Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical:

Lakers-Heat Preview

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The Miami Heat will try to keep their five-game hot streak going when they challenge the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. With a 13-15 record, the Lakers need to win games more consistently to make a playoff push. On the other end, the Heat have played exceptionally well this season and sport a record of 21-6. This game will begin at 5:00 pm EST and it will be covered by ABC.

After their blowout 117-90 loss to the Suns, the Lakers are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Jodie Meeks was the best player for the Lakers, scoring 18 points while adding 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The Heat, meanwhile, are coming off an exciting win against the Hawks, 121-119. LeBron James led the game in scoring by posting 38 points on 16-for-28 shooting from the field.

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