The Cleveland Cavaliers, coming off a nice win Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers in Kyrie Irving's return from a concussion, are witnessing what they lost to Miami summer 2010 -- LeBron James domination.
James, who may or may not be trying to warm Cleveland to the possibility of his return in 2014, was a team-high plus-29 in the first half and had 12 points. Dwyane Wade had a cool 18 to supplement James on 6-for-8 shooting, and the Heat shot 56-percent as a team through the first 24 minutes. Miami is 8-for-12 from long distance.
Cleveland managed to get over 30-percent shooting late in the half to prevent a one-time 27-point deficit from becoming any worse. Irving is just 3-for-9 shooting and does not have a single assist. Ramon Sessions leads the Cavs in scoring with nine points off the bench.
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