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Game #27: Cleveland Cavaliers (7-17) vs. Miami Heat (18-8)

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Take a deep breath, LeBron...here we go again.
Take a deep breath, LeBron...here we go again.

Tonight from the AAA its round 2 of the Heat-Cavaliers, though I doubt this one will be quite the spectacle that we saw earlier this month in Cleveland.  While the fans of Miami should be pretty amped up, I'm more curious to see how some of the Cavs players (Mo Williams, Daniel Gibson, etc) act towards LeBron after the way he went off during the first game. 

The two teams come into this one going in very different directions.  Since their first meeting on December 2nd, the Heat haven't lost and the Cavs haven't won.  Miami has won 9 straight games, all by double digits.  Cleveland on the other hand is riding an 8-game losing streak.

Meanwhile, the Heat will look to become just the 4th team in NBA history to win 10 consecutive games by at least 10 points.  The 1946-47 Washington Capitals (before they became a hockey team), 03-04 New Jersey Nets and 07-08 Houston Rockets are the only teams to accomplish the feat.

Update:

Mario Chalmers will start for Carlos Arroyo, who is in Puerto Rico due to the death of his grandfather.

GAME NOTES

  • Along with their 8-game losing streak, Cleveland has lost 9 consecutive road games.
  • Dwyane Wade has scored 25 or more points in 6 straight.
  • LeBron James scored a season-high 38 points in the first meeting between Miami and Cleveland. 
  • The Cavs are 1st in the league when it comes to bench scoring. 

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