Nov 24, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) is pressured by Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Alonzo Gee (33) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 110-108. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat Statistical Showdown

Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Eastern Conference forward LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat tries to take the ball away from guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers during practice for the 2013 NBA all star game at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

These two teams are on total opposite sides of the stat sheet, but in the last matchup the Cleveland Cavaliers held a lead for a good majority of the game but were devastated when Ray Allen hit a last-second three pointer to give the Miami Heat a win. Miami is one of the best teams in the league when it comes to scoring in transition, so the Cavs will look to prevent them from a quick transition from defense to offense.

Statistics

Points

Points Allowed

Assists

Assists Allowed

Rebounds

Rebounds Allowed

Cavaliers 97.5 (13th) 96.0 (t-8th) 20.6 (25th) 20.2 (5th) 41.1 (t-22nd) 42.1(14th)
Heat 103.1(5th) 101.1(24th) 22.3 (t-12th) 23.6(26th) 38.7(30th) 40.2 (4th)

Advanced Statistics

 

Offensive Efficiency

Defensive Efficiency

Cavaliers

101.4 (17th)

101.1 (9th)

Heat

110.5 (1st)

106.8 (28th)

Four Factors

eFG%

Free Throw Rate

Turnover Rate

Offensive Rebound Rate

Cavaliers 47.4% (24th) .203 (19th) 13.0% (5th) 29.1 (7th)
Heat 54.7% (1st) .220 (8th) 13.1% (7th) 22.5 (27th)

Players to Watch:

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving

1. 23.5 points per game

2. 5.7 assists per game

3. 43% from three-point range

Heat: LeBron James

1. 27.0 points per game

2. 7.1 assists per game

3. 8.2 rebounds per game

Key Matchup: Alonzo Gee vs. LeBron James

Gee will have the most difficult assignment in the NBA tonight when he has to guard LeBron. Gee has been our best defensive player this season but has not played well with the league’s elite players. LeBron is coming off of a triple-double last night against the Philadelphia 76ers and has been shooting the ball at a blazing rate.

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