The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to snap their current four-game losing streak as they take on the Heat in Miami.
Not only have the Cleveland Cavaliers lost their last four games, those losses have come in pretty disappointing fashion. The Cavs last loss was a 20-point loss to the Joel Embiid-less Philadelphia 76ers Thursday. Cleveland will look to change their fortunes in a locale that has not been kind to them for some time, Miami.
The Cavaliers have lost 19 straight games against the Heat in Miami. Cleveland’s last win came on January 25, 2010 during the first LeBron James era. Since then it has been a house of horrors for the Cavs and that may not be coming to an end Saturday.
While the Heat are only 5th in the Eastern Conference, they are a better team than their record. This could prove problematic for the Cavaliers as they come in second to last in the conference, the only team with a worse record being the 14-34 Detroit Pistons.
The Heat are averaging 106.2 points per game while surprisingly giving up 107.2 to their opponents. Both numbers are better than Cleveland’s and this should play a factor in the final result. Miami’s 36.5 three-point attempts per game rank 11th in the NBA while their 12.6 makes from deep is good for 15th. The Cavaliers still rank 30th in both three-point makes and attempts on the season.
The Cavaliers will be without Larry Nance Jr., Jarrett Allen, and Dylan Windler. These injuries will certainly make things more difficult for a Cleveland team looking to snap their current losing streak and losing streak in Miami.