1) The Clippers struggled on the boards
The Clippers were outrebounded, 46-27.
"We've been really good at it as of late," Clippers Coach
2) The Clippers reserves were outplayed by Miami's bench
The Heat's bench outscored the Clippers' reserves, 37-15. Jamal Crawford, who is averaging 15.9 points off the bench, scored only four points on one-for-nine shooting.
3) Clippers led at top of game
The Clippers opened strongly, taking a 13-point lead early in the first quarter. Then it seemed as though they lost their energy, allowing Miami to have an advantage entering the second, and eventually lead by as many as 15 points.
"Our defense was terrible tonight, but our offense was just as bad tonight," Rivers said. "I don't think that was the same team you've seen the last two games."
4) The Clippers went 6-3 on this homestand
The Clippers had won five of their last six games, including the previous four by an average of 25.5 points. Their loss to Miami comes at the end of a nine-game homestand -- the longest in franchise history -- during which they went 6-3.
"No, that's not what we were expecting," Paul said.
5) The Clippers have a tough opponent coming up