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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat, Game 38 preview and listings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29) will open a four-game homestand on Wednesday night against the Miami Heat (17-18).

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Quicken Loans 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 118-94 on Friday night in Miami. 

Cavs minute: The Cavs have lost six straight games, matching their longest losing skid this season. … Cleveland is 6-1 in its last seven home games against the Heat. … Alec Burks (399) will play in his 400th career game Wednesday night. … Burks is averaging 13.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists over the last four games. … During Saturday’s loss against Atlanta, Larry Nance Jr. became the first NBA player since 1973-74 (when steals were first tracked) to put up at least 18 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, four steals while shooting at least 87.5 percent in a single game. … Cedi Osman has scored in double figures in a career-best eight consecutive games. He is averaging 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 32.3 minutes during this current streak. … Collin Sexton has scored in double figures in 30 games so far, which is the third-most among rookies.

Heat minute: Miami hasn’t been above .500 since the fifth game of the season. … The Heat went 9-5 in the month of December. … Josh Richardson has connected on at least one 3-point field goal in a career-best 17 straight games. … Justise Winslow has scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games. … Miami has used 15 different starting lineups through 35 games this season, which is the second-most behind the Cavaliers. … Miami is 11-1 this season when holding opponents to under 100 points. …  Dwyane Wade is one 3-pointer away from 500 in his career. His next made triple will allow him to join Michael Jordan and LeBron James as the only players in NBA history to record at least 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, 4,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals, 800 blocks and 500 3-point field goals made.

Probable starters:


F Jaron Blossomgame

F Cedi Osman

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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