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TL;DR news on Lakers vs Heat at February 19, 2023

Russell Westbrook scored 24 for the Lakers, former Heat guard Avery Bradley added 15 and Carmelo Anthony scored 11. The Lakers were without Anthony Davis for a 17th consecutive game while he continues recovery from a sprained left knee ligament. Davis was listed as questionable for Sunday, raising the chance he could have finally returned, but the Lakers decided he needed at least a couple more days. Heat: Butler, playing in his 709th game including playoffs, had 10 assists by halftime for the first time. The Heat fouled 31 times while L.A. Points from the Lakers' stars Anthony Davis is nearing a return but was ruled out for this game. To add to that, the Lakers actually kept the game very close, against an excellent Heat side, looking to win the 2022 NBA championship. The Lakers will next head south to Miami and attempt to sweep the season series against the Heat, the team they beat in those 2020 NBA finals in the Orlando bubble. For more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.