Date & Time: Friday, 24th January 2020 (8:00 PM ET)
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
Last Game Results
Los Angeles Clippers (31-14): Lost 95-102 against the Atlanta Hawks (Wednesday, 22nd January)
Miami Heat (31-13): Won in OT 134-129 against the Washington Wizards (Wednesday, 22nd January)
Los Angeles Clippers Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers are considered to be NBA championship favorites and are one of the best teams in the Western Conference, currently sitting in 3rd place with a 31-14 record and have won 7 of their last 10 matches.
They acquired Kawhi Leonard and Paul George this off-season, setting their team towards the path challenging for the NBA title. Both these players, along with Patrick Beverley, were missing when the Clippers slumped to a 95-102 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
While the status of Paul George and Beverley is in the air, Leonard should be back against the Heat and they will look to get back to winning ways.
Kawhi Leonard has been one of the most dominating players in the NBA since last season, having single-handedly led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship last season. This season he decided to play closer to home with the Clippers and nothing seems to have changed.
Leonard is averaging a solid 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and a career-high 5.0 assists per game. His defense is still at the same elite level, locking down players at will and the Clippers will need him at his best on Friday night against Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat.
Clippers Predicted Lineup
Lou Williams, Landry Shamet, Kawhi Leonard, Maurice Harkless and Ivica Zubac
Miami Heat Preview
Miami Heat have been one of the most entertaining teams in the NBA this season, surprising everyone with just how good they are under the leadership of Jimmy Butler. They are currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference with a 31-13 record and are on a 2-game winning streak.
Miami Heat Predicted Lineup
Kendrick Nunn, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Meyers Leonard
Heat vs Clippers Match Prediction
The game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat will be one of the best games this season, with the 2 top teams going at each other to improve their positions and keep their great seasons going. There is not much to keep these teams apart, but with George potentially missing the game, the Miami Heat are slight favorites to win the game.