Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 17, 1991: The Cavs Blow The Heat Away

On December 17, 1991, in the most lopsided game in NBA history the Cavaliers toppled the Miami Heat 148-80 at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland. The 68 point blowout surpassed the mark of 63 that was set by the Los Angeles Lakers in March of '72 when they beat the Golden State Warriors 162-99. On that night in Richfield everyone on the Cleveland roster was getting in on the action. By halftime they held a 20 point lead and four players were in double digits in scoring.The basketball clinic continued in the second half  with the Cavs scoring 17 of the first 19 points, midway through the run the head coach of the Heat Kevin Loughery benched all 5 of his starters. Cleveland outscored the Heat 75-27 in the second half which included a 42-13 smackdown of a fourth quarter. By the end of the tilt eight different players on the Cavs roster had scored 10 points or more with Mark Price and John Battle leading the charge with 18 apiece.

Check out the box score: http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199112170CLE.html

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