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Cavs snap two-game skid with win over undermanned Blazers


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Friday December 11, 2009 11:57PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- It was a valiant effort, but in the end, nine is almost never enough.

Nine is the number of players Portland had in uniform in Friday's 104-99 road loss to Cleveland, a game in which the Trail Blazers looked flat-out pooped for portions of the second half.

The Blazers (14-10) were also again missing one head coach, as Nate McMillan stayed back in Oregon for the third of a four-game swing following surgery on his Achilles' tendon. McMillan suffered the injury while practicing with the team, and it's too bad, because they could have used an extra body on this night.

In McMillan's place was lead assistant Dean Demopoulos, who fell to 1-2 as the man in charge.

Other key members missing for the Blazers: center Greg Oden (knee), guard Rudy Fernandez (back), and small forwards Nicolas Batum (shoulder) and Travis Outlaw (foot). Anymore, it's hard to tell if the Blazers belong on a basketball court or in a Portland-area infirmary.

Yet somehow, they were in it until the game's final moments.

"I thought our guys gave every ounce of effort in their bodies," Demopoulos said. "But we're disappointed. We thought we had an opportunity, coming in, to win this game."

The Blazers' confidence may have had something to do with the fact the Cavaliers (16-7) entered the game riding a two-game losing streak. They hadn't been living up to expectations, or playing like the championship-contending team they say they believe they are.

Friday's game wasn't much different, as Cavs coach Mike Brown and star LeBron James wore the frustrated looks of men who had just lost.

Both repeatedly spoke of a need to play with "a sense of urgency" on a more regular basis.

"We need to make that our identity for 48 minutes every night, instead of 24," Brown said. "It's a long season. I know what our identity needs to be, and everyone in our locker room knows what it needs to be. Now we need to make it happen."

Of course, with some key new faces, the Cavs could certainly use the excuse that they are still trying to get used to each other. But that doesn't fly anymore, according to James.

"I think we're past the point of adjustment time," he said.

As usual, James certainly did his part, making 14 of 24 shots for 33 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds and passed for seven assists.

And if that wasn't enough, the King of Cleveland basketball also led a furious second-half rally in which the Cavs overcame a 12-point deficit in the third quarter.

"The will we showed in the second half is who we want to become, simple as that," Brown said. "It's appeared, disappeared, come back and disappeared again. We have to start getting to the point where that's who we are."

When it comes to intensity, one man Brown can always count on is reserve forward Anderson Varejao, the Cavs' bundle of energy who finished with a season-high 22 points and a game-high 10 boards. His performance in the second half was largely responsible for the Cavs being able to get things turned around.

Speaking of Cavs big men, Shaquille O'Neal gave one of his better performances of the season, finishing with 14 points and 11 boards -- before getting poked in the eye late in the third quarter on a power move near the basket. He was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for tests and never returned to the game. His status is expected to be updated Saturday afternoon.

Mo Williams added 14 points and a game-high 10 assists for the Cavs.

For the Blazers, Roy (23 points) and LaMarcus Aldridge (22) led the way, which is normally the case. Andre Miller added 20 points and six assists off the bench, and Juwan Howard scored 15, including 13 in the first half.

Still, none of it was enough on the road against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Not even with a 54-45 lead at halftime.

"I told the players that whenever you walk on that floor, whether it be the beginning of the game or halftime, you have to establish how you are going to live and do it quickly," Demopoulos said. "I think we did that in the first half, but not at the start of the third quarter. ... It's a lesson learned, and we'll do better next time."

Blazers
Cavaliers
     
    • 46.2%

    • 54.4%

    • 34.8%

    • 25.0%

    • 94.4%

    • 78.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
POR CLE
Total Rebounds 6 8
Offensive Rebounds 7 8
Turnovers 12 14
Fast Break Pts: 7 18
Biggest Lead: 12 8
Points in the Paint: 28 52
POR CLE
p Roy   23 James   33
rb Przybilla   11 O'Neal   11
a Blake   8 Williams   10
s Roy   3 Varejao   2
b Przybilla   3 James   2
 
  • 02/05 - POR @ CLE
  • 03/17 - CLE @ POR
Portland Trail Blazers (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Webster F 34:52 4-13 3-9 2-2 -3 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 13
L. Aldridge F 35:34 8-13 1-1 5-5 -11 0 2 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 22
J. Przybilla C 33:03 1-3 0-0 0-0 -7 2 9 11 2 4 1 1 3 0 2
B. Roy G-F 39:56 9-25 2-7 3-3 -8 2 1 3 6 2 3 3 0 4 23
S. Blake G 35:56 0-4 0-3 0-0 -5 1 2 3 8 2 0 4 0 0 0
J. Howard   16:24 6-7 0-0 3-4 -4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 15
A. Miller   32:05 8-13 2-3 2-2 -2 1 5 6 3 3 1 2 0 0 20
J. Bayless   07:54 0-1 0-0 2-2 +6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Cunningham   04:16 1-1 0-0 0-0 +9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
R. Fernandez NWT- Sciatic Pain
G. Oden NWT- Left Knee
T. Outlaw NWT- Left Foot
Total   240 37-80 8-23 17-18   7 23 30 22 20 6 12 3 4 99
  46.2% 34.8% 94.4%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13
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 37:36 14-24 1-2 4-6 +8 1 6 7 7 1 1 4 2 0 33
J. Hickson F 09:43 1-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2
S. O'Neal C 23:01 5-11 0-0 4-4 +12 3 8 11 0 1 0 2 1 2 14
A. Parker G 36:33 2-3 2-3 0-0 +5 0 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 6
M. Williams G 35:15 5-11 0-5 4-4 +13 0 3 3 10 2 1 1 0 0 14
A. Varejao   35:45 10-17 0-0 2-3 +11 4 6 10 1 2 2 1 1 1 22
Z. Ilgauskas   17:14 3-4 0-0 0-0 -6 0 2 2 1 5 0 2 0 0 6
D. West   27:07 2-6 0-1 1-2 -8 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 5
J. Moon   17:46 1-2 0-1 0-0 -7 0 5 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Karl DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-79 3-12 15-19   8 32 40 23 19 6 14 4 3 104
  54.4% 25.0% 78.9%   team rebs: 8 total to: 16

inactive

  • Trail Blazers: Batum, Mills, Pendergraph
  • Cavaliers: Gibson, Green, Powe

technical fouls

  • Trail Blazers: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #30 Tony Brown, #67 John Goble
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:30
Portland Trail Blazers (22-15) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Przybilla (Williams gains possession)
  11:42 James Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:42 James Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:14
[CLE 2-0]
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:49 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Webster Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST)  10:36
[POR 2-2]
 
  10:21 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:19  
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
Blake Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:03  
Roy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  09:55  
  09:49
[CLE 4-2]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:24
[CLE 6-2]
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Roy Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:03
[POR 4-6]
 
  08:48
[CLE 8-4]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Roy (1 AST)  08:31
[POR 7-8]
 
  08:12
[CLE 10-7]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Blake Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:51
[CLE 12-7]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  07:24  
  07:22 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:18 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Przybilla Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:17  
Aldridge Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:01  
  06:59 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:49 Hickson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Roy (2 AST)  06:33
[POR 9-12]
 
  06:15 Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Przybilla (1 ST) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST)  06:09
[POR 12-12]
 
  05:42 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:42 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:27
[POR 14-12]
 
  05:10 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Przybilla (1 BLK) 
  05:08 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:06
[CLE 15-14]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Roy 3pt Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:39
[CLE 17-14]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:29 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:23
[CLE 19-14]
James Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Aldridge Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:15  
  04:15 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  03:50 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Przybilla Layup Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:22 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed Block: Przybilla (2 BLK) 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:20  
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Blake (3 AST)  03:13
[POR 17-19]
 
Blake Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
  02:56 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
Przybilla Substitution replaced by Howard  02:56  
  02:56
[CLE 20-17]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:56
[CLE 21-17]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:40  
  02:27 James Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:27 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:27  
  02:14
[CLE 23-17]
James Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  02:05 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:40
[CLE 25-17]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Roy (3 AST)  01:21
[POR 19-25]
 
  01:06 West Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Roy (1 ST) 
  01:05 West Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Roy Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:51.9
[POR 21-25]
 
  00:42.8 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:41.8  
  00:41.8 Ilgauskas Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:41.8
[POR 22-25]
 
Blake Substitution replaced by Miller  00:41.8  
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:41.8
[POR 23-25]
 
  00:28.9 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:27.7  
Roy Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  00:04.9  
Aldridge Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:01.1  
  00:01.1 West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:01.1 Team Rebound 
  00:01.1 James Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:01.1
[CLE 26-23]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (22-15) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  11:47
[POR 25-26]
 
  11:47 West Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:23 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bayless (1 AST)  11:17
[POR 27-26]
 
  11:03
[CLE 28-27]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Aldridge Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:47  
Aldridge Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:47  
Aldridge Substitution replaced by Przybilla  10:47  
  10:25 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:24  
Howard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bayless (2 AST)  10:05
[POR 29-28]
 
  09:48
[CLE 30-29]
West Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Bayless Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:32 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:28 Przybilla Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  09:28
[CLE 32-29]
Williams Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
West Violation:Kicked Ball  09:15  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Przybilla (1 AST)  09:06
[POR 31-32]
 
  08:52 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Przybilla Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:51  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Blake (4 AST)  08:43
[POR 33-32]
 
  08:43 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:43  
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  08:43
[POR 34-32]
 
  08:18 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:17  
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:35 Ilgauskas Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
  07:32 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:31 Varejao Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Przybilla Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:27  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:10
[POR 36-32]
 
  06:52
[CLE 34-36]
West Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST) 
Howard Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  06:38
[POR 38-34]
 
  06:23 Varejao Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:21  
  06:09 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  06:09 Williams Substitution replaced by James 
Blake Substitution replaced by Webster  06:09  
Bayless Substitution replaced by Roy  06:09  
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:04 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:47
[CLE 36-38]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Roy 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Webster Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:21  
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:21 Moon Substitution replaced by Parker 
Howard Substitution replaced by Cunningham  05:21  
  05:21 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:21 Team Rebound 
  05:21
[CLE 37-38]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Roy (4 AST)  05:06
[POR 40-37]
 
  04:48 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:47 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:46 O'Neal Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  04:33 Varejao Substitution replaced by Moon 
Roy Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Przybilla (2 AST)  04:29
[POR 42-37]
 
  04:04
[CLE 39-42]
James Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
Roy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:47  
Roy Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  03:42  
  03:40 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:31 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:30  
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:11
[POR 45-39]
 
  02:53 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Przybilla Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:52  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:31
[POR 47-39]
 
  02:25 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:25  
  02:25 West Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  02:25 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
  02:11
[CLE 41-47]
O'Neal Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Przybilla Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:11  
  02:11
[CLE 42-47]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Roy (5 AST)  01:51
[POR 50-42]
 
  01:34 O'Neal Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (2 TO) 
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:20
[POR 52-42]
 
Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:05  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Howard  01:05  
  00:53.9 O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed 
Przybilla Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:52.9  
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  00:28.5  
  00:27.8 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:06.2
[CLE 44-52]
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Webster Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:06.2  
  00:06.2 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  00:06.2 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  00:06.2
[CLE 45-52]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:06.2  
  00:06.2 West Substitution replaced by Moon 
Webster Substitution replaced by Bayless  00:06.2  
  00:01.5 Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bayless Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:01.5
[POR 53-45]
 
Howard Substitution replaced by Webster  00:01.5  
Bayless Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:01.5
[POR 54-45]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (22-15) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:39
[POR 56-45]
 
  11:39 Hickson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  11:39
[POR 57-45]
 
  11:24
[CLE 48-57]
James 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:08
[POR 59-48]
 
Webster Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:00  
  11:00 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  10:50 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Roy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:49  
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
Przybilla Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:36  
Przybilla Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  10:32  
  10:28
[CLE 50-59]
James Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Roy Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:05 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:59 O'Neal Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed Block: Przybilla (3 BLK) 
Przybilla Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:57  
Aldridge Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Blake (5 AST)  09:47
[POR 61-50]
 
  09:26
[CLE 52-61]
James Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:10  
  08:59
[CLE 54-61]
James Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:24 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Przybilla Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:23  
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST)  08:18  
  08:16 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Roy (2 ST) 
Roy Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  08:15  
Roy Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  08:15  
  07:58 O'Neal Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:56  
Roy 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Blake (6 AST)  07:40
[POR 64-54]
 
  07:23
[CLE 56-64]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Przybilla Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:23  
Webster Substitution replaced by Miller  07:23  
  07:23 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Przybilla Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  07:22  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:52 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:51 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:50
[CLE 58-64]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:27 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  06:22
[CLE 60-64]
Varejao Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:20  
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  05:58  
  05:52 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:50
[CLE 62-64]
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  05:33 Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  05:07
[CLE 64-64]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
  04:44 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Blake Substitution replaced by Bayless  04:44  
Roy Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:44
[POR 65-64]
 
Roy Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:44
[POR 66-64]
 
  04:31 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:31 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  04:31
[CLE 66-66]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:31  
  04:31
[CLE 67-66]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
Team Rebound  04:06  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:06  
Przybilla Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:51  
  03:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:51
[CLE 68-66]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:51
[CLE 69-66]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Przybilla Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (1 AST)  03:36
[POR 68-69]
 
  03:11
[CLE 71-68]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  02:47 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:47 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Bayless Substitution replaced by Webster  02:47  
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:47
[POR 69-71]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:47
[POR 70-71]
 
  02:36 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  02:36 Jump Ball Varejao vs Przybilla (James gains possession) 
  02:22
[CLE 73-70]
James Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
  02:00 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:00
[POR 71-73]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:00
[POR 72-73]
 
  01:42 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Roy (6 AST)  01:18
[POR 74-73]
 
  00:53.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Przybilla Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  00:52.8  
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  00:50.7  
  00:48.7
[CLE 75-74]
James Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Przybilla Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:48.7  
  00:48.7
[CLE 76-74]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS) 
Roy Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:38.9
[POR 76-76]
 
  00:26.9 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:26.6 Team Rebound 
Przybilla Substitution replaced by Howard  00:26.6  
  00:26.6 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Williams 
Howard Substitution replaced by Blake  00:26.6  
  00:03.9 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.9 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:02.0 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.3  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:47
[CLE 78-76]
Varejao Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
  11:30 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:12 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Webster Foul : Personal (4 PF)  11:04  
Roy Substitution replaced by Blake  11:04  
  10:55
[CLE 80-76]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:14 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:13  
Aldridge Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:01 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:45 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:45  
  09:45 Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:22 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:10
[CLE 82-76]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST) 
Timeout : Official  08:51  
Webster Substitution replaced by Roy  08:51  
  08:48 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:48
[POR 77-82]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:48
[POR 78-82]
 
  08:33
[CLE 84-78]
Moon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (9 AST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  08:14  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:12  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:10
[POR 80-84]
 
  07:54 Ilgauskas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Aldridge Substitution replaced by Przybilla  07:54  
Roy 3pt Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:28  
  07:28 Williams Substitution replaced by James 
  07:12 Ilgauskas Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  07:12 Ilgauskas Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  07:12 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Parker 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:42
[CLE 86-80]
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
Przybilla Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  06:27  
Przybilla Tip Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:25 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:16
[CLE 88-80]
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:15  
Przybilla Substitution replaced by Aldridge  06:15  
Howard Substitution replaced by Webster  06:15  
Roy Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  05:54  
Roy Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:53  
Roy Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:49
[POR 82-88]
 
  05:36 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:35  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  05:28  
Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:27  
Roy Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:20
[POR 84-88]
 
  05:20 Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Roy Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  05:20
[POR 85-88]
 
  05:01 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:38
[CLE 90-85]
Varejao Floating Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:14
[POR 87-90]
 
  03:57
[CLE 93-87]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
  03:39 Parker Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  03:39 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:39
[POR 88-93]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:39
[POR 89-93]
 
  03:21 Varejao Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:19 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:56
[CLE 95-89]
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Roy 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Blake (7 AST)  02:45
[POR 92-95]
 
  02:21 James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Aldridge (1 ST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Blake (8 AST)  02:16
[POR 94-95]
 
  01:57
[CLE 97-94]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Williams (10 AST) 
Roy 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  01:30 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Team Rebound 
  01:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:07
[CLE 99-94]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Blake Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)  00:54.4  
  00:30.4 James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  00:30.4 Team Rebound 
  00:30.4 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:30.4  
  00:30.4 Varejao Substitution replaced by Moon 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK)  00:24.5  
Team Rebound  00:24.5  
Roy Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:20.0 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Roy Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:20.0  
Blake Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:19.1  
  00:19.1
[CLE 100-94]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Webster Substitution replaced by Przybilla  00:19.1  
  00:19.1
[CLE 101-94]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:19.1  
Przybilla Substitution replaced by Webster  00:19.1  
Aldridge 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  00:13.9
[POR 97-101]
 
  00:12.9 Moon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Roy (3 ST) 
Roy Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:12.2
[POR 99-101]
 
  00:12.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Miller Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:10.6  
  00:10.6
[CLE 102-99]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:10.6
[CLE 103-99]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.6  
Roy 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.4 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Aldridge Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:02.9  
  00:02.9 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:02.9 Team Rebound 
  00:02.9
[CLE 104-99]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National 8:00 pm ET
-- FSO Local 8:00 pm ET
-- CSN-POR Local 8:00 pm ET
canada RTV national 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
POR
3rd Northwest
50
32
7-3
26-15
24-17
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
POR
2 players 19.0
2 players 10.0
2 players 6.0
2 players 1.8
4 players 1.2
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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