Isaiah Thomas scored a season-high 29 points, Julius Randle added 25 and the Lakers continued their improbable surge by shredding the Miami defense on the way to a 131-113 win over the Heat on Thursday night.
Three other players – Brandon Ingram, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and rookie Kyle Kuzma – all scored in double figures for the Lakers, who won in Miami for the first time since February 10, 2008.
The 131 points, which Los Angeles got thanks to its shooting 59 percent from the field and 16-of-29 from 3-point range, was the most points allowed by the Heat this season.
“We are much, much better than we showed tonight defensively,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.
Dwyane Wade scored 25 points for Miami, topping the 25-point mark for the second straight game. Goran Dragic had 19, Justise Winslow scored 17 and Josh Richardson and Bam Adebayo each added 15.
“They ran us out of the gym,” Dragic said. “We cannot allow a team to score 130-something.”
– Associated Press