MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 28 factors to guide the Miami Warmth previous the depleted Los Angeles Lakers 110-104 on Thursday evening.
Victor Oladipo had 18 factors and Tyler Herro completed with 15 factors for the Warmth, who bounced again from Tuesday’s 12-point residence loss towards Memphis.
Miami went on a 9-2 run late within the fourth interval and took a 104-94 lead with 2:14 remaining on Butler’s two technical free throws following Markieff Morris’ ejection for arguing with the officers.
The Lakers lower it to 106-100 on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s 3-pointer with 29 seconds remaining. Butler’s 4 throws on Miami’s subsequent two possessions secured the win.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 28 factors, together with 6 of 11 3-pointers.
Lately acquired Andre Drummond returned from a four-game absence and had 15 factors and 12 rebounds for the Lakers. Drummond harm his proper large toe in his Los Angeles debut March 31.
The Lakers continued with out injured LeBron James and Anthony Davis. James missed his 10th consecutive sport due to a sprained ankle and Davis has sat out the final 24 contests with a calf pressure. Ahead Kyle Kuzma additionally was sidelined Thursday with a calf pressure.
Lakers: Guard Talen Horton-Tucker served his one-game suspension, handed down by the NBA earlier Thursday for his function in an altercation towards Toronto in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday. … The Lakers managed to get three nights in Miami on this journey. They arrived late Tuesday evening and stayed Wednesday and Thursday. They had been scheduled to fly to Newark, New Jersey, on Friday afternoon for video games towards Brooklyn and New York.
Warmth: Miami started capturing penalty free throws simply 4:31 into the primary interval. By the point the Lakers tried their first free throw with 54 seconds remaining within the quarter, Miami had transformed 15 of 16 from the road.
Miami accomplished the signing of heart Dewayne Dedmon, whose most up-to-date NBA look was in March 2020 with Atlanta. Dedmon had been present process COVID-19 testing and is now eligible to play. He’s signed for the remainder of the season, and Miami nonetheless has some cap room left for an additional signing earlier than the playoffs.
Lakers: At Brooklyn on Saturday.
Warmth: At Portland on Sunday.