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Cavaliers Vs. Heat Score Update: Miami Comes Out Flat In First Quarter, Tied With Cleveland After One Half

After one half at American Airlines Arena, the Cleveland Cavs and Miami Heat are tied at 37-37. It was the lowest scoring half of the season for Miami, as the Cavs got some solid contributions off the bench and shot better than 47 percent from the floor. Samardo Samuels was a perfect five for five from the floor, as he took it to the Miami frontcourt for ten points.

Miami came out flat in the first quarter, playing in cruise control against a team that has been blown out in its past two games. LeBron James has just seven points against his former team, while Chris Bosh leads Miami with 12 points and five boards. Bosh immediately exploited Ryan Hollins, drawing four fouls on the Cavs center in about five minutes. But he's the only Miami player in double figures. The Heat will have to pick up the intensity in the second half to avoid a second straight loss against an inferior team.

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