Few teams have a better home record than the LA Clippers. Blake Griffin and company have been defeated just three times at the Staples Center all season.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat will hope to change that when they visit later tonight. However, the reigning NBA champions have been struggling of late, they lost six games last month and will need to improve to have a chance of finishing top of the east.
The Heat did beat the Detroit Pistons on Monday as both Dwyane Wade and James scored over 20 points. Wade has been struggling with fitness problems but claims he is improving:
"Since I got back, I've been looking for ways to be aggressive when I can," Wade said. "I'm just doing what I can."
Meanwhile the Clippers fell to the Denver Nuggets last time out and Griffin said that he and the team need to improve in a number of areas:
"Offensive rebounds were huge," Griffin said. "The turnovers down the stretch were big. I've got to shoot better from the free throw line. All of those things."
The Heat have not won against the Clippers in LA for seven years and will be hoping to change that as they embark on a six game road trip.
The Clippers, will just be happy to play at home for the next four outings after only being at Staples Center three times in the last 12 games.