NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, December 17th (All times eastern)
Miami Heat (14-10) at Cleveland Cavaliers (12-9), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Miami Heat try to stay unbeaten with Pat Riley at the helm, as they conclude a four-game road trip against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.
On Friday, Dwyane Wade scored 32 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead Miami past the Philadelphia 76ers, 112-105, at Wachovia Center.
Shaquille O'Neal poured in 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Heat, who won their fourth game in a row and are 3-0 since Riley took over the reins from Stan Van Gundy.
Antoine Walker added 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench in the win.
A win tonight would give Miami its first five-game run since an 11-game winning streak from February 27-March 19 last season.
The Heat, who will start a four-game homestand against the lowly Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, are 6-7 away from this season.
Cleveland, meanwhile, stopped a season-high three-game slide on Thursday, as James scored 26 points and Damon Jones added 17 off the bench to pace the Cavaliers past the Denver Nuggets, 94-85.
James had his club-record streak of six games with at least 30 points come to an end, but the Cavaliers had dropped five of those contests.
Cleveland showed far more balance on Thursday, with Zydrunas Ilgauskas contributing 16 points in his return from a sprained knee and three other Cavs' players finishing in double figures.
The Cavs, who will close a four-game homestand against Utah Tuesday, are 8-3 in their building this season.
Miami won all three meetings with the Cavaliers last season and has won four of five and six of the last eight matchups. The Heat have also won three of five and 11 of 16 in Cleveland.
12/17 10:28:31 ET