For the Miami Heat, the story of the night will be how LeBron James went into Quicken Loans Arena and dropped 43 points on 14-of-19 shooting from the field to help his team come out with a 100-96 victory.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will largely wonder how Dion Waiters didn’t get a foul call when it mattered the most.
Down 95-90 with just under 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Waiters saw an opening and drove to the basket past Ray Allen. He was met with resistance from behind, as both James and Udonis Haslem converged to stop the guard. They sandwiched Waiters in mid-air and blocked his shot attempt, but appeared to have bodied him pretty good in the process. No call was made, however, effectively ending any chance the Cavaliers may have had of winning the game. Writhing in pain, Waiters stayed on the floor after landing hard on his right hip.