Heat handle Cavs at home, again, to push winning streak to four

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MIAMI — The Miami Heat just keep beating the Cleveland Cavaliers at home. They did it again Saturday, 115-101, their fourth straight victory.  In the process, the Heat improved to 26-24 ad are now in a fourth-place tie with the Charlotte Hornets in the East. Overall, the Heat have won 20 games in a row over the Cavs in Miami.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said there’s a reason things have been going so well.

“Everybody has pure intentions about it,” he said, “just to play off each other, share the game, and enjoy each other’s success. We’re healthier now. We have more weapons. The only way that can be to your advantage is if guys want to make that work.”

The Heat have a lot of offensive weapons at their disposal. That was proven again against the Cavaliers because of the balanced attack the Heat displayed.

Bam Adebayo scored 18 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out five assists. Duncan Robinson scored 18 points on 6-fo-9 shooting. All of his makes came from behind the 3-point line. He hit some tough ones. Jimmy Butler added 15 points, six rebounds and 11 assists. Trevor Ariza also added 15 points, and Goran Dragic scored 13 points and dished out four assists off of the bench. Nemanja Bjelica and Tyler Herro each had 10 points off the bench.

Miami’s All-Star acquisition, Victor Oladipo, hasn’t quite gotten going yet. He scored eight points against the Cavaliers — but is a 20 point per game scorer this season thus far. Look for him to join in on the Heat’s scoring parade shortly.

The Heat play their next game on Tuesday, 4/6 against the Memphis Grizzles in American Airlines Arena in Miami.

 

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