The Los Angeles Clippers made a trip to Florida on Sunday to take on the Miami Heat. Blake Griffin’s first dunk of the day was a wake up call, and it looked like the home team might be in trouble. Fortunately, the Heat woke up in the second half to reveal Los Angeles’ lack of focus and offensive play. What started off as a promising start in the team’s second game of an 11-game road trip ended in a 97-79 routing after regulation time. Vegas odds.
The Magic [37-14] got off to a sluggish start, but found a spark in the fourth quarter on an 18-4 run. Chris Bosh contributed 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, while Eddie House put up 15 points and 4 rebounds. Player of the game Dwayne Wade had 28 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists to help push the team to its sixth straight win. While a number of players were influential in the game, none left their mark like House. The SG followed his Flagrant-2 fouling of Griffin on a fast break, which was then luckily changed to a Flagrant-1, with two quick three-pointers to extent their lead to 91-67 with 4:21 left on the clock. It looks like the Heat have gotten their heat back. Betting lines.
It seems as if the Clippers [19-31] are not an early bird team. The game being moved to an earlier time to avoid conflict wit the Super Bowl was not an advantage for L.A. The team kept up with Miami, but displayed poor performances offensively and from the bench. Even Clippers coach Vinny DelNegro admitted, “We’re just not deep enough now to go through those lulls”. Hopefully the Clippers will turn things around for the rest of their 11-game road trip to end this month. See how they fare at www.scoreandodds.com, where the best online betting information on all of your favorite sports can be found. Sports scores.