The Cleveland Cavaliers blowout the Miami Heat at home, 113-93. Timofey Mozgov led the way for Cleveland with 20 points on 9 of 11 from the field, including seven rebounds and two blocked shots. LeBron James posted a double-double with 18 points on only 6 of 16 from the field and dished out seven assists. Kyrie Irving put in 15 points, four rebounds, and gave out six assists.
J.R. Smith put up 10 points and handed out seven assists. Kevin Love scored 12 points on 5 of 8 from the field, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out four assists in 20 minutes. Love left the game in the third quarter with a right corneal abrasion and did not return. He will travel with the team to Chicago for tomorrow's game against the Bulls and will be re-evaluated.
Tristan Thompson played well off the bench with 17 points on 7 of 8 from the field to go along with nine rebounds. Iman Shumpert added 13 points and hit three three-pointers off the bench. The Cavs shot an incredible 56.4 percent from the field and were also 40 percent on 10 of 25 from three-point range.
The Cavaliers held the Heat to only 93 points on 40.5 percent from the field. They played very well as a team this game and everyone stepped up for them, while LeBron and Irving did not play too well. The Cavs have now won 14 of their last 15 games. They will play again tomorrow on the road against the Bulls, and Cleveland's 12 of their next 15 games are on the road, so it will start to get tough for them.
For the Heat, Mario Chalmers led the way with 18 points on only 6 of 16 from the field and dished out 3 assists. Hassan Whiteside played another really good game and notched a double-double with 17 points on 8 of 15 from the field and grabbed 14 rebounds in 28 minutes. Chris Bosh put in 15 points on only 5 of 17 from the field, including two rebounds and three assists. Luol Deng put up 17 points, plucked seven rebounds, stripped two steals, and blocked two shots.
Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade missed his seventh straight game with a hamstring injury but did say he plans to play against the New York Knicks next Friday. The Heat really did not step up on defense in this game and let the Cavaliers shoot 56.4 percent from the field. Also, on offense, Miami had no one who got it going and did not shoot well.
The Heat is now only 22-30 on the season and are currently in eighth place in the East. They will look to improve after the All-Star break and will hope to have Wade healthy.