Cavs Falter in Close Game Against Heat

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MIAMI – The Cavaliers fell to the Miami Heat after a very close game Saturday.

The game came down to the final moments, but the Heat walked off with a victory 110-108.

The Heat trailed the Cavs in the first half of the game. Their downfall came in the third when the offense didn’t match their second quarter shooting.

Dion Waiters and Jeremy Pargo tied for a game-high 16 points each for the Cavs. Anderson Varejao also had 10 boards and 4 assists and Daniel Gibson added another 11 points, 3 assists and a rebound.

The Cavs bench combined for 43 points, with Omri Casspi leading the way with 15 points in 15 minutes of play.

The Heat’s bench played weak and it was the starters’ late hustle that pulled the team ahead of the Cavs for the win. LeBron James led with 30 points, 6 boards and 5 assists, followed by Chris Bosh’s 23, Dwyane Wade’s 18 and Ray Allen’s 17.

The loss brings the Cavs to a 3-10 record. They currently tie with the Detroit Pistons in last place in the Central Division.

The Cavs have a day off Sunday, then take on the Memphis Grizzlies away at 8 p.m. Monday.