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LeBron wows Garden crowd as Cavs dominate Knicks


By Adam Zagoria, for NBA.com
Posted Friday November 6, 2009 11:55PM

NEW YORK (NBA.com exclusive) -- On the same day the Yankees celebrated their 27th world championship with a parade down the Canyon of Heroes, LeBron James made his only New York appearance of the season on a star-studded stage.

James becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2010 and New Yorkers hope he will one day lead his own parade as a member of the Knicks. But on this night he simply brought an assassin's touch.

LeBron put up 33 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the Cavaliers throttled the Knicks 100-91 before a capacity crowd of 19,763 at Madison Square Garden that included Yankees Alex Rodriguez, C.C. Sabathia and Mark Teixeira.

"The atmosphere was great," said James, who sported Mars Blackmon-like glasses before and after the game. "[There were] a lot of stars in the building. It's humbling to know that you have guys like the Yankees come out and Jay-Z. It's really, really humbling. You see some of the Giants out here, I saw John Legend, Chris Rock.

"You almost feel like you're a performer sitting on the stage and they're watching you perform so it was great."

A big-time Yankees fan, LeBron stood and clapped as the baseball players were introduced during a first-half break in the action and Sinatra's "New York, New York" cascaded over the sound system.

"I got an opportunity to say congratulations to C.C., A-Rod, Robinson Cano and Joba Chamberlain," James said. "It's an unbelievable season for those guys and they deserve it."

Fresh off an 86-85 loss to Chicago 24 hours earlier, James wasted no time toying with Larry Hughes (his friend and former Cavs teammate) and Jared Jeffries.

In the first quarter he hit a 3-pointer over Hughes as the shot clock expired, triggering oohs and aahs from the crowd.

"It's hard not to feel good coming into this building, guys," James said. "If we could trade places and you guys could play, you guys would understand what it's like as a player to play in this building and to play on this court."

Later he flashed a turnaround 16-footer over Hughes.

"He made tough shots. He made jump shots. He was able to drive to the basket," said Hughes, who finished with 18 points.

When Jeffries checked in to guard James, LeBron elevated for a long jumper and then a 3-pointer that closed out the first quarter scoring with the Cavs (4-3) up 40-21.

LeBron had 19 points on 8-for-9 shooting after a first period in which the Cavs shot 73 percent.

"Larry played great defense on him. It's tough to play defense on him. I don't know how many players can stop him. Nobody can stop him," said Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari, who received some inspiring words from James about his future after the game.

The Cavs' lead ballooned to 26 points, 51-25, after Daniel Gibson (11 points) hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the second quarter.

James went to the bench at the start of the fourth quarter with the Cavs up 77-58, and New York still couldn't make a serious run.

The Knicks cut it to 91-82 on a bucket by Al Harrington, but Mo Williams (12 points) and James hit back-to-back jumpers for a 95-82 edge.

Right now the Knicks (1-5) have no legitimate stars to pair with James should he opt to come here.

David Lee led the Knicks with 21 points and six rebounds but New York had a horrible shooting night, making just 44 percent (36-for-81) and 29 percent (8-for-28) from beyond the arc.

"It's another tough loss today, whether it's Cleveland or the Lakers or Boston or the Pacers at home the other day," Lee said. "Any loss we have is a tough one."

Gallinari (17 points) and Wilson Chandler (11), hailed as the cornerstones of the team's future, combined for 28 points on 10-for-22 shooting and never imposed their will the way James did. Harrington, the Knicks leading scorer, seemed to settle for his jumper while going 5-for-14 for 14 points.

Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron's new sidekick, had a quiet game with seven points and four boards.

Cleveland shot a cool 54 percent (38-for-71) and 41 percent (7-for-17) from deep.

The defensively-challenged Knicks gave up more than 100 points for the sixth time in six games.

James put up 50 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds during his final game here in the 2007-08 season. He then gave the Knicks 52 points and 11 assists last February. He had only 26 in the first matchup a year ago, but he sat out the fourth quarter of a blowout.

James continues to keep his options open for next summer, but says he's focused on trying to win a title in Cleveland this year.

"At the end of the day a max [free agency] deal doesn't really matter to me," he said. "To me it's all about winning."

And the New York fans hope that happens in a Knick uniform.

"We know what the fans want and he knows that, too," Harrington said. "He came in and put on a show for them and I guess they'll wait to see what happens next summer."

NOTES: The crowd also included former Knicks Anthony Mason and Charles Oakley, as well as current Giants Justin Tuck, Antonio Pearce, Steve Smith and Brandon Jacobs...D'Antoni on Knicks guard Nate Robinson, out with a sprained ankle: "Toward Monday he should be day-to-day."... Walsh said center Eddy Curry is making progress and could begin practicing next week if the medical staff permits. He has been out since training camp with a calf injury.

Cavaliers
Knicks
     
    • 53.5%

    • 44.4%

    • 41.2%

    • 28.6%

    • 65.4%

    • 91.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE NYK
Total Rebounds 4 7
Offensive Rebounds 9 4
Turnovers 21 16
Fast Break Pts: 4 6
Biggest Lead: 26 2
Points in the Paint: 30 20
CLE NYK
p James   33 Lee   21
rb Varejao   14 2 players   6
a James   9 Duhon   8
s James   3 Hughes   4
b Varejao   2 Chandler   2
CLE NYK
p James   33 Lee   21
rb Varejao   14 2 players   6
a James   9 Duhon   8
s James   3 Hughes   4
b Varejao   2 Chandler   2
 
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Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Hickson F 13:29 3-4 0-0 0-1 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6
L. James F 35:37 12-17 2-4 7-9 +8 0 8 8 9 3 3 7 0 0 33
S. O'Neal C 18:50 3-5 0-0 1-2 -6 0 4 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 7
A. Parker G 24:09 2-3 2-3 1-2 -2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 7
M. Williams G 32:11 5-9 0-0 2-2 -1 0 4 4 2 0 1 4 0 0 12
A. Varejao   34:30 3-4 0-0 2-4 +6 5 9 14 1 4 2 1 2 0 8
Z. Ilgauskas   24:19 3-7 0-0 3-4 +19 4 7 11 1 2 1 0 1 1 9
D. West   22:23 1-6 0-0 1-2 +15 0 3 3 4 1 0 3 0 1 3
D. Gibson   20:23 4-11 3-8 0-0 +6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 11
J. Moon   14:09 2-5 0-2 0-0 -3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-71 7-17 17-26   9 37 46 21 12 9 21 3 3 100
  53.5% 41.2% 65.4%   team rebs: 4 total to: 22
New York Knicks (29-53)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Chandler G-F 31:31 5-12 1-3 0-0 -2 3 3 6 2 4 0 4 2 0 11
D. Gallinari F 31:56 5-10 4-8 3-3 -1 0 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 17
D. Lee C 35:13 9-17 0-1 3-4 -1 1 5 6 2 3 2 4 0 2 21
C. Duhon G 39:17 0-6 0-4 0-0 +5 0 4 4 8 2 2 1 0 0 0
L. Hughes G 36:47 7-13 1-5 3-3 0 0 5 5 4 1 4 2 0 0 18
J. Jeffries   16:07 0-1 0-0 0-0 -15 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
A. Harrington   24:56 5-14 2-6 2-2 -8 0 4 4 1 3 2 1 0 0 14
T. Douglas   14:41 1-2 0-0 0-0 -12 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 2
D. Milicic   04:46 1-1 0-0 0-0 -10 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Hill   04:46 3-5 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6
M. Landry DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Robinson DND - Sprained Right Ankle
Total   240 36-81 8-28 11-12   4 27 31 20 20 11 16 3 3 91
  44.4% 28.6% 91.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Karl, Powe, Williams
  • Knicks: Curry, Mobley

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: West
  • Knicks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #67 John Goble, #60 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 19763
  • Duration: 2:19
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) New York Knicks (14-21)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lee vs O'Neal (Hickson gains possession)
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:39
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:26 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:24  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  11:19  
  11:15 James Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  11:15
[NYK 2-2]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duhon (1 AST) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hughes (1 ST)  11:03  
Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:03  
  10:49 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hughes (2 ST)  10:35  
  10:31 Hughes Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:29 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:29
[NYK 4-2]
Chandler Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  10:05
[CLE 4-4]
 
  09:56
[NYK 6-4]
Hughes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  09:42
[CLE 6-6]
 
  09:30 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:28  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  09:18
[CLE 8-6]
 
  09:07 Duhon Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:06  
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:01
[CLE 10-6]
 
  08:43
[NYK 8-10]
Hughes Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:22
[CLE 12-8]
 
  08:14 Hughes 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:12  
  08:00 Lee Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Williams Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  08:00
[CLE 13-8]
 
James 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:45
[CLE 16-8]
 
James Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:34  
  07:34
[NYK 9-16]
Hughes Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:34
[NYK 10-16]
Hughes Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:15
[CLE 18-10]
 
  07:06 Duhon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:06 Team Rebound 
  07:03
[NYK 12-18]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hughes (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:38 Duhon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:28 Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Team Rebound 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  06:27  
  06:25 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:23  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:04
[NYK 15-18]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Duhon (2 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:41 Duhon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:35 Chandler Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:33  
  05:30 Chandler Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:30 Chandler Substitution replaced by Jeffries 
  05:30 Hughes Substitution replaced by Harrington 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  05:30  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:30
[CLE 19-15]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:30  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:29  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  05:22
[CLE 22-15]
 
  05:03
[NYK 17-22]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Duhon (3 AST) 
  04:48 Jeffries Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:48  
Team Rebound  04:48  
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:48
[CLE 23-17]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:39  
  04:39
[NYK 18-23]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Parker Substitution replaced by West  04:39  
  04:39
[NYK 19-23]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
West Layup Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:14  
  04:00 Gallinari Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:44
[CLE 25-19]
 
  03:32 Duhon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:30  
James Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:15
[CLE 27-19]
 
  03:02 Harrington Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:01  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  02:42
[CLE 29-19]
 
  02:28 Duhon Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:27  
  02:17 Duhon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:17  
  02:17 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Douglas 
  02:17 Duhon Substitution replaced by Hughes 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:17
[CLE 30-19]
 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:17
[CLE 31-19]
 
  02:05
[NYK 21-31]
Harrington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:45 Hughes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:37 Hughes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  01:37  
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed  01:19  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:18  
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:18
[CLE 33-21]
 
  01:07 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:06  
Ilgauskas Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  01:01
[CLE 35-21]
 
  00:49.9 Harrington Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:48.6  
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:43.2
[CLE 37-21]
 
  00:20.9 Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:19.4  
  00:08.6 Jeffries Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:08.6 Lee Substitution replaced by Milicic 
James 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:00.2
[CLE 40-21]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) New York Knicks (14-21)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Chandler Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO) 
Moon 3pt Shot: Missed  11:29  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:25  
Moon Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:17  
  11:04 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:02  
  10:45 Harrington Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:45
[CLE 41-21]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:32 Harrington Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:31  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST)  10:12
[CLE 44-21]
 
  10:00
[NYK 23-44]
Milicic Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hughes (2 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:33 Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:25  
  09:25
[NYK 24-44]
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:25
[NYK 25-44]
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:05 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:54 Chandler Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:53  
  08:50 Douglas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:50  
  08:50 Harrington Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:50  
Team Rebound  08:50  
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:50
[CLE 45-25]
 
  08:41 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:39  
  08:31 Douglas Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Moon Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:23 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:15 Douglas Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:14  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  07:57
[CLE 48-25]
 
  07:43 Hughes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:41  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  07:25
[CLE 51-25]
 
  07:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:23 Douglas Substitution replaced by Lee 
  07:23 Milicic Substitution replaced by Duhon 
  07:11
[NYK 27-51]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:47  
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (1 BLK)  06:46  
  06:44 Hughes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:35 Chandler Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  06:34  
West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (2 BLK)  06:11  
  06:10 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:58
[NYK 29-51]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:35  
  05:35 Lee Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Parker  05:35  
West Substitution replaced by O'Neal  05:35  
Gibson Substitution replaced by James  05:35  
Moon Substitution replaced by Williams  05:35  
  05:35 Chandler Substitution replaced by Hill 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  05:18
[CLE 53-29]
 
  05:05
[NYK 32-53]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:53  
  04:40 Hughes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:39  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:37  
  04:24
[NYK 34-53]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hughes (3 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:01
[CLE 55-34]
 
  03:56 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:48 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:40
[NYK 36-55]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Duhon (4 AST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:16
[CLE 57-36]
 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:03  
  03:03
[NYK 37-57]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson  03:03  
  03:03
[NYK 38-57]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:51 Hill Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
  02:51 Hughes Substitution replaced by Chandler 
Williams Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  02:51
[CLE 58-38]
 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:35 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:17  
  02:09 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:07  
O'Neal Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:01  
  01:48
[NYK 40-58]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Duhon (5 AST) 
  01:40 Lee Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:40  
Team Rebound  01:40  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:40
[CLE 59-40]
 
  01:23 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:22  
  01:16 Chandler Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:16
[CLE 60-40]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:16
[CLE 61-40]
 
  00:53.8 Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Hickson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  00:48.6
[CLE 63-40]
 
  00:48.6 Chandler Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  00:48.6 Chandler Substitution replaced by Hughes 
  00:48.6 Hill Substitution replaced by Harrington 
Parker Substitution replaced by West  00:48.6  
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:48.6  
  00:46.8 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:34.8 Duhon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
West Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:16.6  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Moon  00:16.6  
  00:02.1 Lee Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:02.1  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) New York Knicks (14-21)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:51 Chandler Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  11:27
[CLE 65-40]
 
  11:13
[NYK 42-65]
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Duhon (6 AST) 
O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hughes (3 ST)  10:55  
  10:46
[NYK 45-65]
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Duhon (7 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:22 Duhon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:13 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:11  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hughes (4 ST)  10:02  
  09:56
[NYK 47-65]
Hughes Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:56  
Hickson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  09:37  
  09:21
[NYK 49-65]
Lee Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST) 
  08:59 Duhon Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  08:59
[CLE 66-49]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  08:59
[CLE 67-49]
 
  08:52
[NYK 51-67]
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST)  08:37  
  08:27 Gallinari Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:O'Neal (1 ST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:21 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:09 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:07  
James Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  07:43
[CLE 69-51]
 
  07:32
[NYK 53-69]
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hickson Violation:Kicked Ball  07:07  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  07:07  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:02 Team Rebound 
  06:55 Duhon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:53 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:50 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
  06:49 Gallinari Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:38 Hughes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:27 Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (3 ST) 
  06:26 Hughes Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  06:26  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Duhon Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:06 Lee Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Duhon (1 ST)  06:02  
  05:59 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:57  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  05:40
[CLE 71-53]
 
  05:40 Lee Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:40 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Jeffries 
  05:40 Lee Substitution replaced by Harrington 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS)  05:40
[CLE 72-53]
 
  05:26 Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:25  
  05:06 Jeffries Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:06
[CLE 73-53]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:06  
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  05:06  
James Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:40 Hughes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:32 Jeffries Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
  04:32 Team Rebound 
Parker Substitution replaced by West  04:32  
  04:22 Hughes Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:19  
James Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:14  
James Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  04:14  
  04:00 Chandler Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:59  
Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST)  03:46  
  03:45 Harrington Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
West Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  03:33  
West Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:33  
  03:20 Harrington Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:19  
James Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  03:12  
James Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  03:12  
  03:02 Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:00 Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:51 Chandler Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Ilgauskas (1 ST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:36
[CLE 75-53]
 
  02:16
[NYK 56-75]
Hughes 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Chandler (2 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:49  
  01:49 Duhon Substitution replaced by Douglas 
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  01:49  
  01:31
[NYK 58-75]
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  01:13 Harrington Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:13
[CLE 76-58]
 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:49.9 Hughes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:47.8 Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:43.9 Chandler Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:42.8  
West Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.8  
Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  00:15.9  
  00:01.5 Chandler Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:01.5
[CLE 77-58]
 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Moon  00:01.5  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:01.5  
  00:00.9 Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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West Layup Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:36
[NYK 60-77]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST) 
Moon 3pt Shot: Missed  11:21  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:19  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Jeffries Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:41 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:40  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  10:29
[CLE 79-60]
 
  10:10
[NYK 63-79]
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jeffries (1 AST) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  09:50
[CLE 81-63]
 
  09:39 Harrington Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  09:38  
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  09:22
[CLE 83-63]
 
  09:10
[NYK 65-83]
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Moon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST)  08:49
[CLE 85-65]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:41  
  08:41 Timeout : Official 
  08:41
[NYK 66-85]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  08:41 Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:41  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  08:19  
West Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harrington (2 ST)  08:14  
  08:05 Duhon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  08:03  
Moon Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  07:44
[CLE 87-66]
 
  07:27
[NYK 68-87]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Duhon (8 AST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Team Rebound 
  07:03 Jeffries Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
  06:56 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK) 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  06:54  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:47 Team Rebound 
  06:35
[NYK 71-87]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  06:23
[CLE 89-71]
 
  06:12 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK) 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  06:11  
  06:02 Douglas Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
West Technical  06:02  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal  06:02  
West Substitution replaced by James  06:02  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams  06:02  
  06:02 Douglas Substitution replaced by Hughes 
  06:02
[NYK 72-89]
Gallinari Free Throw Technical (12 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:49 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:37 Lee Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:O'Neal (2 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:28
[CLE 91-72]
 
  05:14
[NYK 75-91]
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hughes (4 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:44 Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:36
[NYK 78-91]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:34  
  04:34 Lee Substitution replaced by Chandler 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Parker  04:34  
Moon Substitution replaced by Gibson  04:34  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO)  04:21  
  04:11
[NYK 80-91]
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Duhon (2 ST)  03:50  
  03:44
[NYK 82-91]
Harrington Jump Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  03:20
[CLE 93-82]
 
  02:58 Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  02:56  
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (31 PTS)  02:47
[CLE 95-82]
 
  02:30
[NYK 84-95]
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST) 
  02:13 Harrington Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:13 Harrington Substitution replaced by Lee 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  01:57
[CLE 98-84]
 
  01:41
[NYK 86-98]
Hughes Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (1 BLK)  01:24  
  01:20 Hughes Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:11
[NYK 88-98]
Hughes Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:11  
  01:11
[NYK 89-98]
Hughes Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
James Running Jump Shot: Made (33 PTS)  00:55.4
[CLE 100-89]
 
  00:48.8
[NYK 91-100]
Hughes Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST)  00:37.9  
  00:29.9 Hughes Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.6 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:00.2 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National Final
-- MSG Local Final
-- FSO Local Final
canada RTV national Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
NYK
3rd Atlantic
29
53
3-7
18-23
11-30
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
NYK
Lee 20.3
2 players 11.7
Duhon 5.7
Chandler 0.8
Lee 1.0

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