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With LeBron leading the way, Cavs claim 13th straight win


By Sam Amico, For NBA.com
Posted Friday February 12, 2010 12:54AM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers reshaped their team for games like Thursday's 115-106 win over the visiting Orlando Magic.

They needed to get smaller, quicker, and more capable of defending from the perimeter.

They needed a quality big man who could counter, and maybe even agitate Dwight Howard.

Perhaps most of all, the Cavs needed someone who could step up and throw one down when the Magic tried to place all those double- and triple-teams in the path of LeBron James.

On Thursday, the Cavs (43-11) got all those things and more, and right when they needed them most.

So make it 13 wins in a row for the team with the league's best record, and two wins in two tries over the opponent that stunned the Cavs in last season's Eastern Conference finals.

But ask the Cavs, and they will tell you their struggles against the Magic (43-11) are so yesterday.

"Our team was built to win a championship," James said. "We're gonna continue to play the way we know how to play."

And it's new additions such as veteran center Shaquille O'Neal, and athletic wing players such as Jamario Moon and Anthony Parker, who are proving to be the difference-makers.

Thanks to O'Neal, the Cavs rarely have to double-team Howard. Thanks to Moon, Parker and young forwards J.J. Hickson and Jawad Williams, the Cavs are no longer utterly helpless against the Magic's glut of perimeter marksmen.

"We got stops," James said. "We closed out on their shooters. We saw that a lot in last year's playoffs, and they made them. But we were right there in their face tonight."

Of course, it doesn't hurt that the Cavs have old standbys like James. With the game tight in the fourth quarter, the reigning MVP proved that the fundamentals of basketball can carry you a long way.

In the final three minutes, James threw a pinpoint lob pass to assist on an O'Neal dunk, hit two pressure-packed jump shots, and grabbed a key defensive rebound that he yanked down with one hand while slapping the backboard with the other.

In the end, he recorded game highs of 32 points and 11 assists, and grabbed a team-high eight boards.

But he knows that against a quality team like the Magic, one man will never be enough. That is why he was quick to credit teammates like O'Neal (10 points, six rebounds), Hickson (20 points, 9-for-14 shooting) and Anderson Varejao (16 points, 8-for-11 shooting).

Hickson and Varejao were particularly valuable on offense, finding seams in the defense for easy layups and more than a few dunks. It was the play of those two that made the Magic pay for giving so much attention to James and O'Neal -- and offered evidence that today's Cavs may be even deeper than the team that won 66 games last season.

"We gave [Hickson and Varejao] a lot of room, focusing on keeping the ball out of Shaq's hands early and trying to keep Dwight out of foul trouble," said Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. "They got some openings and I give them credit. They took advantage of it."

Actually, the was pretty much true of the everyone for the Cavs. With about five minutes left in the third quarter, the Magic led 79-72. With 5:21 remaining in the fourth, the score was tied at 96.

But three minutes later, the Cavs had run off nine straight points, which included a triple from Delonte West -- who was back in the lineup after missing the previous nine games with a broken finger.

West also passed for four assists and ran the team to near-perfection in his 23 minutes, and was yet another guy who helped to contain all those Magic shooters.

"Delonte was terrific," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "He did a heck of a job trying to body up [on defense], getting over the top with their shooters and trying to put pressure on them."

Howard scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Magic. But like O'Neal, Howard spent the majority of the night in foul trouble (both finished the game with five fouls).

Of course, none of that mattered to O'Neal, who has never failed to entertain when Howard is mentioned.

"I don't really consider it manning up unless you play me straight up," O'Neal said of his younger adversary. "When I was coming up it was Patrick Ewing and Hakeem [Olajuwon]. I never doubled anybody. So you tell me who the real Superman is. Don't let them double me and then try to make it a him-versus-me thing. I've been in this league 18 years. I played Hakeem, Ewing, Rik Smits, David Robinson and Tim Duncan straight up. I never doubled anybody nor have I ever asked for a double team."

Rashard Lewis added 19 points for the Magic, and Vince Carter scored 14, but was just 5-for-16 from the floor.

Still, Carter insisted the Magic won't easily be deterred.

"We're very resilient," he said. "We know we can play with anybody in the NBA. It's just we have to finish the job."

So far this season, that role of finishing the job belongs to the Cavs.

"We have some momentum and that's part of the process," James said of the Cavs' winning streak going on a brief hiatus for this weekend's All-Star break. "Now we'll get some rest and then see what happens."

Magic
Cavaliers
     
    • 48.0%

    • 52.4%

    • 38.5%

    • 45.0%

    • 77.4%

    • 72.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ORL CLE
Total Rebounds 11 6
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Turnovers 13 6
Fast Break Pts: 15 14
Biggest Lead: 7 14
Points in the Paint: 36 52
ORL CLE
p 2 players   19 James   32
rb Howard   11 James   8
a Nelson   5 James   13
s Nelson   2 Parker   3
b Howard   2 2 players   1
 
  • 11/26 - CLE @ ORL
  • 12/28 - ORL @ CLE
  • 01/30 - CLE @ ORL
  • 03/21 - ORL @ CLE
Orlando Magic (59-23)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Barnes F 31:23 3-5 1-3 2-2 -6 1 3 4 2 3 1 0 1 0 9
R. Lewis F 33:49 6-14 3-9 4-6 -4 1 3 4 0 3 0 2 0 0 19
D. Howard C 30:47 6-9 0-0 7-10 -2 2 9 11 1 5 0 3 2 2 19
V. Carter G-F 33:16 5-16 0-2 4-6 -21 1 3 4 2 3 0 3 0 0 14
J. Nelson G 32:19 4-14 1-5 4-4 -11 0 1 1 5 1 2 4 0 0 13
R. Anderson   11:35 1-3 1-2 2-2 -4 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
M. Pietrus   17:26 3-4 1-2 0-0 -5 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 7
M. Gortat   17:13 1-3 0-0 0-0 -7 3 3 6 0 2 0 0 1 0 2
J. Williams   15:41 4-4 2-2 0-0 +2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10
J. Redick   16:31 3-3 1-1 1-1 +13 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 8
B. Bass DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-75 10-26 24-31   8 28 36 18 20 4 13 4 2 106
  48.0% 38.5% 77.4%   team rebs: 11 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 45:05 10-21 2-6 10-12 +16 1 7 8 13 2 2 3 0 0 32
J. Hickson F 27:43 9-14 0-0 2-4 +3 1 3 4 0 4 0 1 1 2 20
S. O'Neal C 19:27 5-9 0-0 0-1 -2 3 3 6 0 5 0 2 1 0 10
A. Parker G 28:35 1-6 1-3 4-4 +20 0 2 2 3 3 3 0 0 0 7
D. Gibson G 37:18 4-7 3-5 0-0 +16 0 3 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 11
Z. Ilgauskas   15:13 2-4 0-0 2-2 +9 2 5 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
J. Williams   17:49 1-4 0-2 0-2 -14 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
J. Moon   10:42 1-1 1-1 0-0 -7 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
A. Varejao   14:55 8-11 0-0 0-0 -6 2 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 16
D. West   23:13 3-7 2-3 0-0 +10 0 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 8
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 44-84 9-20 18-25   11 29 40 28 23 6 6 2 4 115
  52.4% 45.0% 72.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 7

inactive

  • Magic: Foyle
  • Cavaliers: Jackson, Powe, Williams

technical fouls

  • Magic: --
  • Cavaliers: O'Neal

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #32 Eddie F. Rush, #24 Mike Callahan, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:31
Orlando Magic (36-18) Cleveland Cavaliers (43-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Howard (Hickson gains possession)
Carter Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:39  
  11:39 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:39 Team Rebound 
  11:39
[CLE 1-0]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:28  
  11:14 Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Barnes (1 ST) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:05 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Barnes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:48  
  10:48 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:48 Team Rebound 
  10:48
[CLE 2-0]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lewis Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:34  
Lewis Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:34  
  10:18
[CLE 4-0]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
  10:04 O'Neal Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Barnes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  10:00
[ORL 2-4]
 
  09:40 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
  09:33 Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lewis Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:33
[ORL 3-4]
 
Lewis Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:33
[ORL 4-4]
 
  09:20
[CLE 7-4]
James 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST)  09:07
[ORL 7-7]
 
  08:53 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:52 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:49 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:47 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:47 O'Neal Tip Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:44  
Lewis 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST)  08:38
[ORL 10-7]
 
  08:28 O'Neal Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Carter Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:12  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:08  
Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:08
[ORL 12-7]
 
  07:45 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:44 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:40
[CLE 9-12]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:04
[CLE 11-12]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
  06:53 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nelson (2 AST)  06:43
[ORL 14-11]
 
  06:43 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:43 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Howard Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:32  
  06:30
[CLE 13-14]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:10 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:05 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:04  
Lewis Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  05:58  
  05:50
[CLE 16-14]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Nelson Layup Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:31 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:26 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:22 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:22
[CLE 18-14]
Hickson Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:20  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  05:10  
Lewis Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:06  
Lewis Substitution replaced by Anderson  05:06  
  05:06
[CLE 19-14]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:06
[CLE 20-14]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:51 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:43
[CLE 22-14]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:11 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:10  
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  04:03  
  03:51
[CLE 24-14]
Hickson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST)  03:31  
Nelson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:27  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Pietrus  03:27  
  03:27
[CLE 25-14]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:27 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
  03:27
[CLE 26-14]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:15 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  03:15  
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:15
[ORL 15-26]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:15
[ORL 16-26]
 
  02:51
[CLE 28-16]
James Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:39
[ORL 18-28]
 
  02:16 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:15 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:15  
  02:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Substitution replaced by Gortat  02:15  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Williams  02:15  
  02:15 Gibson Substitution replaced by Moon 
  02:15
[CLE 29-18]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:15
[CLE 30-18]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  01:59 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:59  
Team Rebound  01:59  
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:59
[ORL 19-30]
 
  01:46
[CLE 32-19]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  01:31
[ORL 21-32]
 
Pietrus Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:19  
  01:19 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  01:19 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:19 Team Rebound 
  01:19
[CLE 33-21]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Carter Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:00 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:56.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:55.5  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:46.9 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Pietrus Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:41.7  
  00:41.7
[CLE 34-21]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Barnes  00:41.7  
  00:41.7
[CLE 35-21]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:27.0 Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:27.0
[ORL 22-35]
 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:27.0
[ORL 23-35]
 
  00:03.7
[CLE 37-23]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST) 
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Orlando Magic (36-18) Cleveland Cavaliers (43-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:50
[ORL 25-37]
 
  11:34
[CLE 39-25]
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Redick Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:22
[ORL 27-39]
 
  11:05 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:04  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:57
[ORL 29-39]
 
  10:36 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:35  
  10:27 Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lewis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:27  
Team Rebound  10:27  
Lewis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:11
[CLE 41-29]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:57 Team Rebound 
Barnes Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  09:57  
  09:38 Williams Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  09:35 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:27 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:24  
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST)  09:19
[ORL 32-41]
 
  09:05 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  09:01
[CLE 43-32]
Varejao Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:54  
  08:54 James Substitution replaced by West 
  08:54 Moon Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  08:39  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:38  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:38
[ORL 34-43]
 
  08:38 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  08:38
[ORL 35-43]
 
  08:27 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  08:27 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Howard Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  08:22  
Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:22  
  08:20 O'Neal Technical 
Redick Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  08:20
[ORL 36-43]
 
Howard Substitution replaced by Gortat  08:20  
  08:10
[CLE 45-36]
O'Neal Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:50  
  07:46 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:46
[ORL 37-45]
 
Barnes Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:46
[ORL 38-45]
 
  07:33
[CLE 47-38]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  07:10
[ORL 41-47]
 
  06:56
[CLE 49-41]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:47
[ORL 44-49]
 
  06:29
[CLE 51-44]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Lewis Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:29  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Carter  06:29  
Lewis Substitution replaced by Anderson  06:29  
  06:29 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:28  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST)  06:11
[ORL 47-51]
 
  05:59 Gortat Violation:Kicked Ball 
  05:59 Timeout : Official 
  05:59 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  05:59 Williams Substitution replaced by James 
  05:48 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:47  
Carter Layup Shot: Missed  05:40  
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:39  
Gortat Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:38
[ORL 49-51]
 
  05:20
[CLE 53-49]
Varejao Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  05:04  
  04:51 West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
  04:49 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:48
[CLE 55-49]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:42  
Redick Substitution replaced by Barnes  04:42  
Carter Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:26
[ORL 51-55]
 
Gortat Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:10  
Williams Substitution replaced by Nelson  04:10  
  04:10
[CLE 56-51]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:10 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:08  
Carter Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barnes (2 AST)  03:47
[ORL 53-56]
 
  03:26 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:02
[CLE 58-53]
Varejao Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:42 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Barnes Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:41  
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Barnes Substitution replaced by Pietrus  02:41  
  02:41 West Substitution replaced by Parker 
  02:29 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:28  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pietrus (1 AST)  02:14
[ORL 56-58]
 
  02:00 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:00  
  02:00 Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  02:00 Varejao Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed  01:49  
  01:48 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Carter Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:32  
  01:32
[CLE 59-56]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Carter Substitution replaced by Redick  01:32  
  01:32
[CLE 60-56]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:19
[ORL 58-60]
 
  00:58.0
[CLE 62-58]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nelson (3 AST)  00:45.9
[ORL 61-62]
 
  00:32.8 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:32.8 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:32.8 Anderson Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  00:32.8
[CLE 64-61]
Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
Team Rebound  00:20.6  
  00:18.6 Parker Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Nelson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:18.6
[ORL 62-64]
 
Nelson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:18.6
[ORL 63-64]
 
Pietrus Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:03.6  
  00:03.6 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:03.6
[CLE 65-63]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:03.6
[CLE 66-63]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Orlando Magic (36-18) Cleveland Cavaliers (43-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Hickson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Howard Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  11:37
[ORL 65-66]
 
  11:17 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:16  
Nelson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:09
[ORL 67-66]
 
  10:58 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  10:58
[CLE 68-67]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Gibson (3 AST) 
  10:45 O'Neal Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Carter Substitution replaced by Redick  10:45  
Hickson Violation:Kicked Ball  10:36  
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:16 Parker Running Bank shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:12  
Nelson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:03 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:43 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Redick Substitution replaced by Carter  09:43  
Lewis Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:21
[ORL 69-68]
 
  09:03 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:03  
  08:39 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
  08:39 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Nelson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:39
[ORL 70-68]
 
Nelson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:39
[ORL 71-68]
 
  08:20 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:19  
Lewis Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:03  
Lewis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:01  
Lewis Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:59
[ORL 73-68]
 
  07:42 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lewis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:41  
Nelson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:35  
  07:18 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:16 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:16
[CLE 70-73]
Ilgauskas Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:49
[ORL 75-70]
 
Howard Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:38  
  06:38 Hickson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Howard Substitution replaced by Gortat  06:38  
  06:21 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:20  
Nelson Turnover : Palming Turnover (3 TO)  06:15  
  06:00
[CLE 72-75]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Carter Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:35  
Carter Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:35
[ORL 77-72]
 
  05:16 Ilgauskas Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:15  
Lewis Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:00
[ORL 79-72]
 
  05:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:00 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  05:00 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  04:46 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:45  
Nelson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:26  
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:24  
Gortat Tip Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:21 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Carter Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:15  
  04:02
[CLE 74-79]
James Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:43 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:38
[CLE 77-79]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gibson (4 AST) 
Lewis Layup Shot: Missed  03:12  
Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:10  
Barnes Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:10
[ORL 81-77]
 
  02:59 West Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:57  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:41 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:37
[CLE 79-81]
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Gibson (5 AST) 
Varejao Violation:Kicked Ball  02:16  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:16  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Williams  02:16  
Carter Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:02 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:42
[CLE 82-81]
West 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
  01:29 Varejao Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:29  
Team Rebound  01:29  
  01:29 Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:29
[ORL 82-82]
 
  01:07
[CLE 85-82]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
  00:55.6 West Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Carter Free Throw Technical (11 PTS)  00:55.6
[ORL 83-85]
 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Parker (3 ST)  00:49.9  
Gortat Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:44.4  
  00:44.4
[CLE 86-83]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:44.4
[CLE 87-83]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.6 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:01.2 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lewis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.3  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:41
[CLE 90-83]
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST) 
Pietrus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  11:13
[ORL 85-90]
 
  10:59
[CLE 92-85]
West Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  10:53 Hickson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  10:50 Hickson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:50  
Team Rebound  10:50  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  10:50
[ORL 86-92]
 
  10:37 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:36 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:31 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Barnes (1 BLK) 
  10:29 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:14 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:13  
Redick Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  10:05
[ORL 88-92]
 
  09:45
[CLE 94-88]
Hickson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST) 
  09:24 James Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:24  
Team Rebound  09:24  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Lewis  09:24  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  09:24
[ORL 89-94]
 
  09:12 Hickson Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:10  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK)  09:04  
  09:02 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Howard Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  08:56  
  08:56 Timeout : Official 
  08:56 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:56 Team Rebound 
  08:56 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:54  
  08:40 Moon Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Nelson  08:40  
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:40
[ORL 90-94]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  08:40
[ORL 91-94]
 
  08:24 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  08:23  
Lewis 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Pietrus (2 AST)  08:11
[ORL 94-94]
 
  07:48 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:48  
  07:48 Hickson Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Pietrus (3 AST)  07:31
[ORL 96-94]
 
  07:10 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lewis Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:08  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:55 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:43 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nelson (1 ST) 
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  06:39  
  06:39 Moon Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  06:16
[CLE 96-96]
James Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: West (6 AST) 
Nelson Layup Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:43 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:42 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:30 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:29  
Howard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  05:21  
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:21 Williams Substitution replaced by Parker 
Redick Substitution replaced by Carter  05:21  
  05:11
[CLE 98-96]
O'Neal Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:48 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:23 O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  04:21  
Nelson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:53
[CLE 100-96]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:22
[CLE 103-96]
West 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (12 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:22  
Carter Running Bank shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:03 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:50
[CLE 105-96]
James Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
  02:32 Parker Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Lewis Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:32
[ORL 97-105]
 
Lewis Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:32
[ORL 98-105]
 
  02:14
[CLE 107-98]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (13 AST) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:42
[CLE 110-98]
James 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:11
[CLE 112-98]
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:11  
  01:11 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Carter Running Bank shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:06
[ORL 100-112]
 
  01:06 James Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  01:06 Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  01:06
[ORL 101-112]
 
  00:44.9
[CLE 115-101]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nelson (4 AST)  00:33.9
[ORL 104-115]
 
  00:25.9 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Nelson (2 ST) 
Pietrus Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nelson (5 AST)  00:20.8
[ORL 106-115]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ORL
1st Southeast
59
23
9-1
34-7
25-16
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
ORL
Nelson 23.8
Howard 13.3
Nelson 6.0
Howard 5.0
Nelson 2.5
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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