Tristan returns, but Cavs still crushed on boards

7th straight loss for Cavaliers

Tristan returns, but Cavs still crushed on boards
Tristan Thompson says the Cleveland Cavaliers are still the team to beat in the Eastern Conference, remember Cleveland lost the team’s best player in the offseason. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Tristan Thompson returned from a three-week absence due to a sprained foot and contributed 14 points, but the Cavaliers center managed only two rebounds in 23 minutes as the Miami Heat dominated the Cavs on the boards and pulled away to an easy 117-92 win on Wednesday night.

The Heat outrebounded the Cavaliers 47-22, and pulled away with a 17-5 run in the second quarter.

Josh Richardson led the Heat with 24 points, while Thompson’s 14 were a team-high for the Cavaliers.

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