LeBron James is heading back to Cleveland Wednesday night. But unlike the past trips, the focus won’t be completely on James, but rather the entire Heat team as they look for the team’s 24th consecutive victory.
Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving beat San Antonio’s Matt Bonner to win the 3-point contest during All-Star Saturday night.
For the first time, LeBron James will be facing his former team as an NBA champion.
Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year, beating out another point guard Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The ascent has been rapid for the 19-year-old former New Jersey high school player from St. Patrick’s who last year, due to an injury, played just 11 games as a freshman at Duke.
LeBron James scored 28 in his third game back to Cleveland as a visitor, Dwyane Wade added 22 and the Miami Heat won their fifth straight — all on the road — by destroying the Cavaliers 111-87 on Friday night.