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Varejao, Cavs go wild in win over Mavericks


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday November 28, 2009 11:11PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- On a night when Cleveland needed a lift in the frontcourt, Anderson Varejao went wild.

And that, folks, is why they call the man the Wild Thing.

How good was Varejao in Cleveland's 111-95 win over visiting Dallas on Saturday night?

Good enough to grab not one, not two, but three offensive rebounds on one critical possession in the third quarter. Good enough to finish with 15 points, nine boards and countless floor burns. And good enough to help Cavaliers fans forget that longtime center Zydrunas Ilgauskas was supposed to be the story of the day.

That's right, in a game in which Ilgauskas was expected to set the franchise record for total games played, he never got off the bench. As it stands, Ilgauskas remains tied with current Cavs GM Danny Ferry at 723 games played in a Cavs uniform.

The reason Ilgauskas didn't play? Matchups, according to Cavs coach Mike Brown.

Either way, it hardly mattered as Varejao was his typical underrated self. Namely, he was all arms and legs and energy -- not to mention a discombobulated mess after receiving a pass.

Yet somehow the wild one managed to make all seven of his unorthodox field-goal attempts against one of the best teams in all the West.

Perhaps more than anything, Varejao proved it's not always about the stars. Ilgauskas didn't play and Shaquille O'Neal (nine points, six rebounds) didn't have it. And when it came to catching a pass, up-and-coming forward J.J. Hickson simply couldn't grab it.

So Varejao got his chance and simply ran with it.

"I just tried to be aggressive and go to the basket, and run the pick-and-roll with LeBron (James) and Mo (Williams)," Varejao said. "This is why we're a good team. We have huge stars and good players coming off the bench."

That's not to say the Cavs' huge star were anything less than stellar. James connected on 10 of 20 shots for 25 points, and passed for a season-high 12 assists. Many of the latter ended up in the hands of a wide-open Varejao underneath the hoop.

Then there's Williams, who had the type of night that would bring a smile to the face of former Cavs sharpshooter Mark Price. All Williams did was make all seven of his 3-pointers, finishing 9-for-12 shooting overall, to tie James with a team-high 25 points.

"Mo is a steady player, you know what you're going to get," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "He's been shooting the lights out of the ball, but he's also done a nice job of making plays for others. He's been big for us these last few weeks."

That's not all.

Reserve forward Jamario Moon (13 points, 5-for-8 shooting) and guard Delonte West (10 points, 4-for-7) also lit it up on a night the Cavs buried a sizzling 57 percent of their field goals and scored 68 points by halftime.

West, whose status has been iffy because of a well-documented mood disorder, also played some terrific defense and ran the team to near-perfection, finishing with a season-high 10 assists and without a single turnover.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks were never really in this game -- but they were never entirely out of it, either. They were coming off a road win over Indiana the previous night, and while they didn't appear overly exhausted, they didn't receive any sort of consistency from anyone outside of usual super man Dirk Nowitzki and super sub Jason Terry.

Nowitzki ended up with 27 points and seven rebounds; Terry 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting (including 4-of-7 on threes).

But defensively, the Mavs were clearly out of sorts.

"In the first half, we got caught watching the ball too many times," said Mavs coach Rick Carlisle. "It was probably as poor of a defensive half as we've played all year. You can't do that against a team that is this good on their home court. It made things very difficult."

Added Terry, "They were a step quicker. They moved the ball well and found their shooters in rhythm, ready to shoot the ball. We didn't do anything to divert what they were doing."

Worse, the Mavs tied an all-time franchise low by compiling a measly 24 rebounds (compared to 39 for the Cavs). This after winning the first two games of a three-game trip.

"Giving up 60 percent shooting on the last game of a trip leaves a sour taste in your mouth," Carlisle said. "I loved the way we played in Houston and Indiana, but this was a stinker."

The Cavs and Mavs are each 12-5.

Mavericks
Cavaliers
     
    • 47.2%

    • 57.7%

    • 42.1%

    • 69.2%

    • 79.2%

    • 70.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL CLE
Total Rebounds 8 10
Offensive Rebounds 5 10
Turnovers 9 13
Fast Break Pts: 11 11
Biggest Lead: 3 18
Points in the Paint: 26 54
DAL CLE
p Nowitzki   27 2 players   25
rb Nowitzki   9 2 players   9
a Kidd   9 James   12
s Gooden   2 2 players   1
b 2 players   1 2 players   1
DAL CLE
p Nowitzki   27 2 players   25
rb Nowitzki   9 2 players   9
a Kidd   9 James   12
s Gooden   2 2 players   1
b 2 players   1 2 players   1
 
  • 01/02 - DAL @ CLE
  • 02/07 - CLE @ DAL
Dallas Mavericks (55-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Marion F 36:32 5-8 0-0 2-2 -4 2 4 6 2 3 1 1 1 1 12
D. Nowitzki F 41:42 10-19 0-0 7-9 -12 2 7 9 2 3 1 2 1 0 27
D. Gooden C-F 22:54 1-4 0-0 4-4 -4 1 5 6 0 4 2 3 0 0 6
R. Beaubois G 09:14 0-3 0-1 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Kidd G 35:34 3-6 3-5 0-0 -7 0 2 2 9 2 0 0 0 0 9
J. Terry   34:23 8-15 4-7 5-7 -11 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 25
T. Thomas   10:11 0-3 0-2 0-0 -7 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Barea   25:50 4-7 1-2 1-1 -18 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 10
K. Humphries   10:13 2-4 0-0 0-1 -7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
J. Singleton   10:40 1-3 0-2 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
M. Carroll   02:47 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q. Ross DND - Lower Back Tightness
Total   240 34-72 8-19 19-24   5 19 24 20 18 5 9 2 2 95
  47.2% 42.1% 79.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 10
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 36:21 10-20 0-2 5-7 +8 0 5 5 12 2 0 1 0 0 25
J. Hickson F 14:25 2-4 0-0 0-0 -1 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 4
S. O'Neal C 25:18 4-10 0-0 1-4 +4 2 4 6 4 4 0 4 0 1 9
A. Parker G 20:31 3-6 1-2 1-1 +5 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 8
M. Williams G 35:12 9-12 7-7 0-0 +11 0 2 2 1 3 0 4 1 0 25
A. Varejao   32:09 7-7 0-0 1-1 +18 5 4 9 2 4 1 1 0 0 15
D. Gibson   12:48 1-4 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
J. Moon   31:13 5-8 1-2 2-2 +18 2 7 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 13
D. West   28:26 4-7 0-0 2-2 +12 0 4 4 10 1 0 0 0 1 10
D. Jackson   01:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Williams   01:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Z. Ilgauskas DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 45-78 9-13 12-17   10 29 39 33 22 2 13 2 2 111
  57.7% 69.2% 70.6%   team rebs: 10 total to: 14

inactive

  • Mavericks: Dampier, Howard, Williams
  • Cavaliers: Green, Karl, Powe

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: --
  • Cavaliers: O'Neal

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #31 Scott Wall, #58 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:12
Dallas Mavericks (23-12) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Gooden (Hickson gains possession)
  11:38 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gooden (1 ST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kidd (1 AST)  11:22
[DAL 2-0]
 
  11:01
[CLE 2-2]
O'Neal Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Beaubois Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:39
[CLE 4-2]
O'Neal Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kidd (2 AST)  10:20
[DAL 4-4]
 
  10:03 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:01 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Gooden Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:47  
  09:38 Williams Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:36  
  09:26 Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Marion Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:26
[DAL 5-4]
 
Marion Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:26
[DAL 6-4]
 
  09:11 Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:09  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:51
[CLE 7-6]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Beaubois Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  08:40  
  08:40 Team Rebound 
  08:16 James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  08:13 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:10
[CLE 9-6]
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Marion Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Kidd (3 AST)  08:00
[DAL 8-9]
 
  07:51 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:50  
Marion Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kidd (4 AST)  07:46
[DAL 10-9]
 
  07:35 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:31 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:29 Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nowitzki (1 ST) 
Nowitzki Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:21
[DAL 12-9]
 
  07:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:10
[CLE 11-12]
O'Neal Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:39 O'Neal Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:13 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Missed  05:59  
  05:58 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:49
[CLE 14-12]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Marion Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:33  
  05:33
[CLE 15-12]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Beaubois Substitution replaced by Terry  05:33  
  05:33 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Gooden Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:33  
  05:33
[CLE 16-12]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  05:08  
Team Rebound  05:08  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:08  
  04:54 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:52 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:48
[CLE 19-12]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:41  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:26
[DAL 15-19]
 
  04:09
[CLE 21-15]
James Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
  03:52 Hickson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kidd (5 AST)  03:46
[DAL 18-21]
 
  03:18
[CLE 23-18]
Hickson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Nowitzki Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:02
[DAL 20-23]
 
  02:50 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  02:50 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  02:50 Hickson Substitution replaced by Moon 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  02:40
[DAL 22-23]
 
  02:14
[CLE 25-22]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Kidd Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:14  
  02:14
[CLE 26-22]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
  02:00 Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:00  
Team Rebound  02:00  
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:40
[CLE 28-22]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Kidd Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:40  
Kidd Substitution replaced by Barea  01:40  
  01:40
[CLE 29-22]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  01:31 Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:31  
Team Rebound  01:31  
  01:31 Parker Substitution replaced by West 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:31
[DAL 23-29]
 
  01:16 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:15  
Marion Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:09  
  00:57.9
[CLE 31-23]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  00:45.4  
Nowitzki Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:45.4  
  00:34.1
[CLE 33-23]
James Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:23.9
[DAL 26-33]
 
  00:03.9
[CLE 35-26]
Moon Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (23-12) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:38
[DAL 28-35]
 
  11:16 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:53  
  10:53 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:53 Team Rebound 
Marion Substitution replaced by Kidd  10:53  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Humphries  10:53  
  10:53
[CLE 36-28]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Terry Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Kidd (6 AST)  10:40
[DAL 30-36]
 
  10:27 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:26  
  10:20 Gibson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Humphries Jump Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:51
[CLE 38-30]
Moon Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Humphries Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  09:31
[DAL 32-38]
 
  09:12
[CLE 40-32]
West Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:53
[CLE 42-32]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:46  
  08:46 Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:25 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:10
[CLE 44-32]
Moon Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  07:54  
  07:38
[CLE 46-32]
West Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:22
[DAL 34-46]
 
  07:22 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  07:22  
Barea Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:22
[DAL 35-46]
 
  07:07 O'Neal Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
  07:07 O'Neal Substitution replaced by James 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:54
[DAL 37-46]
 
  06:36
[CLE 48-37]
James Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Barea Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Kidd (7 AST)  06:14
[DAL 39-48]
 
  06:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:53
[CLE 50-39]
Moon Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Humphries Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:30
[CLE 52-39]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  05:30  
  05:11 James Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Kidd Substitution replaced by Marion  05:11  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)  04:59
[DAL 42-52]
 
  04:39
[CLE 55-42]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:16  
Humphries Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:58  
  03:58
[CLE 56-42]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:58
[CLE 57-42]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:50 Varejao Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:50 Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:36 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:30 Moon Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:30  
  03:30 Hickson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:30  
Team Rebound  03:30  
Humphries Substitution replaced by Kidd  03:30  
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:30
[DAL 43-57]
 
Barea Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:17  
  03:17
[CLE 58-43]
Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:17
[CLE 59-43]
Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Marion Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK)  03:01  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:00  
James Violation:Defensive Goaltending  03:00  
Marion Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:00
[DAL 45-59]
 
  02:41
[CLE 62-45]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
  02:20 Hickson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  02:20  
  02:20 Hickson Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:20
[DAL 46-62]
 
Barea Substitution replaced by Gooden  02:20  
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:20
[DAL 47-62]
 
Marion Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:11  
  01:58 O'Neal Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:55  
Marion Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:36 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:36 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Kidd Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:19  
Terry Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:07
[DAL 49-62]
 
Terry Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:00  
  01:00 O'Neal Technical 
Nowitzki Free Throw Technical (15 PTS)  01:00
[DAL 50-62]
 
  01:00 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:00 Team Rebound 
Gooden Substitution replaced by Humphries  01:00  
  01:00 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:00 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:57.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:57.2 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Parker 
Humphries Substitution replaced by Barea  00:57.2  
  00:47.9
[CLE 65-50]
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.6 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:09.5
[CLE 68-50]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
Terry Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:04.2
[DAL 52-68]
 
  00:02.8 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  00:00.0
[DAL 55-68]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (23-12) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Marion Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  11:43
[DAL 57-68]
 
  11:23 Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gooden (2 ST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Kidd (8 AST)  11:14
[DAL 59-68]
 
  10:44 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:43  
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:12
[CLE 70-59]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
  09:56 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gooden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:56
[DAL 60-70]
 
Gooden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:56
[DAL 61-70]
 
  09:30 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:29  
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  09:24  
  09:20 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:45 O'Neal Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:45  
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:15 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Marion (1 BLK) 
  08:15 Team Rebound 
  08:15 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  08:09
[CLE 72-61]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (12 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Kidd (9 AST)  07:52
[DAL 63-72]
 
  07:25 James Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:24  
  07:20 Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  07:20
[DAL 64-72]
 
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  07:20
[DAL 65-72]
 
  06:54
[CLE 74-65]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:38 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:29 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:27
[CLE 76-65]
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:12 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  06:12
[DAL 66-76]
 
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  06:12
[DAL 67-76]
 
  05:52
[CLE 78-67]
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:34 Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST)  05:26
[DAL 70-78]
 
  05:05
[CLE 80-70]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST) 
  04:48 Varejao Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:48
[DAL 71-80]
 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:48
[DAL 72-80]
 
  04:23 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:23 Team Rebound 
  04:23 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Terry Substitution replaced by Barea  04:23  
  04:23 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Moon 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:57
[CLE 82-72]
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Marion Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:57  
  03:57 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  03:57
[CLE 83-72]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Gooden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  03:38  
  03:20 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:05 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:04 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:55 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:55 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
  02:55 Parker Substitution replaced by West 
Gooden Substitution replaced by Singleton  02:55  
  02:45 Moon Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:45 Team Rebound 
Nowitzki Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:45  
  02:37
[CLE 85-72]
Varejao Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: West (6 AST) 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Marion (2 AST)  02:14
[DAL 75-85]
 
  01:45 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:44  
Barea Layup Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:34
[CLE 87-75]
James Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: West (7 AST) 
Nowitzki Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:34  
  01:34 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:32  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  01:16
[DAL 77-87]
 
  00:59.9 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:58.5  
Singleton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  00:45.9
[DAL 79-87]
 
  00:24.7 Varejao Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Singleton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:00.1  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:42
[CLE 89-79]
West Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
Marion Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  11:18
[DAL 81-89]
 
  11:03 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  11:03 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:32 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:30  
Singleton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:09 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Singleton Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:01  
Marion Substitution replaced by Gooden  10:01  
Gooden Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:55  
  09:47
[CLE 92-81]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (4 AST) 
  09:25 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Gooden Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:25
[DAL 82-92]
 
Gooden Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:25
[DAL 83-92]
 
Gooden Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:14  
  09:10 Singleton Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  09:10
[CLE 94-83]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:27 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:25  
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:13 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:55
[CLE 96-83]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: West (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:55  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:31  
Gooden Putback Layup Shot: Missed  07:31  
Team Rebound  07:31  
  07:31 Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  07:19
[DAL 85-96]
 
  07:02
[CLE 98-85]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: West (9 AST) 
Gooden Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:02  
  07:02 O'Neal Substitution replaced by James 
Singleton Substitution replaced by Marion  07:02  
  07:02
[CLE 99-85]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
Team Rebound  06:49  
Barea Substitution replaced by Kidd  06:49  
Kidd 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (2 AST)  06:45
[DAL 88-99]
 
  06:25 James Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:22  
Gooden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:17  
  05:57 West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (1 BLK) 
  05:57 Team Rebound 
  05:57 Timeout : Official 
  05:54
[CLE 101-88]
James Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: West (10 AST) 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Missed  05:42  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:41  
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  05:37
[DAL 90-101]
 
  05:19
[CLE 104-90]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  05:19  
Terry Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  05:01
[DAL 92-104]
 
  05:01 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS)  05:01
[DAL 93-104]
 
  04:44 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:43  
Gooden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  04:30  
  04:06
[CLE 106-93]
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:59  
Gooden Substitution replaced by Barea  03:59  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:52 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:35 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:34  
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:00
[CLE 108-93]
James Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:49 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Marion Substitution replaced by Beaubois  02:47  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Carroll  02:47  
Kidd Substitution replaced by Singleton  02:47  
Terry Substitution replaced by Humphries  02:47  
  02:47 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  02:28 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:26 Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  02:04 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:03 Moon Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Humphries Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:49  
  01:49 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:49 Team Rebound 
  01:49 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  01:49
[CLE 109-93]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  01:48 James Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  01:48 James Substitution replaced by Williams 
Barea Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:28  
  01:12 Jackson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Singleton (1 ST) 
Humphries Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:01
[DAL 95-109]
 
  01:01 Jackson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Humphries Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:38.5
[CLE 111-95]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beaubois 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.7 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DAL
1st Southwest
55
27
8-2
28-13
27-14
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DAL
2 players 26.7
2 players 8.2
2 players 7.0
2 players 1.7
2 players 2.3
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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