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Heat win LeBron's Miami return, top Cavs 101-91


By TIM REYNOLDS
Posted Dec 25 2014 9:37PM

MIAMI (AP) LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wrapped each other in a pregame embrace, chatted and laughed at halftime, then hugged again after the final buzzer.

Just like old times.

Only this time, just one got to enjoy a victory.

James' return to Miami as an opponent was a success - for the Heat, that is. Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng had 25 points and dogged James defensively all night, and the Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-91 in a hyped Christmas matchup Thursday.

"We didn't have a bad breakup," Wade said. "We played against each other for seven years, man. The weirdness just wasn't there. It wasn't like we played against each other our whole career and the breakup happened. We played against each other for seven years, then with each other for a period of time, then he went back to the same situation and I'm in the same place."

Here's an example of how their relationship has endured: When James, who returned to Cleveland in the offseason after four seasons and two titles with the Heat, and the Cavaliers landed in South Florida on Wednesday, the four-time NBA MVP went to Wade's house for a night of Christmas Eve revelry.

James turns 30 on Tuesday. He had questions for the 32-year-old Wade about what changes at that age. That's what they talked about, no smack about how the Cavaliers are perceived to be a championship contender and how the Heat aren't even at the .500 mark.

"We only play this game for so long," said James, who got a warm ovation when a video of his Heat highlights played in the first quarter. "You've still got life afterwards. For us we're going to compete, we're going to go about our business and do what we need to do in our profession. You'll never let friendship come in between that."

It was fitting that they talked about life after 30 - because for the seventh time in their head-to-head meetings, both scored at least 30 points.

James had 30 points and eight assists for the Cavaliers, who got 25 from Kyrie Irving and 14 from Kevin Love.

"Couple of the best in this generation," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said about the James vs. Wade nights. "Spectacular. I wish I could sit back and enjoy it like a fan, because it's just fantastic basketball. ... However long these two guys play, you'll get your money's worth."

Deng had eight points and eight assists for Miami. Chris Andersen scored 12 for the Heat, who led by as many as 17, trailed for a moment in the fourth quarter before gathering themselves and pulling away again.

Miami was again without Chris Bosh, still sidelined by a calf injury.

Wade was just 2 for 12 after halftime. Backcourt mate Mario Chalmers was 2 for 12 for the game.

It didn't matter.

Miami found a way, even after a 17-point lead slipped away - just like a 23-pointer did against Philadelphia two nights earlier.

James had a go-ahead dunk in transition with 11:20 left. After that slam put Cleveland up 78-77, he got a technical foul for hanging on the rim a bit too long - so that lead lasted exactly zero seconds.

Wade made a free throw after the technical, tying the game. And up 90-87 late, the Heat finished on an 11-4 spurt.

"We're not that good right now," James said. "We've won some really good games, we've lost some games, but we're not that good right now."

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Love started at center, replacing the now out-for-the-season Anderson Varejao. James had left leg tightness after leapfrogging a row of baseline seats in the third quarter, and Irving bruised a knee in a collision in the final moments. ... Cleveland's next trip to Miami is March 16.

Heat: Wade made his 10th Christmas start, twice as many as any player in Heat history. Chalmers started on the holiday for a fourth time, tying Bosh and James for third-most. ... The second half was briefly delayed while lights were coming back up after Flo Rida's halftime show.

FREE THROWS

James took 18 free throws. The Heat took 17.

DENG'S NIGHT

Deng never before had a game with at least 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. "This game meant a lot to a lot of people," Deng said.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: At Orlando on Friday night.

Heat: Host Memphis on Saturday night.


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CLE
MIA
     
    • 44.4%

    • 47.6%

    • 23.1%

    • 33.3%

    • 63.6%

    • 82.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE MIA
Total Rebounds 37 43
Offensive Rebounds 11 12
Turnovers 15 11
Fast Break Pts: 10 7
Biggest Lead: 2 17
Points in the Paint: 28 44
CLE MIA
p James   30 Wade   31
rb Thompson   9 2 players   8
a James   8 Deng   8
s Waiters   3 2 players   2
b Waiters   2 3 players   1
 
  • 12/25 - CLE 91 @ MIA 101
  • 02/11 - MIA 93 @ CLE 113
  • 03/16 - CLE 92 @ MIA 106
  • 04/02 - MIA 88 @ CLE 114
Cleveland Cavaliers (17-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Marion F 18:32 1-5 0-2 0-0 -12 3 2 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 2
L. James F 40:02 9-16 2-8 10-18 -9 0 4 4 8 1 0 4 0 0 30
K. Love C 39:00 5-13 0-4 4-4 -2 1 4 5 3 0 1 2 1 1 14
M. Miller G 25:47 2-4 2-4 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 6
K. Irving G 42:25 10-19 1-3 4-5 -10 0 4 4 3 3 1 2 0 1 25
D. Waiters   28:27 3-8 1-4 1-2 -1 1 5 6 2 1 3 3 2 0 8
T. Thompson   26:22 2-5 0-0 2-4 -6 4 5 9 0 2 1 1 1 1 6
M. Dellavedova   15:16 0-2 0-1 0-0 -3 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
J. Jones   04:09 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Amundson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Kirk DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-72 6-26 21-33   11 26 37 16 15 8 15 4 3 91
  44.4% 23.1% 63.6%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15
Miami Heat (14-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 40:02 11-16 1-3 2-2 +9 3 5 8 8 4 0 2 0 0 25
S. Williams F 26:27 2-6 1-5 0-0 0 2 3 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 5
C. Andersen C 29:11 4-5 0-0 4-6 +15 2 6 8 1 5 2 0 1 0 12
D. Wade G 36:40 12-28 2-5 5-5 +5 1 4 5 5 0 2 1 1 1 31
M. Chalmers G 30:56 2-12 1-4 0-0 +4 1 0 1 6 3 1 2 0 3 5
N. Cole   33:41 2-7 1-2 3-4 +9 1 1 2 5 3 1 4 0 0 8
U. Haslem   12:51 3-4 0-0 0-0 -12 1 3 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 6
H. Whiteside   07:55 0-1 0-0 0-0 +5 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
D. Granger   22:17 4-5 1-2 0-0 +15 0 7 7 1 4 0 0 0 0 9
A. Dawkins DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Ennis DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hamilton DND - Concussion
S. Napier DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-84 7-21 14-17   12 31 43 27 26 8 11 3 4 101
  47.6% 33.3% 82.4%   team rebs: 11 total to: 13

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Price, Varejao
  • Heat: Bosh, McRoberts

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: James
  • Heat: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #30 John Goble, #79 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 19817
  • Duration: 2:31
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Miami Heat (35-39)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Andersen vs Love (James gains possession)
Irving Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:38
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:18
[MIA 2-2]
Deng Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wade (1 ST)  11:07  
  11:02
[MIA 4-2]
Wade Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (2 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:24 Chalmers Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  10:23 Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:23 Deng Tip Shot: Missed 
  10:22 Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:18
[MIA 6-2]
Wade Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (3 AST) 
James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:04  
  09:42 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:34 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:28
[MIA 8-2]
Chalmers Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:19
[CLE 4-8]
 
Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:06  
  09:06
[MIA 9-4]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:06
[MIA 10-4]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:48
[CLE 6-10]
 
  08:33 Wade Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:32  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:26
[CLE 8-10]
 
  08:05
[MIA 13-8]
Deng 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  07:56
[CLE 10-13]
 
  07:44 Chalmers Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  07:44 Chalmers Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  07:44 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Irving Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  07:32  
Irving Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:32  
  07:09 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:08 Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  07:02
[MIA 15-10]
Andersen Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wade (2 ST)  06:57  
  06:49
[MIA 17-10]
Wade Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:39 Andersen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:39
[CLE 11-17]
 
  06:39 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Cole 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:39
[CLE 12-17]
 
  06:24
[MIA 19-12]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST) 
Marion Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:12  
  05:59 Wade Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:57  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Marion Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:44  
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
Marion Substitution replaced by Waiters  05:44  
  05:44 Andersen Substitution replaced by Haslem 
  05:44 Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:44 Team Rebound 
  05:44
[MIA 20-12]
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:24 Deng Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:02
[CLE 14-20]
 
  04:43 Wade Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:42  
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  04:26
[CLE 17-20]
 
  04:06
[MIA 22-17]
Deng Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  03:53
[CLE 19-22]
 
  03:53 Haslem Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:53  
James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:53  
  03:51 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:36
[MIA 24-19]
Deng Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Cole (2 AST) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  03:18
[CLE 21-24]
 
  03:05 Cole Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Haslem (1 ST)  03:00  
  02:56
[MIA 26-21]
Wade Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Deng (2 AST) 
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  02:50
[CLE 23-26]
 
  02:31 Cole Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:30 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:30
[MIA 28-23]
Wade Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:10  
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  02:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:04  
  02:04 Williams Substitution replaced by Whiteside 
  02:04 Wade Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
  02:03 Jump Ball Haslem vs Irving (Whiteside gains possession) 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:48  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  01:48  
  01:34 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  01:24 Haslem Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:24
[CLE 24-28]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:24
[CLE 25-28]
 
  01:06
[MIA 30-25]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Deng (3 AST) 
  00:47.0 Whiteside Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:47.0  
Team Rebound  00:47.0  
Love Substitution replaced by Marion  00:47.0  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:47.0
[CLE 26-30]
 
  00:38.5 Whiteside Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:38.5 Whiteside Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.9 Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:06.8 Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed Block: Waiters (1 BLK) 
  00:05.8 Team Rebound 
  00:02.8 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:01.7  
  00:00.7 Haslem Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:00.7
[CLE 27-30]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:00.7  
  00:00.2 Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Miami Heat (35-39)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37
[MIA 33-27]
Cole 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Granger (1 AST) 
Waiters Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:22  
Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:07  
  10:57
[MIA 35-27]
Granger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (4 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  10:42  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:41  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  10:39  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:38  
  10:34 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:34  
Team Rebound  10:34  
Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:34
[CLE 28-35]
 
  10:12 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:11 Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:09 Whiteside Layup Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:08  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:50 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:49  
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Chalmers (1 ST)  09:44  
  09:38
[MIA 38-28]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:29  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Love  09:29  
Marion 3pt Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:00
[MIA 40-28]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:36
[CLE 30-40]
 
  08:21 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:20  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  08:14  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:13  
Marion Substitution replaced by Miller  08:10  
Waiters Substitution replaced by James  08:10  
  08:10 Cole Substitution replaced by Deng 
  08:10 Granger Substitution replaced by Wade 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Whiteside (1 BLK)  08:02  
  08:01 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:54
[MIA 42-30]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
  07:41 Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:41  
Team Rebound  07:41  
  07:41 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Cole 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:41
[CLE 31-42]
 
  07:21 Deng 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:20 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:15
[MIA 44-31]
Cole Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:53 Cole Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:53
[CLE 32-44]
 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jones  06:53  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:53
[CLE 33-44]
 
  06:37
[MIA 46-33]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Cole (3 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  06:09
[CLE 36-46]
 
  06:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:09 Williams Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  06:09 Whiteside Substitution replaced by Granger 
  05:53
[MIA 49-36]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:28 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:22 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:21  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST)  05:09  
  04:49 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:48  
  04:47 Cole Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:47
[CLE 37-49]
 
  04:47 Cole Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:27
[MIA 52-37]
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST) 
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:07
[CLE 39-52]
 
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:55  
  03:55
[MIA 53-39]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  03:55
[MIA 54-39]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:18
[MIA 56-39]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  03:03
[CLE 41-56]
 
Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:44  
  02:44  
Jones Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:44  
  02:44 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:44 Team Rebound 
James Violation:Lane  02:44  
  02:44
[MIA 57-41]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:36 Deng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:36
[CLE 42-57]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:36
[CLE 43-57]
 
  02:18 Wade Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:18  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:47
[MIA 60-43]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Deng (4 AST) 
Irving Step Back Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:22
[CLE 45-60]
 
  01:06 Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:05  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  01:00  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:59.6  
  00:59.6 Chalmers Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:59.6
[CLE 46-60]
 
Irving Substitution replaced by Waiters  00:59.6  
  00:59.6 Granger Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:59.6 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Cole 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:59.6  
  00:58.8 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:38.4
[MIA 62-46]
Deng Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:17.7
[CLE 49-62]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:06.9  
  00:06.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:06.9 Andersen Substitution replaced by Granger 
Love Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:06.9  
  00:00.7 Wade Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Miami Heat (35-39)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:38  
  11:37 Deng Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  11:17
[CLE 51-62]
 
  11:00 Jump Ball Chalmers vs Irving (Williams gains possession) 
  10:50 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
James Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  10:38
[CLE 53-62]
 
  10:18
[MIA 64-53]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:59
[CLE 55-64]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:47  
  09:40 Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
  09:39 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:38 Andersen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Chalmers Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:36 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:35  
Marion Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  09:29
[CLE 57-64]
 
  09:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:17 Wade Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Team Rebound 
  09:11 Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST) 
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:44
[MIA 66-57]
Deng Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST) 
Love Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  08:29
[CLE 59-66]
 
  08:03 Deng Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:02  
  07:42 Deng Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  07:35
[CLE 61-66]
 
Miller Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:18  
  07:18 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:18 Team Rebound 
Miller Substitution replaced by Thompson  07:18  
  07:18 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Cole 
  07:18
[MIA 67-61]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Marion 3pt Shot: Missed  07:08  
Team Rebound  07:06  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:00  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:42 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:30 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:29 Team Rebound 
  06:25
[MIA 69-61]
Andersen Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:53  
  05:53
[MIA 70-61]
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Marion Substitution replaced by Waiters  05:53  
  05:53
[MIA 71-61]
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:17 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:16 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:14 Wade Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:13  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  04:52
[CLE 64-71]
 
  04:44 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:44 Andersen Substitution replaced by Haslem 
  04:44 Wade Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
  04:27 Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:25  
  04:11
[MIA 73-64]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Cole (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:08  
James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:08  
  04:08 Deng Substitution replaced by Granger 
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:45
[CLE 66-73]
 
  03:27 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:26  
Irving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  03:19
[CLE 68-73]
 
  03:19 Granger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  03:19
[CLE 69-73]
 
  03:06 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:05  
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:57 Haslem Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:53
[CLE 71-73]
 
  02:28 Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:27  
  02:20 Cole Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  02:20 Williams Substitution replaced by Wade 
Dellavedova Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:08  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:07  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 Team Rebound 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:43  
  01:43
[MIA 74-71]
Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:43
[MIA 75-71]
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:32 Granger Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:32
[CLE 72-75]
 
Irving Substitution replaced by Marion  01:32  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:32
[CLE 73-75]
 
  01:17 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:16  
Love Hook Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:58.9  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.9 Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:30.9 Wade Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  00:29.6 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:28.6
[MIA 77-73]
Haslem Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:08.4 Granger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:08.4
[CLE 74-77]
 
Love Substitution replaced by Miller  00:08.4  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:08.4  
  00:06.9 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:00.4 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Irving Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  11:43
[CLE 76-77]
 
  11:23 Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST)  11:20
[CLE 78-77]
 
James Hanging Technical  11:20  
  11:20
[MIA 78-78]
Wade Free Throw Technical (27 PTS) 
  10:53
[MIA 80-78]
Haslem Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Deng (5 AST) 
Thompson Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO)  10:43  
  10:28 Deng 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:27  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  10:04
[CLE 80-80]
 
  09:44 Wade Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:43  
Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:37  
  09:37 Haslem Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  09:26 Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:25  
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:04 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:03 Team Rebound 
  09:03 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Granger 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:57  
  08:57  
  08:57 Wade Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
  08:52
[MIA 82-80]
Granger Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Deng (6 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:31  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  08:18  
  08:18 Chalmers Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Thompson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  08:10  
  08:09 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:04 Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Waiters (2 BLK) 
  08:03 Cole Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:58
[MIA 84-80]
Deng Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Cole (5 AST) 
  07:36 Andersen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:36  
Team Rebound  07:36  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  07:36
[CLE 81-84]
 
  07:14
[MIA 86-81]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (6 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:58 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:58  
  06:47 Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST) 
Waiters Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Cole (1 ST)  06:40  
  06:35 Cole Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Waiters (2 ST) 
  06:33 Deng Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:33  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Love  06:33  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  06:12  
Team Rebound  06:11  
  06:08 Andersen Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Andersen (2 ST)  05:55  
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:55 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Wade 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:55  
  05:37 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:36  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:15 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:14  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Waiters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:40  
  04:40
[MIA 87-81]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  04:40  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Miller  04:40  
  04:40
[MIA 88-81]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:21 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:07
[MIA 90-81]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wade (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:02  
  03:53 Andersen Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:53  
Team Rebound  03:53  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:43 Wade Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (3 ST) 
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST)  03:40
[CLE 83-90]
 
  03:40 Granger Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS)  03:40
[CLE 84-90]
 
  03:23 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:22  
  03:09 Jump Ball Cole vs Miller (Waiters gains possession) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  03:00
[CLE 87-90]
 
  02:37
[MIA 93-87]
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Deng (7 AST) 
Irving Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:23 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:04
[MIA 95-87]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Deng (8 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wade (1 BLK)  01:50  
Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:49  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:19
[MIA 97-87]
Granger Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:19  
James 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  01:15
[CLE 90-97]
 
  00:53.5
[MIA 99-90]
Deng Floating Jump shot: Made (25 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.9 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:24.4
[MIA 101-90]
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
  00:16.9 Andersen Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:16.9  
Team Rebound  00:16.9  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:16.9
[CLE 91-101]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
MIA
3rd Southeast
37
45
4-6
20-21
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
MIA
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