Miami star Dwyane Wade went down with a knee injury in the first half, and the Heat’s playoff chances took another major blow with a 114-88 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.
One of the most intriguing matchups throughout this season has been between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Miami Heat handed LeBron James another loss on his former home floor with a 106-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
When LeBron James bolted Miami to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he expressed a desire to help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in the NBA.
The collective reaction from the NBA to Derrick Rose’s latest injury news was simple: “Not again.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers are a much different team than the one the Miami Heat defeated on Christmas Day.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wrapped each other in a pregame embrace, chatted and laughed at halftime, then hugged again after the final buzzer.
His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.
The offensive concept of pace-and-space was nearly an unbeatable combination for the Miami Heat, the plan of surrounding LeBron James with multiple shooters good enough to net two straight NBA titles.
LeBron James scored seven points while playing only 20 minutes against his former team, and the Cleveland Cavaliers went on to beat the Miami Heat 122-119 in overtime Saturday in an exhibition game in Brazil.