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Crazy stats from Heat’s win vs. Cavs
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 21, 2013 @ 10:00 am In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports
Here are some incredible numbers from the Miami Heat’s 98-95 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland on Wednesday, a game in which the Heat fell behind 67-40 with 7:44 left in the third quarter.
With the win, Miami has won 24 consecutive games, the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. They are nine wins shy of tying the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers’ record of 33 wins in a row.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Heat are just the fourth road team in 1,320 games to trail by at least 27 points in the second half since the 2000-01 season and win. The others: Phoenix, down 29 in the third quarter, beat the Boston Celtics on Dec. 5, 2003; Sacramento, down 35 in the third quarter, beat the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 21, 2009; Milwaukee, down 27 in the third quarter, beat the Bulls on Nov. 26, 2012.
All teams – home or away – trailing by 27 points or more in the second half, are 6-2,013 in the past 15 seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
During James’ career with Cleveland, the Cavaliers were 39-0 in home or road games in which the led by 27 points or more. It was also the biggest collapse in Cleveland’s 43-year history.
Miami outscored Cleveland 58-28 from the final 19 minutes, three seconds of the game. During that stretch, the Heat made 50% of their shots, including 58.8% of their three-point attempts. LeBron James was 3-of-5 on threes, Shane Battier was 3-of-4 on threes and Ray Allen was 3-of-6 on threes during that period. The Cavaliers shot just 35.7% during the stretch after shooting 50.9% prior to that point.
At one point during Miami’s run, it scored on 15 consecutive possessions.
James had a triple-double: 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
James almost had a triple-double in the second half with 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. He also added three steals and two blocks in the final two quarters. Just three players, besides James, have reached those numbers in an entire game this season, according to basketball-reference.com: Atlanta’s … [For more on Some crazy stats from Heat's comeback against Cavaliers, click here.]
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