The Cleveland Cavaliers turned what looked like another lopsided loss into a stunning win Monday night.Rookie swingman Kevin Porter Jr. scored a season-high 30 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, and Cleveland rallied from a 22-point deficit for a 125-119 victory over the Miami Heat. Porter was 9 of 18 from the field and hit four 3-pointers in his 41 minutes on the floor.
“You can play a perfect game, but if you don’t close at the end it doesn’t matter,” he said. “We’re extremely happy we could close it out.”
Cleveland, which trailed 84-62 midway through the third quarter, handed the Heat their first loss in nine overtime games this season.
Cleveland’s comeback came with Andre Drummond and Collin Sexton on the bench. Love had 17 points and 14 rebounds as seven Cleveland players scored in double figures. Larry Nance Jr. scored 16 points and Tristan Thompson added 15.