Dwyane Wade’s Miami Heat Dodges a Bullet Against the Lowly Cavaliers

December 16th, 2010 by Matt Parker Leave a reply »
Heat-Cavaliers, Round 2.

Kind of an afterthought with that game being played at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.

Not to the Cavaliers.

All they heard after the shellacking they received on Dec. 2 was that they quit, didn't compete and let LeBron James do whatever he wanted. They laid an egg. A rotten, 28-point housing of an egg.

They responded in Miami, making the Heat sweat before falling 95-101, ending the Heat's bid (at least for the moment) to become just the fourth team in NBA history to win at least 10 in a row by 10 or more points.

This was the game we thought we'd see in Cleveland: the Cavaliers giving Miami all they could handle.

Instead, the Heat rallied together amid the intense scrutiny and negative reaction during LeBron's return to Cleveland, helping the team bond and sparking its current 10-game winning streak.

Wednesday's grind-it-out victory against those same Cavaliers (actually, they looked like a completely different team) may look like just the 10th win in a row on paper.

However, it deflects a recycling of all the questions s ...

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