Heat Vs. Cavaliers: LeBron James Silences The Crowd, Cavaliers Down Big At Halftime, 59-40

LeBron James is making it easier for his former faithful to hate him, but unfortunately he's also making them look quite silly. LeBron finished the first half with 14 points on 5-13 shooting. He also has six assists and zero turnovers. It would appear that he is one of those people who simply thrives in the face of adversity. His teammates are feeding off of his confidence, drawing offensive fouls and crashing the boars.

The Heat's only mistakes in the second quarter were silly fouls that sent the Cavaliers to the line. The Cavs entered the bonus with four minutes left, allowing Cleveland to pick-up easy buckets at the charity stripe. Unfortunately for the Cavs, when the clock was running, they couldn't seem to get their shots to fall, shooting only 28.9 percent for the half.

By the end of the first half, the crowd seemed completely deflated, and who could blame them? The Heat are shooting 52.4 percent and playing great team basketball with 15 assists on 22 shots. 

Funny moment of the night... with .7 seconds left on the clock, Dwayne Wade fouled Mo Williams. He got his two free throws, and when he missed the first one in the silent arena, a rather loud "oh shit" could be heard. He made the second, and leads the Cavaliers with nine points. Behind him, four players have six points.

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