Avery Bradley
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The Los Angels Lakers allowed the Miami Heat to break away early in the game and had to make a big push in order to reduce a 26-point deficit.

It wasn’t the first time for the purple and gold this season when they started the game with less energy than their opponents.

“We’re not learning from our mistakes. … We just have to play better,” said Avery Bradley, who had 15 points in 31 minutes of play, per Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation.