Today’s matchup: Heat look to bounce back, earn first road win of season vs. Clippers

Blake Griffin #32 of the LA Clippers posts up James Johnson #16 of the Miami Heat during a game at American Airlines Arena on December 16, 2016 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

MIAMI HEAT VS. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

When: Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Records: Miami 3-5, Los Angeles 5-3

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

Clippers

F: Danilo Gallinari

F: Blake Griffin

C: DeAndre Jordan

G: Austin Rivers

G: Patrick Beverley

Heat

F: Josh Richardson

F: Okaro White

C: Hassan Whiteside

G: Dion Waiters

G: Goran Dragic

Scouting report: The Heat will be without Rodney McGruder, who is out indefinitely after left tibia surgery. … The Clippers will be without Milos Teodosic, who is out with a plantar fascia injury in his left foot. … The Clippers swept the season-series against the Heat last season, 2-0, and have currently won four straight over Miami. … Heat guard Tyler Johnson has shot a perfect 20-of-20 from the free-throw line this season. That marks the third-longest such streak to start a season in team history. According to Elias, only Dwyane Wade, 24-straight to begin the 2015-16 season, and Dorell Wright, 21-straight to start the 2009-10 season, have longer streaks. … Goran Dragic is averaging a team-high 20.3 points on 49.6 percent shooting for the Heat. … Miami has struggled to execute late in close games, as it owns a 1-4 record in clutch games this season. A “clutch” situation is defined by the NBA as a game that has a margin of five points or fewer inside the final five minutes of the fourth quarter. … The Heat rank 21st of 30 teams in the NBA with a net rating of -2.8, which is a reliable team performance measure that’s the difference between a team’s offensive and defensive ratings (OR-DR). … The Clippers enter Sunday’s game with losses in three of their past four games, including a 113-104 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday. … Former Heat center Willie Reed is averaging 5.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in a bench role for the Clippers this season. Reed declined his $1.6 million player option with the Heat for the 2017-18 season in hopes of earning a bigger contract this past summer, but he ended up signing a one-year agreement with the Clippers for just under $1.5 million, or his minimum salary.

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