LEBRON James scored 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists against the team that drafted him, and the Miami Heat overcame a rally by the Cleveland Cavalies for a 114-107 win on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).
Dwyane Wade added 24 points and Chris Bosh had 22 and 12 rebounds for the Heat, who wasted a 19-point third-quarter lead and rallied from two-points down deficit with eight unanswered points late in the final period.
Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 19 points. Coach Mike Brown was ejected late in the second quarter after he stormed onto the court looking for a foul on Shane Battier's block of Alonzo Gee's layup. Referee Sean Wright gave Brown two technicals.