On This Date in NBA History: December 17, The Largest Victory Margin


May 8, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr attends game five of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

1991 – After the Miami Heat defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-103, at Miami Arena just six days prior, the Cavaliers crushed the Heat, 148-80, at the Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio. That remains the largest margin of victory (68 points) in NBA history. The Cavs outscored the Heat, 75-27, in the second half and 42-13 in the fourth quarter. Mark Price played only 17 minutes and led the Cavaliers with 18 points and 11 assists. Steve Kerr (@SteveKerrTNT) came off the Cleveland bench to score five points as well as record three assists and two steals.

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