Game 81: Heat at Cavs
Quicken Loans Arena
Radio/TV: WTAM (1100 AM)/Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: Let's forget that the Heat were playing without their top six players. No LeBron James, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh.
One would think the Cavs could have rolled over this bunch. But that was anything but the case. The Heat opened up an 11-point point lead on the Cavs. But those scrappy Cavs came back and had a chance to win the game.
The ball was in Kyrie Irving's hands. He was lined up opposite Heat guard Norris Cole.
Cole has always been a great defender. He was a former Defensive Player of the Year in the Horizon League. He stripped Irving of the ball - even though he was given a blocked shot on the official stat sheet.
So, the Cavs dropped their fifth game in a row to the defensive NBA champion Heat.
That team is going to win another title this year.
This could be the last time fans at The Q see Scott coaching the team. He's on the hot seat and might not be asked to come back next year.
If that's the case, I'll miss him. He's one of the nicest guys I've met.
LAST GAME: The Cavs lost at Philadelphia on Sunday, 91-77.
UP NEXT: The Cavs travel to Charlotte at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
PF Tristan Thompson (6-9, 227) vs. Juwan Howard (6-9, 250)
SG Wayne Ellington (6-4, 200) vs. Mike Miller (6-8, 210)
PG Kyrie Irving (6-3, 191) vs. Norris Cole (6-2, 175)
Cavs - C Anderson Varejao, F Luke Walton
Heat - F Shane Battier, F Udonis Haslem
Tom Washington, JT Orr, Zach Zarba