Wade's 42 Not Enough for Heat

Miami drops 14th straight game to Cavaliers, 97-90
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2008 3:56 AM CST
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James shoots as Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) defends in the fourth quarter during a basketball game in Miami Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. The Cavaliers won 97-90,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Dwyane Wade scored 42 points against the Cavaliers—32 in the second half—but even that wasn't enough to pull off something that hasn't happened in 14 games: a Miami win. LeBron James had 28 points and help from four teammates scoring in the double digits to put together a 97-90 victory, the Miami Herald reports.

Even though his next-highest-scoring teammate, Shaquille O'Neal, only brought in 10 points, Wade isn't feeling defeated. ''We are going to win one day. As long as guys keep believing,'' he said. But with upcoming opponents including the Spurs, Pacers, and Celtics, that day might not come before the Heat has matched its franchise-worst 17-game losing streak. (Read more NBA stories.)