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Williams co-stars in Cavs' 108-83 win over Rockets


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday December 27, 2009 10:39PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- LeBron James is the king of Cleveland basketball, but Mo Williams is making it clear he doesn't want to be just any old court jester.

One game after annoying the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers on their own floor, Williams and the Cavaliers returned home to prove their Christmas Day performance was no fluke, knocking off Houston by a 108-83 count Sunday.

The Cavs have won four straight, all over Western Conference opponents. Three of them -- the Lakers, Rockets and Phoenix -- had winning percentages of .600 or better. And of those three victories, none came by less than 15 points.

A common denominator is Williams, the starting point guard who has not only been making shots, but playing with toughness and directing the team like an All-Star. Against the Rockets, he finished with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes. He also was 4-for-6 shooting on 3-pointers.

"He's done a nice job of running our team, getting guys in the right spot and getting them the ball in the right spot," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "Often, he's going to shoot and score the ball, and you've come to expect that. Right now, he's bringing a physical presence at both ends of the floor in that point guard spot."

It was a strange game in which both teams did almost the opposite of what normally works. At least, they did during the first half. That's when the Rockets (18-13), known for scoring inside the paint, were burying threes at a rapid pace. The Cavs (24-8), a team that can dismantle you on the perimeter, were pounding it underneath.

The result was a back-and-forth contest and 51-48 halftime lead for the Cavs.

Then came the third quarter, and the Cavs displayed more energy and velocity than the snowstorm that's been blowing its way through the Midwest. Williams and James led the charge, combining to score 25 of the Cavs' 32 points in the period. That included five 3-pointers in less than five minutes from the pair.

Meanwhile, the Rockets suddenly went ice cold, scoring just 15 points in the third. Worse, they finished a measly 25-for-76 shooting (32.9 percent) for the game, and were hammered in the paint, getting outscored 52-16 in that department.

"There were one or two mistakes, but they just came down and drilled shots," said Rockets coach Rick Adelman. "We knew they are the best 3-point shooting team in the league, and they pretty much dominated us. But I think we just ran out of gas. We didn't have anything left to respond."

James paced the Cavs with game-highs of 29 points and six assists, and he did it in just 30 minutes. Shaquille O'Neal added 13 points and 11 rebounds, Zydryunas Ilgauskas contributed 12 points off the bench.

More than anything, this was another total team effort from the Cavs, who became the first team in the Eastern Conference to win 24 games after an uneven start. They have also won nine of 10 and a league-best 10 straight at home.

They also held the Rockets to a season-low 83 points one game after limiting the Lakers to 87. The Rockets committed 16 turnovers, compared to 11 for the Cavs.

"When you create turnovers, execute and get 25 points off turnovers, that definitely helps us," James said. "It was key for us to just stay in front of them and make them take shots with a contested hand (in their face), and then try to get out and get as many easy points as possible."

Aaron Brooks was magnificent on an otherwise dreary night for the Rockets, scoring 23 points and keeping his team in it early. On the downside, Trevor Ariza continued his recent struggles, hitting just two of 10 field goals for 11 points. Ariza is a combined 10-for-48 shooting in the past four games, two of which were losses.

"We've been talking about (Ariza's shooting slump)," Adelman said. "I just think we have to look at the shots he's getting and the shots he's taking. I think he's maybe a little bit tired, too. He's been playing the most minutes of anybody."

The Rockets fell to 0-6 when failing to score at least 90 points.

"We hit a wall tonight," Brooks said. "They hit shots, we didn't, and those things happen. You have games like that. They are a great home team and that's how it goes sometimes."

Rockets
Cavaliers
     
    • 32.9%

    • 47.3%

    • 32.0%

    • 41.2%

    • 73.5%

    • 81.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU CLE
Total Rebounds 17 5
Offensive Rebounds 5 15
Turnovers 16 11
Fast Break Pts: 12 19
Biggest Lead: 12 28
Points in the Paint: 16 52
HOU CLE
p Brooks   23 James   29
rb Landry   6 O'Neal   11
a 4 players   3 James   6
s Andersen   3 Varejao   4
b Taylor   2 3 players   2
 
  • 12/11 - CLE @ HOU
  • 02/23 - HOU @ CLE
Houston Rockets (42-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Battier F 30:29 2-5 1-4 2-3 -16 0 2 2 3 2 1 2 0 0 7
L. Scola F-C 22:24 4-9 0-0 0-0 -14 0 4 4 2 2 0 2 1 1 8
C. Hayes C-F 15:04 0-2 0-0 1-2 -8 0 4 4 1 3 1 2 0 0 1
T. Ariza G 31:19 2-10 2-5 5-8 -22 2 3 5 3 0 0 2 0 1 11
A. Brooks G 30:20 7-15 3-6 6-6 -11 1 2 3 3 2 0 2 0 2 23
D. Andersen   27:47 2-10 1-4 2-4 -12 0 3 3 2 3 3 1 0 2 7
C. Landry   24:58 3-8 0-0 5-5 -16 0 6 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 11
K. Lowry   24:20 0-5 0-3 2-2 -11 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 2 2
J. Taylor   17:31 2-7 0-1 0-0 -9 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 4
M. Harris   10:01 2-3 0-0 1-2 -6 0 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 5
B. Cook   05:47 1-2 1-2 1-2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
T. McGrady NWT - Personal Reasons
Total   240 25-76 8-25 25-34   5 32 37 18 17 5 16 4 10 83
  32.9% 32.0% 73.5%   team rebs: 17 total to: 16
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 29:26 12-20 2-5 3-4 +16 2 3 5 6 0 3 1 1 0 29
J. Hickson F 23:55 4-10 0-0 0-0 +4 2 2 4 1 6 1 0 0 0 8
S. O'Neal C 22:29 5-12 0-0 3-4 +11 6 5 11 4 4 0 1 1 0 13
A. Parker G 26:26 2-6 0-3 0-0 +17 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
M. Williams G 32:56 7-13 4-6 2-2 +23 0 6 6 5 2 0 3 0 1 20
A. Varejao   22:54 2-3 0-0 0-0 +20 3 3 6 0 3 4 2 2 0 4
Z. Ilgauskas   16:49 6-13 0-0 0-0 +11 2 3 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 12
D. West   25:50 1-5 0-0 5-6 +12 0 3 3 3 3 1 3 1 2 7
J. Moon   23:36 2-4 0-1 0-0 +7 0 4 4 3 2 0 1 2 0 4
D. Gibson   05:47 3-3 1-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
D. Jackson   04:56 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
J. Williams   04:56 0-3 0-1 0-0 +2 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total   240 44-93 7-17 13-16   15 38 53 26 22 10 11 10 4 108
  47.3% 41.2% 81.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 11

inactive

  • Rockets: Budinger, Dorsey, Yao
  • Cavaliers: Green, Karl, Powe

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Cavaliers: West

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #11 Phil Robinson, #34 Marc Davis
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:18
Houston Rockets (20-15) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Scola (Hickson gains possession)
  11:42
[CLE 2-0]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  11:16
[HOU 3-2]
 
  10:54 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:53  
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:38
[CLE 4-3]
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  10:24
[HOU 5-4]
 
  10:07 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:06  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  09:58
[HOU 8-4]
 
  09:41 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST)  09:23
[HOU 10-4]
 
  08:59 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:58  
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:41 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:38 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST) 
  08:35 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:35  
Team Rebound  08:35  
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:35
[HOU 11-4]
 
  08:22 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:22 Team Rebound 
Hayes Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:22  
  08:16 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST)  08:05
[HOU 13-4]
 
  07:51 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:50  
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  07:40
[HOU 16-4]
 
  07:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:29 Williams Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:06 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:59
[CLE 6-16]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  06:39  
Team Rebound  06:39  
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:15 O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:14 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:14  
  06:14
[CLE 7-16]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Andersen  06:14  
  06:14
[CLE 8-16]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  06:00  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:59  
  05:59 Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:59  
Team Rebound  05:59  
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:59
[HOU 17-8]
 
Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:47  
  05:35 O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:33 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:31
[CLE 10-17]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:17 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:03
[CLE 12-17]
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
Team Rebound  04:45  
  04:43 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Landry  04:36  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:26 Team Rebound 
Scola Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:26  
  04:09 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:08  
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:50  
  03:50 Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  03:37
[CLE 14-17]
James Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK)  03:25  
  03:21 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:17 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  03:09 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:08  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:51 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:50  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:36 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:23
[CLE 16-17]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  02:03  
  01:58
[CLE 18-17]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:42  
  01:42 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
  01:29 Ilgauskas Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:25
[CLE 20-17]
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Landry Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST)  01:16
[HOU 19-20]
 
  01:16 Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Scola Substitution replaced by Andersen  01:16  
Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:16
[HOU 20-20]
 
  00:56.9
[CLE 22-20]
Ilgauskas Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:42.0 West Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Battier Free Throw Technical (4 PTS)  00:42.0
[HOU 21-22]
 
Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  00:30.9  
  00:06.9
[CLE 24-21]
Ilgauskas Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:01.8
[HOU 24-24]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (20-15) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:27 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:02 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:42
[CLE 26-24]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
  10:25 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:25
[HOU 25-26]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:25
[HOU 26-26]
 
  10:09
[CLE 28-26]
Ilgauskas Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST)  09:56  
  09:43
[CLE 30-26]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
  09:32 Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:19 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:59 West Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK) 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:56  
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  08:53  
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:51  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:41 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:35
[CLE 32-26]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:29  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brooks  08:29  
  08:15 Hickson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58 West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  07:46
[HOU 28-32]
 
  07:26 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:25  
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (2 BLK)  07:10  
  07:07 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:04
[CLE 34-28]
Moon Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  06:46
[HOU 30-34]
 
  06:37 West Jump Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK) 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:35  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK)  06:29  
Team Rebound  06:29  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Battier  06:29  
  06:29 Williams Substitution replaced by James 
  06:29 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:07 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:06  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Andersen (2 AST)  05:55
[HOU 33-34]
 
  05:34 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:33  
Landry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:32  
  05:32 Timeout : Official 
  05:16 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:16 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Andersen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:16  
Andersen Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:09  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Hayes  05:09  
  04:56 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:52 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:52
[CLE 36-33]
Hickson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Landry Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:33
[HOU 35-36]
 
Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:11  
  04:11
[CLE 37-35]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:11 Moon Substitution replaced by Parker 
  04:11 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:10  
  03:54 Hickson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  03:54 Hickson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  03:41 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:41
[HOU 36-37]
 
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:41
[HOU 37-37]
 
  03:21
[CLE 39-37]
James Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:02 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST) 
  03:00 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:00
[HOU 38-39]
 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:00
[HOU 39-39]
 
  02:41
[CLE 41-39]
James Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Landry Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  02:24
[HOU 41-41]
 
  01:57 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:56  
Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  01:54  
  01:49 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:49 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:49
[CLE 43-41]
James Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:49  
  01:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lowry Substitution replaced by Ariza  01:49  
  01:49 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Scola  01:49  
  01:49
[CLE 44-41]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST)  01:26
[HOU 43-44]
 
  01:07
[CLE 46-43]
James Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  01:00 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:00  
Team Rebound  01:00  
Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:00
[HOU 44-46]
 
Landry Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  00:45.0  
  00:45.0
[CLE 47-44]
Williams Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
Battier Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:36.6  
  00:36.6 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:36.6 Team Rebound 
  00:36.6
[CLE 48-44]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  00:15.9  
Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:15.5  
  00:14.7 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  00:14.7 West Technical 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:14.7  
Brooks Free Throw Technical (15 PTS)  00:14.7
[HOU 45-48]
 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 3 (16 PTS)  00:14.7
[HOU 46-48]
 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 3 (17 PTS)  00:14.7
[HOU 47-48]
 
Brooks Free Throw 3 of 3 (18 PTS)  00:14.7
[HOU 48-48]
 
  00:00.9
[CLE 51-48]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (20-15) Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  11:15
[CLE 53-48]
James Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:41 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK) 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:39  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST)  10:30
[HOU 51-53]
 
  10:12
[CLE 56-51]
James 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST) 
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:48 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:44
[CLE 59-51]
James 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:20 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:15 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:14  
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  09:06
[HOU 53-59]
 
  08:48
[CLE 62-53]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Brooks Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:44  
  08:29 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:28 O'Neal Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Hayes Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:28  
  08:21
[CLE 65-53]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:21  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:00 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:46
[CLE 68-53]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST) 
Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (3 ST)  07:33  
  07:20 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:19 O'Neal Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  07:19
[CLE 70-53]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  07:05 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:05  
Team Rebound  07:05  
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:05
[HOU 54-70]
 
  06:54
[CLE 72-54]
James Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (4 AST) 
Scola Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:54  
  06:54
[CLE 73-54]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
Battier Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:40
[HOU 56-73]
 
  06:18 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:17 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:12 Hickson Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:09  
Brooks Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:03  
Team Rebound  06:02  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Andersen  06:02  
  05:52 O'Neal Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  05:52 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  05:43 Hickson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:43  
Team Rebound  05:43  
  05:43 Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:43
[HOU 57-73]
 
  05:31
[CLE 75-57]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:31  
  05:31
[CLE 76-57]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:16
[HOU 59-76]
 
  04:56 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:55  
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:36 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:25 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:57 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:56 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:47 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:46  
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (3 ST)  03:32  
Brooks Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:29  
  03:29 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  03:19 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:17  
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  03:03
[HOU 61-76]
 
  02:43
[CLE 78-61]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:15 Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:14  
Brooks Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:09  
  02:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
Scola Substitution replaced by Lowry  02:09  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Landry  02:09  
  02:09 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
  01:51 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:50 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Lowry Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:38  
  01:38 West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:38 Team Rebound 
  01:38
[CLE 79-61]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ilgauskas (1 ST)  01:22  
  01:18 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:16  
  01:07 James Substitution replaced by Parker 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:39.9 Moon Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:38.9 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:35.9 Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:33.8 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:33.8 Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:31.9 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Lowry Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:26.8  
  00:26.8
[CLE 80-61]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:26.8
[CLE 81-61]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:04.2 Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:04.2
[HOU 62-81]
 
  00:04.2 Moon Substitution replaced by James 
  00:04.2 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Williams 
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:04.2
[HOU 63-81]
 
  00:00.0
[CLE 83-63]
James Running Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:47 Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:46 O'Neal Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  11:44
[CLE 85-63]
O'Neal Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:28  
Landry Layup Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:18 O'Neal Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  11:10 West Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Andersen (2 ST) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  10:54  
  10:47 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Andersen (3 ST) 
  10:44 Moon Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Andersen 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  10:37
[HOU 66-85]
 
  10:10 O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:08  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:01 Moon Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Harris  10:01  
  09:59 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:59
[HOU 67-85]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:59
[HOU 68-85]
 
  09:45 O'Neal Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Harris Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:32  
Harris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:32  
  09:17
[CLE 87-68]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 O'Neal Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  08:49 O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:46  
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  08:41  
  08:39 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:36
[CLE 89-68]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Landry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  08:20  
  08:20 Timeout : Official 
  08:06 West Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:06 West Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:36  
  07:36
[CLE 90-68]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:36 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  07:36
[CLE 91-68]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:30 Varejao Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Taylor Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:18
[HOU 70-91]
 
  06:55 Varejao Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Landry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK)  06:38  
  06:37 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:26
[CLE 93-70]
Hickson Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (4 ST)  06:02  
  05:47
[CLE 95-70]
West Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:47  
  05:47 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Landry Substitution replaced by Cook  05:47  
  05:37 Hickson Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:37
[HOU 71-95]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:37  
  05:35 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:20 West Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Cook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:20  
  05:20 West Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Cook Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:20  
Team Rebound  05:20  
Cook Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:20
[HOU 72-95]
 
  05:05 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Cook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:04  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  04:56  
Team Rebound  04:56  
  04:56 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  04:56 West Substitution replaced by Williams 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:47  
Harris Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  04:44
[HOU 74-95]
 
  04:24 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:23  
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  04:18
[HOU 76-95]
 
  03:59 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Cook Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:56  
Cook Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST)  03:55  
  03:51
[CLE 97-76]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  03:46 Hickson Foul : Shooting (6 PF) 
  03:46 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:46  
Team Rebound  03:46  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:46  
  03:46 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:36 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:35  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moon (2 BLK)  03:30  
  03:29 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:25  
  03:13
[CLE 99-76]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:49
[CLE 101-76]
Moon Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (1 BLK)  02:27  
  02:23 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:18
[CLE 103-76]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moon (2 AST) 
Cook 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
Team Rebound  01:56  
  01:56 Jackson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:56
[HOU 77-103]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:56
[HOU 78-103]
 
  01:48
[CLE 106-78]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Harris Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:33
[HOU 80-106]
 
  01:18 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:15  
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
Team Rebound  00:58.8  
  00:58.8 Varejao Substitution replaced by Parker 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:55.2 Team Rebound 
  00:40.7
[CLE 108-80]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moon (3 AST) 
Cook 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST)  00:32.2
[HOU 83-108]
 
  00:13.9 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:11.9  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.8 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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