Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – November 13
=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – November 13 ===
(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated by the Miami Heat,
88-83, on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
LeBron James scored 18 points and dished out a team-high seven assists, and
Zydrunas Ilgauskas paced Cleveland with 20 points. Carlos Boozer led the Cavs
with career-high tying 16 rebounds, but the team still had their two-game
winning streak come to an end.
Cleveland came back to cut a Miami fourth quarter lead that grew as large as
nine points down to three with less than a minute and a half to play. Two
James free throws, an Ilgauskas dunk and a jumper by Boozer made the score
But Cleveland blew its last chance when Eddie Jones’ pressure defense on James
led to Ilgauskas’ pass skipping off the rookie and out of bounds with less
than 20 seconds remaining. Dwayne Wade iced the game with two free throws to
give Stan Van Gundy his first win as an NBA head coach.
The Cavs have lost all five of their road games this year, and haven’t won on
the road since an 87-79 victory over Seattle SuperSonics on January 12, 2003,
a span of 26-straight games.
The Cavaliers are off until Friday when they travel to Boston to take on Paul
Pierce and the Celtics.