LeBron James fuels Heat im scorching Cavs

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – LeBron James scored 43 in leading the Miami Heat over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 100-96 Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Chris Bosh added 21 for the win.

James started hot, scoring 24 in the first quaster as the Heat took a 37-25 advantage after one.

The Cavs started the second with a 15-3 run with Anderson Varejao scoring 6 to tie the game at 40 with 7:35 remaining.

James and Ray Allen each had a 3-pointer as the Heat outscored the Cavs 7-1 in the last 1:31 of the second to take a 59-54 lead at the half.

The Cavs ambushed the heat with an 11-2 burst to start the third to grab the lead at 65-61.

The lead changed several times before the quarter ended at 79-all.

The game remained tightly contested in the first 8:17 of the fourth that featured four ties before Bosh’s nine-point streak pushed Miami ahead, 93-88, with 2:24 remaining after five points.

James added two crucial blocks and dropped six free throws in the final two minutes as the Heat sealed the win despite Jarett Jack hitting two 3-pointers in the final 15.7 seconds.

Jack scored 22 and Dion Waiters added 17 and 11 assists to lead the Cavs, which was without Kyrie Irving and Luol Deng.

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