Baron Davis scored 8 points, including a three right before halftime to end an 8-0 Heat run that had cut a 50-34 Cavaliers lead to single digits in under 2 minutes. J.J. Hickson has 9 points, Ryan Hollins 8 points and Luke Harangody 7 points for the Cavaliers who shot 57.6% from the field and out-rebounded the Heat 20-12 in the first 24 minutes.
The first quarter was a back and forth affair with the teams ending the first 12 minutes in a 24-24 tie. LeBron James was active in the first half, scoring 13 points while dishing out 6 assists and Dwyane Wade had 12 points. The rest of the Heat combined to score just 17 points, however, with the Cavaliers bench outscoring Miami’s 20-6.