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Cavs' defense clamps down on Hawks in fourth


By Jon Cooper, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday December 29, 2009 11:55PM

ATLANTA (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the most games in the East by deploying a combination of LeBron James' scoring, long-distance shooting and smothering defense.

On Tuesday night they proved they could win with someone other than James leading the team in scoring, and getting out-shot on 3-pointers -- just as long as they play that defense.

Mo Williams had 20 points to lead six double-figure scorers, and the Cleveland limited Atlanta to 10 fourth-quarter points to beat Atlanta, 95-84, in front of 20,150, the largest regular-season crowd in Philips Arena history.

The win was the Cavs' fifth straight, and fifth out of six on the road. The teams meet in the back end of the home-and-home Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

"It was an ugly game but you've got to win ugly games like that," said Brown, whose club raised its record to 15-3 against teams at or above .500 in a game that saw 37 turnovers (20 by Cleveland). "Defensively in the second half, we were pretty good."

Imagine what great looks like.

Atlanta had been 12-2 at home, and in December was averaging 110.2 points, having won its last eight games by an average of 14.8 points. But on this night, the Hawks' scoring went down in each quarter, and, in the fourth, they went 8:48 without a point, turning a 75-74 game after three quarters into an 85-74 breeze.

"I don't know how to even begin to explain it," said Hawks coach Mike Woodson. "We didn't execute. We threw the ball all over the place. Offensively we were our own worst nightmare. You just have to give them credit."

Jamal Crawford had a game-high 26 points for Atlanta, which missed 10 shots and even three foul shots in the fourth-quarter drought, while also turning the ball over six times. Cleveland wasn't much better, shooting 4-for-16 in that stretch and turning the ball over five times.

"That's what we do. We lock down in the fourth quarter," said James, who just missed his third triple-double of the season, scoring 12 points, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out a game-high 10 assists. "That's where games are decided. Defensively we locked down."

They especially locked down on Joe Johnson, who finished with 15 points, but 11 of those came in the game's first six minutes. He was held to two foul shots over the next 39:55, scoring with 2:00 left and the Hawks down by 11.

"It was a complete team effort," said James, who guarded Johnson in the fourth quarter. "The coaches came up with a game plan after he went off for 11 in the first three or four minutes, then the guys buckled down. We just kept different faces and different schemes on him and kept him off-balance."

Atlanta closed to within five at 89-84 in the final minute, but a Zydrunas Ilgauskas three shut the door.

Cleveland's balanced attack was too much for Atlanta. Delonte West put in 17 off the bench, including a breathtaking dunk over Josh Smith.

"He'll sneak you," said James of West, who scored 10 of his 17 in the final stanza. "You look at his size, his weight and his height and you don't think he can get up there. A lot of guys have stopped jumping with him."

Cleveland also held a commanding 50-32 edge in points in the paint, and a 43-30 edge on the boards. James, Shaquille O'Neal, and Anderson Varejao each pulled down eight rebounds and every Cavalier player had at least one.

Atlanta shot 40 percent on threes, but hurt itself at the foul line, missing five of its first seven attempts and 10 overall.

Cleveland took a 56-51 lead into halftime, on the strength of a 33-point second quarter. Williams literally didn't miss in the period, shooting 4-for-4, 2-for-2 on threes and 2-for-2 from the line. He hit a pair of threes as Cleveland went on a 10-4 run early in the second to take a 33-30 lead, its first since 2-0. Atlanta would take one lead in the second half, and that lasted all of five seconds. Crawford kept Atlanta close with 17 second-quarter points, shooting 7-for-10, 3-for-3 on threes.

The Hawks led by as much as eight in the first quarter and 26-23 after one, but Cleveland went on a 14-9 run with James on the bench and went into the half with momentum as James put home a monster breakaway slam, just beating the buzzer.

Notes: Zydrunas Ilgauskas' easy layup with 2:57 left in the second quarter, his fifth and sixth points of the game, moved him past Brad Daugherty and into second place on Cleveland's all-time scoring list. Coincidentally, his fifth point in the teams' last regular-season meeting, last March 21 gave 'Z' his 10,000th career point ... Fans booed every time LeBron James touched the ball ... Atlanta native Antwan Patton, aka Big Boi, one half of hip-hop group Outkast, assisted Hawks P.A. announcer Ryan Cameron in announcing the starting lineups ... Other notables in the house were former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (donning a Detroit Tigers cap), Chris Tucker, Chris Brown, Usher, Young Jeezy and Akon.

Cavaliers
Hawks
     
    • 49.4%

    • 44.3%

    • 29.4%

    • 40.0%

    • 73.7%

    • 61.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE ATL
Total Rebounds 7 13
Offensive Rebounds 10 5
Turnovers 18 16
Fast Break Pts: 11 23
Biggest Lead: 11 8
Points in the Paint: 50 32
CLE ATL
p Williams   20 Crawford   26
rb 3 players   8 Horford   9
a James   10 Bibby   7
s James   5 4 players   2
b 3 players   1 5 players   1
 
  • 11/02 - ATL @ CLE
  • 12/22 - CLE @ ATL
  • 03/27 - ATL @ 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 39:36 6-20 0-5 2-3 +6 1 7 8 10 2 5 4 1 1 14
J. Hickson F 16:07 3-3 0-0 0-0 -9 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 6
S. O'Neal C 25:38 5-7 0-0 0-0 +4 2 6 8 0 2 0 1 0 1 10
A. Parker G 22:36 4-7 0-1 2-3 -9 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 10
M. Williams G 36:32 7-15 3-6 3-3 +3 1 2 3 5 3 1 7 0 0 20
A. Varejao   32:58 1-1 0-0 1-2 +19 1 7 8 2 1 1 2 0 0 3
Z. Ilgauskas   19:44 6-8 1-2 2-2 +4 3 2 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 15
D. West   29:20 6-11 1-2 4-6 +24 2 3 5 2 1 2 2 0 1 17
J. Moon   17:29 0-5 0-1 0-0 +13 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-77 5-17 14-19   10 33 43 21 18 10 18 3 5 95
  49.4% 29.4% 73.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 20
Atlanta Hawks (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Williams F 30:43 3-6 0-1 6-6 +3 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 12
J. Smith F 30:00 7-13 0-0 1-6 -2 3 5 8 2 5 0 1 1 0 15
A. Horford C 40:05 3-7 0-0 3-4 -1 2 7 9 2 1 2 4 1 0 9
J. Johnson G 42:43 5-14 2-5 3-4 -6 0 2 2 4 1 1 4 0 1 15
M. Bibby G 27:11 1-7 0-3 0-0 -1 0 3 3 7 1 2 1 0 1 2
J. Crawford   33:52 10-17 4-5 2-4 -22 0 4 4 2 2 2 2 0 0 26
Z. Pachulia   17:51 1-1 0-0 1-2 -15 0 3 3 0 4 2 2 1 0 3
M. Evans   11:43 1-3 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2
J. Smith   05:52 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Morris DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Teague DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-70 6-15 16-26   5 25 30 19 16 10 16 5 3 84
  44.3% 40.0% 61.5%   team rebs: 13 total to: 17

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Green, Karl, Powe
  • Hawks: Hunter

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: West
  • Hawks: Woodson

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #26 Bob Delaney, #51 Leroy Richardson, #71 Rodney Mott
  • Attendance: 20150
  • Duration: 2:20
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Atlanta Hawks (21-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Smith vs O'Neal (James gains possession)
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  11:42
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:19
[ATL 2-2]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bibby (1 AST) 
  10:59
[ATL 5-2]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bibby (2 AST) 
Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bibby (2 ST)  10:45  
  10:43 Bibby Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK) 
  10:43 Team Rebound 
  10:38
[ATL 7-2]
Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  10:17  
  10:02 Bibby Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:01  
  09:53 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:53  
Team Rebound  09:53  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:53
[CLE 3-7]
 
O'Neal Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  09:44  
  09:44
[ATL 8-3]
Johnson Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
Hickson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:38  
  09:28 Smith Driving Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:26  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  09:11
[CLE 5-8]
 
  08:49 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  08:34
[CLE 8-8]
 
  08:12
[ATL 10-8]
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  08:10 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:51 Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:49
[ATL 12-8]
Smith Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bibby (3 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:27
[ATL 14-8]
Williams Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bibby (4 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:08
[CLE 10-14]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:50  
  06:50 Horford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:50 Team Rebound 
  06:50
[ATL 15-10]
Horford Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:41  
  06:30 Bibby Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:28  
James Jump Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:08
[ATL 18-10]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  05:47
[CLE 12-18]
 
  05:31 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  05:28
[CLE 14-18]
 
  05:13 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:12 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:12
[ATL 20-14]
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:03 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
James Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:02  
  05:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:02  
  04:46
[ATL 22-14]
Williams Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Varejao Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:28  
  04:28 Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  04:11 Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  04:08 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:04 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:02  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  03:52
[CLE 16-22]
 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:36  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  03:36  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:36  
  03:36 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:36 Team Rebound 
  03:36 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:35  
West 3pt Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:12 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:02
[ATL 24-16]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:38
[CLE 18-24]
 
  02:23 Crawford Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  02:20 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:20
[ATL 26-18]
Horford Putback Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Parker Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  02:05
[CLE 20-26]
 
  01:38 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:36  
  01:24 Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:24  
  01:24 Smith Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  01:24  
  01:24 Williams Substitution replaced by Evans 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:24
[CLE 21-26]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:58.9 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:58.0 Team Rebound 
  00:58.0 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  00:44.8 Pachulia Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:44.8
[CLE 22-26]
 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:44.8
[CLE 23-26]
 
  00:34.7 Horford Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:34.7 Horford Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  00:34.7 Horford Substitution replaced by Smith 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.9 Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Atlanta Hawks (21-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:43  
Moon Jump Shot: Missed Block: Evans (1 BLK)  11:39  
Team Rebound  11:39  
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:32
[CLE 25-26]
 
  11:12 Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:09  
West Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:03
[CLE 27-26]
 
  10:46
[ATL 28-27]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST)  10:20  
  10:15
[ATL 30-27]
Evans Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pachulia (1 ST)  09:56  
  09:45 Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:43  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:28
[CLE 30-30]
 
  09:14 Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:13  
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:09  
  08:47 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:46  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:42
[CLE 33-30]
 
  08:13 Smith Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:13  
West Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST)  07:56  
  07:48
[ATL 32-33]
Crawford Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  07:42 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:42
[CLE 34-32]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:42
[CLE 35-32]
 
  07:27
[ATL 35-35]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bibby (5 AST) 
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  07:06
[CLE 37-35]
 
  06:43 Pachulia Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:43 Pachulia Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Williams Substitution replaced by James  06:43  
  06:43 Smith Substitution replaced by Horford 
  06:43 Evans Substitution replaced by Johnson 
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  06:34
[CLE 39-35]
 
Moon Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:17  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  06:17  
  06:06
[ATL 38-39]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST) 
Moon Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:49  
Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:49
[CLE 41-38]
 
  05:32 Horford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
West Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  05:12
[CLE 43-38]
 
  05:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:06  
  05:06 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:57 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:56  
Moon Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:37 Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:31
[ATL 40-43]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bibby (6 AST) 
Varejao Running Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  04:12
[CLE 45-40]
 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:54  
  03:54 Bibby Substitution replaced by Williams 
  03:54 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:54 Team Rebound 
  03:54 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:52  
  03:36 Crawford Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:36  
Team Rebound  03:36  
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:36
[CLE 46-40]
 
  03:22
[ATL 42-46]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Horford (2 AST) 
West Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:59  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:57  
Ilgauskas Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:57
[CLE 48-42]
 
  02:39
[ATL 44-48]
Horford Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
West Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:17  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:14  
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:14
[CLE 50-44]
 
  01:55 Horford Turnover : Kicked Ball Violation (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:55  
West Substitution replaced by Williams  01:55  
  01:55 Smith Substitution replaced by Evans 
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  01:42  
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:31  
  01:31
[ATL 45-50]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:31
[ATL 46-50]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:08  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:07  
Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:07
[CLE 52-46]
 
  00:44.9 Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:42.9  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Horford (1 ST)  00:39.9  
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:35.5  
  00:35.5
[ATL 47-52]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by West  00:35.5  
  00:35.5
[ATL 48-52]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  00:12.9  
  00:10.1 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:10.1 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:09.9
[CLE 54-48]
 
  00:02.0
[ATL 51-54]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST)  00:00.0
[CLE 56-51]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Atlanta Hawks (21-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:16 Team Rebound 
  11:02
[ATL 53-56]
Bibby Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:35 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:27
[ATL 55-56]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
O'Neal Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  10:09
[CLE 58-55]
 
  09:48 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:46  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:32 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:22  
  09:22
[ATL 56-58]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:22
[ATL 57-58]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Hickson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:05  
  08:49 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:47  
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:28 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:21 Bibby Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (3 ST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Horford (2 ST)  08:06  
  08:01
[ATL 59-58]
Smith Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Williams Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:35
[CLE 60-59]
 
  07:10 Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:08  
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:58  
  06:58 Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
Team Rebound  06:47  
  06:46 Bibby Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:46
[CLE 61-59]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:46
[CLE 62-59]
 
James Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:29  
  06:29
[ATL 60-62]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  06:29
[ATL 61-62]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:06 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:04  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  05:47
[CLE 64-61]
 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:24  
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:24 Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:24  
  05:24
[ATL 62-64]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:24 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:22  
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  04:56  
Team Rebound  04:56  
Team Turnover : 3 Second Violation  04:56  
  04:36 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:34 Team Rebound 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  04:34  
Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:30  
  04:15 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:14 Smith Tip Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:13  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:03
[CLE 66-62]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:47  
  03:47
[ATL 63-66]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  03:47 Smith Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
  03:47
[ATL 64-66]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  03:35  
  03:24
[ATL 66-66]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  03:04 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:04  
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:53
[CLE 68-66]
 
  02:53 Crawford Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:53  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:51  
Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:35  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:25
[CLE 70-66]
 
  02:25 Pachulia Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  02:25
[CLE 71-66]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:11  
  02:11
[ATL 67-71]
Horford Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:11
[ATL 68-71]
Horford Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  02:00
[CLE 73-68]
 
  01:36
[ATL 71-73]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  01:11
[CLE 75-71]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:53.6  
  00:53.6 Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:53.6 Team Rebound 
  00:53.6
[ATL 72-75]
Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:34.9 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:32.1
[ATL 74-75]
Pachulia Running Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pachulia (1 BLK)  00:17.0  
  00:17.0 Team Rebound 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson  00:17.0  
  00:17.0 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Bibby 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Moon  00:17.0  
  00:00.0 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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West Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:43 Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:26 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:25  
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:58 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:45 Horford Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:43  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:33 Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:31 Pachulia Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Pachulia (2 ST)  10:26  
Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:26  
  10:12 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:11  
Moon Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  09:41 Horford Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  09:22  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:21  
Moon 3pt Shot: Missed  09:17  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:16  
O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (2 ST)  09:15  
  09:08 Evans Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK) 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:06  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Horford (1 BLK)  08:56  
  08:54 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:53 Crawford Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:53  
Moon Substitution replaced by James  08:53  
  08:53 Horford Substitution replaced by Smith 
  08:53 Evans Substitution replaced by Williams 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:26 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:20 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (4 ST) 
Williams Running Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  08:13
[CLE 77-74]
 
  07:55 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:55  
  07:55 Smith Foul : Clear Path (4 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:55
[CLE 78-74]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:55
[CLE 79-74]
 
  07:55 Woodson Technical 
Williams Free Throw Technical (20 PTS)  07:55
[CLE 80-74]
 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:38 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:31 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:28  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  07:25  
  07:14 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:12  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:50  
  06:50 Smith Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  06:50 Smith Substitution replaced by Horford 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  06:50  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:12 Horford Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:10  
  05:57 Pachulia Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:57  
Team Rebound  05:57  
  05:57 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Smith 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:57
[CLE 81-74]
 
  05:37 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (5 ST) 
West Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  05:15  
  05:13 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:06 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:04  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:40  
  04:40 Williams Substitution replaced by Bibby 
  04:28 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:West (2 ST) 
West Running Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:23
[CLE 83-74]
 
West Taunting Technical  04:22  
  04:22 Johnson Free Throw Technical Missed 
  04:22 Team Rebound 
West Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:08  
  04:08 Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:08 Team Rebound 
  04:08 Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:07  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO)  03:57  
  03:46 Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:45  
  03:29 Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  03:23
[CLE 85-74]
 
  03:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:12
[ATL 76-85]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bibby (7 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  02:48
[CLE 87-76]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:38  
  02:29
[ATL 78-87]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  02:12
[CLE 89-78]
 
  02:00
[ATL 80-89]
Johnson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Williams Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:44  
Team Rebound  01:43  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:31 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:25 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:25
[ATL 82-89]
Smith Tip Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:58.9 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:54.7
[ATL 84-89]
Crawford Running Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  00:41.0
[CLE 92-84]
 
  00:41.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Moon  00:41.0  
  00:36.9 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moon (1 ST) 
West 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST)  00:13.5
[CLE 95-84]
 
  00:07.9 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:02.9  
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
ATL
2nd Southeast
53
29
7-3
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
ATL
Johnson 20.9
Horford 9.9
Johnson 5.7
Smith 2.4
Smith 1.8

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