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Hickson has big game as Cavs take down Wolves


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday January 27, 2010 11:00PM

CLEVELAND (NBA exclusive) -- At first, the Cleveland Cavaliers seemed to approach their 109-95 win over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday as if it were a scrimmage.

That's not to say the team with the NBA's best record didn't care. It's just that the Cavs (36-11) had a hard time getting motivated for a young opponent that has one eye on the draft lottery.

Still, this game included LeBron James, and whenever that happens, you know even the most mundane evenings can resemble a rock concert.

Tuesday's LeBron moment came late in the first quarter, when he threw an errant pass into the arms of Corey Brewer. The Wolves swingman grabbed the ball and dribbled quickly down the floor for what appeared to be an easy layup.

You have to know what happened next, as James did what he always does. He rose to the occasion -- and high enough to sneak up behind Brewer and swat the shot into oblivion.

Interestingly, Brewer seemed to respect the block as much as the frenzied Cleveland crowd. After the play, Brewer just turned around, smiled, and shook his head. He, too, was amazed by James.

Granted, LeBron's swat came with the score tied at 23, and didn't exactly swing the momentum in the Cavs' favor. The Wolves (9-38) kept it close for almost the entire first half, before the Cavs' experience, chemistry and winning ways took over in the third quarter. Soon the Cavs' lead swelled to 21 and James was resting.

In other words, when the Cavs finally put their minds to it, the matter quickly became settled.

"It's good every now and then to get one of these wins and be able to relax," said James, who compiled 12 points and 11 assists despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter. "A win is a win."

Speaking of stars of the game, no one was bigger on this night than Cavs second-year forward J.J. Hickson. All he did was find seams in the defense by cutting to the basket and following up misses, finishing with a game-high 23 points on 8-for-10 shooting. Most of Hickson's damage came on wide-open dunks and putbacks.

"He ran the floor well and guys did a good job of finding him," Cavs coach Mike Brown said of Hickson. "His activity was good."

Hickson also grabbed eight rebounds in his 24 minutes.

"I just took it upon myself to be more assertive," he said.

Aside from James' block and Hickson's nifty numbers, there wasn't a whole lot of footage for the guys who cut the highlight reels. Unless you count the two hookups involving Cavs starting center Shaquille O'Neal and backup Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

It wasn't quite John Stockton-to-Karl Malone, but both O'Neal and Ilgauskas found the other with pinpoint passes midway through the second quarter. Each received an easy basket as a result.

"They're two really good players, two really good passers," James said. "They know exactly what to do out there on the court. To have that is great."

Jamario Moon added 14 points off the bench for the Cavs, and O'Neal, Ilgauskas and Daniel Gibson each scored 13. Yes, the Cavs won going away despite the fact James was their sixth-leading scorer.

Brewer gave his second strong showing in two nights, leading the Wolves with 22 points. Kevin Love scored 20 in a reserve role, and Al Jefferson and Ryan Gomes had 14 apiece.

Still, none of it was enough to keep the Cavs down for long.

"Cleveland's length, size and driving capabilities gave them way too many points in the paint and that that was the telling sign of the ballgame," said Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis. "It's awful tough to stop a team that has that much."

The Cavs shot 54 percent from the field (40-for-73) and are 17-0 when hitting better than 50 percent. They have won 21 of 25 and are now 18-3 at Quicken Loans Arena, where they will play seven consecutive games following Friday's visit to Indiana.

"It feels good," O'Neal said. "I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, but I've had this feeling six times before. We just want to be playing at a good, high level going into the All-Star break."

Timberwolves
Cavaliers
     
    • 38.9%

    • 54.8%

    • 30.8%

    • 31.2%

    • 73.9%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN CLE
Total Rebounds 15 9
Offensive Rebounds 14 8
Turnovers 8 15
Fast Break Pts: 17 14
Biggest Lead: 4 22
Points in the Paint: 34 60
MIN CLE
p Brewer   22 Hickson   23
rb 2 players   10 Varejao   10
a Sessions   5 James   11
s 2 players   2 James   1
b 2 players   1 Varejao   2
 
  • 12/04 - CLE @ MIN
  • 12/26 - MIN @ CLE
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Wilkins F-G 16:18 2-5 0-0 0-0 -5 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
R. Gomes F 31:21 5-10 2-4 2-2 -10 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 14
A. Jefferson C-F 36:52 6-18 0-0 2-2 -11 3 7 10 3 5 2 1 1 1 14
C. Brewer G-F 35:42 8-19 1-4 5-5 -6 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 22
J. Flynn G 21:36 4-10 1-2 1-2 -15 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 10
K. Love   32:54 8-16 0-0 4-6 +3 7 3 10 2 3 1 2 0 0 20
R. Hollins   13:02 3-5 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 6
S. Pavlovic   13:33 0-5 0-1 0-2 -11 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
W. Ellington   12:18 0-2 0-1 1-2 -8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
R. Sessions   26:24 1-5 0-1 2-2 +1 1 2 3 5 5 2 1 0 0 4
B. Cardinal   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Pecherov   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 37-95 4-13 17-23   14 21 35 18 22 7 8 2 5 95
  38.9% 30.8% 73.9%   team rebs: 15 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 30:33 3-8 1-3 5-6 +16 0 6 6 11 1 1 3 1 1 12
J. Hickson F 24:40 8-10 0-0 7-7 +17 3 5 8 0 2 0 0 1 0 23
S. O'Neal C 19:03 6-8 0-0 1-1 +11 1 3 4 4 2 0 3 0 0 13
A. Parker G 26:02 2-5 1-2 2-2 +5 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 7
D. Gibson G 38:17 5-10 1-5 2-4 +3 1 3 4 3 3 0 2 0 0 13
A. Varejao   27:17 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 3 7 10 2 2 0 0 2 0 6
J. Williams   15:12 0-6 0-3 2-2 +7 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
J. Moon   24:06 5-7 2-2 2-2 +5 0 2 2 3 1 0 2 1 0 14
Z. Ilgauskas   24:38 5-8 0-0 3-4 -2 0 5 5 2 5 0 1 0 0 13
D. Green   09:47 3-6 0-1 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
C. Jackson   00:15 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson   00:10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-73 5-16 24-28   8 34 42 27 17 1 15 5 2 109
  54.8% 31.2% 85.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Blount, Jawai, Tucker
  • Cavaliers: Powe, West, Williams

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Cavaliers: James

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #30 Tony Brown, #33 Sean Corbin
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:16
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-38) Cleveland Cavaliers (36-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Jefferson (James gains possession)
  11:44
[CLE 2-0]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  11:23
[MIN 2-2]
 
  11:01 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:00  
Brewer Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:55
[MIN 4-2]
 
Wilkins Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  10:41  
  10:41 James Free Throw Technical Missed 
  10:41 Team Rebound 
  10:25 Gibson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:21  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:04 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:46
[MIN 6-2]
 
  09:28
[CLE 4-6]
Hickson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  09:12  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:11  
Wilkins Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:11
[MIN 8-4]
 
  08:56
[CLE 6-8]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Jefferson Hook Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:32 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:28  
  08:28
[CLE 7-8]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:28
[CLE 8-8]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wilkins Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00
[CLE 10-8]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:49
[MIN 10-10]
 
  07:49 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  07:49
[MIN 11-10]
 
  07:26
[CLE 13-11]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:06 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:05  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST)  06:58
[MIN 13-13]
 
  06:38
[CLE 15-13]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Flynn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:30
[MIN 15-15]
 
  06:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:08
[CLE 17-15]
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
  05:57 Hickson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Love  05:57  
Flynn Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:45 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:38
[CLE 19-15]
Hickson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:28
[MIN 17-19]
 
  05:20 Parker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  05:02 James Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:02 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:02
[MIN 18-19]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:02
[MIN 19-19]
 
  04:48 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:47  
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  04:36
[MIN 21-19]
 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  04:25  
  04:25 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
  04:13 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:12  
Hollins Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  04:04
[MIN 23-19]
 
Wilkins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:50  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  03:50  
  03:45 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:40 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:39 Team Rebound 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:21  
  03:21
[CLE 20-23]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:21
[CLE 21-23]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:55
[CLE 23-23]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  02:40  
Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:40  
Flynn Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  02:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
  02:40 Gibson Substitution replaced by Moon 
  02:27 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  02:23  
Team Rebound  02:23  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:59 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:57  
Brewer Dunk Shot: Missed  01:48  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:45  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 25-23]
 
  01:28
[CLE 25-25]
Moon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK)  01:03  
  01:01 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:01 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pavlovic (1 BLK) 
  01:01 Team Rebound 
  01:01 Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  01:01  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  01:01  
Hollins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:50.4  
  00:50.4
[CLE 26-25]
Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Jefferson  00:50.4  
  00:50.4
[CLE 27-25]
Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:27.9 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:21.9 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:18.8  
  00:12.4 James Technical 
Love Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  00:12.4
[MIN 26-27]
 
  00:12.4 James Substitution replaced by Parker 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-38) Cleveland Cavaliers (36-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Love Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  11:48
[MIN 28-27]
 
  11:23
[CLE 29-28]
Ilgauskas Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jefferson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:58  
  10:58 Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  10:37 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST) 
Sessions Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:35  
Sessions Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:35  
Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:26  
  10:19 O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (2 ST) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Love Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:05  
  09:55
[CLE 32-28]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:38
[CLE 34-28]
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:30  
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Gomes  09:30  
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:22 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:06 O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Ellington Layup Shot: Missed  09:00  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:57  
Jefferson Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:57
[MIN 30-34]
 
  08:45 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:44  
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:09 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:08 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:57
[CLE 36-30]
Ilgauskas Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  07:31
[MIN 32-36]
 
  07:15
[CLE 38-32]
Ilgauskas Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:51 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:49  
  06:45 Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  06:45 Gibson Substitution replaced by James 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  06:45  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:45  
  06:45 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:45
[MIN 33-38]
 
  06:45 Williams Substitution replaced by Green 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:45
[MIN 34-38]
 
  06:27 Moon Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:24  
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:13
[MIN 36-38]
 
  05:56
[CLE 40-36]
O'Neal Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:33 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:33 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Timeout : Official  05:33  
  05:33 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  05:33 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:18  
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  05:15
[MIN 38-40]
 
  04:51 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:50 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:50
[CLE 42-38]
Hickson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:36  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:34 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Sessions Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:32  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  04:32  
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:32  
  04:18
[CLE 44-38]
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  04:07 Green Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:07
[MIN 39-44]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:07
[MIN 40-44]
 
  03:47
[CLE 46-40]
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:36
[MIN 42-46]
 
  03:09 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:08 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:04
[CLE 48-42]
Green Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:38
[CLE 50-42]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:38  
  02:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:38 Green Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  02:38  
  02:38
[CLE 51-42]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK)  02:33  
Team Rebound  02:33  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:10
[MIN 45-51]
 
  01:48
[CLE 53-45]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:30 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:25
[CLE 55-45]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:13 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Brewer Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:07  
  01:07
[CLE 54-45]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:07
[CLE 55-45]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:54.9
[MIN 47-55]
 
  00:36.9
[CLE 58-47]
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
  00:26.6 Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:26.6  
Team Rebound  00:26.6  
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:26.6
[MIN 48-58]
 
  00:03.8 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:02.9  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-38) Cleveland Cavaliers (36-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:33 Gibson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  11:31 Gibson Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Gomes Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  11:22  
Gomes Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:22  
  11:04
[CLE 62-48]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:38 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:28 Gibson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST)  10:19
[MIN 50-62]
 
Gomes Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  10:08  
  10:08
[CLE 63-50]
James Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
  09:58
[CLE 65-50]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (4 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
Team Rebound  09:28  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:18
[MIN 52-65]
 
  09:12
[CLE 68-52]
James 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
  08:57 Hickson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:57
[MIN 53-68]
 
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:57
[MIN 54-68]
 
  08:42
[CLE 70-54]
O'Neal Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:22 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:12
[CLE 72-54]
O'Neal Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:12  
Gomes Substitution replaced by Love  08:12  
  08:12 Love Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  08:12
[CLE 73-54]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:46 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:45  
Brewer Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  07:41  
Brewer Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:41  
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:19  
  07:19
[CLE 74-54]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  07:19
[CLE 75-54]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  07:03  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  07:01  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:01
[MIN 56-75]
 
  06:39 O'Neal Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:38  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:30 Team Rebound 
  06:15 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:14  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Team Rebound 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  05:55  
  05:55 Jump Ball O'Neal vs Love (James gains possession) 
  05:45 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:43  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  05:29  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:26 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Sessions Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:20  
  05:20 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  05:20  
  05:20 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:20 Team Rebound 
  05:20 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
  05:20
[CLE 76-56]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hollins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  05:06  
Sessions Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:03  
  05:03 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:03 Team Rebound 
  05:03
[CLE 77-56]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:50 Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  04:43 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:43
[MIN 57-77]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:43
[MIN 58-77]
 
  04:24 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:23 Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Love Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:22  
  04:22
[CLE 78-58]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  04:22
[CLE 79-58]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:52 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:52  
  03:52 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  03:52  
Hollins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  03:39
[MIN 60-79]
 
  03:18 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:17  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  03:11
[MIN 62-79]
 
  02:50
[CLE 81-62]
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST) 
  02:41 Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
  02:41 Gibson Substitution replaced by Moon 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  02:41  
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:41  
Team Rebound  02:41  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:41
[MIN 63-81]
 
  02:26
[CLE 83-63]
Moon Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST) 
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:11  
Love Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST)  01:58
[MIN 65-83]
 
  01:35 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:34 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:16
[CLE 85-65]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
  01:01 Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pavlovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:01  
Team Rebound  01:01  
Pavlovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:01  
Love Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  00:59.8  
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.6 Team Rebound 
  00:37.9 Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:33.8  
  00:29.7 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:29.7  
Team Rebound  00:29.7  
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:29.7
[MIN 66-85]
 
  00:13.9 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.8 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:38 Moon Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:37  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (1 AST)  11:22
[MIN 68-85]
 
  11:00 Moon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (2 AST)  10:51
[MIN 70-85]
 
  10:29
[CLE 88-70]
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Pavlovic Running Hook Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:07 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:56
[CLE 90-70]
Ilgauskas Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:36 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:18 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:17 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  09:11
[CLE 92-70]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Jefferson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:57
[MIN 72-92]
 
Pavlovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:39  
  08:39 Timeout : Official 
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Brewer  08:39  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Love  08:39  
  08:39
[CLE 93-72]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:39
[CLE 94-72]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST)  08:27
[MIN 74-94]
 
  08:13 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  07:40 Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:38  
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Sessions (4 AST)  07:30
[MIN 77-94]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:12  
  07:12 Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:12 Team Rebound 
  07:12
[CLE 95-77]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Sessions (5 AST)  06:57
[MIN 80-95]
 
  06:42 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:41  
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:30 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:16
[CLE 97-80]
Moon Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Gibson (3 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST)  05:57
[MIN 82-97]
 
  05:40 Ilgauskas Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:40 Ilgauskas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:40 Parker Substitution replaced by Green 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  05:24  
Team Rebound  05:24  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:14 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:10 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:10
[CLE 99-82]
Gibson Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  04:53
[MIN 85-99]
 
  04:27 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:27  
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:06 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:51
[MIN 87-99]
 
  03:24
[CLE 101-87]
Green Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (2 AST) 
  03:20 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:20
[MIN 88-101]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:20
[MIN 89-101]
 
  03:02 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:01  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  02:50  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:49  
Jefferson Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:49
[MIN 91-101]
 
  02:23
[CLE 103-91]
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Moon (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:23  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  02:10  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:09  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK)  02:05  
Team Rebound  02:03  
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
Love Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  01:50  
Love Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:50
[MIN 93-103]
 
  01:50 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:32 Moon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (2 ST) 
Love Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  01:24  
  01:02
[CLE 105-93]
Green Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moon (3 AST) 
Jump Ball Green vs Brewer  00:58.4  
Team Timeout : Short  00:55.8  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:51.9 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:26.9 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:19.7  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:19.7
[MIN 95-105]
 
Sessions Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:14.6  
  00:14.6 Gibson Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:11.7  
  00:11.7
[CLE 106-95]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:11.7 Varejao Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:11.7
[CLE 107-95]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Inbound Turnover (2 TO)  00:11.7  
Love Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:09.7  
  00:09.7
[CLE 108-95]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:09.7 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  00:09.7
[CLE 109-95]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.8  
Team Rebound  00:02.6  
Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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