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LeBron, Cavaliers hand Pistons sixth straight loss


By Dana Gauruder, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday November 26, 2009 12:17AM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (NBA.com exclusive) -- Trying to defend LeBron James with a rookie second-rounder and a point guard was enough of a disadvantage for the Detroit Pistons. Toss in a hot night for Cleveland's long-range shooters and the loss of their top 3-point threat and the Pistons had no chance to beat the Cavaliers Wednesday night.

James scored 34 points as the Cavs won for the eighth time in nine games, 98-88, over the snake-bit Pistons, who have lost six straight.

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LeBron James had 34 points, eight boards and seven assists as the Cavs improved to 11-4.
Allen Einstein/NBAE/Getty Images

The Cavs opened up an 18-point halftime lead, then eased up and allowed the Pistons to keep the outcome relatively close. Detroit closed within five before James hit two free throws with 1:04 remaining.

James shot 12-for-24 and could have reached the 40-point mark with a little luck.

"I felt I had a few of them that bounced in and fell out," said James, who added eight rebounds and seven assists. "Every shot I took tonight, especially in the fourth quarter, felt pretty good."

With James and Mo Williams throwing kickout passes to the perimeter, the Cavs put themselves in a comfort zone. They made five 3-pointers in the second quarter when they outscored Detroit, 32-23. Cleveland wound up 9-for-17 behind the arc, including a combined 5-for-5 from Daniel Gibson and Anthony Parker. They finished with 13 points apiece.

"That's one thing we do," James said. "We penetrate and look for our shooters. Daniel did an unbelievable job coming out in the second quarter and knocking down shots. And Mo knocked down shots. That's what we are. We're a really good 3-point shooting team and when we get into attack mode, that allows guys to get open looks because we're driving and making the defense collapse."

Normally, Tayshaun Prince and Richard Hamilton would have been guarding James at The Palace. But Prince (back) and Hamilton (ankle) have missed most of the season with injuries. Rookie Jonas Jerebko guarded James most of the game and point guard Rodney Stuckey also tried to defend him.

Adding more injury to insult, the Pistons lost leading scorer Ben Gordon to a sprained left ankle during the second quarter. Gordon got squeezed between Williams and James after getting fouled by Parker on a drive. Gordon is questionable to play Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

"It's tough," Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva said. "It seems like injuries have been playing a factor throughout this whole season for us. We can't get a break. Hopefully, it's not that bad of a sprain."

Gordon, who is averaging 19.8 points, wasn't sure of the severity.

"I have no idea," he said.

There was no uncertainty who would carry Cleveland's offense during crunch time. When the Pistons pulled within 10 in the fourth, James made a 3-pointer over Stuckey, who is three inches smaller. Moments later, after the Pistons closed within eight, James drove past Jerebko for a layup.

Pistons coach John Kuester had no magic formula for stopping James, even though he coached Cleveland's offense under Mike Brown last season.

"The only thing that is good about knowing him is being able to say 'Hi' to him," Kuester said. "I think he would drive hard on his mom. It doesn't matter who he's playing against. He's that type of competitor."

In recent years, the Cavs and Pistons had a fierce rivalry. They played three times in the Eastern Conference playoffs in the last four seasons, with Cleveland winning two of those series. The Cavs are now the dominant team in the Central Division and have beaten the Pistons eight consecutive times, including a four-game sweep in the first round of the playoffs last season.

The teams don't play again until March and by then, the Pistons just hope to be healthy. They have been relying on their guards for scoring and got 25 points from Stuckey. But bench sparkplug Will Bynum was just 1-for-13 from the field as Cleveland kept defenders near the foul line and deep in the paint to prevent dribble drives.

"They're not a very good 3-point shooting team but they are very good attacking," James said. "Stuckey definitely did in the second half but we tried to keep them out of the paint as much as possible."

Cleveland was also without a starter. Shaquille O'Neal missed his sixth straight game with a strained left shoulder despite practicing on Tuesday.

"We just decided to hold him out," Brown said. "If today's a playoff game, he's playing."

Cavaliers
Pistons
     
    • 50.0%

    • 39.2%

    • 52.9%

    • 35.7%

    • 75.0%

    • 67.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE DET
Total Rebounds 4 17
Offensive Rebounds 11 16
Turnovers 15 14
Fast Break Pts: 9 10
Biggest Lead: 18 4
Points in the Paint: 26 26
CLE DET
p James   34 Stuckey   25
rb 2 players   8 Wallace   9
a Williams   8 Bynum   5
s 2 players   2 Stuckey   2
b 2 players   2 2 players   2
CLE DET
p James   34 Stuckey   25
rb 2 players   8 Wallace   9
a Williams   8 Bynum   5
s 2 players   2 Stuckey   2
b 3 players   2 2 players   2
 
  • 12/05 - CLE @ DET
  • 02/09 - DET @ CLE
  • 03/25 - DET @ CLE
  • 04/11 - CLE @ DET
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 38:49 12-24 1-4 9-11 +12 1 7 8 7 2 1 5 0 2 34
J. Hickson F 26:33 2-7 0-0 3-5 +12 4 3 7 0 1 0 1 1 3 7
Z. Ilgauskas C 24:52 1-4 0-0 0-0 -2 1 3 4 0 5 0 0 1 0 2
A. Parker G 28:26 4-5 2-2 3-4 +1 1 2 3 1 3 0 3 0 0 13
M. Williams G 38:32 5-13 2-7 2-2 +3 0 2 2 8 2 2 3 1 0 14
A. Varejao   33:22 1-3 0-0 2-3 +9 2 6 8 1 3 2 2 2 1 4
D. Gibson   21:38 5-7 3-3 0-0 +6 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 0 0 13
J. Moon   27:48 4-5 1-1 2-3 +9 2 1 3 1 3 0 0 2 0 11
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
D. West DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-68 9-17 21-28   11 24 35 20 23 6 15 7 6 98
  50.0% 52.9% 75.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 15
Detroit Pistons (27-55)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Jerebko F 30:02 2-4 0-1 0-0 -4 5 1 6 1 6 1 4 0 0 4
C. Villanueva F 33:56 7-15 3-5 2-4 -9 1 7 8 1 4 1 2 2 1 19
B. Wallace C 30:45 2-6 0-0 4-6 -4 3 6 9 0 1 0 0 2 0 8
B. Gordon G 17:37 4-7 0-0 1-3 -11 0 1 1 4 1 0 3 0 0 9
R. Stuckey G 39:32 8-16 1-2 8-8 -4 1 5 6 0 2 2 2 0 2 25
W. Bynum   31:27 1-13 0-2 2-4 -12 0 0 0 5 3 1 3 0 2 4
J. Maxiell   16:20 3-5 0-0 4-6 -4 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 10
A. Daye   21:33 4-8 1-3 0-0 +5 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 9
K. Brown   13:52 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
C. Wilcox   00:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Summers   04:52 0-3 0-1 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Atkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-79 5-14 21-31   16 27 43 12 21 5 14 6 7 88
  39.2% 35.7% 67.7%   team rebs: 17 total to: 15

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Karl, O'Neal, Powe
  • Pistons: Hamilton, Prince

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Pistons: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #39 Kevin Fehr, #40 Leon Wood
  • Attendance: 22076
  • Duration: 2:26
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Detroit Pistons (11-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Wallace vs Ilgauskas (Villanueva gains possession)
James Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:41  
  11:34
[DET 2-0]
Gordon Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:09 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:03
[DET 4-0]
Stuckey Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Villanueva Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:26 Wallace Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:25  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:21
[CLE 2-4]
 
  09:57 Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
James Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:54
[CLE 4-4]
 
  09:27 Stuckey Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
Hickson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  09:11
[CLE 6-4]
 
  08:50 Villanueva Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:49 Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:48 Jerebko Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Stuckey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:11 Wallace Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:10 Team Rebound 
  08:04 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  07:52
[CLE 8-4]
 
  07:40
[DET 7-8]
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:20  
  07:08
[DET 9-8]
Wallace Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:48 Villanueva Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:38
[DET 11-8]
Gordon Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  06:11
[CLE 10-11]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:52  
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:38  
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:24
[CLE 12-11]
 
  05:04 Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:03  
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:57
[CLE 14-11]
 
  04:44 Gordon Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Villanueva (1 BLK)  04:32  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:31  
  04:30 Villanueva Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Varejao  04:30  
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:30
[CLE 15-11]
 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:30  
  04:29 Villanueva Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:06
[DET 13-15]
Villanueva Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  03:53
[CLE 17-13]
 
  03:44
[DET 15-17]
Stuckey Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:10 Gordon Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:08 Team Rebound 
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  03:08  
  02:57
[DET 17-17]
Wallace Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Villanueva (1 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  02:38
[CLE 19-17]
 
  02:38 Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
  02:38 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  02:38
[CLE 20-17]
 
  02:21 Villanueva Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
  02:19 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:18 Wallace Dunk Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:17  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  02:13
[CLE 22-17]
 
  02:13 Gordon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:13 Wallace Substitution replaced by Maxiell 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  02:13
[CLE 23-17]
 
  01:54
[DET 19-23]
Maxiell Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Varejao Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:40  
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  01:40  
  01:32 Villanueva 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:31  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST)  01:12
[CLE 26-19]
 
  00:56.3 Gordon Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  00:42.3 Stuckey Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:42.3
[CLE 27-19]
 
  00:42.3 Stuckey Substitution replaced by Daye 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:42.3
[CLE 28-19]
 
  00:27.9 Maxiell Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK) 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:26.9  
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.9 Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.1 Bynum Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Detroit Pistons (11-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Moon Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:43
[CLE 30-19]
 
  11:24
[DET 21-30]
Gordon Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  11:06
[CLE 33-21]
 
  10:49 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:48 Maxiell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:46
[DET 23-33]
Maxiell Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gibson Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  10:26
[CLE 35-23]
 
  10:08
[DET 25-35]
Gordon Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:08  
  10:08
[DET 26-35]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST)  09:54
[CLE 37-26]
 
  09:28
[DET 28-37]
Daye Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (3 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:10  
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST)  08:57
[CLE 39-28]
 
  08:35 Moon Violation:Kicked Ball 
  08:35 Timeout : Official 
  08:35 Gordon Substitution replaced by Stuckey 
  08:22
[DET 30-39]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:14 Bynum Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  08:03 Daye Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Moon Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS)  08:03
[CLE 40-30]
 
Moon Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS)  08:03
[CLE 41-30]
 
Moon Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Daye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:45 Stuckey Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:30
[CLE 43-30]
 
  07:14 Maxiell Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Team Rebound 
  07:06 Brown Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:05 Maxiell Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:05  
  07:05
[DET 31-43]
Maxiell Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:05
[DET 32-43]
Maxiell Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:44  
  06:25 Stuckey Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK) 
  06:24 Team Rebound 
Williams Substitution replaced by James  06:24  
  06:19
[DET 35-43]
Daye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Daye (1 BLK)  06:04  
Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:02  
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:00
[CLE 46-35]
 
  05:38
[DET 37-46]
Maxiell Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST) 
  05:21 Maxiell Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson  05:21  
  05:21 Brown Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  05:21 Maxiell Substitution replaced by Villanueva 
  05:21 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gordon 
James Free Throw Technical (13 PTS)  05:21
[CLE 47-37]
 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  05:13
[CLE 50-37]
 
  04:50 Daye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:49 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:45 Villanueva Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
James Hook Bank Shot: Missed  04:30  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:29  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Team Rebound 
  03:38
[DET 40-50]
Stuckey 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gordon (4 AST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:25  
  03:25 Daye Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams  03:25  
Moon Substitution replaced by Parker  03:25  
Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:13  
  03:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:13 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Daye 
  03:13 Villanueva Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
  03:13 Wallace Substitution replaced by Summers 
  03:13 Stuckey Substitution replaced by Maxiell 
  03:13 Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:13 Team Rebound 
  03:13 Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:12  
  03:09 Summers Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  03:09 Gordon Substitution replaced by Stuckey 
  03:09 Maxiell Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  03:09 Daye Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  03:09 Summers Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  03:09 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Villanueva 
  02:55 Jerebko Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:55
[CLE 51-40]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:55
[CLE 52-40]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:45  
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  02:45  
  02:35 Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:34  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  02:26
[CLE 55-40]
 
  02:14 Jerebko Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
James Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:04  
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:48  
  01:48 Villanueva Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:48 Team Rebound 
  01:48 Villanueva Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:47  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:30  
Moon Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:29  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:24
[CLE 58-40]
 
  01:05 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:04  
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.5 Villanueva Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:52.8 Bynum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:34.9 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:21.7
[DET 42-58]
Villanueva Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Moon Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  00:01.4
[CLE 60-42]
 
  00:00.5 Stuckey 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Detroit Pistons (11-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Villanueva Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  11:23 Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:22 Jerebko Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:20  
  11:20
[DET 43-60]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  11:20
[DET 44-60]
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Jump Ball Stuckey vs Parker (Jerebko gains possession)  11:10  
Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  11:10  
  10:52
[DET 46-60]
Villanueva Running Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  10:25
[CLE 63-46]
 
  10:10 Villanueva Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:09 Team Rebound 
Ilgauskas Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:09  
  09:52 Wallace Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:51 Jerebko Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  09:50
[DET 48-63]
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  09:27
[CLE 66-48]
 
  09:09 Daye 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:08  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Stuckey (1 ST)  08:56  
  08:51 Stuckey Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:49 Jerebko Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  08:48
[DET 50-66]
Jerebko Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:28  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:27  
  08:27 Villanueva Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:27  
Team Rebound  08:27  
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:27
[CLE 67-50]
 
  08:10 Stuckey Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:53 Villanueva 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:52  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Villanueva (2 BLK)  07:47  
  07:45 Stuckey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:39 Villanueva Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:37 Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:36
[DET 52-67]
Villanueva Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Stuckey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:03
[DET 54-67]
Daye Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:01  
  07:01 Daye Substitution replaced by Summers 
  07:01 Stuckey Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Summers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:12 Summers Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:11  
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed  05:58  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:57  
  05:57 Jerebko Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Parker Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:48  
  05:35 Summers Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:34  
  05:28 Jerebko Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hickson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:18  
  05:06 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:05  
James Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:57
[CLE 69-54]
 
Hickson Foul : Inbound (1 PF)  04:52  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Varejao  04:52  
  04:52 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:52 Team Rebound 
  04:52 Summers Substitution replaced by Stuckey 
  04:52 Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:46  
James Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST)  04:35
[CLE 71-54]
 
  04:21
[DET 57-71]
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST) 
Williams Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:00
[CLE 73-57]
 
  03:40 Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:39  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:25  
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:24  
Hickson Tip Shot: Missed  03:22  
Hickson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:21  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK)  02:59  
  02:58 Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:51
[DET 60-73]
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Bynum (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  02:48  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Moon  02:48  
  02:48 Wallace Substitution replaced by Maxiell 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  02:28
[CLE 75-60]
 
  02:28 Villanueva Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Jerebko Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Gibson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:07  
  01:59 Bynum 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:55 Jump Ball Jerebko vs Parker 
  01:53 Jump Ball Maxiell vs Moon (James gains possession) 
Team Rebound  01:53  
  01:42 Jerebko Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  01:42 Villanueva Substitution replaced by Brown 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:42
[CLE 76-60]
 
  01:42 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Daye 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:42  
  01:40 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:17
[DET 62-76]
Stuckey Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bynum (3 AST) 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:52.1
[CLE 78-62]
 
Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:39.0  
  00:39.0
[DET 63-78]
Stuckey Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:39.0
[DET 64-78]
Stuckey Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:25.0 Daye Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  00:25.0  
Team Rebound  00:25.0  
James Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  00:25.0  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 3 (12 PTS)  00:25.0
[CLE 79-64]
 
Parker Free Throw 3 of 3 (13 PTS)  00:25.0
[CLE 80-64]
 
  00:00.2
[DET 66-80]
Stuckey Running Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bynum (4 AST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:46 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:45 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:30 Bynum Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  11:29 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  11:29  
  11:29 Maxiell Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:29 Team Rebound 
  11:29 Maxiell Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  11:28 Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:15 Bynum Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:14  
Moon Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:01
[CLE 82-66]
 
  10:42 Summers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:41  
Moon Jump Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:28 Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:17 Bynum Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST) 
Williams Turnover : Palming Turnover (2 TO)  10:12  
  09:53 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:52 Team Rebound 
  09:52 Summers Substitution replaced by Stuckey 
  09:36 Daye Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:35 Maxiell Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:35  
  09:35
[DET 67-82]
Maxiell Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:35
[DET 68-82]
Maxiell Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Daye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:08 Daye Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
  09:06 Team Rebound 
Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:58  
  08:58 Timeout : Official 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  08:50  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by James  08:50  
  08:50
[DET 69-82]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:50
[DET 70-82]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK)  08:37  
  08:34 Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:31
[DET 72-82]
Daye Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bynum (5 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  08:02
[CLE 85-72]
 
  07:55 Bynum Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
  07:54 Maxiell Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:40 Daye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:28 Brown Hook Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:27  
  07:24 Stuckey Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:24 Maxiell Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bynum (1 ST)  07:09  
  07:02 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (2 BLK) 
  07:00 Jerebko Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  06:59 Jerebko Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:49 Jerebko Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (27 PTS)  06:34
[CLE 87-72]
 
  06:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:29 Brown Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  06:29 Daye Substitution replaced by Villanueva 
  06:19
[DET 74-87]
Stuckey Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Villanueva (1 ST)  06:01  
Moon Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:01  
  06:01
[DET 75-87]
Villanueva Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:01
[DET 76-87]
Villanueva Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  05:38
[CLE 89-76]
 
Gibson Foul : Personal (4 PF)  05:26  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Parker  05:26  
  05:26
[DET 77-89]
Stuckey Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  05:26
[DET 78-89]
Stuckey Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Stuckey (2 ST)  05:09  
Moon Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:05  
  05:05
[DET 79-89]
Stuckey Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  05:05
[DET 80-89]
Stuckey Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:34 Villanueva Layup Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:32  
James Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Varejao Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:15  
  04:15 Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:15 Team Rebound 
  04:15
[DET 81-89]
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:05 Bynum Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:53 Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:39 Villanueva Hook Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:37  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS)  03:19
[CLE 91-81]
 
  03:06
[DET 83-91]
Stuckey Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  02:46 Villanueva Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:46
[CLE 92-83]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:46
[CLE 93-83]
 
  02:32
[DET 85-93]
Stuckey Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:07 Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Moon Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:03  
  02:03
[DET 86-93]
Stuckey Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  02:03
[DET 87-93]
Stuckey Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jerebko (1 ST)  01:50  
  01:49 Jerebko Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (2 BLK)  01:36  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:33  
James Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:25 Stuckey Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
  01:24 Team Rebound 
  01:14 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK) 
  01:13 Wallace Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:13  
  01:13 Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:13 Team Rebound 
  01:13
[DET 88-93]
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:04 Jerebko Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS)  01:04
[CLE 94-88]
 
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  01:04  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS)  01:04
[CLE 95-88]
 
  00:42.8 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:41.6  
James Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:36.2  
James Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  00:36.2  
  00:36.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:30.5 Villanueva Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams  00:30.5  
  00:30.5 Villanueva Substitution replaced by Summers 
  00:22.7 Jerebko Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
  00:22.7 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Villanueva 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS)  00:22.7
[CLE 96-88]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:22.7  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:22.6  
  00:18.8 Bynum Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:18.8
[CLE 97-88]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:18.8
[CLE 98-88]
 
  00:10.9 Bynum 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:09.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
DET
5th Central
27
55
4-6
17-24
10-31
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
DET
Hamilton 18.1
Wallace 8.7
Stuckey 4.8
Wallace 1.2
Stuckey 1.4

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