Despite blowing a 23-point lead, the Cleveland Cavaliers battled back to beat the Miami Heat 102-90 on Tuesday night, getting a small dose of satisfaction against LeBron James, the franchise’s biggest star who was making his second homecoming visit to Cleveland since bolting last summer. Cavs, who were embarrassed by the Heat 118-90 on Dec. 2 – a night when Cleveland fans unleashed pent-up hatred on James, the native son who scorned them. This time, it was James who left the floor beaten. He finished with 27 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds and had to endure another night of constant booing from fans who once cherished his every move but now view him as a bitter enemy for betraying them. James took the loss in stride, giving the Cavs credit they deserved. “Anytime we play anybody, we know we’re going to get the best out of them,” James said. “They came out and played extremely well. It was a good win for them.”
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