MIAMI -- Turns out, DeAndre Jordan does more than catch lobs. Sometimes he grabs offensive rebounds and scores to clinch games for the Los Angeles Clippers.And that was a most fitting ending on Friday night.Blake Griffin scored 20 points, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick each added 17 and the Clippers held on to beat the Miami Heat 102-98 for their fourth consecutive win. Jordan had a putback of a missed free throw by Paul with 7.7 seconds left to seal the win for Los Angeles.Thats what he does, Paul said. Rebound, get buckets, make shots.Jordan had 12 points and 19 rebounds, his big night coming a day after Heat center Hassan Whiteside said Jordan just catches lobs -- a comment he would insist Friday was misconstrued.I just wanted to come out here and get a win, Jordan said.Goran Dragic had 21 points and 11 assists, Justise Winslow scored 15 and Wayne Ellington added 13 points before leaving injured for Miami.Whiteside had 11 points and 17 rebounds, and wasnt on the floor for Jordans final rebound. Miami was going with a small lineup, guessing that Paul wouldnt miss from the line and trying to set up what it figured would be a 3-point shot for a tie.DJ took advantage of the size and then made the shot, which was even better, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.The Clippers led by 16 in the first half. Miami got within six before Los Angeles went up 16 again in the third quarter -- then had to hang on.We lost this game in the first half, Dragic said.A three-point play by Josh Richardson with 13.2 seconds left got Miami within three, and the Heat forced a turnover on the Clippers ensuing inbounds pass. The Clippers didnt want to give up a 3 and fouled Dragic, who made both to make it 99-98.A terrific second half against a team thats obviously a championship-caliber team, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. But you have to play 48 minutes.TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles had 60 points in the first half, 42 in the second. ... It was Pauls 800th regular-season game. No one in NBA history had as many points, assists and steals through 800 games, and only John Stockton, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson had more assists at this point in their careers. ... Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) missed his second consecutive game.Heat: Tyler Johnson (illness) did not play. ... Ellington left in the third quarter with a right hamstring strain. ... Miami made 10 of its first 17 shots, then four of its next 17. ... Winslow met up with U.S. soccer star Jozy Altidore postgame, chatting and posing for photos.SAGER TRIBUTEThe Heat had a pregame tribute video and moment of silence to honor the life of broadcaster Craig Sager, who died this week after a long fight with leukemia.Rivers was a business partner of Sagers for about nine years in a sports bar called Jocks & Jills.I didnt get any profits -- I think Craig enjoyed himself quite a bit, Rivers said.Spoelstra called Sager a pillar of greatness and character.PIERCE IN MIAMIPaul Pierce didnt get in for the Clippers on Friday, meaning hes probably played for the last time in Miami. He has more regular-season points (1,205) against Miami than anyone in history, and no one has more than his 79 combined regular-season and playoff appearances against the Heat. 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But in a game that still means a great deal to them and facing an inexperienced and ineffective quarterback in Matt Barkley, the Titans D will get in the end zone. -- Paul KuharskyChicago BearsJordan Howard will finish the game with slightly less than 100 yards rushing.dddddddddddd. With Barkley at quarterback, the Bears are expected to run the football versus Tennessee. Howard should get plenty of touches, but there is legitimate concern about this health. The rookie didnt look close to 100 percent in last weeks loss in New York. Howard appeared to labor when he reached the second level of the Giants defense. Hes tough, and will no doubt try to push through, but cracking the 100-yard barrier will be difficult. -- Jeff Dickerson ' ' '
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