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James drops 44 as Cavs take down Thunder


By Randy Renner, NBA.com
Posted Sunday December 13, 2009 11:30PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (NBA.com exclusive) -- If LeBron James is "The King" then Mo Williams was The Prince on Sunday night in Oklahoma City.

LeBron lit up the Thunder for 38 points through the first three quarters of the game then suddenly cold for part of the fourth but Mo Williams made up the difference scoring 11 points during a three minute stretch in the final stanza, including three straight 3-pointers to turn a one point nail biter into a 102-89 Cavalier win.

"The 3-pointers just killed us," said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. "They made a lot of shots down the stretch and we didn't."

In fact Oklahoma City didn't make any shots at all during that time. Jeff Green's 3-pointer with 7:17 left in the game brought OKC (12-10) to within 88-87 of Cleveland (17-7) but the Thunder would miss their next 12 shots to fall behind 102-87. Nenad Krstic broke the drought with a meaningless layup with half a minute to play.

"Our defense was tremendous late in the game," said Cavaliers coach Mike Brown. "We wanted to try to defend without fouling and we did a good job of that late in the game. And then Mo's shot was terrific."

The last of Mo Williams' string of long range bombs in the 4th quarter blew up the Thunder's hopes late in the game. Oklahoma City had knocked the ball away in the final seconds of a Cleveland possession only to have Williams grab the ball back near the halfcourt line and fire up a prayer that went in and silenced a roaring crowd. A four point Cav lead,that could have dropped to two or even one had the Thunder controlled the loose ball suddenly was seven.

"That shot really took the air out of them," Williams told reporters while he soaked his feet in ice in the Cavs dressing room.

"They said over on the bench it looked good when I released it."

Williams finished with 22 points but LeBron James was the story for most of the night hitting a season-high 44 points, including five 3-pointers.

"I can get it going every now and then," he joked after the game. "We just turned it up a notch as a team in the fourth quarter."

"What can you say about LeBron? He really carried us tonight," Brown said. "Oklahoma City is tough, they play hard every play but when Mo hit that shot it really kind of deflated them."

Kevin Durant once again led Oklahoma City with 29 points, Jeff Green had 26.

"We played hard tonight, we just didn't make shots at the end," Green said. We just have to put this behind us. The great thing about the NBA is we've got another game tomorrow night."

Oklahoma City scored only 13 points in the critical fourth quarter, missing seven of their eight 3-point attempts. Cleveland on the other hand was 4-for-9 on 3-pointers in the fourth and shot almost 50 percent overall in the last 12 minutes.

James and Durant dominated the first half. LeBron led all scorers with 23 points at the break, no one else on his team was in double figures. Durant led Oklahoma City with 17 points, 13 of them coming in the first quarter. Jeff Green also had a good half for the Thunder scoring 15 points.

Hot shooting for the Thunder helped them to a 54-49 lead at the midway point. Oklahoma City was shooting 56.3 percent and holding Cleveland to 46.5 percent. The Thunder also grabbed four more rebounds than the Cavs, holding a 20-16 edge at halftime.

That all began to turn around in the third quarter and especially in the fourth.

"The fourth quarter is always when we make our mark," James said. "We definitely played hard in the fourth. It felt good."

Durant became just the third player in NBA history to average 28 or more points in the first 21 games of a season at age 21 or younger. He came into the game against Cleveland averaging 28.3 points per game, second in the league. The first two players to accomplish the feat also played in the game Sunday night. Shaquille O'Neal was the first to do it when he averaged 28.6 points in the first 21 games of the 1993-94 season and LeBron James was the second when he averaged 30.5 in the first 21 games of 2005-06.

Cavaliers
Thunder
     
    • 47.6%

    • 43.5%

    • 50.0%

    • 25.0%

    • 73.3%

    • 86.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE OKC
Total Rebounds 6 7
Offensive Rebounds 11 6
Turnovers 14 16
Fast Break Pts: 25 17
Biggest Lead: 15 8
Points in the Paint: 42 40
CLE OKC
p James   44 Durant   29
rb Varejao   10 Krstic   8
a James   6 Westbrook   5
s James   4 Durant   4
b O'Neal   2 4 players   1
 
  • 12/12 - CLE @ OKC
  • 03/13 - OKC @ CLE
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 38:35 16-29 5-8 7-10 +13 0 7 7 6 1 4 1 1 0 44
J. Hickson F 22:20 4-8 0-0 1-1 -5 1 3 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 9
S. O'Neal C 18:16 2-7 0-0 1-2 +5 1 5 6 2 5 0 3 2 1 5
A. Parker G 28:03 2-5 1-3 0-0 +7 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 1 0 5
M. Williams G 37:19 8-18 4-9 2-2 +6 2 2 4 4 1 1 4 0 2 22
A. Varejao   30:10 2-4 0-0 0-0 +19 5 5 10 1 2 0 3 0 1 4
Z. Ilgauskas   20:09 0-3 0-0 0-0 +5 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
D. West   20:06 2-4 0-0 0-0 +7 0 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 4
J. Moon   24:06 4-6 1-2 0-0 +10 1 3 4 0 3 1 1 1 0 9
J. Williams   00:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Karl DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-84 11-22 11-15   11 31 42 18 22 9 14 5 4 102
  47.6% 50.0% 73.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 15
Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Durant F 42:06 9-19 2-6 9-10 -17 0 5 5 2 2 4 7 1 0 29
J. Green F 40:07 7-13 2-5 10-11 -3 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 26
N. Krstic C 30:59 3-8 0-0 0-0 -7 2 6 8 2 2 1 0 1 0 6
T. Sefolosha G 28:10 0-4 0-2 0-0 -4 1 3 4 0 2 2 1 1 2 0
R. Westbrook G 34:10 4-15 0-3 2-2 -4 0 3 3 5 4 0 2 0 2 10
N. Collison   17:01 0-0 0-0 3-4 -6 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 3
S. Ibaka   12:05 4-4 0-0 0-0 -8 0 4 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 8
J. Harden   20:55 1-3 0-0 1-2 -7 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 3
S. Livingston   14:27 2-3 0-0 0-0 -9 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
E. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
D. White DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Wilks DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 30-69 4-16 25-29   6 30 36 14 17 7 16 4 5 89
  43.5% 25.0% 86.2%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Gibson, Green, Powe
  • Thunder: Mullens, Ollie, Weaver

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Thunder: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #40 Leon Wood, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 18203
  • Duration: 2:17
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Green vs O'Neal (Williams gains possession)
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sefolosha (1 BLK)  11:42  
  11:41 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:32  
  11:32
[OKC 1-0]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:32
[OKC 2-0]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04
[OKC 4-0]
Durant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:45  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:41 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:19 Krstic Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:18  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:06
[CLE 2-4]
 
  09:47 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Krstic (1 BLK)  09:39  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:37  
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:34
[CLE 4-4]
 
  09:20
[OKC 6-4]
Westbrook Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hickson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:59
[CLE 6-6]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:44  
  08:44
[OKC 7-6]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  08:44  
  08:44
[OKC 8-6]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  08:26
[CLE 8-8]
 
  08:05
[OKC 10-8]
Krstic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hickson Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  07:36  
  07:36
[OKC 11-8]
Durant Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  07:25
[OKC 13-8]
Durant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  07:03
[CLE 11-13]
 
Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:43  
  06:43
[OKC 14-11]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:43
[OKC 15-11]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK)  06:27  
  06:25 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:21  
  06:21
[OKC 16-11]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:21
[OKC 17-11]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
Team Rebound  06:04  
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  05:59
[CLE 13-17]
 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:42
[OKC 19-13]
Krstic Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:18
[CLE 15-19]
 
  04:52 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:51  
Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Durant (1 ST)  04:37  
  04:34
[OKC 21-15]
Durant Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  04:10
[CLE 18-21]
 
  04:00
[OKC 23-18]
Green Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:45
[CLE 20-23]
 
  03:34 Krstic Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:32  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  03:27
[CLE 22-23]
 
  03:12
[OKC 25-22]
Durant Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST) 
  02:58 Westbrook Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  02:58  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  02:58  
  02:58 Green Substitution replaced by Collison 
  02:58 Krstic Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
West Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:41
[OKC 27-22]
Ibaka Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST) 
Parker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:19  
  02:19 Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden 
  01:59 Ibaka Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
James Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:57
[CLE 24-27]
 
  01:57 Harden Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  01:57  
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  01:57
[CLE 25-27]
 
  01:45 Ibaka Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (2 TO) 
Varejao Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:34  
Varejao Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:34  
  01:26 Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:25  
  01:22 Durant Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:22  
Team Rebound  01:22  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:22
[CLE 26-27]
 
  01:02 Durant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:00  
  00:48.4 Collison Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:48.4
[CLE 27-27]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:48.4  
  00:46.2 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:37.4  
  00:37.4
[OKC 28-27]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Parker  00:37.4  
  00:37.4 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Livingston 
  00:37.4
[OKC 29-27]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:10.9 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:03.7 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:02.7 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:02.3 Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK) 
  00:01.3 Livingston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:00.2 Livingston Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:51  
  11:51 Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
  11:40 Livingston Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:17 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:09 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:07  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:02
[CLE 29-29]
 
  10:37
[OKC 32-29]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Moon Jump Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:24 Livingston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:14 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moon (1 ST) 
Moon Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:11
[CLE 31-32]
 
Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:51  
  09:51 Green Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:51 Team Rebound 
  09:51
[OKC 33-31]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  09:45 Ibaka Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:45
[CLE 32-33]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:45
[CLE 33-33]
 
  09:22 Green Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:21  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:55  
  08:55 Timeout : Official 
  08:55 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:55 Team Rebound 
  08:55
[OKC 34-33]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:36 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:30 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
West Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  08:27
[CLE 35-34]
 
  08:04
[OKC 36-35]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Livingston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:30
[OKC 38-35]
Ibaka Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:02  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal  07:02  
Williams Substitution replaced by James  07:02  
  07:02 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Durant 
  07:02
[OKC 39-35]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:02 Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:01  
James Layup Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:32
[OKC 41-35]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:27  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Parker  06:27  
Moon Substitution replaced by Varejao  06:27  
  06:20 Collison Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  06:20 Collison Substitution replaced by Krstic 
  06:20 Livingston Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:10  
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:10
[CLE 37-41]
 
West Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:55  
  05:55
[OKC 42-37]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:55
[OKC 43-37]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
James Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:34
[CLE 39-43]
 
  05:34 Westbrook Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  05:34
[CLE 40-43]
 
  05:24 Durant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:06
[OKC 45-40]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
O'Neal Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  04:56  
O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:56  
West Substitution replaced by Williams  04:56  
  04:56 Harden Substitution replaced by Sefolosha 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  04:56  
  04:45
[OKC 47-40]
Durant Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:25
[CLE 42-47]
 
  04:10 Durant Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:10 Durant Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:54 Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:47 Westbrook Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
James Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:43
[CLE 44-47]
 
  03:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:29 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
  03:28 Sefolosha Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Durant (2 ST)  03:09  
  02:50
[OKC 49-44]
Durant Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:33  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:16
[OKC 51-44]
Green Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:16  
  02:16 Westbrook Substitution replaced by Livingston 
  02:16
[OKC 52-44]
Green Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:02  
  01:36 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:34  
James 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  01:29
[CLE 47-52]
 
  01:06 Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:05  
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:00
[CLE 49-52]
 
  00:55.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Parker Substitution replaced by Williams  00:55.7  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Moon  00:55.7  
  00:55.7 Durant Substitution replaced by Harden 
  00:41.0
[OKC 54-49]
Livingston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Krstic (1 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (1 ST)  00:29.9  
  00:26.9 Sefolosha Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:23.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:17.1  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Parker  00:17.1  
Moon Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:17.1  
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:41  
  11:35 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
  11:35 Team Rebound 
  11:28 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:27  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  11:09
[CLE 51-54]
 
  11:09 Sefolosha Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  11:09
[CLE 52-54]
 
  10:56 Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:55  
James Jump Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:28 Parker Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  10:28
[OKC 56-52]
Westbrook Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Parker Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:10
[CLE 54-56]
 
  09:44 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:39
[OKC 58-54]
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Krstic (2 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  09:16
[CLE 57-58]
 
  09:01 Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
James Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  08:58
[CLE 59-58]
 
  08:58 Westbrook Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:58  
  08:57 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:45 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:44  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  08:20
[CLE 61-58]
 
  08:03 Sefolosha Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
O'Neal Foul : Defense 3 Second (3 PF)  07:34  
  07:34
[OKC 59-61]
Durant Free Throw Technical (18 PTS) 
  07:25 Krstic Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:24  
  07:17 Krstic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  07:07 Krstic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:07
[CLE 62-59]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:59 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK) 
  06:59 Team Rebound 
Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:58  
  06:43 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:42  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:27
[OKC 62-62]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:50 Sefolosha Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:49  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Durant (3 ST)  05:41  
Hickson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:40  
  05:29
[OKC 64-62]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
O'Neal Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:08
[CLE 64-64]
 
  04:48
[OKC 67-64]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Missed  04:27  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:26  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:19 Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  04:15  
Jump Ball Sefolosha vs Parker (Varejao gains possession)  04:15  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  04:09  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:07  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:00  
  04:00 Team Rebound 
O'Neal Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  04:00  
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  04:00  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  04:00  
Moon Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:50  
  03:50 Krstic Substitution replaced by Collison 
  03:50
[OKC 68-64]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:50  
  03:50 Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden 
  03:50
[OKC 69-64]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:36 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
James Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:31  
  03:31
[OKC 70-64]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  03:31
[OKC 71-64]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Moon Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  03:10
[CLE 66-71]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:45  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
  02:45
[OKC 72-66]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:45
[OKC 73-66]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Moon Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  02:26
[CLE 68-73]
 
  02:06 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:05  
James Layup Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:49
[OKC 75-68]
Durant Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:42  
  01:40 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:39  
  01:21 Collison Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
James Free Throw Technical (29 PTS)  01:21
[CLE 69-75]
 
  01:21 Westbrook Substitution replaced by Livingston 
  01:21 Green Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
James 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS)  01:07
[CLE 72-75]
 
  00:50.9 Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:James (3 ST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  00:35.2
[CLE 75-75]
 
Moon Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:25.5  
  00:25.5
[OKC 76-75]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  00:25.5 Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:24.9  
James 3pt Shot: Made (38 PTS)  00:05.6
[CLE 78-76]
 
  00:02.4 Harden Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:02.4 Harden Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Moon Substitution replaced by Parker  00:02.4  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
West Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:46
[CLE 80-76]
 
  11:31
[OKC 78-80]
Livingston Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  11:13  
Team Rebound  11:12  
  11:12 Collison Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Moon 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:52  
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  10:50  
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  10:49  
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:49
[CLE 82-78]
 
  10:32
[OKC 80-82]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
  10:13 Ibaka Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
James Substitution replaced by Williams  10:13  
Moon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Durant (4 ST)  10:01  
  09:54 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:53  
West Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:36 Livingston Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:19
[OKC 82-82]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:58  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Durant (1 BLK)  08:38  
Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:37  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:34  
Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  08:32  
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  08:27
[CLE 85-82]
 
  08:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:26 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Green 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal  08:26  
  08:14 Durant Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  08:12 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:11
[OKC 84-85]
Green Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST)  07:42
[CLE 88-84]
 
  07:27 Livingston Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
  07:27 Collison Substitution replaced by Krstic 
  07:17
[OKC 87-88]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  06:58
[CLE 91-87]
 
  06:37 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:36  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  06:26  
  06:26 Harden Substitution replaced by Sefolosha 
  06:11 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:10  
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (2 ST)  06:01  
  05:54 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:53  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:46 Team Rebound 
  05:46 Timeout : Official 
West Substitution replaced by James  05:46  
  05:28 Durant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO) 
O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Krstic (1 ST)  05:12  
  05:02 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:01  
O'Neal Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  04:44  
O'Neal Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:44  
  04:33 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:31  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:06
[CLE 94-87]
 
  03:48 Krstic Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:47  
  03:32 Westbrook Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (39 PTS)  03:32
[CLE 95-87]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (40 PTS)  03:32
[CLE 96-87]
 
  03:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Parker  03:32  
  03:13 Krstic Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:12  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:35 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:33 Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:29 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:27  
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (42 PTS)  02:08
[CLE 98-87]
 
  01:47 Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK) 
Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  01:46  
James Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:23 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:16 Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:James (4 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  01:12
[CLE 100-87]
 
  01:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:12 Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden 
  01:05 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:01  
James Jump Shot: Made (44 PTS)  00:38.8
[CLE 102-87]
 
  00:30.9 Westbrook Dunk Shot: Missed 
  00:29.9 Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:29.9
[OKC 89-102]
Krstic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:05.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
OKC
4th Northwest
50
32
6-4
27-14
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
OKC
2 players 25.0
2 players 7.7
2 players 6.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 1.7

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