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Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami.
When: Friday November 21, 01:00 (UK Time)
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The Los Angeles Clippers continue their Eastern Conference road swing with a visit to the Miami Heat as the hosts look to bounce back from a disappointing run of results.
After an impressive start to the season, particularly after the loss of LeBron James this past summer, Miami have faltered slightly as they have fallen to a 6-5 record.
The absence of Dwyane Wade has not helped, but what it has done is give other players on the roster the opportunity to step up and that is exactly what point guard Mario Chalmers has done.
Chalmers shot a career-high 45.5 percent last season but he averaged just 4.4 points on 7-of-21 shooting as the Heat lost in the NBA Finals to the San Antonio Spurs.
Following on from that he lost his starting role in the team to Norris Cole, but he has bounced back and delivered and has averaged 21.0 points on 52.8 percent shooting over the last three games as he has seen his minutes increase.
A win over Brooklyn ended a three-game slide, and now the Heat will be looking ahead to another difficult challenge with the Clippers coming to town.
Nevertheless, the visitors aren’t in the best of form either after their loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, but they were able to bounce back and secure a win over the Orlando Magic to improve to 6-4 for the season.
Coach Doc Rivers has been left frustrated by some of the basketball he has seen from his team, but a win over Miami will be a big boost for confidence and morale during their road trip.
Rivers has no injury concerns ahead of the game, but the hosts will likely be without Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger in addition to Wade.