Preview: Clippers vs. Miami Heat

Clippers hope to keep momentum from Orlando victory when they play Heat on Thursday

The Clippers played the type of basketball they had been hoping to play all season in Wednesday's 114-90 win over the Orlando Magic.

They got a lead -- and actually kept it. Their bench outscored the Magic's reserves, 60-23. And the Clippers were able to rest their starters the entire fourth quarter just a day before they play Miami on Thursday.

The Heat are 3-3 at home so far this season, but they've won five straight in Miami against the Clippers by an average of 16 points.

Dwyane Wade, who has a left hamstring strain, is questionable for Thursday evening. Luol Deng (right wrist sprain) is also questionable. Josh McRoberts (left foot blister) is probable.

After Wade sustained the hamstring injury during a game against Indiana on Nov. 12, Mario Chalmers has stepped up for the Heat, averaging 21 points on 52.8% shooting over the last three games.

Clippers small forward Chris Douglas-Roberts, who has a strained right Achilles, is questionable against the Heat.

Against Orlando on Wednesday, the Clippers outshot the Magic from the field, 53.6% to 39.5%. And from beyond the three-point line, the Clippers outshot Orlando, 57.1% to 33.3%.

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