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Recap - Heat Defeat Los Angeles 99-90

The Heat got a 39-point performance from LeBron James as Miami handed Los Angeles a 99-90 defeat on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

The Heat were a 2.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 207.5.

Miami got 27 points from Dwyane Wade and another 9 points from Ray Allen. LeBron James contributed 8 assists, while Udonis Haslem cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Los Angeles got 22 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 16 points from Metta World Peace. Steve Nash contributed 7 assists for the Lakers, while Dwight Howard had 16 rebounds.

Miami trailed at halftime, 45-44.

Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-35.

Next game, Miami takes its act home to face Toronto looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head on the road to face Toronto.