Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Once again, LeBron James broke the hearts of
the city of Cleveland.
The ex-Cavalier recorded a triple-double that helped trigger a huge second-
half comeback and extend the Miami Heat's winning streak to 24 consecutive
games with a 98-95 decision over Cleveland at a charged-up Quicken Loans
Visiting his former city for only the fourth time since leaving the Cavs for
Miami as the most sought-after free agent in NBA history during July of 2010,
James racked up 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in sparking the Heat's
rally from a 27-point third-quarter deficit. Nineteen of those points came
Five other Miami players finished in double figures to aid in the Heat's
lengthening of the second-longest winning run in league annals. Mario Chalmers
contributed 17 points, with Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Shane Battier all
netting 11 on the evening.
Despite being without its top two scorers in Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters,
Cleveland was in front by a wide margin for much of the way before wilting
down the stretch and being dealt its fourth straight loss and eighth and 10
Wayne Ellington paced the Cavs with 20 points, while Tristan Thompson had 18
and Tyler Zeller compiled 12 points and 11 rebounds.
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