LeBron James had 28 points and Dwayne Wade had 22 despite neither playing the fourth quarter and the Heat smashed the Cavs 111-87 on Friday.
The Heat scored 21 of the game’s first 23 points to negate an energized sold-out crowd that showed up to boo James a day after the former Cav said he’d be open to returning to the organization some day.
James dominated his former team, completing a pair of highlight dunks off lob passes within the game’s first eight minutes, the second of which put the Heat up 25-5. His 3-pointer with 4:50 left put the Heat up 83-49 for their biggest lead of the game.
Kyrie Irving had 17 points for the Cavs, but shot just 5 of 15 from the floor. Ramon Sessions had 15 points and Tristan Thompson had 12, both off the bench for the Cavs, who have dropped three of their last four.