Meanwhile, the Cavaliers broke a five-game losing streak to the Orlando Magic at the bottom of the table on Saturday. They come away with an 18-point win against Luka Dončić– led the Dallas Mavericks in their last game.
Fastening – Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat | NBA season 2021-22.
Date and time – Wednesday, December 1, 2021; 19:30 ET (Thursday, December 2; 6:00 IST).
Venue – FTX Arena, Miami, FL.
Review of the Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers were one of the biggest surprises in the East when the season began. They started their campaign by winning nine of their first 14 games, but have since fallen in the conference standings.
They faced a host of strong teams like the Golden State Warriors, the Brooklyn Nets (twice) and the Phoenix Suns leading to a five-game losing streak. However, they have now won their last two games and it looks like the Cavaliers will break the play-off drought.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 22nd in the offensive rating, but, in fact, they have eight different players on average double-digit points. Their rookie star, Evan Mobley, has been excellent so far, averaging 14.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting in 49/31/75. Darius Garland leads the team in the number of points with 18.6 points per night.
They are fifth in the defensive rank, and their size allows them to protect the rim at a high level.
Key player – Jarrett Allen
Jarrett Allen has an average All-Star limit numbers and is the Cleveland Cavaliers best player to date. He averages 16.2 points and 11.3 rebounds per game while leading the team in assessing player efficiency.
Allen has a double-double performance against the Mavericks, falling 28 points on an outstanding 12-to-17 shot. He also took 14 rebounds and was in the plus-30 game in 34 minutes.
The Cleveland Cavaliers lineup is scheduled
G – Darius Garland | G – Isaac Okoro F – Lauri Markkanen | F – Evan Mobley | C – Jarrett Allen.
Miami Heat Preview
The Miami Heat aim to return NBA Finals this season and have left no stone unturned in that quest. They are one of the few teams to be in the top 10 in both the offensive (fifth) and defensive (10th) rankings and have the fourth best net rating in the league.
Tyler Herro is the leading favorite for the sixth man of the year award this season. He is 19th in the league in terms of the number of points with 21.8 points, and no other player in the top 20 leaves the bench.
Herro is the second top scorer on the team and has average career results in all categories, including shot efficiency, rebounds, steals and assists.
Key player – Jimmy Butler
Jimmy ButlerHis presence on the floor is extremely crucial to the success of the Miami Heat. He is the Swiss Army knife that does everything it takes to win, from scoring and rebounding to defending and playing.
Butler leads the team in points and stolen points with 23.6 points and 2.1 stolen balls per game, and is second on the Heat in rebounds and assists with 5.8 points and 5.3 smoke per night.
He did not play in the last game of the Miami Heat and is expected to be played tonight.
Miami Heat Scheduled
G – Kyle Lowry | G – Duncan Robinson | F – Jimmy Butler | F – PJ Tucker C – Bam Adebajo.
Forecast Cavaliers – Heat Match
The Miami Heat are the favorites to win this game for several reasons. For starters, they’re a much stronger team at both ends of the floor and aim for the championship, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to catch themselves scratching and grabbing for the win tonight.
In addition, the game will be in Miami, giving the Heat an advantage at home and further increasing their chances of winning.
Where to watch the Cavaliers vs Heat match?
The match between Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heata will be broadcast locally on Bally Sports Sun and Bally Sports Ohio. The game can also be streamed live with NBA pass.
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