The Heat-Cavaliers game on Wednesday had a little bit of everything. The start of the game was delayed because of a spill on the floor caused by condensation from a carbon dioxide container inside the scoreboard. Then the Cavaliers built a 27-point lead in the third quarter only to watch it disappear within minutes as the Heat used a 40-12 run to catch the Cavs and then hung on for a 98-95 victory, Miami’s 24th consecutive record.
And then there was the bizarre incident in the fourth quarter when a crazy Cavaliers fan interrupted the game.
A young man rushed onto the court to say “Hi” to LeBron James and send a message to Cleveland’s former favorite athlete. The man wore a T-shirt that said: ”We Miss You, 2014 Come Back,” a reference to James’ possible free agency and return to Cleveland, where he played seven seasons.
James went out of his way and patted the fan on the head as security rushed him off the floor.
”He said he missed me and come back, please,” James told the Associated Press. ”It happened once before in (Madison Square) Garden, so I wasn’t worried. There are metal detectors here, so we were OK. I embraced it.”