Wade tossed up a perfect lob for Whiteside on the other end, Hill converted a difficult play at the basket, but Miami answered with their two-man game with Wade giving Whiteside another great pass for a layup.
Rookie Jordan Clarkson missed a three-pointer with 16.9 seconds left and Whiteside finished the scoring for the night with three free throws.
Wade finished with 25 points and six assists. Whiteside scored 18 points with 25 rebounds and four blocked shots. Goran Dragic added 21 points while Luol Deng scored 15.
Miami shot 40.5% from the field and 18.8% from behind the arc (3-16), but really punished the Lakers at the free throw line with 43 attempts (making 33, 76.7%).
Both Davis (12 rebounds) and Hill (10) notched double-doubles. Lin was one assist away with nine, with just one turnover.
The Lakers shot 43.2% from the field and 38.9% from behind the arc (7-18), but took just 17 free throws (making 11, 64.7%).
The Heat seemed to take control in the third quarter, advancing ahead by 10 points with just three minutes left in the period.
When the dust settled, Miami held a three-point advantage.
Miami did a much better job defensively in the third, until their late lapse. The Lakers shot 46% from the field for the game, dipping from 57.9% at halftime.
Carlos Boozer led the Lakers with 13 points. Ed Davis had a double-double off the bench with 12 points and 10 rebounds in just 17 minutes.
Miami hit 43.1% from the field. Both teams had 11 turnovers.
The Lakers out-scored the Heat by eight points (26-18) in the second quarter, maintaining their 57.9% shooting from the field.
Miami dipped slightly to 44.7%, missing seven of eight three-point attempts (12.5%).
Luol Deng led the Heat with 11 points. Hassan Whiteside neared a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds, but also had three turnovers.
After a hot start for the Lakers, the Heat pulled ahead to take a three-point lead heading into the second quarter.
The Lakers shot an impressive 57.9% from the field, but sent the Heat to the line nine times (for eight points). The Lakers took just four free throws, making two.
Miami hit 45.5% of their shots, led by Luol Deng with nine points.
Both teams turned the ball over four times. Miami held a 13 to eight rebounding advantage.
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