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James helps Cavaliers beat Nets 94-86


By BRIAN MAHONEY
Posted Jan 02 2010 3:42PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.(AP) LeBron James had 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New Jersey Nets 94-86 on Saturday for their seventh straight victory.

Mo Williams added 18 points for the Cavaliers, who have won 12 of 13. They have defeated some of the NBA's top teams during their winning streak, but struggled against the league's worst for much of this game, leading by only four with 4 1/2 minutes left.

James then put it away, throwing down a dunk and setting up Daniel Gibson for a 3-pointer and an 86-77 lead with 3:05 remaining. Anthony Parker then went to the floor to come up with a loose ball and threw it ahead to a streaking James, who somehow managed to score while two Nets were trying to foul him. His three-point play made it 89-77 with 2:40 to go.

Anderson Varejao had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Shaquille O'Neal finished with 12 points and nine boards for the Cavs.

Devin Harris scored 22 points and Brook Lopez 20 for the Nets, who started strong before the Cavs, who lead the league in field goal percentage defense, began to control the NBA's worst offensive team.

The Nets fell to 3-30, but the good news is it's finally 2010, when they're hoping to be able to transform the franchise. They could have the most money to offer this summer's free agent class, expected to be highlighted by James, and they hope that, along with his friendship with rapper and part-owner Jay-Z, plus a planned new arena in Brooklyn, could get them in the running for him or one of the other All-Stars who could be available.

The Cavaliers wore their home white uniforms and enjoyed plenty of support, with the first visit this season from James and New Jersey native O'Neal producing an announced crowd of 17,569 at the usually attendance-challenged Izod Center. James treated the fans to some powerful dunks, nifty passes and impressive blocks, drawing oohs and aahs sprinkled in with a couple of boos.

The Cavaliers lead the NBA in first-quarter scoring, but the Nets were the ones who started quickly Saturday. They built a nine-point lead midway through the quarter, shot 52 percent and took a 26-19 lead into the second. James, whose late arrival on the second bus cut into his warm-up time, took only two shots and scored five points in the opening 12 minutes.

James was much more aggressive after returning from his rest early in the second, scoring 10 points in the period and helping the Cavs grab a 44-43 halftime lead.

New Jersey shot only 4 of 20 in the third, but Cleveland failed to pull away, leading only 69-61 heading to the fourth. Williams and Varejao hit the first two baskets of the fourth as the Cavaliers finally opened a double-digit lead for the first time.

NOTES: Cleveland coach Mike Brown said before the game that Varejao should be on the All-Defensive team. Varejao entered the game leading the NBA in plus/minus ratio, with the Cavs outscoring teams by 298 points when he's in the game. James was close behind in fourth at plus-291. ... Nets F Jarvis Hayes was expected to return after straining his left hamstring in the season opener and missing 31 games, but coach Kiki Vandeweghe said they decided to wait until he had a couple of more practices.


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Cavaliers
Nets
     
    • 39.5%

    • 38.7%

    • 28.6%

    • 30.0%

    • 78.8%

    • 78.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE NJN
Total Rebounds 7 12
Offensive Rebounds 16 8
Turnovers 12 11
Fast Break Pts: 16 12
Biggest Lead: 13 9
Points in the Paint: 52 32
CLE NJN
p James   28 Harris   22
rb Varejao   12 Yi   8
a James   7 Harris   6
s 4 players   1 Douglas-Roberts   2
b James   2 Yi   3
 
  • 11/09 - CLE @ NJN
  • 11/10 - NJN @ CLE
  • 01/24 - CLE @ NJN
  • 03/23 - NJN @ 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 36:27 7-16 1-4 13-15 +10 1 8 9 7 0 1 1 2 0 28
J. Hickson F 14:51 2-9 0-0 0-0 -7 3 3 6 0 2 0 1 1 1 4
S. O'Neal C 26:20 4-11 0-0 4-7 +4 3 6 9 1 3 0 3 1 0 12
A. Parker G 33:49 1-6 1-2 3-3 +5 1 3 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 6
M. Williams G 32:02 7-14 1-5 3-5 +4 1 1 2 3 5 0 3 0 0 18
A. Varejao   33:39 7-13 0-0 1-1 +14 4 8 12 2 5 0 2 1 1 15
Z. Ilgauskas   18:03 2-3 0-0 2-2 +11 1 3 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 6
D. West   17:49 1-4 0-1 0-0 -1 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2
J. Moon   09:02 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Gibson   15:42 1-3 1-2 0-0 +5 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
J. Williams   01:08 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson   01:08 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 32-81 4-14 26-33   16 36 52 19 24 4 12 5 3 94
  39.5% 28.6% 78.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
New Jersey Nets (12-70)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Douglas-Roberts F-G 41:06 8-14 0-1 0-0 +2 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 0 3 16
J. Yi F 41:26 2-13 1-2 6-8 -8 2 6 8 1 4 1 1 3 1 11
B. Lopez C 36:43 6-13 0-0 8-10 -1 1 6 7 4 5 1 3 0 1 20
C. Lee G 30:15 3-9 0-2 3-4 -10 2 4 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 9
D. Harris G 39:44 7-13 1-2 7-8 -8 1 4 5 6 4 1 3 0 0 22
K. Dooling   17:24 1-6 1-3 0-0 +5 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 3
J. Boone   08:31 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Hassell   10:40 0-1 0-0 0-0 -7 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Battie   08:34 1-3 0-0 1-2 -8 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
T. Williams   05:37 1-2 0-0 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
R. Alston DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Simmons DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 29-75 3-10 25-32   8 30 38 15 24 6 11 3 5 86
  38.7% 30.0% 78.1%   team rebs: 12 total to: 11

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Green, Karl, Powe
  • Nets: Hayes, Najera, Williams

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Nets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: IZOD Center, New Jersey, NJ
  • Officials: #54 Derrick Collins, #62 Brian Forte, #48 Scott Foster
  • Attendance: 17569
  • Duration: 2:19
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs O'Neal (Yi gains possession)
  11:52 Lopez Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:52 Lopez Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
O'Neal Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:37  
  11:23 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Yi (1 BLK)  11:15  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:13  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:10 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04 Lopez Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:03 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:02
[NJN 2-0]
Harris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  10:50
[CLE 2-2]
 
  10:26
[NJN 4-2]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:00
[NJN 6-2]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Yi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22 Yi Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:21  
  09:17 Douglas-Roberts Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:17
[CLE 3-6]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:04 Harris Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Hickson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:47  
  08:28 Lee Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:27  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:12 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:06
[NJN 8-3]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:44
[CLE 5-8]
 
  07:28
[NJN 10-5]
Lopez Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST) 
Hickson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Yi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:53
[NJN 12-5]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:27  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  06:27  
  06:27
[NJN 13-5]
Yi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:27
[NJN 14-5]
Yi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Team Rebound 
  06:02 Douglas-Roberts Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:00  
James Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  05:54
[CLE 7-14]
 
  05:35 Yi Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:34  
  05:29 Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  05:29  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:29  
Team Rebound  05:29  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:29  
Team Rebound  05:28  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  05:25
[CLE 9-14]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:11  
  05:11
[NJN 15-9]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:11
[NJN 16-9]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:01 Yi Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:01
[CLE 10-16]
 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:01
[CLE 11-16]
 
  04:44
[NJN 18-11]
Douglas-Roberts Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:24  
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  04:20
[CLE 13-18]
 
  04:01 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:00 Douglas-Roberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:58
[NJN 20-13]
Douglas-Roberts Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  03:44
[CLE 15-20]
 
  03:21 Lopez Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:20  
Ilgauskas Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  03:16  
Ilgauskas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:16  
  03:16 Lee Substitution replaced by Dooling 
  03:16 Lopez Substitution replaced by Boone 
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:16  
  03:04
[NJN 22-15]
Douglas-Roberts Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:36  
Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:34
[CLE 17-22]
 
  02:08 Yi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:02  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:02  
  02:02 Yi Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  01:51
[NJN 24-17]
Douglas-Roberts Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lopez (2 AST) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  01:27
[CLE 19-24]
 
  01:06
[NJN 26-19]
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dooling (1 AST) 
West 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.6 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:36.9 Douglas-Roberts Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:35.9  
  00:25.3 Lopez Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:25.3 Harris Substitution replaced by Hassell 
  00:25.3 Lopez Substitution replaced by Battie 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:11.3  
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:04.7  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Moon  00:04.7  
  00:04.7 Boone Substitution replaced by Yi 
  00:00.8 Dooling Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  11:50  
O'Neal Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:50  
  11:27 Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:21  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 Hassell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:55
[NJN 28-19]
Douglas-Roberts Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
O'Neal Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:36
[CLE 21-28]
 
  10:16
[NJN 30-21]
Battie Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Douglas-Roberts (1 AST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:52
[CLE 23-30]
 
  09:32 Hassell Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:31  
Varejao Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:12 Battie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:12 Dooling Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  09:12 Douglas-Roberts Substitution replaced by Williams 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed Block: Yi (2 BLK)  09:00  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:58  
Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Yi (1 ST)  08:51  
  08:40 Yi Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:39  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  08:24  
  08:20
[NJN 32-23]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:02 Battie Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:02  
  08:02 Dooling Substitution replaced by Harris 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:02  
Team Rebound  08:02  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Hassell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:48 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:46  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:33 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:26 Harris Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:24  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  07:16
[CLE 25-32]
 
  07:16 Hassell Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  07:16 Hassell Substitution replaced by Lee 
Williams Substitution replaced by James  07:16  
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  07:16
[CLE 26-32]
 
  06:56 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:55  
  06:42 Yi Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:42
[CLE 27-32]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:42
[CLE 28-32]
 
  06:34 Battie Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:34 Battie Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:12 Battie Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:10  
  06:06 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  06:06  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:06
[CLE 29-32]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:06
[CLE 30-32]
 
  06:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:00 Williams Substitution replaced by Douglas-Roberts 
  06:00 Battie Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:50  
  05:50
[NJN 33-30]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:50 Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:49  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:34  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:33  
James Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:32
[CLE 32-33]
 
  05:08
[NJN 35-32]
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Moon Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
West Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:52  
Moon Substitution replaced by Williams  04:52  
  04:42
[NJN 37-32]
Lopez Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  04:31 Douglas-Roberts Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:31
[CLE 33-37]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:31
[CLE 34-37]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:19  
West Substitution replaced by Parker  04:19  
  04:12 Lopez Hook Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:11  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  03:52
[CLE 37-37]
 
  03:37 Yi Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:36  
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:19  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:17  
Varejao Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:16
[CLE 39-37]
 
  03:00
[NJN 39-39]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  02:56
[CLE 41-39]
 
  02:38
[NJN 41-41]
Yi Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lopez (3 AST) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  02:10
[CLE 43-41]
 
  01:44 Lopez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
  01:43 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:43  
  01:43 Lopez Substitution replaced by Boone 
  01:40 Douglas-Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:38 Team Rebound 
  01:17
[NJN 43-43]
Lee Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  00:59.7 Yi Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
  00:59.7 Douglas-Roberts Substitution replaced by Hassell 
Williams Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  00:59.7
[CLE 44-43]
 
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:59.7  
  00:59.7 Yi Substitution replaced by Battie 
James Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:51.2  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Moon  00:46.3  
Team Timeout : Short  00:46.3  
  00:46.3 Battie Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:34.7 Lee Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:34.7 Lee Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:22.2  
  00:21.2 Hassell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:04.5 Harris Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:04.5 Harris Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Moon Substitution replaced by Williams  00:04.5  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  11:45  
  11:23 Yi Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:22  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:13
[CLE 46-43]
 
  10:58 Lopez Hook Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:57  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Yi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Hickson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:38  
  10:34 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:33  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:17  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:15  
Hickson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:14
[CLE 48-43]
 
  10:06 Team Timeout : Short 
  09:54 Yi Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:52  
  09:31 Yi Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:31
[CLE 49-43]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Yi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:13
[NJN 45-49]
Harris Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Yi (1 AST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:53 Team Rebound 
  08:52 Harris Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Yi (3 BLK)  08:51  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:49  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:41 Yi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:35 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:33  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  08:27
[CLE 52-45]
 
  08:10 Yi Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:08  
  08:08
[NJN 46-52]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:08 Lee Substitution replaced by Williams 
  08:08
[NJN 47-52]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:54  
Hickson Putback Layup Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:45 Yi Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:43  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:23 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:19 Douglas-Roberts Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  07:17 Team Rebound 
  07:08 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:07  
  06:44 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 3 (4 PTS)  06:44
[CLE 53-47]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 3 (5 PTS)  06:44
[CLE 54-47]
 
Parker Free Throw 3 of 3 (6 PTS)  06:44
[CLE 55-47]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:29  
  06:29
[NJN 48-55]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:29 Williams Substitution replaced by Lee 
  06:29
[NJN 49-55]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  06:07
[CLE 57-49]
 
  05:47
[NJN 51-57]
Lopez Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:21
[CLE 59-51]
 
  05:01
[NJN 53-59]
Douglas-Roberts Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lopez (4 AST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:42  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:39
[CLE 61-53]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:20  
  04:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  04:20  
  04:20
[NJN 54-61]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:20 Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:19  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Douglas-Roberts (1 ST)  04:01  
  03:57 Douglas-Roberts Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK) 
  03:56 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:55 Lee Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Yi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:53  
  03:53
[NJN 55-61]
Yi Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:53 Harris Substitution replaced by Dooling 
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:53  
  03:53 Yi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:52  
  03:37 Yi Substitution replaced by Boone 
West Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:22 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:10 Lopez Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:09 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:00  
  03:00
[NJN 56-61]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  03:00
[NJN 57-61]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lopez (1 ST)  02:43  
Varejao Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:42  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
  02:42 Douglas-Roberts Substitution replaced by Hassell 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Gibson  02:42  
West Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  02:42  
  02:42 Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:42 Team Rebound 
  02:42
[NJN 58-61]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:32  
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:31  
Varejao Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:29
[CLE 63-58]
 
  02:13
[NJN 60-63]
Lee Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dooling (2 AST) 
  01:55 Lopez Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:55
[CLE 64-60]
 
  01:55 Lopez Substitution replaced by Battie 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:55
[CLE 65-60]
 
  01:30 Dooling Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:28  
James Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:13 Boone Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:11  
  01:08 Dooling Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:08  
Team Rebound  01:08  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:08
[CLE 66-60]
 
  00:47.0 Lee Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:44.2 Boone Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:42.2  
  00:42.2
[NJN 61-66]
Battie Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:42.2 Battie Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:41.2  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.0  
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:36.4  
James 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  00:32.6
[CLE 69-61]
 
  00:12.7 Battie Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:11.1  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.2  
  00:00.4 Battie Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:37 Yi Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:35  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  11:11
[CLE 71-61]
 
  10:53 Douglas-Roberts Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:52  
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  10:40
[CLE 73-61]
 
  10:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:24
[NJN 64-73]
Yi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST) 
  10:11 Hassell Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:11 Hassell Substitution replaced by Dooling 
O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed  09:58  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:56  
O'Neal Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:43 Team Rebound 
  09:24 Dooling Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:22  
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:16  
Team Rebound  09:13  
O'Neal Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:08 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:03
[NJN 66-73]
Harris Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Varejao Running Hook Shot: Missed  08:34  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:33  
  08:29 Douglas-Roberts Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:19
[CLE 75-66]
 
  07:57 Lopez Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
  07:54 Lopez Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:54
[CLE 76-66]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  07:54
[CLE 77-66]
 
  07:40
[NJN 69-77]
Dooling 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harris (4 AST) 
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:23
[CLE 79-69]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:10  
  07:10
[NJN 70-79]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  07:10
[NJN 71-79]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:46
[NJN 73-79]
Douglas-Roberts Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harris (5 AST) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  06:23  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:22  
O'Neal Tip Shot: Missed  06:21  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:20  
  06:19 Yi Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:19
[CLE 80-73]
 
West Substitution replaced by James  06:19  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:19
[CLE 81-73]
 
  06:08 Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:06  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Douglas-Roberts (2 ST)  05:46  
Varejao Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:45  
  05:45 Timeout : Official 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  05:45  
Williams Foul : Personal (4 PF)  05:33  
Williams Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  05:30  
  05:30 Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:30 Team Rebound 
Williams Substitution replaced by Parker  05:30  
  05:30
[NJN 74-81]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:14 Dooling Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:57
[NJN 76-81]
Douglas-Roberts Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harris (6 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:39 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  04:39  
  04:39 Yi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:39 Team Rebound 
  04:39
[NJN 77-81]
Yi Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
James Slam Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST)  04:24
[CLE 83-77]
 
  03:57 Yi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Team Rebound 
  03:54 Dooling Substitution replaced by Lee 
  03:54 Jump Ball Douglas-Roberts vs Ilgauskas (James gains possession) 
  03:54 Douglas-Roberts Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ilgauskas (1 ST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Douglas-Roberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:18 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  03:17  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  03:05
[CLE 86-77]
 
  02:43 Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  02:40
[CLE 88-77]
 
  02:40 Harris Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  02:40
[CLE 89-77]
 
  02:20 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:19 Yi Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  02:18  
  02:18
[NJN 78-89]
Yi Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:18
[NJN 79-89]
Yi Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Yi Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:52  
  01:52
[NJN 80-89]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:52
[NJN 81-89]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:40 Lopez Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  01:40
[CLE 90-81]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  01:40
[CLE 91-81]
 
  01:32 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  01:31  
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  01:12
[CLE 93-81]
 
  01:12 Harris Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  01:12
[CLE 94-81]
 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:08  
James Substitution replaced by Williams  01:08  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Jackson  01:08  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Moon  01:08  
  01:08
[NJN 82-94]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:08
[NJN 83-94]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.2  
  00:50.7 Douglas-Roberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:39.2 Yi Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:38.4  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  00:14.3  
  00:13.8 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:05.3
[NJN 86-94]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
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
NJN
5th Atlantic
12
70
3-7
8-33
4-37
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
NJN
Lopez 18.9
Lopez 8.7
Harris 6.7
Lopez 1.7
Lee 1.3

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