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Bulls stop James in final seconds, beat Cavs in Cleveland


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Friday November 6, 2009 12:24AM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- In ugly games like this, it's about chasing down loose balls as if they're worth a million bucks.

It's about playing with your knees bent, elbows out, and never losing sight of your man on defense. It's not about grabbing every rebound, but getting to the rebounds that count. Mostly, it's about making the biggest stops against the game's brightest stars.

And anyone who witnessed Chicago's 86-85 win in Cleveland on Thursday could see that maybe the Bulls have found their niche. Maybe they will just out-scrap you.

Was the offense pretty? Far from it.

Was the defense perfect? Not really, but it did the job.

Did the Bulls embarrass the Cavaliers on the boards? Well, no. They actually lost that battle (49-43).

Yet somehow, this young team that is still learning found a way in what was the NBA's most difficult arena last season.

"You have to give Chicago credit; they came in here and gutted it out," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "They were very gritty. They got to a lot of loose balls, especially a couple of them late."

In ugly games like this, that spells victory.

"I was happy with our energy and approach," said Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro. "I thought it was a good team win. Everyone stepped up when we needed them to."

That was particularly true of Bulls big man Joakim Noah. All he did was leap into the air to distract Cleveland's LeBron James near the basket, with the Bulls clinging to a one-point lead and the reigning MVP looking to make a play.

But instead of James saving the day, Noah got his hand on the ball (and a little body on James), causing LeBron to lose it, off his own arm, and out of bounds. Two-tenths of second remained and the Bulls had possession -- of the ball and of their first win in Ohio in two seasons.

It earned Noah the right to stand in the middle of the locker room afterward, smiling and saying to no one in particular, "It's a good day to be in Cleveland."

He then summed it up this way: "It's a big win for us. When our offense starts clicking, we're gonna be even tougher."

Noah spoke the truth, as the Bulls' offense far from clicked. They shot less than 41 percent (36-of-88) from the floor. Their leading scorer, Luol Deng, finished with just 15 points.

And their most accurate shooter in the starting lineup? Try rookie Taj Gibson (5-of-12, 11 points), who was playing in just his fifth NBA game.

But in the Bulls' defense, at least they were better than the Cavs. James was his usual superhero-like self, finishing with 25 points, seven boards and six assists. Other than that, the Cavs looked out of sync and at times, overmatched.

And while the Bulls often made the rim cringe with fear, the Cavs were even worse, making 40.7 percent of their field-goal attempts and shooting just 60 percent on free throws.

"In a one-point game, we shot 60 percent from the free-throw line," Brown said. "We had our chances and we didn't pull it out. That's why every night, no matter who you play, it's going to be a dog fight."

Deng, who is making an early case for the All-Star game, spent most of the night harassing James and grabbed seven rebounds.

Point guard Derrick Rose, who played a magnificent second half, finished with 14 points and 11 assists. He also hit the game's final basket. John Salmons scored 14 and Gibson added 11.

"We play hard, that's all I can say," Rose said. "We trust each other now. If you don't have any trust, there's no point in being out there."

Shaquille O'Neal added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavs, and Anderson Varejao tallied 12 and 13, respectively.

The Cavs have already lost their second home game, something they didn't do last season until the final day, in dropping to 3-3.

"I think we're still learning," James said. "I think defensively with a new team you can always be on the same page...On the offensive end, it takes a little longer."

The Cavs are showing that now, having been hot and cold in each of their six games. Still, O'Neal said it's not yet time to panic.

"We have a lot of resolve," he said. "In the three games we've lost, we pretty much beat ourselves by what we're not doing. Once we master that, we'll be fine."

Bulls
Cavaliers
     
    • 40.9%

    • 40.7%

    • 30.0%

    • 38.9%

    • 78.6%

    • 60.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI CLE
Total Rebounds 8 11
Offensive Rebounds 6 9
Turnovers 6 12
Fast Break Pts: 17 13
Biggest Lead: 6 7
Points in the Paint: 38 36
CHI CLE
p Deng   15 James   25
rb Noah   11 Varejao   13
a Rose   11 2 players   6
s 2 players   2 Parker   2
b Gibson   2 O'Neal   5
CHI CLE
p Deng   15 James   25
rb Noah   11 Varejao   13
a Rose   11 2 players   6
s 2 players   2 Parker   2
b Gibson   2 O'Neal   5
 
  • 12/08 - CHI @ CLE
  • 01/01 - CLE @ CHI
  • 01/22 - CLE @ CHI
  • 04/08 - CHI @ CLE
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 38:48 6-16 1-1 2-2 -1 0 7 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 15
T. Gibson F 33:47 5-12 0-0 1-2 0 2 5 7 0 1 1 0 2 1 11
J. Noah C-F 27:23 2-5 0-0 3-4 +6 2 9 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 7
J. Salmons G 37:06 6-13 1-4 1-1 -2 1 3 4 2 1 2 0 1 1 14
D. Rose G 32:33 6-15 0-2 2-2 +1 1 1 2 11 1 1 2 0 2 14
K. Hinrich   24:35 4-8 1-1 0-1 +2 0 6 6 4 2 1 4 0 0 9
B. Miller   22:21 4-9 0-0 2-2 -6 0 4 4 1 5 2 0 0 2 10
T. Thomas   12:25 3-6 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 6
J. Pargo   11:02 0-4 0-2 0-0 +3 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Hunter DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-88 3-10 11-14   6 37 43 23 15 8 6 4 8 86
  40.9% 30.0% 78.6%   team rebs: 8 total to: 7
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 38:13 9-17 1-4 6-9 -1 0 7 7 6 0 1 3 1 0 25
A. Varejao F-C 34:46 5-7 0-0 2-4 +11 1 12 13 0 3 1 1 0 0 12
S. O'Neal C 31:12 7-13 0-0 0-0 -2 0 10 10 1 2 0 3 5 0 14
A. Parker G 35:10 4-9 3-3 0-0 -4 1 3 4 3 2 2 1 1 2 11
M. Williams G 33:02 4-13 1-7 2-3 +1 0 2 2 6 3 0 1 0 0 11
D. West   26:38 1-5 0-1 0-0 +1 0 2 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 2
Z. Ilgauskas   21:09 0-9 0-0 2-4 -4 6 2 8 0 4 0 1 1 1 2
D. Gibson   16:31 3-4 2-3 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 8
J. Hickson   03:18 0-4 0-0 0-0 -3 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Moon DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-81 7-18 12-20   9 40 49 21 17 4 12 8 4 85
  40.7% 38.9% 60.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12

inactive

  • Bulls: Gray, James
  • Cavaliers: Karl, Powe, Williams

technical fouls

  • Bulls: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 16

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #38 Michael Smith, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:32
Chicago Bulls (15-18) Cleveland Cavaliers (27-10)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Noah (Williams gains possession)
  11:43 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
Salmons Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:34
[CHI 2-0]
 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:15  
  11:15 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:15 Team Rebound 
  11:15
[CLE 1-2]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:47 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:45  
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:37 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:33
[CLE 3-2]
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Noah Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:17
[CHI 4-3]
 
  09:57 Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Salmons (1 BLK) 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:55  
Rose Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:50
[CHI 6-3]
 
  09:23
[CLE 5-6]
Varejao Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:07 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:49 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:47  
Noah Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:02
[CLE 8-6]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Salmons Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:43
[CHI 8-8]
 
  07:29 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:28  
Gibson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  07:18
[CHI 10-8]
 
  06:55 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:54  
Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  06:35  
  06:33 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:21 Varejao Reverse Dunk Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:20  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:54 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:53  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
Team Rebound  05:43  
  05:42 Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:19
[CLE 10-10]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  05:07
[CHI 12-10]
 
  04:47 O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Noah (1 ST) 
Noah Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:31 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:19
[CLE 12-12]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Deng Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:00
[CHI 14-12]
 
Gibson Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  03:49  
Noah Substitution replaced by Hinrich  03:49  
Rose Substitution replaced by Miller  03:49  
  03:49 O'Neal Substitution replaced by West 
  03:49 Parker Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  03:49 Williams Free Throw Technical Missed 
  03:49 Team Rebound 
  03:37 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:32
[CLE 14-14]
Varejao Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST)  03:16
[CHI 16-14]
 
  03:04
[CLE 16-16]
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:50
[CLE 18-16]
James Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Hinrich Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:50  
  02:50
[CLE 19-16]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST)  02:32
[CHI 19-19]
 
  02:16
[CLE 21-19]
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
  02:08 Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:08 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:53
[CLE 24-19]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:31
[CLE 26-19]
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST)  01:12
[CHI 21-26]
 
  01:03 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.9 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:40.2  
  00:40.2 Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:40.2 Team Rebound 
  00:40.2
[CLE 27-21]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:32.9 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:32.9
[CHI 22-27]
 
  00:32.9 Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:32.9
[CHI 23-27]
 
  00:13.4 Hickson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Hinrich Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:01.9
[CHI 25-27]
 
  00:01.9 Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hinrich Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:01.9  
  00:01.0 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (15-18) Cleveland Cavaliers (27-10)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:42 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:22 Team Rebound 
  11:20 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:18 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:17  
  11:17
[CLE 28-25]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Salmons Substitution replaced by Pargo  11:17  
  11:17 Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:06
[CHI 27-28]
 
  10:37 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:35 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:26 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:25  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST)  10:19
[CHI 29-28]
 
  10:00 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:59 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:45
[CLE 30-29]
Gibson Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Pargo Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:18 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
  09:15 West Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Noah  09:15  
  09:15 Hickson Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Hinrich Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:54
[CHI 31-30]
 
  08:32
[CLE 33-31]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Noah Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST)  08:15
[CHI 33-33]
 
  07:55
[CLE 35-33]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Hinrich Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  07:38  
Miller Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:31  
  07:31 Timeout : Official 
Miller Substitution replaced by Gibson  07:31  
  07:24 O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:24 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Pargo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:24  
  07:15 Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK) 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:13  
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:00  
Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:33 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:33 Team Rebound 
  06:33 Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  06:33 Parker Substitution replaced by James 
  06:33 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Pargo Substitution replaced by Deng  06:33  
  06:13 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:11  
Varejao Violation:Kicked Ball  06:05  
Deng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST)  05:57
[CHI 35-35]
 
  05:44
[CLE 37-35]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  05:31  
Noah Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:30  
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Rose Substitution replaced by Salmons  05:30  
  05:08
[CLE 39-35]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Deng (2 AST)  04:46
[CHI 37-39]
 
  04:14 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:13  
  04:08 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  04:08 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  04:08 West Substitution replaced by Parker 
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:08
[CHI 38-39]
 
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:08  
  04:07 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:55
[CLE 41-38]
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK)  03:42  
  03:39 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:35
[CLE 43-38]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  03:16  
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:15  
  03:14 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:54 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:47 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:46  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:36 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:23 O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Salmons (1 ST) 
Salmons Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:17
[CHI 40-43]
 
  01:57 O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:57  
  01:57 Varejao Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:35 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Salmons (2 ST) 
  01:32 Team Timeout : Short 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:27 Team Rebound 
  01:07 O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  01:03 Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Missed 
  01:01 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  01:00 Ilgauskas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Salmons (2 AST)  00:50.1
[CHI 42-43]
 
  00:35.9 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:34.9  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST)  00:30.5
[CHI 45-43]
 
  00:21.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:21.6 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by West 
  00:10.9 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:09.8  
Gibson Layup Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:03.8  
  00:02.3 Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:02.3  
Team Rebound  00:02.3  
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:02.3
[CHI 46-43]
 
  00:00.0 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (15-18) Cleveland Cavaliers (27-10)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Deng Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:34 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Salmons Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:32  
  11:32 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:32 Team Rebound 
  11:32 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:31  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:08
[CLE 45-46]
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
  10:52 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  10:31 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:30  
Deng Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  10:06 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:05  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:54 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:36 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST) 
Salmons Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST)  09:28
[CHI 48-45]
 
  09:07
[CLE 47-48]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
  08:55 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Noah Substitution replaced by Miller  08:55  
Deng Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  08:47
[CHI 50-47]
 
  08:28 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (2 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:27  
Deng Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:12 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  08:05
[CLE 49-50]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Team Rebound 
  07:27 O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:23  
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  07:13  
  07:04
[CLE 52-50]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
  06:48 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:48
[CHI 51-52]
 
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:48
[CHI 52-52]
 
  06:38 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  06:16
[CLE 55-52]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (3 BLK)  06:03  
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:01  
  05:58 O'Neal Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich  05:58  
Salmons Free Throw Technical (14 PTS)  05:58
[CHI 53-55]
 
Salmons Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:49 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:36 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:32  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (3 AST)  05:21
[CHI 55-55]
 
  04:54 O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:52  
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:42 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  04:32 James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:01
[CLE 57-55]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:46
[CHI 57-57]
 
  03:26
[CLE 59-57]
James Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (4 AST)  03:09
[CHI 59-59]
 
  02:55 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:54  
Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST)  02:44  
Miller Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
  02:40 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  02:40 Parker Substitution replaced by West 
Miller Substitution replaced by Noah  02:40  
  02:22
[CLE 61-59]
James Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
  02:10 Varejao Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:10 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:10
[CHI 60-61]
 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:10  
Salmons Substitution replaced by Pargo  02:10  
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:10
[CHI 61-61]
 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:54  
  01:54
[CLE 62-61]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:54 Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:53  
Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:45  
  01:31 Varejao Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pargo (1 AST)  01:17
[CHI 63-62]
 
  00:55.9 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:53.8  
Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:47.3 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:30.9 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:29.9  
Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  00:23.9  
  00:01.8
[CLE 65-63]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Hinrich Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:50  
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Rose  11:50  
  11:50 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:50 Team Rebound 
  11:50
[CLE 66-63]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST)  11:33
[CHI 66-66]
 
  11:12 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:11 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  10:53 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:53 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  10:53 Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  10:53  
  10:53 Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Deng (3 AST)  10:37
[CHI 68-66]
 
Noah Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:19  
  10:19
[CLE 67-68]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  10:19
[CLE 68-68]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST)  10:04
[CHI 70-68]
 
  09:44 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:43  
Rose Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:38
[CHI 72-68]
 
  09:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:38 James Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  09:21
[CLE 70-72]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  09:09  
Deng Substitution replaced by Salmons  09:03  
Pargo Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:54 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  08:41 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  08:40  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (8 AST)  08:28
[CHI 74-70]
 
  08:02
[CLE 72-74]
O'Neal Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Rose Layup Shot: Missed  07:52  
Team Rebound  07:52  
  07:52 Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Noah Substitution replaced by Miller  07:52  
Pargo Substitution replaced by Hinrich  07:52  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:45  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK)  07:37  
  07:34 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:31
[CLE 74-74]
West Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:20 Gibson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Gibson  07:20  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  07:06  
Team Rebound  07:06  
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rose (9 AST)  07:04
[CHI 76-74]
 
  06:47 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:47  
  06:47 O'Neal Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  06:47 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  06:47 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  06:30 West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (2 ST) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:24
[CHI 78-74]
 
  06:01 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:00  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (4 BLK)  05:46  
  05:43 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  05:27
[CLE 76-78]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST) 
  05:18 Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:18  
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Deng  05:18  
  05:18 Gibson Substitution replaced by James 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:18
[CHI 79-76]
 
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:18
[CHI 80-76]
 
  05:01 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:00  
Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (5 BLK)  04:48  
Team Rebound  04:48  
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:35 Team Rebound 
Miller Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  04:35  
  04:14
[CLE 78-80]
O'Neal Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (10 AST)  03:55
[CHI 82-78]
 
  03:32 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:31  
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:12) 
  02:52 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:51  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
  02:51 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Parker 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rose (11 AST)  02:35
[CHI 84-78]
 
Rose Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:18  
  02:18 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  02:18
[CLE 79-84]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:18
[CLE 80-84]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Miller Foul : Personal (5 PF)  01:59  
  01:59
[CLE 81-84]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:59
[CLE 82-84]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:44
[CHI 86-82]
 
  01:33
[CLE 85-86]
James 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Salmons Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  01:11  
  01:09 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:03 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:03  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:03  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.5 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:28.9 Williams Running Bank shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:28.3  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.3  
Team Rebound  00:04.3  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:04.3  
  00:04.3 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:04.3 Varejao Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  00:04.3 West Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Hinrich  00:04.3  
Miller Substitution replaced by Noah  00:04.3  
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.3  
  00:00.2 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:00.2  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.2  
Team Timeout : Short  00:00.2  
Noah Substitution replaced by Miller  00:00.2  
Rose Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:00.2  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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