LOS ANGELES It looks like the Miami Heat is back on the right trackon and off the court. LeBron James scored 39 points10 in the fourth quarterto give the defending NBA champions a hard-fought 99-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.
In the judgment of head coach Erik Spoelstra, it was more than just a win to even their record on the trip at 3-3.
"From the very first day we left Miami," Spoelstra said, "we wanted to accomplish a few things. One, we wanted to connect together as a group away from (home), and we wanted to build a road resolve; a toughness to find ways to win games when you're not shooting the ball particularly well.
"On the road when things don't always go your way and you don't have the momentum and confidence of your home crowd, you just have to find a way to win. (Tonight) is a perfect example.
"We never got into a real flow offensively until late in the game, then we did the things necessary to win. Give the Laker defense credit though, espec...