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Recap

Varejao's board helps Cavs sweep season series with Lakers


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Friday January 22, 2010 12:19AM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- It was Kobe Bryant coming out firing, the bandaged index finger on his shooting hand be darned.

It was Anderson Varejao soaring out of nowhere to grab the game's biggest offensive rebound, then stepping to the line and making a pair of its biggest free throws.

It was LeBron James egging on the home crowd, raising his arms to the rafters and pounding the floor in celebration.

It was Cleveland 93, the L.A. Lakers 87, at a wild and rocking Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, in a game that was everything NBA fans hoped it would be.

"It was fun," James said. "A lot of people have told me that it was a fun game to watch. Well, it was a fun game to play."

It's true, as this one had it all.

You can talk about how the defending champion Lakers (32-10) sprinted to a 9-0 lead, looking to avenge their Christmas Day defeat at home.

You can mention that the Cavs (33-11) looked lost early without their starting point guard, Mo Williams, who is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks with a strained shoulder.

And as usual, you can marvel for days about the performances of James (37 points, nine assists) and Bryant (31 points, four assists), neither of whom separated himself from the other in the league's MVP race. But that's only because they were both so good.

For the second time this season, James' team got the better of Bryant's, with Cleveland's king of the courts coming up huge when it mattered most. After all, James made five of his seven shots for 12 points in the final 12 minutes, helping the Cavs hang on to their 67-65 lead entering the fourth quarter.

"That's what it's about," James said. "That's money time. We know that 85 percent of the time, the game is won in the fourth quarter. In our case, it's probably 95 percent of the time. It's a big win for us."

Interestingly, the play of the game came on shot that James missed. It was the second of two free throws, with 21.2 seconds left and the Cavs clinging to a 90-87 lead. (James made the first.)

When the ball came off the rim, Varejao somehow came up with it, using his always-running motor and long arms to snag it in traffic. He was fouled by reaching Lakers forward Ron Artest, and after Varejao made both free throws, the Cavs' lead had suddenly stretched to five.

"That's what I do; I go for every offensive rebound," Varejao said. "Sometimes I get it, sometimes I don't."

On this night, Varejao got it.

"I have no idea how he does it," James said of Varejao. "I'm just glad he's on my side. He always does it at the right time, too."

Shortly before that play, with the Cavs leading 89-87 and 23.4 seconds to go in the game, Lakers forward Pau Gasol missed back-to-back free throws. Considering Gasol is an 86 percent foul shooter, that was about as an odd of an occurrence as there was all night.

"I wasn't effective in the last four minutes," Gasol explained. "When I got to the line, I was still thinking of a couple of times I could have finished a play. It lingered in my head. Obviously, it had a total negative effect."

Shaquille O'Neal (13 points) and J.J. Hickson (11 points, 14 rebounds) also gave magnificent performances for the Cavs, with Hickson finishing with five jackhammer dunks. Varejao added 11 points and eight boards, none bigger than the final one.

Of course, Lakers coach Phil Jackson had a different view when it came to that particular play.

"When they blew the whistle, I thought they were going to call Varejao for coming over the back," Jackson said. "But they called the foul on Ron for grabbing him. In a rebound situation like that at the end of the game, to make that call, is kind of weird."

The Lakers, who swept the two-game season series from the Cavs last year, say the Cavs have been more physical this time around.

"We have to try to step up and match that," Bryant said. "That's not part of our DNA. But we have to step up and match that and still try to play skillful basketball."

The Cavs have won 18 of 22 overall, and are 14-1 in their last 15 home games. The Lakers dropped to 9-7 on the road.

Lakers
Cavaliers
     
    • 38.6%

    • 47.9%

    • 34.8%

    • 33.3%

    • 62.5%

    • 76.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL CLE
Total Rebounds 6 6
Offensive Rebounds 15 6
Turnovers 8 13
Fast Break Pts: 5 2
Biggest Lead: 11 7
Points in the Paint: 26 42
LAL CLE
p Bryant   31 James   37
rb Odom   10 Hickson   14
a 3 players   4 James   9
s Odom   2 James   2
b Bynum   2 West   2
 
  • 01/11 - CLE @ LAL
  • 02/16 - LAL @ CLE
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Artest F 34:41 3-10 2-8 0-1 -1 3 4 7 4 3 1 0 0 0 8
P. Gasol F-C 32:54 5-14 0-0 3-6 -3 3 5 8 1 5 1 0 0 1 13
A. Bynum C 26:50 3-5 0-0 1-2 +3 3 5 8 1 4 0 1 2 0 7
K. Bryant G 39:57 12-31 2-6 5-8 -8 1 1 2 4 2 0 3 0 0 31
D. Fisher G 34:28 2-4 1-3 1-2 -3 0 3 3 4 3 1 3 0 0 6
L. Odom   34:42 3-5 1-1 3-3 -12 4 6 10 2 3 2 0 0 1 10
S. Vujacic   00:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Brown   13:32 1-6 1-2 2-2 -3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
J. Farmar   12:15 2-4 1-3 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
L. Walton   08:54 1-4 0-0 0-0 -2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
D. Mbenga   01:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-83 8-23 15-24   15 28 43 18 21 6 8 3 4 87
  38.6% 34.8% 62.5%   team rebs: 6 total to: 8
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 40:24 13-25 1-9 10-13 +5 0 5 5 9 3 2 4 1 0 37
J. Hickson F 25:11 4-6 0-0 3-4 +6 2 12 14 1 1 0 2 0 0 11
S. O'Neal C 28:27 5-9 0-0 3-4 +3 1 5 6 3 3 1 2 1 1 13
A. Parker G 26:16 3-6 2-3 0-0 +2 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 8
D. West G 42:50 1-4 1-1 0-0 +6 0 4 4 3 2 0 1 2 0 3
Z. Ilgauskas   18:24 2-7 1-2 0-0 0 1 4 5 1 3 0 3 0 0 5
A. Varejao   23:35 4-6 0-0 3-4 -1 1 7 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 11
J. Williams   15:26 1-7 0-2 0-0 +4 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 2 2
D. Gibson   19:27 1-1 1-1 0-0 +5 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 3
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-71 6-18 19-25   6 42 48 21 22 3 13 4 3 93
  47.9% 33.3% 76.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13

inactive

  • Lakers: Morrison
  • Cavaliers: Moon, Powe, Williams

technical fouls

  • Lakers: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #14 Joe DeRosa, #59 Gary Zielinski, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:33
Los Angeles Lakers (32-11) Cleveland Cavaliers (34-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Bynum (Fisher gains possession)
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:45
[LAL 2-0]
 
  11:28 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST)  11:11
[LAL 5-0]
 
  10:50 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  10:37  
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:35  
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST)  10:33
[LAL 7-0]
 
  10:14 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:13  
Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST)  10:02
[LAL 9-0]
 
  09:50
[CLE 2-9]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST) 
Artest Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:50  
  09:50 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:32  
  09:12
[CLE 4-9]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  08:55
[LAL 11-4]
 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:38  
  08:38
[CLE 5-11]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:38
[CLE 6-11]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:03 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:02  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:42
[CLE 8-11]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:21  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:03
[CLE 10-11]
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:36  
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:35  
Hickson Violation:Defensive Goaltending  06:23  
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST)  06:23
[LAL 13-10]
 
Fisher Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:09  
  06:09
[CLE 11-13]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:09
[CLE 12-13]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:58
[LAL 15-12]
 
  05:36
[CLE 14-15]
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
  05:19 West Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bryant Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:02 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:50 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:48  
Fisher Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Artest (3 AST)  04:37
[LAL 17-14]
 
  04:08 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:07  
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST)  03:55
[LAL 19-14]
 
  03:34
[CLE 16-19]
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
  03:15 Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:15 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  03:15 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  03:15  
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:15
[LAL 20-16]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:04 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:03  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST)  02:58
[LAL 23-16]
 
  02:38 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:37  
Artest Layup Shot: Missed  02:19  
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:17  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:01 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:00  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:41 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:17 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:15  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST)  01:09
[LAL 25-16]
 
  00:39.9 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:38.3  
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Fisher (4 AST)  00:32.6
[LAL 27-16]
 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:12.9  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:12.9  
  00:12.9 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:12.9 West Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Artest Substitution replaced by Vujacic  00:12.9  
  00:12.9
[CLE 17-27]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:12.9
[CLE 18-27]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:07.3 Gibson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:07.3 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.6 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (32-11) Cleveland Cavaliers (34-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:42 Team Rebound 
Odom Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:41  
  11:37
[CLE 21-27]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  11:17  
  11:16 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:01 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:00  
Ilgauskas Violation:Kicked Ball  10:52  
  10:43 Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:43
[LAL 28-21]
 
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:27
[CLE 23-28]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:27  
  10:27
[CLE 24-28]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:09
[LAL 30-24]
 
  09:53
[CLE 26-30]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
  09:44 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brown Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:32  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:15 Gibson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  09:06 Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:57
[LAL 32-26]
 
  08:39 Ilgauskas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:29 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:29  
Bryant Substitution replaced by Artest  08:29  
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  08:15
[LAL 35-26]
 
Artest Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:03  
  08:00 Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:59 Williams Tip Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK) 
  07:57 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:56
[CLE 28-35]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:42 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Odom Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Artest (4 AST)  07:34
[LAL 37-28]
 
  07:14 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:13  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:03  
  07:03 James Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  07:03 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by West 
  07:03 Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Artest Substitution replaced by Bryant  07:03  
Farmar Substitution replaced by Walton  07:03  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:32 Hickson Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  06:22  
Team Rebound  06:20  
Walton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:51 O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:48  
Bynum Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  05:41  
  05:25
[CLE 30-37]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Bynum Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:05  
  05:05 Gibson Substitution replaced by James 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol  05:05  
Brown Substitution replaced by Artest  05:05  
Walton Substitution replaced by Fisher  05:05  
  05:05 Williams Substitution replaced by Parker 
  04:53
[CLE 32-37]
O'Neal Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:29 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:25 James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST) 
Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  04:17  
  04:14 West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:O'Neal (1 ST)  03:58  
  03:53
[CLE 34-37]
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:31
[LAL 39-34]
 
  03:12
[CLE 36-39]
James Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  03:00 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:00
[LAL 40-36]
 
  03:00 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:38
[CLE 38-40]
James Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  02:26 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:26
[LAL 41-38]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:26  
  02:25 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Gasol Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:14  
  02:14
[CLE 39-41]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:14
[CLE 40-41]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:59 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:59
[LAL 42-40]
 
  01:59 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Artest Substitution replaced by Walton  01:59  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:59
[LAL 43-40]
 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:39  
  01:39
[CLE 41-43]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Mbenga  01:39  
  01:39 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mbenga Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:39  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:21 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:07 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:07  
  01:07 Hickson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:07
[LAL 44-41]
 
Mbenga Turnover : Lane Violation (1 TO)  01:07  
  00:44.9 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:41.9 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Mbenga Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:40.9  
  00:40.9 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:40.9 Team Rebound 
  00:40.9 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  00:40.9 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Walton Substitution replaced by Farmar  00:40.9  
  00:40.9
[CLE 42-44]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:27.5  
Bryant Putback Layup Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:26.2  
Odom Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:26.2
[LAL 46-42]
 
Bryant Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:04.8  
  00:04.8
[CLE 43-46]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Mbenga Substitution replaced by Gasol  00:04.8  
  00:04.8
[CLE 44-46]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  00:01.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (32-11) Cleveland Cavaliers (34-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 James Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:47 James Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  11:34  
Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  11:32  
Gasol Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST)  11:18
[LAL 48-44]
 
  10:58 O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST) 
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:44 O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST) 
Artest Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST)  10:39
[LAL 50-44]
 
  10:39 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Artest Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  10:15
[CLE 46-50]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  09:59 West Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:59
[LAL 51-46]
 
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:59  
  09:56 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:38 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:37  
Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:25
[LAL 53-46]
 
  09:06 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:05 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:05  
  09:05 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:05 Team Rebound 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  09:05  
  09:05
[CLE 47-53]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:51 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  08:39 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:39  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:09 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:02
[CLE 50-53]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
  07:48 James Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  07:48
[LAL 54-50]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  07:32
[CLE 52-54]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:32  
  07:32
[CLE 53-54]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
Fisher Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  07:22  
Fisher Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:22  
  07:03 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:02  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST)  06:55
[LAL 57-53]
 
  06:55 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  06:39
[CLE 55-57]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:06 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:05  
Bryant Turnaround Bank shot: Made (23 PTS)  05:54
[LAL 59-55]
 
  05:33
[CLE 57-59]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
  05:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:17 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:05 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  04:42
[CLE 60-59]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:22 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  04:11 Ilgauskas Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:11 Ilgauskas Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  04:02 James Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:43 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:41  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  03:28  
Bryant Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  03:28  
  03:15 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  03:10 Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Odom (2 ST) 
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:00  
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:59 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
Bryant Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:44  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
  02:44 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  02:38 Ilgauskas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST) 
  02:33 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:33
[LAL 60-60]
 
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:33
[LAL 61-60]
 
  02:19
[CLE 63-61]
Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  02:04
[LAL 63-63]
 
  01:48
[CLE 65-63]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (27 PTS)  01:33
[LAL 65-65]
 
  01:00
[CLE 67-65]
James Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:34.8 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:13.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  00:12.4  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Farmar Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Walton (1 AST)  11:51
[LAL 67-67]
 
  11:24 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:23  
Odom Jump Bank Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:09 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:56
[CLE 69-67]
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:12 O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:09  
Walton Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:55
[LAL 69-69]
 
  09:29 West Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Walton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:26  
  09:25 Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:25
[LAL 70-69]
 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:25
[LAL 71-69]
 
  09:15
[CLE 71-71]
O'Neal Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:54 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:49 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Farmar (1 BLK) 
  08:49 Team Rebound 
  08:49 Timeout : Official 
  08:32
[CLE 74-71]
West 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:13
[LAL 74-74]
 
  07:50 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:49 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:49
[CLE 76-74]
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Walton Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:32  
Walton Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  07:32  
  07:30 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:13
[CLE 78-74]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST)  07:04
[LAL 77-78]
 
  06:48 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (2 BLK) 
Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:46  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed Block: West (2 BLK)  06:36  
  06:34 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:22 Williams Substitution replaced by James 
Walton Substitution replaced by Artest  06:22  
  06:12
[CLE 80-77]
James Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:50
[LAL 80-80]
 
  05:24
[CLE 83-80]
James 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:23  
Odom Substitution replaced by Fisher  05:23  
Brown Substitution replaced by Bryant  05:23  
Farmar Substitution replaced by Gasol  05:23  
  05:23 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  05:01  
  04:58 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:36
[CLE 85-80]
James Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:18 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:56 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
  03:45 Varejao Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  03:45  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:09 Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:09 Team Rebound 
Odom Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:09  
  02:48
[CLE 87-80]
James Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS) 
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:34  
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:30
[LAL 83-87]
 
  02:04 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:04  
  02:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:53 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  01:53
[LAL 84-87]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  01:53
[LAL 85-87]
 
  01:41 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
  01:41 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS)  01:32
[LAL 87-87]
 
  01:10 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:09  
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  00:53.5  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:52.0  
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed  00:52.0  
  00:49.5 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:40.5
[CLE 89-87]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (36 PTS) 
Bryant Layup Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:24.9  
  00:24.1 Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  00:24.1 Gibson Substitution replaced by Parker 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:24.1  
Team Rebound  00:24.1  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:24.1  
  00:23.4 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:23.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:23.4 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  00:23.4 Varejao Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Gasol Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:22.3  
Fisher Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:21.2  
  00:21.2
[CLE 90-87]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (37 PTS) 
  00:21.2 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  00:21.2 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:20.7 Team Rebound 
Artest Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:20.7  
  00:20.7
[CLE 91-87]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:20.7 Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:20.7
[CLE 92-87]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
Artest Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:10.9  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:05.1 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Gasol Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:04.1  
  00:04.1
[CLE 93-87]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:04.1 Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  00:03.8  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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canada -- TSN2 national 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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