MIAMI, FL -- The Cavaliers squared off against a healthy Miami Heat squad, unlike the last time the two teams met, with both Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo being sidelined with injuries. Bam Adebayo proved to be too much for the young Cavaliers front court, beating up Cleveland for a total of 30 points and 17 boards. Miami forced the Cavaliers into 17 turnovers on their way to a comfortable 117-105 win.
The Miami sharpshooters made a big difference off of the bench, with Strus and Herro combining for 39 total points. Miami winger Jimmy Butler had an efficient night shooting the ball, stroking 50% of his shots for 24 total points.
The Cavaliers will head to Chicago to take on a tough Bulls squad on the second night of a back-to-back. Tip-off is set for 8:00 pm ET at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.