Ray Allen grabbed a pass from LeBron James with less than 20 seconds remaining and drilled a three to give the Miami Heat a 110-108 lead, and following a missed three by the Cavaliers' Jeremy Pargo at the other end; that is where the score ended.
It was a solid effort for the Cavs as they took on the defending champions in Miami without injured star point guard Kyrie Irving.
The Cavs started off strong and actually took a 59-48 lead into halftime, but the Heat woke up in the second half and cranked up the defense.
Player of the Game: LeBron James
James was his usual fantastic self as he went up against his former team. He was a superb 10-of-16 from the field for 30 points. He also had six rebounds, five dimes and a block.
The Cavaliers will travel to Memphis for a game against the Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET on Monday. That will conclude their current three-game road trip.
The Heat will get some time off before hosting the Spurs on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET and they will then host Brooklyn the following Saturday to conclude their current four-game homestand.