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James drops 40 on Pacers in Cavs win


By John Oehser, for NBA.com
Posted Friday November 20, 2009 11:30PM

INDIANAPOLIS (NBA.com exclusive) -- LeBron James enjoys the challenge of playing Danny Granger.

On Friday night, it was less challenge and more of a show.

James was spectacular early and solid in the fourth quarter. Most importantly, he was clutch late, drilling a game-sealing 3-pointer with 52.8 seconds left to secure a 105-95 Cleveland Cavaliers (9-4) victory over the Indiana Pacers (5-5) in front of 18,165 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

"It's kind of like pick your poison," Granger, the Pacers' All-Star forward who had 19 points, said of James' game-clincher. "You either let him get to the lane or let him pull up for a jump shot.

"He was really hitting those from the perimeter."

The Cavaliers, who played without center Shaquille O'Neal for a fourth consecutive game, have won three of those four, and on Friday night, they rallied from a five-point fourth-quarter deficit.

James, who entered the game averaging 28.3 points per game, finished with 40 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, with the game-clincher his lone 3-point field-goal of the night.

"Sometimes, there's not a lot you can do when you're playing one of the premier players in the league," said Pacers coach Jim O'Brien, who watched most of the game from the locker room after a first-quarter ejection.

O'Brien was thrown out of the game with 5:20 left in the first period after drawing two technical fouls for walking out to near midcourt to argue with officials.

Cavaliers coach Mike Brown said of James, "He had a big night -- his will and ability to attack . . . when he does that he makes us good. It not only makes us good offensively, but it gives us energy defensively."

The game-clinching 3-pointer came from 25 feet, the sort of shot Brown said might have been of questionable judgment for any other player but James.

"The shots he takes, there aren't many guys who can take and make those," Brown said, recalling James' memorable Game 5 in the 2007 Eastern Conference semifinals in which he scored the final 25 points of a Cavaliers victory over the Pistons. "Every shot he took in that game was a bad shot for everybody except him.

"People ask me every once in a while, 'You think LeBron's taking bad shots?' You have to be careful when you have a player like that. If he wasn't taking and making those shots, we wouldn't win a lot of games. . . . Sometimes the best coaching is to get out his way."

James, asked by a reporter afterward if he wanted the ball in his hands at those sorts of moments, smiled and kiddingly asked the questioner how long he had been doing his job.

"You should know better than to ask me if I want the ball down the stretch," James said.

But Brown said as pleased as he was with James' late performance, he was just as pleased with how the Cavaliers took control of the game -- with a solid fourth-quarter defensive effort and clutch late shooting. The Cavaliers were outscored by Washington 64-40 in the second half of a 108-91 loss Wednesday, a loss that snapped a five-game winning streak.

"Our defense got us back in the game and kept us ahead," Brown said. "It was good to see. We didn't panic."

The Cavaliers have won 15 of 17 games against Indiana, including six of eight in Indianapolis. Brown said he also liked the Cavaliers' balance late, with guard Mo Williams scoring 18 points, forward J.J. Hickson finishing with 15 and guard Anthony Parker finishing with 12.

Anderson Varejao added 12 off the bench.

"I can't do it myself," James said. "I know that. I have great teammates that come to play every night."

Indiana, like Cleveland, had won five consecutive games entering Wednesday, but now have lost second-half leads in their last two games. They lost a 19-point lead in a loss to the New York Knicks at home Wednesday.

The teams were tied 38-38 at the end of the first quarter despite 16 points from James on 7 of 7 shooting, and the Cavaliers pulled ahead, 66-61, at halftime. Cleveland, which out-rebounded Indiana, 22-15, in the first half, shot 55.8 percent in the first half, but started the second half slow as the Pacers pulled ahead.

"In the third we came out flat," Brown said. "I give the Pacers credit. They did a good job and stepped up their play physically. In the fourth, we turned it around."

Indiana took a 10-point lead midway through the third quarter and led 82-77 entering the fourth quarter, but Cleveland rallied quickly to tie it 82-82 a little more than a minute into the fourth period.

"Our defense wasn't that bad down the stretch," Granger said. "Offensively, we got some decent looks, but they played defense and pushed us to the shot clock."

Said Pacers forward Troy Murphy, "Our offense was stagnant and there was a lot of standing around. We moved the ball well the first three quarters, but not so good in the fourth."

Cavaliers
Pacers
     
    • 46.2%

    • 46.9%

    • 46.2%

    • 22.2%

    • 79.4%

    • 71.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE IND
Total Rebounds 6 4
Offensive Rebounds 11 9
Turnovers 14 10
Fast Break Pts: 9 8
Biggest Lead: 10 10
Points in the Paint: 40 36
CLE IND
p James   40 Granger   19
rb Ilgauskas   11 Murphy   10
a James   7 Granger   5
s 6 players   1 Hansbrough   3
b Ilgauskas   2 Granger   3
CLE IND
p James   40 Granger   19
rb Ilgauskas   11 Murphy   10
a James   7 Granger   5
s 6 players   1 Hansbrough   3
b Ilgauskas   2 Granger   3
 
  • 11/13 - IND @ CLE
  • 11/23 - CLE @ IND
  • 12/17 - CLE @ IND
  • 02/02 - IND @ 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 37:53 13-25 1-3 13-14 +4 2 7 9 7 1 1 2 1 4 40
J. Hickson F 33:01 7-9 0-0 1-3 +7 2 5 7 0 2 1 2 1 0 15
Z. Ilgauskas C 28:53 1-12 0-0 2-6 +2 4 7 11 1 2 0 2 2 2 4
A. Parker G 34:08 5-6 2-3 0-0 +3 0 5 5 1 3 1 1 0 0 12
M. Williams G 35:01 3-11 1-3 11-11 +5 0 3 3 4 3 1 5 0 1 18
D. Gibson   24:06 1-6 1-2 0-0 +12 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 3
J. Moon   18:52 1-3 1-2 0-0 +7 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
A. Varejao   28:02 5-6 0-0 0-0 +12 3 4 7 1 3 1 1 0 0 10
D. Jackson   00:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
D. West DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-78 6-13 27-34   11 36 47 15 17 6 14 4 8 105
  46.2% 46.2% 79.4%   team rebs: 6 total to: 14
Indiana Pacers (32-50)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Jones F-G 35:14 7-13 0-1 3-4 -8 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 2 2 17
D. Granger F 37:28 7-21 2-9 3-4 -7 2 7 9 5 5 0 1 3 0 19
R. Hibbert C 15:55 2-4 0-0 0-0 +7 1 1 2 1 5 0 1 0 1 4
B. Rush G 39:28 6-10 1-3 3-5 -2 0 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 16
T. Ford G 30:36 6-9 0-1 2-2 -5 2 2 4 4 2 1 2 1 0 14
S. Jones   15:29 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 4
T. Hansbrough   20:46 3-9 0-0 1-2 -16 2 1 3 2 4 3 1 1 1 7
E. Watson   17:24 0-2 0-1 0-0 -5 0 5 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
T. Murphy   23:53 4-7 1-3 3-4 -18 2 8 10 1 1 2 2 0 0 12
L. Head   03:47 1-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. McRoberts DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Price DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-81 4-18 15-21   9 32 41 22 22 8 10 8 4 95
  46.9% 22.2% 71.4%   team rebs: 4 total to: 11

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Karl, O'Neal, Powe
  • Pacers: Diener, Dunleavy, Foster

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Pacers: O'Brien, O'Brien

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 15

arena stats

  • Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #52 Pat Fraher, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 18165
  • Duration: 2:18
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Indiana Pacers (10-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hibbert vs Ilgauskas (Jones gains possession)
  11:38 Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK) 
  11:36 Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:35 Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:33  
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:28
[CLE 2-0]
 
Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:20  
  11:20
[IND 1-2]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:20
[IND 2-2]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Granger (1 BLK)  11:07  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:05  
Ilgauskas Hook Shot: Missed  11:04  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:04  
  11:04 Rush Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:04
[CLE 3-2]
 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:04  
  11:04 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:49 Jones Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:46  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  10:37
[CLE 5-2]
 
  10:22 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:21  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:11
[CLE 7-2]
 
  09:52
[IND 5-7]
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (1 AST) 
James Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:32
[CLE 9-5]
 
  09:32 Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:32
[CLE 10-5]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:20  
  09:20
[IND 6-10]
Ford Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:20
[IND 7-10]
Ford Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ford (1 ST)  09:05  
  08:54
[IND 9-10]
Rush Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:33
[CLE 12-9]
 
  08:25
[IND 11-12]
Ford Pullup Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  08:12
[CLE 15-11]
 
  07:59 Ford Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:58  
  07:49 Jones Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  07:49
[CLE 16-11]
 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:35
[IND 14-16]
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ford (1 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:59
[IND 16-16]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rush (1 AST) 
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:41
[CLE 18-16]
 
  06:24 Granger Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  06:10 Hibbert Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:10  
Team Rebound  06:10  
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:10  
  06:10 Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:52
[IND 18-18]
Ford Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:39
[CLE 20-18]
 
  05:27 Granger Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:26  
  05:20 Hibbert Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:20 O'Brien Technical 
Williams Free Throw Technical (4 PTS)  05:20
[CLE 21-18]
 
  05:20 O'Brien Technical 
Williams Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  05:20
[CLE 22-18]
 
  05:20 O'Brien Ejection:Second Technical 
  05:20 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:20  
Team Rebound  05:20  
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:20
[CLE 23-18]
 
  05:12
[IND 20-23]
Ford Fade Away Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  04:58
[CLE 25-20]
 
  04:33
[IND 22-25]
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  04:11
[CLE 27-22]
 
  03:54
[IND 24-27]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rush (2 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  03:37  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:36  
Hickson Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:36
[CLE 29-24]
 
  03:25
[IND 26-29]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ford (1 BLK)  03:11  
  03:09 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:07
[IND 28-29]
Jones Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Granger (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:02  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Gibson  03:02  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Moon  03:02  
Williams Substitution replaced by Varejao  03:02  
  03:02 Rush Substitution replaced by Hansbrough 
  03:02 Ford Substitution replaced by Watson 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  02:50
[CLE 31-28]
 
  02:36
[IND 30-31]
Granger Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hansbrough (1 AST) 
  02:18 Granger Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:18  
Team Rebound  02:18  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:18
[CLE 32-30]
 
Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:10  
  02:10
[IND 31-32]
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:10
[IND 32-32]
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Varejao Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:47
[CLE 34-32]
 
  01:34 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:33  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  01:24
[CLE 36-32]
 
  01:07
[IND 34-36]
Hansbrough Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:47.6 Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:40.7
[IND 36-36]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Watson (1 AST) 
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:22.0
[CLE 38-36]
 
Gibson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:04.5  
Parker Substitution replaced by Jackson  00:04.5  
  00:00.0
[IND 38-38]
Granger Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Indiana Pacers (10-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:32 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:31  
Gibson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  11:08  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:07  
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:06
[CLE 40-38]
 
  10:37
[IND 40-40]
Hansbrough Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:15 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:11 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:08
[CLE 42-40]
 
  09:53 Hansbrough Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:50  
  09:38 Murphy Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:38
[CLE 43-40]
 
  09:38 Jones Substitution replaced by Head 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:38
[CLE 44-40]
 
  09:16 Hansbrough Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:15  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Watson (1 ST)  09:06  
  08:58
[IND 42-44]
Head Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hansbrough (2 AST) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:37 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:37 Timeout : Official 
  08:37 Hansbrough Substitution replaced by Hibbert 
  08:37 Jump Ball Murphy vs Varejao (Moon gains possession) 
  08:37 Murphy Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:15  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  07:59  
  07:58 Hibbert Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:58
[CLE 45-42]
 
  07:58 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:51
[IND 44-45]
Rush Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Watson (2 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:26
[CLE 48-44]
 
  07:09
[IND 46-48]
Murphy Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Head (1 AST) 
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  06:50  
  06:48 Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:46  
  06:46
[IND 47-48]
Rush Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson  06:46  
Williams Substitution replaced by James  06:46  
  06:46
[IND 48-48]
Rush Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Varejao Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:25
[CLE 50-48]
 
  06:12
[IND 50-50]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Head (2 AST) 
Moon Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  05:54  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:52  
Hickson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:51  
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:51 Watson Substitution replaced by Ford 
  05:51 Head Substitution replaced by Granger 
  05:37 Jones Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:36  
  05:31 Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:31
[CLE 51-50]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  05:31
[CLE 52-50]
 
  05:06
[IND 52-52]
Ford Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Murphy (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:39
[CLE 54-52]
 
  04:21
[IND 54-54]
Murphy Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ford (2 AST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST)  04:01  
  03:54 Rush 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:53  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  03:45
[CLE 57-54]
 
  03:29 Hickson Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  03:29
[IND 56-57]
Granger Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ford (3 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  03:14
[CLE 59-56]
 
  03:05 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  03:05 Murphy Substitution replaced by Jones 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams  03:05  
Moon Substitution replaced by Parker  03:05  
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  02:43  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:42  
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:38  
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:38
[CLE 61-56]
 
  02:27 Ford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  02:25 Granger Foul : Clear Path (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:25  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:25
[CLE 62-56]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  02:25
[CLE 63-56]
 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  02:12
[CLE 65-56]
 
  01:52
[IND 59-65]
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ford (4 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:20 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:19 Ford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:18
[IND 61-65]
Ford Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  01:00 Jones Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw Technical (13 PTS)  01:00
[CLE 66-61]
 
  01:00 Jones Substitution replaced by Murphy 
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:36.8 Granger Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:35.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:27.6  
  00:27.6 Granger Substitution replaced by Hansbrough 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:27.6  
Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hansbrough (1 ST)  00:14.9  
  00:00.9 Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.1  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Indiana Pacers (10-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:28 Granger Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:27  
Williams Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO)  11:14  
Hickson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:06  
  10:53
[IND 63-66]
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
James Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (24 PTS)  10:30
[CLE 68-63]
 
  10:14
[IND 65-68]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Granger (2 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:58 Team Rebound 
  09:41
[IND 67-68]
Rush Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:41  
  09:41
[IND 68-68]
Rush Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Ford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:08 Hibbert Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  09:08 Hibbert Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:48 Ford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  08:31  
Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:29 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:22 Rush Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:20 Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:09 James Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  08:09
[IND 70-68]
Hibbert Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  07:54  
  07:47 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  07:46  
Ilgauskas Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  07:36  
Ilgauskas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:36  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:36  
  07:24 Ford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:23 Granger Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:23
[IND 72-68]
Granger Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  07:02  
  06:46
[IND 74-68]
Ford Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:19
[IND 76-68]
Hibbert Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Granger (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:16  
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  06:16  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Moon  06:16  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Varejao  06:16  
Moon Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:55  
  05:41
[IND 78-68]
Rush Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Moon 3pt Shot: Missed  05:23  
Team Rebound  05:23  
  05:23 Ford Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:09 Hibbert Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  05:09
[CLE 69-78]
 
  05:09 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  05:09
[CLE 70-78]
 
  04:51 Granger Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:50  
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  04:30  
  04:29 Ford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:23 Rush Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:22 Ford Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:14  
  04:14 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:14 Team Rebound 
  04:14 Rush Substitution replaced by Hansbrough 
Moon Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  04:14  
  04:14
[IND 79-70]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:03 Jones Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  04:03
[CLE 71-79]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  04:03
[CLE 72-79]
 
  03:48 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:47 Hansbrough Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:39 Hansbrough Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (2 BLK) 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:37  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:29  
James Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS)  03:28
[CLE 74-79]
 
  03:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:20 Ford Substitution replaced by Watson 
  03:12 Granger Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:10  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hansbrough (2 ST)  02:57  
  02:47 Jones Substitution replaced by Rush 
  02:35 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:34  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:02 Watson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST) 
Parker Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:58  
Parker Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:58  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson  01:58  
  01:58 Jones Substitution replaced by Murphy 
  01:39 Watson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:39  
  01:39 Hansbrough Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Granger Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:22 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:20  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  01:14
[CLE 77-79]
 
James Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:58.0  
  00:58.0 Hansbrough Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:58.0 Team Rebound 
  00:58.0 Granger Substitution replaced by Jones 
  00:58.0
[IND 80-77]
Hansbrough Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hansbrough (1 BLK)  00:46.9  
  00:44.9 Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:41.0
[IND 82-77]
Rush Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Watson (3 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.9 Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:28.8 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  00:27.6 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:24.9 Rush 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:23.9  
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Watson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:39  
  11:17 Hansbrough Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hickson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:06
[CLE 79-82]
 
  10:49 Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:49  
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  10:31
[CLE 82-82]
 
  10:04 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:45 Hansbrough Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:45 Hansbrough Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:31 Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:17 Hansbrough Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:16  
  09:03 Hansbrough Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  09:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:03 Rush Substitution replaced by Granger 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Murphy (2 ST)  08:49  
  08:41 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:40  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:06
[IND 84-82]
Hansbrough Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Granger (4 AST) 
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  07:43
[CLE 84-84]
 
  07:26
[IND 86-84]
Granger Step Back Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  07:07 Watson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by James  07:07  
Moon Substitution replaced by Parker  07:07  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  07:07  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 (14 PTS)  07:07
[CLE 85-86]
 
  07:07 Watson Substitution replaced by Ford 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (15 PTS)  07:07
[CLE 86-86]
 
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (16 PTS)  07:07
[CLE 87-86]
 
  06:54 Murphy Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  06:51
[CLE 89-86]
 
  06:51 Granger Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:51  
  06:51 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:40
[IND 88-89]
Murphy Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Granger (5 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  06:14
[CLE 91-88]
 
  05:52 Hansbrough Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  05:51  
Ilgauskas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hansbrough (3 ST)  05:49  
  05:42 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:40 Hansbrough Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Hickson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:40  
  05:40 Timeout : Official 
  05:40 Jones Substitution replaced by Rush 
  05:19 Murphy Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:18  
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Granger (2 BLK)  05:04  
  05:03 Hansbrough Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:02  
  04:53 Granger Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:52  
James Running Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS)  04:46
[CLE 93-88]
 
  04:46 Ford Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (33 PTS)  04:46
[CLE 94-88]
 
  04:23 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:22 Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:22  
  04:22
[IND 89-94]
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:22 Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:22  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:49 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:38 Ford Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  03:37  
Parker Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  03:21
[CLE 96-89]
 
  03:11
[IND 92-96]
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rush (3 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Made (35 PTS)  02:50
[CLE 98-92]
 
  02:36 Hansbrough Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:35  
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Granger (3 BLK)  02:24  
  02:23 Granger Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Parker Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:21  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  02:21  
  02:21 Hansbrough Substitution replaced by Hibbert 
  02:21 Rush Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:21 Team Rebound 
  02:21 Rush Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  02:21  
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:38 Granger Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:36  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:16 Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  01:16  
  01:16 Rush Substitution replaced by Jones 
  01:16
[IND 93-98]
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson  01:16  
  01:16
[IND 94-98]
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (38 PTS)  00:52.8
[CLE 101-94]
 
  00:52.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:52.8  
  00:47.9 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:46.9  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:39.5  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:39.5  
  00:39.5 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Rush 
  00:32.8 Granger Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (39 PTS)  00:32.8
[CLE 102-94]
 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:32.8  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (40 PTS)  00:32.8
[CLE 103-94]
 
  00:32.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:32.8 Rush Substitution replaced by Hibbert 
Varejao Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:29.7  
  00:29.7
[IND 95-103]
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  00:29.7  
  00:29.7 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Rush 
  00:29.7 Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:29.7  
  00:22.8 Granger Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:22.8
[CLE 104-95]
 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:22.8  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:22.8
[CLE 105-95]
 
  00:15.9 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:15.4  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
IND
4th Central
32
50
6-4
23-18
9-32
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
IND
Granger 24.3
Murphy 10.3
Watson 5.1
Hibbert 1.6
Granger 1.5

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