clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Cavaliers Vs. Heat Final Score: Miami Hands Cleveland 24-Point Loss

The Cleveland Cavaliers had no answer for LeBron James and the Miami Heat on Friday night, falling behind 11-0 to start the game and never recovering. Miami ran away early and left the Q with a 111-87 rout.

LeBron James was the game's leading scorer with 28 points on 11-for-19 shooting. Dwyane Wade added 22 points on just 10 shots.

Rookie sensation Kyrie Irving, who returned on Wednesday night after suffering a concussion, finished as the Cavs' leading scorer with 17 points, but was just 5-for-15 shooting and only assisted two other baskets.

Cleveland shot 40-percent and allowed Miami to hit 14 of their 21 attempts from three-point range.

The Cavs, now 11-17, continue their five-game homestand on Sunday against Sacramento.

For more on the Cavaliers, check out Fear The Sword. For the take on the other side, head to the Peninsula Is Mightier. All your NBA news and analysis can be found at SB Nation's NBA hub SBNation.com/NBA.

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