LeBron James showed the crowd in Cleveland why several of their fans have started a “Come Home LeBron” campaign.
As if they didn’t already know.
James scored 28 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out eight assists and had three steals as the Miami Heat defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 95-84 Wednesday night.
Dwyane Wade added 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting while Dion Waiters, who has been at the center of several trade rumors over the last couple of days, led the Cavaliers with 24 points on seven-of-14 shooting off of the bench.
Although James stole the show, as he almost always does, the story of the game was the defense of the Heat (or lack of offense by the Cavaliers). Kyrie Irving was the only Cavaliers’ starter to score in double figures and he was held to just 16 points on six-of-19 shooting. The Cavaliers shot 34.9% from the floor (29-of-83), 35.7% from beyond the arc (10-of-28), missed eight of their 24 free throws and had seven of their shots blocked.
Michael Beasley added 17 points for the Heat, who are now 12-3. The loss dropped the Cavaliers to just 4-11.