by Tom Morgan
The L.A. Clippers completed the Sunshine State sweep Thursday night with a 110-93 rout of the Miami Heat.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul each scored 26 points for the Clippers, who rolled over the Orlando Magic the night before.
The Clips took care of this game early, outscoring the Heat 39-15 in the first quarter. It was the biggest first quarter home deficit the Heat have had in franchise history.
J.J. Redick scored 14 points and made four of LA's 13 three-pointers.
Chris Bosh led the Heat with 28 points and 7 rebounds.
Miami played a fourth straight game without guard Dwyane Wade, who is out with a hamstring injury.
In other state sports news...
- Angel Rodriguez scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half and Miami followed up its big win over No. 8 Florida with an easy 66-46 victory over Drexel at the Charleston Classic on Thursday. The Hurricanes will meet Akron for the tournament championship on Sunday.
- Chris Perry scored 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting, Anthony Collins added 16 points, five rebounds, and five assists, and South Florida outlasted UAB in overtime, 73-71. The Bulls are off to a 3-0 start under new head coach Orlando Antigua.
- BeeJay Anya set a school record with 10 blocked shots to help North Carolina State beat Jacksonville 79-43 on Thursday night.
- Freshman Adonys Henriquez scored 21 points as UCF defeated Eckerd 76-59.
- Nick Bjugstad scored twice during regulation and added the winning goal in the shootout as the Florida Panthers won their fourth straight in San Jose, beating the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday
- The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2. Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos scored for Tampa Bay, which has dropped two straight after beating the Rangers in New York 5-1 on Monday.
- In the LPGA, Julieta Granada played bogey free in a tough wind Thursday for a 6-under 66 to take a two-shot lead in the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples.Stacy Lewis was three shots behind.