The Miami Heat are playing one of the most anticipated games of the early season as they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night and the game will be airing on ESPN and streaming online from the WatchESPN website and the game marks the most recent return of King James back to his former team and it will be on TV starting at 7:30 pm and is one of a number of games on the schedule.
The Heat are coming into the game at 11-3 and leading the Southeast division and they are just behind the Indiana Pacers in the overall conference standings and are playing some very good ball heading into the matchup with the Cavs. Cleveland has Kyrie Irving starring for the team, but they are off to a slow 4-10 start and taking on Miami is never an easy way to break a streak and the the Cavaliers come in after a 30-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs on the road. LeBron James led the way for the Miami Heat on Monday night in a win over the Phoenix Suns and he had 35 points while Dwyane Wade had 12 assists and now the team is heading to Cleveland for the holidays while the Toronto Raptors are waiting next on the road at the Air Canada Centre. Miami is ranked in the top 10 in both scoring on offense and defense and that will be tough for the Cavs to overcome.
The NBA has nearly every team in the league playing on the schedule on Wednesday night, as the league is off on Thursday, keeping their holiday domination to Christmas and leaving this American holiday for the NFL, which has three games going on Turkey Day. The Packers and Lions will be playing, as will the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders and the late holiday game is the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Miami Heat will be following LeBron James home for the holidays and the King will be giving his team the royal treatment with an Ohio holiday with his family at his home in the state and perhaps there will be some love in the arena this year, as some fans are hoping LeBron returns to Cleveland one day to play for the Cavaliers.
Many fans feel that James should be welcomed back despite leaving the first time and hurting fans feelings and he comes back to the arena a while after his first game there since leaving, which saw Miami come back from a 20-point plus deficit to win the game and break hearts again. James has been playing very well all season and he is once again leading his team in all the major categories and he is scoring over 25 points per game and has been strong rebounding the ball and the team is looking good heading into the stretch part of the schedule and the team will be getting some home cooking and the game on Wednesday will be on ESPN, the matchup will be starting up at 7:30 pm at Quicken Loans Arena and streaming online from WatchESPN and the game is expected to be one of the most entertaining on the NBA schedule.