Cavs vs. Heat: LeBron James returns: Heat dominate Cavs in James’ return, 118-90

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LeBron James’ return to Cleveland may have inspired plenty of clever anti-LeBron signs and chants, but it turned out to be a forgettable basketball game.

James scored a game-high 38 points and sat out the entire fourth quarter as Miami took advantage of a 16-0 run in the first half to dominate the Cavaliers, 118-90, in LeBron’s first game back in Cleveland since signing with the Heat during the Summer.

James was booed nearly the entire first half, but the Quicken Loans Arena crowd gradually quieted as the Heat continued to pull further ahead. James played a central role in taking the crowd out of the game, scoring 24 points in the third quarter.

We’ll have more on the game soon at


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-- Austin Knoblauch


Photos: LeBron James’ return to Cleveland

James scores 24 points in third quarter, Heat leads, 95-65

LeBron James says he has ‘a lot of love’ for Cleveland fans

Heat leads at halftime, 59-40

Crowd goes eerily silent

Heat extends its lead

Heat surges into lead

Guess who gets booed when he touches the ball?

LeBron James introduced; 20,000 people boo

LeBron James greeted by catcalls

LeBron James returns to Cleveland