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Recap

James gets the best of Wade as Cavs down Heat in Miami


By Chris Perkins, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday January 26, 2010 12:31AM

MIAMI (NBA.com exclusive) -- It had the makings of a classic. But in the end Monday's matchup between Cleveland forward LeBron James and Miami guard Dwyane Wade turned out to be something even more exceptional.

Depending on your point of view, James led Cleveland to a 92-91 victory at AmericanAirlines Arena, or Wade faltered down the stretch and allowed the Cavs to leave with the win.

Either way, you'd be well-advised to catch a replay of their second quarter battle, when James had 20 points and Wade had 17.

"That was probably the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my life," 21-year-old Heat forward Michael Beasley said.

Both Wade and James finished the game with 32 points. But how they compiled those points was the difference. James, who scored 20 points in the second quarter, hit a pair of free throws with 4.1 seconds left to provide the final score. The free throws came after James stole Wade's attempted behind-the-back pass that was intended for forward Udonis Haslem seconds earlier. James, who demanded to defend Wade on the game's final possession, was fouled attempting a fastbreak layup.

"I was kind of anticipating it," James said of Wade's pass. "I throw that pass myself."

Contrast that with Wade, one of the NBA's best clutch performers. In the game's final minute he missed two vital free throws, committed a crucial turnover, and misfired on a potential game-winning 20-foot jumper.

"We had what we wanted - a one-point lead with the ball," Wade said. "I got careless."

It was a disjointed game, to be sure. Cleveland improved to a league-best 35-11 and extended its win streak to five games despite not having guards Mo Williams (left shoulder) and Delonte West (left ring finger). That meant Daniel "Boobie" Gibson got the start for the second consecutive game and he responded with 15 points.

And he wasn't alone. Center Shaquille O'Neal (19 points) and forward Anderson Varejao (13 points off the bench) did the job offensively, and guards Anthony Parker and Jamario Moon helped limit Wade to 1-for-8 shooting in the second half for just two points.

Miami, which led, 54-50, at halftime, maintained its lead for most of the second half. Cleveland got serious when it went ahead, 88-87, on Gibson's three-pointer with 2:45 left.

Heat center Jermaine O'Neal (18 points) and Haslem (10 points, nine rebounds) each hit baskets to put Miami ahead, 91-90. That led to the late-game dramatics.

"We played well down the stretch and came up short with a tough mishap at the end of the game," Heat forward Quentin Richardson said.

But before the spectacular Wade-James 1-on-1 battle ended it threatened to approach that April Fool's game in 2006. In that face-off, James had 47 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in the Cavaliers' 106-99 victory in Cleveland. Wade ended with 44 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.

Monday's game wasn't that dramatic, but it was good, particularly that second quarter. Both players put their offensive arsenals on display. The period ended with James hitting a three-point shot with 1.2 seconds left and then Wade barely missing a halfcourt heave as time expired. Both players smiled at each other as they headed toward their respective lockerrooms.

"It gets to be a little bit of, 'Anything you can do, I can do better,' Wade said.

On this night, James was better.

Cavaliers
Heat
     
    • 45.2%

    • 43.6%

    • 31.8%

    • 40.0%

    • 67.9%

    • 58.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE MIA
Total Rebounds 11 7
Offensive Rebounds 10 14
Turnovers 13 10
Fast Break Pts: 13 11
Biggest Lead: 3 14
Points in the Paint: 42 32
CLE MIA
p James   32 Wade   32
rb Varejao   10 Wade   10
a James   4 Wade   5
s 4 players   1 Wade   3
b 2 players   1 2 players   2
 
  • 12/02 - MIA @ CLE
  • 12/15 - CLE @ MIA
  • 01/31 - CLE @ MIA
  • 03/29 - MIA @ CLE
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 38:31 9-23 2-9 12-17 +1 0 9 9 4 3 1 4 0 1 32
J. Hickson F 13:16 0-4 0-0 0-0 -17 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
S. O'Neal C 27:26 9-13 0-0 1-4 -4 1 4 5 2 5 0 4 1 0 19
A. Parker G 38:47 1-4 0-3 0-0 +11 2 4 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
D. Gibson G 40:50 5-10 4-6 1-2 -3 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 2 15
A. Varejao   35:58 5-8 0-0 3-3 +12 4 6 10 2 3 1 3 0 1 13
J. Williams   22:27 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 3
Z. Ilgauskas   16:18 3-6 0-0 0-0 +13 2 4 6 2 2 1 0 1 0 6
J. Moon   06:27 0-1 0-1 2-2 -8 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-73 7-22 19-28   10 31 41 14 21 4 13 2 6 92
  45.2% 31.8% 67.9%   team rebs: 11 total to: 13
Miami Heat (47-35)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Q. Richardson F 36:04 1-5 0-3 0-0 +8 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 2
M. Beasley F 28:04 7-14 0-2 2-4 -9 3 4 7 2 4 0 1 0 0 16
J. O'Neal C 30:02 7-14 0-0 4-5 -1 4 4 8 1 4 0 4 2 2 18
D. Wade G 38:51 10-21 3-5 9-16 +2 3 7 10 5 1 3 2 1 0 32
R. Alston G 36:58 4-9 2-3 0-0 -1 0 5 5 4 3 0 1 1 0 10
U. Haslem   29:05 4-10 0-0 2-2 +5 2 7 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 10
J. Anthony   17:58 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 1 2 3 0 4 1 1 2 0 0
D. Wright   17:38 1-2 1-2 0-0 -8 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
M. Chalmers   05:20 0-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Arroyo DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Magloire DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-78 6-15 17-29   14 32 46 13 22 5 10 6 2 91
  43.6% 40.0% 58.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Powe, West, Williams
  • Heat: Cook, Diawara

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Heat: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 13
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #51 Leroy Richardson, #58 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 19600
  • Duration: 2:32
Cleveland Cavaliers (36-11) Miami Heat (23-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs O'Neal (James gains possession)
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:25 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:24  
O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wade (1 ST)  11:19  
  11:08
[MIA 2-0]
Richardson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:46
[CLE 2-2]
 
  10:31 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:31 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:29 Beasley Tip Shot: Missed 
  10:28 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:25
[MIA 4-2]
Beasley Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  10:18  
Team Rebound  10:17  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  10:09  
  10:08 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:02
[MIA 7-2]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Alston (1 AST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:34
[CLE 4-7]
 
O'Neal Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  09:16  
  09:16 Beasley Free Throw Technical Missed 
  09:16 Team Rebound 
  09:08
[MIA 9-4]
O'Neal Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Alston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:29 Alston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:28  
James Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  08:14  
James Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:14  
  07:57
[MIA 11-4]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  07:47
[CLE 6-11]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:37  
  07:37
[MIA 12-6]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:37
[MIA 13-6]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wade (2 ST)  07:15  
  07:12
[MIA 15-6]
Wade Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  06:49
[CLE 8-15]
 
  06:33 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:32  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  06:18
[CLE 11-15]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:04  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  06:04  
  06:04
[MIA 16-11]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:04
[MIA 17-11]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Alston (1 BLK)  05:49  
  05:48 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:31
[MIA 19-11]
O'Neal Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:17  
  05:03 Alston Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:02 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:01
[MIA 21-11]
O'Neal Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  04:41 Alston Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Williams  04:41  
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:41
[CLE 12-21]
 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:41  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:40  
  04:17 Beasley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:17  
Team Rebound  04:17  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  04:17  
  04:17 Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:17
[CLE 13-21]
 
  04:03 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:02  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  03:47
[CLE 15-21]
 
  03:26
[MIA 23-15]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:06  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:04  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Moon  03:04  
  02:41
[MIA 26-15]
Alston 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Alston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:20 Richardson Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:19 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:17 Haslem Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:16 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:13  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:13  
  02:13
[MIA 27-15]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:13
[MIA 28-15]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:00 O'Neal Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
  02:00 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  02:00 Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright 
James Free Throw Technical (2 PTS)  02:00
[CLE 16-28]
 
Moon 3pt Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Alston Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:49  
  01:49
[MIA 29-16]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:49
[MIA 30-16]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Varejao Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST)  01:39
[CLE 18-30]
 
  01:19
[MIA 32-18]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  01:03  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:02  
Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:01
[CLE 20-32]
 
  00:50.0 Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:50.0 Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  00:39.1 Alston Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:39.1
[CLE 21-32]
 
  00:39.1 Alston Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:39.1  
Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:39.1
[CLE 22-32]
 
  00:24.9
[MIA 34-22]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Haslem (1 AST) 
James Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.0  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:01.0  
  00:01.0 Chalmers Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:01.0
[CLE 23-34]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:01.0
[CLE 24-34]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (36-11) Miami Heat (23-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:42  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:02 Anthony Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:01 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:01  
  11:01
[MIA 35-24]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:01 Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:00  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:30 Chalmers Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:29  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Team Rebound 
  09:55 Beasley Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:54 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:39 Haslem Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:38  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:12  
  09:12 Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:12  
Team Rebound  09:12  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:57 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:56  
Timeout : Official  08:56  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:31
[CLE 26-35]
 
  08:11 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:11  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:56  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  07:55  
O'Neal Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  07:49  
  07:32 Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:31  
  07:19 Chalmers Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:19 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Alston 
  07:19 Anthony Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Gibson Substitution replaced by James  07:12  
  07:12 Haslem Substitution replaced by Wade 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:04
[CLE 28-35]
 
  06:37 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:36  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:31
[CLE 30-35]
 
  06:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:25 Wright Substitution replaced by Richardson 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:15  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  06:15  
  06:15
[MIA 36-30]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:15 Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:14  
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  05:54
[CLE 32-36]
 
  05:36 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:33 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:30
[CLE 34-36]
 
  05:30 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  05:30
[CLE 35-36]
 
  05:16 O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ilgauskas (1 ST) 
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:12
[CLE 37-36]
 
  05:12 Wade Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:12 Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:08 Team Timeout : Short 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:57  
  04:57
[MIA 37-37]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  04:57
[MIA 38-37]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:31 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:29 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:28 O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
  04:25 Haslem Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:25
[CLE 38-38]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:25
[CLE 39-38]
 
  04:00 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:59  
Ilgauskas Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:44 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:38
[MIA 40-39]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  03:28 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Gibson  03:28  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:28  
Team Rebound  03:28  
Williams Substitution replaced by Moon  03:28  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:17
[MIA 43-39]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:17  
  03:17 Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:16  
James 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:04
[CLE 42-43]
 
  02:47
[MIA 45-42]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:38  
Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:37  
James Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:20
[CLE 44-45]
 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:04  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:04  
  02:04 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  02:04 Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:04 Team Rebound 
  02:04 Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:03  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:50 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
James Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:50  
  01:50
[MIA 46-44]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  01:50
[MIA 47-44]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Gibson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  01:35
[CLE 46-47]
 
  01:09 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:08  
  00:49.9 Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:49.9
[CLE 47-47]
 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Williams  00:49.9  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.9 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Varejao Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:47.6  
  00:47.6
[MIA 48-47]
Haslem Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:47.6 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson  00:47.6  
  00:47.6 Alston Substitution replaced by Wright 
  00:47.6
[MIA 49-47]
Haslem Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wade (3 ST)  00:32.9  
  00:29.4
[MIA 51-47]
Wade Running Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:29.4  
Moon Substitution replaced by Parker  00:29.4  
  00:29.4 Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  00:28.9 Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
James Substitution replaced by Moon  00:26.5  
  00:26.5 Anthony Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  00:06.6
[MIA 54-47]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:06.6  
Moon Substitution replaced by James  00:06.6  
  00:06.6 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
James 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:01.2
[CLE 50-54]
 
  00:00.2 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (36-11) Miami Heat (23-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:10
[MIA 57-50]
Alston 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:49
[CLE 52-57]
 
  10:37
[MIA 59-52]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Alston (2 AST) 
Beasley Violation:Defensive Goaltending  10:15  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:15
[CLE 54-59]
 
  09:58
[MIA 61-54]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Gibson Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:33 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:27 Alston Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:26 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:25
[MIA 63-54]
Beasley Putback Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
O'Neal Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO)  09:07  
  08:50 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
James Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  08:49  
James Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  08:49  
  08:38 Beasley Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (4 PF)  08:11  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  08:11  
  07:50 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:49 Wade Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:40 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  07:40 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK)  07:22  
  07:21 Wade Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:15
[MIA 65-54]
Beasley Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:15  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  07:15  
  07:03 Alston Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
James Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  06:48
[CLE 56-65]
 
  06:32 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:31  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  06:15
[CLE 59-65]
 
  05:52 Alston Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:51  
Varejao Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:33  
  05:15 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:14  
Varejao Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  05:06
[CLE 61-65]
 
  05:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:42 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  04:23  
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:22  
O'Neal Violation:Kicked Ball  04:16  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  04:10
[CLE 63-65]
 
  03:43
[MIA 67-63]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST) 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  03:30  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:29  
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:24
[CLE 65-67]
 
  03:16 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:11  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  02:59  
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:58  
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (2 AST)  02:48
[CLE 67-67]
 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:48 Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem 
  02:40 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  02:40 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  02:40 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Alston Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:09 Alston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  01:59  
  01:44 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:43  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Alston Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:17 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:16  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  01:02  
  01:00 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Gibson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:55.0  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams  00:55.0  
  00:45.9 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:44.9  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.9 Wade Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:03.2
[MIA 69-67]
Alston Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS)  11:41
[CLE 69-69]
 
  11:18 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  11:17  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:40 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:39  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:22
[CLE 72-69]
 
  10:02
[MIA 72-72]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Alston (3 AST) 
  09:45 Anthony Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:45  
Team Rebound  09:45  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  09:45
[CLE 73-72]
 
  09:32
[MIA 74-73]
Beasley Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  09:21 Beasley Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (2 BLK)  09:12  
  09:11 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  09:04 Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  09:04  
  09:04 Beasley Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  08:51
[CLE 76-74]
 
  08:40
[MIA 76-76]
Beasley Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Alston (4 AST) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:40  
  08:40 Timeout : Official 
  08:40
[MIA 77-76]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  08:20  
  07:58
[MIA 79-76]
Alston Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  07:39
[CLE 78-79]
 
  07:39 Beasley Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  07:39 Alston Substitution replaced by Wade 
  07:39 Beasley Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Parker Substitution replaced by James  07:39  
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  07:39
[CLE 79-79]
 
Varejao Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:29  
  07:15
[MIA 81-79]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST) 
Varejao Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (3 TO)  06:58  
  06:40
[MIA 83-79]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:06
[MIA 85-79]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wade (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:06  
Williams Substitution replaced by Parker  06:06  
  05:53 Anthony Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  05:53
[CLE 80-85]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  05:53
[CLE 81-85]
 
  05:36 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:35  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:20 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:09  
  05:09 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:09 Team Rebound 
  05:09 Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:08  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:33
[MIA 87-81]
Wade Floating Jump shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST)  04:14
[CLE 83-87]
 
  03:51 Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  03:51 Anthony Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
O'Neal Running Hook Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:36 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:30 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:29 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:26 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  03:25  
  03:22 Richardson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  03:22
[CLE 84-87]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  03:22
[CLE 85-87]
 
  03:05 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  03:04  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  02:45
[CLE 88-87]
 
  02:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:45 Wright Substitution replaced by Alston 
  02:22 Alston Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  02:21 O'Neal Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:13 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:12  
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:35
[MIA 89-88]
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  01:35  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Williams  01:35  
  01:35 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  01:34  
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:17
[CLE 90-89]
 
  01:05
[MIA 91-90]
Haslem Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:41.2 Wade Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Gibson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:41.2  
  00:41.2 Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:41.2 Team Rebound 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:41.2  
  00:41.2 Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:39.5  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:39.5  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:39.5  
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wade (1 BLK)  00:24.9  
  00:23.8 Wade Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:06.9 Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Timeout : Official  00:04.1  
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.1  
  00:04.1 Richardson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:04.1  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  00:04.1
[CLE 91-91]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  00:04.1
[CLE 92-91]
 
  00:04.1 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Moon  00:04.1  
  00:01.1 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
MIA
3rd Southeast
47
35
9-1
24-17
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
MIA
2 players 33.2
2 players 7.4
2 players 6.8
2 players 2.0
4 players 1.6

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