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Notebook: Heat 96, Cavaliers 95


Brian Dulik, for NBA.com
Posted Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:49 PM - Updated Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:49 PM

THE FACTS: Point guard Norris Cole collected a season-high 16 points, a career-high 11 rebounds, and a career-high nine assists in leading the Miami Heat to a 96-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Small forward Rashard Lewis paced the Heat with 19 points, while shooting guard Ray Allen added 11 points and six assists off the bench. Power forward Tristan Thompson, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, and shooting guard Dion Waiters scored 16 points apiece for the Cavaliers. Cole stole the ball from Irving on the final possession of the game to give Miami its franchise-record 65th win of the season.

QUOTABLE: "I pride myself on being a good defensive player, and Kyrie is obviously a good offensive player. It's fitting it would come down to that. I wanted to stay between him and the basket, and I had a chance to strip the ball -- and I did."
-- Heat point guard Cole.

THE STAT: Miami won the game despite playing without six of its top seven players -- led by its "Big Three" of small forward LeBron James (right hamstring), shooting guard Dwyane Wade (right knee), and power forward Chris Bosh (right knee) -- who were averaging a combined 83.7 points. Also not in uniform for the Heat were point guard Mario Chalmers (right ankle), power forward Udonis Haslem (right ankle), and small forward Shane Battier (left knee). As a result of Miami's depleted roster, 40-year-old power forward Juwan Howard made his first NBA start since April 14, 2010.

TURNING POINT: With the Heat holding a 96-95 lead with 14.2 seconds left, Cole was intentionally fouled by Cavaliers point guard Shaun Livingston. The former Cleveland State standout went to the foul line, but missed both free throws. "I wanted to do something to make up for that," he said. Cole did just that, as soon as the Cavaliers inbounded the ball to Irving with 13.9 ticks remaining. When Irving attempted to drive around him with three seconds left, Cole poked the ball away for the game-saving steal, then ran out the rest of the clock.

QUOTABLE II: "Look at (Miami's) roster. They're not scrubs. They might not have had LeBron or D-Wade or Bosh or some other guys tonight, but a lot of these guys are champions and can start on other teams."
-- Cavaliers power forward Thompson.

HOT: Heat center Joel Anthony set season highs with 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting, nine rebounds, and 32 minutes. ... Howard had seven points and two boards in 19 minutes. He entered the evening with two points and three rebounds in 14 minutes on the season. ... Cavaliers rookie shooting guard Waiters racked up 16 points, three rebounds, and four assists without a turnover off the bench. ... Thompson notched his 31st double-double of the campaign with 16 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. The second-year pro also grabbed eight offensive boards, giving him a Cleveland record 304 on the season -- five more than the former franchise mark set by current Cavaliers executive Zydrunas Ilgauskas in 2004-2005.

NOT: The Cavaliers finished the season with a 14-27 record at Quicken Loans Arena, which is the third-worst mark in the NBA. ... Irving has made 48-of-138 (34.8 percent) field goal attempts in six games since returning from a sprained left shoulder. He also sprinted off the court immediately after the final horn, instead of taking part in a Fan Appreciation Night ceremony with Cleveland's other 14 players. A Cavaliers official reported that Irving rushed off for treatment on his bruised right heel, but the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year contradicted that claim before his postgame press conference. ... Cleveland rookie center Tyler Zeller recorded two rebounds and no blocked shots in 20 minutes.

QUOTABLE III: "A bruised right heel? That's what I have? Oh, when was someone going to tell me that? I'm hurt again. Damn. How long am I going to be out, 4-6 weeks?"
-- Cavaliers point guard Irving.

GOOD MOVE: Heat coach Erik Spoelstra gave natural shooting guards Cole and Allen the keys to Miami's offense, which they ran beautifully. They combined for 15 assists, and dominated their matchups with Irving and Cavaliers shooting guard Wayne Ellington. Miami trailed by 11 points midway through the second quarter, but would lead by 12 early in the fourth. "Guys understand what makes us successful, and that's from one to 15 on our team," Spoelstra said. "Regardless of who plays, there is a Miami Heat pride that comes in and competes."

BAD MOVE: The Cavaliers, who are 64-165 since James fled to Miami as a free agent in July 2010, offered buy-one, get-one free tickets for the game on a recent Fox Sports Ohio telecast. Not only did the deep discount promotion offend some Cleveland season-ticket holders, it failed to sellout the building for a game against the defending NBA champions. An announced crowd of 19,091 was in attendance at Quicken Loans Arena. "This is a big summer for all of us," Irving said. "We all need to move forward and to progress."

NOTABLE: Cavaliers coach Byron Scott, whose job is rumored to be in jeopardy, spoke about his future following the game. "I am going to be back to coach (next season)," he said. "I've got a year left on my contract, so unless I'm told different, I expect to do that." ... Cleveland did not have the services of shooting guard C.J. Miles (concussion, forehead laceration), power forward Luke Walton (right ankle sprain), and center Anderson Varejao (season-ending right knee surgery). ... Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sat courtside, next to Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Phil Taylor and several other local professional athletes.

UP NEXT: For the Heat, Wednesday vs. Orlando, Saturday/Sunday vs. Milwaukee in NBA playoffs. For the Cavaliers, Wednesday @ Charlotte, May 21 @ NBA Draft Lottery.

MIA
CLE
     
    • 50.0%

    • 45.3%

    • 46.4%

    • 38.5%

    • 63.0%

    • 63.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIA CLE
Total Rebounds 45 38
Offensive Rebounds 10 13
Turnovers 17 5
Fast Break Pts: 0 10
Biggest Lead: 12 11
Points in the Paint: 28 50
MIA CLE
p Lewis   19 3 players   16
rb Cole   11 Thompson   13
a Cole   9 Irving   8
s 2 players   1 Gee   3
b 3 players   2 2 players   2
 
  • 11/24 - CLE 108 @ MIA 110
  • 02/24 - CLE 105 @ MIA 109
  • 03/20 - MIA 98 @ CLE 95
  • 04/15 - MIA 96 @ CLE 95
Miami Heat (65-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Howard F 19:20 3-7 0-0 1-1 -2 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 7
R. Lewis F 32:23 5-13 3-7 6-9 +5 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 19
J. Anthony C 31:26 5-5 0-0 1-3 +6 4 5 9 0 3 0 2 2 0 11
M. Miller G 25:43 4-7 3-5 0-0 +2 1 7 8 3 1 0 2 0 0 11
N. Cole G 42:37 6-12 2-2 2-4 -3 1 10 11 9 2 1 4 1 1 16
R. Allen   28:40 3-11 2-7 3-3 +3 0 1 1 6 2 0 4 0 2 11
J. Jones   28:31 5-9 2-6 2-3 +3 0 4 4 3 1 0 1 2 0 14
J. Varnado   14:46 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 1 3 4 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
C. Andersen   16:34 2-2 1-1 2-4 -5 2 1 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 7
C. Bosh DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Chalmers DNP - Coach's Decision
L. James DND - Sore Right Hamstring
D. Wade NWT - Sore Right Knee
Totals   240 33-66 13-28 17-27   10 35 45 25 19 2 17 8 5 96
  50.0% 46.4% 63.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 18
Cleveland Cavaliers (24-57)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Gee F 26:51 5-9 1-1 2-2 -4 0 6 6 0 5 3 0 0 0 13
T. Thompson F 36:19 7-14 0-0 2-4 -8 8 5 13 0 3 0 1 2 2 16
T. Zeller C-F 20:29 4-8 0-0 0-0 -1 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 8
W. Ellington G 21:18 2-6 2-4 0-0 -10 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
K. Irving G 36:11 7-19 1-5 1-2 -6 0 3 3 8 1 2 3 1 1 16
S. Livingston   30:55 2-3 0-0 0-0 +8 0 3 3 7 4 0 0 0 1 4
D. Waiters   26:35 7-14 1-3 1-1 +7 0 3 3 4 1 1 0 2 2 16
M. Speights   17:03 2-7 0-0 2-2 -5 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 6
O. Casspi   10:49 0-0 0-0 0-2 +5 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
K. Jones   13:30 3-6 0-0 4-6 +9 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 10
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Miles DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Quinn DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 39-86 5-13 12-19   13 25 38 20 22 8 5 5 8 95
  45.3% 38.5% 63.2%   team rebs: 7 total to: 6

inactive

  • Heat: Battier, Haslem
  • Cavaliers: Varejao, Walton

technical fouls

  • Heat: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #28 Zach Zarba, #72 J.T. Orr
  • Attendance: 19091
  • Duration: 2:09
Miami Heat (64-16) Cleveland Cavaliers (24-56)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Zeller vs Anthony (Howard gains possession)
Lewis Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:29 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:28 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:23  
  11:05
[CLE 3-0]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Lewis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  10:42  
  10:35 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:34  
Anthony Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  10:30  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:30  
  10:08
[CLE 5-0]
Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST)  09:46
[MIA 3-5]
 
  09:27 Gee Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
  09:16 Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:01  
  08:42
[CLE 7-3]
Gee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:22  
  08:22 Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:22
[MIA 4-7]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:22  
  08:20 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:02 Gee Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:55 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:53 Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:53
[CLE 9-4]
Zeller Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:33  
  07:11 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:10  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:47 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:46  
Cole Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  06:40  
  06:37 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:31 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:30  
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cole (2 AST)  06:23
[MIA 7-9]
 
  06:14 Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Cole Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gee (2 ST)  06:01  
  05:53
[CLE 11-7]
Gee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  05:35  
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:19
[CLE 13-7]
Gee Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  04:55 Ellington Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:36
[CLE 15-7]
Thompson Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Cole Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:14
[MIA 9-15]
 
  03:53 Irving Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:51  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:33  
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:28 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:10
[CLE 17-9]
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:04  
  03:04 Gee Substitution replaced by Waiters 
  03:04 Zeller Substitution replaced by Speights 
Howard Substitution replaced by Allen  03:04  
  02:55 Speights Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lewis Substitution replaced by Jones  02:55  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cole (3 AST)  02:41
[MIA 11-17]
 
  02:27 Speights Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:23 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:23
[CLE 19-11]
Thompson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:04  
Miller Substitution replaced by Varnado  02:04  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:04  
  01:57 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:56  
Cole Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:43
[MIA 13-19]
 
Andersen Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  01:32  
  01:32
[CLE 20-13]
Irving Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  01:28 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Cole Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  01:19
[MIA 15-20]
 
  01:02 Speights Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:59.7  
Allen Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  00:56.3  
Allen Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:56.3  
Allen Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:48.4  
  00:36.9 Thompson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:34.9  
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST)  00:17.9  
  00:15.9
[CLE 22-15]
Irving Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST) 
Andersen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  00:00.0
[MIA 18-22]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Miami Heat (64-16) Cleveland Cavaliers (24-56)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[CLE 25-18]
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Livingston (2 AST) 
Cole 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  11:25
[MIA 21-25]
 
  11:04 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:03  
Cole Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:50 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:31
[CLE 27-21]
Jones Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST) 
Varnado Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:11  
  10:00 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:00  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cole (4 AST)  09:51
[MIA 24-27]
 
  09:39
[CLE 29-24]
Waiters Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Andersen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:39  
  09:39
[CLE 30-24]
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Speights Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:13
[CLE 32-24]
Speights Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Waiters (3 AST) 
  09:02 Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  08:51
[MIA 27-32]
 
  08:33
[CLE 34-27]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Livingston (3 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cole (5 AST)  08:17
[MIA 30-34]
 
  08:00
[CLE 36-30]
Waiters Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Allen Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:40 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:30 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
  07:28 Speights Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Varnado Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:23  
  07:23  
  07:23 Speights Substitution replaced by Zeller 
Cole Substitution replaced by Miller  07:23  
  07:17
[CLE 38-30]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:54  
  06:52 Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:52  
Team Rebound  06:52  
  06:52 Livingston Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:52
[MIA 31-38]
 
Varnado Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:38  
  06:38 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:38 Team Rebound 
Varnado Substitution replaced by Lewis  06:38  
  06:38
[CLE 39-31]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:07
[CLE 41-31]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  05:50 Zeller Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:50 Casspi Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:50 Jones Substitution replaced by Gee 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:50  
Team Rebound  05:50  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:50
[MIA 32-41]
 
  05:29
[CLE 43-32]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:10  
Allen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Andersen (2 AST)  05:06
[MIA 34-43]
 
Lewis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:50  
  04:50 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:50 Team Rebound 
  04:50 Waiters Substitution replaced by Irving 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:50  
  04:50 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lewis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:48  
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  04:29
[MIA 37-43]
 
  04:11 Thompson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:11 Thompson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:59 Zeller Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA) 
Lewis Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  03:59  
Team Rebound  03:59  
Lewis Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS)  03:59
[MIA 38-43]
 
  03:59 Zeller Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Lewis Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS)  03:59
[MIA 39-43]
 
  03:42 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:39 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:31 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:30  
Jones Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  03:19
[MIA 41-43]
 
  03:02 Gee Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:59 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  02:59
[CLE 45-41]
Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lewis Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  02:41
[MIA 43-45]
 
  02:31 Livingston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lewis (1 BLK) 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:29  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  02:06 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lewis (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:00  
Allen Substitution replaced by Howard  02:00  
Jones Substitution replaced by Cole  02:00  
  01:55 Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:55
[MIA 44-45]
 
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:55
[MIA 45-45]
 
  01:38
[CLE 47-45]
Gee Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Howard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:12
[MIA 47-47]
 
  00:53.8
[CLE 49-47]
Livingston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:33.0  
Anthony Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:33.0
[MIA 49-49]
 
  00:33.0 Gee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:33.0  
  00:32.7 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:13.4
[CLE 52-49]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Livingston (4 AST) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:01.9  
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Miami Heat (64-16) Cleveland Cavaliers (24-56)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:43 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:43  
  11:43
[CLE 53-49]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  11:43
[CLE 54-49]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  11:25
[MIA 52-54]
 
  11:03 Ellington Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:01  
Cole Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:49
[MIA 54-54]
 
  10:30 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:29  
Howard Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cole (6 AST)  10:20
[MIA 56-54]
 
  10:20 Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  10:20
[MIA 57-54]
 
  10:08 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:07 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
  10:03 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:02  
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:39
[MIA 59-54]
 
  09:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:26  
  09:26
[CLE 55-59]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:26
[CLE 56-59]
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  09:12
[MIA 62-56]
 
  08:46 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
  08:45 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:42 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:40  
Anthony Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  08:37  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:37  
  08:37 Zeller Substitution replaced by Speights 
  08:21 Speights Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cole (1 ST) 
  08:18 Gee Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Cole Jump Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:45 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (2 BLK) 
  07:44 Thompson Rebound (Off:8 Def:4) 
  07:43 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Howard Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:25 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:13 Speights Jump Shot: Missed 
Lewis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:12  
Howard Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:02  
  06:49
[CLE 59-62]
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gee (3 ST)  06:27  
  06:20 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:18  
Lewis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  06:01  
Lewis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:59  
Lewis Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:59
[MIA 64-59]
 
  05:46 Thompson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:44  
Miller Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:35
[MIA 66-59]
 
  05:17 Speights Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:16  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  05:01
[MIA 68-59]
 
  04:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:53 Ellington Substitution replaced by Livingston 
  04:40
[CLE 61-68]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
  04:21 Livingston Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:21 Gee Substitution replaced by Waiters 
  04:14 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lewis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:14  
Team Rebound  04:14  
Lewis Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:14
[MIA 69-61]
 
  04:02
[CLE 63-69]
Irving Running Bank shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  04:02  
  04:02 Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:01  
Cole Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:40 Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:36
[CLE 65-69]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:36  
Howard Substitution replaced by Allen  03:36  
Miller Substitution replaced by Jones  03:36  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST)  03:19
[MIA 72-65]
 
  02:57 Irving Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:54  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:49 Team Rebound 
Anthony Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:49  
  02:35
[CLE 67-72]
Speights Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Livingston (5 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Thompson Rebound (Off:8 Def:5) 
  02:00 Waiters Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:57  
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Cole (7 AST)  01:47
[MIA 74-67]
 
  01:28 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:27  
Cole Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  01:17  
  01:12
[CLE 69-74]
Waiters Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Irving (7 AST) 
Cole 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  00:52.4
[MIA 77-69]
 
  00:35.9 Speights Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:34.7  
Lewis 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Cole (8 AST)  00:19.1
[MIA 80-69]
 
  00:02.1
[CLE 71-80]
Waiters Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  11:40
[MIA 82-71]
 
Andersen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  11:27  
  11:27
[CLE 72-82]
Speights Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  11:27
[CLE 73-82]
Speights Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  11:15 Casspi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  11:15 Speights Substitution replaced by Zeller 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  11:14  
  11:05 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varnado Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Allen Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  10:47  
  10:26
[CLE 75-82]
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Waiters (4 AST) 
Cole Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:02 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:53 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  09:53  
  09:53 Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Jones Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (5 AST)  09:33
[MIA 84-75]
 
  09:33 Casspi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:33  
  09:33 Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Varnado Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:28  
  09:28 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:28 Team Rebound 
  09:28 Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varnado Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:26  
  09:14 Livingston Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS)  09:14
[MIA 85-75]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 3 (10 PTS)  09:14
[MIA 86-75]
 
Allen Free Throw 3 of 3 (11 PTS)  09:14
[MIA 87-75]
 
  08:58 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:57 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Cole Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:57  
  08:57  
  08:57
[CLE 76-87]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:57 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:57  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Cole Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:30  
  08:19 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:17 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:15
[CLE 78-87]
Zeller Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Cole Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:49  
Varnado Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:47  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Waiters (1 BLK)  07:33  
  07:33 Team Rebound 
  07:21 Waiters Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:21 Team Rebound 
  07:21 Casspi Substitution replaced by Irving 
  07:09
[CLE 80-87]
Livingston Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  06:48  
  06:29 Waiters Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK) 
  06:29 Team Rebound 
  06:29 Zeller Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:22 Thompson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:21  
Varnado Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  06:04  
Varnado Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:04  
  06:04
[CLE 81-87]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:04
[CLE 82-87]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Allen (6 AST)  05:46
[MIA 89-82]
 
  05:21
[CLE 84-89]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Livingston (6 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:43 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Varnado Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:42  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:40  
  04:40 Jones Substitution replaced by Gee 
Varnado Substitution replaced by Lewis  04:40  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:40  
  04:27 Livingston Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:27
[MIA 90-84]
 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:27
[MIA 91-84]
 
  04:11
[CLE 87-91]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Livingston (7 AST) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Cole (9 AST)  03:53
[MIA 93-87]
 
Anthony Violation:Defensive Goaltending  03:43  
  03:43
[CLE 89-93]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Lewis Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  03:28  
  03:24 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:18
[CLE 91-93]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Irving (8 AST) 
  02:56 Gee Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lewis Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:56
[MIA 94-91]
 
Lewis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:56  
Cole Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:55  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:16 Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:12  
  02:00 Gee Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lewis Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:00
[MIA 95-91]
 
Lewis Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:00
[MIA 96-91]
 
  01:40 Irving Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:38  
Lewis Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  01:15  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Waiters (2 BLK)  00:53.9  
  00:51.4 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:46.0
[CLE 93-96]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:46.0  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  00:23.9  
  00:19.4
[CLE 95-96]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  00:14.2 Livingston Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:14.2  
Team Rebound  00:14.2  
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:14.2  
  00:13.9 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:13.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:13.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:13.9 Gee Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  00:03.0 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cole (1 BLK) 
Cole Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  00:02.2  
End of 4th Quarter
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1st Southeast
66
16
9-1
37-4
29-12
CLE
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24
58
2-8
14-27
10-31
 
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James 29.0
James 10.9
James 7.8
Bosh 2.2
Wade 3.0
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