LeBron seals triple-double as Heat maintain winning streak which now stands at 24.
Despite trailing by 27 points at one stage in the game, the Miami Heat rallied in the second half to seal a 98-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The win extends their streak to 24, as LeBron James scored 19 of his game-high 25 points after half-time and recorded his fourth triple-double of the season, claiming 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
The former Cavs star received an expected hostile reception but didn’t let it effect him as he preserved the second longest winning streak in NBA history and kept the Heat’s hopes of beating the record alive.
He was well supported by his team-mates, in particular Shane Battier who finished with 17 points and was instrumental in igniting the comeback after burying three 3-pointers in the third quarter.
It will be a bitterly disappointing result for the Cavaliers to accept having been so dominate early in the game.
However, given the absence of key players including Kyrie Irving, they will take great heart from giving the defending champions an almighty scare.
Watch highlights of Miami’s comeback in Cleveland in the video below: