NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat square off at the American Airlines Arena tonight (19:30 ET) and all eyes will be on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
These superstars are forever linked in a lot of ways, each going in the top five spots of the 2003 NBA draft and aligning to help the United States win an Olympic gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. But is there a chance they’ll be teammates next season?
James and Wade discussed the possibility last year but have ceased to charge up that notion. For now, they are focused on continuing the significant moments as rivals.
Such a merger would be a huge help for the 2006 Finals MVP, whose team has struggled to a 23-20 tally. The Cavs, on the other hand, hold the best record in the league at 34-11 and have played very well on the road this term.
However, Cleveland will be without Mo Williams for a while because of sprained left shoulder, and he had been a major contributor for the team.
These two sides have met once this season, with the Cavs coming away with a 111-104 victory. LeBron scored 34 points, while Wade finished with 36 to put on an entertaining two-man show.
UPDATE: Wade and James each scored 32 points, but the Miami guard missed two crucial free throws and a last-second jumpshot as the Heat fell to Cleveland 91-92.