Heat Hits 20 Losses as Cavs Roll

Teammates feast on LeBron's 12 Christmas dishes
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 26, 2007 3:43 AM CST
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) drives the base line past Cleveland Cavaliers' Zydrunas Ilgauskas (11), from Lithuania, in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, in Cleveland....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – LeBron had 25 points and 12 dimes in a Christmas day Cavaliers-Heat matchup that looked much more interesting at the beginning of the season. The Eastern Conference's past two champions were a combined 20-35 entering the game, which Cleveland won 96-82 with a strong second half. Dwyane Wade's foul-line 8-for-16 didn't help Miami's cause.

While the Cavs' starting backcourt continued to struggle, four other teammates scored in the double figures for LeBron, who is frustrated with his team's sub-.500 play: "Right now, it's not looking good for us." Asked what he had received for Christmas, the star answered, "Nothing. I don't need nothing."