Cavaliers Fade In Second Half, Streak At 21 After 117-90 Loss To Miami

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't been the same since getting crushed - physically and emotionally - by LeBron James and the Heat in December.

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Cavaliers Simply Cannot Match Heat Down The Stretch, Lose 117-90

For nearly three quarters, the Cleveland Cavaliers showed the fight of team that won 127 games the last two seasons. Unfortunately, much of the talent for those teams was playing for the opponent and the Cavaliers sunk back into the form that has led to 21 straight losses. After cutting a 19-point lead to 70-67 midway through the 3rd quarter, Miami finished the game on a 47-23 run to beat the Cavaliers 117-90.

Antawn Jamison scored 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds while Manny Harris scored 20 points to pace the Cavaliers. J.J. Hickson had 14 points and nine rebounds and Ramon Sessions added 11 points and seven assists.

Miami was led by Dwyane Wade who scored 34 points – 26 in the first half – while LeBron James chipped in 24 points while dishing 8 assists. Former Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 12 points while grabbing 14 rebounds.

The Heat were hot most of the night, shooting near 50% while the Cavaliers struggled to hit 40% for the game. The Heat out-rebounded the Cavaliers 49-39 and doubled up the Cavaliers from deep.

The 21 losses in a row are a franchise record, and the number equals the loss total the Cavaliers had all of last year when they finished with the best record in the NBA at 61-21.

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Antawn Jamison Scores 17 To Lead Cavs After 24 Minutes

The Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t making things easy on the Miami Heat tonight in Miami. After watching the Heat score 35 points in the first quarter en route to a 35-20 lead, the Wine and Gold fought back, started to rebound, and most importantly, started to score, cutting the lead to nine at halftime – 66-57.

Antawn Jamison led the Cavaliers with 17 points while Manny Harris had 11. Ramon Sessions is also stuffing the stat sheet, scoring 7 points to go with 3 rebounds and 4 assists.

Dwyane Wade had a huge first half for the Heat, scoring 26 points on 11-15 shooting. At one point, Wade scored 11 straight points for Miami. LeBron James has 15 points and 6 assists. No one else has more than 6 points for the home team.

The Cavaliers, of course, are playing without Mo Williams who remained out with a hip injury and Daniel Gibson who injured his leg against the Magic last night.

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LeBron James Has 11 points, Dwyane Wade 10 points in First Quarter

The Cleveland Cavaliers are on their way to their 21st straight loss – at least after 12 minutes in Miami. LeBron James scored 11 points – he was 7-8 from the free throw line – and Dwyane Wade scored 10 points to go with 4 rebounds as the Miami Heat jumped to a 35-20 lead over the Cavaliers.

Antawn Jamison scored 10 points for Cleveland, going 6-6 from the stripe himself while Christian Eyenga added 5 points. The Cavaliers shot just 25%(5-20) in the first quarter compared to 48% for the Heat. Miami also beat Cleveland on the glass 19-8 in the first 12 minutes.

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