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NBA Preview: The Cavs Take Their Lack of Talent To South Beach and Face the Heat

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Danny DolphinAnalyst IDecember 15, 2010

Tipoff: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

TV/Radio: Sun Sports, WAXY 790

Records: Miami 18-8, Cleveland 7-17

Line: Miami by 17

Offensive Efficiency: Miami (5th), Cleveland (29th)

Defensive Efficiency: Miami (2nd), Cleveland (26th)


  • The two teams are headed in opposite directions. Miami has won 9 of 10, while Cleveland has lost 9 of 10.
  • “Miami loves you” chants should be shouted throughout tonight’s contest. And I’d also love to hear boos on every Cavs possession.
  • Carlos Arroyo will miss tonight’s game. Mario Chalmers will start.
  • This has nothing to do with tonight’s game, but if J.R. Smith ends up in Chicago as rumored, they would overtake Orlando as the third best team in the East behind Miami and Boston.

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