Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions – Hoops Hype

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (12-10) play against the Miami Heat (9-9) at FTX Arena

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday December 1, 2021

Cleveland Cavaliers 111, Miami Heat 85 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

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Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

Top Rookies on Wed

Evan Mobley, 17 pts, 11 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 4 blk, 2-3 3P

Davion Mitchell, 20 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl

Franz Wagner, 15 pts, 3 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 12 pts, 9 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl

Brandon Boston Jr 13 pts, 3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk – 1:26 AM

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Rick Noland @RickNoland

Glass more than half-full department: Cavs might not only make the playoffs, they could, barring significant injury to Garland/Allen/Mobley, put themselves in position to have a chance in first-round series!!! – 1:02 AM

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Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP

11 of Jayson Tatum’s 26 came in the 4th quarter tonight. He’s four behind DeMar DeRozan for the league lead…

NBA LEADERS – 4th QUARTER POINTS

1. DeRozan, Chi 147

2. TATUM, BOS 143

3. LaVine, Chi 136

4. George, LAC 120

5. Herro, Mia 119 – 11:06 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

I asked Tyler Herro about the lengthy match-up he saw tonight

He mentions that they knew that coming in, and he took some tough shots:

“I gotta be better in that regard, which I will be next game.”

@5ReasonsSports10:17 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

Tyler Herro on finding out about Bam Adebayo’s injury:

“It was horrible. Anytime one of your brothers goes down, it’s never a good feeling.” – 10:14 PM

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Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg

Bam Adebayo said he wants to watch film with KZ Okpala and Omer Yurtseven while sidelined. Cited how Udonis Haslem did the same when he was “thrown into the fire” as a rookie. – 10:12 PM

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Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg

Bam Adebayo on finding out this morning that he would be sidelined for an extended time with a torn ligament in his right thumb:

“Today was a downer. But 4-6 weeks, can’t change nothing about it.” – 10:08 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

Bam Adebayo: “I’m not the type of person to put out negative energy. I always think positive. But today was a downer.” – 10:08 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

Erik Spoelstra on KZ Okpala, “Defensively, he can do a lot of similar things to what we do with Bam…He had some good pockets of moments in this game and hopefully that’s something we can build on.”

@5ReasonsSports10:07 PM

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Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG

For #Cavs: Love, 22pts in 21min off bench, 6-8 3ptFG, 6reb, 3asst, 2stl, blk; Allen, 19pts, 7-8FG, 5-5FT, 11reb, 5blk; Mobley, 17pts, 2-3 3ptFG, 11reb, 4asst, 4blk; Garland, 16pts, 4-8 3ptFG, team-hi 7asst; Stevens, 12pts, 5-7FG, 3reb, 2asst, 2blk; Rubio, 6pts, 6asst, 5reb, 2stl. pic.twitter.com/eyGNPSPcOD10:05 PM

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Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG

Aggressive #Cavs snap 20-gm skein on South Beach in style – demolish Heat, 111-85; CLE, 54%FG, 52% 3ptFG; hold MIA to 32% from 3pt, 12th straight foe sub-40%; reb: CLE, 52, MIA, 38; CLE, season-hi 14blk; Mobley, Allen, dbl-dbl’s; CLE, 21-23FT; haven’t won in MIA since 1/25/2010. pic.twitter.com/I2aiU7EjpR9:52 PM

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Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA

Duncan Robinson 0 points, Kyle Lowry 7 points. Not even close to being enough without Butler or Adebayo and it won’t be enough in the playoffs with them either. – 9:43 PM

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Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz

Heat (down 30 late) will be 13-9 after this home loss to Cleveland. 11 Eastern teams entered tonight over .500, so Miami – without Butler tonight – must weather Bam extended absence. Lowry 2 for 9 tonight, Duncan 0 for 7 as his struggles continue – 9:41 PM

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Chris Dempsey @chrisadempsey

This is two straight games now where the #Nuggets 2nd half defense has let them down. Even in the win vs. Miami, they allowed 68 in the 2nd half. Orlando shot 68 percent in the 2nd half tonight. So finishing what they start is the emphasis for Saturday at the Knicks. – 9:30 PM

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Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso

#Cavs Evan Mobley was scoreless in the first half. He then scored 15 points in the third quarter alone and has a double-double with 10 rebounds.

He also has four assists and four blocks. Mobley isn’t just a stat sheet filler. He’s impacting the game on a nightly basis. – 9:23 PM

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Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG

Last time the #Cavs won in Miami, LeBron, Shaq and Booby Gibson were in the starting lineup. Big Z, Andy and Jamario Moon came off the bench. Mo Williams and Delonte West were inactive. Cleveland won by a point — 92-91.

#Cavs up 24 tonight. Early 4Q. – 9:22 PM

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Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

If Duncan Robinson is done for the night, and he may be with Miami down big early in the fourth, his franchise-record streak of 69 consecutive games with a 3 will end.

His games played streak lives on, 169 and counting. – 9:20 PM

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Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

Duncan Robinson is 0 for 6 on 3’s tonight, 8 for his last 47 on 3’s at home (17%), 17 for 78 on 3’s at home this season (22%).

The only way to freedom is to keep shooting. – 9:13 PM

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Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Alvin Gentry and Tyronn Lue were both on Doc Rivers’ 2013-14 staff; both left in 2014. Gentry to Golden State, Lue to Cleveland.

Gentry praises Lue for his feel for the game and letting guys play.

“His work speaks for itself.” – 9:08 PM

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Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

Duncan Robinson now 0 for 7 from the field, 0 for 6 on threes. Rest of Heat 9 of 24 on 3s. So Strus enters for Robinson. – 9:06 PM

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Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso

#Cavs have nine blocks, which ties their season-high in blocks this season. Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen each have four, while Isaac Okoro has one block. – 9:03 PM

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Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

First time Heat have trailed by at least 18 at halftime of consecutive home games since Games 3 and 4 of the 2014 NBA Finals vs. the Spurs.

It happened only one other time — the fifth and sixth games in franchise history, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30, 1988. – 8:49 PM

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Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG

#Cavs completely overwhelming shorthanded Heat – looking to snap 20-gm skid in MIA – up, 61-43; CLE, 56%FG, 9-19 3ptFG; reb: CLE, 25, MIA, 14; CLE, 15asst on 22FGM; FB pts: CLE, 11, MIA, 0; Love, 17pts, 5-6 3ptFG, 4reb, 3asst; Garland, 13pts, 3-5 3ptFG; Allen, 13pts, 7reb, 3blk. pic.twitter.com/yQ8cmeHCY28:41 PM

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Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg

Also worth noting: No Omer Yurtseven minutes in the first half. Spo opting instead to go with KZ Okpala in smaller lineups behind Dedmon.

The Heat need to sign someone. – 8:35 PM

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Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg

Heat trailing the Cavs 61-46 at halftime. Tyler Herro has 15 in his start in Jimmy Butler’s place. Dewayne Dedmon on pace to play 30 minutes without Bam Adebayo. But Kyle Lowry is just 1 for 6. Heat are going to need much more from him over the next few weeks. – 8:34 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

KZ Okpala really giving Miami something early

That pause before the pass to Herro was 100% something new from him – 8:33 PM

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Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang

Halftime: Cavaliers 61, Heat 43. Miami shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 6 of 20 on threes. Heat with just three free throws. Cleveland shooting 9 of 19 on threes. – 8:33 PM

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Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso

Kevin Love continues to stretch the floor for the #Cavs and nail 3s. He’s shooting 5-of-6 from 3 at the end of the first half. He has 17 points. – 8:32 PM

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Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG

Evan Mobley — now with 4 blocks in the FIRST HALF — came into the game tied for 8th in the NBA in blocks and now has as many swats (34) as personal fouls (34), the only player in the top 10 with that ratio. pic.twitter.com/0JQzDvxCfC8:32 PM

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Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher

A very efficiency Kevin night.

Kevin Porter Jr. 10 points in 10 minutes (3/6 FG, 3 3s).

Kevin Love 14 points in 10 minutes (4/5 FG, 4 3s).

Kevin Huerter 17 points in 22 minutes (7/9 FG, 3 3s). – 8:30 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

Great stint from KZ Okpala

Herro-Strus-Caleb providing some real offense in different ways

The defenses continue to change and it’s making them uncomfortable – 8:23 PM

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Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang

KZ Okpala doing a nice job switching onto the Cavaliers’ guards and staying in front of them. Strus with 10 points off the Heat’s bench.

Miami has cut the deficit to seven. – 8:22 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

Tyler Herro initiating some incredible ball movement

These young guys are sparks

This group has something to it – 8:12 PM

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Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor

I remember when #Cavs supposedly should have drafted Tyler Herro (and Rui Hachimura and Coby White and PJ Washington) instead of Darius Garland. – 8:09 PM

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Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso

At the end of the first, #Cavs have a 31-16 lead over the Heat. A solid defensive effort from the Cavs across the board. Jarrett Allen has 7 pts, 3 blocks and 3 rebounds. Darius Garland has 8 pts and 3 assists.

Heat are struggling from the perimeter, as they shot 1-of-9 from 3. – 8:09 PM

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Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang

Heat opens 3 of 13 from the field and 2 of 6 at the rim against the Cavaliers’ size and length. Cleveland entered limiting opponents to the NBA’s second-worst shooting percentage around the rim. – 7:50 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

The on-ball usage of Tyler Herro is going to skyrocket in this one

I’m intrigued to see how he plays with this unique match-up – 7:50 PM

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Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

Tonight’s game is the 169th consecutive regular-season appearance for Duncan Robinson, the second-longest streak in the franchise’s 34 seasons. The record is 174 by Glen Rice, from 1992 to ’94. – 7:09 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

If Miami wins this game, it’s because they got a big PJ Tucker game

We know what Tyler can do, but this is an exploitable matchup for PJ if he knocks down the corner 3 on decent volume

15+ point night for him – 7:04 PM

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Mark Followill @MFollowill

Kristaps Porzingis is active and available for the Mavs tonight in their game at the New Orleans Pelicans (7p, BSSW). He came out of Monday night’s game vs Cleveland with a sprained right ankle in the final seconds of the 3rd quarter – 6:49 PM

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Marc Stein @TheSteinLine

The Mavericks say Kristaps Porzingis (right ankle sprain) is available to play tonight against New Orleans after sustaining the injury in the previous game against Cleveland. – 6:37 PM

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Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

So it’s looking like Lowry and Herro or bust tonight vs. Cavs, although a few Robinson 3-pointers certainly would help. – 5:52 PM

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Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg

Spo: “[Yurtseven] has been doing his part, so has KZ [Okpala]. Both of them have been fully immersed in the Miami Heat player development program. They’ve done everything we’ve asked for them… Either one or both will be called on now. I think they’re ready.” – 5:51 PM

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Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT

#CLEvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Tyler Herro (illness) and Dewayne Dedmon (knee) will both play in tonight’s game vs the Cavs.

Jimmy Butler (tail bone) has been ruled out. – 5:51 PM

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Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz

With TNT dumping Heat vs the disappointing Pacers on Dec. 21, Heat’s only national TV game (not counting NBA TV) in next 2 months is Dec. 8 vs. Bucks on ESPN. Wizards-Nets replaced Heat-Pacers on TNT schedule…. Heat has 5 national TV games after Jan., including Raptors Feb. 3 – 5:46 PM

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Scott Agness @ScottAgness

The Pacers’ only scheduled appearance on national TV (TNT or ESPN/ABC) for the 2021-22 season has been dropped.

TNT will air Wizards-Nets on Dec. 21 instead of Pacers-Heat. – 5:43 PM

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JD Shaw @JShawNBA

The Wizards-Nets game on Tuesday, December 21 will now be televised by TNT. The network has decided to drop Pacers-Heat. – 5:34 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

When many were chanting the need for a backup point guard on this Heat team, I felt front-court depth was next up

Backcourt needs stuck out cause they were using guards to plug the lack of big men

And here we are – 5:12 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

I’ll be covering the game from the arena tonight vs Cleveland

4-0 so far this season

Let’s see if that stands with all the injuries lol – 3:51 PM

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Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg

Here’s the play during Heat-Nuggets where Bam Adebayo injured his right thumb. He goes up for a pass and slams his hand against Jeff Green’s. You can see him clutching his hand after. He later entered the fourth quarter with his right hand taped. pic.twitter.com/KSWhm4JgBk3:40 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

Seeing a lot of guys names on and off the roster floating around here about this next stretch for Miami

But I’m not opposed to some UD

He brings a general energy spark and probably is trusted more than other options

Many things will be tried tho – 3:38 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

The fact that Miami kicks off their stretch with no bigs against a team with a 7 foot starting small forward is great timing – 3:31 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

It’s going to be real interesting how Miami attacks the front-court usage with no Bam and no Morris

From a short term sense, Dedmon is questionable tonight

Herro might be the 5 in some lineups – 3:27 PM

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Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes

Re: Bam Adebayo: The average time lost for in-season surgery to repair a torn UCL of the thumb is 26 games (~7 weeks). Chris Paul and Marcus Smart returned to the quickest, missing 39 days (14 games) and 44 days (15 games), respectively. – 3:17 PM

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

Some really unfortunate news about Bam Adebayo

A lot of weight is going to be put on Miami’s top guys especially defensively

Dewayne Dedmon is going to have a lot on his plate

But him getting that extra rest isn’t terrible

This is going to be a big test for Miami – 3:15 PM

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JD Shaw @JShawNBA

Bam Adebayo has suffered a torn UCL in his right thumb and will undergo surgery this weekend, the Heat announce. No timetable has been issued yet. – 3:03 PM

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Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo suffered a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb during Monday’s game vs Denver and will undergo surgery this weekend, the team announced – 3:02 PM

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Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg

Heat announce that Bam Adebayo suffered a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb during Monday’s game vs Denver and will undergo surgery this weekend.A timetable on his return will be provided post-surgery. – 3:01 PM

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Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang

Per Heat: Bam Adebayo suffered a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb during Monday’s game vs Denver and will undergo surgery this weekend.

A timetable on his return will be provided post-surgery. – 3:01 PM

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Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard

Heat just announced that Bam Adebayo tore a ligament in his right thumb and will have surgery this weekend.

No timetable for his return yet. – 3:01 PM

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Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears

Heat say Bam Adebayo suffered a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb during Monday’s game vs Denver and will undergo surgery this weekend.

A timetable on his return will be provided post-surgery. – 3:00 PM

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Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

Per Heat: Bam Adebayo suffered a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb during Monday’s game vs Denver and will undergo surgery this weekend. A timetable on his return will be provided post-surgery. – 3:00 PM

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Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT

INJURY UPDATE: Bam Adebayo suffered a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb during Monday’s game vs Denver and will undergo surgery this weekend.

A timetable on his return will be provided post-surgery. – 3:00 PM

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Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT

21 games behind us.

As we prep for Game 22 (tonight vs Cleveland) @CoupNBA breaks down where the squad stands at the quarter mile mark of the season – 2:00 PM

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