The Cleveland Cavaliers look for their third consecutive victory when visiting the Miami Heat on Friday. Cleveland is third in the Central Division at 38-27 and three games behind the first-place Milwaukee Bucks. Cleveland defeated the Indiana Pacers 127-124 on Tuesday. Darius Garland was the leading scorer for Cleveland with 41 points and Garland handed out a team leading 13 assists.
Darius Garland is leading Cleveland in scoring and assists with averages of 21.0 points and 3.2 assists per game, while Jarrett Allen is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Cleveland has nine players averaging in double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 106.9 points per game.
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Miami looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting Cleveland on Friday. The Heat are first in the Southeast Division at 44-23 with a 12-game lead over both Charlotte and Atlanta. Miami was defeated by the Phoenix 111-90 on Wednesday. Duncan Robinson was the leading scorer for Miami with 22 points but the Heat shot only 39.8% overall and were outrebounded by Phoenix 55-38.
Jimmy Butler is the leading scorer for Miami with an average of 21.4 points per game, while Tyler Herro is the second leading scorer with an average of 20.8 points per game. Bam Adebayo is the leading rebounder with an average of 10.3 rebounds per game and Kyle Lowry is the leader in assists with an average of 7.8 assists per game. Miami is scoring an average of 109.7 points per game.