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NBA : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 3/20/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
MIAMI
 
CLEVELAND
-11.5  

+11.5  
-750

+500

198
 
98
Final
95

MIAMI (52 - 14) at CLEVELAND (22 - 45)
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Wednesday, 3/20/2013 7:05 PM
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601MIAMI-11-11
602CLEVELAND197.5197.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
MIAMI - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games52-14+12.335-3133-32103.551.949.6%46.595.948.944.2%48.3
Road Games22-11+1.218-1514-1999.650.048.4%47.194.948.243.5%49.7
Last 5 Games5-0+53-22-3103.253.449.5%46.892.645.444.0%49.8
MIAMI Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)103.551.939-7849.6%8-2138.6%18-2376.2%47823199135
vs opponents surrendering97.849.237-8245.1%7-2035.9%17-2275.2%511122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)99.650.038-7948.4%8-2136.6%16-2173.7%47922198145
Stats Against (All Games)95.948.936-8144.2%8-2235.3%17-2277.6%481120218153
vs opponents averaging97.649.137-8244.9%7-2035.9%17-2275.0%511122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)94.948.235-8143.5%8-2136.0%17-2277.8%501222208154

CLEVELAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games22-45-7.734-3236-3197.549.743.4%50.2101.350.447.7%50.6
Home Games13-20-4.414-1916-1798.049.343.7%51.4100.449.246.8%50.4
Last 5 Games1-4-23-22-396.051.442.9%50.8103.251.846.3%55.0
CLEVELAND Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)97.549.737-8443.4%7-2035.4%17-2375.6%501221218134
vs opponents surrendering97.74937-8245.0%7-2035.7%17-2275.2%511122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)98.049.337-8443.7%7-1935.5%18-2375.8%511223208135
Stats Against (All Games)101.350.438-8047.7%7-2037.4%18-2475.2%511124208157
vs opponents averaging97.64937-8245.0%7-2035.8%17-2275.3%511122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)100.449.238-8146.8%7-2037.0%17-2375.8%501124208157
Average power rating of opponents played: MIAMI 95.9,  CLEVELAND 96.5
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
MIAMI - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
2/8/2013LA CLIPPERS111-89W-3.5W193O36-6852.9%441334-7744.2%4418
2/10/2013LA LAKERS107-97W-9W203.5O44-8055.0%411135-7050.0%3714
2/12/2013PORTLAND117-104W-11W198O43-7458.1%37939-7353.4%3414
2/14/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY110-100W5.5W204.5O41-8846.6%511432-7343.8%4316
2/20/2013@ ATLANTA103-90W-5.5W196.5U37-7847.4%391136-7250.0%4919
2/21/2013@ CHICAGO86-67W-3W185.5U37-7350.7%431728-7537.3%4726
2/23/2013@ PHILADELPHIA114-90W-8.5W185O45-7758.4%41635-7844.9%3812
2/24/2013CLEVELAND109-105W-12L206O39-7552.0%451139-7850.0%4011
2/26/2013SACRAMENTO141-129W-15L209.5O56-10155.4%561248-9351.6%4619
3/1/2013MEMPHIS98-91W-7.5L187.5O34-7346.6%46733-7742.9%5012
3/3/2013@ NEW YORK99-93W-4.5W196U39-8446.4%521432-7443.2%4617
3/4/2013@ MINNESOTA97-81W-9.5W196.5U38-7451.4%532333-8837.5%4618
3/6/2013ORLANDO97-96W-15.5L204U32-7443.2%441440-8944.9%5317
3/8/2013PHILADELPHIA102-93W-13L195P42-7953.2%421537-7748.1%4015
3/10/2013INDIANA105-91W-6.5W187O38-6855.9%361226-6341.3%4516
3/12/2013ATLANTA98-81W-9.5W197U35-8242.7%541433-7842.3%5022
3/13/2013@ PHILADELPHIA98-94W-8L193U35-7546.7%471340-8547.1%4712
3/15/2013@ MILWAUKEE107-94W-5.5W202U41-7951.9%491133-8937.1%5110
3/17/2013@ TORONTO108-91W-7W194O39-6758.2%361239-9441.5%5716
3/18/2013@ BOSTON105-103W-5.5L191O42-8549.4%481439-7254.2%4420
3/20/2013@ CLEVELAND              
3/22/2013DETROIT              
3/24/2013CHARLOTTE              
3/25/2013@ ORLANDO              
3/27/2013@ CHICAGO              
3/29/2013@ NEW ORLEANS              
3/31/2013@ SAN ANTONIO              
4/2/2013NEW YORK              
4/5/2013@ CHARLOTTE              

CLEVELAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
2/8/2013ORLANDO119-108W-7W200O39-8048.7%46645-8652.3%4619
2/9/2013DENVER103-111L5.5L216U37-8444.0%471540-8050.0%5520
2/11/2013MINNESOTA92-100L-7.5L205U40-7950.6%412039-7552.0%4120
2/13/2013SAN ANTONIO95-96L8W206U40-9741.2%601038-8445.2%4813
2/20/2013NEW ORLEANS105-100W-3.5W196.5O38-7749.4%46837-7648.7%4513
2/23/2013@ ORLANDO118-94W-5W200O43-8749.4%551038-7948.1%4315
2/24/2013@ MIAMI105-109L12W206O39-7850.0%401139-7552.0%4511
2/26/2013@ CHICAGO101-98W8.5W185.5O40-8149.4%451039-7850.0%4215
2/27/2013TORONTO103-92W4.5W196.5U34-8241.5%511035-7844.9%4715
3/1/2013LA CLIPPERS89-105L8L200U33-7444.6%471643-8351.8%5210
3/4/2013NEW YORK97-102L3.5L204U37-7350.7%371436-7846.2%5116
3/6/2013UTAH104-101W-1.5W201.5O37-9041.1%601138-8743.7%5115
3/8/2013MEMPHIS92-103L4.5L186O33-7245.8%411545-8652.3%4712
3/10/2013@ TORONTO96-100L5.5W201U36-8641.9%611333-8439.3%5811
3/12/2013WASHINGTON95-90W1.5W190.5U34-8341.0%551131-7640.8%5014
3/15/2013@ DALLAS86-96L8.5L203U34-7843.6%451841-8250.0%5116
3/16/2013@ SAN ANTONIO113-119L15W200.5O43-8550.6%391045-7857.7%5318
3/18/2013INDIANA90-111L6.5L187.5O35-9238.0%541139-8844.3%6314
3/20/2013MIAMI              
3/22/2013@ HOUSTON              
3/27/2013BOSTON              
3/29/2013PHILADELPHIA              
3/31/2013@ NEW ORLEANS              
4/1/2013@ ATLANTA              
4/3/2013BROOKLYN              
4/5/2013@ BOSTON              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
MIAMI: GUARDS: The regular season goal for DWYANE WADE is to just stay healthy. Even following knee surgery, he's still good enough to pile up numbers, but the minutes won't be there in the regular season . . . That's why the Heat brought in RAY ALLEN. He and Wade will share the floor at times, but Allen should primarily play off the bench. His role will be to knock down the wide-open threes Wade and LeBron James create . . . After all the big plays he made in the postseason, MARIO CHALMERS is entrenched as the starting point guard, despite being plagued by a bad hammy in the preseason . . . Super-quick NORRIS COLE looks like he'll become one of the NBA's better backup point guards . . . If he doesn't retire, the absurdly brittle MIKE MILLER will see limited regular-season minutes . . . TERREL HARRIS will likely make the team because he's willing to play defense. FORWARDS: While another title is their No. 1 priority, LeBRON JAMES has shown no need to rest during the regular season. He'll play full-time minutes and be in the thick of the MVP race . . . CHRIS BOSH remains integral to the offense with his ability to pull opposing bigs away from the basket. His stats don't reflect his actual value . . . SHANE BATTIER will continue to be a defensive specialist whose offensive role is limited to shooting open threes . . . UDONIS HASLEM is another guy who will get held back in the regular season. He should lead their low-post rotation . . . RASHARD LEWIS' knee problems have robbed him of athleticism . . . But Lewis should beat out fellow shooter JAMES JONES for a rotation spot . . . JARVIS VARNADO is a shot-blocking force with little to no offensive game. CENTERS: JOEL ANTHONY will continue to tag-team with Haslem in the middle. Anthony is an absolute negative on the offensive end, but he brings more size and shot-blocking than Haslem . . . DEXTER PITTMAN will be battling for a roster spot. Sexy Dexy has shown no signs of being an NBA-caliber player so far in his career . . . MICKELL GLADNESS is a better alternative than Pittman on both ends of the floor.
CLEVELAND: GUARDS: KYRIE IRVING is the real deal, a heady playmaker and near-elite shooter. He should emerge as the NBA's next great point guard this season . . . Rookie DION WAITERS has a chance to step right into the starting lineup. He can get to the rim and generally makes good choices withthe ball. The only thing holding him back is defense after playing college ball in Syracuse's lazy zone . . . C.J. MILES will reportedly start at either the two or three spot, but he really needs to find the range on his shot again for him to stick in the starting lineup . . . Gunning combo guard DANIEL GIBSON is looking like he'll be their sixth man . . . The Cavs are still trying to figure out their second unit. JEREMY PARGO figures to be Irving's backup, but DONALD SLOAN is a better defender and could eventually pass him for this role, which doesn't mean many minutes unless Irving gets injured again. FORWARDS: TRISTAN THOMPSON is trying to add a perimeter shot to his repertoire. Don't count on him becoming David West, but he should improve offensively to go along with his rebounding and shot-blocking . . . ALONZO GEE returns as the starting small forward, excelling on the defensive end, but without a polished enough offensive game to earn 35 minutes per night . . . OMRI CASSPI was in and out of the rotation late in the year as he battled knee issues. It's getting close to make-or-break time for him . . . JON LEUER is a solid stretch four who has a real chance at a rotation spot . . . SAMARDO SAMUELS reportedly dropped some weight in his effort to find some minutes . . . LUKE WALTON is an unofficial member of the coaching staff . . . Undrafted rookie KEVIN JONES could make some noise with his work on the offensive boards . . . LUKE HARANGODY is more of a D-League talent. CENTERS: ANDERSON VAREJAO's wrist should be 100 percent, and Sideshow Anderson should be the same relentless, double-double threat he's always been . . . Rookie TYLER ZELLER is a 7-footer with some nice offensive skills -- he can knock down a jump shot in the half court, and run the floor. He'll struggle to defend in space, but made a living drawing charges at UNC, and should be able to play 20+ minutes as a rookie.
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO BASKETBALL PREVIEW (MIAMI-CLEVELAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Heat-Cavaliers Preview* ========================

Miami (52-14) at Cleveland (22-45), 7:00 p.m. EDT

(AP) - LeBron James and the Miami Heat are about to play another game in Cleveland.

Yawn.

That's what a 23-game winning streak will do for a team.

It mutes even the LeBron-Goes-Home-Again hype.

Someday the Heat will lose another basketball game. Maybe even Wednesday night, when the reigning NBA champions drop by James' old neighborhood to take on James' old team, which happens to be decimated by injuries right now.

Still, could happen. Almost did in Boston on Monday night, save for James' game-winning jumper in the final seconds after Miami rallied from 17- and 13-point deficits to squeak past the Celtics 105-103.

But given how they wrapped up their latest "W" and what lies ahead, it may no longer be farfetched to think that the record of 33 straight victories set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers is within the Heat's grasp.

"It means a lot," James said after the Boston game. "I know the history of the game. To be sitting in second place right now ... for us to be there and doing it in the way we want to do it, it means a lot."

It also means a lot that Miami (52-14) won't be visiting many playoff-bound teams any time soon. Five of their next six games are against teams with the worst records this season, starting with Cleveland (22-45).

While it will surely be emotional - after all, James is coming home, again - Miami would have to simply lay an egg to lose on Wednesday. The Cavs are incredibly banged up and out of the playoff race. Kyrie Irving is out, Anderson Varejao's season is over and on Tuesday, Cleveland revealed that guard Dion Waiters may need surgery to repair a problem in his left knee.

Yes, the Cavaliers nearly knocked off the Heat in Miami on Feb. 24, but Waiters and Irving combined for 43 points in that upset bid. They'll combine for zero on Wednesday for Cleveland, which has lost three straight and seven of nine.

Miami won last month's matchup 109-105 and also came away with a 110-108 victory in the first meeting of the season Nov. 24. The Heat are 8-1 against the Cavaliers since James bolted for South Beach following the 2009-10 season, with the reigning league MVP averaging 26.4 points, 6.9 assists, 6.2 rebounds and shooting 51.2 percent - similar numbers to what he's put up this season.

"I think you can give the (MVP) trophy to him right now," Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said. "He's the best player in the league right now, and he's playing like it."

Despite his team's injury situation, Scott says Cleveland is confident heading into this matchup, especially since its two losses in the series this season have come by a total of six points.

"Anything can happen," Scott said. "Just like boxers. James Buster Douglas against Mike Tyson. Nobody in the world thought it would happen. ... We have to play probably our best game of the season because they're playing at a different level than everybody else.

"I'm sure from their standpoint, they're on a high. When you're playing that well, you have to have some luck in there during that streak. But you almost get to the point you feel you're invincible, that you can't lose."

This is the end of a five-game trip for the Heat, who return home to face Detroit (23-46) on Friday and NBA-worst Charlotte (15-52) on Sunday before starting another four-game stretch away from home.

"It's a special opportunity that we have with this group and you don't want to take it for granted," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "You want to treat every day as a special opportunity to be with this group, to share these moments together, but more importantly to take a step closer to going after our goal and every day that we improve puts us in a better position in a quest where nothing is guaranteed for anybody."


Last Updated: 11/1/2014 3:05:37 AM EST


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