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                     === Crawford, Clippers handle Heat ===
 Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jamal Crawford posted 22 points to lead the
 Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-100 win against the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
 Blake  Griffin  had 20  points, 14  rebounds and six  assists while Chris Paul
 added  16 points and 10 helpers for the Clippers, who have won their past four
 games. Caron Butler gave 15 points in the win.
 "It feels great to be on a team like this," said Paul. "It's fun to be able to
 come  out here and feel that spark you get from this great crowd we have every
 LeBron  James posted  30 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Heat,
 who  moved to 2-2  on a six-game road trip. Ray Allen added 14 points and five
 steals in the loss.
 "The  road  gets tough and  we're not playing  our best basketball right now,"
 said  Allen. "We  played well in spurts,  but we were not consistent. That's a
 good team over there and they are a legit contender."
 The  Clippers trailed by two points entering the third quarter, but went on an
 early  12-2 run and held a 64-58 lead after Butler made two from the line with
 8 1/2 minutes left in the frame.
 Miami  kept  it close  and  later  made it  a  one-point  game, but  Paul  hit
 consecutive  3-pointers a  bit later  and closed out  the frame with five free
 throws as the Clippers took an 85-74 lead into the fourth.
 Los  Angeles continued to  pour it on in the fourth quarter as the team used a
 10-0 run, capped on jumper from Crawford for a 95-76 lead with just over eight
 minutes to play.
 A  9-0 run  got Miami  to  within 11  as Allen's  two  free throws  made it  a
 104-93 game with 3:47 to play, but Los Angeles responded to put the game away.
 Griffin made 1-of-2 from the line and, Matt Barnes hit two from the line after
 blocking  a James  shot and getting fouled  for a 14-point lead with 3:05 left
 in the game.
 Miami scored the final seven points of the game to make it close, but the last
 two came with under half a minute left.
 The  game stayed close through much of the first quarter and Crawford hit a 3-
 pointer  late in the  frame to give the Clippers a 25-24 lead heading into the
 Miami  went ahead  with a  strong second  quarter and  held a  five-point lead
 twice,  but Butler hit  a 3-pointer right before the buzzer to make it a 54-52
 game at the break.
                                   Game Notes
 Los  Angeles  hosts Chicago on Saturday  ... Miami plays in Denver on Thursday
 ... The Clippers have scored at least 100 points in all but one of their eight
 games this season ... Los Angeles shot 48.6 percent from the field while Miami
 made 45.5 percent of its shots.
 11/15 02:12:10 ET