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Game Preview: Miami Heat @ Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers home opener is tonight as they take on the Miami Heat at The Q, tipoff at 7 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.

The Cavaliers are coming off a 30 point win at Memphis. Miami (1-0) won their home opener on Wednesday after defeating the Charlotte Hornets, 104-94, at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The two teams split last year’s four-game series with each team winning two games on their home floor

Overall, Cleveland is 28-21 against Miami when playing at home. Dating back to January 19th of last season, the Cavs have won 20 of their last 21 regular season games at The Q.

Cleveland is 28-21 against Miami when playing at home. Dating back to January 19th of last season, the Cavs have won 20 of their last 21 regular season games at The Q.

The Cavs travel to South Beach twice this season – a Saturday night affair on December 5th and another one on March 19th.

Heat starters:

PG: Goran Dragic
SG: Dwyane Wade
SF: Luol Deng
PF: Chris Bosh
C: Hassan Whiteside

Injuries: none.

Cavaliers starters:

PG: Mo Williams
SG: J.R. Smith
SF: LeBron James
PF: Kevin Love
C: Timofey Mozgov

Injuries: Kyrie Irving (Fractured Left Knee Cap, OUT) and Iman Shumpert (Ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, OUT).

 

 

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