Chris Bosh had 35 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and the Heat held off the Cavaliers 92-85 at AmericanAirlines Arena tonight.
The Heat (12-5) struggled to shake the pesky Cavs (6-10), who trailed by three on a 3-pointer from Kyrie Irving in the final minute. But Bosh scored nine points in the final 2:36 to give the Heat their fourth win in their last five games.
LeBron James struggled against his old team despite rarely seeing double teams, shooting just 8 of 21 on mostly long jumpers for 18 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Irving had 17 points and four assists for the Cavs, who lost their fourth straight. Samardo Samuels, playing in place of the injured Tristan Thompson (sprained ankle), had 15 points off the bench. Anderson Varejao had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The Heat were again without Dwyane Wade, who remains sidelined with an ankle injury. The Cavs return home to host the New York Knicks tonight at the Q.
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