Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Miami Heat's "JV squad" 96-95.
Norris Cole led the way for the Heat, with a near triple double consisting of 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. He also stole the ball from Kyrie Irving as Irving had a shot at a potential game winner.
All in all, the Heat really owned this matchup with a Cavaliers team that certainly should've one—at least on paper.
The Heat shot 13-of-28 from beyond the arc, and they also shot above 50 percent form the field. While they committed a disgusting 17 turnovers, the Cavaliers only scored six points off those turnovers.
The Cavaliers just didn't look like they cared about winning or protecting their home floor against a very underwhelming Heat team.
They let guys like Joel Anthony, James Jones and Rashard Lewis have the best nights of their 2012-13 campaigns.
Lewis had 19 points, Anthony added 11 points and nine rebounds and Jones scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting.
Every NBA team not named the Miami Heat should be absolutely terrified of the depth the Heat have, which was put on display Monday evening.
The Heat are now just the 12th NBA team to get 65 wins in a single season.
Miami Heat 96, Cleveland Cavaliers 95
Norris Cole with the game-saving steal. (This is the one and only time I will ever type that)— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) April 16, 2013
Two trips to Cleveland this season, two times a kid from Ohio carried Miami this season.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) April 16, 2013
Not feeling much like tweeting tonight but FYI: Heat win 65th game by beating Cavs, 96-95. Finish 15-1 in 2nd night of back-to-backs.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) April 16, 2013
What a statement by Norris Cole as he stripped Kyrie Irving as time expired.
Hey Cleveland, Norris Cole owns you.
Heat 96, Cavaliers 95—end of the 4th quarter
I'm not a coach, but if I were Byron Scott, I'd give the ball to Kyrie Irving in this spot.— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) April 16, 2013
Kyrie Irving sneaks in for the layup to pull this within just one point. Cavs send Norris Cole to the line.
Cole clanks both free throws. Well there goes the excitement of a potential triple double ...
Heat 96, Cavaliers 95—14.2 remaining in the 4th quarter
Heat need to double down on Kyrie Irving the moment he even thinks about touching the ball.
Thanks to a block by Dion Waiters and a bucket by Kyrie Irving, we have a one possession game.
That means Norris Cole has a shot at a triple double. #ColeTrain
Heat 96, Cavaliers 93—46.0 remaining in the 4th quarter
Norris Cole is just one assist away from a triple double—16 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Come on #ColeTrain.
Heat 96, Cavaliers 91—2:00 remaining in the 4th quarter
It's a shame this isn't a contract year for Cole, because this game would earn him a lot of cash.
What a beautiful bounce pass by Kyrie Irving ... Where's that been all game long?
On a side note, who saw Joel Anthony's 11 point, 7 rebound and 2 block performance coming?
Heat 93, Cavaliers 91—2:56 remaining in the 4th quarter
James Jones with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor. Didn't see that one coming.
Heat 91, Cavaliers 84—4:15 remaining in the 4th quarter
Remember when we thought Jarvis Varnado was going to actually get minutes for the Heat?
He's got 0 points, 3 rebounds and 2 turnovers in 10 minutes.
Heat 87, Cavaliers 82—5:55 remaining in the 4th quarter
Cole looks gassed. Another time when a third point guard would have helped.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) April 16, 2013
Only three Cavaliers in double digits, and none of those players are Kyrie Irving.
The Heat have 5 players in double digits—Rashard Lewis, Norris Cole, Ray Allen, Mike Miller and James Jones. Didn't see that coming.
Heat 87, Cavaliers 78—7:33 remaining in the 4th quarter
Fouling Ray Allen on a three pointer wasn't really a smart move there by the Cavaliers. But to be fair, the Cavs aren't really known more making smart plays.
Heat 87, Cavaliers 75—9:00 remaining in the 4th quarter
Say goodbye Mario Chalmers ... The Heat won't want to pay you nearly the amount other teams will after next season.
Cole already with a season-high 16 points. When he doesn't have to defer, he can still score.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) April 16, 2013
Heat 84, Cavaliers 75—9:28 remaining in the 4th quarter
I just can't wrap my head around the fact that the Cavaliers won't play any defense on the perimeter—Heat are shooting 13-of-24 from beyond the arc.
Heat 82, Cavaliers 73—10:35 remaining in the 4th quarter
Apparently, as long as the Heat are making 3s, it doesn't matter who's available. Now 13 of 24, up 80-71 going into the fourth quarter.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) April 16, 2013
Considering who the Heat have out on the floor, a 17 point quarter for the Cavaliers is absolutely awful, inexcusable and terrible. Those are the only words that aptly describe their effort.
Norris Cole with 16 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds
Dion Waiters with 16 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds
Heat 80, Cavaliers 71—end of the 3rd quarter
Joel Anthony with a slam-a-jamma. Then Dion Waiters follows it up with a massive slam of his own.
Heat 77, Cavaliers 69—40.1 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Kyrie Irving is having a below-average to mediocre evening against Norris Cole's defense.
He's got 7 points and 6 assists, on 3-of-10 shooting from the field.
Heat 69, Cavaliers 65—3:40 remaining in the 3rd quarter
11 turnovers for the Heat, and just 5 for the Cavaliers. Yep, the real difference maker here is the 10-of-20 shooting the Cavs are letting the Heat shoot from beyond the arc.
Heat 68, Cavaliers 61—4:20 remaining in the 3rd quarter
It's time for Cavs' fans to put the brown paper bags on their heads. How in the world do you let Mike Miller drive the baseline out of a double team on the wing?
Cleveland is absolutely awful. Sorry, it needed to be said.
Heat 68, Cavaliers 59—4:53 remaining in the 3rd quarter
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