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Pregame: Heat (45-19) at Cavs (26-41)

By Jason Lloyd Published: March 18, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.; Place: Quicken Loans Arena: TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WTAM, WLEC, WAKR

Injury report: Cavs: C.J. Miles (ankle) questionable; Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) questionable; Luol Deng (ankle) questionable; Kyrie Irving (arm) out; Anthony Bennett (knee) out; Carrick Felix (knee) out. Heat: None.

Officials: Tom Washington, Eric Dalen, Zach Zarba


Series: Cavs lead 1-0


Streaks: Cavs L1; Heat W1

Cavs probables

Name Ht/Wt Points Rebs Assists
PG Jarrett Jack 6-3, 200 8.7 2.6 3.9
SG Dion Waiters 6-4, 225 14.5 2.8 2.7
SF Luol Deng 6-9, 220 16.6 6.0 2.8
PF Tristan Thompson 6-9, 238 11.9 9.3 0.9
C Spencer Hawes 7-1, 245 13.5 8.6 3.1


Heat probables

Name Ht/Wt Points Rebs Assists
PG Mario Chalmers 6-2, 190 9.4 2.7 4.9
SG Dwyane Wade 6-4, 220 19.4 4.7 4.9
SF LeBron James 6-8, 250 26.7 6.9 6.5
PF Shane Battier 6-8, 220 4.4 2.0 0.9
C Chris Bosh 6-11, 235 16.9 6.8 1.1



* Kyrie Irving was relieved he didn't tear anything in his biceps, but the outcome of all of this is hardly determined. There seems a real chance Irving won't play again this season, although no one will commit to that right now. The Cavs want to let the two weeks pass, let his arm heal a little bit and re-evaluate.

* "If you could take a positive from the situation, obviously that would be one, that at this point, I don't have to get surgery, which is tremendous," he said. "But it's a strain in my left biceps, one of those freak plays against a strong individual in Blake. I tried to get the ball out of his hands ... one of those freak plays.

* Add Matthew Dellavedova and Luol Deng to the injury list. Each sprained his left ankle in Sunday's loss at the Clippers and kept playing, but are now questionable for tonight. C.J. Miles has been upgraded to questionable and Mike Brown said he expects Miles to play.

* Dion Waiters will start in place of Irving, returning to the starting lineup after spending most of this season as a reserve. 

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