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Defense contains Wade, powers Cavs' 10th straight win


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Friday February 5, 2010 12:37AM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- LeBron James stood tall near his locker, addressing the media with a towel wrapped around his neck and a large grin on his face.

Shaquille O'Neal spotted his Cleveland Cavaliers teammate and smiled, going out of his way to pay James a look of respect. "LeBron is the CEO of this team," O'Neal said. "I'm a consultant."

And after Thursday's 102-86 dismantling of the visiting Miami Heat, it's clear the Cavs are one extremely well-run basketball corporation.

How good are the Cavs? Well, these days they're even spotting the other team a starting point guard for a half.

At least, that was the case Thursday, when Daniel Gibson was again expected to fill-in for injured starter Mo Williams (shoulder) and key reserve Delonte West (finger). Except Gibson was also missing -- as his pregnant fiancée, R&B singer Keyshia Cole, had a false alarm just before tip-off.

All was under control for Gibson and Cole by halftime, and Gibson returned to play in the third quarter.

No point guards? No problem. Not when you have a man like James. Not when you're riding a 10-game winning streak. Not when you've been showing the depth and balance and chemistry the Cavs (40-11) have been putting on display lately.

"I don't like to get too happy or too giddy," O'Neal said. "But we're playing excellent basketball."

That's no joke, as Dwyane Wade and the Heat (24-26) came into this game looking to avenge a loss last week in Miami. But as well as they played at times, they could never build a lead larger than two points. The Cavs, on the other hand, won by 16.

One of the reasons was their ability to contain and frustrate the opposing team's superstar, something the Cavs have been doing a lot of lately. It happened again versus the Heat, as Wade scored 18 points in the first half, but missed his first nine shots of the second.

Not surprisingly, the Cavs used that portion of the game to pull away.

"We just turned it up a little bit," James said of the Cavs' defense on Wade. "We try to see what type of rhythm he's going to be in to start. If he gets into a really good rhythm, then we'll switch the defense to put more pressure on him. We even double him sometimes and try to make him give up the ball and have other guys try to beat us. That's what we did tonight."

Of course, Wade was still very good, finishing with 24 points, nine assists and four steals. But he made just 11 of his 26 field-goal attempts.

Meanwhile, James scored 36, many of which came as the result of season-highs in free throws made (17) and attempted (21). He also passed for eight assists as -- you guessed it -- the starting point guard by default.

"I knew I was going to have the ball in my hands a lot as the point-forward," James said. "With me being able to get the ball off outlets and rebounds, I can go coast to coast. I can do a lot of things point guards can't do. So I was aggressive and they fouled me."

O'Neal added 13 points and eight rebounds, and J.J. Hickson scored 12. And despite the late arrival, Gibson tallied 12 points on a pair of 3-pointers and 6-for-7 shooting from the line.

"That made it all worthwhile," Gibson said. "She [Cole] was pushing me to get here just as much as I was trying to get here myself. It was all in fun and good spirits."

Michael Beasley was magnificent for the Heat, scoring 21 points on 9-for-14 shooting and grabbing 12 boards. Still, the Heat lost for the second time in two nights after dropping a close one in Boston on Wednesday.

"We're going through a tough stretch right now, no question about it," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. "The only way to get out of it is to fight through it. And you can't fight out of it any other way but collectively."

Added Wade, "We had stretches tonight where we played pretty well. [Cleveland] is just better than us at the end."

The Cavs have won 25 of their previous 29, and became one of just three teams to own a double-digit winning streak this season. Boston (11 in a row) and the L.A. Lakers (also 11 in a row) are the others.

Heat
Cavaliers
     
    • 41.4%

    • 48.6%

    • 23.5%

    • 25.0%

    • 71.4%

    • 80.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIA CLE
Total Rebounds 6 9
Offensive Rebounds 15 11
Turnovers 13 14
Fast Break Pts: 2 20
Biggest Lead: 2 18
Points in the Paint: 42 42
MIA CLE
p Wade   24 James   36
rb Beasley   12 O'Neal   8
a Wade   9 James   8
s Wade   4 2 players   2
b Beasley   2 2 players   2
 
  • 12/02 - MIA @ CLE
  • 12/15 - CLE @ MIA
  • 01/31 - CLE @ MIA
  • 03/29 - MIA @ CLE
Miami Heat (47-35)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Q. Richardson F 27:45 0-7 0-3 0-0 -11 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
M. Beasley F 41:00 9-14 1-2 2-2 -16 2 10 12 3 0 2 1 2 0 21
J. O'Neal C 24:55 6-12 0-0 2-4 -18 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 14
D. Wade G 38:55 11-26 1-3 1-2 -16 3 0 3 9 4 4 6 0 1 24
R. Alston G 13:58 1-5 0-3 0-0 -11 0 1 1 4 3 0 2 0 1 2
J. Anthony   15:54 3-6 0-0 2-3 -1 6 2 8 0 3 0 1 1 1 8
D. Wright   35:57 2-6 2-4 3-3 -11 0 6 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 9
U. Haslem   18:10 1-4 0-0 0-0 -3 3 1 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 2
D. Cook   04:47 0-3 0-2 0-0 +6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Magloire   05:41 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
C. Arroyo   12:58 2-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 4
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-87 4-17 10-14   15 25 40 21 23 8 13 4 7 86
  41.4% 23.5% 71.4%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13
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 40:06 9-16 1-4 17-21 +20 2 5 7 8 1 2 4 0 0 36
J. Hickson F 23:38 6-10 0-0 0-0 +4 0 5 5 0 2 1 3 2 1 12
S. O'Neal C 21:25 6-12 0-0 1-3 +8 3 5 8 1 2 0 1 0 1 13
A. Parker G 26:16 2-4 0-1 2-2 +7 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 6
J. Williams F 15:44 0-4 0-3 2-2 +7 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2
A. Varejao   26:00 3-3 0-0 0-0 +10 0 5 5 1 3 2 0 2 0 6
Z. Ilgauskas   22:40 3-5 1-1 1-1 +12 3 1 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 8
J. Moon   24:25 1-5 0-3 0-0 +9 1 6 7 1 1 1 1 1 0 2
D. Green   14:59 2-4 1-3 0-0 -4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
D. Gibson   22:32 2-6 2-5 6-7 +9 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 12
D. Jackson   02:15 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-70 5-20 29-36   11 32 43 16 16 9 14 7 4 102
  48.6% 25.0% 80.6%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15

inactive

  • Heat: Chalmers, Diawara
  • Cavaliers: Powe, West, Williams

technical fouls

  • Heat: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #26 Bob Delaney, #62 Brian Forte, #73 Ed Malloy
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:25
Miami Heat (24-26) Cleveland Cavaliers (40-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs O'Neal (James gains possession)
  11:44
[CLE 2-0]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  11:28  
  11:27 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:08
[CLE 4-0]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:46
[MIA 2-4]
 
Alston Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:39  
  10:30 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (1 BLK) 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:25  
Alston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  10:21  
  10:19 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:18  
  10:18
[CLE 5-2]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:18
[CLE 6-2]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Alston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  10:02  
  10:00
[CLE 8-2]
Hickson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:50  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:22  
  09:22
[CLE 9-2]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony  09:22  
  09:22 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:20 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:17  
  09:17 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:17 Team Rebound 
  09:17
[CLE 10-2]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Alston (1 AST)  09:05
[MIA 4-10]
 
  08:55 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:55 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:43  
Wade Tip Shot: Missed  08:43  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:41  
Anthony Tip Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:39 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:32 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Wade Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:18
[MIA 6-10]
 
  08:08 Williams Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:08 Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  08:08 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Wade Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:45
[MIA 8-10]
 
  07:24 Hickson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:21 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:18
[CLE 12-8]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST)  07:04
[MIA 10-12]
 
  06:52 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Alston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:50  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:42 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:33 Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wade (1 ST) 
Wade Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  06:30  
Wade Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:30  
  06:30 Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  06:12
[CLE 14-10]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Alston (2 AST)  05:57
[MIA 12-14]
 
  05:45 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:32  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:31
[MIA 14-14]
 
  05:31 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:31  
  05:29 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Beasley Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  05:16  
  05:16 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
  05:16
[CLE 15-14]
James Free Throw Technical (4 PTS) 
  05:08 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:06 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Alston Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:02  
Alston Substitution replaced by Wright  05:02  
  05:02
[CLE 16-14]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:02
[CLE 17-14]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST)  04:52
[MIA 16-17]
 
  04:37
[CLE 20-16]
James 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  04:20  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  04:17  
Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  04:17  
  04:17 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  04:17  
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:17
[MIA 17-20]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:17
[MIA 18-20]
 
  03:57
[CLE 22-18]
James Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Wade Layup Shot: Missed  03:39  
Anthony Rebound (Off:5 Def:0)  03:38  
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
Team Rebound  03:16  
  03:16 Parker Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  03:16 Parker Substitution replaced by Green 
Richardson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK)  03:03  
  03:03 Team Rebound 
  02:46 James Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
  02:43 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:43
[CLE 24-18]
Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:32 Ilgauskas Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Cook  02:32  
Wright Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  02:32
[MIA 19-24]
 
Wade Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:21
[MIA 21-24]
 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:16  
  02:16
[CLE 25-21]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:16 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  02:15  
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:50 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:49 Team Rebound 
Cook Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:45  
  01:45
[CLE 26-21]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:45
[CLE 27-21]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Wade Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:34
[MIA 23-27]
 
  01:34 Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  01:34
[MIA 24-27]
 
  01:19 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:18  
Wade Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Cook (1 AST)  01:09
[MIA 26-27]
 
  00:52.8
[CLE 29-26]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Cook 3pt Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:40.9  
Haslem Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST)  00:24.9
[MIA 28-29]
 
  00:00.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Miami Heat (24-26) Cleveland Cavaliers (40-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Magloire Jump Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:22 O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:20  
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Team Rebound 
Magloire Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:12  
  10:55 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:53  
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (1 AST)  10:42
[MIA 31-29]
 
  10:22 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:20 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:09
[CLE 31-31]
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:48
[MIA 33-31]
 
  09:27 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:26 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:20
[CLE 34-33]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  09:04 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:04
[MIA 34-34]
 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:04
[MIA 35-34]
 
  08:45
[CLE 36-35]
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:32
[MIA 37-36]
 
  08:16
[CLE 38-37]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:46
[CLE 40-37]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:46  
  07:46 Timeout : Official 
  07:46 Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  07:46 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:46  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:22
[MIA 39-40]
 
  07:02 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Haslem (1 ST) 
Magloire Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (2 AST)  06:55
[MIA 41-40]
 
  06:36 O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:31  
Magloire Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  06:21  
Magloire Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:21  
Magloire Substitution replaced by O'Neal  06:21  
  06:21 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
  06:21 Parker Substitution replaced by James 
  06:02
[CLE 42-41]
Hickson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:54  
Haslem Substitution replaced by Alston  05:54  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Wade  05:54  
  05:40 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:40
[MIA 42-42]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:40
[MIA 43-42]
 
  05:22 O'Neal Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:21 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:21 O'Neal Tip Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:20  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  05:09  
  05:02 Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:52 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:51  
  04:51
[CLE 43-43]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:51  
  04:51 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:50  
Wade Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  04:34  
  04:29
[CLE 45-43]
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Alston Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  04:06
[MIA 45-45]
 
Wade Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:00  
  04:00
[CLE 46-45]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:00
[CLE 47-45]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wright Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:38 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:27 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:26  
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:08
[CLE 49-45]
Hickson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
Anthony Rebound (Off:6 Def:1)  02:47  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Alston (3 AST)  02:43
[MIA 47-49]
 
  02:34 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:34  
  02:34 Hickson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  02:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:34 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  02:34 Green Substitution replaced by Parker 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Team Rebound 
  02:07
[CLE 52-47]
Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Alston 3pt Shot: Missed  01:49  
Team Rebound  01:44  
Alston Substitution replaced by Richardson  01:44  
Anthony Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  01:32  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:32  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Haslem  01:32  
  01:16 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (2 BLK) 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:15  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST)  01:06  
  00:50.8
[CLE 54-47]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:38.5
[MIA 50-54]
 
  00:32.8 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:31.9 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:27.9 Ilgauskas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wade (2 ST) 
Wade Driving Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:12.9
[MIA 52-54]
 
Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:01.8  
  00:01.8
[CLE 55-52]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Magloire  00:01.8  
  00:01.8 Williams Substitution replaced by Green 
  00:01.8 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:01.8
[CLE 56-52]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Miami Heat (24-26) Cleveland Cavaliers (40-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Alston 3pt Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:31  
  11:31
[CLE 57-52]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  11:31
[CLE 58-52]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Alston (4 AST)  11:17
[MIA 54-58]
 
Wade Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:53  
  10:53
[CLE 59-54]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:53
[CLE 60-54]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Alston Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  10:41  
  10:36 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wade (3 ST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:27 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:26 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST)  10:11
[MIA 56-60]
 
  09:53 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:51 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:51 O'Neal Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:49 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:49
[CLE 62-56]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Alston 3pt Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Alston Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:10  
  09:10
[CLE 63-56]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Alston Substitution replaced by Wright  09:10  
  09:10
[CLE 64-56]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK)  08:52  
  08:51 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:49 Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  08:36  
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:35  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
Team Rebound  08:31  
Wade Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (2 BLK)  08:25  
Team Rebound  08:23  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wade (5 AST)  08:19
[MIA 58-64]
 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:05  
  08:05 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:05 Team Rebound 
  08:05
[CLE 65-58]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Beasley Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:52  
  07:45 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wade (4 ST) 
Wade Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:30 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Wade Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:28  
  07:28
[CLE 66-58]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS) 
  07:28
[CLE 67-58]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  07:28
[CLE 68-58]
Gibson Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:28  
  07:22 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  07:04  
  07:02 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:44 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:43  
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:34  
  06:34 Hickson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:34
[MIA 59-68]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:34
[MIA 60-68]
 
  06:12
[CLE 70-60]
James Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:50 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:39
[CLE 72-60]
O'Neal Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:18  
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:16
[MIA 62-72]
 
  04:50
[CLE 74-62]
O'Neal Turnaround Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  04:32
[MIA 64-74]
 
  04:19 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:18  
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST)  04:02
[MIA 67-74]
 
  03:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:53 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  03:53 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Arroyo  03:53  
  03:32
[CLE 76-67]
James Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Beasley Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Wade (6 AST)  03:14
[MIA 69-76]
 
  02:47 James Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:46  
  02:41 Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  02:41 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  02:41  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  02:32  
  02:12 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arroyo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:11  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wade (7 AST)  01:55
[MIA 71-76]
 
  01:28 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Team Rebound 
  01:28 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  01:28 Gibson Substitution replaced by Moon 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:16 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:07
[CLE 78-71]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wade (8 AST)  00:46.9
[MIA 73-78]
 
  00:29.9 Moon Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:28.6 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  00:28.2
[CLE 80-73]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:28.2  
  00:28.2
[CLE 81-73]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:12.5  
Haslem Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST)  00:05.9  
  00:00.0 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Arroyo (1 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:36 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
Anthony Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  11:34  
Arroyo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  11:19  
Haslem Foul : Clear Path (2 PF)  11:16  
  11:16
[CLE 82-73]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  11:16
[CLE 83-73]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Wade  11:16  
  11:02
[CLE 85-73]
James Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  11:02  
Anthony Substitution replaced by O'Neal  11:02  
  10:54 Moon Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:33
[CLE 87-73]
Moon Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:09  
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:05 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:59  
  09:59
[CLE 88-73]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:59 Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:58  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Moon (1 ST)  09:45  
  09:25 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  09:24  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Wade (9 AST)  09:12
[MIA 76-88]
 
  08:47 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:46  
O'Neal Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:26  
Haslem Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:26  
  08:26 Varejao Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Haslem Substitution replaced by Richardson  08:26  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:02 Moon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Richardson Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:35
[CLE 91-76]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Beasley (3 AST)  07:18
[MIA 78-91]
 
  07:18 James Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:18  
  07:16 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:54
[CLE 93-78]
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  06:31  
Wade Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  06:30  
Wade Tip Shot: Made (22 PTS)  06:30
[MIA 80-93]
 
  06:07
[CLE 96-80]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:07  
Wade Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS)  05:57
[MIA 82-96]
 
  05:41 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:40  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:59
[CLE 98-82]
Varejao Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK)  04:35  
  04:33 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:24 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:23  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  04:09
[MIA 84-98]
 
  03:46 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Beasley (2 ST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:04
[CLE 100-84]
James Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS) 
  02:49 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:49  
Team Rebound  02:49  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:24
[CLE 102-84]
James Jump Shot: Made (36 PTS) 
Moon Violation:Kicked Ball  02:15  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Arroyo  02:15  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Cook  02:15  
Wade Substitution replaced by Anthony  02:15  
Wright Substitution replaced by Beasley  02:15  
  02:15 James Substitution replaced by Green 
  02:15 Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  02:15 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Cook Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:04 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:42 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:41  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:05 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:04  
Cook 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:43.5 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:25.9 Jackson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  00:24.9  
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:15.2
[MIA 86-102]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIA
3rd Southeast
47
35
9-1
24-17
23-18
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIA
2 players 33.2
2 players 7.4
2 players 6.8
2 players 2.0
4 players 1.6
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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