Los Angeles faces Miami after overtime win

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Miami Heat (7-3, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (6-5, eighth in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hosts the Miami Heat after the Lakers took down the Charlotte Hornets 126-123 in overtime.

Los Angeles went 41-30 overall with a 21-15 record at home during the 2020-21 season. The Lakers gave up 107.0 points per game while committing 19.4 fouls last season.

Miami went 24-18 in Eastern Conference play and 19-17 on the road a season ago. The Heat averaged 108.1 points per game last season, 16.6 from the free throw line and 38.7 from beyond the arc.

INJURIES: Lakers: Talen Horton-Tucker: out (thumb), Trevor Ariza: out (ankle), LeBron James: out (abdominal), Kendrick Nunn: out (ankle/knee).

Heat: Victor Oladipo: out (right knee), Max Strus: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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