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LeBron's 24 points lifts Cavs, 104-87 over Wolves


By DAVE CAMPBELL, for NBA.com Posted Oct 30 2009 11:51PM

MINNEAPOLIS(AP) LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers can relax a little. They haven't lost their touch, after a rough start to this experimental season.

Determined to get the Cavaliers to play a complete game, James had 24 points and nine rebounds in Cleveland's first victory of the season, 104-87 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

``If they continue to play hard like they did tonight and move the ball like they did,'' coach Mike Brown said, ``we're going to get some wins while we're going through this process.''

James took most of the fourth quarter off, finishing with six assists in 34 minutes and avoiding his first 0-3 start in five years. He shot 10 for 18 from the field while the Cavaliers used the renovated Timberwolves to revive their defense, which allowed an average of 98 points in defeats by Boston and Toronto this week.

They were better offensively, too, thanks to that crisp ball movement.

Mo Williams added 20 points with six assists and no turnovers, after a mutual effort to get him going. Zydrunas Ilgauskus had 11 of his 15 points in the first half to help make up for some early lulls, and Daniel Gibson drained three 3-pointers during a 3-minute stretch of the fourth quarter to end any faint hope the Wolves had of repeating their rally from two nights earlier.

Shaquille O'Neal picked up his fourth foul in the third quarter, which let the Cavs briefly revert to their pre-Shaq look.

``We kind of know how to feel off each other and go off each other,'' James said. ``When Big Fella got into some foul trouble, that cohesiveness that we've had in the past regained itself.''

That's the challenge for Brown, James and the rest of the team - figuring out how to incorporate O'Neal into the lineup without slowing it down.

``It's hard for new guys, with the offense that we're running and defensively. We do things different than most teams,'' Ilgauskus said. ``So it'll take a little while for Shaq to get comfortable, and it'll take a while for us to get to know where he wants the ball. He's a force in the middle. Obviously when he's out there we need to use him.''

Al Jefferson, working his way back into form from knee surgery last February, had a quiet 12 points and eight rebounds with O'Neal jockeying for room with him underneath. Jefferson wished aloud beforehand he hadn't lost those 30 pounds during rehab, because of this matchup with the behemoth O'Neal, who had six points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes.

The Wolves have an even bigger experiment in the works, trying to learn the ``triangle'' system under new coach Kurt Rambis. He's taking a patient approach toward this young team.

``The Cleveland Cavaliers can go out there and play with teams. ... No matter what's going on, they've got somebody who can create opportunities and get anywhere he wants on the floor,'' Rambis said. ``We don't have players like that, so we'll have to fight, scratch and claw from the opening tip on.''

Jonny Flynn had 17 points for the Wolves, who again missed Kevin Love's rebounding ability. They overcame that deficiency to turn a 16-point deficit against New Jersey on Wednesday into a buzzer-beating victory.

``Of course you're going to struggle a bit with a new offense, an offense we never ran before,'' Jefferson said. ``The only time we ever ran this offense is preparing to play the Lakers in shootaround or practice.''

During the 12-2 run the Cavs used to stretch their lead late in the second quarter, James was the picture of cool.

He spent the first part of the period on the bench, watching the Wolves take a pair of one-point leads with their subs in, but shortly after re-entry he finished a fast break with a determined drive and spin dribble for a layup, foul and three-point play.

Then after a steal by Anthony Parker, James raced to the hoop again and threw down a dunk from a foot or so inside the free throw line. His pull-up jumper gave the Cavs their biggest lead of the half, 51-38.

NOTES: Delonte West was inactive again for the Cavaliers. He hasn't played yet because of personal issues. ... Rambis was given permission from the medical staff to stretch Jefferson's playing time. Bothered by a sore Achilles' tendon this month, Jefferson has played 25 minutes in each of the first two games. The key will be how he feels the day after. ``During the game he's probably going to feel fine,'' Rambis said. ``We just don't want to stress him too much that we send him backwards.'' ... Vikings offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie, who could probably post up Shaq at 6-foot-8 and 335 pounds, sat courtside. He posted a picture on his Twitter feed and exclaimed: ``I'm so close I can trip the ref!''

Cavaliers
Timberwolves
     
    • 47.6%

    • 41.9%

    • 55.6%

    • 21.4%

    • 70.0%

    • 70.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE MIN
Total Rebounds 7 8
Offensive Rebounds 10 15
Turnovers 11 17
Fast Break Pts: 12 10
Biggest Lead: 21 2
Points in the Paint: 40 40
CLE MIN
p James   24 Flynn   17
rb Varejao   11 Jefferson   8
a 2 players   6 2 players   3
s 3 players   3 Brewer   2
b O'Neal   3 Brewer   2
CLE MIN
p James   24 Flynn   17
rb Varejao   11 Jefferson   8
a 2 players   6 2 players   3
s 3 players   3 Brewer   2
b O'Neal   3 Brewer   2
 
  • 12/04 - CLE @ MIN
  • 12/26 - MIN @ CLE
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 33:26 10-18 2-3 2-3 +17 2 7 9 6 1 1 2 1 0 24
A. Varejao F-C 35:30 5-9 0-0 3-3 +26 4 7 11 2 1 3 3 0 0 13
S. O'Neal C 18:54 3-6 0-0 0-3 +15 1 6 7 3 5 0 3 3 0 6
A. Parker G 33:11 2-7 1-3 1-1 +23 1 1 2 3 2 3 1 0 1 6
M. Williams G 35:06 6-15 3-4 5-5 +10 1 1 2 6 4 0 0 0 1 20
Z. Ilgauskas   29:28 7-14 0-0 1-2 +3 0 5 5 1 5 1 0 0 1 15
D. Gibson   28:52 4-8 4-8 2-3 +8 0 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 14
J. Moon   13:40 2-4 0-0 0-0 -9 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
J. Hickson   07:27 1-1 0-0 0-0 -8 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
C. Karl   02:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
D. Jackson   01:46 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
J. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-84 10-18 14-20   10 33 43 24 21 11 11 5 3 104
  47.6% 55.6% 70.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 12
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Wilkins F-G 23:56 2-7 0-0 0-0 -11 0 1 1 2 4 1 2 0 0 4
R. Gomes F 20:53 2-7 0-1 0-0 -22 1 5 6 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
A. Jefferson C-F 25:25 5-14 0-0 2-3 -17 4 4 8 3 2 0 2 1 1 12
C. Brewer G-F 30:17 5-8 0-1 1-2 -17 2 2 4 1 3 2 3 2 0 11
J. Flynn G 26:22 6-10 1-2 4-4 -23 1 1 2 3 1 1 5 0 0 17
R. Hollins   25:00 4-7 0-0 1-4 -4 1 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 9
R. Sessions   21:38 2-8 0-2 0-0 +6 1 6 7 2 1 0 1 0 1 4
S. Pavlovic   20:08 4-7 1-3 0-0 +1 1 6 7 2 1 0 1 0 0 9
B. Cardinal   09:07 0-2 0-1 0-0 +6 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
W. Ellington   23:02 1-8 0-3 2-2 -7 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 4
O. Pecherov   10:30 4-5 1-1 0-0 +3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
N. Jawai   03:42 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Total   240 36-86 3-14 12-17   15 32 47 18 15 6 17 3 5 87
  41.9% 21.4% 70.6%   team rebs: 8 total to: 17

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Green, Powe, West
  • Timberwolves: Blount, Hart, Love

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #40 Leon Wood, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 19356
  • Duration: 2:8
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jefferson vs O'Neal
(12:00) [CLE] O'Neal Violation:Jump Ball
  11:43
[MIN 2-0]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  11:28  
  11:27 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:07 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:06  
O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST)  10:56  
  10:52 Wilkins Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:51  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:35 Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:19 Wilkins Running Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:18  
Parker Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  10:05
[CLE 2-2]
 
  09:49 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:48  
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:42
[CLE 4-2]
 
  09:22 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:21  
James Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:00 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:54  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:53  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  08:45  
  08:44 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:39
[MIN 4-4]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:12
[CLE 6-4]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:59  
  07:59
[MIN 5-6]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:59
[MIN 6-6]
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  07:43
[CLE 8-6]
 
  07:23 Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:22  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  07:14
[CLE 10-6]
 
  07:03 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:02  
James Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  06:46
[CLE 12-6]
 
  06:28 Jefferson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:25 Gomes Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:24  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  05:57  
  05:42
[MIN 9-12]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  05:22
[CLE 14-9]
 
  05:13 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  05:12 Wilkins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:12 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins 
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:56
[CLE 16-9]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:42  
  04:37 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:36  
James 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:29
[CLE 19-9]
 
James Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:06  
  04:04 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  03:54 Wilkins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:54 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  03:54 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
James Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:34
[MIN 11-19]
Hollins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (1 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:07  
James Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:05
[CLE 21-11]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:58 Gomes Substitution replaced by Cardinal 
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  02:58  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Moon  02:58  
Parker Substitution replaced by Hickson  02:58  
  02:46 Hollins Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  02:44 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:44
[MIN 13-21]
Brewer Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:32 Cardinal Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw Technical Missed  02:32  
Team Rebound  02:32  
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:17  
  02:17
[MIN 14-21]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:17 Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:16  
  02:06 Pavlovic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:57 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:44 Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:43  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  01:34
[CLE 23-14]
 
  01:29 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  01:15
[MIN 16-23]
Ellington Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (1 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:56.9 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:44.9 Cardinal Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:43.9  
Ilgauskas Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  00:35.1
[CLE 25-16]
 
  00:20.5
[MIN 18-25]
Hollins Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:03.7  
  00:01.0 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Parker Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  11:51  
Parker Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:51  
  11:41
[MIN 21-25]
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (2 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:12  
  11:03
[MIN 23-25]
Pavlovic Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:30 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:29  
Williams Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:21 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:11 Hollins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by O'Neal  10:11  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:50  
Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:47 Team Rebound 
Ilgauskas Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  09:47  
  09:47 Cardinal Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
  09:38
[MIN 25-25]
Hollins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
  09:19 Pecherov Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Moon Substitution replaced by Gibson  09:19  
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:19  
Team Rebound  09:19  
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:19
[CLE 26-25]
 
  09:07
[MIN 27-26]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hollins (1 AST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:53
[CLE 28-27]
 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:43  
  08:43 Timeout : Regular 
  08:43
[MIN 28-28]
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:43
[MIN 29-28]
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:31 Pecherov Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  08:31
[CLE 29-29]
 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:24
[CLE 32-29]
 
  08:19 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  08:07  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:06  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  07:54
[CLE 34-29]
 
  07:54 Ellington Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:54  
  07:54 Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:40 Hollins Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:39 Team Rebound 
Williams Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:39  
  07:39 Hollins Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  07:31 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:30  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:23
[CLE 36-29]
 
  07:06
[MIN 31-36]
Sessions Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK)  06:58  
  06:57 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:51
[MIN 33-36]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:42  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by James  06:42  
  06:42 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  06:42 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  06:42 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:10 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:07 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:06  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  05:43
[CLE 39-33]
 
  05:19
[MIN 35-39]
Jefferson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:19  
Williams Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:19  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  05:19  
  05:19 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes 
  05:19
[MIN 36-39]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  05:04 Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:04
[CLE 40-36]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:04
[CLE 41-36]
 
  04:54 Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:53  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:49
[CLE 43-36]
 
  04:49 Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  04:49
[CLE 44-36]
 
  04:38 Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST) 
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  04:35
[CLE 46-36]
 
  04:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:18
[MIN 38-46]
Flynn Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST)  04:01
[CLE 48-38]
 
  03:47 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:46  
  03:37 Ellington Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Parker Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  03:37
[CLE 49-38]
 
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:25
[CLE 51-38]
 
  03:06
[MIN 40-51]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:41 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST) 
  02:38 Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:38
[CLE 52-40]
 
Parker Substitution replaced by Williams  02:38  
  02:38 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:38
[CLE 53-40]
 
  02:27
[MIN 42-53]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  02:11
[CLE 55-42]
 
  01:55
[MIN 44-55]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST) 
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  01:34
[CLE 57-44]
 
  01:16 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  01:15 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:14  
  01:14 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:14 Team Rebound 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal  01:14  
  01:14
[MIN 45-57]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Team Rebound 
  00:51.6
[MIN 47-57]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
  00:45.2 Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:45.2  
Team Rebound  00:45.2  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:45.2  
  00:44.8 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:31.9 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:30.5  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:23.0 Team Rebound 
  00:01.9 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:00.9  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST)  11:45
[CLE 60-47]
 
  11:25
[MIN 49-60]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jump Ball Brewer vs O'Neal (Parker gains possession)  11:11  
James 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  10:56
[CLE 63-49]
 
  10:39
[MIN 51-63]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
O'Neal Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  10:32  
O'Neal Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:32  
  10:21 Wilkins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS)  10:06
[CLE 65-51]
 
  09:52 Wilkins Dunk Shot: Missed 
  09:51 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:50  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  09:50  
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:38  
  09:38
[MIN 52-65]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  09:38
[MIN 53-65]
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:11 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:10 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:59 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST) 
  08:55 Flynn Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  08:55
[CLE 66-53]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  08:55
[CLE 67-53]
 
  08:39 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:38  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:22 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:15
[MIN 55-67]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  08:02  
  07:58
[MIN 57-67]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:58  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (2 BLK)  07:41  
  07:39 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:35 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:34  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  07:17  
  07:02 Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:00 Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:44 Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ilgauskas (1 ST) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  06:41
[CLE 69-57]
 
  06:41 Brewer Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  06:41
[CLE 70-57]
 
  06:21 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:20  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  06:10
[CLE 73-57]
 
  05:52
[MIN 59-73]
Flynn Running Bank shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  05:28 Wilkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:28 Gomes Substitution replaced by Cardinal 
  05:28 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:28  
Team Rebound  05:28  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  05:28
[CLE 74-59]
 
Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:21  
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  05:21  
Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:14  
  05:09
[MIN 61-74]
Flynn Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Varejao Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:40
[CLE 76-61]
 
  04:35 Brewer Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  04:35 Brewer Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  04:35  
Moon Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  04:16
[CLE 78-61]
 
  03:58
[MIN 63-78]
Pavlovic Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hollins (2 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:43 Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:33 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:32  
James Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:21 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:12 Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  03:12 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  03:12 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:50 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:49 Cardinal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:33 Cardinal 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:32  
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:25  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:24  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:23
[CLE 80-63]
 
  01:53 Hollins Layup Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:52  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:32  
  01:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:32 Cardinal Substitution replaced by Jawai 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Parker  01:32  
  01:32 Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:32 Team Rebound 
  01:32 Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:32  
Moon Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:16 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Moon Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:13  
  01:13
[MIN 64-80]
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:13 Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:13 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:10
[MIN 66-80]
Pavlovic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST)  00:46.9
[CLE 83-66]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:26.8  
  00:26.8
[MIN 67-83]
Jawai Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:26.8  
  00:26.8
[MIN 68-83]
Jawai Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.2 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:01.4 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:00.3  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:45 Jawai Hook Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:44  
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  11:29  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:27  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:20  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:19  
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:17
[CLE 85-68]
 
  11:02 Jawai Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK) 
  10:59 Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:47 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:45 Team Rebound 
  10:42
[MIN 70-85]
Jawai Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (2 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:15 Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:09 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:08 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:04 Hollins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (3 ST) 
  09:50 Sessions Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  09:50
[CLE 86-70]
 
  09:50 Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  09:50
[CLE 87-70]
 
  09:36 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:35  
O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  09:26  
  09:21 Pavlovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (3 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:06 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  09:04
[MIN 72-87]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST)  08:44
[CLE 90-72]
 
  08:25 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:24  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  08:12
[CLE 93-72]
 
  07:53 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:52  
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  07:37 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:27 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (3 BLK) 
  07:26 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (5 PF)  07:25  
  07:25 Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  07:25  
  07:25 Ellington Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
  07:25 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  07:25 Hollins Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
  07:15 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:14  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  06:56  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:55  
Williams Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:50 Pecherov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:47 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:17
[MIN 75-93]
Pecherov 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  05:53
[CLE 96-75]
 
  05:35
[MIN 77-96]
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST) 
  05:24 Wilkins Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
Parker Substitution replaced by James  05:24  
  05:24 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  05:24 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST)  05:21  
  05:16
[MIN 79-96]
Wilkins Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  04:51
[CLE 98-79]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:44  
  04:38
[MIN 81-98]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:12
[CLE 100-81]
 
  03:56
[MIN 83-100]
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  03:33
[CLE 102-83]
 
  03:15 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:12
[MIN 85-102]
Pecherov Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  02:42  
Varejao Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (3 TO)  02:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
James Substitution replaced by Hickson  02:40  
Williams Substitution replaced by Karl  02:40  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Moon  02:40  
  02:33
[MIN 87-102]
Brewer Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST) 
Moon Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:10
[CLE 104-87]
 
  01:54 Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed 
Karl Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:53  
  01:46 Brewer Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Jackson  01:46  
  01:46 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  01:46 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
Karl Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST)  01:41  
  01:37 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Gibson (2 ST) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:14 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Gibson (3 ST) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:58.9  
Moon Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.9 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:37.9 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:35.2  
Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST)  00:14.9  
  00:10.9 Ellington Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK) 
Karl Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:08.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- FSO Local Final
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4

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