The Cavaliers defeated the Heat 102-90 on Tuesday night in a thriller. It was arguably the Cavs best game all season, and good games have been hard to come by.
The obvious importance behind this win is the fact that LeBron is on the Heat. He went from a hero to a villain in a matter of minutes on national television and has done nothing to apologize to the city of Cleveland. There was no love lost during the first meeting between the Cavs and Heat on December 2nd. LeBron heard boos every time he touched the ball. The only problem was that the Heat blew out the Cavs 118-90 and LeBron had 38 points.
Tuesday night was different for Cleveland fans.
The drama started before the game even began. LeBron tried to have his entourage park in the team parking garage and they were denied access. Dan Gilbert responded with a tweet that said “Not in my garage”. Being a Cavs fan, the words of Gilbert amuse me although they can be seen as juvenile.
The only reason LeBron and his entourage drove to the stadium is because LeBron didn’t take the team bus. A player that does not take the team bus is usually unheard of. Given, he does have a house in the Cleveland area and his family lives there, but he should still be with his teammates.
Fast forward to the game introductions and LeBron found a way to cause more drama. During the intros, he was nowhere to be seen until the lights were turned off for the Cavs’ intros. According to him, he was in the bathroom. I have never seen a player miss intros due to a bathroom break and I highly doubt he actually had to go to the bathroom.
The game was another story in itself. The Cavs jumped out to an early lead behind the support of a sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. Things were chippy from the start as Ryan Hollins and Dwayne Wade were given technicals after shoving each other. JJ Hickson followed that up with a hard foul on LeBron, which resulted in cheers from the crowd.
The game had too many highlights to keep track of. From Ryan Hollins’ block on Chris Bosh to Baron Davis’ alley oop to Alonzo Gee, the Cavs gave a great show for their fans. In the end the score read 102-90 in favor of the Cavaliers.
The win is the closest thing a 15-59 to a playoff game. The loyal crowd was in full support, and the players were inspired. To top it off, the Cavs beat the team where the villain of Cleveland now plays.
Cleveland fans were crushed when LeBron left to Miami and they only wanted one thing; for the Cavs to beat the Heat, at least once. The victory is something that brings hope and happiness to all Clevelanders. A 15-59 team gave the city