Gameday Rundown: Back-To-Back begins in Cleveland

Miami HEAT vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

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  • The HEAT and the Cavaliers meet for the first of four regular season meetings.
  • Last season, Cleveland won the series, 2-1, but Miami has won 12 of the last 15 matchups overall.
  • The HEAT are 74-48 against the Cavs in the regular season, including 48-14 in home games and 26-34 in road games.
  • Tonight marks the first night of a back-to-back road with another game tomorrow at Minnesota. This is their third straight game of the season after splitting the previous two. Additionally, the HEAT will play 14 consecutive games this season after also playing 14 last year, however, Miami will not play a single consecutive game in January, marking as the only time in team history that the HEAT won’t have a single back-to-back in a month with that many games (15 games). The last month without a consecutive game with the most games dates back to April 1995 (10 games).
  • Kyle Lowry had a triple-double of 24 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds on 11/18 at WAS, including two blocks and a steal. He is the first player in HEAT history to post at least those totals in a match. He is also only the ninth player in NBA history to do so, joining only Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and Eric Bledsoe.
  • Miami has shot at least 80% from the foul line in 14 consecutive games, tying the second longest such streak in NBA history. It surpasses their previous team record of eight which had been done twice before, first from 01/29/92 to 02/16/92 and again from 01/19/20 to 02/03/20.
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  • Cleveland: not yet submitted
Miami Heat CATEGORY OPPONENT
110.0 Points per game 115.9
109.9 OPPONENT POINTS PER MATCH 110.1
.453 FGPCT. .475
.475 OPPONENT FG PCT. .461
.344 3-PT FG PCT. .395
.860 FT PCT. .795
40.2 REBOUNDS PER MATCH 44.6
43.5 OPPONENT REBOUND PER MATCH 40.8
24.4 ASSISTANCES PER MATCH 24.8
7.69 FLIGHTS PER MATCH 5.87
14.0 Turnover per game 14.7
16.3 OPPONENT RETURNS PER MATCH 14.5
3.13 BLOCKS PER GAME 4.67

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