Cole leads Heat to win

Guard nearly gets triple-double

Published On: Apr 15 2013 09:49:37 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND -

What a night for Norris Cole in his Cleveland homecoming.

The second-year guard out of Cleveland State scored 16 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out 9 assists in the Heat's 96-95 win.

But Cole's most important play came on defense.

In the final seconds, Cleveland gave the ball to their young star Kyrie Irving.

Cole stripped the ball and ran out of the clock for the Heat.

Miami had just 9 players available on Monday night.

The Heat rested their entire starting five.

Miami has just one more regular season game left before the playoffs.

Miami will host Milwaukee in the first round.