The Cleveland Cavaliers tightened up their defense, but not quite enough to hold down old friend LeBron James and the Miami Heat, as the Cavaliers fell 92-85 at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday night.
It was Chris Bosh, not James, who proved to be the toughest cover for Cleveland, as the power forward scored 35 points on 10-16 shooting. Meanwhile, James added 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and turned the ball over 5 times.
With the loss, the Cavaliers (6-10) still have yet to beat a team that currently boasts a winning record.
Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 17 points and Samardo Samuels chipped in with 15 points off the bench.
The Cavaliers will return home to try to snap the four-game losing streak when they host the New York Knicks (7-10) on Wednesday night in a game scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. eastern. The Knicks had also been struggling of late, but they snapped out of it with a 111-78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.