‘‘When the lights are bright and the popcorn’s poppin’, our guys come to life,’’ Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. ‘‘That’s a great quality.’’
NOTES: Miami now has the best home record in the Eastern Conference, with Indiana losing on Friday night at home to Toronto. ... Heat F Udonis Haslem passed the 5,000-rebound mark for his career during the game. ... The Heat continue their L.A. Story at home on Sunday, playing host to the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Clippers F Caron Butler said before the game that he still enjoys playing in Miami, noting it was the Heat who ‘‘took a chance’’ on him coming into the league and it gives him a chance to see the NBA’s ‘‘Godfather’’ in Heat President Pat Riley. ... Clippers backup C Ronny Turiaf got his NBA championship ring from the Heat in a brief pregame ceremony. ... Billups and Paul combined to shoot 3 for 10.