Clippers vs. Heat score update: L.A. leads at halftime, 56-52

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles is on the second night of a back to back in Miami, but so far so good for the hot-shooting visitors.

Visiting Miami on the second night of a back-to-back isn't a fun bit of scheduling, but it's exactly what the Clippers are dealing with Thursday night. Despite the less-than-favorable matchup, Los Angeles has taken a 56-52 lead into halftime.

The Clippers offense has rebounded early from a 90-point performance last night in Orlando, shooting better than 50 percent and already dishing out 13 assists. However, were it not for the Heat's 13 turnovers, this score might be flipped.

Miami is shooting a blistering 60 percent from the floor and not exactly inspiring confidence in a Clippers defense that currently ranks dead last in the NBA in terms of defensive efficiency. Dwyane Wade leads all scorers with 14 points, while J.J. Redick and Blake Griffin lead L.A. with 13 apiece.

More from SB Nation NBA:

Flannery: Life in the NBA's cellar

Ziller: Barnes, not Klay, is the Warriors' money problem

MacKenzie: Mario Chalmers is Miami's little brother

The Hook: Knicks' frontcourt is a tire fire

Garrison: A new way to understand rebounding

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.