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Cavs spoil Christmas for Lakers


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Friday December 25, 2009 10:47PM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- Boos rained down. Fans tossed foam fingers and water bottles onto the court.

With four minutes remaining in the game, Laker fans seemingly lost their composure. For much of the game, the Lakers did too.

Five technical fouls were handed out in the game, four assessed to the Lakers including two given to Lamar Odom, who was ejected in the final minutes of the game.

Not much went right for the Lakers as the Cavaliers had a stellar outing, stunning the defending champs, 102-87, on Christmas Day at Staples Center.

"It was a very testy game for both teams," said Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who had 26 points on 9-for-19 shooting and nine assists. "Both teams were very physical and that's the way it has to be."

While the Cavaliers (23-8) downplayed the importance of sending a message to the Lakers, James said the game had a different meaning.

"It was about sending a message to ourselves," he said. "It shows us this is who we should be. That's the measuring stick."

With the loss, the Lakers (23-5) are now tied with Boston, who beat Orlando on Friday, for the best record in the NBA. The Lakers had their 5-game win streak and 11-game home winning streak snapped as they head to Sacramento on a back-to-back Saturday.

Heading into this matchup, the Lakers said their last Christmas Day matchup against Boston was a statement game and an accurate barometer of where they were in the season. This game became one too.

"It's a good wake-up call for us," said Bryant, who had a game-high 35 points.

"That was not a very nice way to spend Christmas Day," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said.

In the win, Cleveland guard Mo Williams recorded a team-high 28 points and four assists. Forward Jamario Moon, who had 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting, had a big game off the bench.

"Defensively, Moon and Anthony Parker did an unbelievable job on Bryant," James said. "One thing we tried to do was build a wall. Build a wall around him and let him see multiple faces."

That wall collapsed on Bryant.

Bryant was 11-for-32 shooting, including 5-for-16 in the second half. To his credit, he did have nine rebounds, eight assists, and was a perfect 12-for-12 from the line. Despite tempers flaring and the game being physical, the Cavaliers remained poised, even after fans threw objects on to the floor.

"They did a nice job of being resilient no matter what the atmosphere," Cavaliers coach Mike Brown said.

Bryant on the way the fans reacted: "You don't ever want to see that happen."

The Cavaliers have now won eight of their last nine and showed every bit of the championship-caliber team they can be.

They were poised. They dictated the pace of the game. They weathered the Lakers' runs.

They played suffocating defense, and maybe, most importantly, they were more physical.

In the opening minutes Cleveland center Shaquille O'Neal, who had 11 points and seven rebounds, knocked Pau Gasol to the floor. After that play, the Lakers frontcourt seemingly was never the same.

"He definitely had a presence in the game," Jackson said of O'Neal. "I do know that he was a factor on Kobe."

For the first time this season, the Lakers' frontcourt was neutralized. Clevelands trio of big men, O'Neal, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Anderson Varejao, combined for 22 points on 10-for-19 shooting and 25 rebounds. Together, the Lakers' duo of Gasol and Andrew Bynum tallied 15 points on 6-for-16 shooting and 12 rebounds. Even though the Cavaliers recorded 19 turnovers and gave up 25 second-chance points it was their blistering 54.3 percent shooting for the game that helped them build a 21-point lead.

The Lakers, who made only 36.5 percent from the field, had only two pushes in them after falling behind by double digits.

One came at the end of the second quarter when Los Angeles used a full court press to go on a 12-2 run, cutting Cleveland's lead to 51-42 at halftime. The second was in the third quarter when the Lakers trimmed it to 54-48 with 9:57 left in the third quarter. Cleveland, however, answered back with a 7-0 spurt, one that the Lakers could never recover from.

The defending champions wound up bickering with the referees for the rest of the game.

"You see what's going on there," said Moon of the Lakers lost composure. "We knew if we stayed aggressive and we knew we could frustrate them a little bit. "

The Cavaliers built their large lead because of their second unit at the start of the second quarter. Cleveland went on a 12-2 run and an 8-0 run with Delonte West, Varejao and Williams coming up big combining for 17 points - while James sat out the first 5:12 of the period.

Once James checked in, he made his presence. James immediately picked off a Derek Fisher pass and found Moon for a vicious one-handed dunk. James then found Ilgauskas for an open 16-foot right baseline jumper to give the Cavaliers a 44-25 lead, prompting a Laker timeout.

"It was their style of play," Fisher said. "We had a tough time really feeling them out (and) how they were going to attack us."

With the victory, James holds a 7-5 advantage head-to-head against Bryant, who is now a career 5-7 in Christmas Day games.

Cavaliers
Lakers
     
    • 53.5%

    • 36.5%

    • 38.9%

    • 27.8%

    • 63.3%

    • 74.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE LAL
Total Rebounds 8 12
Offensive Rebounds 5 14
Turnovers 15 14
Fast Break Pts: 12 7
Biggest Lead: 21 6
Points in the Paint: 46 38
CLE LAL
p Williams   28 Bryant   35
rb 2 players   9 Bryant   10
a James   9 Bryant   8
s West   3 Odom   3
b 2 players   2 3 players   1
 
  • 01/11 - CLE @ LAL
  • 02/16 - LAL @ 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 40:44 9-19 2-7 6-11 +8 0 4 4 9 3 2 7 1 0 26
J. Hickson F 09:48 1-4 0-0 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
S. O'Neal C 21:56 5-8 0-0 1-4 +9 2 5 7 0 5 0 0 0 0 11
A. Parker G 24:48 1-6 0-4 2-3 +11 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 2 1 4
M. Williams G 39:14 8-13 3-3 9-10 +13 1 5 6 7 0 1 4 1 0 28
Z. Ilgauskas   29:31 1-6 0-2 0-0 +21 1 8 9 2 4 0 1 0 0 2
A. Varejao   32:39 4-5 0-0 1-2 +20 1 8 9 0 4 0 0 2 0 9
D. West   16:45 3-3 1-1 0-0 +5 0 2 2 4 2 3 2 1 0 7
J. Moon   23:56 6-7 1-1 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 13
D. Gibson   00:07 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson   00:11 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Williams   00:22 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   180 38-71 7-18 19-30   5 37 42 24 24 7 15 8 3 102
  53.5% 38.9% 63.3%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Artest F 30:31 5-11 1-3 2-5 -3 3 4 7 2 6 1 2 0 1 13
P. Gasol F-C 38:40 4-10 0-0 3-4 -21 0 6 6 1 1 0 2 0 0 11
A. Bynum C 26:13 2-5 0-0 0-2 +5 2 4 6 1 2 0 0 1 1 4
K. Bryant G 45:08 11-33 1-3 12-12 -18 3 7 10 8 3 1 4 1 4 35
D. Fisher G 35:31 3-8 1-4 0-0 -5 2 1 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 7
L. Odom   27:03 2-4 0-1 2-2 -18 2 3 5 2 3 3 0 1 1 6
J. Farmar   12:29 0-3 0-1 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
S. Vujacic   07:10 2-5 1-3 0-0 -3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
S. Brown   13:11 1-4 1-3 0-0 -6 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 3
J. Powell   04:04 1-2 0-0 1-2 +4 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Morrison DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   180 31-85 5-18 20-27   14 29 43 16 21 6 14 3 8 87
  36.5% 27.8% 74.1%   team rebs: 12 total to: 14

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Green, Karl, Powe
  • Lakers: Walton

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: Williams
  • Lakers: Bryant, Fisher, Odom, Odom

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #33 Sean Corbin, #39 Kevin Fehr
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:42
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Los Angeles Lakers (27-7)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs O'Neal (Fisher gains possession)
  11:45 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:44 Fisher Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:41
[LAL 2-0]
Fisher Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:35  
  11:23
[LAL 4-0]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:53
[LAL 6-0]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  10:36
[CLE 2-6]
 
  10:12
[LAL 8-2]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:49  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
James 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:22
[CLE 5-8]
 
  09:03 Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:01  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  08:38  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:36  
  08:23 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:22  
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:12
[CLE 7-8]
 
  08:00 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:59  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:21 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:18 Artest Layup Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:17  
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  07:11
[CLE 9-8]
 
  06:56 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:55  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:48 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:35 Gasol Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  06:19
[CLE 11-8]
 
  06:07
[LAL 10-11]
Bynum Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  05:51
[CLE 13-10]
 
  05:23
[LAL 12-13]
Gasol Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:48  
  04:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  04:48  
  04:48 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  04:48 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:48 Team Rebound 
  04:48
[LAL 13-13]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  04:32
[CLE 15-13]
 
  04:17 Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:16  
Jump Ball Fisher vs James (Parker gains possession)  04:07  
  03:54 Bryant Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS)  03:54
[CLE 16-13]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS)  03:54
[CLE 17-13]
 
Parker Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  03:54  
  03:52 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:34 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:32 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:29
[LAL 15-17]
Odom Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  03:17
[CLE 19-15]
 
  02:51 Gasol Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  02:51  
  02:51 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  02:51 Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:33  
  02:22 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:21  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:05 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:58 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:56  
James Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  01:47
[CLE 21-15]
 
  01:35 Bryant Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:20
[CLE 23-15]
 
  01:06 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:04  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.5 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:43.8
[LAL 17-23]
Bryant Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST)  00:25.9  
Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:06.8  
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  00:06.8  
  00:06.8 Artest Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:06.8  
  00:01.2
[LAL 19-23]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Los Angeles Lakers (27-7)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Varejao Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:39
[CLE 25-19]
 
  11:21 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:20  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST)  11:11  
  11:03 Farmar Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:02  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  10:47
[CLE 27-19]
 
  10:36 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:30
[CLE 29-19]
 
  10:15 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:14  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  10:01
[CLE 31-19]
 
  09:46
[LAL 21-31]
Bryant Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Varejao Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:23
[CLE 33-21]
 
  09:10 Brown Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:09  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  09:03  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:02  
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:50
[CLE 35-21]
 
  08:37 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK) 
  08:34 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:33  
  08:33 Timeout : Official 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  08:33  
  08:33 Farmar Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  08:33 Brown Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  08:33
[LAL 22-35]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:33
[LAL 23-35]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Williams Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Team Rebound 
  08:02 Vujacic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
West Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  07:58  
West Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:58  
  07:49
[LAL 25-35]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:29
[CLE 37-25]
 
  07:12 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:11  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:06
[CLE 40-25]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:48  
West Substitution replaced by James  06:48  
  06:38 Fisher Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Moon Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  06:34
[CLE 42-25]
 
  06:11 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:10  
Moon Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:54  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  05:37
[CLE 44-25]
 
  05:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:28 Odom Substitution replaced by Artest 
  05:28 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Williams Substitution replaced by West  05:28  
  05:20 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Team Rebound 
  05:12 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:10 Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:10
[LAL 27-44]
Artest Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:46 Bynum Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:45  
West 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  04:36
[CLE 47-27]
 
  04:20 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:20  
  04:14 Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (2 ST) 
Varejao Hook Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:51 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:43 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:41 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:36
[LAL 30-47]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
James Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:12
[CLE 49-30]
 
  03:02 Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Moon (1 ST) 
  02:54 Artest Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
  02:46 Artest Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:40 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:36 Artest Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  02:36 Artest Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:36  
  02:36 Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:36 Team Rebound 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson  02:36  
West Substitution replaced by Williams  02:36  
  02:36
[LAL 31-49]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Team Rebound 
  01:59 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
  01:57 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:57  
  01:57
[LAL 32-49]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Moon Substitution replaced by Parker  01:57  
  01:57 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  01:57
[LAL 33-49]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST)  01:50  
Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:48  
  01:48 Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:48 Team Rebound 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Moon  01:48  
  01:48
[LAL 34-49]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
James Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:43  
James Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:43  
  01:35
[LAL 36-49]
Artest Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
Moon Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  01:19
[CLE 51-36]
 
  01:05
[LAL 38-51]
Artest Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:05  
Parker Substitution replaced by West  01:05  
  01:05 Artest Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:05  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:49.9 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:44.4
[LAL 40-51]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK)  00:22.2  
Team Rebound  00:22.2  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:18.8 Artest Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
West Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:02.3  
  00:02.3
[LAL 41-51]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:02.3 Artest Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Moon Substitution replaced by Parker  00:02.3  
  00:02.3
[LAL 42-51]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Los Angeles Lakers (27-7)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed  11:44  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:41  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  11:36
[CLE 54-42]
 
  11:18
[LAL 44-54]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (1 BLK)  10:57  
  10:57 Bryant Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  10:55
[LAL 46-54]
Bryant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:28 Fisher Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:17 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:16  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:01 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
  10:00 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:57
[LAL 48-54]
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST) 
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  09:34
[CLE 56-48]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:21  
  09:21 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:21 Team Rebound 
  09:21 Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:21  
  09:07 Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  08:55 Gasol Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 (17 PTS)  08:55
[CLE 57-48]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (18 PTS)  08:55
[CLE 58-48]
 
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (19 PTS)  08:55
[CLE 59-48]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:48  
  08:40 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK) 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:38  
  08:29 Artest Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:29  
Team Rebound  08:29  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Artest Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:10 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:05 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:04  
Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover  07:54  
  07:40 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (2 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:37  
  07:36 Fisher Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  07:36 Fisher Technical 
Williams Free Throw Technical (20 PTS)  07:36
[CLE 60-48]
 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  07:36
[CLE 61-48]
 
  07:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:36  
  07:35 Artest Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:19 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:18  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:04
[LAL 50-61]
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:01  
O'Neal Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  06:49
[CLE 63-50]
 
  06:28
[LAL 52-63]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (7 AST) 
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  06:09
[CLE 65-52]
 
  05:52 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:51 Team Rebound 
  05:50 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:50  
  05:45
[LAL 54-65]
Artest Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:19  
Team Rebound  05:19  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:19  
  05:00 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:59  
  04:57 Odom Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:57
[CLE 66-54]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:57
[CLE 67-54]
 
  04:47 Bryant Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:47 Bryant Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  04:34
[CLE 70-54]
 
  04:20 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:19  
Ilgauskas Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  04:04  
Ilgauskas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:04  
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:50  
  03:50
[LAL 55-70]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:50 Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson  03:50  
  03:50
[LAL 56-70]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:24 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Artest Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Varejao Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:03  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:03  
  02:53 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:51  
  02:30 Artest Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:30
[CLE 71-56]
 
  02:30 Artest Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:30
[CLE 72-56]
 
  02:18 Farmar Jump Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:16  
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST)  01:57
[CLE 74-56]
 
  01:35 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:34 Bryant Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:33 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:24 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:23  
  01:22 Odom Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  01:22 Odom Technical 
James Free Throw Technical (19 PTS)  01:22
[CLE 75-56]
 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:22
[CLE 76-56]
 
  01:22 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Bryant Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:10 Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (3 ST) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Odom (2 ST)  01:04  
  00:46.9 Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:45.9  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK)  00:30.9  
  00:28.9 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:11.4 Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK) 
  00:11.4 Team Rebound 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Jackson  00:11.4  
  00:08.2
[LAL 59-76]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:40  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:23  
  11:23 Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:23  
Team Rebound  11:23  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Bryant Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  11:03
[LAL 62-76]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST) 
West Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  10:51  
  10:37
[LAL 64-76]
Odom Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:18 Bynum Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:18  
Team Rebound  10:18  
West Substitution replaced by James  10:18  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:18
[CLE 77-64]
 
  10:01 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:59  
Moon Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  09:45
[CLE 79-64]
 
Moon Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:20  
  09:20
[LAL 65-79]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  09:20
[LAL 66-79]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  09:00
[CLE 82-66]
 
  08:43 Timeout : Official 
  08:43 Bryant Substitution replaced by Artest 
  08:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:33 Artest Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Odom (3 ST)  08:17  
James Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:14  
  07:53 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:52  
Moon Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  07:30
[CLE 84-66]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:17  
  07:17 Brown Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  07:17
[LAL 67-84]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:17
[LAL 68-84]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
James Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  07:07  
James Turnover : Foul (6 TO)  07:07  
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  06:53  
  06:53
[LAL 69-84]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  06:53  
  06:53 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  06:53
[LAL 70-84]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST)  06:36
[CLE 86-70]
 
  06:27 Artest Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  06:27 Artest Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  06:13 Odom Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Bryant Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  05:53
[LAL 73-86]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bryant (8 AST) 
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (2 AST)  05:23
[CLE 89-73]
 
  05:02 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:01  
  05:01 Artest Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
  05:01 Artest Substitution replaced by Brown 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:47
[CLE 91-73]
 
  04:37 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:36  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:29 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:22 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:21  
  04:12 Fisher Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  04:12
[CLE 92-73]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  04:12
[CLE 93-73]
 
Moon Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:04  
  04:04 Double Technical - Odom, Williams 
  04:04 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  04:04 Odom Ejection:Second Technical 
  04:04 Odom Substitution replaced by Powell 
Williams Free Throw Technical (27 PTS)  04:04
[CLE 94-73]
 
  04:04
[LAL 74-94]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  04:04
[LAL 75-94]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  03:45 Bryant Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  03:45 Bryant Technical 
James Free Throw Technical (22 PTS)  03:45
[CLE 95-75]
 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:45  
Team Rebound  03:45  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:45  
  03:43 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:35 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:34 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:32
[LAL 77-95]
Powell Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Moon Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:11
[CLE 97-77]
 
  03:02 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:00 Fisher Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:52
[LAL 79-97]
Bryant Slam Dunk Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  02:28  
  02:24
[LAL 81-97]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (35 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
  02:21 Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar 
Williams Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  02:07  
  02:01 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  01:59  
James Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  01:55
[CLE 99-81]
 
  01:55 Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:55  
  01:55 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  01:55  
  01:55 Powell Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:55 Team Rebound 
  01:55
[LAL 82-99]
Powell Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:55 Powell Foul : Away From Play (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS)  01:55
[CLE 100-82]
 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:26 Brown Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:26 Brown Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:26 Bryant Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:10 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:02
[LAL 85-100]
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST) 
James Running Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  00:39.9
[CLE 102-85]
 
  00:28.9 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:27.9 Vujacic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:25.4
[LAL 87-102]
Vujacic Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO)  00:22.5  
James Substitution replaced by Williams  00:22.5  
  00:19.9 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:17.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1

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