Chris Paul Leads Clippers Over Heat In Overtime

The Clippers are 19-6 in their last 25 home games.

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Clippers Schedule 2012: Chris Paul Hosts Lakers, Nets This Weekend

Chris Paul had the best game of his brief tenure with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night, leading them to an overtime win over the Miami Heat with 27 points, 11 assists, and three steals. Paul and the Clippers hope for more electrifying performances this weekend, as they host the Los Angeles Lakers and New Jersey Nets at Staples Center.

Saturday: Los Angeles Lakers (8-4) at Clippers: The Clippers and Lakers have had similar seasons at home. Both teams lost their home opener to the Chicago Bulls, and both teams haven't lost at Staples Center since. The Lakers are 7-1 at home this year, while the Clippers are 4-1, and are 20-6 in their last 26 home games dating back to last season.

Monday: New Jersey Nets (2-9) at Clippers: Two of the best point guards in the world face off as Paul battles Deron Williams and the lowly Nets in a holiday afternoon affair at Staples Center.

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Clippers Vs. Heat: Chris Paul Leads Clippers To 95-89 Overtime Win

Chris Paul scored 27 points and dished out 11 assists, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 95-89 overtime win over the Miami Heat at Staples Center on Wednesday night. It was the second straight year the Clippers have beaten the Heat in Los Angeles.

Paul only had one turnover on the night, and it came in overtime.

The fourth quarter saw 10 lead changes, capping a wildly exciting night in Los Angeles. Lebron James had two different trips to the free throw line in the final seconds of the fourth quarter that could have tied, then won the game for Miami, but he missed two of four from the charity stripe. For the game, James made just nine of 17 free throws, but have 23 points, had 13 rebounds, and dished out seven assists.

Paul had a transcendent third quarter with 11 points and five assists, helping the Clippers turn a five-point deficit into a one-point lead heading into the final period. Caron Butler scored 10 of his 20 points in that third period.

DeAndre Jordan blocked six shots for the Clippers, including a controversial block of Chris Bosh with 49 seconds remaining that Miami contended was a goaltend. Blake Griffin had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, but struggled in the second half with just four points and six boards.

The Clippers have won four straight home games, and are 20-6 in their last 26 home games, dating back to last season.

Bosh added a double-double for Miami with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Dwyane Wade had 17 points in the loss.

Chauncey Billups scored 12 points for the Clippers, including making three free throws in the final minute of regulation that briefly gave the Clippers a two-point lead. The Clippers are off the next two days before hosting the first-place Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

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Clippers Vs. Heat: Blake Griffin, Chris Paul Combine For 30 Points But Clippers Trail 48-43 At Halftime

Blake Griffin scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds in the first half for the Los Angeles Clippers, who trail the Miami Heat 48-43 at halftime Wednesday night at Staples Center. The Clippers were down 39-28 with 4:53 remaining in the second quarter but closed the deficit to two points with an 11-2 run in the next two and a half minutes. But three missed free throws by Los Angeles in the final two minutes of the half helped Miami stretch the lead.

Chris Paul came out aggressive on the scoring end for the Clippers, with 14 points and four assists in the first half. Paul came into the night averaging 14.6 points per game through the first seven games of the season, his lowest mark of his seven-year career. His season high so far in the season is 20 points, which he has achieved twice.

Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers both led Miami with 11 points, while Chris Both nearly had a double-double with seven points and nine rebounds in the opening 24 minutes. LeBron James scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists in the first half.

The Clippers shot just 37.2% (16 for 43) in the opening half, including three of eight (37.5%) from three-point range. Miami shot 45.9% (17 for 37) and outrebounded the Clippers 27-19 in the opening half.

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Miami Heat Vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Starting Lineups

The Los Angeles Clippers look for their fourth straight home win Wednesday night as they host the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Both teams are coming off road losses Tuesday night. The Clippers beat Miami last season in Los Angeles 111-105, and have beaten the Heat three straight times in Los Angeles.

This is the only meeting of the year between the Heat and Clippers, as the lockout-shortened season has produced a schedule heavier on intra-conference games. Here are the probable starters for Wednesday's game:

Heat (8-2)

Point Guard: Mario Chalmers

Shooting Guard: Dwyane Wade

Small Forward: LeBron James

Power Forward: Chris Bosh

Center: Joel Anthony

James has averaged 23.1 points per game in his career against the Clippers (16 games), his lowest scoring average against any NBA team.

Clippers (4-3)

Point Guard: Chris Paul

Shooting Guard: Chauncey Billups

Small Forward: Caron Butler

Power Forward: Blake Griffin

Center: DeAndre Jordan

The Clippers have sold out 16 straight home games, dating back to last year.

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Clippers Vs. Heat: Game Time, Preview, TV Info And More

The Los Angeles Clippers welcome the Miami Heat to Staples Center Wednesday night in a much-anticipated matchup. The upstart Clippers are in the midst of a tough week that features three playoff teams on their schedule, while the Heat continue their five-game road trip. Here are the relevant details of Wednesday's game:

Records: Clippers (4-3); Heat (8-2)

Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles

Time: 7:30 p.m. PST

TV: ESPN nationally, and Prime Ticket locally

Offensive Efficiency: Clippers, 109.1 points per 100 possessions (fourth in NBA); Heat, 107.1 (seventh)

Defensive Efficiency: Heat, 97.1 (second in NBA); Clippers, 107.2 (25th)

Home Sweet Home: The Clippers have had great success at home, winning their last three games at Staples Center. Dating back to last season, the Clippers are 19-6 in their last 25 home games.

Repeat of Last Season?: Almost exactly one year ago, on January 12, 2011, the Heat came to Los Angeles on a nine-game winning streak to face the 12-24 Clippers. The Clippers blitzed Miami with a 44-point first quarter, building an 18-point advantage after 12 minutes, and held on for a 111-105 win.

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Clippers Welcome LeBron James, Dwyane Wade And The Heat To Staples Center

The Clippers are 19-6 in their last 25 home games.

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