Heat and LeBron James square off as the Lakers visit Tyler Herro

Monday marks the start of the Los Angeles Lakers’ four-game road trip as they visit the Miami Heat, who recently ended their early-season losing streak. In Miami’s 121-114 victory over Washingtоn on Friday, Tyler Herro finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds, one assist shy of a double-double for his career.

Bam Adebayo said of Herro, “He’s made himself more dynamic to the point where if you blitz him, he makes a crosscourt pass.” “He’s really improved on looking off guys with his eyes and hitting pinpoint passes.” Herro has led the Heat in scoring in five of the team’s six games and in assists in three of their first six contests. In a game, he averages 25.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.0 assists.

Miami’s victory on Friday ended their losing streak, which had seen them lose all three of their road trip dates. Wednesday’s 109-105 loss to Brooklyn in the first game of a three-game homestand brought the losing run to four games. On the second day of a four-game road trip, Los Angeles takes on Miami in the penultimate game of their homestand. The Lakers lost to the Orlando Magic 120-101 on Saturday to start the tour.

Los Angeles gave up 19 оffensive rebounds and was outrebounded 51–40, which allowed the Magic to gain a 36–15 advantage in second-chance points. Anthony Davis said to Spectrum SportsNet, “It came from everybody, honestly,” in reference to the Lakers’ struggles with rebounding. “Bigs contest (shots by) some of the guards, but when the guards contest, the bigs got to rebound.”

Jarred Vanderbilt’s heel ailment kept him out of the Lakers lineup to start the season. Rui Hachimura has also missed the team’s last three games due to a left eye contusion that he suffered against Sacramento on October 29. Hachimura was placed in the concussion protocol. Taurean Prince, another player in the frontcourt rotation, was sidelined for the game on Saturday due to a knee ailment. It states that he is day-to-day.

Guard Gabe Vincent (knee), who played for the Heat for the past four seasons, will also be out for the Lakers. Miami is substantially healthier going into the match on Monday. The Heat were at full strength except from Caleb Martin’s knee ιnjury, which kept him out of the victory on Friday.

Miami’s top scorers are Herro, Adebayo, and Jimmy Butler, who score 21.4 and 17.2 points per game, respectively. With an average of 11.7 points per game, Duncan Robinson is the only other Heat player who is in double figures. LeBron James leads the Lakers with 24.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game, while Anthony Davis leads Los Angeles with 26.3 points and 13 rebounds per game. Following two championships with the Heat (2012) and three trips to the NBA Finals in four seasons, James is back in Miami. D’Angelo Russell of the Lakers averages 18 points and a team-high 6.5 assists per game. 12.5 points are contributed by Austin Reaves each game.