College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers host Dwyane Wade and his Miami Heat tonight and if this game is anything like the last time these two teams played it will be a great one. Back on January 25, the Heat had a one point edge on the Cavs with less then a minute to play. Wade’s behind the back pass was intercepted by James who took the ball straight to the net, only to be fouled…hard by Wade. James hit both foul shots and the Cavs went on to a 92-91 win. Both James and Wade scored 32 in the contest setting up for a great one tonight. Cleveland comes into this one with the best record in the association and riding a nine game winning streak. Most recently they lay a 105-89 beating on the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. With James in the line up you know the offence will be okay, but lately Cleveland’s D has been suffocating. The win over the Grizzlies was the third straight time the Cavs held an opponent to under 90 points and it’s been seven straight games since the opposition has broken the century mark. Miami on the other hand comes into this one losers of their last three including a 107-102 decision last night in Boston. The loss also put the Heat below the .500 mark for the first time this season. Things will not be getting easier for Miami. They play the next seven of eight games on the road where they have a 11-13 record.
Speaking of possible double digit winning steaks there are two teams on the ice that are already enjoying that much success. Ottawa hit the ten plateau last night with a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The Senators look for number 11 tonight when they tangle with the Vancouver Canucks. The hottest team in any sport, the Washington Capitals look for their 12th straight in Manhattan to battle the New York Rangers. During the Caps streak, Alexander Ovechkin has nine goals and 12 assists.