Heat Vs. Cavaliers: LeBron James Leads A 16-0 Run, Heat Up 31-23

Every team in the NBA refers to their fans as 'The Sixth Man', but rarely does the crowd contribute to a game as much as the Cavaliers fans are contributing tonight. Every time a Heat player gets their hands on the ball, boos fill the arena. When a Heat player steps up to the free throw line, a chant of "Akron Hates You" rings clear throughout the stands. There is a particular loathing audible in the crowd when James makes a play.

LeBron James, however, does not seem to be letting the hate stop his game. He made an acrobatic reverse layup from under the basket to silence the crowd, then came back down moments later after an defensive stop to hit a long jump shot. He made a  a face-up jumper just for spite. When he finally missed a dunk, the crowd celebrated. No love for this guy tonight.

The 16-0 run sparked by James was finally ended by Daniel Gibson, who got an and-1. After a quick score on the other end from James Jones, Gibson hit a three pointer to close the scoring gap just a little more before the end of the quarter. They climbed back to within eight when the final buzzer sounded.

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