Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:47 PM on Friday 1 August

/ Front page / Sport

Miami crush Clippers

Afp
Saturday, October 13, 2012

BEIJING - Reigning NBA champions Miami Heat dispatched the Los Angeles Clippers 94-80 yesterday thanks to 20 points from superstar LeBron James in a pre-season exhibition before a raucous Beijing crowd.

The sell-out audience was on its feet as soon as the Heat took the court with James and teammate Dwyane Wade waving to fans in the Wukesong arena where the pair won the 2008 Olympic gold medal for Team USA.

The Heat went to work from the start, with James scoring his team's first six points and delighting the crowd with a series of dunks and jumpers to put the champs up 29-18 at the end of the first quarter.

The Clippers closed to 60-47 following six straight points by explosive power forward Blake Griffin midway through the third quarter, but two three-pointers by Miami's newly acquired Ray Allen doused the Clippers hopes of a comeback.

Wade, who signed a lucrative shoe contract with China's Li Ning brand on Wednesday, scored five points in 23 minutes, despite earlier announcing he would not play due to injury.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Born out in the cold
  2. Mother seeks compensation for loss
  3. LTA sticks to sticker
  4. Gifts up in flames
  5. Out of comfort zone
  6. $11m health relief
  7. Demand up
  8. Thousands visit agricultural show
  9. Firefighters ask for land
  10. FSC signs deal

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ Sunday (27 Jul)
  2. Hero's tale Tuesday (29 Jul)
  3. 10 degrees lowest yet Monday (28 Jul)
  4. New United formation Monday (28 Jul)
  5. Born out in the cold Friday (01 Aug)
  6. Million-dollar man Saturday (26 Jul)
  7. Misleading phone deals Monday (28 Jul)
  8. Iliesa Delana explains Wednesday (30 Jul)
  9. PM denies claims Thursday (31 Jul)
  10. Protest over ads on cabs Thursday (31 Jul)