Heat: 98, Cavs: 95
Wow. That was a close one. The winning streak almost came to an end tonight — at one point, the Heat were down by 27 points.
First, there was CeilingGate — where a ceiling leak at Quickens Loans Arena led to a delayed starting time.
Laughs all around, I’m sure…but then the conspiracy theorist in me started getting suspicious when the Heat were outscored 24 to 32 in the 1st quarter, and 10 to 23 in the 2nd quarter. To put it bluntly: the Heat were simply dead during the first half of the game. How bad were they? Bad enough to make me think that Dan Gilbert had voodoo dolls of all the Heat players.
And then, LeBron James brought this team back from the dead. Down by 9 at the end of the third quarter…
and it was all Heat from there.
Do you think LeBron wanted to win, or what?
The Cavs were within one with 5.4 seconds left, but LeBron hit two free throws to clinch the game.
MVP (do we even have to ask this question?): LeBron, duh
Random Cool Fact You Won’t Remember Because The Heat Have Won 24 GAMES IN A ROW:
With 3 three-pointers (you don’t even want to know how long that took me to write), Mario Chalmers is #4 on the All-Time Heat three-pointers list.