Nov 24, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra argues a call in the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat Fall in Cleveland Against Familiar Faces

Following victories over Minnesota and Chicago, the Miami Heat (10-10) would drop their first game of their four-game road trip across the northern part of the country. Former Miami stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James would outlast their old team as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Heat 108-97.

Top Performers

Guard Dion Waiters would lead the way for Miami with 21 points and seven assists. Meanwhile, rookie center Bam Adebayo would notch his best performance of the year. The first-round draft pick would finish the night with a career-high 19 points on 7-7 shooting and six rebounds, including a few monster dunks in the paint.

On the other side, forward Kevin Love would lead the way for Cleveland. The four-time all-star would post a near double-double with 38 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, forward LeBron James and guard Dwyane Wade would combine for 38 points against their former team.

LeBron Ejected

In his 15th year in the league, LeBron James has accumulated three championships, 13 All-Star Game appearances and four Most Valuable Player awards. Yet, with just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter, James would receive an ejection for the first time in his professional career.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, James had played 1,081 regular-season games before the ejection last night. James says he was fouled and showed his frustration to the referee.

Next Up

The Heat will finish their road trip tonight with a matchup against the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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