Dwyane Wade welcomed ex-teammate LeBron James back to Miami by leading the Heat to a 106-92 victory over the Cavaliers on Monday night.

Wade, who has been on a mission since the team lost center Chris Bosh to blood clots, finished with a game-high 32 points on 13-for-18 shooting. He has scored 25 or more in each of his past six games.

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The Heat (30-36) moved into a three-way tie with the Pacers and Celtics for seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. Miami also completed a two-game home sweep of Cleveland. The Heat beat the Cavs on Christmas Day in James' return to South Beach.

Miami led by as many as 25 points in the third quarter Monday as it was the aggressor on both ends of the court. 

James played one night after suffering a twisted knee Sunday against the Magic. He started slowly but ended with 26 points and four assists.


point guard Kyrie Irving scored 21 points. He came into the game on a torrid pace, scoring 57 and 33 points in his past two games.

Cleveland (43-26) was without the third member of its Big 3, forward Kevin Love, who was resting a sore back.

Point guard Goran Dragic supported Wade and set the tempo for the Heat with 20 points and nine assists. If the Heat are going to make a late push into the postseason, then Wade will need to continue turning back the clock with his new backcourt mate.