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2.09.2007

James and Wayde face each other in the most atractive NBA game

Tonight's battle between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat travel with Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James has created a lot of expectation.

In fact, the squads will face for the second of four meetings this year. The Heat captured the first matchup on February 1, 92-89, as Wade scored 24 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter and missed just one of his 24 foul shots.

We must remember that LeBron James ended with 17 points and nine assists on just 6-of-18 shooting, and missed the potential tying three-pointer at the buzzer.

What's more, Wade's Heat have won three of the last four games against the Cavs and six of eight. In the other hand, James' Cleveland squad has struggled in Miami, having lost eight in a row as the visitor.

We must notice that Miami Heat come into the game on a season-high five-game winning streak. On Wednesday, the Heat toppled the struggling Boston Celtics 91-79. The talented Wade had a game-high 30 points to go along with nine assists and six rebounds.

Also Jason Kapono scored 19 points and Gary Payton had 10 for the Heat, who are 11-15 on the road and 4 1/2 matches back of Washington for the lead in the Southeast Division.

Obviously, Miami's offense has been red-hot as of late, scoring at least 90 points in 17 straight games. Let's remember that their burst is the sixth best streak in Miami history.

As for Cleveland Cavaliers, they will resume a five-game homestand with tonight's matchup. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 16 points and added a season-high 16 rebounds, as the Cavs routed the Los Angeles Clippers, 94-77 on Wednesday.

It's important to know that Aleksandar Pavlovic also chipped in with 16 points off the bench for the Cavs, who improved to 2-1 on the stand, which ends Sunday against the Lakers. James' team then hits the road for three games.

Larry Hughes had 15 points, Drew Gooden finished with 13 and James ended the night with just 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting for Cleveland. The Cavs currently sits 2 1/2 games behind Detroit for the lead in the Central Division. We can enjoy the game tonight, because it will be really hot.