Miami plays Los Angeles, aims for 5th straight home win
Los Angeles Clippers (25-25, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (31-17, first in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami hosts Los Angeles aiming to continue its four-game home winning streak.
The Heat are 17-5 in home games. Miami has a 3-5 record in games decided by less than 4 points.
The Clippers are 10-13 in road games. Los Angeles is eighth in the league in 3-point percentage, shooting 36.0% as a team from deep this season. Isaiah Hartenstein paces the team shooting 50.0% from 3-point range.
The two teams play for the second time this season. The Clippers defeated the Heat 112-109 in their last meeting on Nov. 12. Paul George led the Clippers with 27 points, and Bam Adebayo led the Heat with 30 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler Herro is averaging 20.7 points and four assists for the Heat. Duncan Robinson is averaging 3.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.
Reggie Jackson is scoring 16.5 points per game and averaging 3.4 rebounds for the Clippers. Amir Coffey is averaging 15.0 points and 4.2 rebounds over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 8-2, averaging 111.4 points, 43.5 rebounds, 27.9 assists, 8.3 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.1 points per game.
Clippers: 6-4, averaging 107.4 points, 44.8 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.3 points.
INJURIES: Heat: Victor Oladipo: out (right knee), Markieff Morris: out (reconditioning), KZ Okpala: out (wrist), Kyle Lowry: out (personal).
Clippers: Marcus Morris Sr.: out (personal), Paul George: out (elbow), Kawhi Leonard: out (right knee), Jason Preston: out (foot).