x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

It takes two for Cavaliers to beat Heat

If just the one man - LeBron James - is enough to win games for the Cleveland Cavaliers, just imagine what two quality players can do.

If just the one man - LeBron James - is enough to win games for the Cleveland Cavaliers, just imagine what two quality players can do. Mo Williams joined James to lead the NBA outfit to a 99-89 home victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday. And with the Eastern Conference leaders outscoring the Heat 28-14 in the first quarter, Miami were forced to play catch-up for the rest of the game.

The victory was Cleveland's 28th in 29 home games this season. James led the hosts with his 21st triple-double, finishing with 14 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, while Williams top-scored for Cleveland with 29 points. James was all praise for Williams when he said: "Mo's a great player. It's no surprise to us what he can do out there. "It's kind of surprising to you guys because you're not used to having two guys put up these kind of numbers on the same [Cleveland] team. It's been a while, since what, Brad Daugherty and Mark Price?"

The Heat's Dwyane Wade - NBA's scoring leader - overcame a slow start to finish with 25 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. He was ejected after a second technical foul with 50 seconds to play. Wade, who averages 29.5 points, had only four points in the first quarter and 10 at the half. In other games, the Dallas Mavericks beat the Washington Wizards 119-103, with Dirk Nowitzki scoring 34 points. The Atlanta Hawks prevailed 87-83 over the Detroit Pistons as Josh Smith notched 19 points.

The NHL side Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks for the first time in two years on Saturday, building on two first-period goals for a 3-1 victory. The win was the fourth in a row and the 12th in 14 games for the Canucks, who had lost to the Sharks on their previous seven consecutive encounters. * With agencies