LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points on just 27 shots between the two of them in 62 total minutes. James also had six assists, five rebounds and two blocks. Wade had seven assists, six rebounds and four steals. Mario Chalmers scored 18 points and had three steals, Shane Battier scored 12 points and Rashard Lewis scored 10 points with seven rebounds and two steals off the bench. The Heat, who were active in passing lanes, forced the Clippers into 18 turnovers.
Chris Paul, who was back in the lineup after missing nine games due to a bruised knee cap, had just three points in 19 minutes. Chauncey Billups also returned Friday for the first time since Dec. 3. He had seven points and four assists in 16 minutes.