Miami stormed forward by as many as 17 factors within the first quarter, however LA fought again with a powerful second quarter to make it 58-56 at half-time.
The Clippers saved their foot on the gasoline within the third, outscoring the Warmth 30-20, making it 86-78 heading into the fourth.
Warmth star Lowry put the strain on the Clippers within the fourth, scoring 22 of Miami’s 31 within the ultimate interval, however it wasn’t sufficient as LA held on late to select up the win.
Paul George continued his glorious begin to the season, scoring 27 factors, and Reggie Jackson added all of his 22 within the second half.
“We acquired lots of combat. We combat each recreation, regardless that we’re down, we give ourselves an opportunity to win a recreation, and you recognize, we end stronger,” stated Eric Bledsoe, who added 21 factors for the Clippers.
Bam Adebayo had a season-high 30 factors and 11 rebounds for the Warmth and, regardless of the loss, was impress with Lowry’s show.
“I like that Kyle. I like that sort of Kyle,” Adebayo advised reporters after the sport. “I like that aggressive Kyle. I like the way in which he acquired to his sports activities. I feed off that.”
After the loss, Lowry stated that the Warmth’s latest struggles — Miami misplaced their third straight recreation, and fourth of their final 5 — as motivation for his blistering fourth quarter, however it got here up simply quick.
“I used to be making an attempt to only discover a technique to get a win,” Lowry stated. “I had alternative, I attacked much more. And simply making an attempt to be a bit of bit extra assertive on my group, however it would not matter as a result of we nonetheless misplaced the sport.”
The win lifts the Clippers to 7-4 on the season, and sees them again amongst the West’s finest, made all of the extra spectacular given their 1-4 begin to the season.