Cavs vs. Heat: LeBron James returns: Heat dominate Cavs in James' return, 118-90
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 latimes.com/sports.
-- Austin Knoblauch
Photo: LeBron James scores a basket during the first half of Miami's 118-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. Credit: Aaron Josefczyk / Reuters