The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Miami Heat once again, despite the fine efforts by Jarrett Jack. Jack led the team in scoring with 22 points. But the Cleveland defense couldn’t stop LeBron James from setting a new first quarter scoring record at the Q.
James came out shooting and he looked like he was going to have a 60 point night the way things started. James scored 43 against his former team, which helped seal the deal for Miami who beat the Cavs 100-96.
Cleveland hung in there, even without Kyrie Irving who is out with a bicep injury. The Cavs are once again being hampered by injuries. Anthony Bennett is out with a sore knee and the Cavs could have used another set of hands to try and stop the Heat.
Anderson Varejao put up a solid effort scoring 16 and Dion Waiters put up 17 points in the game. In the end it was just another showing of a lack of effort by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The team needs to find a way to keep up their intensity. They seem to run out of gas in the late quarters, and they can’t keep up. Some how this team needs to be inspired.
Head Coach Mike Brown has failed to find a way to do that so far this season. The team hangs in, only to fall apart late in the game.
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