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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Miami was baffled

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra admitted his team didn't know how to defend LeBron James on Tuesday.

"To be quite frank, we didn't have a lot of answers," he said. "James was just coming at us from every single angle and situation. He's so explosive. He just gets to the rim before you can blink.

"We had some of our best rotations and we were still late. They went to a very smart adjustment by isolating him up top and letting him go one-on-one. We couldn't get our help there quick enough."

James led all scorers with 38 points.

It's always fun to see who's in the crowd at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. Among the celebrities in the arena were former Cavs coach Mike Fratello, Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, Dolphins players Joey Porter and Ronnie Brown, Olympic silver medalist swimmer Dara Torres, "Worldwide" Wes Wesley, James' agent Leon Rose and singer Kelly Rowland.

James admitted after the game Heat guard Dwyane Wade "is like the brother I never had."

James is 0-3 on his birthday since coming to the Cavs.


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