CLEVELAND – – Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points and Duncan Robinson had 20, helping the Miami Heat move into a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 124-107 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Trevor Ariza added 18 points and Bam Adebayo had 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Miami, which is in a three-way battle with Atlanta and Boston for fifth, sixth and seventh in the conference.
Max Strus scored 17 points off the bench and Butler had 15 points for Miami, which led by 23 in the fourth quarter. “J.B. asked me what I needed to get going before the game, so I had to go out and find some sort of rhythm because that had never really happened to me before.”
Collin Sexton had 25 points and eight assists, Dean Wade scored 18 points, and Cedi Osman had 15 points, seven rebounds and a career-best 11 assists for the Cavaliers.