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Big Three Combine For 39 Points As Heat Dominate Cavaliers

This isn't want the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers had in mind when we circled tonight on the schedule.  The Miami Heat, perhaps for the first time this season, played dominating basketball, at least for 24 minutes, to take a 59-40 lead over the Cavaliers.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade scored 14 points each and Chris Bosh chipped in with 11 as Miami shot 52% in the first half.  

It wasn't nearly as smooth for the Cavaliers, who appeared to wilt in the spotlight.  Mo Williams was 1-7 in the half, leading the Cavaliers with 9 points.  As a team the Cavaliers shot just 28.9%(13-45) from the field, and were out-rebounded by the smaller Heat 28-19.  

Perhaps most disappointing was the Cavaliers laughing and joking around with LeBron James during time outs.  It allowed James to play the way he likes to play - light-hearted, with a smile, joking around.  It almost seemed as though LeBron was a Cavalier again.

Hopefully things get better for the Cavaliers in the 2nd half, or they at least show some pride and remind LeBron his bench is at the OTHER end of the court.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.