Originally written November 24, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
Win or lose, at the end of this game I couldn’t help but be proud of my beloved Cavaliers. Without Kyrie Irving, they were competing with the reigning NBA Champs on their home court — although, the advantage isn’t really a notable one. But yet, a loss like this still hurts. The most prolific three-point shooter in NBA history, Ray Allen, made the game-winner, Dwyane Wade was all over Jeremy Pargo on the Cavs’ next possession and despite then having 0.6 seconds left, the Cavs couldn’t even get off a final shot attempt. Lots of positives, again, though. The Cavs shot 10-for-19 from threes in the first half, Pargo finished with 16 points and 7 assists, and Omri Casspi had his best game of the season with 15 points and 4 threes. Can’t hang your head too much about this late loss without your best closer. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 3-10 (Lost last 2) MIAMI HEAT 10-3 (Won last 4) Team 1 2 3 4 Total CLE 29 30 20 29 108 MIA 26 22 29 33 110 Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts D. Waiters G 37:33 5-14 3-9 3-4 -4 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 16 J. Pargo G 33:14 4-13 2-4 6-8 +11 0 1 7 4 1 0 2 4 16 A. Varejao C 35:05 2-9 0-1 6-7 -9 5 15 4 1 4 0 0 4 10 A. Gee F 28:48 4-8 1-2 3-5 -14 1 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 12 T. Thompson F 22:39 6-7 0-0 1-2 -2 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 13 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 35-79 14-31 24-33 10 32 21 10 9 0 5 29 108 Percentages .443 .452 .727 Team Rebounds: 11 D. Gibson 28:22 4-9 2-7 1-1 -13 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 5 11 T. Zeller 21:03 2-6 0-0 1-2 +4 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 5 C.J. Miles 17:59 4-7 2-4 0-0 +4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 10 O. Casspi 15:17 4-6 4-4 3-4 +13 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 15 J. Leuer DNP – Coach’s Decision S. Samuels DNP – Coach’s Decision D. Sloan DNP – Coach’s Decision L. Walton DNP – Coach’s Decision Miami Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts D. Wade G 34:15 6-15 0-0 6-10 +9 1 7 4 4 1 2 0 5 18 M. Chalmers G 32:31 1-3 0-1 2-2 +13 1 4 3 1 3 0 0 2 4 C. Bosh C 36:43 6-11 0-0 11-13 +8 3 7 1 1 0 1 0 2 23 L. James F 39:58 10-16 2-5 8-9 +7 1 6 5 7 0 1 0 3 30 S. Battier F 21:07 3-5 3-5 0-0 +2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 9 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 36-69 9-19 29-37 9 39 21 18 5 5 0 25 110 Percentages .522 .474 .784 Team Rebounds: 12 R. Allen 22:58 6-11 3-5 2-3 +2 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 U. Haslem 19:35 1-1 0-0 0-0 -12 2 5 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 M. Miller 14:35 2-4 1-3 0-0 -7 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 5 N. Cole 13:09 1-3 0-0 0-0 -9 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 J. Anthony 5:09 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 J. Jones DNP – Coach’s Decision R. Lewis DNP – Coach’s Decision D. Pittman DNP – Coach’s Decision
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