Miami had a last chance after Cleveland's Kyle Korver made one of two free throws with seven seconds left, but Heat forward James Johnson, harassed by James on the baseline, couldn't get off a shot before the horn sounded. I have to coach better.
Dinwiddie had six points during the spurt and a pair of recent 76ers contributed the other five in the first meeting since a trade between the teams last month.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (29-20) are coming from a 125-114 loss to the Detroit Pistons.
Love injured his hand in the fourth quarter of the Detroit Pistons game Tuesday. "We just hung out a lot.". "But it's a tough blow for us".
"As The Land Turns", Lue said with a sigh following his pregame media availability. Last week, Lue dropped Crowder into the second unit and started Tristan Thompson at center with Love moving back to power forward. Eight players score at least 10 points per game and seven average more than two assists. The Cavs announced he was dealing with a left shoulder issue before the game.More news: Hyundai Motor to Launch All-New Santa Fe SUV Next Month
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Myles Turner had 15 points and 11 rebounds in his return to the starting lineup, and in beat Memphis for its third straight win. The veteran guard is a career 44 percent shooter from the field and has connected on 36 percent of his career 3-pointers, but thus far, his numbers in those respective categories are 36 and 25 percent. "The examination and consultation process, including the Cavaliers medical team, Head Team Physician Dr. James Rosneck and Dr. Steven Maschke of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and Dr. Michelle Carlson of the Hospital for Special Surgery, is now complete".
"My sense is, the only way they would move him is if they could get an upgrade at the same position", one league executive said. They've got the experience. With the Heat down two, James Johnson hesitated, initially looking to pass, and couldn't get off a well-defended short jumper in time before the final buzzer.
Goran Dragic had 18 points and six assists, Josh Richardson scored 15 and Justise Winslow had some good moments defensively to go with nine points and 10 rebounds. He finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Heat won the game.
A huge contributor to their scoring proficiency is thanks to the club's reserves who are averaging a franchise-record 41.2 points this season, which ranks fourth in the National Basketball Association.