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Cavs defense leads the way to close win over Bucks


By Sam Amico, For NBA.com
Posted Saturday December 19, 2009 12:19AM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- For the second time in three nights, the Milwaukee Bucks had the unfortunate honor of testing how far they have come against one of the NBA's best.

For the second time in three nights, the Bucks were involved in a game that went down to a final shot.

And for the second time in three nights, the Bucks discovered they're not quite ready to be a member of the league's steak-and-jet set.

The verdict: Cleveland 85, Milwaukee 82 in front of a sellout crowd of 20,562 at Quicken Loans Arena.

This one had it all, from the Bucks' racing out to an early lead, to the Bucks holding on for a two-point advantage at halftime (49-47), to the Cavs putting the defensive clamps on in the third quarter -- and finally, to the Bucks scrapping their way back in it in the fourth.

Just like Wednesday's one-point home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, which ended on a buzzer-beater by the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, the Bucks had a chance in this one at the end. But a 3-point attempt by rookie sensation Brandon Jennings from 26-feet fell short with 4.5 seconds remaining. Cavs forward Anderson Varejao grabbed the rebound and tossed the ball to mid-court to run out the clock.

It was another toughie for the Bucks (11-13), who suffered their seventh loss by three points or less.

It's no wonder Bucks coach Scott Skiles stood outside the visitors' locker room with his head down, wearing the weathered look of a man who had spent the past 48 minutes tumbling in a clothes dryer.

"We're playing hard for the most part," Skiles said. "But you have to play smart, too. We're making some unintelligent plays that are hurting us. And they're just sort of professional, poise-type plays that we have to get better at."

On the other hand, things are going better for the Cavaliers (20-7). They have won nine straight at home and five in a row overall.

That said, it hasn't been pretty, as the Cavs have been doing just enough to get by against some of the league's weaker teams. In Friday's game, they led 83-68 with 6:35 left -- then failed to put it away by scoring a measly two points the rest of way.

It's been an ongoing issue for the team that will now embark on its first West Coast trip of the season, including a Christmas Day tilt with the defending champion Lakers.

Considering the offense went kaput in the blink of an eye, it is safe to assume the Cavs defeated the Bucks via hard-nosed, often relentless defense. That's especially true of the third quarter, when the Bucks scored 12 points on a miserable 5-for-25 shooting.

"When we have that type of focus (on defense), that type of energy, with the communication we had, our guys can be pretty good," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "We did a good job of helping one another on that end of the floor and our trust was extremely high. That was the separation in the ball game."

LeBron James took just 13 shots (making six) and seemed to have a quiet night. But the truth is he almost compiled another triple-double, leading the Cavs with team-highs of 26 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Point guard Mo Williams added 17 points, and combo guard Delonte West provided another all-around effort off the bench with 12 points and loads of stifling defense.

"The one thing we did is we flied around, big time" James said of the Cavs' defense. "We just contested everything. Like I've said, the one thing you can't control is when you're making shots. But you can control defense and that's how we won the game."

Jennings and up-and-coming forward Ersan Ilyasova each had 18 points for the Bucks, although Jennings was 5-for-21 shooting. On the plus side, he compiled eight assists and committed just two turnovers.

As for missing the final shot, Jennings said, "I don't know. There were a lot of options that were supposed to be open. I thought Mo Williams was going to go for the switch when I was driving past him. But he stuck with me. He didn't go for the drive or the fake. He played good defense right there, and there's really nothing you can say."

The Bucks shot just 7 for 26 on 3-pointers (.269), which marks the fourth straight game in which the Cavs have held their opponent to less than 30 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

Bucks
Cavaliers
     
    • 36.4%

    • 42.4%

    • 26.9%

    • 35.7%

    • 78.6%

    • 77.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIL CLE
Total Rebounds 10 9
Offensive Rebounds 12 6
Turnovers 9 13
Fast Break Pts: 16 13
Biggest Lead: 11 15
Points in the Paint: 24 30
MIL CLE
p 2 players   18 James   26
rb Bogut   8 James   10
a Jennings   8 James   8
s 2 players   2 Williams   2
b Bogut   2 James   3
 
  • 11/24 - MIL @ CLE
  • 01/21 - MIL @ CLE
  • 03/09 - CLE @ MIL
  • 04/09 - CLE @ MIL
Milwaukee Bucks (46-36)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Mbah a Moute F 14:12 1-2 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
E. Ilyasova F 31:00 8-15 2-5 0-0 +6 1 6 7 1 2 2 1 1 2 18
A. Bogut C 17:09 2-7 0-0 0-0 +2 3 5 8 0 5 0 0 2 1 4
C. Delfino F-G 23:58 3-6 0-1 0-0 -7 2 4 6 5 2 0 1 0 0 6
B. Jennings G 36:53 5-21 1-8 7-7 +1 2 2 4 8 2 2 2 0 0 18
K. Thomas   17:38 3-6 0-0 0-0 -9 1 6 7 1 3 0 0 0 2 6
M. Redd   20:44 2-9 1-3 2-4 -3 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 7
L. Ridnour   16:39 0-3 0-1 0-0 -2 0 1 1 4 3 0 1 1 0 0
H. Warrick   23:17 1-3 0-0 1-2 -6 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 3
J. Meeks   00:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Bell   31:30 6-13 3-8 1-1 -1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 16
F. Elson   06:56 1-3 0-0 0-0 +1 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Total   240 32-88 7-26 11-14   12 29 41 24 22 4 9 6 8 82
  36.4% 26.9% 78.6%   team rebs: 10 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 38:22 6-13 2-4 12-14 +3 1 9 10 8 1 0 6 3 0 26
J. Hickson F 18:01 1-3 0-0 0-2 +1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
S. O'Neal C 17:28 4-6 0-0 1-2 -7 1 5 6 1 2 0 2 1 0 9
A. Parker G 21:42 1-4 1-2 0-0 +7 1 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
M. Williams G 35:43 5-13 2-5 5-5 +3 0 2 2 3 3 2 2 0 1 17
A. Varejao   30:28 3-8 0-0 0-0 +10 2 5 7 0 3 1 0 0 1 6
Z. Ilgauskas   15:33 2-3 0-0 2-2 +11 0 5 5 2 3 0 0 1 0 6
D. West   26:58 5-9 0-1 2-3 -4 0 4 4 2 1 1 2 1 2 12
D. Gibson   12:37 1-5 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
J. Moon   23:08 0-2 0-1 2-2 -9 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 2 0 2
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 28-66 5-14 24-31   6 38 44 18 16 5 13 8 6 85
  42.4% 35.7% 77.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15

inactive

  • Bucks: Alexander, Gadzuric, Ukic
  • Cavaliers: Green, Karl, Powe

technical fouls

  • Bucks: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #18 Mark Wunderlich, #25 Tony Brothers, #74 Curtis Blair
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:26
Milwaukee Bucks (13-19) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Bogut (Parker gains possession)
  11:41 Williams Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:41 Williams Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Bogut Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jennings (1 AST)  11:31
[MIL 2-0]
 
  11:04 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
Jennings Jump Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bogut (1 BLK) 
Bogut Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:38  
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:26 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:10 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:09 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:57 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bogut (2 BLK) 
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:55  
Jennings 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Delfino (1 AST)  09:48
[MIL 5-0]
 
  09:38
[CLE 2-5]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mbah a Moute Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jennings (2 AST)  09:26
[MIL 7-2]
 
  09:00 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:57 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Bogut Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:53  
  08:53
[CLE 3-7]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:53 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:52  
Delfino Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jennings (3 AST)  08:39
[MIL 9-3]
 
  08:18 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:17 Team Rebound 
  08:12 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:11  
Ilyasova Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  08:05  
  08:03 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:53
[CLE 5-9]
O'Neal Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Jennings Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:33 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Bogut Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jennings (4 AST)  07:19
[MIL 11-5]
 
  06:55 O'Neal Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jennings (5 AST)  06:44
[MIL 14-5]
 
  06:44 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
Bogut Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:29  
Bogut Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:29  
  06:21
[CLE 7-14]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Delfino (2 AST)  06:05
[MIL 16-7]
 
  05:45 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:44  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jennings (6 AST)  05:38
[MIL 18-7]
 
  05:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:36 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  05:36 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Jennings Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:22  
Delfino Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:12  
  05:12
[CLE 8-18]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:12
[CLE 9-18]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jennings Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  05:08  
Ilyasova Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:08  
  05:08
[CLE 10-18]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:08
[CLE 11-18]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Delfino (3 AST)  04:54
[MIL 20-11]
 
  04:36
[CLE 13-20]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:30  
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:02 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:01  
Delfino Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:42
[CLE 15-20]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Delfino Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:18  
  03:18 Parker Substitution replaced by West 
  03:01
[CLE 17-20]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  02:43  
Delfino Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:41  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Delfino (4 AST)  02:37
[MIL 22-17]
 
  02:18 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:18  
  02:18 Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Redd  02:18  
  02:18 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:06  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK)  02:05  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:36 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:35 Team Rebound 
  01:35 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Jennings Substitution replaced by Ridnour  01:35  
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:05  
Ilyasova Substitution replaced by Warrick  01:05  
  01:05
[CLE 18-22]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:05
[CLE 19-22]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Redd Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:46.9 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:39.9
[CLE 22-22]
James 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Delfino Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  00:24.9
[MIL 24-22]
 
Delfino Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:04.4  
  00:04.4
[CLE 23-24]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:04.4 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Moon 
Delfino Substitution replaced by Meeks  00:04.4  
  00:04.4
[CLE 24-24]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Redd Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  00:00.0
[MIL 26-24]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 1st Quarter
Milwaukee Bucks (13-19) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  11:48
[MIL 28-24]
 
  11:35 West Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO) 
Redd 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  11:13
[MIL 31-24]
 
  10:49 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:48  
  10:35 Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Redd Jump Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:24 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:01 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Warrick (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:58  
Bell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST)  09:53
[MIL 34-24]
 
  09:39
[CLE 26-34]
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Redd Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:24  
  08:59 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:58  
  08:48 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:48  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bogut  08:48  
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:48
[MIL 35-26]
 
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Bogut Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:35  
Bogut Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:35  
  08:35
[CLE 27-35]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:35
[CLE 28-35]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Warrick Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:14 Team Rebound 
  07:57
[CLE 30-35]
West Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST) 
Redd Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK)  07:35  
  07:34 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:29
[CLE 32-35]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:13 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:56
[CLE 34-35]
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:56  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Jennings  06:56  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Elson  06:56  
  06:56 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Redd Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:55  
Jennings Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:34
[MIL 37-34]
 
  06:34 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:34 Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Jennings Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  06:34
[MIL 38-34]
 
  06:13
[CLE 36-38]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Redd 3pt Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Warrick Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:58  
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:58 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by James 
  05:58
[CLE 37-38]
Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:58
[CLE 38-38]
Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Jennings Jump Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:29 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
Warrick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:28  
Bell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Redd (1 AST)  05:10
[MIL 41-38]
 
Warrick Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:52  
  04:52 West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:52 Team Rebound 
  04:52
[CLE 39-41]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Jennings Layup Shot: Missed  04:32  
Elson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:31  
Elson Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:30
[MIL 43-39]
 
Elson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:10  
  04:10 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:10 Team Rebound 
  04:10
[CLE 40-43]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Bell 3pt Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:33
[CLE 42-43]
James Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Elson Jump Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:01
[CLE 44-43]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Redd Substitution replaced by Ilyasova  02:54  
Warrick Substitution replaced by Ridnour  02:54  
  02:54 Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Jennings Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:44 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:37 James Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:37 James Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Ridnour Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  02:29  
Ridnour Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:29  
  02:12 Moon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jennings (1 ST) 
Bell Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Elson (1 AST)  02:05
[MIL 45-44]
 
  01:45 West Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ridnour (1 BLK) 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:44  
  01:39 Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jennings Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:39
[MIL 46-44]
 
Jennings Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:39
[MIL 47-44]
 
  01:19
[CLE 46-47]
O'Neal Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Elson Jump Shot: Missed  00:58.8  
Bell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:57.6  
Bell Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:52.9
[MIL 49-46]
 
Bell Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:40.5  
  00:40.5 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:40.5 Team Rebound 
  00:40.5 Moon Substitution replaced by Parker 
  00:40.5
[CLE 47-49]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.8  
Elson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:27.9  
Jennings Jump Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:07.8 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:03.9 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:03.9 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  00:03.9 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:03.9 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Milwaukee Bucks (13-19) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Mbah a Moute Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  11:42  
  11:20 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:19  
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:05 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:51
[CLE 49-49]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Mbah a Moute Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK)  10:28  
  10:26 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:08 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:07  
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:46 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:45  
Mbah a Moute Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  09:42  
  09:34
[CLE 51-49]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:20 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:12 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:09  
Bogut Hook Shot: Missed  08:52  
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:50  
Jennings Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ilyasova (1 AST)  08:45
[MIL 51-51]
 
  08:24
[CLE 53-51]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
Bogut Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:01  
Jennings Layup Shot: Missed  07:47  
Bogut Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:46  
Bogut Layup Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:36 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:35 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Ilyasova Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:30  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Bell  07:30  
  07:24 Williams Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:24 Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Delfino Layup Shot: Missed  07:13  
Delfino Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:12  
Delfino Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:12
[MIL 53-53]
 
  06:59 Jennings Violation:Kicked Ball 
  06:55 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ilyasova (1 ST) 
Ilyasova Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:49
[MIL 55-53]
 
  06:26
[CLE 55-55]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Bogut Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (3 BLK)  06:09  
  06:07 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:55
[CLE 58-55]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Bell 3pt Shot: Missed  05:36  
Team Rebound  05:35  
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bogut Hook Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:22 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:02
[CLE 61-55]
James 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  04:45 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jennings Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:45
[MIL 56-61]
 
Jennings Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:45
[MIL 57-61]
 
  04:31
[CLE 64-57]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Ilyasova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  04:26  
  04:23 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:13  
Jennings Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:07
[MIL 59-64]
 
Bogut Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:46  
Ilyasova Substitution replaced by Warrick  03:46  
  03:46 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  03:46 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:46 Team Rebound 
  03:46 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:45  
Bell Layup Shot: Missed  03:27  
Bogut Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:25  
Bogut Tip Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:23 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Bogut Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  03:15  
  03:15
[CLE 65-59]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Bogut Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:15  
  03:15
[CLE 66-59]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:38
[CLE 68-59]
James Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
Delfino Substitution replaced by Ridnour  02:38  
  02:17 Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Jennings Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
Jennings Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:07  
Jennings Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:57
[MIL 61-68]
 
  01:39
[CLE 71-61]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Bell 3pt Shot: Missed  01:22  
Jennings Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:21  
Bell 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:05 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:04  
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.0  
  00:53.0 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:50.0 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Jennings (2 ST) 
Jennings Layup Shot: Missed  00:47.0  
  00:46.0 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  00:23.1 Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  00:19.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:18.2 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.0 James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:40  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:26 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ridnour Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:14  
  11:14
[CLE 72-61]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 (15 PTS) 
  11:14
[CLE 73-61]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (16 PTS) 
  11:14
[CLE 74-61]
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (17 PTS) 
Warrick Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Redd (2 AST)  10:52
[MIL 63-74]
 
  10:26 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:25  
Bell 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Team Rebound 
Thomas Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:04  
  10:04 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  09:49
[CLE 76-63]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (2 AST) 
Ilgauskas Violation:Kicked Ball  09:36  
Redd Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:12 West Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bell (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:11  
Bell Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:57
[MIL 65-76]
 
  08:57 Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:57  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Ilyasova  08:57  
Bell Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  08:57
[MIL 66-76]
 
  08:48 West Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ilyasova (2 ST) 
  08:44 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Redd Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:44  
Team Rebound  08:44  
Redd Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:44
[MIL 67-76]
 
  08:32 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:30  
  08:24 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Redd Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:24  
Team Rebound  08:24  
  08:24 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by James 
Redd Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:24
[MIL 68-76]
 
Bell Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:13  
  08:04 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:03  
  08:03 Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Warrick Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Ridnour Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:32  
  07:32
[CLE 77-68]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Jennings  07:32  
  07:32
[CLE 78-68]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Redd Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moon (2 BLK)  07:15  
  07:14 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:11
[CLE 80-68]
West Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Jennings Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:11  
  07:11
[CLE 81-68]
West Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Warrick Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  06:51  
  06:34
[CLE 83-68]
West Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Redd (3 AST)  06:10
[MIL 70-83]
 
  05:46 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:45 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:44 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:43  
Bell 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Warrick (1 AST)  05:33
[MIL 73-83]
 
  05:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:31 Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  05:19 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Warrick Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:18  
Ilyasova Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jennings (7 AST)  05:04
[MIL 75-83]
 
  04:35
[CLE 85-75]
James Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Bell Jump Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:06 James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  03:41  
Team Rebound  03:40  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:40  
  03:20 James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Warrick Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:18  
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jennings (8 AST)  03:07
[MIL 78-85]
 
  02:50 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilyasova (1 BLK) 
Redd Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:48  
Redd 3pt Shot: Missed  02:41  
Team Rebound  02:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
Redd Substitution replaced by Delfino  02:40  
Warrick Substitution replaced by Bogut  02:40  
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:07 Moon Jump Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:06  
Ilyasova Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Delfino (5 AST)  01:53
[MIL 80-85]
 
  01:34 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:08 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Short  01:08  
Jennings Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST)  01:01  
  00:42.9 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:41.6  
  00:29.4 Moon Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jennings Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:29.4
[MIL 81-85]
 
  00:29.4 Moon Substitution replaced by Parker 
  00:29.4 West Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Jennings Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:29.4
[MIL 82-85]
 
  00:09.7 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:09.7  
  00:09.7 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:09.7 Gibson Substitution replaced by West 
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.5  
  00:03.1 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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canada RTV national 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIL
2nd Central
46
36
6-4
28-13
18-23
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIL
2 players 18.7
2 players 7.9
2 players 4.0
2 players 0.7
2 players 1.4
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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