WATCH: Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson star as Lakers cool down Heat

With Kobe Bryant sidelined after just a nine-minute stint, Jordan Clarkson kept the LA Lakers in the thick of things, before Julius Randle nailed the game-winner.

The Lakers shocked the Miami Heat 102-100, as LA’s super sophs carried the team to victory.

Randle went 1-on-1 against Luol Deng with time winding down, before completing a spin move into a left-handed floater for the game-winner.

That gave him a huge double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds, with three assists and a steal.

Prior to that, it was Clarkson carrying the Lakers with 26 points on a 9-of-19 shooting night from the field, along with six rebounds.

It was just the 16th win all season for the Lakers.

The Heat got a 26-point outing from Dwyane Wade, who also notched 10 rebounds and five assists. Luol Deng had 22 points and 11 caroms, while Hassan Whiteside was good for 18 markers, 17 boards, and seven rejections.

Miami slumped to 43-31, forging a three-way tie for the fourth to sixth seeds with the Boston Celtics and the Charlotte Hornets.

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