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Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat, Game 36 preview and listings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers (8-27) will play the second of a three-game road trip against the Miami Heat (16-17) on Friday night. 

When: 8 p.m.

Where: American Airlines Arena

TV: FoxSports Ohio 

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: The Cavs lost to the Heat 98-79 on March 27. 

Cavs minute: The Cavs have lost four straight games, failing to score 100 points in three of them. It’s the fourth time this season Cleveland has had a losing streak of at least four games. … The Cavs will try to win in Miami for the first time since Jan. 25, 2010. … The Cavs have held opponents to under 30 percent shooting on 3-pointers in four of the last seven outings, including Wednesday night at Memphis. … In Wednesday’s loss, the Cavs outrebounded Memphis 53-34, their second-biggest rebound differential this season. It was also the 20th time the Cavs have tied or outrebounded their opponent this season. … Jordan Clarkson is currently tied with Clippers center Montrezl Harrell for the secondmost 20-point games among all NBA bench players this season with 11. Clarkson trails only Los Angeles guard Lou Williams who has 13 such games. … Cedi Osman extended his double-figure scoring streak to a career-best six straight games after tallying 10 points and adding seven rebounds in 31 minutes on Wednesday. … Since Dec. 5 — a stretch that spans 12 games — Larry Nance Jr. is averaging a near double-double with 11.8 points on 58.2 percent shooting to go with 9.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.83 steals in 30.4 minutes per game. 

Heat minute: Miami has won five of its last six games, with the lone loss coming at the buzzer on Wednesday night versus Toronto. … James Johnson scored 12 points Wednesday night, giving him 200 double-figure scoring games for his career. … Hassan Whiteside ranks third in the NBA in blocks (2.64) and fourth in rebounds (13.1). … Josh Richardson has made at least one 3-pointer in 15 straight games, which matches his career best streak. … Miami is 10-1 this season when holding opponents to under 100 points. … Dwyane Wade is just one 3-point field goal short of 500 for his career. … Miami’s bench is averaging 47.7 points over the last 15 games. In those 15 contests, Miami’s bench has outscored opponents reserves 13 times and has eclipsed the 50-point mark in five of those games. 

Probable starters:


F Cedi Osman

F Jaron Blossomgame

C Larry Nance Jr.

G Alec Burks

G Collin Sexton


F Rodney McGruder

F James Johnson

C Hassan Whiteside

G Josh Richardson

G Justise Winslow

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