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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