--The Cavaliers were extremely short-handed in the frontcourt against the Heat.
F/C Samardo Samuels was sidelined with a sprained right wrist. "It's still pretty swollen," Cavs coach Byron Scott said. "We got an MRI done on it today. We don't know the extent of the injury."
F Luke Harangody was the only backup big man.
Samuels won't play against Charlotte on Wednesday, and he might not see action on the Cavs' three-game road trip.
--The Cavs will honor retiring Hall of Fame announcer Joe Tait on April 8 with a commemorative banner recognizing his 39 seasons that will permanently hang from the rafters of Quicken Loans Arena. He returned behind the microphone Sunday against Atlanta after missing the first 71 games of the season following cardiac surgery. He hopes to broadcast the final five home games.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"Usually, after the first time, the tension kind of goes away. I mean, before they had ESPN specials. I couldn't even watch TV. Every channel, they had a special about LeBron going back to Cleveland. But it's a little bit different this time. It's all business. It'll be interesting to see how it is, though." -- Miami F Chris Bosh, on returning to Cleveland, before the Cavs stunned the Heat on Tuesday.
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