The ball doesn't lie in classic LeBron-Wade showdown: Cavaliers 92, Heat 91

Kirk LammersContributor IJanuary 26, 2010


Photo: Lynne Sladky/AP

Often times, when two of the premiere acts in the league face each other, the game is centered around those two players, but often it doesn't come down to those two battling head-to-head. However, that certainly was the case tonight as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade volume scored in the second quarter, but they saved the head-to-head showdown for the final minute. LeBron made two fantastic defensive plays and a pair of free throws, just edging Wade and the Heat by one point for the wine and gold's fifth straight win.

New Moon: Jamario Moon returned from the abdominal strain that caused him to miss the last 9 games. While he saw limited action, it was great to see him out there working his way into things by taking a couple of defensive possessions on D-Wade. In six and a half minutes, Jamario had 2 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist. With the injuries to Mo Williams and Delonte West, it means that Jawad Williams, Moon's replacement, will keep his rotation minutes for now. Also, Mike Brown believes he can continue to find Jawad some minutes even after both Mo and Delonte return. That, however, remains to be seen.

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