Clippers-Heat open thread

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Clippers open a season long five game homestand hosting the defending champion Heat. Their 20-3 home record is on the line against LeBron and company, with Chris Paul poised to return any day now.

2013/2014 NBA Regular Season
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34-17

34-13
February 5th, 2014, 7:30 PM
STAPLES Center
Prime Ticket, ESPN, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM
Win-Loss Breakdown
15-8 East 22-10
19-9 West 12-3
20-3 Home 20-4
14-14 Road 14-9
16-12 .500+ 15-6
18-5 <.500 19-7
6-4 L10 7-3
11-5 noCP3 N/A
Probable Starters
Darren Collison PG Mario Chalmers
J.J. Redick SG Dwyane Wade
Matt Barnes SF LeBron James
Blake Griffin PF Shane Battier
DeAndre Jordan C Chris Bosh
Advanced Stats
97.69 (10th of 30) Pace 99.38 (4th of 30)
108.1 (3rd of 30) ORtg 109.3 (1st of 30)
101.9 (9th of 30) DRtg 94.6 (24th of 30)
Injuries/Other
Chris Paul (separated shoulder) out
None

The Back Story (The Heat lead the season series 1-0):

Date Venue Final

11/07/13 Miami Heat 102, Clippers 97 Recap Box

I am scheduling a second half thread to publish at 8:50. If you're in this thread and see the new one, please post a link for everyone to help move the conversation over.

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