The Miami Heat continued on their long west coast road trip and were pounded by the Los Angeles Lakes 127-100 at Staples Center on Friday night. The 27-point difference was the largest point margin by Miami in a defeat this season.
Los Angeles(14-26) beat the Heat for the third time in the last 16 games. The Heat had won the last nine games against each other. The last time Los Angeles was victorious in this rivalry was on March 27, 2012. All the victories by the Lakers against Miami(11-27) over the last eight seasons were at home.
The Lakers jumped out to a 32-23 lead after one quarter and they remained up 58-56 at halftime. Los Angeles increased their margin after three quarters to 90-79 before they closed the contest out in the fourth quarter.