The NBA’s hottest game of the week is about to tip off, and Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers tickets are incredibly hot.
Similar to past seasons, everyone in the NBA seems to be gunning for LeBron James. Even former teammate and good friend Dwyane Wade acknowledged that everyone is trying to take down King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wade had stated, “LeBron knows we’re coming for him. They’re at the top of the Eastern Conference. Everybody’s going for him.” But the Miami Heat are going into this game with a killer mentality to prove that they can play with the best. Last season was the first year since 2010 that the Miami Heat were without the talents of LeBron James and Miami had their ups and downs which came along with harsh criticism that they weren’t as good of a team without LeBron James on the roster. The Heat definitely took a big hit with the departure of LeBron James but Miami will look to prove the doubters wrong that they can still be a championship team and challenge Cleveland for the top spot in the East.
Miami with a solid roster will look cruise through the regular season and solidify a playoff spot. Heat starters include: Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh, and Hassan Whiteside. The Heat also feature a very deep bench with players like: Mario Chalmers, Udonis Haslem, Josh McRoberts, Gerald Green, and newly acquired Amar’e Stoudemire. The Miami Heat are looking to be back at full force for this new NBA season and are almost a lock to play in the postseason. With injuries plaguing them last season the Heat missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Playing the Cavaliers will bring out the best in Miami because they want this one. And they want it bad. Heat PF Udonis Haslem is fired up for this game against LeBron James and is up for the challenge that James and the Cavaliers present for Miami this season.
Haslem was quoted saying, “Would I like to ruin his season? Of course. I would gladly do that” when he was asked about LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Miami is out to take their shot at the King and the Cavaliers.
Cleveland, Ohio rejoiced in excitement in July of 2014 when LeBron James announced he was returning to the team to his hometown team in an article in Sports Illustrated. James had been the first overall selection of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers. Emotions and expectations for the 2014-2015 season were high with the return of LeBron James. The Cavaliers quickly added a key piece in All Star PF Kevin Love as Cleveland looked to be a power out of the Eastern Conference. After a slow start to the season, Cleveland began to mold together as a team with players like Kyrie Irving, JR Smith, Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson, Timofey Mozgov and of course James and Love starting to play playoff caliber basketball. The Cavaliers made it through the playoffs but couldn’t finish it out as they lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Injuries tormented the Cavaliers in the playoffs as they were without key players like Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. But this season, the Cavaliers have a championship or bust mentality. Resigning rebounding machine, Tristan Thompson, and getting back injured players is crucial for the Cavaliers to make a run for the NBA title. Staying healthy is the goal for this Cavalier team as they have all the pieces to bring home a championship. The Cavaliers have one singular focus; bringing a championship back to Cleveland. And they will run through anyone or anything that stands in their way.
The Heat and Cavaliers split their regular season series last year 2-2. This season they meet early in the year on October 30th. NBA fans from all around will be sure to tune into this game as this could be one of the best team matchups of the year. Pride is on the line as the Miami Heat travel to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Quicken Loans Arena. The question is, will the Dwyane Wade and the Heat hit or miss their shot on the King James and the Cavaliers?
You can find out tonight, and with tickets starting at only $52 on Rukkus, you don’t want to miss out.