The 2014 NBA schedule live stream and televised games bring a superstar matchup to the big screen and mobile devices on Wednesday evening. It will be the Miami Heat vs. LA Clippers at the Staples Center, as LeBron James and crew look for a tough road win against Blake Griffin and the Clippers. Los Angeles continues to move forward without their superstar point guard Chris Paul, but has enjoyed a rather dominant record on their home floor so far this season. The latest televised and live stream NBA game will be presented for sports fans via ESPN sources.
A Miami Herald pre-game report on Feb. 5 notes that the Heat will begin a six-game road trip tonight with their game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Heat went 3-1 in their last four games including a recent 102-96 win against the Detroit Pistons, and a "thrashing" of the San Antonio Spurs. They'd like to forget about a home loss against Oklahoma City in those past games though and starting off tonight's road trip with a win over a playoff-bound Clippers team could be another step towards a third consecutive NBA title.
Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra said of his team's outlook heading forward:
"It’s time for us to impose our will on the season, the way we’re capable of. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a striking point like last year. Likely, it’s not going to be the same as last year. So if we’re looking for inspiration, saying this is the moment because last year it was, after the Super Bowl … if it works out that way, fine, if that’s the inspiration we need. But it’s got to be something deeper than that."
Spoelstra is referring to the Heat going on a 27-game win streak last season, which many thought might achieve a new NBA all-time record. Previously, the 1971-72 Lakers had won 33 in a row, with the Heat falling short in that quest, but still capturing the NBA championship when the season was over. With most of their star lineup still in tact, and despite Dwyane Wade dealing with injury issues, they continue to stay relevant among contending teams.
The same might be said for the Los Angeles Clippers, who are still staying afloat despite an injury that has sidelined their superstar point guard Chris Paul. Paul suffered a separated shoulder several weeks ago, that has him out until near or after the NBA All-Star break. However, Los Angeles has dominated at home with an impressive 20-3 record there, and a 34-17 record in the league, good for fourth-best in the Western Conference. Much of that is thanks to Blake Griffin who has continued to impress this season, leading the team with 23.3 points a game, while teammate DeAndre Jordan leads the team and league in rebounding (14 per game) and field goal percentage (.651) as well as remaining in the top five in blocks (2.37 per game). Tonight's game just might give the inside forces a chance to show their stuff against a Miami team that has been criticized for their lack of a frontcourt.
Odds makers believe Odds makers are giving the edge to Griffin and the Clippers at home, even without Chris Paul in the lineup. Los Angeles are 1-1/2 to 2-point favorites for tonight's game over the Heat, while the over/under is set at about 208 points at various sports books. SunSports and FS-Prime Ticket will provide away and home coverage for tonight's teams on TV in local regions.
Wednesday night's Heat vs. Clippers game has a scheduled start time of 10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This game will be televised on ESPN in standard or hi-definition formats for cable and satellite TV viewers. In addition, the ESPN broadband sports network, WatchESPN, will have live streaming online presentation of this game for participating cable and satellite customers. See more details here on which providers offer the free live stream, as well as any device restrictions or regional blackouts.