Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 2/7/12

It wasn’t near as bad as that score looks. Once again the Cavaliers hung around with the Heat for most of the game, but in the waning moments of this one, the Heat were just too much and pulled away. It gets tiresome lauding moral victories, but still, the Cavaliers used lineups with Hollins/Samuels, Harangody, and Eyenga on the floor together for long stretches of this one and the Cavaliers still played hard and kept this one interesting. Special props go to Alonzo Gee who played hounding defense all night and scored 17 points in his first starting role at SG. Antawn Jamison lead the Cavaliers with 25 points.

Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts A. Gee G 35:15 6-11 1-1 4-6 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 3 17 K. Irving G 33:48 5-15 2-3 4-5 0 1 6 6 5 2 0 0 3 16 A. Varejao C 31:27 4-6 0-0 3-4 +7 1 11 1 2 3 0 0 1 11 A. Jamison F 34:04 11-22 2-5 1-2 +6 4 9 0 1 2 0 0 4 25 O. Casspi F 24:00 2-5 1-4 1-2 -5 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 3 6 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 32-82 7-19 20-30 15 43 17 17 10 2 2 22 91 Percentages .390 .368 .667 Team Rebounds: 8 R. Sessions 30:09 2-8 1-2 4-4 -24 0 5 4 4 0 0 1 0 9 C. Eyenga 20:48 0-4 0-0 0-0 -19 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 L. Harangody 13:56 1-9 0-4 0-0 -22 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 R. Hollins 9:39 1-1 0-0 3-7 -14 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 5 S. Samuels 5:27 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 S. Erden 1:27 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miami Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts D. Wade G 35:08 9-17 0-1 8-8 +2 1 4 6 4 3 1 0 2 26 M. Chalmers G 28:15 5-11 4-9 0-0 -2 0 2 4 2 1 0 0 1 14 J. Anthony C 17:36 1-4 0-0 0-0 -7 3 6 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 L. James F 38:40 9-16 0-1 6-7 +5 1 5 6 6 2 0 0 1 24 C. Bosh F 35:50 6-10 0-0 3-4 +6 1 9 1 3 0 1 0 4 15 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 39-84 6-17 23-26 13 47 19 16 7 2 2 22 107 Percentages .464 .353 .885 Team Rebounds: 10 U. Haslem 28:09 4-6 0-0 6-7 +27 5 8 1 0 1 0 0 2 14 M. Miller 23:55 3-9 2-5 0-0 +25 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 S. Battier 18:00 1-4 0-1 0-0 +12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 N. Cole 14:28 1-7 0-0 0-0 +12 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 E. Curry DNP – Coach’s Decision J. Howard DNP – Coach’s Decision J. Jones DNP – Coach’s Decision D. Pittman DNP – Coach’s Decision
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