Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Los Angeles Clippers (LAC) vs the Miami Heat (MIA) on November 12, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Staples Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers get their sixth straight win after they defeat the Miami Heat after a crucial game at Staples Center.
The Clippers gave all of their efforts throughout the matchup despite trailing a 17-point commanding lead by the Heat. They rallied up in the second quarter and in the third quarter by having a two-digit deficit.
Paul George had a stellar performance as he scored 27 points but only managed to hit 11 of his 25 attempts from the field. Regardless of the rough shooting, “PG13” still delivered big shots late in the game to close the game. After being scoreless in the first half, Reggie Jackson came alive in the second half and registered 22 big points for the team while shooting 7-17.
Eric Bledsoe, the Clipper who played for 40 big minutes, tallied 21 points and made two three-pointers. Zubac added 18 points and 11 boards and sank big free throws late in the game to maintain the team’s lead.
Meanwhile, the Heat played greatly against the Clippers but was not able to deliver the win.
Bam Adebayo continued his incredible outputs from their previous game against the Lakers as he sprinkled 30 points and 11 rebounds for his team while shooting with extreme efficiency, dropping 12 of his 18 attempts from the field. Tyler Herro added 23 points for the Heat but was not able to deliver a single three-pointer in his six attempts from outside the three-point line.
Kyle Lowry exploded in the fourth quarter to keep his team’s hopes alive and maybe send the game to overtime. Lowry drove to the rim and hit three-pointers after three-pointers on the Heat, one of those was a four-point play.
With less than a minute remaining, the Heat find themselves trailing by one point. Lowry stole the ball from the Clippers and passed it to Robinson for an open three-pointer that could have given their team a promising two-point lead, but it was no good.
After that, the Clippers sank down two free throws that gave them a three-point lead. Lowry stepped up again for his team and dropped a lay-up to cut the lead back to one. However, to keep their hopes alive to win the game, the Heat needs to intentionally foul since the shot clock is off. As a result, the Clippers sank another pair of free throws to extend the lead back to three points.
In order for the Heat to have a chance to win the game, they must send the game to overtime. With 3.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Tucker passed the ball from the baseline to the flaming-hot Lowry, but it was unfortunately deflected by Batum, ending the game with a big defensive play.
Clippers vs Heat
40-25; 18-31; 20-30; 31-26
Clippers (112) – George 27, Jackson 22, Bledsoe 21, Zubac 18, Kennard 12
Heat (109) – Adebayo 30, Lowry 25, Herro 23, Martin 7, Tucker 6