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Butler scores 28, Heat stay hot with 113-98 win over Cavs

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat celebrates with Duncan Robinson against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at American Airlines Arena on March 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat celebrates with Duncan Robinson against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at American Airlines Arena on March 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (2021 Getty Images)

MIAMI – The Miami Heat got another win, and for a change it came relatively easily.

Jimmy Butler had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Bam Adebayo returned from a knee issue and finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Heat eased past the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-98 on Tuesday night.

Miami won for the 11th time in its last 12 games.

Collin Sexton scored 21 for Cleveland, which got 16 points and eight rebounds from JaVale McGee in 21 minutes on 8-for-10 shooting.


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