Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • MIA 44.4
    • 45.7 CLE
  • Three Point %

    • MIA 41.4
    • 33.3 CLE
  • Turnovers

    • MIA 13
    • 17 CLE
  • Rebounds

    • MIA 45
    • 50 CLE

Game Information

Quicken Loans Arena
,
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Line: MIA -11.0
Attendance: 20,562
100%
Capacity: 20,562
Referees: Monty McCutchen, John Goble, Haywoode Workman
3/21/2013 Associated Press

LeBron, Heat extend streak with furious rally

LeBron James scored 25 points as the Miami Heat overcame a 27-point deficit in the third quarter and won their 24th straight game, 98-95 over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers to extend the second-longest winning streak in NBA history.

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Game Flow

MIA
CLE
0:00 - 4th Quarter

MIA

98

CLE

95

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Udonis Haslem misses 17-foot jumper
  • Udonis Haslem makes layup (Mario Chalmers assists)
  • Chris Bosh misses three point jumper
  • Mario Chalmers makes 25-foot three point jumper (LeBron James assists)
  • LeBron James misses 16-foot two point shot
  • LeBron James makes two point shot (Mario Chalmers assists)
  • Chris Andersen misses jumper
  • Chris Andersen makes two point shot (LeBron James assists)
  • Dwyane Wade makes 1-foot two point shot
  • Dwyane Wade misses 11-foot
  • Shane Battier makes layup (Dwyane Wade assists)
  • Dwyane Wade misses 9-foot two point shot
  • Shane Battier misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Norris Cole misses 9-foot two point shot
  • Dwyane Wade makes dunk (Ray Allen assists)
  • Dwyane Wade misses driving layup
  • Tyler Zeller blocks Chris Bosh 's 2-foot layup
  • LeBron James misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Chris Bosh misses 19-foot jumper
  • LeBron James misses driving layup
  • Chris Bosh makes 8-foot two point shot (Dwyane Wade assists)
  • Mario Chalmers misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Chris Bosh makes layup (LeBron James assists)
  • LeBron James misses layup
  • LeBron James makes two point shot
  • Shane Battier makes 26-foot three point jumper (Dwyane Wade assists)
  • Mario Chalmers makes two point shot (LeBron James assists)
  • Shane Battier makes three point jumper (Chris Bosh assists)
  • Ray Allen misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Shane Battier makes 25-foot three point jumper (Chris Bosh assists)
  • LeBron James makes driving layup
  • Ray Allen makes 25-foot three point jumper (LeBron James assists)
  • Marreese Speights blocks LeBron James 's 3-foot jumper
  • LeBron James makes 25-foot three point jumper
  • LeBron James misses
  • LeBron James makes layup
  • LeBron James makes 26-foot three point jumper
  • LeBron James misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Ray Allen makes 26-foot three point jumper (LeBron James assists)
  • LeBron James misses 8-foot Running Jumper
  • Mario Chalmers makes layup (LeBron James assists)
  • Ray Allen makes 24-foot three point jumper (Dwyane Wade assists)
  • LeBron James misses tip shot
  • Mario Chalmers makes 25-foot three point jumper (LeBron James assists)
  • LeBron James misses 18-foot step back jumpshot
  • Dwyane Wade makes 18-foot jumper
  • Dwyane Wade misses 18-foot step back jumpshot
  • Ray Allen misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • LeBron James misses layup
  • LeBron James misses tip shot
  • Dwyane Wade misses 19-foot jumper
  • Wayne Ellington misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Tristan Thompson misses layup
  • Tyler Zeller makes two point shot
  • Shaun Livingston misses 12-foot jumper
  • Tristan Thompson makes 7-foot two point shot
  • Tristan Thompson makes driving layup
  • Tyler Zeller makes layup (Shaun Livingston assists)
  • Tristan Thompson makes two point shot
  • Tristan Thompson makes dunk (Shaun Livingston assists)
  • Alonzo Gee misses layup
  • Marreese Speights makes jumper
  • Wayne Ellington makes 17-foot jumper
  • Tristan Thompson misses 7-foot two point shot
  • C.J. Miles misses 6-foot Running Jumper
  • Shane Battier blocks Marreese Speights 's 3-foot jumper
  • Luke Walton misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Shaun Livingston misses 13-foot jumper
  • C.J. Miles makes 6-foot jumper (Omri Casspi assists)
  • Shaun Livingston makes two point shot (C.J. Miles assists)
  • C.J. Miles makes 23-foot three point jumper (Wayne Ellington assists)
  • Wayne Ellington makes two point shot
  • Wayne Ellington makes 11-foot jumper (C.J. Miles assists)
  • Shaun Livingston misses tip shot
  • Tristan Thompson makes jumper
  • Alonzo Gee misses 10-foot jumper
  • Wayne Ellington misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Alonzo Gee misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Alonzo Gee makes dunk (Luke Walton assists)
  • Luke Walton makes two point shot
  • Daniel Gibson misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • LeBron James blocks Alonzo Gee's jumper
  • Daniel Gibson makes 26-foot three point jumper
  • C.J. Miles misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Shaun Livingston makes 6-foot jumper (C.J. Miles assists)
  • Shaun Livingston misses 9-foot jump bank shot
  • Wayne Ellington makes 5-foot two point shot
  • Wayne Ellington makes 26-foot three point jumper (Tristan Thompson assists)
  • C.J. Miles misses driving layup
  • Wayne Ellington misses layup
  • Shaun Livingston makes dunk (C.J. Miles assists)
  • LeBron James blocks Tristan Thompson 's 4-foot jumper
  • Shaun Livingston makes dunk
  • Alonzo Gee makes driving dunk (C.J. Miles assists)
  • Wayne Ellington misses 23-foot step back jumpshot

Research Notes

  • If LeBron went back to Cleveland, he'd be playing with another great player. Kyrie Irving's 22.2 PER this season is better than any teammate LeBron had in Cleveland.

  • Since leaving the Cavaliers for the Heat in the 2010 offseason, LeBron James has been by far the best player in the NBA. In fact, his 29.5 PER in that span is 11.9% higher than the next best player (Kevin Durant).

  • From Elias: The longest win streak for a team AFTER coming back from a 20+ point halftime deficit was 9 games by the Warriors in 1971-72.The Heat need to win another 10 games to BREAK the all-time record for consecutive wins.

  • This season, the Cavaliers are now 3 and 3 in games they led by at least 20 points.The rest of the league is 332-11.** Pending results of late games (WSH/PHX, PHI/LAC) **

  • The Heat scored 145.7 points per 100 possessions in the second half Wednesday, their third-highest offensive efficiency in any half this season. Miami grabbed 50.0 percent of its missed shots in the second half and scored 16 of its 19 second-chance points after halftime against the Cavaliers.

  • Entering tonight, in the last 15 seasons, teams trailing by 27 or more in the second half were 5 and 2,013, a win percentage of .002 (two tenths of one percent).This type of comeback had happened essentially once in every 404 games that the opportunity came about in the last 15 seasons.The Heat, by the way, were 0-55 in those situations over the last 15 seasons.FYI, the comebacks:

  • NEXT LEVEL: LeBron James scored 14 fourth-quarter points and assisted on another 8 points, accounting for 22 of the Heat's 30 fourth quarter points. No player has accounted for a higher percentage of his team's fourth-quarter offense this season.Percentage of team offense = (Pts scored + team pts off assists)/total team points

  • This is turning into an NBA season of major comebacks. This is the third time a team rallied from a 27-point deficit to win.The Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit to beat the Celtics earlier this season (in 2OT) on January 25.The Bucks overcame a 27-point deficit to beat the Bulls earlier this season on November 26.

  • In 8 minutes and 37 seconds of game time, the Heat turned a 27-point deficit into a tie game.Trailed 67-40 with 7:03 remaining in 3rd quarter. Tied game at 77-77 with 10:26 remaining in 4th quarter.

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