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Recap

James sparkles on offense, defense in Cavs win


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 24, 2010 12:04AM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder hope to be more like the Cleveland Cavaliers someday.

LeBron James sent a reminder that they're not quite there yet.

James saved the day with the game's biggest defensive play, swatting away Thunder standout Kevin Durant's left-handed shot near the rim with time running out to preserve a 100-99 Cavs win Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.

That came just a few moments after James passed for the game's biggest assist. James started to drive to the basket with 9 seconds left in the game, but instead dished off to Daniel Gibson, who was positioned outside the 3-point line. Gibson buried the shot, giving the Cavs a 98-96 edge with 8.7 seconds.

It was the classic display of drive-and-kick basketball, the type of fundamental and smart play James executes so well and so often.

It's no wonder Cleveland fans spend the majority of their fourth quarters chanting "M-V-P, M-V-P" in reference to their superstar. After all, James brings it night after night after night -- playing everything from point guard to power forward on both offense and defense.

"He's head and shoulders above everybody else right now," marveled Cavs coach Mike Brown.

And again, James came close to a triple-double, finishing with 37 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds on an otherwise so-so night for the Cavs (34-11).

Of course, the up-and-coming Thunder (24-20) may have had something to do with that. Despite trailing by as many as 13 points in the first half, the Thunder scrapped back and made a game of it. These days, that's nothing new.

"I have a group of guys who make me so proud of their toughness," said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. "It's a special group of guys who just love to compete. But you have to go through some tough losses to understand what it takes to win in this league."

Speaking of toughness, that is especially true of Durant, the Thunder's 6-foot-9 smooth operator of a small forward. Durant may not play with as much flair as a James or a Kobe Bryant, but you had better prepare for him just the same.

Durant practically matched James shot for shot, as Durant scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

He has also compiled an NBA-best 25 games of 30 or more points -- and has scored 25 or more in 18 straight. In other words, the Western Conference should be prepared to say hello to its newest All-Star.

The Cavs were playing their second straight game without starting point guard Mo Williams, who is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained shoulder. Delonte West, who started in place of Williams in Thursday's win over the Lakers, sat out with a broken pinky.

So Gibson was the floor leader by default and responded fairly well, finishing with 13 points and even a couple of blocked shots. But nothing, of course, was bigger than his three at the end.

It rescued the Cavs from a night in which they were a miserable 20-for-40 shooting on free throws and failed to take care of the basketball.

"If you would have told me before the game that we'd go 20-for-40 from the line and commit 17 turnovers to their eight turnovers, and that we somehow still win, I would've been a little shocked," Brown said.

Of course, it likely would've been less shocking had someone told Brown that James would be guarding the opposing team's best player with time running out and the Cavs leading by two points.

"What a spectacular block; what a great play," Brown said. "There are things he does out there that not many people can do."

Meanwhile, James said he was just doing what needed to be done.

"I take just as much pride on the defensive end as I do the offensive end," James said. "I tried to force him left to give him a different look, then stay on his hip to make a play on the ball. That was big."

Cavs forward Jawad Williams added a career-high 12 points, and J.J. Hickson grabbed nine rebounds to go with his nine points.

Russell Westbrook scored 23 points for the Thunder, who suffered their second road loss in two nights by two points or less.

"All of our losses these last couple weeks have been under two or three points and that's tough," admitted Durant. "We're just trying to get over that hump. But they made the plays down the stretch, more plays than we did, so give the credit to them."

Durant hit a 3-pointer at the final buzzer for the final score.

Thunder
Cavaliers
     
    • 38.4%

    • 49.3%

    • 45.5%

    • 42.9%

    • 84.8%

    • 50.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
OKC CLE
Total Rebounds 7 17
Offensive Rebounds 17 10
Turnovers 8 17
Fast Break Pts: 16 16
Biggest Lead: 6 13
Points in the Paint: 38 38
OKC CLE
p Durant   34 James   37
rb Durant   10 2 players   9
a Westbrook   5 James   12
s 2 players   2 3 players   1
b Gibson   2
 
  • 12/12 - CLE @ OKC
  • 03/13 - OKC @ CLE
Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Durant F 43:17 10-25 2-3 12-13 +4 2 8 10 3 0 2 1 0 2 34
J. Green F 37:47 4-14 1-3 2-2 +4 2 4 6 1 4 1 0 0 0 11
N. Krstic C 15:52 4-8 0-0 1-3 -5 3 3 6 1 4 1 0 0 1 9
T. Sefolosha G 24:38 2-5 1-1 0-0 -12 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 5
R. Westbrook G 34:44 8-18 0-1 7-9 -3 1 1 2 5 3 2 2 0 2 23
N. Collison   19:14 1-2 0-0 0-0 +6 4 1 5 0 5 0 1 0 0 2
J. Harden   27:09 1-8 1-3 6-6 +4 2 2 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 9
S. Ibaka   19:09 2-3 0-0 0-0 -5 3 4 7 0 4 0 3 0 0 4
E. Maynor   13:16 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
B. Mullens   04:54 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 2
K. Ollie DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-86 5-11 28-33   17 27 44 15 25 9 8 0 6 99
  38.4% 45.5% 84.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 9
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 42:38 9-19 6-10 13-19 -1 0 9 9 12 2 0 6 1 0 37
J. Hickson F 31:22 4-6 0-0 1-2 +11 2 7 9 0 1 0 1 1 0 9
S. O'Neal C 32:23 8-10 0-0 6-15 +13 1 5 6 3 4 1 2 1 0 22
A. Parker G 33:01 1-7 0-4 0-0 +1 1 2 3 1 4 1 3 1 0 2
D. Gibson G 33:35 5-13 3-8 0-0 -1 0 4 4 0 4 1 2 2 0 13
J. Williams   23:14 5-7 2-3 0-0 -6 3 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 12
A. Varejao   19:25 1-2 0-0 0-2 -16 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
D. Green   10:51 1-3 1-3 0-0 +2 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 3
Z. Ilgauskas   11:29 0-2 0-0 0-2 -6 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
C. Jackson   02:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 +8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Moon DND - Left Abdominal Strain
Total   240 34-69 12-28 20-40   10 35 45 19 25 3 17 6 0 100
  49.3% 42.9% 50.0%   team rebs: 17 total to: 17

inactive

  • Thunder: Harpring, Weaver, White
  • Cavaliers: Powe, West, Williams

technical fouls

  • Thunder: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #56 Mark Ayotte, #74 Curtis Blair
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:23
Oklahoma City Thunder (24-21) Cleveland Cavaliers (35-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Green (Hickson gains possession)
  11:38 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Green Layup Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:20 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:02 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:02
[CLE 2-0]
Hickson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:45 Hickson Dunk Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:44  
Krstic Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sefolosha (1 AST)  10:36
[OKC 2-2]
 
  10:14 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:13  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:57 James Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:57 James Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Sefolosha Hook Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:28 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:15 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:06
[CLE 5-2]
James 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  08:56  
  08:55 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:51 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:48 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:48
[CLE 7-2]
Hickson Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Durant Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK)  08:23  
  08:21 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:19 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
  08:13 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:13
[OKC 3-7]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:13
[OKC 4-7]
 
  07:58 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:57 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:54 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:53  
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:O'Neal (1 ST)  07:43  
Green Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:32  
  07:32 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:32 Team Rebound 
  07:32 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:30  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:08 James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Durant (1 ST) 
  07:06 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:44 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:43  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:37
[OKC 6-7]
 
  06:07
[CLE 9-6]
James Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Westbrook Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Westbrook Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:47  
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:36
[CLE 11-6]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Green Layup Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:05  
  05:05 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:05 Team Rebound 
  05:05
[CLE 12-6]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:45
[CLE 14-6]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:45  
  04:45 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
Krstic Substitution replaced by Collison  04:45  
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  04:45  
  04:45
[CLE 15-6]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  04:37 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:37 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:37
[OKC 7-15]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:37
[OKC 8-15]
 
  04:25 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:24 Team Rebound 
  04:20
[CLE 17-8]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:08
[OKC 10-17]
 
  03:51
[CLE 20-10]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST)  03:37
[OKC 13-20]
 
  03:21 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:20  
  03:17 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Green Substitution replaced by Ibaka  03:17  
  03:17 Gibson Substitution replaced by Green 
  03:17 Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:17
[OKC 14-20]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:17
[OKC 15-20]
 
  03:06
[CLE 22-15]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:37
[CLE 24-15]
James Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Maynor  02:28  
  02:15 Green Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:15
[OKC 16-24]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:15
[OKC 17-24]
 
  02:01 Ilgauskas Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:01 Ilgauskas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Ibaka Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:52  
Ibaka Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:52  
  01:36 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:35  
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:22
[OKC 19-24]
 
  01:06 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Maynor (1 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:58.9  
Durant Layup Shot: Missed  00:45.0  
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:45.0  
Collison Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:43.1
[OKC 21-24]
 
  00:21.9 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:20.9 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:20.9
[CLE 26-21]
Williams Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ibaka Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST)  00:02.3
[OKC 23-26]
 
  00:00.0 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (24-21) Cleveland Cavaliers (35-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:45  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  11:30  
Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:29  
Ibaka Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  11:27  
  11:10 O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:09  
Green Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:56
[OKC 25-26]
 
  10:41
[CLE 29-25]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ibaka Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  10:21  
  09:56
[CLE 31-25]
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Maynor (1 AST)  09:39
[OKC 28-31]
 
  09:18 O'Neal Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ibaka Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:54  
  08:54 Timeout : Official 
  08:54
[CLE 32-28]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Mullens  08:54  
  08:54
[CLE 33-28]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:37 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Collison Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:31  
  08:31
[CLE 34-28]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  08:31 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:30  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:10 Team Rebound 
  07:56 Gibson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:54 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:52
[CLE 36-28]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Mullens Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  07:32  
Collison Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:30  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:22 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:17 Gibson Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Maynor Substitution replaced by Westbrook  07:17  
Collison Substitution replaced by Durant  07:17  
  07:08 Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:08
[OKC 29-36]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:49 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mullens Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:48  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:38
[OKC 31-36]
 
  06:38 Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:38 Gibson Substitution replaced by James 
  06:38 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:38  
  06:36 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:24 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mullens (1 ST) 
Westbrook Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:16
[OKC 33-36]
 
  06:00 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:58  
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:58 Parker Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  05:58 Varejao Substitution replaced by Green 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST)  05:45
[OKC 35-36]
 
Harden Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:25  
  05:25
[CLE 37-35]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:25
[CLE 38-35]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:07
[OKC 37-38]
 
Green Substitution replaced by Sefolosha  04:52  
  04:46
[CLE 41-37]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Westbrook Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:39  
Westbrook Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:39  
Mullens Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:24  
  04:24 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:24 Team Rebound 
  04:24
[CLE 42-37]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Mullens Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST)  04:15
[OKC 39-42]
 
Mullens Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:00  
  04:00
[CLE 43-39]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Mullens Substitution replaced by Green  04:00  
  04:00
[CLE 44-39]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:40 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:39 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:38 Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:38 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:37 Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Team Rebound 
Harden Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:36  
  03:36 Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:36 Team Rebound 
  03:36 Williams Substitution replaced by Parker 
  03:36 Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:34  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:30  
Green Layup Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:17 Hickson Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:17 Hickson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:07
[OKC 41-44]
 
  02:51 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  02:44  
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:43  
Durant Tip Shot: Missed  02:43  
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:42  
Durant Tip Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:40 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:34
[CLE 46-41]
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
  02:21 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:21 Green Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  02:21 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  02:14 Gibson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:14
[OKC 42-46]
 
Harden Substitution replaced by Krstic  02:14  
  02:14 Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:14
[OKC 43-46]
 
  01:57
[CLE 48-43]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:41 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:33
[CLE 50-43]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:00  
  01:00 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:00 Team Rebound 
Krstic Substitution replaced by Harden  01:00  
  01:00 Williams Substitution replaced by Green 
  01:00 Parker Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  01:00 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:58.9  
Sefolosha Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:39.0  
  00:33.8
[CLE 53-43]
James 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:13.9 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.9
[CLE 56-43]
James 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (24-21) Cleveland Cavaliers (35-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  11:41
[OKC 46-56]
 
  11:20 O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Westbrook (1 ST) 
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Missed  11:13  
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:12  
Krstic Layup Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:08 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:54
[CLE 58-46]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:35  
Green Tip Shot: Missed  10:34  
Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:33  
Green Layup Shot: Missed  10:32  
Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:31  
Krstic Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  10:31  
Krstic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:30  
  10:30 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:30  
Team Rebound  10:30  
Krstic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:30
[OKC 47-58]
 
  10:14 James Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Krstic (1 ST) 
Krstic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST)  10:09
[OKC 49-58]
 
  10:09 James Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:09  
  10:07 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:47
[CLE 60-49]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST)  09:23
[OKC 51-60]
 
  09:08
[CLE 62-51]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:55
[OKC 53-62]
 
  08:33
[CLE 64-53]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Durant (3 AST)  08:11
[OKC 55-64]
 
  07:42 O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:41  
Krstic Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST)  07:32
[OKC 57-64]
 
  07:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:17
[CLE 67-57]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  06:51
[OKC 59-67]
 
Green Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  06:39  
  06:39 James Free Throw Technical Missed 
  06:39 Team Rebound 
  06:31 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:30  
O'Neal Violation:Kicked Ball  06:20  
Sefolosha Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:10
[OKC 61-67]
 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:58  
  05:58 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:58 Team Rebound 
  05:58 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  05:58
[CLE 68-61]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Krstic (1 AST)  05:48
[OKC 63-68]
 
  05:29
[CLE 70-63]
James Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:18
[OKC 65-70]
 
  04:59 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:58 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:57 Varejao Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:55  
  04:37 Gibson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  04:37 Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Krstic Substitution replaced by Collison  04:37  
Durant Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  04:27
[OKC 67-70]
 
  04:07
[CLE 72-67]
O'Neal Turnaround Bank shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  03:55 Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  03:55 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:55
[OKC 68-72]
 
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  03:55  
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:55
[OKC 69-72]
 
  03:40 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:39  
  03:34 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:34
[OKC 70-72]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  03:34
[OKC 71-72]
 
  03:07
[CLE 75-71]
James 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Westbrook Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
Collison Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:51  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  02:38
[OKC 74-75]
 
  02:14 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:13  
  02:05 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Westbrook (2 ST) 
  02:05 Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:05
[OKC 75-75]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:05
[OKC 76-75]
 
  01:47 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:45  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:30 Team Rebound 
  01:30 Parker Substitution replaced by Green 
Westbrook Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:17  
  01:08 Varejao Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  01:02 Williams Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:02
[OKC 77-75]
 
  01:02 Williams Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  01:02
[OKC 78-75]
 
  00:54.7 Green Violation:Kicked Ball 
Green Substitution replaced by Ibaka  00:54.7  
  00:40.9 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:39.9  
Westbrook Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:26.5 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:04.9
[CLE 77-78]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Maynor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Durant Layup Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:25 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  11:15 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:14  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  11:01
[OKC 80-77]
 
  10:36 Gibson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Durant (2 ST) 
  10:33 Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  10:33 Green Substitution replaced by Williams 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:33
[OKC 81-77]
 
  10:33 Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:33
[OKC 82-77]
 
Collison Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:21  
  10:21
[CLE 78-82]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  10:21 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:20  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Maynor (2 AST)  10:03
[OKC 84-78]
 
Collison Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:39  
  09:39
[CLE 79-84]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  09:39 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:38  
Collison Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:20  
Collison Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  09:20  
  08:54 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:53 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:31
[CLE 82-84]
James 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:29  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  08:05  
Collison Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  08:03  
Collison Tip Shot: Missed  08:03  
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:02  
Maynor Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:37
[CLE 85-84]
James 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
Ibaka Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:13  
Ibaka Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:13
[OKC 86-85]
 
Collison Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  06:51  
  06:51 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:51 Team Rebound 
Collison Substitution replaced by Green  06:51  
  06:51
[CLE 86-86]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Durant Running Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS)  06:38
[OKC 88-86]
 
  06:38 Williams Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
  06:38 Williams Substitution replaced by Parker 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS)  06:38
[OKC 89-86]
 
  06:20
[CLE 89-89]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST) 
  05:55 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:55  
Maynor Substitution replaced by Westbrook  05:55  
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:55
[OKC 90-89]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:55
[OKC 91-89]
 
  05:40 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:39  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:54
[CLE 91-91]
Gibson Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:33 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Green Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:26  
  04:26 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:26 Team Rebound 
Harden Substitution replaced by Sefolosha  04:26  
  04:26 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:25  
  04:15 Parker Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (2 BLK)  04:03  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:02  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:01  
Ibaka Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:44  
  03:44
[CLE 92-91]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS) 
  03:44
[CLE 93-91]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
Team Rebound  03:28  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:11 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO) 
Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  03:01  
Sefolosha Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:59  
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:59
[CLE 94-91]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS) 
  02:59
[CLE 95-91]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS) 
  02:43 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:43  
Team Rebound  02:43  
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS)  02:43
[OKC 92-95]
 
Ibaka Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:28  
  02:28 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:28 Team Rebound 
  02:28 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:27  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:51 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:50  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:26
[OKC 94-95]
 
  01:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:21 Hickson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:21 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  01:14 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:12 Williams Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:56.9 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:56.7  
  00:56.7 Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:56.7
[OKC 95-95]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:56.7
[OKC 96-95]
 
Green Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:38.7  
  00:38.7 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:38.7 Team Rebound 
  00:38.7 Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:36.9  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  00:15.8  
  00:13.9 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  00:08.7
[CLE 98-96]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (12 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:08.7  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Harden  00:08.7  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  00:02.9  
  00:00.9 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Green Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:00.9  
  00:00.9
[CLE 99-96]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS) 
  00:00.9
[CLE 100-96]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (37 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:00.9  
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Sefolosha (2 AST)  00:00.0
[OKC 99-100]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
OKC
4th Northwest
50
32
6-4
27-14
23-18
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
OKC
2 players 25.0
2 players 7.7
2 players 6.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 1.7
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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