Dwyane Wade scored 25 points in his 1,000th career game, leading the Miami Heat to a 121-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.

Wade was 8 for 21 from the field and 5 for 10 from 3-point range. The veteran guard will play his final regular-season game in Los Angeles on Monday against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Heat held a 91-90 lead after three quarters using a big fourth to pull away. From the end of the third until just over three minutes remained, the Heat went on a 25-2 run to take control.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tobias Harris scored 20 points and Lou Williams added 18 for the Clippers, who were just 7 of 29 from 3-point range and 33 for 89 from the field.

Miami was without guard Josh Richardson, who was a late scratch because of a shoulder impingement. They also lost guard Tyler Johnson early in the first with a left hip contusion. Johnson had scored eight points in the opening five minutes. Goran Dragic was out because of rest.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Heat finished strong despite playing Friday night at Phoenix when they defeated the Suns. Miami has won four of its past five games and is 2-0 to start a season-high six-game road trip.

As the Heat piled it on in the fourth, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers earned two quick technical fouls and was ejected.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari, right, of Italy, shoots as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari, right, of Italy, shoots as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James Johnson scored 18 points for the Heat and Kelly Olynyk added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Derrick Jones Jr. had 11 rebounds.

Danilo Gallinari had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who saw their NBA-best nine-game home win streak end. The Clippers entered having won 10 of their past 13 games.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace, right, shoots as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace, right, shoots as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

TIP-INS

Heat: Wade was 4 for 7 from 3-point range in the opening two quarters, tying his career high for made 3s before halftime. … Miami outscored the Clippers 30-8 in the final quarter to put the game away.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clippers: The eight-point fourth quarter was their lowest scoring quarter since March 2003. … Luc Mbah a Moute, who has not played since Oct. 23 because of a knee injury, is likely two weeks away from playing according to Rivers

UP NEXT

Miami Heat forward Rodney McGruder, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Miami Heat forward Rodney McGruder, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Heat: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.

Clippers: At Phoenix on Monday.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, shoots as Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, shoots as Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Source: The Associated Press

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