Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
I promise that I'll keep the LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers comments to single digits per quarter.
Even though this matchup is being played in South Beach, every time the Cavaliers step on the court against LeBron, there'll be at least a little extra pride on the line for both parties involved.
Live updates throughout the game, after the break.
Batman or Robin? Let the debate begin.
Heat got in trouble. Batman to the rescue. DWade 15 in 4th.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) February 25, 2013
The award for best performance in a 4th quarter goes to Dwyane Wade! His 15 down the stretch lifts Heat to 109-105 win over Cavaliers.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 25, 2013
There you have it folks—a come-from-behind four point win, after the Heat led by 20 points in the 1st half.
The Heat get a somewhat unimpressive and impressive 109 to 105 victory over a resilient Cleveland Cavaliers team.
Dwyane Wade took over in the fourth quarter, with the Heat trailing and outscored the Cavs by himself down the stretch.
He ended the night with 24 points on 11-of-22 shooting, and LeBron James added 28 of his own, on 10-of-19 shooting.
You have to give credit where credit is due though, and the Cavaliers put together a very impressive performance. They battled back from 20 points down, to gain a seven-point lead at one point in the fourth quarter.
Dion Waiters led the way with 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting, and Kyrie Irving added 17.
The second half was owned by C.J. Miles though, who dropped 19 points, scoring 11 in 68 seconds at one point. He kept the Cavaliers in this one.
The Heat though exhibited their dominance and extended their winning streak to 11 games. Great teams find ways to win, and while the Heat looked like they might blow it, they ultimately found a way to win.
Dion Waiters with an aggressive take to the bucket to give the Cavaliers a dying chance here.
Chalmers hits two free throws to keep the lead at four.
Heat 107, Cavaliers 103—18.2 remaining in the 4th quarter
Turns out, the best thing LeBron did all night might have been miss that layup. Took 16 more seconds off the clock and Miami scores anyway.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 25, 2013
Wow, LeBron with a miss from an inch away. I've done that quite a few times before.
Wade with an absolutely thunderous slam to give the Heat a four-point lead.
Heat 105, Cavaliers 101—24.4 remaining in the 4th quarter
Not sure why Cleveland got a reset. Fortunately, Ed Malloy is going to the review screen. We'll be back with you in an hour or so.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 25, 2013
Irving vs. LeBron. Cavs down two.Under a minute left. #EPIC
I'm pretty sure some little kids have played this scenario out on the street courts.
Heat 103, Cavaliers 101—59.8 remaining in the 4th quarter
Dion Waiters answers Dwyane Wade's bucket to give the Cavaliers a 1-point lead.
Cavaliers 101, Heat 100—1:40 remaining in the 4th quarter
I don't know why everyone wants to see this matchup, it's a 6'3'' 190 pound PG against a 6'8'', 255 pound SF.
Cavs up 99-98, 3:07 left. Kyrie Irving guarded by LeBron James and vice versa. Buckle in, folks.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) February 25, 2013
Thanks to a LeBron-to-Wade layup, the Heat are within one point of the Cavaliers.
It's been a game of streaks, so it's safe to say that the odds are in the Heat's favor right now.
Cavaliers 99, Heat 98—3:08 remaining in the 4th quarter
Chalmers hits to free throws and pulls the Heat within just three points.
Cavaliers 99, Heat 96—3:10 remaining in the 4th quarter
LeBron weirdly looking like 2011 Finals LeBron. A bunch of odd hesitation and empty isolations.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) February 25, 2013
C.J. Miles isn't aware that he's C.J. Miles right now. Shooting LIGHTS OUT from anywhere on the court.
He's got 19 points on the night, 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc.
Cavaliers 97, Heat 91—4:08 remaining in the 4th quarter
At this rate, the Cavaliers aren't going to miss anymore shots all night long. They are absolutely on fire.
Speights just hit a mid-range jumper to give the Cavs a seven-point lead.
Cavaliers 94, Heat 88—5:34 remaining in the 4th quarter
Cleveland on a 32-8 run in Miami to go up 92-85. Just crushing Miami's defense inside and out.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) February 25, 2013
This is incredible. 29-point turnaround in Miami.— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) February 25, 2013
The Cavaliers' "Big Three" have combined for 44 points on 17-of-35 shooting.
If you're wondering who the Cavs' "Big Three" is—it's Tristan Thompson, Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.
The Heat's "Big Three"—45 points on 19-of-44 shooting from the floor. Impressive, huh?
Cavaliers 90, Heat 85—7:00 remaining in the 4th quarter
CJ Miles is getting his KABOOM on tonight. Is that how I'm supposed to do it?— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) February 25, 2013
I'm sure that Erik Spoelstra drew that up this way—down three points, with 10:00 left in the 4th quarter, have Chris Andersen driving into the paint wildly, which leads to a turnover.
Yep, that's exactly what he wanted.
Cavaliers 88, Heat 85—8:45 remaining in the 4th quarter
Not sure what the Cavs run is. Seems like about a million to 5.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 25, 2013
Alright Miles, we all saw your personal 11-0 run, but relax, you don't need to keep jacking jumpers up. Let the game come to you.
Cavaliers 84, Heat 83—10:30 remaining in the 4th quarter
Talk about resiliency—the Cavaliers outscored the mighty Heat 36 to 17 in the 3rd quarter to regain a 1-point lead, after trailing by 20 in the second quarter.
Cavaliers 82, Heat 81—11:45 remaining in the 4th quarter
CJ Miles just scored 11 points in 63 seconds. A five-point possession (3, fouled, and a tech on Spoelsta). Cavs lead 82-81.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 25, 2013
No one told C.J. Miles that this one was supposed to be a blowout for the Heat.
11-straight points for Miles. Gives him 16 points on the night. Epic performance by Miles.
Cavaliers 82, Heat 81—15.5 remaining in the 3rd quarter
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