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The Los Angeles Lakers needed overtime to close out the Miami Heat in a game that went back and forth for more that four quarters. Malik Monk shined for the Lakers and LA beat the Heat 120-117 in the extra session.

No LeBron for Lakers, Butler went down in 1st Quarter

Both teams got off to cold starts from the field. Each side had just one field goal six minutes into the first quarter, but once the shooting heated up neither side could jump out to a big advantage.

The Lakers were without LeBron James for the third straight game, as he continues to heal an abdominal injury. The Heat were dealt a blow in the opening quarter when their leading scorer Jimmy Butler sprained his ankle. Butler went back to the locker room and did not return to the game.

Nine points the biggest lead for either team

Neither team lead by more than nine points in a game that featured a season high 33 lead changes.

The Heat climbed out to their largest lead of the night thanks to a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter. The nine point lead wouldn’t last long and Russell Westbrook and Malik Monk brought the Lakers charging back.

The Lakers had a chance to win it in regulation, but Russell Westbrook dribbled out the clock and heaved a desperation three pointer as the the buzzer sounded, rattling the game winning effort off the rim.

Monk with a season high performance

Monk helped the Lakers open the advantage up to four after five straight points in the overtime period. The former Charlotte Hornet had 16 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Miami let opportunity after opportunity slip through their fingers as they failed to convert from the free throw line. Duncan Robinson was fouled on a three point play, but made just one of three free throws. And then Bam Adebayo failed to convert on an and 1 that would have brought the Heat to within a point.

Carmielo Anthony resounded the miss and was fouled by Adebayo, but the Lakers made a huge mistake when they weer called for a five second violation. Tyler Herrro had a chance to take the lead with a three ball but his long range effort was no good.

Herro had two chances to win and to tie

Anthony went to the line after another rebound, but made only one of two leaving the Heat a chance to tie the game with 6.5 seconds to go. Herro hot a great look off the inbound pass but his three rattled off the rim and the Lakers hold off the Heat for their second straight overtime win.

Malik Monk led the Lakers with a season high 27 points, while Russell Westbrook registered his third triple double of the season. LeBron’s timetable for a return is unknown, but the Lakers have won two of three in his absence.

Russ with the lob and AD with the finish

AD showing the handles and hitting Bradley for one of his 5 threes of the night

Russ with one of his 14 assists

Monk was unstoppable at times on a season high night

The Los Angeles Lakers needed overtime to close out the Miami Heat in a game that went back and forth for more that four quarters. Malik Monk shined for the Lakers and LA beat the Heat 120-117 in the extra session.

No LeBron for Lakers, Butler went down in 1st Quarter

Both teams got off to cold starts from the field. Each side had just one field goal six minutes into the first quarter, but once the shooting heated up neither side could jump out to a big advantage.

The Lakers were without LeBron James for the third straight game, as he continues to heal an abdominal injury. The Heat were dealt a blow in the opening quarter when their leading scorer Jimmy Butler sprained his ankle. Butler went back to the locker room and did not return to the game.

Nine points the biggest lead for either team

Neither team lead by more than nine points in a game that featured a season high 33 lead changes.

The Heat climbed out to their largest lead of the night thanks to a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter. The nine point lead wouldn’t last long and Russell Westbrook and Malik Monk brought the Lakers charging back.

The Lakers had a chance to win it in regulation, but Russell Westbrook dribbled out the clock and heaved a desperation three pointer as the the buzzer sounded, rattling the game winning effort off the rim.

Monk with a season high performance

Monk helped the Lakers open the advantage up to four after five straight points in the overtime period. The former Charlotte Hornet had 16 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Miami let opportunity after opportunity slip through their fingers as they failed to convert from the free throw line. Duncan Robinson was fouled on a three point play, but made just one of three free throws. And then Bam Adebayo failed to convert on an and 1 that would have brought the Heat to within a point.

Carmielo Anthony resounded the miss and was fouled by Adebayo, but the Lakers made a huge mistake when they weer called for a five second violation. Tyler Herrro had a chance to take the lead with a three ball but his long range effort was no good.

Herro had two chances to win and to tie

Anthony went to the line after another rebound, but made only one of two leaving the Heat a chance to tie the game with 6.5 seconds to go. Herro hot a great look off the inbound pass but his three rattled off the rim and the Lakers hold off the Heat for their second straight overtime win.

Malik Monk led the Lakers with a season high 27 points, while Russell Westbrook registered his third triple double of the season. LeBron’s timetable for a return is unknown, but the Lakers have won two of three in his absence.

117-120

Herro got an open look out of the inbound, but couldn't hit it. Dedmon got the rebond and went to the line but midded the first and intentioanlly missed the second, but the Lakers get the rebound and that will do it!

The Lakers win 120-117.

117-120

Herro's three is no good and Anthony comes up with the rebound. He was fouled and goes to the line where he hits one of two.

Miami ball with 6.5 to go.

117-119

Anthony fouled by Adebayo who has just fouled out. Lakers will take it from the sideline, but a five second count against the Lakers will give the ball back to Miami with 18.7 to go

117-119

Adebayo with the and 1!!! He can't make the FT and it's rebounded by LA. Timeout Lakers with 21.2 left.

115-119

Bradley fouls Robinson on the three point play, but Robinson makes justo one of three.

114-119

1:30 to go in the OT session.

114-119

Davis in tranisition and the Lakers lead by 5.

1114-117

Monk with a miracle on the floater as the shot clock hit 0

114-115

Monk drains the 3 and he's got 25 points, a season high.

114-112

Adebayo on the easy dunk in transition for the first bucket of the OT session.

112-112

The Lakers are going to OT for the second striaght game.

112-112

Westrbook settled for a three pointer, but couldn't hit it as the clock expired. We are going to overtime in Los Angeles.

112-112

Herro's three is no good but Tucker with a HUGE tip slam to tie the game.

23.5 to go in the fourth.

110-112

Westbrook with back to back buckets and the Lakers lead yet again. Timeout Heat with under 30 to go.

110-110

Herro answers back with a fader from the FT line .

108-110

Westbrook from the mid rand and the Lakers lead.

108-108

Adebayo with his second offensive foul in a matter of minute.

108-108

Monk hits one of two at the line and he's got 11 this quarter

Under 2 minutes to go

108-107

Westbrook driving and lays it in off the glass.

108-105

Bradley banks in a three!! That's his fifth of the night.

108-102

Lowry out of the timeout extends the lead back to six.

106-102

Monk on the catch and shoot from way downtown and Monk has 21 off the bench. Heat call a timeout up by four with 3:51 to go in the fourth.

106-99

Carmelo from deep, but with a foot on the line. He needs to step up for the Lakers late

106-97

Adebayo back to the line for FT 10 and 11.

104-97

Herro from the mid range and he's got 25

102-95

Davis and the Lakers finally snap the scoreless streak and Westbrook collects his triple double on the lob. Timeout Heat with 6:23 to go in the fouth.

10-2-93

Tucker on the tip and the Heat have the largest lead of the night.

100-93

Monk fouls Lowry behind the arc and he hits all three. The lead is back to seven, which is the largest of the night. 10-0 run for Miami

97-93

Tucker hits two FTS and the Heat are on a 7-0 run in the last minute and some change.

95-93

There have been 30 lead changes tonight, which is tied for most in the league this season .

95-93

Herro give the Heat the lead with a long ball, and yet another lead change.

92-93

Howard fouls Adebayo, that's his sixth in just 11 minutes, and Adebayo hits both free throws.

90-93

Herro and Westbrook exchange buckets,

88-91

Monk at the line hits both and he's got 7 of the Lakers 9 points in the quarter.

86-87

There have been 27 lead changes already, the most in the NBA this season is 30.

86-87

Monk with a corner three, he's got 5 straight points to start the quarter.

86-84

Westbrook running the break and finding Monk with the no look dish for the first bucket of the fourth quarter.

86-82

Adebayo finds Vincent downlow for the easy deuce on the back door cut to give the Heat a seven point lead. But Westbrook banks in a three with the clock winding down at the end of the third quarter.

Heat lead going into the fourth quarter.

82-79

Monk drops the three ball, and he's in double digits for the third straight game.

80-74

Robinson finally gets some love from the corner for three. he's 3-12 from downtown.

77-74

Ellington drops a three ball and that will force the Heat into a timeout with 2:20 to go.

77-71

Adebayo again this time on the foul line jumper. He's got 14 this quarter.

75-71

Adebayo to the line for the second straight possession, and the Heat stretch the lead to 4 which is their largest of the night

69-68

Adebayo having a big third quarter. 8 of his 14 have come after halftime.

64-64

The largest lead of the game was held by the Lakers back in the second quarter, but this game has been skin tight throughout.

64-64

Lowry hits Adebayo on the lob and slam, and then Adebayo on the tap in to even up the game on the next possession.

Butler got to the line early and often in the first half

Herro was the leading scorer through the first half with 15

Herro starts right where he left off with another three ball.

57-58

We are back in play from the Staples Center. Westbrook opens up the scoring with a three ball to give the Lakers the lead back

AD like were used to seeing

AD looking like a point gurad

Herro leads all scroers with 15 points. Davis lead the Lakers with 13

57-55

Robinson in the corner for three and the Heat will go to the halftime break up two.

The Heat hit their last 9 shots of the half after a dreadful start from the field

49-52

Interesting sequence there, Westbrook came up wtih a steal at half court and had a wide open lane to the bucket, but passed it off to Davis.

This is a new look Westbrook we're seeing in LA.

47-50

Bradley again from downtown, this time from the top of the key, and he's 4-5 from behind the arc.

47-47

Herro with back to back threes to level up the game.

Lakers timeout with 2:35 to go.

44-47

Herro and Ellington exchanging threes

The Lakers have already turned the ball over 10 times with hree minutes to go in the half

41-44

Howard goes to the line but can't hit either one, and Lowry respoinds on the other end with a three ball

36-41

An 8-0 Lakers run is broken by Herro who drains a deep two

34-37

Timeout on the floor after the Lakers go on a mini 4-0 run to take the lead back.

34-33

The 41 year old Haslem give the Heat the lead for the first time since the first quarter with the baseline jumper

32-33

The refs will go to the replay table after a foul by Howard. but it is ruled a common foul.

Lowry goes to the line and hits two of two

30-31

Lowry steps into a three in transition and the Heat cut the Lakers lead to one.

25-31

Ellington sticks a three for the first bucket of the second quarter.

25-28

The first quarter comes to an end after a sloppy start. There were 13 lead changes once both teams got warmed up.

Davis and Bradley lead all scorers with 11 points

23-28

Herro drops the three to but the lead, but Bradley strikes right back with another triple, he's 3-3 from downtown.

20-25

Bradley with back to back threes in the corner to give the Lakers the biggest lead of the night.

18-17

Butler back to the line, where he is 5-5.

16-17

This game is finally starting to open up, and the buckets are flowing. Lakers lead by one as both teams are exchanging the lead, going back and forth since a slow start.

Timeout Lakers with 3 minutes to go in the first quarter.

11-13

Davis with a ocuple consecutive buckets.

8-5

Melo into the game and drains a three ball right off the bench

6-3

MIami and LA are both 1-9 from the field with 6:39 to go in the first quarter.

Adebayo going to the line, and it remains 4-3 five minutes into the game.

4-3

The Lakers are going to take a timeout three and a half minutes into the game. They have more turnovers than points so far.

Finally it's Bradley getting an easy lay up after 12 straight misses by both teams to start the game.

My condolences to those who took the over.

2-1

We are three minutes into the game and we still have no field goals.

Jordan goes to the line and hits one of two for the Lakers first point of the night. Both teams still searching for their first field goal two minutes into the game.

Both teams coming out with opening possession misses, but Butler puts the first points of the game on the board from the free throw line.

Start of 1st Q

We are underway from the Staples Center!!

ESPN's coverager just started as we are just 10 minutes away from tip off.

Here is the Lakers starting 5 for tonight's showdown.

According to Ceasar's Sportsbook the Heat are 5.5 point favorites over the Lakers in the Staples Center and the Over/Under is 215.5

The Heat's starting 5 for tonight's game in the Staples Center.

The Heat looking good coming into the Staples Center showing the drip

By the way... Lakers drip.

The Lakers still have Russ, who is always a pretty sure bet to put up a triple double everytime he takes the floor.

The Lakers are going through a rough patch at the moment not just with wins and losses, but on the injury front as well.

Davis was feeling ill, and actually threw up before getting the game winning block against the Hronets on Monday.

Anthony Davis is leading the Lakers at 23.9 points per game, and 11.1 rebounds a game.

Bam Adebayo has been a menace in the paint grabbing nearly 12 rebounds a game

Jimmy Butler is the top scorer for the Hear at 25.3 ppg, while Tyler Herro is getting 20.3 ppg.

The Heat meanwhile have starte 7-3 and Eric Spoelstra has Miami moving in the right direction. Tonight will be the second game of a five game road trip out west.

Carmelo Anthony is averaging 17.6 points a game in his first year as a Laker, and the 36 year old looks like the best version of Melo we have seen in quite some time

LeBron James will miss yet another game with an abdominal injury. James has sat out the last three games and Carmelo Anthony has taken the mic in his stead.

We are live from the Staples Center where the Lakers return home looking to get to .500 on the year, while the Heat are hoping to keep their good run of form going after starting the season 7-3

Hello everyone and welcome to the Staples Center where the Los Angeles Lakers host the Miami Heat. AS English will be keeping you up to the minute with live coverage, stats, scores and updates of all the action tonight from LA.

LeBron James remains out with an abdominal injury, which has given Carmelo Anthony a chance to shine for the Lakers. He has scored 20 or more points in two of his last three games, and is looking like a Carmelo that we haven’t seen in years.

Melo had 29 points with seven three pointers on Monday in the Lakers overtime win over the Charlotte Hornets. Melo is averaging 17.6 points a night and is enjoying a renaissance in Tinseltown.

"I'm adapting to what this team needs from me," said Anthony. "Knocking down shots when the opportunities come. My teammates look for me to score the basketball. They believe in me and that's what I'm here to do."

Russell Westbrook had one of his best games as a Lakers, with his second triple double of his LA tenure.

Miami are coming off of a feisty encounter with the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. They began their five game road trip with a loss in the Mile High City, but the big story coming out of the game was the dust up between Markieff Morris and Nikola Jokic.

Jokic was suspended for a game, while Morris was docked $50,000 which Butler was fined $30,000 for his involvement.

"No doubt I took a hard foul which I always do but I've never hit a man with his back turned!" Morris tweeted. "Luckily we built different over here. I can take my licks and keep pushing."

The Heat won both matchups against the Lakers last year, but the Lakers topped the Heat in the NBA Finals the year before.

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