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Mo Williams contributed 15 points and seven assists to help the Cavs improve to 14-5 this season.
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Cavs flip switch to drop Bulls


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday December 5, 2009 12:11AM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- Now that the reshaped Cleveland Cavaliers seem to have found their rhythm, the problem no longer seems to be chemistry.

Boredom would be more like it.

At least, that appeared to be the case during their 101-87 victory over Chicago on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

How else do you explain the fact the Cavs (14-5) could barely dribble and walk at the same time during the first half, then suddenly regrouped enough to not commit one turnover during the second? Or that LeBron James and his teammates spent more time during the final two quarters working on their dance moves than moves to the basket?

Such is life when you have won 11 of 13, and have enough depth and talent to turn it on when you want against whom you want.

Right now, that's the 2009-10 Cavs.

"It's good to see the way we're playing as of late," James said. "We're playing with a sense of urgency. We're showing that we're a veteran ball club that knows how to win."

What was a tight game through three quarters turned into a Harlem Globetrotters-like laugher quickly. For the Cavs, the final 20 minutes consisted of alley-oop dunks, wraparound passes, and even an exchange between James and the opposing bench (specifically, Bulls forward Joakim Noah) that was so strange it almost seemed staged.

That came in the fourth quarter, with James at the free-throw line. Noah was sitting nearby and yelled something in the direction of James, who stepped off the line and walked toward Noah to respond. But it ended up being no big deal, as James was whistled for a technical and order was quickly restored.

"There's a fine line between saying something and being disrespectful," James said, adding that it was "nothing personal."

Actually, taking it personally is exactly what Noah did when it came to the Cavs' occasional celebrations and dancing on the sidelines.

James, however, said the Cavs are just having fun and enjoying the ride while they play their best basketball of the season.

"It's nothing against the Bulls, it's nothing against Joakim," he insisted.

As for the actual game, the Cavs received contributions from everywhere in winning their sixth straight at home and exacting revenge on one of two teams to have beaten them at the 'Q' this season.

James finished with game-highs of 23 points and 11 assists. Mo Williams added 15 points, and reserve guard Daniel Gibson did the same, quite possibly playing his best game of the season and adding another weapon to a team that is getting more loaded by the day.

"The one thing I'm seeing from [Gibson] is the ability to score in a lot of different ways," beamed Cavs coach Mike Brown. "The book on him is to run him off his shot, and now he's getting to the rim, finishing in traffic or shooting his runner. With him doing that, he can become a tough cover coming off the bench."

The turning point came when the Cavs broke open a 54-54 deadlock with 7:00 left in the third by going on a 30-9 run. They did it mostly with unrelenting defense and, of course, by taking care of the basketball.

"In the first half, we were getting stops, we just couldn't get any shots because of the [11] turnovers," James said. "We made more of a conscious effort to take care of the ball."

Meanwhile, the Bulls (7-10) have been reeling lately, having lost six of seven and showing signs of frustration along the way.

"It just stinks to lose, that's the toughest thing," Noah said. "We've got to find a way to win games because this losing thing is just not a good look. It's not what anybody in this locker room expected. This is really frustrating."

Rookie forward Taj Gibson paced the Bulls with 14 points and a game-high 13 boards. Derrick Rose added 13 points, but made just 5-for-16 from the field.

"We slipped defensively and that's what always happens," Rose said. "We were that close, and we're supposed to close games out, no matter what."

Bulls
Cavaliers
     
    • 42.3%

    • 51.3%

    • 55.6%

    • 33.3%

    • 80.0%

    • 54.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI CLE
Total Rebounds 9 5
Offensive Rebounds 12 17
Turnovers 11 11
Fast Break Pts: 12 10
Biggest Lead: 2 19
Points in the Paint: 20 46
CHI CLE
p Gibson   14 James   23
rb Gibson   13 2 players   7
a Rose   7 James   11
s Deng   2 Williams   4
b Johnson   2 Varejao   3
 
  • 12/08 - CHI @ CLE
  • 01/01 - CLE @ CHI
  • 01/22 - CLE @ CHI
  • 04/08 - CHI @ CLE
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 31:18 4-9 1-1 2-2 -15 2 3 5 3 3 2 3 1 0 11
T. Gibson F 35:53 7-14 0-0 0-2 -8 4 9 13 0 5 1 0 0 1 14
J. Noah C-F 30:34 2-7 0-0 3-4 -18 3 7 10 3 2 1 1 1 1 7
J. Salmons G 30:36 5-12 2-4 0-0 -10 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 12
D. Rose G 29:17 5-16 0-0 3-3 -15 0 1 1 7 0 1 1 0 1 13
B. Miller   23:06 3-5 0-0 2-2 -6 1 3 4 2 4 1 1 1 1 8
J. Johnson   22:06 1-4 0-0 2-2 -4 1 2 3 1 4 0 1 2 0 4
L. Hunter   18:43 1-5 0-2 2-2 +1 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 4
J. Pargo   12:00 3-4 2-2 1-1 +1 0 3 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 9
A. Gray   06:27 2-2 0-0 1-2 +4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
K. Hinrich DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Thomas NWT- Left Radius Fracture
Total   240 33-78 5-9 16-20   12 30 42 20 25 6 11 5 5 87
  42.3% 55.6% 80.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15
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 34:12 8-17 1-3 6-10 +19 0 6 6 11 1 0 1 0 0 23
J. Hickson F 19:50 4-7 0-0 1-3 +18 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 9
S. O'Neal C 17:48 4-5 0-0 0-5 +3 2 5 7 1 1 0 3 1 0 8
A. Parker G 25:32 2-5 1-3 1-2 +9 3 3 6 4 2 0 2 0 0 6
M. Williams G 36:40 5-13 3-7 2-2 +15 0 2 2 7 2 4 2 0 0 15
A. Varejao   29:23 4-9 0-0 2-3 +18 1 4 5 1 2 0 1 3 3 10
J. Moon   13:31 2-3 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 4
Z. Ilgauskas   22:18 3-6 0-0 3-4 -2 4 3 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 9
D. West   05:10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Gibson   26:26 7-9 1-2 0-0 -1 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 15
D. Green   05:26 0-2 0-2 2-2 -3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
D. Jackson   03:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 39-76 6-18 17-31   17 27 44 27 14 5 11 5 5 101
  51.3% 33.3% 54.8%   team rebs: 5 total to: 11

inactive

  • Bulls: James
  • Cavaliers: Karl, Powe, Williams

technical fouls

  • Bulls: --
  • Cavaliers: James, O'Neal

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #59 Gary Zielinski, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:30
Chicago Bulls (14-19) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Noah (Hickson gains possession)
  11:36 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:34 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:29
[CLE 2-0]
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:29  
  11:29 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:28  
Noah Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:12
[CHI 2-2]
 
  10:51 Parker Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:23
[CLE 5-2]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Noah Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO)  10:22  
  10:19
[CLE 7-2]
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:04
[CHI 4-7]
 
  09:46 O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Deng (1 ST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST)  09:30
[CHI 6-7]
 
  09:10
[CLE 9-6]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Deng Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  08:47  
  08:41 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:39  
Rose Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:31
[CHI 8-9]
 
  08:08
[CLE 12-8]
James 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:50 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Deng (2 ST) 
Salmons Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST)  07:44
[CHI 10-12]
 
  07:29 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:28  
Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:07
[CLE 14-10]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Salmons Layup Shot: Missed  06:45  
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:44  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:42  
  06:18 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:16  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  06:08
[CHI 13-14]
 
  05:47 O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:46  
Rose Layup Shot: Missed  05:42  
Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:41  
Deng Tip Shot: Missed  05:40  
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:40  
Gibson Tip Shot: Missed  05:39  
Team Rebound  05:38  
  05:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:38 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Noah Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:09
[CLE 16-13]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Deng Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:09  
  05:09 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
  05:09
[CLE 17-13]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Deng (2 AST)  04:53
[CHI 15-17]
 
  04:28
[CLE 19-15]
Moon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
  04:10 Moon Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  04:10 Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  04:00
[CHI 17-19]
 
  03:44
[CLE 21-17]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:23
[CHI 19-21]
 
  03:00
[CLE 23-19]
James Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
Noah Substitution replaced by Miller  02:53  
Salmons Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:53  
  02:53 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST)  02:47
[CHI 21-23]
 
  02:33 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:32  
Rose Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:21
[CHI 23-23]
 
  02:07
[CLE 25-23]
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Rose Substitution replaced by Hunter  01:50  
Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  01:42  
Team Rebound  01:40  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:40  
Johnson Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  01:22  
  01:22
[CLE 26-23]
James Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  01:11
[CLE 28-23]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Hunter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  00:53.8
[CHI 25-28]
 
Deng Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:33.2  
  00:33.2 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:33.2 Team Rebound 
Deng Substitution replaced by Salmons  00:33.2  
  00:33.2 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:31.9 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:30.6
[CLE 30-25]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  00:11.8  
  00:10.8 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.2  
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (14-19) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Salmons Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  11:46
[CHI 27-30]
 
  11:27 Varejao Dunk Shot: Missed 
  11:25 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:20
[CLE 32-27]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Hunter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:03  
  10:38 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:36  
Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK)  10:33  
Jump Ball Moon vs Noah (Salmons gains possession)  10:33  
Team Rebound  10:33  
Miller Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:19  
Miller Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:19  
  10:06 Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  09:43 Moon Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:43
[CHI 28-32]
 
  09:43 West Substitution replaced by Williams 
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:26 Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Johnson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST)  09:16
[CHI 30-32]
 
  08:59 Moon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:59  
Salmons Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Team Rebound 
Noah Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:41  
Hunter Substitution replaced by Rose  08:41  
  08:25 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Noah (1 ST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:51  
  07:51
[CLE 33-30]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:51 Moon Substitution replaced by James 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Deng  07:51  
  07:51 Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  07:50 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:44
[CLE 35-30]
Varejao Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
Team Rebound  07:34  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST)  07:24
[CHI 32-35]
 
Miller Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:03  
  06:52 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:50 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:50
[CLE 37-32]
Gibson Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Noah Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Deng (3 AST)  06:30
[CHI 34-37]
 
  06:06
[CLE 39-34]
Gibson Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
  05:52 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:52
[CHI 35-39]
 
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:52
[CHI 36-39]
 
  05:38
[CLE 41-36]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:18  
Noah Tip Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:16 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:03 O'Neal Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST)  04:50
[CHI 38-41]
 
  04:27
[CLE 43-38]
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:45 O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Noah (3 AST)  03:32
[CHI 40-43]
 
  03:04 Williams Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  03:01 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:00 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed Block: Miller (1 BLK) 
  02:58 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:57
[CLE 45-40]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Noah Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
  02:57 Varejao Substitution replaced by Parker 
Miller Substitution replaced by Gibson  02:57  
  02:57 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:56  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  02:35  
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:34  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:33  
Noah Substitution replaced by Miller  02:33  
  02:21 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:10  
Gibson Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:10
[CHI 42-45]
 
  01:46
[CLE 47-42]
James Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST)  01:26
[CHI 45-47]
 
  01:06 James Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:49.9 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:47.9  
Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:36.6 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:33.9 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.9 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Deng Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:27.2  
  00:27.2 O'Neal Technical 
Rose Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  00:27.2
[CHI 46-47]
 
  00:27.2 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:27.2 Team Rebound 
  00:27.2 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:25.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:22.0  
  00:22.0 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:05.9 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:01.0 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.2  
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (14-19) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:44
[CHI 48-47]
 
  11:30
[CLE 49-48]
O'Neal Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
  11:14 Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:14  
Team Rebound  11:14  
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:52 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:51  
Jump Ball James vs Gibson (Rose gains possession)  10:43  
Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST)  10:40  
Salmons Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:36  
  10:36
[CLE 50-48]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:36 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:34  
  10:22 Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:22
[CHI 49-50]
 
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:22
[CHI 50-50]
 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:10  
  10:10 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:10 Team Rebound 
  10:10 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:09  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  09:50  
Team Rebound  09:49  
  09:38 O'Neal Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
Team Rebound  09:33  
  09:33 Williams Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST)  09:27
[CHI 52-50]
 
  09:05
[CLE 52-52]
Parker Jump Bank Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:37  
  08:16 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:15  
Rose Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:03
[CHI 54-52]
 
  07:47
[CLE 54-54]
James Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:21 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:16 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:15  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:06  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Salmons Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:58  
  06:58
[CLE 55-54]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  06:58
[CLE 56-54]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Rose Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:46  
Noah Tip Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:44 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:38 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:37  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:10
[CLE 59-54]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:04  
  06:04 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:44
[CHI 56-59]
 
  05:25 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:23 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:06
[CLE 61-56]
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Noah Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:43  
Gibson Tip Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:40 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:28
[CLE 64-56]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Salmons Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:11 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:48
[CLE 66-56]
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:48  
Salmons Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK)  03:32  
  03:29 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:16  
  03:16
[CLE 67-56]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:16 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:15  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
Team Rebound  03:04  
  03:04 Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:04
[CHI 57-67]
 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Miller  03:04  
Salmons Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:04  
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:04
[CHI 58-67]
 
  02:48 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:46  
Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST)  02:43  
  02:39
[CLE 69-58]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
  02:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:26 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Deng Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:00
[CLE 71-58]
James Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Johnson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:47  
Johnson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:47  
  01:34
[CLE 73-58]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:34  
Rose Substitution replaced by Hunter  01:34  
  01:34 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:32 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:29 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:28  
Deng Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST)  01:26  
  01:24 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Deng (1 BLK) 
Hunter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:22  
Deng 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  01:15
[CHI 61-73]
 
  00:46.9 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:43.9 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:40.3  
  00:40.3 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:40.3 Team Rebound 
  00:40.3
[CLE 74-61]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Hunter Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  00:27.6  
Hunter Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:27.6  
  00:03.9 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:02.8 Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:02.0
[CLE 76-61]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Hunter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:41 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:40  
Pargo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:18 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:12
[CLE 78-61]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (3 BLK)  10:49  
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  10:47  
Gibson Layup Shot: Missed  10:46  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:45  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:44
[CHI 63-78]
 
  10:22
[CLE 80-63]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:04
[CHI 65-80]
 
  09:45 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  09:43  
  09:32 Varejao Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Pargo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (4 ST)  09:26  
  09:13 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:12 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  09:12
[CLE 82-65]
Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pargo Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:04  
Pargo Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:04  
  08:51
[CLE 84-65]
Moon Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:43  
  08:37 Moon Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:37
[CHI 66-84]
 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:37
[CHI 67-84]
 
  08:16 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pargo (1 AST)  08:12
[CHI 69-84]
 
Johnson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:47  
  07:47 Moon Substitution replaced by James 
  07:40 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:39  
Hunter Layup Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:05
[CLE 87-69]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST) 
  06:45 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:45
[CHI 70-87]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:45
[CHI 71-87]
 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:31  
  06:31
[CLE 88-71]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:31
[CLE 89-71]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  06:27 James Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Gray  06:27  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Gray Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:00  
  06:00
[CLE 90-71]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  06:00 James Technical 
Pargo Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  06:00
[CHI 72-90]
 
  06:00
[CLE 91-72]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pargo (2 AST)  05:43
[CHI 74-91]
 
Gray Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:26  
  05:26 Timeout : Official 
  05:26 James Substitution replaced by Green 
  05:18 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  05:17  
Hunter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:45 Jump Ball Ilgauskas vs Hunter (Gibson gains possession) 
  04:41 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:39  
Hunter Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:29 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:06 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:46 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:45 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Johnson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:44  
  03:44 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  03:44 Williams Substitution replaced by Parker 
  03:44
[CLE 92-74]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:44
[CLE 93-74]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  03:22 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hunter Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:22
[CHI 75-93]
 
Hunter Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:22
[CHI 76-93]
 
  03:06 Green 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK) 
  03:04 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:58 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  02:57  
Pargo 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:52
[CHI 79-93]
 
  02:32 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:31 Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:25
[CLE 96-79]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Pargo 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gray (1 AST)  02:14
[CHI 82-96]
 
Pargo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:52  
  01:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:52
[CLE 97-82]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:52
[CLE 98-82]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Gray Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:36
[CHI 84-98]
 
  01:16
[CLE 100-84]
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Gray Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hunter (1 AST)  00:58.9
[CHI 86-100]
 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  00:38.4  
  00:38.4
[CLE 101-86]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:38.4 Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  00:36.9  
  00:19.8 Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Gray Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:19.8
[CHI 87-101]
 
Gray Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:19.8  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:18.9  
Johnson Tip Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.7 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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