatchESPN

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers just told the referee in advance that the Clippers would be intentionally fouling Hassan Whiteside seconds before it happened. Sort of like he was ordering from a menu. Doc then turns to scorers table and sarcastically jokes, "Y'all like this intentional fouling stuff? Well, me too."

Deng goes hard to the rim (0:10)

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry not just a shooter. Neither is JJ Redick, showing off some handles ahead of LAC-MIA on ESPN 2 pm ET.

Doc Rivers confirms son out 4-6 weeks (1:05)

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers confirmed before Sunday's game against the Miami Heat that son and Clippers guard Austin Rivers will miss 4-to-6 weeks to recover from a broken bone in his hand. Rivers discuses the limited options moving forward with his depleted rotation.

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Watch: Clippers (33-17) at Heat (29-22)

The Clips have won 5 of their last 6, and the Heat have also won 6 of 7. L.A. will be playing without Blake Griffin, but it's 16-4 this season without the forward. Live on ABC, WatchESPN

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers center Roy Hibbert and forward Julius Randle both sprained their left ankle against the Spurs. X-rays on both players were negative, the Lakers said. It's unclear if either player will be available to play Monday at Indianapolis.

Lakers fall in Kobe's final game in San Antonio (1:22)