Five takeaways from the Clippers’ 90-85 loss to the Miami Heat

Heat forward Josh Richardson shoots as Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends on Saturday.
(Joe Skipper / Associated Press)

Five things we learned during the Clippers’ 90-85 loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday:

1. Nearly lost in the tough Clippers defeat to the Miami Heat was another double-double by DeAndre Jordan. Jordan collected 20 rebounds and added 12 points. He had eight offensive rebounds, which gave the Clippers more opportunities to score.

It was the fifth time this season Jordan has grabbed at least 20 rebounds in a game.

2. When Montrezl Harrell stepped onto the court against the Heat, he immediately went to work doing what he does best. Harrell powered his way to 15 points. He was seven-for-10 from the field.


Per usual for Harrell, he played with effort and energy.

3. The Clippers were bad from the three-point line against the Heat. LA made just 28.6% (eight for 28) of its three-pointers.

Milos Teodosic was two for 10 from three-point range and Lou Williams was one for six. That was the starting backcourt for the Clippers being unable to make long-distance shots.

4. Again, the Clippers turned the ball over too much. They had 17 miscues during the loss.

5. The Clippers didn’t get to the free-throw line much. They took just 14 free throws, making seven of them.

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