Miami and Cleveland will forever be linked by LeBron James' decision to abandon his hometown Cavaliers and bolt to South Beach in the summer of 2010.
While matchups in Cleveland bring out passionate Cavs fans eager to harass James, meetings in Miami have been far more subdued.
In a game that is generating significantly less buzz than last season, James and the Heat look to hand the struggling Cavaliers a fourth straight loss Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
James and Miami took three of four from Cleveland in 2010-11 with the seven-time All-Star averaging 27.5 points, 8.3 assists and 8.0 rebounds against his former team. While the Heat would go on to reach the NBA finals before falling to Dallas, the Cavs ended the season with an Eastern Conference-worst 63 losses.
Miami (11-5) figures to contend for a title again, while Cleveland (6-9) has stumbled after a somewhat promising start.
The Heat are coming off a sluggish performance Sunday, however, losing to Milwaukee 91-8...