Saturday , Jan , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Miami Heat Team Report – January 17

=== Miami Heat Team Report – January 17 ===

(Sports Network) – Eddie Jones scored 21 points and handed out six assists
to lead Miami over the Los Angeles Clippers, 87-85, at the Staples Center.

Caron Butler added 14 points for the Heat, who stopped a four-game losing
streak. Miami won for just the second time on the road in 13 tries against
Western Conference teams this season. Lamar Odom was booed in his return to
LA, but still posted his 19th double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds.

With just 45.8 seconds left, Jones drilled a wide-open three-pointer from the
left corner to extend Miami’s advantage to 87-83.

Corey Maggette then made a layup with 31 seconds remaining to cut the deficit
to two points for Los Angeles.

But they were the last points of the game as Odom slipped and turned the ball
over on the next possession, which could have extended the Heat lead.

However, the Clippers failed to capitalize as Maggette dribbled the ball down
the court and was unable to get a final shot off, despite having eight seconds
on the clock

The Heat are off until Sunday when they visit the Denver Nuggets in the final
game of their six-game road trip.

MIA