Heat stay alive, rally to top Cavaliers 124-121 in OT

Apr 13, 2017, 01:38
Heat stay alive, rally to top Cavaliers 124-121 in OT

However four free throws by the Heat's Tyler Johnson followed and helped clinch the game for Miami.

James reportedly has a strained calf muscle that caused his to miss Monday's overtime loss to the Miami Heat. Despite that issue, the Cavs took a 91-80 lead into the final quarter of regulation, but then watched it quickly fall apart.

Bulls 122, Magic 75 Emergency starter Jerian Grant had 17 points and a career-high 11 assists as Chicago routed Orlando to move closer to a postseason berth.

The final two games come against Charlotte, a team Atlanta has yet to defeat in three opportunities this season, and in, a squad still looking to clinch a playoff berth.

Williams, after having his minutes cut to single digits in Sunday's overtime loss, put up a season-high 35 points, almost recording a triple-double with seven assists and nine rebounds. In his last 10 games, he's averaging 10 and 4 while shooting 48%.

It's probably the end of regular season annoyance still, but some of their recent games have been an adventure in regards to the last few possessions. "After that, we played really well".

And yet, the game turned out to be nothing like expected.

Simply put, nobody in the East has been a match for LeBron, even in stretches where he's been without Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, or both. I was watching the game and switched over to watch the Oklahoma City vs. Denver game. "I knew I had five [fouls]. But we fought back". "That's what gives you hope". The Cavaliers hold that tiebreaker, but will now be at a disadvantage in this one. "We dug ourselves a hole early this year, but these guys are so resilient and came out and fought hard every night", Richarson said.

If both win, not matter what Miami does one of the more entertaining (and satisfying) seasons in Heat history comes to a screeching halt. Yet Cleveland closed with two baskets to take a 60-56 lead at intermission.

The Bulls led by as many as 47 points in their largest margin of victory this season.

If he is signed and completes his physical in time, the 36-year-old could see some action in the Toronto game, which will mark the Cavs' 15th annual Fan Appreciation Night, during which more than $1 million in prizes will be given away. The Cavaliers had significant depth issues for the first half of the season and an incredibly poor March - a LeBron James-led team had not lost double-digit games in a single month since his rookie season - meaning that, once again, scrutiny was on the Cavs.

The All-Star forward will be on the sidelines despite the possibility that Cleveland could claim the No. 1 overall seed in the Eastern Conference for the playoffs.

Love echoed that sentiment: "The idea of getting locked in and having a do-or-die mentality, knowing that we can be sent home, I think that is a good calling for this team".