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Wade, James set to battle when Heat face Cavaliers

Dec 28, 2008 - 7:53 AM Miami (16-12) at Cleveland (25-4) 7:00 p.m. EST

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Two key members of the much-ballyhooed 2010 free-agent class still have a few things to play for before they start counting their dollars.

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James will square off when the Miami Heat face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

James is the unquestioned gem of the 2010 class and has teams all over the NBA dumping payroll in anticipation of his free agency. The superstar swingman appears interested only in the present when he's on the court, leading the Cavaliers to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.

James is second in the NBA in scoring at 27.3 points per game and has added defense to his resume along with the rest of the team. Cleveland is holding opponents to an NBA-best 89.2 points per game and boasts a 12.7 margin of victory.

Winners of five straight, the Cavaliers are coming off a 93-89 victory over the Washington Wizards on Thursday in which they scored the final 11 points of the game over the last 1:33.

Wade, who will play second fiddle to James when the summer of 2010 roles around, is the lone player in the NBA scoring at a higher clip than "King James," pouring in 28.9 points per game.

Wade had 28 in a 90-77 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday.