The Miami Heat (40-41) have saved their season once again after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-30) 124-121 in overtime. With the Cavaliers resting LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the Miami were able to take advantage of their absence and keep the season alive. With Miami up three and Cleveland has the ball with less than ten seconds left on the clock, the Miami Heat turned up the pressure on defense and forced Channing Frye to throw up a prayer to tie the game. Frye would brick the shot and keep Miami’s playoff hopes alive. Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Johnson led the Heat past Deron Williams and the Cavaliers.
The starting lineup for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Miami Heat featured Deron Williams at point guard, Iman Shumpert at shooting guard, JR Smith at small forward, Channing Frye at power forward and Kevin Love at center. With LeBron and Kyrie out, somebody from the Cavs had to step up and try to end the Heat’s season. Deron Williams was the man that almost ended the Heat’s season. D-Will dropped 35 points with nine assists and seven rebounds. Kevin Love dropped 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double. Channing Frye score 21 points and had seven rebounds. Kyle Korver led the Cavs bench with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Looks like the Cavs couldn’t rebound after they blew 26 point lead against the Atlanta Hawks.
The starting lineup for the Miami Heat against the Cleveland Cavaliers featured Goran Dragic at point guard, Josh Richardson at shooting guard, Rodney McGruder at small forward, James Johnson at power forward and Hassan Whiteside as the man in the middle. It was a nail biter the entire game but the Heat were able to pull out a victory against the defending champs. Hassan Whiteside had a nice game as he dropped 23 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for a double-double. James Johnson was huge as he scored 16 points with 9 rebounds. Josh Richardson scored 19 points with six rebounds, five steals and four assists. Tyler Johnson came off the bench and really came in clutch when Miami needed him. Tyler Johnson score a team-high 24 points with five rebounds and crucial free throws with the game on the line.
The next and last game for the Heat could determine if the Heat go to the playoffs or are eliminated. The Miami Heat will finish off their regular season at home with a matchup against the Washington Wizards. If the Heat win, they still have a chance. If Miami loses to Washington, the Heat’s season is over. With a Miami win, the Heat will need either the Pacers to lose to the Hawks or the Bulls lose to the Nets. You can watch the Miami-Wizards game on Wednesday night at 8pm EST on Fox Sports Florida. The Heat is on!