LeBron James finished with 25 points and added 9 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals in a tremendous all-around performance to lead the Miami Heat to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 114-107. The Heat shot lights out in this game, finishing 42-76 (55.3%). Miami (17-6) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
James shot 9-12, in a solid outing. Other key performers for Miami were Dwyane Wade with 24 points and 6 rebounds, Chris Bosh with 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Mario Chalmers with 11 points and 5 assists. Despite the loss, Kyrie Irving put up 19 points for Cleveland on 6-16 shooting, including 3-9 from behind the arc. Jarrett Jack contributed 14 points and 5 rebounds and Alonzo Gee finished with 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 60.5%, the Heat posted a FTA rate of 39.5. This season, they are 7-1 when they exceed 55% and 35.0 in those respective metrics. Conversely, the Cavaliers are winless (0-2) when allowing their opponents to hit those marks.
This loss snaps a three-game winning streak for Cleveland, dropping them to 9-14 on the year.
Coming up, the Heat take on the Utah Jazz, who are 6-19 on the season. The Cavaliers meet the Portland Trail Blazers, currently sitting at 19-4 this year.