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Recap

LeBron scores 41 as Cavs hold off late Blazers rally


By Kerry Eggers, for NBA.com
Posted Monday January 11, 2010 1:08AM

PORTLAND, Ore (NBA exclusive) -- LeBron James owned the first half Sunday night at the Rose Garden.

James scored 31 of his 41 points in the first 24 minutes -- 20 in a first quarter suitable for framing.

Even so, the Portland Trail Blazers had their chances, finally falling 106-94 to James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

But the Blazers, who trailed by 17 points in the first half, rallied to tie the game midway through the fourth quarter before getting outscored 17-5 over the final six minutes.

Cleveland (29-10) got big contributions from Anderson Varejao and little-used Jawad Williams down the stretch to avoid a second straight loss after a 99-97 defeat at Denver on Friday.

It was James at his superstar best that was the difference against Portland.

James was 8-for-8 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line in the first quarter, barreling to the basket for several scores, knocking down jumpers over Martell Webster's outstretched hands. He made his first nine shots and finished the first half with 10-for-12 shooting -- 3-for-3 from 3-point rage -- and 31 points, his career high for a first half.

"LeBron just came out from the opening tip a-ggress-ive," Portland point guard Andre Miller said, putting an emphasis on each syllable. "If he played like that every night, he'd average 40 points.

"It's hard to stop a guy when you have the ball coming at you full speed like a track sprinter and a football player mixed in one."

Miller had it spot on, James said afterward.

"In order to get road wins, you have to come out aggressive, and that was my whole mindset coming into the game," he said.

Cleveland hit 14 of 19 shots in the first quarter. At one point early in the second period, the Cavaliers were 18 of 23 from the field. The Cavs shot .649 (24 of 37) in the first half, with 34 points in the paint and nine fast-break points. It wasn't just one player, but James was the straw that stirred the drink.

"LeBron was just unbelievable the first half," Portland coach Nate McMillan said. "That first quarter, he was pretty much in attack mode. You normally don't make adjustments the first quarter.

"His 20 points came so fast. He had three possessions where we didn't get in front of him and he was at the rim. Then he hit some threes and, before you know it, he had 20 points. We wanted to double-team, but we couldn't get close to him."

Cleveland led 64-49 at the half, the most points Portland has allowed in a half this season.

The Cavs held a 74-59 advantage in the third quarter when the Blazers, drawing on Brandon Roy's lead, went on a 15-2 tear to get within 76-74. Roy scored 10 points in a row during the surge.

Cleveland quickly upped the margin to 87-78; the Blazers answered with nine in a row to tie it at 87-87. But Mo Williams and Jawad Williams nailed back-to-back treys, the Blazers went cold and the Cavs pulled out an important victory against the team that had beaten the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night.

"They came out like a team that had dropped one and had respect for what we had done," McMillan said. "They came out ready to play and jumped on us right away. We didn't give in. The second half we got ourselves back into the game with an opportunity to win it. Then it comes down to making plays."

Portland altered its defensive strategy in the second half, running double-team traps at James with every touch of the ball. Cleveland shot only .351 (13 of 37) in the half, but got enough things done in the clutch to get the win.

James' final numbers were sensational: 13 of 19 from the field, 12 of 14 from the line, 41 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in 45 minutes.

Roy wasn't far behind, sinking 14 of 23 shots en route to 34 points in his 45 minutes. His only problem was at the line, where he made 3 of 8 attempts.

"Roy had a heck of a game," Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. "He was tough the entire night. He did a hell of a job keeping those guys in it."

With centers Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla lost for the season, the Blazers are one of the NBA's smallest teams. Cleveland pounded them inside, winning the rebound battle 42-32, with Shaquille O'Neal working undersized Juwan Howard over for 11 points and 11 rebounds in 25 minutes.

"They're a big team, but our bigs worked hard," Roy said. "Give them credit for trying to battle. We wanted to win this game, but our effort was much better in the second half."

Better, but not enough to give Portland (23-16) an impressive quinella in back-to-back games in their home arena.

"To be a great team, you have to be able to get road wins in tough environments," James said. "We've done that for the most part so far this year."

Cavaliers
Blazers
     
    • 50.0%

    • 51.4%

    • 35.0%

    • 25.0%

    • 83.3%

    • 65.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE POR
Total Rebounds 5 6
Offensive Rebounds 11 7
Turnovers 7 8
Fast Break Pts: 15 8
Biggest Lead: 17 2
Points in the Paint: 46 40
CLE POR
p James   41 Roy   34
rb O'Neal   11 Aldridge   13
a James   8 Miller   8
s Varejao   2 2 players   1
b 3 players   1 2 players   1
 
  • 02/05 - POR @ CLE
  • 03/17 - CLE @ POR
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 45:16 13-19 3-4 12-14 +16 0 10 10 8 1 0 3 1 1 41
J. Hickson F 16:55 2-3 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
S. O'Neal C 24:39 3-4 0-0 5-8 +16 3 8 11 5 2 0 0 0 0 11
A. Parker G 18:09 1-3 0-1 0-0 +5 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 2
M. Williams G 38:42 5-15 2-7 4-4 +3 1 2 3 3 3 1 2 0 1 16
A. Varejao   31:09 5-10 0-0 2-2 +6 5 3 8 1 4 2 0 0 0 12
Z. Ilgauskas   14:57 2-5 0-1 0-0 -5 1 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
D. West   33:00 3-8 0-2 0-0 +5 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 6
J. Williams   17:13 3-7 2-5 2-2 +16 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 10
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-74 7-20 25-30   11 31 42 22 19 6 7 3 2 106
  50.0% 35.0% 83.3%   team rebs: 5 total to: 7
Portland Trail Blazers (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Webster F 37:20 4-11 2-9 2-2 +1 1 5 6 2 3 0 1 1 0 12
L. Aldridge F 39:52 8-11 0-0 2-4 -6 4 9 13 1 4 1 2 0 1 18
J. Howard C-F 38:13 3-7 0-1 0-0 -4 1 3 4 1 5 0 1 0 1 6
B. Roy G-F 44:46 14-23 3-7 3-8 -10 0 4 4 3 3 1 2 0 0 34
A. Miller G 40:30 5-11 0-1 4-4 -7 0 4 4 8 3 0 1 0 1 14
J. Pendergraph   10:38 1-1 0-0 0-0 -11 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 2
J. Bayless   14:49 1-6 0-1 2-2 -9 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
S. Blake   07:21 0-1 0-1 0-0 -13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Cunningham   06:31 2-3 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
R. Fernandez DND-microdiscectomy
P. Mills DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-74 5-20 13-20   7 25 32 16 23 2 8 2 3 94
  51.4% 25.0% 65.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 9

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Moon, Powe
  • Trail Blazers: Batum, Oden, Outlaw, Przybilla

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Trail Blazers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Rose Garden, Portland, OR
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #25 Tony Brothers, #11 Phil Robinson
  • Attendance: 20614
  • Duration: 2:29
Cleveland Cavaliers (30-10) Portland Trail Blazers (23-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Aldridge vs O'Neal (Hickson gains possession)
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:36 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:15
[POR 2-0]
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:48 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:47  
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:37
[CLE 2-2]
 
  10:23
[POR 4-2]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:05
[CLE 4-4]
 
  09:41 Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:41  
  09:36 Howard Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:36
[CLE 5-4]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:21 Roy 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:20  
James Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:13
[CLE 7-4]
 
  09:05 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  09:01
[CLE 9-4]
 
  08:44
[POR 6-9]
Roy Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:44  
  08:44 Roy Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:44  
  08:26 Aldridge Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST)  08:17
[CLE 12-6]
 
  08:03 Webster Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:59
[CLE 14-6]
 
  07:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:39
[POR 8-14]
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:18  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST)  07:17
[CLE 16-8]
 
  06:58 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:58  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:56  
  06:42 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:42 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
James Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:42  
  06:42
[POR 9-16]
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:42
[POR 10-16]
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:24
[CLE 18-10]
 
  05:58 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:56 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:56 Howard Tip Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:55  
James Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO)  05:51  
  05:28
[POR 13-18]
Roy 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Roy (1 ST)  05:11  
  05:07
[POR 15-18]
Webster Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Roy (1 AST) 
Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  04:46
[CLE 20-15]
 
  04:34 Roy Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:33  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  04:28
[CLE 22-15]
 
Hickson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:13  
  04:13 Howard Substitution replaced by Pendergraph 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  04:13  
  04:10 Aldridge Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
  04:09 Team Rebound 
  04:02
[POR 17-22]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aldridge (1 ST)  03:40  
  03:34
[POR 19-22]
Aldridge Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:26  
  03:26 Webster Substitution replaced by Bayless 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  03:26  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:26  
West Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:10  
Team Rebound  03:09  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:51 Bayless Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:49 Pendergraph Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:47
[POR 21-22]
Pendergraph Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:23 Pendergraph Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:23
[CLE 23-21]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:23
[CLE 24-21]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:11  
Parker Substitution replaced by Williams  02:11  
  01:58 Roy 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:56
[POR 23-24]
Aldridge Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  01:38
[CLE 26-23]
 
  01:13
[POR 25-26]
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bayless (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  00:48.9
[CLE 29-25]
 
  00:38.5
[POR 27-29]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:33.9
[CLE 32-27]
 
  00:15.9
[POR 29-32]
Roy Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  00:07.8 Roy Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Williams  00:07.8  
  00:07.8 Roy Substitution replaced by Webster 
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:00.1
[CLE 34-29]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (30-10) Portland Trail Blazers (23-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:44  
  11:44
[POR 30-34]
Bayless Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:44
[POR 31-34]
Bayless Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  11:32 Aldridge Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  11:32
[CLE 35-31]
 
  11:32 Aldridge Substitution replaced by Howard 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:32  
  11:31 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:13 Bayless Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:11  
  11:09 Webster Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  10:59 Pendergraph Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:59  
Team Rebound  10:59  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:59
[CLE 36-31]
 
  10:36 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:35  
  10:29 Webster Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:29 Webster Substitution replaced by Roy 
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (4 AST)  10:21
[CLE 38-31]
 
  10:08 Bayless Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  09:55 Pendergraph Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:55
[CLE 39-31]
 
  09:55 Pendergraph Substitution replaced by Aldridge 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:55
[CLE 40-31]
 
  09:41 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
Varejao Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  09:32
[CLE 42-31]
 
  09:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:24 Bayless Substitution replaced by Miller 
  09:09 Blake 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:07  
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  08:43
[CLE 44-31]
 
  08:27 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:26  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  08:12
[CLE 46-31]
 
  07:53
[POR 33-46]
Roy Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
West Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:53  
  07:53 Blake Substitution replaced by Bayless 
  07:53 Roy Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:35  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:33  
James Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:25  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:23  
O'Neal Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:07 James Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  07:07
[POR 35-46]
Bayless Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST) 
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:55
[CLE 48-35]
 
  06:43 Bayless 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:42  
  06:31 Aldridge Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  06:31  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:31  
Team Rebound  06:31  
  06:31 Aldridge Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  06:31 Bayless Substitution replaced by Webster 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  06:31
[CLE 49-35]
 
  06:23
[POR 37-49]
Roy Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  06:08
[CLE 51-37]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:00  
James Substitution replaced by Williams  06:00  
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:55  
  05:55 Timeout : Official 
  05:43 Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:42  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:10  
  05:10
[POR 38-51]
Roy Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Parker  05:10  
  05:10
[POR 39-51]
Roy Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
West Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:46  
Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:46
[CLE 53-39]
 
  04:38
[POR 41-53]
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST) 
West Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:21
[CLE 55-41]
 
  03:58
[POR 43-55]
Roy Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:40  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  03:18  
  03:17 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Varejao Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:16  
  03:16
[POR 44-55]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
West Substitution replaced by James  03:16  
  03:16
[POR 45-55]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Webster Violation:Defensive Goaltending  02:58  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (2 AST)  02:58
[CLE 57-45]
 
  02:39 Roy Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:37  
  02:31 Webster Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by West  02:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
  02:31 Webster Substitution replaced by Bayless 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  02:31
[CLE 58-45]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  02:31
[CLE 59-45]
 
  02:18
[POR 47-59]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Roy (2 AST) 
  02:00 Bayless Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  02:00
[CLE 60-47]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  02:00
[CLE 61-47]
 
  01:44 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:43  
James 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  01:28
[CLE 64-47]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:21  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson  01:21  
  01:21 Roy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:21 Team Rebound 
  01:21 Roy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:19  
James Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:05  
  00:40.8
[POR 49-64]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
James Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:25.5 Roy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.2 Bayless Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (30-10) Portland Trail Blazers (23-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Aldridge Running Hook Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:43  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (5 AST)  11:26
[CLE 66-49]
 
  11:02 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:02  
James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  10:39  
  10:24 Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:23  
  10:18 Roy Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Roy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:55
[POR 51-66]
Aldridge Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
O'Neal Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:34
[CLE 68-51]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:21  
  09:10
[POR 53-68]
Howard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Roy (3 AST) 
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (33 PTS)  08:53
[CLE 70-53]
 
  08:44 Miller Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:43  
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:11
[POR 55-70]
Howard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:38
[POR 57-70]
Webster Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:37  
  07:22 Howard Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
O'Neal Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  07:15
[CLE 72-57]
 
  06:56
[POR 59-72]
Roy Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
O'Neal Driving Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:30
[CLE 74-59]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:19  
Parker Substitution replaced by West  06:19  
  06:05
[POR 61-74]
Roy Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  06:05  
  05:50 Howard Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Roy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:32
[POR 63-74]
Roy Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  05:16
[CLE 76-63]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:00  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  05:00  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:00  
  05:00
[POR 64-76]
Roy Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  05:00 Roy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:59  
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:41  
Varejao Tip Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:41 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:32
[POR 66-76]
Roy Pullup Jump shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:14 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:08  
  03:53
[POR 69-76]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (7 AST) 
West 3pt Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:21
[POR 72-76]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:20  
Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  03:04  
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:39 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  02:38  
Ilgauskas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:28 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:19 Roy Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  02:18  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:47
[POR 74-76]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  01:35 Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  01:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:35 Roy Substitution replaced by Blake 
  01:35 Howard Substitution replaced by Pendergraph 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:35
[CLE 77-74]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:35
[CLE 78-74]
 
  01:16
[POR 76-78]
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  00:53.9
[CLE 80-76]
 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:35.2  
Williams Substitution replaced by Williams  00:35.2  
  00:35.2
[POR 77-80]
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Williams  00:35.2  
  00:35.2
[POR 78-80]
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  00:10.6
[CLE 82-78]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  11:33
[CLE 85-78]
 
  11:07 Bayless Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:07 Team Rebound 
  11:07 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  11:07 Blake Substitution replaced by Webster 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:52  
  10:48 Pendergraph Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS)  10:48
[CLE 86-78]
 
  10:48 Pendergraph Substitution replaced by Howard 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (37 PTS)  10:48
[CLE 87-78]
 
  10:24 Roy Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  10:23  
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:50
[POR 80-87]
Howard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:20 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  09:01
[POR 82-87]
Roy Running Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:35 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  08:23
[POR 84-87]
Roy Pullup Jump shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:23  
Williams Substitution replaced by O'Neal  08:23  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  08:02  
West 3pt Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:33 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  07:31  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:13 Roy Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:06  
  07:06 Bayless Substitution replaced by Miller 
  06:55
[POR 87-87]
Roy 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Webster (2 AST) 
  06:32 Howard Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:32
[CLE 88-87]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:32
[CLE 89-87]
 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:17  
  06:17
[POR 88-89]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:17
[POR 89-89]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  06:00
[CLE 91-89]
 
  05:39 Roy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  05:39  
James Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Webster (1 BLK)  05:22  
Team Rebound  05:22  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  05:14  
  05:14 Howard Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  05:14 Howard Substitution replaced by Pendergraph 
  04:56 Miller Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:56  
Team Rebound  04:56  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:56
[CLE 92-89]
 
  04:34 Aldridge Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  04:21
[CLE 95-89]
 
  04:00 Roy 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:00 Aldridge Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:00  
  04:00 Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:00 Team Rebound 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Williams  04:00  
  04:00 Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:59  
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:41 Team Rebound 
  03:41 Pendergraph Substitution replaced by Howard 
  03:35 Roy Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST) 
Varejao Hook Shot: Missed  03:14  
Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  03:13  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  02:59
[CLE 98-89]
 
  02:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:49 Varejao Violation:Kicked Ball 
  02:37 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:37  
James Jump Shot: Made (39 PTS)  02:14
[CLE 100-89]
 
  02:01 Roy Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:00 Aldridge Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  02:00
[POR 91-100]
Aldridge Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:41  
  01:29
[POR 94-100]
Roy 3pt Shot: Made (34 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:56.9 Aldridge Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
  00:56.2 Roy Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:56.2
[CLE 101-94]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:56.2
[CLE 102-94]
 
  00:56.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:45.9 Howard 3pt Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:45.6  
  00:45.6 Aldridge Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:45.6
[CLE 103-94]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:45.6
[CLE 104-94]
 
  00:45.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:45.6 Howard Substitution replaced by Blake 
  00:38.9 Roy 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  00:37.9  
  00:36.2 Miller Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (40 PTS)  00:36.2
[CLE 105-94]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (41 PTS)  00:36.2
[CLE 106-94]
 
  00:26.9 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:26.9 Aldridge Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  00:22.9 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:21.9  
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
POR
3rd Northwest
50
32
7-3
26-15
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
POR
2 players 19.0
2 players 10.0
2 players 6.0
2 players 1.8
4 players 1.2

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