2018-19 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT vs Lakers
HEAT vs Lakers
Dec. 10, 2018
LOSS: 108-105
While Justise Winslow had been playing extremely well entering the night, his performance against the Lakers took the cake. Why’s that? Well, the forward recorded a career-high 28 points and six made threes in a marquee matchup. And even though two of those triples came in the fourth, Winslow really impressed in the second quarter with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting thanks to some tough finishes inside and three treys. In addition to his 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting, including 6-of-10 from distance, Winslow also had seven boards, two assists and a steal.

Lakers vs HEAT
Lakers vs HEAT
Nov. 18, 2018
LOSS: 113-97
After knocking down a bunch of threes in the game prior, Josh Richardson did the bulk of his damage off the dribble against the Lakers thanks to some nice screens from his teammates. And while Richardson continued to put his head down and attack the basket in the fourth, he was ejected about midway through the period after throwing his shoe into the stands. In all, J. Rich had 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, six boards, three assists and a block.

2017-18 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT vs Lakers
HEAT vs Lakers
March 16, 2018
WIN: 92-91
After two fantastic outings against Portland and Sacramento earlier in the week, Goran Dragić was at it again in Los Angeles. While Dragić got whatever he wanted in the first half against the Lakers, his biggest play came when it mattered most. With about 20 seconds to go, the point guard pushed the ball up the floor, utilized a screen from Bam Adebayo at the left elbow and hit a floater to put Miami ahead for good. In all, Dragić led the HEAT with 30 points on 10-of-18 shooting and also tallied five boards and two assists.

Lakers vs HEAT
Lakers vs HEAT
March 1, 2018
LOSS: 131-113
Despite the loss, Dwyane Wade did everything he could to try and come up with a victory. Throughout the contest, the 36-year-old weaved his way to the rim and converted a number of nifty finishes. In addition to his team-high 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting, Wade also amassed three boards and three assists.

2016-17 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT vs Lakers
HEAT vs Lakers
Jan. 6, 2017
LOSS: 127-100
To put it simply, Willie Reed was engaged and active on the offensive glass all night. In fact, the big fella tallied seven offensive boards against the Lakers, as he gave Miami multiple second-chance opportunities. Whether it was tip-ins or put-back jams, Reed had it all on display. Of course, Reed also rolled to the rim for some powerful finishes. Otherwise, the 26-year-old Reed fought hard until the very end and gave it all he had. In addition to his 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting, the Saint Louis product also led the team with 12 rebounds and three blocks.

Lakers vs HEAT
Lakers vs HEAT
Dec. 22, 2016
WIN: 115-107
After playing very well down the stretch against the Magic, Justise Winslow simply did more of the same on Thursday night. In fact, the 20-year-old scored seven points, grabbed six rebounds and stole the ball twice in the fourth. As a whole, Winslow relentlessly attacked the teeth of the defense and showed some excellent moves in the post. On the flip side of the ball, Winslow did a nice job of staying with Luol Deng and also made the right decision on when to switch. More importantly, he forced a miss from Nick Young with 29.9 seconds left. In addition to his career-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, Winslow also grabbed 13 rebounds, came away with four steals, dished out three assists and tallied a team-high plus-22 rating. In short, it was a fantastic all-around performance.

2015-16 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT vs Lakers
HEAT vs Lakers
March 30, 2016
LOSS: 102-100 (OT)
While Dwyane Wade was in attack mode early on against Los Angeles, it was all about what he did late in the game. The 34-year-old scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and overtime period combined thanks to nifty finishes inside and a tough turnaround jumper. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough. In addition to his 26 points on 12-of-21 shooting, Wade also tallied ten boards and five assists.

Hassan Whiteside, meanwhile, totaled 18 points, 17 rebounds (five offensive), and seven blocks. Like Wade, he also did the bulk of his damage in the fourth quarter and overtime period.

Lakers vs HEAT
Lakers vs HEAT
Nov. 10, 2015
WIN: 101-88
Chris Bosh really shined in the fourth quarter, as he poured in 10 points and grabbed three boards in the period.

Bosh also aggressively attacked the basket, which enabled him to get to the free throw line quite often. Defensively, he was stout and fought hard on the glass. In all, Bosh shot a very efficient 9-of-16 for his 30 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds.

Hassan Whiteside, meanwhile, ended the game with 19 points, 15 boards and three blocks.

2014-15 Season vs Los Angeles

Lakers vs HEAT
Lakers vs HEAT
Mar. 4, 2015
WIN: 94-100
Although Dwyane Wade led the team in scoring, Goran Dragić also had a great game against the Lakers. Dragić made it look easy as he relentlessly attacked the rim quite often on Wednesday night. On the break, he also had some nice buckets and showed his blazing speed. Later in the game, Dragić connected on a clutch 3-pointer that put Miami up 90-88 with 3:30 left in regulation. Dragić finished the game with 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting, six assists and four rebounds. Hassan Whiteside recorded his fourth 20-rebound game this season, which already puts him at second most in HEAT history behind Rony Seikaly. Whiteside scored the last seven points for Miami, four of which came off excellent feeds from Dwyane Wade. In all, Whiteside tallied 18 points, a career-high 25 rebounds and four blocks. While Whiteside was instrumental in the game’s final minutes, Dwyane Wade also made his presence felt. Wade scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth and also had a key strip on Ryan Kelly as he was driving to the basket late in the game.

Lakers vs HEAT
HEAT @ Lakers
Jan. 13, 2015
WIN: 78-75
Mario Chalmers scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and had some tough finishes inside. He aggressively drove to the hoop throughout the game and went right at the Lakers’ defense. Chalmers also set up his teammates well and finished with eight assists. Hassan Whiteside mixed it up offensively with alley-oops, dunks and impressive hook shots inside. In all, Whiteside had 15 points, nine rebounds and five blocks against the Lakers. The HEAT played solid defense and stifled the Lakers. The rim protection from Chris Andersen and Hassan Whiteside made an impact. Andersen, meanwhile, had three blocks to go along with his 12 points and eight rebounds. All 19 of Miami’s field goals in the first half came in the paint. In total, the HEAT had 58 paint points.

2013-14 Season vs Los Angeles

Lakers vs HEAT
Lakers vs HEAT
Jan. 23, 2014
WIN: 102-109
The Miami HEAT beat the Los Angeles Lakers 109-102 Thursday in a game that had a similar storyline for Miami this season. The HEAT built a first-half, double-digit lead and then allowed the opponent to make a late run before hanging on for the win. Bosh scored a game-high 31 points on 15-for-22 shooting, while James finished with 27 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. The HEAT were without Dwyane Wade for a fourth straight game. Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers both added 11 points each. The HEAT led by as many as 16 before the Lakers made things interesting in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles pulled to within four late but could get no closer.

HEAT @ Lakers
HEAT @ Lakers
Dec. 25, 2013
WIN: 101-95
Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade had 23 points apiece, and James added 19 points in the HEAT's sixth straight win. Bosh grabbed 11 rebounds and Ray Allen made four 3-pointers for 12 points, helping Miami improve to 5-0 against the Lakers on Christmas Day. Kobe Bryant was relegated to the sideline with his fractured left knee, leaving him unable to extend his NBA record for Christmas Day appearances to 16. Miami shot 51 percent from the field while improving to 7-0 against the Western Conference this season. It was its 19th straight win overall against West opponents. Bosh scored 13 of his 23 points in the first half.

2012-13 Season vs Los Angeles

Lakers vs HEAT
Feb. 10, 2013
WIN: 97-107
LeBron James led the way with 32 points, seven rebounds and four assists. It was James' fifth straight game with at least 30 points, breaking Dwyane Wade's team record of four. Wade also finished with 30 points and a team-high five assists. The game marked the return of HEAT center Chris Bosh, who missed the last two games because of the flu. Bosh scored 12 points and had a game-high 11 rebounds. After being tied at halftime, the HEAT pulled away in the fourth quarter behind Wade and James.

HEAT @ Lakers
Jan. 17, 2013
WIN: 99-90
Not much separated the HEAT and Lakers when they met Thursday night at Staples Center. Not until the final two minutes, anyway. Behind a season-best 39 points from LeBron James, the HEAT toyed with L.A. for the first 46 minutes before yanking the win from the hosts grasp down the stretch, scoring the game's final nine points in the 99-90 victory. Dwyane Wade added 27 points on his 31st birthday and the HEAT held off the Lakers 99-90 Thursday night, scoring the final nine points to finish their six-game road trip in style.

2011-12 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT vs. Lakers
Mar. 04, 2012
LOSS: 93-83
Shorthanded at the tip without starting forward Chris Bosh and missing a key contributor down the stretch after Dwyane Wade fouled out for just the second time in his career, the Heat couldn't overcome 33 points from Kobe Bryant and a strong all-around game from Metta World Peace, leading to a 93-83 loss Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.

Lakers vs.HEAT
Jan. 19, 2012
WIN: 98-87
Without Dwyane Wade for a second consecutive game, the HEAT beat the Lakers 98-87 at home Thursday night. LeBron James led Miami once again in Wade's absence, scoring 31 points and collecting eight rebounds and eight assists. Eddy Curry played in his first NBA game in over two years, scoring six points in six minutes in his HEAT debut.

2010-11 Season vs Los Angeles

Lakers vs. HEAT
March 11, 2011
WIN: 94-88
Chris Bosh scored 16 of his 24 points in a high-octane first half, and the HEAT held on through a tight second half Thursday to beat the Lakers 94-88 at home. LeBron James added 19 points, and Dwyane Wade added 20 despite struggling with his shot (9 of 23) as Miami snapped a five-game losing streak.

HEAT @ Lakers
Dec. 25, 2010
WIN: 96-80
The HEAT won their ninth-straight road game by knocking off the Lakers 96-80 in L.A. on Christmas Day. LeBron James had a triple-double (27 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists), Chris Bosh had a double-double (24 points, 13 rebounds), and Dwyane Wade scored 18. Miami has now won 14 of its last 15 games.

2009-10 Season vs Los Angeles

Lakers @ HEAT
March. 4, 2009
WIN: 114-111 in OT
In a brilliant display of endurance, the Miami Heat took the Lakers into overtime for a 114-111 win at American Airlines Arena on Thursday night. The Heat's free-throw shooting, 84 percent for the game, pulled them through with 7-of-15 points in overtime coming from the line. Quentin Richardson was 7-of-11 from behind the arc, while Dwyane Wade notched 27 points and 14 assists.

HEAT @ Lakers
Dec. 4, 2009
LOSS: 108-107
Dwyane Wade scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter Friday night, including three free throws within the final 10 seconds, but the HEAT fell to the Lakers 108-107 in L.A. as Kobe Bryant hit a buzzer-beating trey. Jermaine O'Neal added 16 points and Quentin Richardson (13 points) hit two free throws with 21.9 seconds left.

2008-09 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT @ Lakers
January 11, 2009
LOSS: 108-105
Dwyane Wade and Michael Beasley combined for 50 points in the HEAT's hard-fought 108-105 Sunday road loss to the Lakers. Wade pumped in 27, and Beasley scored 23 as the HEAT stayed close throughout.

Lakers @ HEAT
December 19, 2008
WIN: 89-87
It was as close to a championship-like performance as you can get in the regular season. Dwyane Wade showcased his magnificence with 35 points, including consecutive buckets and a vicious rejection in the final two minutes, as the HEAT beat the visiting Lakers, 89-87, on Friday. Shawn Marion contributed with a double-double.

2007-08 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT @ Lakers
Feb. 28, 2008
LOSS: 106-88
Dwyane Wade was among five Miami players in double figures with 18 points, but the HEAT got off to a slow start in Thursday's 106-88 road loss to the Lakers. Ricky Davis added 14 points and nine assists and Shawn Marion scored 13 with 11boards in the loss.

HEAT vs. Lakers
Feb. 10, 2008
LOSS: 104-94
The HEAT went on a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter to come within four, but could draw no closer as they lost to the visiting Lakers, 104-94 on Sunday. Mark Blount scored a team-high 22 points, Dwyane Wade added 19, while new acquisition Shawn Marion contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds.

2006-07 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT @ Lakers
Jan. 15th, 2007
LOSS: 124-118
Despite Udonis Haslem's basket with 22 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, the HEAT came up short against the Lakers in a 124-118 road loss on Monday, ending their four-game winning streak. Haslem finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Dwyane Wade exploded for 35 points, five rebounds, eight assists and four steals.

HEAT vs. Lakers
Dec. 25th, 2006
WIN: 101-85
Dwyane Wade recorded his first career 40-point, 10-assist game with a game-high 40 points and 11 assist in a 101-85 home victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. Jason Kapono posted 11 points off the bench, while Dorell Wright added 10 points.

2005-06 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT @ Lakers
Jan. 16th, 2006
LOSS: 100-92
Miami shaved a 15-point halftime deficit to three late in the fourth quarter Monday, but could not quite get over the top and took a 100-92 loss to the Lakers in L.A. Dwyane Wade left briefly in the second half with what appeared to be an ankle injury, but returned and finished with 34 points and seven assists. Shaquille O'Neal had 18 points and 10 rebounds against his former team.

HEAT vs. Lakers
Dec. 25th, 2005
WIN: 97-92
James Posey's free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining iced the 97-92 victory over the Lakers on Sunday. Gary Payton provided 21 big points off the bench, including a vital three-pointer with just over a minute remaining, to give the Heat the lead for good. Shaquille O'Neal contributed 18 points and 17 rebounds, combining with Payton to score 15 fourth-quarter points.

2004-05 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT vs. Lakers
Mar. 17th, 2005
WIN: 102-89
Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade combined for 52 points, 20 rebounds and seven assists to help the HEAT to a 102-89 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Miami. Kobe Bryant, who scored 21 first half points, was held to just five points in the second half on 1-for-11 shooting, as the HEAT won its 14th straight at home and 11th straight overall. The Lakers took a quick seven-point lead early in the first quarter but Miami responded with a 10-4 run to go up by two, 15-13. The HEAT held a two-point advantage at the 7:09 mark of the third period until Chucky Atkins hit a 3-pointer to give the Lakers a 58-57 lead. Miami then outscored Los Angeles 33-22 in the final quarter and held the Lakers to 34.8 percent from the field while shooting 64.7 percent to cruise to the victory.

HEAT @ Lakers
Dec. 25th, 2004
WIN: 104-102
The HEAT extended their winning streak to a franchise-tying 11 games with a 104-102
overtime victory over the L.A. Lakers on Christmas Day. The Lakers jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, going ahead by as many as eight points before the HEAT responded with a run of their own to take a one point lead into the second quarter. The Lakers again took an eight point lead in the second, but Miami went on a 9-3 run to end the period only down by two. L.A. led by as many as eight points in the second half, but the HEAT kept responding and regulation ended in a tie. Dwyane Wade and Eddie Jones each scored four points in the overtime period, and Christian Laettner added two to help Miami to the victory. Lamar Odom scored all of the Lakers' eight points in overtime. Udonis Haslem, Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade each recorded double-doubles, and all five HEAT starters scored in double-figures.

2003-04 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT vs. Lakers
Feb. 10th, 2004
LOSS: 98-83
Shaquille O'Neal scored eight of Los Angeles' last 10 points in leading the Lakers to a 98-83 victory over the HEAT on Tuesday night. The score read 88-81 with 2:57 left to play in the fourth quarter when O'Neal put down three dunks and a six-foot jump shot to secure the victory for the Lakers. O'Neal finished with a game-high 25 points with 10 rebounds, followed by Derek Fisher's 18 points and Devean George's 17 points off the bench. Gary Payton chipped in with 17 points as the only other Lakers starter to reach double-figure scoring. Miami jumped out to an early 14-point advantage in the first period when the score read 23-9 with 4:34 remaining in the quarter.

HEAT @ Lakers
Nov. 16th, 2003
LOSS: 99-77
The Los Angeles Lakers led from start to finish in Sunday's match-up with Miami and cruised to a 99-77 victory at
Staples Center. Kobe Bryant paced the Lakers with 27 points, followed by Shaquille O'Neal's 14 points and Gary Payton's 13 points. Karl Malone chipped in with 11 points to go along with his 10 rebounds. Lamar Odom led the HEAT with 18 points, who connected on just 29-of-80 (36.3 percent) shots from the field and 19-of-34 (55.9 percent) attempts from the free-throw line. Eddie Jones entered the game on a seven-game 20-point scoring streak but added only 12 points, while Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem added 10 points apiece. Haslem also recorded 10 rebounds.

2003-04 Season vs Los Angeles

HEAT @ Lakers
Jan. 12th, 2003
Kobe Bryant scored 36 points, 22 in the first half, in leading the L.A. Lakers to a 106-81 victory over the
HEAT at Staples Center. The Lakers jumped out to an early seven-point lead in the first quarter, before the HEAT battled back with a 30-point second quarter to knot the score a 50-50 into halftime. Miami shot a sizzling 19-of-36 from the field in the first half, led by Caron and Rasual Butler's 19 and points respectively. Caron finished the game with 23 points, while Rasual completed his second NBA start with 16 points. The score read 67-59 with 5:44 remaining in the third quarter, before the Lakers extended its lead to 80-61 on the heels of a 13-1 run. Miami scored only 11 points in the third quarter and would never recover. The Lakers shot 51 percent for the game on 40-of-78 shot attempts and forced 21 HEAT turnovers. In addition to the Butlers, Miami also got double-figure scoring from Mike James (14 points) and Vladimir Stepania (10 points). Stepania recorded his fourth double-double of the season off the bench, adding 12 rebounds.

HEAT vs. L.A. Lakers
Nov. 26th, 2002
Eddie Jones scored 18 points and Mike James added eight of his season high 14 points in the fourth quarter as the HEAT defeated the defending NBA Champion L.A. Lakers 97-85 before a sellout crowd at AmericanAirlines Arena. In addition to Jones and James, Travis Best scored 16 while rookie Caron Butler and veteran LaPhonso Ellis scored 13 points apiece. Brian Grant scored 10 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to round out the double-figure scoring for Miami. Butler scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half, as the HEAT jumped out to an 50-41 lead. The Lakers closed the gap in the third, when the score read 62-57. The HEAT responded with a 10-4 run to close out the quarter after Best, who had 10 of his 16 in the period, made two baskets during the run to help extend the lead to 72-61 going into the fourth. The Lakers closed to within seven points with 9:24 in the period, but Miami again responded with 13 of the next 17 points. James scored eight points in that run, including a clutch three-pointer with 4:35 left to give the HEAT its largest lead at 87-71. The HEAT committed just 11 turnovers and scored 20 points off 21 Lakers turnovers. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers in scoring with 21 points, followed by 20 points from Derek Fisher and 15 points from Shaquille O'Neal.

Miami HEAT

2002-2003 Season
01/12/03 AWAY 106-81 L C. BUTLER - 23 BRYANT - 36
11/26/02 HOME 97-85 W JONES - 18 BRYANT - 21
2001-2002 Season
04/07/02 HOME 96-88 L STRICKLAND - 21 O'NEAL - 40
01/16/02 AWAY 102-96 W MOURNING - 28 BRYANT - 29
2000-2001 Season
01/21/01 AWAY 103-92 W JONES - 26 BRYANT - 34
12/19/00 HOME 81-79 L MASON - 20 BRYANT - 23
1999-2000 Season
03/20/00 HOME 100-89 L MOURNING - 33 O'NEAL/RICE - 28
03/05/00 AWAY 93-80 L MOURNING - 21 RICE - 23
1998-99 Season
1997-98 Season
01/17/98 AWAY 108-99 L LENARD - 28 O'NEAL - 24
11/25/97 HOME 103-86 W HARDAWAY/MASHBURN - 22 VAN EXEL - 21
1996-97 Season
03/21/97 HOME 98-97 W LENARD - 25 CAMPBELL - 24
01/10/97 AWAY 94-85 L MOURNING - 31 O'NEAL - 34
1995-96 Season
03/27/96 HOME 106-95 L HARDAWAY/MOURNING - 19 JOHNSON - 27
01/15/96 AWAY 96-88 L MOURNING - 28 E. JONES - 20
1994-95 Season
03/07/95 HOME 110-104 W OWENS - 24 DIVAC/PEELER - 23
01/08/95 AWAY 122-105 L RICE - 26 PEELER - 23
1993-94 Season
03/21/94 AWAY 84-81 L SEIKALY - 21 THREATT - 23
12/23/93 HOME 109-92 W SMITH - 23 VAN EXEL - 16
1992-93 Season
01/10/93 AWAY 101-89 W EDWARDS - 25 DIVAC - 24
12/28/92 HOME 107-96 W EDWARDS - 23 WORTHY - 26
1991-92 Season
01/05/92 AWAY 123-111 L LONG - 23 WORTHY - 33
11/27/91 HOME 89-87 L SEIKALY - 17 SCOTT - 23
1990-91 Season
04/05/91 AWAY 108-87 L EDWARDS - 19 JOHNSON - 20
03/12/91 HOME 102-95 L DOUGLAS - 19 JOHNSON/SCOTT - 21
1989-90 Season
01/07/90 AWAY 132-93 L DOUGLAS - 21 JOHNSON/DIVAC - 21
12/13/89 HOME 102-75 L THOMPSON - 17 WORTHY - 21
1988-89 Season
04/16/89 AWAY 121-108 L EDWARDS - 27 JOHNSON - 24
03/08/89 HOME 127-87 L SHASKY - 18 CAMPBELL - 19
01/06/89 AWAY 118-86 L SEIKALY - 16 WOOLRIDGE - 29
11/23/88 HOME 138-91 L SEIKALY - 21 WOOLRIDGE - 22


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