Mar 20, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
The win streak seemed over, the Heat were down 27 points half way through the 3rd quarter. Nothing seemed to be falling for the Heat and the Cavs were in command. Slowly, Miami started to turn up the intensity and returned to form. The Heat had no player in double digit points until the third quarter. They were hot in the third quarter and ended the quarter down by “only” 9 points.
Miami then went on to take the lead in the four quarter but the Cavs were able to keep it a nail biter all the way until the end. They won 98-95, as the Cavs missed a heavily contested three at the end of the game. The Heat only scored ten points in the second quarter, the least they have scored in any quarter this season.
This has to be one of the best games of the year, at least for the Miami Heat, who increased the win streak to 24. LeBron James led the Heat with 25 points and getting a triple double. Charmers was able to add in 17 points, while Wade, Battier and Bosh added 11 each.
This was expected to be an easy win, the Cavs were without Kyrie Iving and Anderson Varejao. Cleveland’s starts were able to pick up the slack, all scoring in double digits.
Miami can now rest easy knowing the streak lives on, until at least Friday when the Heat return home to take on the Pistons.