Heat-Cavaliers Preview

The Miami Heat will be at home at AmericanAirlines Arena when they square off against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat are on pace to have a very good year, coming in with a 16-6 record. Entering the game with a 9-13 record, the Cavaliers are four games below .500 on the year. This game has a start time of 7:30 pm EST and FSN-OH and SunSports will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Heat are expecting better results after their 90-84 loss to the Pacers. The team's leading scorer was Dwyane Wade, who registered 17 in the game. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are coming off a win against the Magic, 109-100. Kyrie Irving was the game's top scorer, accumulating 31 points. This is the second game of the year between these two teams, with the Heat winning the first matchup, 95-84. LeBron James was the game's top overall scorer with 28 points.

The inefficient offense of the Cavaliers (28th in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 96.4) will look to break through against the elite defense of the Heat (second in the league with a defensive efficiency of 99.8). The matchup on that end of the court seems to benefit Miami.