There were no miracles in Cleveland, where the Heat, still without many elements, including Jimmy Butler, who returned to Miami to treat his knee, did not last more than a half against the enthusiasm of the troops.JB Bickerstaff.
The Floridians got off to a good start, especially with Bam Adebayo at the end of a 13-2 run to send his nation into orbit (8-17). However, speculation did not last long on the side of Cleveland, who quickly corrected the situation.
First, 3-point baskets by the Garland-Okoro-Osman trio replaced the locals after 12 minutes (28-27), then the one-sided start of the second quarter was made concrete by 12-0 (40-30). . Then Evan Mobley scored the third dunk, the Garland-Mitchell pair increased the difference to +17 at halftime (59-42).
The Cavaliers kept their foot on the gas pedal after coming back from the locker room to secure the win quickly, with the in-form Cedi Osman (11 points in the third quarter) and the trio of Garland-Mitchell-Mobley drawing attention at all times. margin of victory (95-64).
Despite a small burst of pride in the final drive, Miami finished -26 and still lost Duncan Robinson, a left-ankle shooter after falling on Evan Mobley’s leg (113-87). When you don’t want to…
WHAT TO REMEMBER
– Heat failure. The incredible carnage continued for Miami as Duncan Robinson re-injured his left ankle after struggling with his hand in recent days. Looking at the roster, what else could Miami hope for in this game? Not much…
– The Cavs team is 31 years old. The Cavaliers didn’t show their feelings toward a depleted Miami establishment. JB Bickerstaff’s men opened up the basketball to quickly outscore their opponents in the evening. Result: 7 players with 8 or more points and 31 assists. It’s the third time this season that Cleveland has had 30 assists in a game, which is a sign that the team is on a roll.
✅ Darius Garland. The spark that ignites the dust. Too quick for Kyle Lowry and the Heat defense in general, the leader of the Cavs group pulled out his basketball and the rest followed. At the end of “only” 28 minutes of play in a big match.
✅ Cedi Osman. He tied the game late in the third while warming up. 12 bonus rebounds and +/- from elsewhere, at +39 for Cleveland when Turk is on the floor!
✅⛔️Bam Adebayo. His impact diminished greatly as the match progressed, but the Florida center still didn’t deserve it. As in the Heat’s last win, Bam Adebayo is impeccable in terms of attitude and investment. Unfortunately, that’s not enough for Miami.
⛔️ Kyle Lowry. Very poor effect on his part in the current context. Simple, he also lost five balloons. One of his worst games of the season so far.
Cleveland (10-6): Back-to-back at home for Cavaliers, who host Atlanta tonight (1:00 a.m.)
Miami (7-10): Same for the Heat, who are expected on the Wolves floor tonight (02:00).