From there, it was no turning back for Miami as Dwyane Wade got hot in the second half and finished with 28 points to lead the Heat to their 10th consecutive win, a 101-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
LeBron James added 21 points and 13 rebounds in his second meeting against his former team, while Chris Bosh provided 16 points.
Since the previous meeting between these two teams, the Heat have earned seven consecutive victories, ascended to the top of the Southeast Division and are now on their first 10- game winning streak since 2005-06 — the season they won the NBA title.
Cleveland, meanwhile, is heading in the opposite direction, having lost its ninth in a row. Daniel Gibson led the Cavaliers with 26 points, including four treys.