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NBA: Miami 111, Los Angeles Clippers 89

Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:40 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 30 points in 31 minutes Friday while pushing shorthanded Miami to an easy 111-89 conquest of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Miami was without both Chris Bosh and Ray Allen while Dwyane Wade played with a touch of the flu. The Clippers, meanwhile, welcomed back Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Chauncey Billups.

Nevertheless, the Heat shot 53 percent from the field, made 15 3-pointers and won their fourth straight.

James made 9-of-11 from the field and was 8-of-11 from the foul line. Wade shook off the flu bug to score 20 points and seven assists. Bosh and Allen both came down with the illness and were unable to play.

Miami outscored the Clippers by 24 over the middle two quarters with Mario Chalmers scoring 18 points.

Paul had missed nine games with a knee bruise, but scored only three points in his return. Billups had not played since early December due to an inflamed tendon in his left foot and Griffin had been out for two games with a hamstring strain.

Los Angeles was led by DeAndre Jordan with 17 points.

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