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Supporting cast helps LeBron, Cavs put away Heat


By Chris Perkins, for NBA.com
Posted Friday November 13, 2009 12:39AM

MIAMI (NBA.com exclusive) -- There was an incredible amount of star power at AmericanAirlines Arena for Cleveland's 111-104 victory over Miami on Thursday.

NBA icon Michael Jordan sat beside NBA legend Pat Riley in the stands. Scottie Pippen sat in the front row. Former sharpshooter Reggie Miller was doing color analysis for national television. Penny Hardaway, who played briefly with the Heat, was also in the stands. So was Alonzo Mourning, who has a front office job with the Heat.

And then there was the on-court trio of Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal.

But even amongst all that star-studded talent, it was Cleveland guard Mo Williams and Cavs forward J.J. Hickson who were the difference makers.

James led the Cavs with 34 points and O'Neal added 14 points, including a 6-for-10 showing on free throws. But Williams finished with 25 points, 15 of those on his five 3-pointers, and Hickson turned in a career-best 18 points to help Cleveland, which defeated Orlando on Wednesday, complete its Florida sweep.

"I think we really weren't there on the defensive side," said Heat forward Michael Beasley, who finished with a season-best 24 points.

Wade did what he could, scoring 36 points and going 15-for-21 from the free-throw line. Wade, now with Nike's Jordan Brand after switching from Converse during the summer, brought the crowd to its feet with a monster dunk over 6-foot-11 center Anderson Varejao to give Miami a 21-19 lead. It was a play that put a smile on Jordan's face, and also made quite an impression on James, Wade's good friend.

"D-Wade could very easily crack the [NBA's all-time] top 10 with that one," said James, saying it was up there with Jordan over Patrick Ewing, Pippen over Ewing and Tom Chambers over Mark Jackson.

The first quarter ended in dramatic fashion with James barreling down the lane for a dunk, Wade going to the other end and hitting a 3-pointer, and then James, in the final four seconds, going downcourt and hitting a runner in the lane. Cleveland led, 35-33; James had 15 points and Wade had 12.

For a while it stirred memories of their remarkable April Fools Day 2006 battle in which Wade ended with 44 points, eight rebounds and nine assists, and James finished with 47 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in Cleveland's 106-99 victory.

But the two stars settled in and allowed their teammates to do the heavy lifting until the end of the game. Cleveland coach Mike Brown gave high praise to James' aggressive 10-point fourth quarter, which included a 7-for-8 performance from the free-throw line and the Cavs' final nine points.

"It was beautiful, flat-out beautiful," Brown said of James' ending. "Like Picasso."

Williams became a huge factor in the game beginning in the second quarter. His ability to shoot 3-pointers caused problems for Miami just as it did a night earlier for Orlando. Williams was 3-for-3 from 3-point range in the second quarter and 2-for-3 in the third, scoring a total of 19 points in those two periods. Hickson had an 11-point third quarter that helped the Cavs take a 92-84 lead into the fourth quarter.

Miami's previously rock-solid defense, which entered the game third in the NBA in points allowed (88.6), second in field goal percentage (.415) and first in 3-point percentage (.257), had a long night. It allowed its season-high point total.

Still, Miami had enough energy to make a light-hearted run in the fourth quarter.

The Heat closed within 103-99 but James' 3-pointer with 2:41 left gave the Cavaliers a 106-99 lead. Beasley got Miami within 109-102 with a 3-pointer with 1:40 left but it could get no closer because of James.

"We're all disappointed," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "I think we all feel this wasn't anywhere near our best game."

Notes: Shaquille O'Neal, who tied his season best with 10 attempted free throws early in the third quarter, drew a few scattered boos after his first field goal, which was the first of the game... Jermaine O'Neal had a nice showing with 15 points, nine rebounds and two blocks... Heat guard Daequan Cook, who has only played two games because of a right (shooting) shoulder injury, returned to the court but was 0-for-4 from the floor in seven minutes... Among the faces in the crowd were Jordan, Pippen, musician Lenny Kravitz, Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter, former NFL and University of Miami defensive lineman Warren Sapp.

Cavaliers
Heat
     
    • 48.0%

    • 46.1%

    • 47.4%

    • 31.8%

    • 75.0%

    • 73.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE MIA
Total Rebounds 16 11
Offensive Rebounds 5 7
Turnovers 11 10
Fast Break Pts: 15 7
Biggest Lead: 11 2
Points in the Paint: 42 34
CLE MIA
p James   34 Wade   36
rb Moon   6 O'Neal   9
a James   7 Chalmers   6
s 2 players   2 Beasley   2
b 4 players   1 2 players   2
CLE MIA
p James   34 Wade   36
rb Moon   6 O'Neal   9
a James   7 Chalmers   6
s 2 players   2 Beasley   2
b 4 players   1 2 players   2
 
  • 12/02 - MIA @ CLE
  • 12/15 - CLE @ MIA
  • 01/31 - CLE @ MIA
  • 03/29 - MIA @ 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 38:53 8-20 2-4 16-18 +6 1 3 4 7 2 2 2 1 1 34
J. Hickson F 31:15 7-9 0-0 4-6 +12 2 2 4 1 3 1 2 1 2 18
S. O'Neal C 21:22 4-8 0-0 6-10 +9 0 5 5 3 5 0 0 0 0 14
A. Parker G 24:04 1-7 1-3 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 4 2 2 0 1 3
M. Williams G 38:44 10-15 5-7 0-0 +2 0 4 4 3 3 1 4 0 0 25
A. Varejao   14:37 1-1 0-0 0-2 -8 1 4 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 2
Z. Ilgauskas   24:23 0-3 0-0 2-2 +4 1 4 5 1 5 0 1 1 1 2
J. Moon   30:47 4-5 0-1 0-0 +4 0 6 6 1 2 1 0 1 0 8
D. Gibson   15:16 1-7 1-4 2-2 +6 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 5
D. Green   00:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson   00:08 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Karl DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-75 9-19 30-40   5 31 36 16 30 7 11 4 6 111
  48.0% 47.4% 75.0%   team rebs: 16 total to: 11
Miami Heat (47-35)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Q. Richardson F 27:26 0-2 0-2 0-0 -7 0 2 2 0 5 1 1 0 0 0
M. Beasley F 38:22 9-17 2-5 4-4 -7 2 4 6 0 4 2 0 1 1 24
J. O'Neal C 33:00 5-11 0-0 5-5 -6 3 6 9 0 3 0 1 2 2 15
D. Wade G 38:25 9-21 3-6 15-21 -4 0 4 4 5 1 0 4 2 0 36
M. Chalmers G 34:09 3-7 1-4 1-2 0 1 4 5 6 2 1 1 0 0 8
U. Haslem   20:02 4-7 0-0 1-3 +1 1 7 8 0 5 0 2 0 0 9
D. Wright   14:55 2-3 1-2 0-0 -1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5
J. Anthony   13:13 0-0 0-0 1-2 -4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
C. Arroyo   13:51 3-4 0-1 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
D. Cook   06:37 0-4 0-2 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Magloire DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-76 7-22 27-37   7 30 37 13 23 5 10 6 4 104
  46.1% 31.8% 73.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 11

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Powe, West, Williams
  • Heat: Diawara, Quinn, Randolph

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: Varejao, Williams
  • Heat: Wade

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
  • Officials: #57 Greg Willard, #33 Sean Corbin, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 19600
  • Duration: 2:49
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Miami Heat (17-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs O'Neal (Williams gains possession)
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:40
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:25
[MIA 2-2]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  11:19
[CLE 4-2]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:03  
  10:54 O'Neal Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:53  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  10:43
[CLE 7-2]
 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:29  
  10:29
[MIA 3-7]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:29
[MIA 4-7]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:07 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:59 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:58  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  09:50
[CLE 9-4]
 
  09:33 Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Williams Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:23
[CLE 11-4]
 
  09:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:10 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:09 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:08
[MIA 6-11]
O'Neal Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Missed  08:52  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:50  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:42 Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  08:33
[CLE 13-6]
 
  08:18 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:17  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wade (1 BLK)  08:09  
Team Rebound  08:08  
Hickson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  08:04  
Hickson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:04  
  07:52
[MIA 8-13]
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:12 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:11  
  07:08 Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  07:08  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:08
[CLE 14-8]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:08
[CLE 15-8]
 
  06:56
[MIA 10-15]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (2 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:23  
  06:23
[MIA 11-15]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:23
[MIA 12-15]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Parker Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  06:07  
Parker Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:07  
  05:44
[MIA 14-15]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:20 Wade Layup Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:19  
  05:15 Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:15  
Team Rebound  05:15  
  05:15 Richardson Substitution replaced by Haslem 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:15
[CLE 16-14]
 
  05:06 Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:05 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:03
[MIA 16-16]
Haslem Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:42  
  04:41 Haslem Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  04:41  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:41
[CLE 17-16]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:41
[CLE 18-16]
 
  04:30 Haslem Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST) 
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:20 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:19  
  04:19
[MIA 17-18]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  04:19  
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  04:19  
  04:19
[MIA 18-18]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:07 Beasley Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
James Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  04:07
[CLE 19-18]
 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  04:01  
  04:00 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:56
[MIA 20-19]
Wade Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:56  
  03:56
[MIA 21-19]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  03:41 Beasley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:41
[CLE 20-21]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:41
[CLE 21-21]
 
  03:18 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:17  
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK)  03:09  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:09  
  03:09 Haslem Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:09 Double Technical - Wade, Varejao 
  03:09 Haslem Substitution replaced by Wright 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:09
[CLE 22-21]
 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:09
[CLE 23-21]
 
  02:55 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:54 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Gibson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:49  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  02:49 Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:49 Team Rebound 
  02:49
[MIA 22-23]
Chalmers Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Moon Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  02:38
[CLE 25-22]
 
  02:11
[MIA 24-25]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Varejao Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:53
[CLE 27-24]
 
Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:36  
  01:36 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Arroyo 
  01:36
[MIA 25-27]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:36
[MIA 26-27]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:26 Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:26  
Team Rebound  01:26  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:26
[CLE 28-26]
 
  01:16 Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:04
[CLE 30-26]
 
  01:04 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  01:04
[CLE 31-26]
 
  00:50.9
[MIA 29-31]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:36.9  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.4  
  00:31.4 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:31.4  
  00:31.4 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:31.4 Team Rebound 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Green  00:31.4  
  00:31.4
[MIA 30-31]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:18.9
[CLE 33-30]
 
  00:04.0
[MIA 33-33]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
James Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:00.1
[CLE 35-33]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Miami Heat (17-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35
[MIA 35-35]
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Moon Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:10
[CLE 37-35]
 
  10:53
[MIA 37-37]
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:49  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  10:49  
  10:35 Cook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:34  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
Team Rebound  10:26  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Cook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:14  
Gibson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:11  
  10:04 Haslem Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:52
[CLE 39-37]
 
  09:38
[MIA 39-39]
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Williams Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:21  
Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:21  
Williams Technical  09:21  
  09:21 Haslem Free Throw Technical Missed 
  09:21 Team Rebound 
  09:08 Arroyo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moon (1 ST) 
  09:04 Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:04
[CLE 40-39]
 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:04
[CLE 41-39]
 
  08:47 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:46  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:14 Cook Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:13  
Ilgauskas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Arroyo (1 ST)  07:55  
  07:41
[MIA 41-41]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  07:23  
  07:23 Timeout : Official 
Williams Substitution replaced by James  07:23  
Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal  07:23  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson  07:23  
  07:23 Anthony Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  07:00 Cook 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:59  
Moon Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  06:55
[CLE 43-41]
 
  06:24 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:23  
O'Neal Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:52 Cook Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:51  
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams  05:23  
  05:23 Wright Substitution replaced by Wade 
  05:23 Arroyo Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  05:23 Cook Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:11  
  05:11 Haslem Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Moon Substitution replaced by Parker  05:11  
  05:11
[MIA 42-43]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:11
[MIA 43-43]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  04:54
[CLE 46-43]
 
  04:38 Chalmers Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:22
[CLE 49-43]
 
  04:22 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  04:07
[MIA 45-49]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST) 
  03:51 Beasley Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:51  
Team Rebound  03:51  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:51
[CLE 50-45]
 
  03:39 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:38  
  03:28 Richardson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  03:28 Richardson Substitution replaced by Haslem 
Hickson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:15  
  03:02
[MIA 47-50]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (3 AST) 
  02:46 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:46
[CLE 51-47]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:46
[CLE 52-47]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:39  
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  02:39  
  02:39 Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:39 Team Rebound 
  02:39
[MIA 48-52]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:28 Wade Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:28
[CLE 53-48]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:12 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:11  
  02:11 Haslem Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:11
[CLE 54-48]
 
  02:11 Haslem Substitution replaced by Wright 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:11
[CLE 55-48]
 
  01:53
[MIA 50-55]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST)  01:33  
  01:31
[MIA 52-55]
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:31  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Gibson  01:31  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  01:31  
  01:31 Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:30 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:28
[MIA 54-55]
Beasley Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
James Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:11
[CLE 57-54]
 
  00:53.8 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:52.9  
James Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST)  00:46.9
[CLE 59-54]
 
  00:43.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Williams Substitution replaced by Jackson  00:43.2  
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:34.9  
  00:34.9
[MIA 55-59]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Williams  00:34.9  
  00:34.9 Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:33.9  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  00:24.3
[CLE 62-55]
 
  00:04.9
[MIA 57-62]
Wright Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Miami Heat (17-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:42  
O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12
[MIA 59-62]
Chalmers Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Chalmers (1 ST)  10:56  
  10:51
[MIA 61-62]
Chalmers Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  10:27
[CLE 64-61]
 
Parker Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:09  
  10:09 Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:09 Team Rebound 
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  10:09  
  10:09
[MIA 62-64]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:45
[CLE 67-62]
 
  09:29 Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:28 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:27
[MIA 64-67]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:27  
  09:27
[MIA 65-67]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
  09:10 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  09:10
[CLE 68-65]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:10  
  09:08 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:59
[MIA 67-68]
Beasley Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (4 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  08:40
[CLE 71-67]
 
  08:25 Wade Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:24 Team Rebound 
Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:22  
  08:11 O'Neal Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:10  
Moon 3pt Shot: Missed  08:03  
Team Rebound  08:03  
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:37
[MIA 70-71]
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (5 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST)  07:21
[CLE 73-70]
 
  07:09 Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:05
[CLE 75-70]
 
  06:41 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:40  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:34
[CLE 77-70]
 
  06:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:19
[MIA 72-77]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST)  06:05
[CLE 80-72]
 
  05:47 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:46  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (1 BLK)  05:40  
  05:39 Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:35 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:34  
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:16
[MIA 74-80]
Wade Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:16  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  05:16  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:16  
  05:16 Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:13  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:51 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Varejao Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:50  
  04:50
[MIA 75-80]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson  04:50  
  04:50
[MIA 76-80]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Hickson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:39
[CLE 82-76]
 
  04:16 O'Neal Running Hook Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:15  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  04:06
[CLE 84-76]
 
  03:46 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:45  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:21 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:05
[MIA 79-84]
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  02:49 Chalmers Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  02:49  
  02:49 Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem 
  02:49 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:49  
Team Rebound  02:49  
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:49
[CLE 85-79]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:40  
  02:40 Haslem Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:40 Team Rebound 
  02:40 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Arroyo 
  02:40
[MIA 80-85]
Haslem Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Hickson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  02:28
[CLE 87-80]
 
  02:09 Wade Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:08  
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  02:02  
Team Rebound  02:01  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
James Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:37  
  01:37
[MIA 81-87]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  01:37
[MIA 82-87]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
James Running Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  01:19
[CLE 89-82]
 
Moon Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:54.3  
  00:54.3
[MIA 83-89]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  00:54.3
[MIA 84-89]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  00:42.3
[CLE 92-84]
 
  00:25.9 Haslem Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:24.9  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:02.8 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.1 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Hickson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (17 PTS)  11:36
[CLE 94-84]
 
  11:09 Arroyo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:08  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  10:49  
  10:48 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:24 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  10:12 Haslem Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  10:12
[CLE 95-84]
 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:12  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:11  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:35 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:34  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:02  
  09:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:02 Wright Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  09:02 Anthony Substitution replaced by Wade 
  09:02 Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
  08:47
[MIA 86-95]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (6 AST) 
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  08:31
[CLE 97-86]
 
  08:15
[MIA 88-97]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Moon Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  07:59
[CLE 99-88]
 
  07:40 Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  07:39  
Hickson Substitution replaced by James  07:30  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  07:25  
Team Rebound  07:24  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson  07:24  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (2 ST)  07:09  
  06:59
[MIA 91-99]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:56  
Moon Substitution replaced by O'Neal  06:56  
  06:46 Haslem Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  06:46 Haslem Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  06:34 Richardson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  06:34
[CLE 100-91]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  06:34
[CLE 101-91]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  06:23  
  06:23
[MIA 92-101]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  06:23  
  06:23
[MIA 93-101]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
Jump Ball Chalmers vs Hickson (Wade gains possession)  06:07  
  06:07 Team Rebound 
  05:48 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:47 Chalmers Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:37
[MIA 96-101]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  05:10
[CLE 103-96]
 
  04:53 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:52  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wade (2 BLK)  04:35  
  04:34 Chalmers Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:28 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:27  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:08  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  04:08  
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  04:00  
  04:00
[MIA 97-103]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS) 
  04:00 Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:59  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:45 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:35 O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
  03:33 Chalmers Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:06
[MIA 99-103]
Wade Floating Jump shot: Made (36 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS)  02:41
[CLE 106-99]
 
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal  02:41  
  02:31 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  02:12 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS)  02:12
[CLE 107-99]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:12  
  02:11 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:58 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:57  
  01:47 Richardson Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  01:47
[CLE 108-99]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  01:47
[CLE 109-99]
 
  01:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Moon  01:47  
  01:47 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Haslem 
  01:40
[MIA 102-109]
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Wade (5 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:18 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:17  
  00:57.2 Beasley Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS)  00:57.2
[CLE 110-102]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  00:57.2
[CLE 111-102]
 
  00:45.5
[MIA 104-111]
Beasley Driving Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  00:41.2  
James Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:39.2  
  00:30.9 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:29.9  
  00:24.7 Beasley Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:24.7  
Team Rebound  00:24.7  
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:24.7  
  00:24.4 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:24.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:19.9 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:18.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa TNT National Final
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
MIA
3rd Southeast
47
35
9-1
24-17
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
MIA
2 players 33.2
2 players 7.4
2 players 6.8
2 players 2.0
4 players 1.6

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