Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Lebron James Returned to Cavs vs Heat Game – NBA will be its wildest time today as the Miami Heat meets the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH at exactly 20:00 pm EST.
Apparently, Lebron James is making it much easier for his former faithful to hate him, but unfortunately he’s also making them look quite silly as he finished the first half shooting five of 13 for 14 points. He also has six assists and zero turnovers.
Meanwhile, The Heat are coming off an impressive 97-72 win in a game that saw them have a 34-point advantage at one point, as James was need for just 31 minutes and sitting out the entire fourth quarter in allowing the focus to turn to tonight. Miami is 11-8 overall on the season, including a 2-2 mark on the road against Eastern Conference opponents. The team is 5-13 ATS on the year and currently listed as road favorites on the NBA lines page.
In the latest game updates, The Heat’s only mistakes this quarter were silly fouls that sent the Cavaliers to the line. Furthermore, they went into the penalty with four minutes left and allowed Cleveland some free points.
The Cavs vs Heat will be one of the most memorable games in the recent history of NBA even though its not halftime yet. The drama that began to build in August when the NBA released 2010-2011 schedule boiled over when LeBron James ran out of the tunnel. James was greeted by a loud chorus of boos along with plenty of profane chants.
Which team do you think will win in this NBA Matchup? Will it be the Miami Heat? Or the Cavs?
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When LeBron James and Chris Bosh decided to pack their bags and head towards Miami during free agency, the Heat and its new breed of Big Three became instant favorites and were expected to be contenders even before any 2010-2011 NBA regular season game tipped off.
Fast forward to their current standing at 10-8 and at No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference and it is reasonable enough to state that the Miami Heat is underachieving. It is hard to believe but the biggest free agency casting coup is turning out to be a bust.
Now there is speculation that head coach Erik Spoelstra could lose his job while Pat Riley takes over the bench. Will this guarantee Miami an NBA championship? It could take more than changing coaches. Spoelstra for one is a good coach who has steered the Heat into the playoffs in the past seasons despite an unimpressive roster of players.
Perhaps James, Wade and Bosh thought that playing together in one team would be enough to breeze through the competition and win championships. The sad part is that there is no chemistry between Wade and James. Both players are comfortable hogging the ball instead of moving without the ball and playing catch-and-shoot. Yes, they may be good buddies off the court but they may not be complementary of each other in the mold of a Michael Jordan- Scottie Pippen in the 1990’s.
James is now back to his old ways of publicly going against his coach. He has done this to his former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown and now he thinks he can do it all over again to Erik Spoelstra in the hopes of pushing the Miami Heat organization into replacing their head coach.
Spoelstra is not one who would be bullied by one Lebron James. He has pushed his players without fear of dealing with egos. Now that James is once again acting like a bully, many wonder just how low the Miami franchise will bow down to King James.
In a recent article on Yahoo! Sports, writer Adrian Wojnarowski put it well that Spoelstra is just one of a few who would say no to James and it does not sit well with him.
As the Miami Heat heads to Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, all eyes are on King James who is coming back to visit his former team.
Until James shows some maturity, his basketball skills alone cannot give the Miami Heat another NBA championship.
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