By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat on Monday night. The Lakers won 108-105 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
This was also the last dance for LeBron James and Dwyane Wade playing against each other. The former teammates will not see each other again before Wade’s retirement following the conclusion of the season.
The Lakers improved to 17-10 on the season. They are now 11-4 at home.
Los Angeles has now won back-to-back games. They also defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in their previous game before the Heat game.
The Heat fell to 11-15 on the season. They are now 6-6 on the season.
Miami is now on a one-game losing streak as the loss snapped their two-game win streak.
Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 33 points. He also had seven rebounds and one assist.
The 33 points is his second-best performance of the season. He had 37 points on October 22nd in a 143-142 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Kuzma was one of four Los Angeles players, who scored in double-figures. James scored 28 points, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 11 points and Lonzo Ball contributed 10 points.
The Lakers had 24 bench points. Caldwell-Pope — who had his name brought up in a potential three-way deal involving the Phoenix Suns on Sunday — led the bench with his 11 points.
Justise Winslow led the Heat with 28 points. He also had seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal.
This was his best game of the season and a career-high. It is also his third straight game with 20 or more points.
Winslow was one of six Miami players, who scored in double-digits. Kelly Olynyk and Wade had 15 points each. Bam Adebayo also had 12 points.
Josh Richardson and Rodney McGruder also contributed 10 points each.
The Heat had 66 bench points. Winslow led the bench with his 28.