Once again, LeBron made the winning play instead of the hero play, finding Ray Allen open on the perimeter for the game-winning bucket. It took a while for LeBron to get going against his former team, though he did throw down a nasty fast-break dunk in the first quarter. In his third season with Miami, it's beginning to feel like Cleveland is just another opponent for LeBron.
Smothered Jeremy Pargo at the end like a blanket. After a batch of careless turnovers to open the game, Wade struggled to find his rhythm, but came alive late in the fourth quarter when the Heat's backs were against the wall. It was hard to tell whether Wade was merely coasting on this weekend matchup or his foot was bothering him, but he came up big late.
The Cavaliers don't have a dominant post presence, but Anderson Varejao is as draining to cover as anybody. Still, Bosh spun and twisted his way to the free throw line all night and got easy points as he has done all his career. With Wade having an off night, Bosh's contributions were key, but he still couldn't keep Varejao off the boards.
LeBron to Ray Allen for the 3 and it was curtains. Again. For the second time this season, LeBron found Allen open for a game-winning 3-pointer, this time coming against the helpless Cavaliers. Allen came up huge with 15 points in the fourth quarter, giving the Heat yet another scoring option late.
Tough loss. With Kyrie Irving still nursing a hairline fracture on his nonshooting hand, the Cavaliers needed help from unlikely places -- and they got it. Omri Casspi looked like Steve Kerr out there and Daniel Gibson was hitting and-1s from 23 feet out. Anderson Varejao absolutely crushed the Heat on the boards. Gutsy performance for a team on the road missing its star.