Tonight at 7:30, the Miami Heat will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first time this season. While this game is important for Miami to win, it is even more important to LeBron James. This was the team he was supposed to bring titles, but left to Miami to get them with his friends Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Tonight will be a game full of raw emotions and a young, feisty, and talented Cavs team.
The Cavs have great young players in the number one pick of the NBA Draft, Kyrie Irving, and the fourth pick, Tristan Thompson. Irving has become the player they expected and leads the team in scoring. Thompson is developing, but has shown flashes of his talent. Cleveland also has three seasoned veterans in Antawn Jamison, Anderson Varejao, and Anthony Parker, all of whom are the only players still currently on the team that played with LeBron. Expect a feisty game where the Cavs go in with a David vs. Goliath mentality. This would be a big win for their city and team, and all of the players know that.
As for the Heat, expect a complete LeBron James takeover. Everyone knows how he turns it up when he plays the Cavs, but imagine him playing the Cavs without having to share the ball with Dwyane Wade. He will be doing the slashing that the team lacks without Wade and opening up shots for everyone else. Hopefully, the Heat will knock down the open shots that they get.
Tonight will be a David vs. Goliath matchup, but Goliath will win. Coach Spo gave the team the day off yesterday and everyone is rested. Players had the time to take care of their bumps and bruises and are ready to play. They won’t be fatigued and they will play some of their best basketball. The Cavs will fight, but when LeBron decides to take over, the game will be over.