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LeBron, Cavs 'enforce will' in victory over Wizards


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday November 3, 2009 11:16PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- You can talk all you want about Cleveland's nine 3-pointers in the second half.

You can talk about how Shaquille O'Neal had his best game as a Cavalier, how the Cavs overcame a huge first-half deficit, how they refused to surrender in gaining a 102-90 victory Tuesday over a Washington team with high hopes.

And all of that was indeed impressive.

But when it comes to the Cavs, everything begins and ends with plain old tenacious defense.

Sounds simple, but the Cavs' ability to shut down their opponent is a big reason why they finished with the best overall record last year -- and why they expect to challenge for a title this season.

Just ask LeBron James.

"The defensive end is where we make our mark," said the Cavs star. "It's where we've always made our mark, and it's where we will continue to make our mark."

Or as Cavs coach Mike Brown said, "We have to be the aggressors defensively. We have to enforce our will."

That's pretty much what happened Tuesday, as the Cavs turned an 18-point second-quarter deficit into a 12-point victory. They allowed 54 points in the first half compared to just 36 in the second.

They watched helplessly as the Wizards came out on fire, knocking down 55 percent of their shots in the first quarter, but just 39 percent (27-for-69) for the game.

Of course, that wasn't the only way in which the Cavs enforced their will. On offense, they repeatedly fed the ball to the enforcer of all enforcers, letting O'Neal station himself in the low post and go to work.

"It's great to have a guy like that, where you just throw that bad boy down there and say, 'Hey, go get us something,' " Brown said. "That was fun to watch."

It was also pretty darn effective, as O'Neal bullied his way to 21 points, eight rebounds and a funky dance on the bench when the game was in hand.

Perhaps more impressive was the fact that, for the first time all season, the Cavs were really clicking. For the first time all season, they seemed to grasp each other's roles -- or at least, appeared to be getting close. And for the first time all season, they received the type of all-around play from the bench that they've been expecting.

Daniel Gibson (14 points, 4-for-5 treys) helped shoot the Cavs out of a pickle. Delonte West (four assists, two steals) locked down on defense. Jamario Moon provided an endless supply of energy and buried a big 3-pointer of his own.

Basically, no one made a case for Sixth Man of the Year, but almost everyone added a little something worth noticing.

"It was several different guys," Brown said. "Jamario kept himself ready and did a good job for us. I thought Gibson did a solid job, not only shooting the basketball, but defensively in making his guy work."

The starters weren't too shabby themselves. James led the way with 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Mo Williams scored 15. Also, Anderson Varejao contributed an underrated 10 points and 10 boards.

Meanwhile, the revamped Wizards came into this season believing they are true contenders in the Eastern Conference, offering support to that notion by winning their opener in Dallas. They were sharp for most of Tuesday, too -- riding the hot hands of Caron Butler and Gilbert Arenas (22 points apiece) to make it look like this just might turn into 48 minutes of garbage time.

But things started to fall apart in the third, when the ball stopped moving and the offense turned into a jumbled mess of bad passes and forced jumpers.

"I think when we play how we want to play, execute, trust each other, we're pretty good," said Wizards coach Flip Saunders, whose team fell to 2-2. "When we don't do that, when we start trying to do too much, we get stagnant. ... We had 12 assists (compared to 25 for Cleveland), and that's not how we want to play."

The Cavs have won three straight after dropping their first two (which, by the way, was the first time in league history that happened to a team that won 65 or more games the previous year).

"We beat ourselves in the first two games," O'Neal insisted.

But Tuesday was different.

"The ball was moving, guys were passing and guys were hitting their shots," O'Neal said. "We are getting better."

Wizards
Cavaliers
     
    • 39.1%

    • 41.9%

    • 28.6%

    • 42.3%

    • 78.0%

    • 70.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS CLE
Total Rebounds 7 12
Offensive Rebounds 12 13
Turnovers 13 7
Fast Break Pts: 9 9
Biggest Lead: 18 16
Points in the Paint: 22 40
WAS CLE
p 2 players   22 James   27
rb Haywood   9 Varejao   10
a Arenas   5 2 players   6
s 4 players   1 James   3
b Blatche   2 3 players   1
WAS CLE
p 2 players   22 James   27
rb Haywood   9 Varejao   10
a Arenas   5 2 players   6
s 4 players   1 James   3
b Blatche   2 3 players   1
 
  • 11/06 - CLE @ WAS
  • 02/13 - WAS @ CLE
  • 04/01 - CLE @ WAS
  • 04/13 - WAS @ CLE
Washington Wizards (26-56)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Butler F 37:57 7-18 1-4 7-8 -1 2 4 6 0 1 1 2 0 1 22
F. Oberto F-C 24:57 1-2 0-0 1-2 -9 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3
B. Haywood C 26:42 3-8 0-0 2-2 -6 3 6 9 0 6 1 1 1 2 8
M. Miller G-F 34:35 2-3 1-2 7-8 -16 1 7 8 3 5 1 1 0 0 12
G. Arenas G 38:42 7-18 1-2 7-11 -13 0 7 7 5 2 0 3 0 0 22
A. Blatche   25:09 3-7 0-0 1-2 -1 4 4 8 1 4 0 3 2 0 7
D. Stevenson   17:39 0-4 0-4 3-4 -9 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 3
J. McGee   11:26 0-1 0-0 2-2 +1 2 3 5 0 4 1 1 1 0 2
R. Foye   19:34 3-7 1-2 0-0 -14 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 7
D. McGuire   01:41 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Young   01:38 1-1 0-0 2-2 +4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
M. James DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 27-69 4-14 32-41   12 36 48 12 27 4 13 5 3 90
  39.1% 28.6% 78.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
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 35:59 7-16 2-7 11-13 +5 3 5 8 6 0 3 4 0 1 27
A. Varejao F-C 31:34 5-9 0-0 0-0 +11 4 6 10 3 3 1 0 1 0 10
S. O'Neal C 28:32 7-9 0-0 7-10 +9 2 6 8 3 4 0 1 1 0 21
A. Parker G 28:13 2-12 1-6 0-0 +16 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 5
M. Williams G 30:50 6-14 3-4 0-0 +18 0 4 4 6 5 1 1 0 1 15
Z. Ilgauskas   21:03 1-6 0-0 1-2 +3 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 1 1 3
D. West   20:50 2-7 0-2 0-1 +3 0 2 2 4 3 2 0 0 1 4
D. Gibson   26:39 5-8 4-5 0-1 +6 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 14
J. Hickson   04:27 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Moon   08:55 1-4 1-2 0-0 +6 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
J. Williams   01:38 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson   01:20 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 36-86 11-26 19-27   13 29 42 25 25 8 7 3 5 102
  41.9% 42.3% 70.4%   team rebs: 12 total to: 7

inactive

  • Wizards: Crittenton, Davis, Jamison
  • Cavaliers: Green, Karl, Powe

technical fouls

  • Wizards: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #23 Jason Phillips, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:19
Washington Wizards (10-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Haywood (Varejao gains possession)
  11:44
[CLE 2-0]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Arenas Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:15 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Arenas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:14  
Butler Layup Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:09 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Oberto Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:56  
  10:44 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:43  
Haywood Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Oberto (1 AST)  10:29
[WAS 2-2]
 
  10:16
[CLE 4-2]
O'Neal Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Oberto Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
Haywood Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:58  
Haywood Tip Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:57 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:46
[CLE 6-2]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
  09:34 Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:34
[WAS 3-6]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:34
[WAS 4-6]
 
  09:21 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:05
[CLE 8-4]
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Arenas Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
Team Rebound  08:47  
Arenas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  08:40
[WAS 7-8]
 
  08:11 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Arenas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:10  
  07:52 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Arenas Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:52
[WAS 8-8]
 
Arenas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:35
[CLE 10-8]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Arenas (1 AST)  07:18
[WAS 10-10]
 
  07:03 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Arenas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:02  
Arenas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  06:52  
  06:46
[CLE 12-10]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Arenas (2 AST)  06:32
[WAS 13-12]
 
  06:03
[CLE 14-13]
James Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:46
[WAS 15-14]
 
  05:27 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST) 
Butler Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  05:24
[WAS 17-14]
 
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:13 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:11 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:11 Varejao Tip Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:08  
Arenas Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:48
[WAS 19-14]
 
  04:39 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:39 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Haywood Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:39  
  04:39 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  04:39 Parker Substitution replaced by West 
  04:26 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:25  
Haywood Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Arenas (3 AST)  04:10
[WAS 21-14]
 
Oberto Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:56  
  03:56 Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:56 Team Rebound 
Oberto Substitution replaced by Blatche  03:56  
  03:56
[CLE 15-21]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Haywood Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK)  03:38  
  03:36 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:33 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:32  
  03:28 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:28
[WAS 22-15]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:28
[WAS 23-15]
 
  03:12 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  03:09  
  03:05 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:03  
Butler Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:58  
Haywood Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:55  
  02:49 West Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 Varejao Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  02:49 Williams Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:49
[WAS 24-15]
 
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:31
[CLE 17-24]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
  02:13 Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:13  
Team Rebound  02:13  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:13
[WAS 25-17]
 
Blatche Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  02:01  
Miller Substitution replaced by Stevenson  02:01  
  02:01 Gibson Free Throw Technical Missed 
  02:01 Team Rebound 
  01:47 James Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:45 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:31 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:30  
Arenas Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:17
[WAS 27-17]
 
  00:58.9 Gibson Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Arenas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:57.7  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:47.6  
Butler Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:44.1  
Blatche Putback Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:44.1
[WAS 29-17]
 
Blatche Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:35.7  
Haywood Substitution replaced by McGee  00:35.7  
  00:26.9 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:25.9  
Arenas Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:02.9
[WAS 31-17]
 
  00:00.0 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Washington Wizards (10-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Arenas Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
Blatche Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:41  
Blatche Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:41
[WAS 33-17]
 
  11:25
[CLE 19-33]
O'Neal Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:09 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Blatche Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:54  
Arenas Substitution replaced by Foye  10:54  
  10:47 West Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:45  
  10:43 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  10:43
[WAS 34-19]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  10:43
[WAS 35-19]
 
  10:34 Foye Violation:Kicked Ball 
Butler Substitution replaced by Miller  10:34  
  10:29 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Stevenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:28  
McGee Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:16  
McGee Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:16  
  10:00 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Blatche (1 BLK) 
Blatche Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:58  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  09:54
[WAS 37-19]
 
Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:46  
  09:46
[CLE 20-37]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:46
[CLE 21-37]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:34  
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  09:20
[WAS 39-21]
 
  09:09
[CLE 24-39]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Blatche Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:45  
  08:45 Timeout : Official 
Blatche Substitution replaced by Haywood  08:45  
McGee Substitution replaced by Oberto  08:45  
  08:36 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:35  
Stevenson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:17
[CLE 26-39]
O'Neal Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Haywood Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Haywood Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:55  
Haywood Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:49  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  07:49  
Haywood Substitution replaced by McGee  07:49  
  07:49
[CLE 27-39]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:49
[CLE 28-39]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:35 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:35
[WAS 40-28]
 
  07:35 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by James 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:35
[WAS 41-28]
 
  07:20 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:19  
  07:01 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stevenson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:01
[WAS 42-28]
 
  07:01 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
Stevenson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:01
[WAS 43-28]
 
  06:42
[CLE 30-43]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Stevenson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:42  
  06:42
[CLE 31-43]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Stevenson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:20 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stevenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:19  
Stevenson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  06:13  
Stevenson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:13  
  05:47 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:46 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:44
[CLE 33-43]
Gibson Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:44  
Oberto Substitution replaced by Butler  05:44  
Stevenson Substitution replaced by Arenas  05:44  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:25  
McGee Tip Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:23 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:07
[CLE 36-43]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Arenas (4 AST)  04:50
[WAS 46-36]
 
McGee Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:29  
  04:29 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:29 Team Rebound 
  04:29 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:27  
Arenas Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:04 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:McGee (1 ST) 
  04:00 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  04:00 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Arenas Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:00
[WAS 47-36]
 
  04:00 Gibson Substitution replaced by Parker 
Arenas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:00  
  03:59 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
McGee Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:48  
  03:48
[CLE 37-47]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:48
[CLE 38-47]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Foye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Arenas (5 AST)  03:34
[WAS 49-38]
 
  03:17 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:16  
Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  03:12  
  03:04
[CLE 40-49]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Arenas Layup Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:41
[CLE 42-49]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:32  
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:16 Team Rebound 
  01:55
[CLE 44-49]
West Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
McGee Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:55  
McGee Substitution replaced by Oberto  01:55  
  01:55 West Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:54  
Butler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  01:33  
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:32  
Butler Putback Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:31
[WAS 51-44]
 
Butler Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:20  
  01:20
[CLE 45-51]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:20 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  01:20 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:19 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Arenas Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:19  
  01:19
[CLE 46-51]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:19
[CLE 47-51]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:13 West Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Arenas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:13  
Team Rebound  01:13  
Arenas Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:13
[WAS 52-47]
 
  01:00
[CLE 49-52]
James Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
Arenas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:West (2 ST)  00:49.8  
Miller Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:44.9  
  00:44.9 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:44.9 Team Rebound 
  00:44.9 West Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:44.9
[CLE 50-52]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Arenas Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:37.1
[WAS 54-50]
 
  00:37.1 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Arenas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:37.1  
  00:36.8 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:27.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arenas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:26.8  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:02.8  
  00:02.8 Team Timeout : Short 
Butler Substitution replaced by McGee  00:02.8  
Oberto Substitution replaced by McGuire  00:02.8  
  00:02.8 Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  00:00.0 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Washington Wizards (10-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  11:49  
Haywood Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:48  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:29 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:05 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:04 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:50 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:49  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:21 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:10
[CLE 52-54]
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Haywood Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:46
[WAS 56-52]
 
  09:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:22 O'Neal Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  09:21 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:21 O'Neal Tip Shot: Missed 
Arenas Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:19  
Butler Jump Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS)  09:12
[WAS 58-52]
 
  08:59
[CLE 54-58]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Arenas Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:27
[CLE 57-58]
James 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Haywood Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:51
[CLE 59-58]
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
  07:38 Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Haywood Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  07:28  
Haywood Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:28  
Haywood Substitution replaced by Blatche  07:28  
  07:13
[CLE 62-58]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:13  
  06:55 Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Oberto Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:55  
Team Rebound  06:55  
Oberto Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:55
[WAS 59-62]
 
  06:40
[CLE 64-59]
Varejao Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
  06:24 Williams Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Arenas Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:24
[WAS 60-64]
 
  06:24 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
Arenas Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:24
[WAS 61-64]
 
  06:04 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:03  
  05:49 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  05:49
[WAS 62-64]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:49  
  05:47 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:32 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:31 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:25
[CLE 67-62]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Oberto Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Blatche (1 AST)  05:13
[WAS 64-67]
 
  04:54 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Oberto Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:52  
  04:52 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Arenas Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:52
[WAS 65-67]
 
  04:52 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Arenas Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:52
[WAS 66-67]
 
  04:28
[CLE 70-66]
James 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
Arenas Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:08 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:57 James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Blatche (2 BLK) 
  03:56 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:56 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Arenas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  03:45  
Arenas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:41  
  03:41
[CLE 71-66]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  03:41
[CLE 72-66]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  03:28  
Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:27  
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:22 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:06 Parker Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:04  
Arenas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Miller Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:30  
Arenas Substitution replaced by Foye  02:30  
  02:30 Parker Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  02:25 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:24  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Oberto (2 AST)  02:13
[WAS 69-72]
 
  01:57 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:56  
Butler Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  01:49  
  01:43
[CLE 74-69]
James Slam Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
  01:28 West Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  01:28 Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:28
[WAS 70-74]
 
  01:28 West Substitution replaced by Parker 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:28
[WAS 71-74]
 
  01:12
[CLE 76-71]
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Foye Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:55.8  
Foye Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:55.8  
  00:44.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:44.4  
  00:34.2 Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:34.2
[WAS 72-76]
 
  00:34.2 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:34.2
[WAS 73-76]
 
  00:17.7
[CLE 78-73]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:00.9  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:41
[CLE 80-73]
O'Neal Running Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  11:18
[WAS 75-80]
 
  11:00 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  11:00 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Butler Substitution replaced by Stevenson  11:00  
Haywood Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  10:43  
  10:41 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:40 Moon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Haywood (1 ST) 
Arenas Jump Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:15 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Haywood (1 BLK) 
  10:13 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:09
[CLE 83-75]
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Arenas Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:47 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:32
[CLE 85-75]
Williams Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:32  
  09:32 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Stevenson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:06 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:50 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Foye Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:33
[WAS 77-85]
 
  08:04
[CLE 88-77]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Blatche Dunk Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Team Rebound 
  07:36 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:35 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  07:29
[CLE 91-77]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Varejao (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:28  
Foye Substitution replaced by Butler  07:28  
Arenas Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  07:17
[WAS 79-91]
 
  06:47 Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:46 Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:46  
Arenas Layup Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:31 Team Rebound 
  06:16
[CLE 94-79]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
  06:02 Moon Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:02 Moon Substitution replaced by James 
  05:58 Varejao Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Stevenson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:58  
Team Rebound  05:58  
Stevenson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:58
[WAS 80-94]
 
  05:41 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:40  
Blatche Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  05:27  
  05:04 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  05:03  
  04:53 Williams Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
  04:53 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Haywood Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:53
[WAS 81-94]
 
Haywood Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:53
[WAS 82-94]
 
  04:33 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Arenas Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:32  
  04:28 Gibson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Stevenson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:22 Team Rebound 
  04:00 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stevenson (1 BLK) 
Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:58  
Blatche Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  03:55  
Blatche Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:55  
Haywood Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  03:40  
  03:40 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:40 Team Rebound 
Blatche Substitution replaced by Miller  03:40  
  03:40
[CLE 95-82]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Arenas Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:29
[WAS 84-95]
 
Miller Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:02  
  03:02
[CLE 96-84]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  03:02
[CLE 97-84]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  02:49 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  02:49  
  02:49 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Parker 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:49
[WAS 85-97]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:49
[WAS 86-97]
 
  02:28
[CLE 100-86]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:10 Team Rebound 
Haywood Foul : Loose Ball (6 PF)  02:10  
Haywood Substitution replaced by Blatche  02:10  
  01:48 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:46  
Blatche Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (3 ST)  01:39  
Miller Foul : Clear Path (5 PF)  01:38  
  01:38
[CLE 101-86]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Butler Substitution replaced by Young  01:38  
Miller Substitution replaced by McGuire  01:38  
Arenas Substitution replaced by McGee  01:38  
Stevenson Substitution replaced by Foye  01:38  
  01:38 Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  01:38 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
  01:38
[CLE 102-86]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  01:38 James Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:20 Parker Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  01:15 Moon Jump Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:14  
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:47.9 Moon Layup Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:46.3  
  00:42.1 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:42.1
[WAS 87-102]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:42.1
[WAS 88-102]
 
  00:22.9 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:21.9  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
Blatche Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  00:08.6  
Young Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:02.2
[WAS 90-102]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
WAS
5th Southeast
26
56
5-5
15-26
11-30
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
WAS
Arenas 22.6
2 players 6.3
Arenas 7.2
McGee 1.7
Arenas 1.3
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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