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Recap

Minus 'Melo, Nuggets still turn back James, Cavs


By ARNIE STAPLETON
Posted Jan 09 2010 1:32AM

DENVER(AP) Carmelo Anthony had the best seat in the house for the big visit from LeBron James, missing the game but enjoying the result as the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 Friday night.

Anthony's much-hyped matchup with James will have to wait until Feb. 18 because of a nagging knee injury that kept him out of his fourth straight game.

The Nuggets didn't need 'Melo to send James to his sixth loss in seven trips to the Pepsi Center.

Kenyon Martin filled in nicely for Anthony, scoring 19 points, grabbing 12 boards and playing tough defense on James down the stretch.

The Nuggets went on a 10-1 run to turn an 89-86 deficit into a 96-91 lead.

Despite committing eight turnovers, James scored 35 points and wouldn't go down easily. He sank a 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds left that made it 96-94.

J.R. Smith's two free throws with 11 seconds remaining gave Denver a 98-94 lead, and James misfired a 3-pointer at the other end. But when Nene missed two free throws for Denver, James made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to pull Cleveland to 98-97.

Following a timeout, Chauncey Billups, who returned to the Nuggets lineup after missing eight of Denver's previous nine games with a strained left groin, took Martin's inbounds pass and was fouled by Delonte West.

He sank his first free throw with 0.2 seconds left and missed the second one intentionally.

Nene returned from a sprained ankle and scored 20 points to go with Billups' 23.

ESPN was on hand for what the network surely hoped would be a LeBron-'Melo matchup, but Anthony wouldn't be swayed.

``It would be the same if I was playing Minnesota. My health is more important right now,'' Anthony said after missing the Nuggets' shootaround. ``Maybe five or six years ago, if somebody told me I had a chance to play against LeBron, I probably would go out here and be stupid and play on an injured leg and not even care about that.

``I've got to be smarter than that. I want to play in this game more than anybody out there, but unfortunately, I (can't).''

The Nuggets jumped out to a 10-point lead but trailed 49-48 at halftime despite 17 points from Martin, who posted his sixth double-double in his last seven games.

Denver controlled the pace for much of the third quarter, but Cleveland closed with a 12-2 run to take a 73-69 lead into the fourth quarter. James scored seven points in the Cavs' run.

NOTES: Ty Lawson (ankle) remained sidelined for Denver. ... James is 4-9 against the Nuggets. ... Denver's Chris Andersen (ankle) also returned to action.


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Cavaliers
Nuggets
     
    • 46.7%

    • 44.9%

    • 40.9%

    • 41.2%

    • 62.1%

    • 73.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE DEN
Total Rebounds 13 11
Offensive Rebounds 10 8
Turnovers 19 12
Fast Break Pts: 6 7
Biggest Lead: 5 10
Points in the Paint: 42 44
CLE DEN
p James   35 Billups   23
rb Varejao   15 Martin   12
a James   7 Billups   5
s Varejao   3 Afflalo   4
b 2 players   2 2 players   1
 
  • 01/15 - CLE @ DEN
  • 01/28 - DEN @ 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 41:18 12-28 2-8 9-13 +6 2 4 6 7 1 1 8 0 1 35
J. Hickson F 15:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 -11 2 4 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
S. O'Neal C 16:09 4-5 0-0 2-4 -11 2 2 4 2 5 0 2 1 0 10
A. Parker G 32:23 3-3 2-2 0-0 +9 0 4 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 8
M. Williams G 34:25 4-11 3-7 0-0 -12 0 1 1 6 4 0 2 0 0 11
A. Varejao   35:57 2-6 0-0 5-10 +4 4 11 15 0 5 3 1 2 0 9
Z. Ilgauskas   28:12 4-8 1-2 2-2 +10 0 5 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 11
D. West   25:57 2-5 1-2 0-0 +4 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 2 1 5
D. Gibson   01:50 0-1 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Williams   08:49 2-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 4
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-75 9-22 18-29   10 35 45 20 25 7 19 6 2 97
  46.7% 40.9% 62.1%   team rebs: 13 total to: 19
Denver Nuggets (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Graham F-G 28:33 1-5 0-0 1-2 +2 3 2 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 3
K. Martin F 38:19 9-21 1-1 0-0 -3 3 9 12 4 2 2 0 1 3 19
N. Hilario C 30:53 6-9 0-0 8-10 +7 0 4 4 3 5 0 2 0 0 20
A. Afflalo G 36:29 4-9 2-5 2-3 +1 0 2 2 1 3 4 1 1 0 12
C. Billups G 33:12 8-14 2-5 5-7 -10 0 1 1 5 3 1 4 0 1 23
C. Andersen   26:48 3-7 0-0 2-4 0 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 8
J. Smith   27:12 3-10 1-3 4-4 +9 0 2 2 3 2 0 5 0 0 11
A. Carter   18:34 1-3 1-3 0-0 +4 0 1 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 3
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Lawson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-78 7-17 22-30   8 25 33 20 23 8 12 2 6 99
  44.9% 41.2% 73.3%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Moon, Powe
  • Nuggets: Anthony

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #18 Mark Wunderlich, #38 Michael Smith, #47 Bennie Adams
  • Attendance: 19996
  • Duration: 2:42
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-11) Denver Nuggets (24-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs O'Neal (Hickson gains possession)
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  11:41
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:18 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
Hickson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:02 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:47 Billups Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:46  
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  10:38
[CLE 4-0]
 
  10:21
[DEN 2-4]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Graham (1 ST)  10:15  
O'Neal Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  10:06  
  10:06
[DEN 3-4]
Billups Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  10:00
[DEN 5-4]
Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Parker Fade Away Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:34
[CLE 6-5]
 
  09:19 Hilario Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:18  
Hickson Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  09:00
[CLE 8-5]
 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:55  
  08:44 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:43  
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:17
[DEN 7-8]
Graham Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  07:52
[CLE 11-7]
 
Hickson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:49  
  07:35
[DEN 9-11]
Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  07:25  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:24  
  07:24 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:24  
Team Rebound  07:24  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:24
[CLE 12-9]
 
  07:04
[DEN 11-12]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:42
[DEN 14-12]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
James Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  06:31  
  06:07
[DEN 17-12]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  05:47  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:46  
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  05:37
[CLE 14-17]
 
  05:22
[DEN 19-14]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:05 Billups Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:05  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  05:05  
James Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  05:02
[CLE 16-19]
 
  05:02 Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:02
[CLE 17-19]
 
  04:52 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
James Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  04:47
[CLE 19-19]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:35  
  04:24 Hilario Hook Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:23  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:09  
  04:09 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  04:09 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Williams Substitution replaced by West  04:09  
  03:56 Graham Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  03:55 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:54
[DEN 21-19]
Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  03:37
[CLE 22-21]
 
  03:24
[DEN 23-22]
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
  02:53 Billups Substitution replaced by Carter 
  02:53 Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:53 Team Rebound 
  02:53
[DEN 24-22]
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
James Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:43  
  02:30
[DEN 26-22]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:07 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:04 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:03 Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:00 Graham Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:55  
  01:50 Carter Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Gibson  01:50  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:50
[CLE 23-26]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:50
[CLE 24-26]
 
  01:35
[DEN 28-24]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Team Rebound 
  01:06 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:05  
  00:57.1 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:57.1  
Team Rebound  00:57.1  
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:57.1  
  00:54.9 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:40.4 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:39.6  
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:30.8  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  00:25.9  
  00:04.9
[DEN 30-24]
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-11) Denver Nuggets (24-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Martin Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:39 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  11:38
[DEN 32-24]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:13 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  10:56
[CLE 26-32]
 
  10:37 Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
  10:36 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:35  
  10:35 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:35 Team Rebound 
  10:35 Graham Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  10:35
[DEN 33-26]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  10:12
[CLE 28-33]
 
  09:48 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:46  
O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST)  09:28  
  09:12 Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  09:11 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  09:10
[DEN 35-28]
Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:06  
  09:06 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Williams Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:53  
  08:37 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:36  
  08:29 Hilario Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:07
[DEN 38-28]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:47
[CLE 30-38]
 
  07:36 Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:35  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST)  07:29  
O'Neal Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:28  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  07:28  
Williams Substitution replaced by James  07:28  
  07:14 Smith Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:13  
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:03  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:02  
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  07:00
[CLE 32-38]
 
  06:44
[DEN 40-32]
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST) 
  06:35 Carter Substitution replaced by Billups 
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  06:27
[CLE 34-40]
 
  06:04 Hilario Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  05:52  
  05:39 Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:37  
Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:37  
  05:37 Timeout : Official 
Williams Substitution replaced by Parker  05:37  
  05:12 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:10 Team Rebound 
  04:59 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:57  
Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  04:43
[CLE 37-40]
 
  04:30 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:24  
  04:24
[DEN 41-37]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:24
[DEN 42-37]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:14 Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Williams  04:14  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:14
[CLE 38-42]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:14  
Team Rebound  04:14  
  04:14 Martin Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  04:00
[CLE 41-42]
 
  03:40 Hilario Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:39  
James Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  03:30
[CLE 43-42]
 
  03:15
[DEN 44-43]
Martin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
West Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  03:09  
Team Rebound  03:08  
  03:08 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Graham 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST)  02:51  
  02:50 Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  02:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:33
[CLE 46-44]
 
  02:23
[DEN 46-46]
Hilario Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:04  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:03  
West 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:45
[DEN 48-46]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:15 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Parker  01:15  
  01:15 Billups Substitution replaced by Carter 
  01:03 Hilario Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  01:03 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:58.3
[CLE 48-48]
 
  00:49.9 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST) 
  00:47.2 Carter Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:47.2  
Team Rebound  00:47.2  
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:47.2
[CLE 49-48]
 
  00:33.9 Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
  00:33.1 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:32.2 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK) 
  00:31.6 Team Rebound 
  00:27.8 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:26.9 Graham Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:05.2 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:05.2  
Parker Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  00:05.2  
  00:05.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:05.2 Carter Substitution replaced by Billups 
  00:03.3 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed Block: West (2 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:01.7  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-11) Denver Nuggets (24-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[DEN 50-49]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  11:19  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:19  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:14 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  11:06
[DEN 52-49]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:47 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:42 Billups Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:41 Graham Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  10:36 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:35  
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  10:21  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:20  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:19
[CLE 51-52]
 
  09:58
[DEN 55-51]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  09:34 Graham Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:34  
Team Rebound  09:34  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:34  
Jump Ball Martin vs Hickson  09:33  
Team Rebound  09:33  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:12
[CLE 53-55]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:03  
  09:03
[DEN 56-53]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  09:03
[DEN 57-53]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  08:52 Hilario Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:52
[CLE 54-57]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:52  
  08:50 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:47  
  08:36 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Afflalo (3 ST)  08:33  
  08:27 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:25  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
Team Rebound  08:12  
  08:12 Hilario Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
  08:12 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  08:08 Billups Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
James Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST)  07:56
[CLE 56-57]
 
  07:30
[DEN 59-56]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
O'Neal Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  07:18  
O'Neal Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:18  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  07:18  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  07:18  
  07:06
[DEN 61-56]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  06:49  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:48  
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:44 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:40  
  06:40 Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:40 Team Rebound 
  06:40
[DEN 62-56]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  06:24
[CLE 59-62]
 
  06:08 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:07  
Hickson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:46
[DEN 64-59]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
  05:23 Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:23
[CLE 60-64]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:23
[CLE 61-64]
 
  05:08
[DEN 66-61]
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:08  
  05:08
[DEN 67-61]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  04:56 Graham Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  04:56  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  04:56  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:56  
Team Rebound  04:56  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:56
[CLE 62-67]
 
  04:41 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:40  
James Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  04:27
[CLE 64-67]
 
  04:08 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:07  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  03:45 Afflalo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:44  
James Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  03:28
[CLE 66-67]
 
  03:09 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:08  
  02:49 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:49
[CLE 67-67]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:49  
  02:47 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:30 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:28  
James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (7 TO)  02:19  
  02:03 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Varejao (3 ST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:41
[CLE 69-67]
 
  01:23 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK) 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:20  
West 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:14
[CLE 72-67]
 
  01:00
[DEN 69-72]
Andersen Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  00:43.3 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  00:43.3 Billups Substitution replaced by Carter 
  00:43.3 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:43.3  
Team Rebound  00:43.3  
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:43.3
[CLE 73-69]
 
  00:17.9 Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:16.9  
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Williams Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  11:17
[DEN 71-73]
Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:57  
Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:47  
  10:47
[DEN 72-73]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  10:47
[DEN 73-73]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:29 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:29  
  10:20 West Violation:Kicked Ball 
  10:14 Hilario Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
West Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (4 ST)  09:51  
West Foul : Clear Path (1 PF)  09:50  
  09:50
[DEN 74-73]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:50
[DEN 75-73]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Williams Substitution replaced by James  09:50  
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:42  
  09:42
[DEN 76-73]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  09:42
[DEN 77-73]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:30
[CLE 75-77]
 
  09:12
[DEN 80-75]
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:31
[DEN 82-75]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:29  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  08:12
[CLE 77-82]
 
  07:55 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  07:53  
James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK)  07:38  
Team Rebound  07:38  
  07:38 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson  07:38  
Jump Ball Afflalo vs James  07:38  
West Substitution replaced by Parker  07:35  
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  07:23 Smith Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:23 Smith Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
  07:23 Smith Substitution replaced by Billups 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
Varejao Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:56  
  06:56
[DEN 83-77]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  06:56
[DEN 84-77]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  06:37 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  06:37
[CLE 78-84]
 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  06:37  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  06:37
[CLE 79-84]
 
  06:19 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:18  
  06:05 Hilario Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:05
[CLE 80-84]
 
  06:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:05 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:05
[CLE 81-84]
 
  05:49 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:47  
Varejao Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  05:30
[CLE 83-84]
 
  05:09 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:08 Team Rebound 
James Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:08  
  05:08
[DEN 85-83]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:08 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:07  
Ilgauskas Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:48
[CLE 85-85]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:33  
  04:33 Andersen Substitution replaced by Hilario 
  04:33 Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:33 Team Rebound 
  04:33
[DEN 86-85]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  04:20  
  04:20 Carter Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:20
[CLE 86-86]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:20
[CLE 87-86]
 
  04:06 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:05  
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  03:43
[CLE 89-86]
 
  03:37 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:37 Carter Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:19 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  03:18  
James Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:55  
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  02:54  
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:48 James Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  02:48
[DEN 88-89]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:23 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:01 Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  02:01 Afflalo Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  02:01  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  01:51
[CLE 91-88]
 
  01:33
[DEN 91-91]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Varejao Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  01:22  
Varejao Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:22  
  01:07
[DEN 93-91]
Martin Jump Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
James Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.7 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:31.6
[DEN 96-91]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:31.6  
James Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (8 TO)  00:27.2  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Williams  00:27.2  
Varejao Substitution replaced by West  00:27.2  
  00:22.9 Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:17.1  
Team Rebound  00:17.1  
James 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS)  00:11.8
[CLE 94-96]
 
  00:11.8 Team Timeout : Short 
Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:11.0  
  00:11.0
[DEN 97-94]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:11.0  
Williams Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  00:11.0  
  00:11.0
[DEN 98-94]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:11.0  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Williams  00:11.0  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:06.8 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
West Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:06.0  
  00:06.0 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:06.0 Team Rebound 
Williams Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:06.0  
  00:06.0 Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:11)  00:04.6  
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.6  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Williams  00:04.6  
James 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST)  00:01.2
[CLE 97-98]
 
  00:01.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
West Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:00.2  
  00:00.2
[DEN 99-97]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:00.2 Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:00.1  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
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
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0

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