The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Miami Heat 97-96 for their third win of the season. LA staved off a late Miami surge to get the victory, their first against an east coast team. Ex-Knick Zach Randolph had his best Clipper game with 27 points and 13 rebounds, a drastic improvement from his last game where he scored only 7. Al Thornton also had 27, and Baron Davis had 15 with 9 assists. Chris Kaman had to sit out with a strained arch. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 26 points and 11 assists.