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Despite big game from Hornets' Thornton, Cavs end slide


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday February 23, 2010 11:19PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers were waiting for a game like Tuesday's 105-95 win over the visiting New Orleans Hornets.

The Cavs wanted to see how Antawn Jamison would fare as a starter, how the team as a whole would defend, how their reshaped lineup would come together.

Mostly, though, the Cavs just needed a win.

It wasn't perfect and it wasn't easy, but it snapped a three-game losing streak. And for the Cavs (44-14), that was good enough.

"We did some nice things tonight," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "We gotta fight through whatever it is we're going through right now, and get this thing figured out."

Of course, the Hornets (30-27) deserve plenty of credit for making things difficult for the Cavs. They may have lost by 10, but they were in it the whole way, trailing just 92-89 with 4:00 left in the game.

One big reason was rookie guard Marcus Thornton, who looked more like LeBron James than LeBron James. Thornton came off the bench to score a career-high 37 points, including a franchise-record 23 in the second quarter.

So it's no surprise both Thornton and Hornets coach Jeff Bower were smiling widely after the game, looking like two guys who had just experienced a victory of sorts.

"We played extremely hard. I'm really proud of the effort," Bower said. "It was really just a case of [the Cavs] making a couple of big plays there at the end."

Thornton, a 6-foot-4 guard out of LSU, was selected in the second round (No. 43 overall) by Miami, then traded to New Orleans on draft night. With All-Star point guard Chris Paul (knee) sitting out, the Hornets are relying heavily on guys like Thornton and fellow rookie Darren Collison to keep them in the playoff hunt.

"[Thornton] was aggressive coming off screens and was confident when he went up to shoot the ball," Bower said. "He did a nice job balancing his perimeter shot with putting it on the floor to get to the rim."

And the kids definitely did all they could against the Cavs, as Collison added to Thornton's fine evening by scoring 22 points and passing for 10 assists.

"When you play against one of the great players, you know you had better bring your 'A' game," Thornton said. "That's what we tried to do tonight."

While that's all good news for the Hornets, this one meant even more to the Cavs.

They have a biggie in Boston on Thursday night and really couldn't afford to follow their long gone 13-game winning streak with yet another defeat.

That reality seemed to dawn on them late, when it became obvious the feisty Hornets simply couldn't be swatted away. So as is usually the case, James took command of the ball and took over the game.

He scored six of his 20 points in the final 1:36, providing the energy the Cavs needed and right when they needed it most. James also finished with a game-high 13 assists.

"The poise, size and penetration ability of LeBron does a lot of things for them," Bower said. "He puts them in position for a lot of easy baskets and dunks."

Shaquille O'Neal (20 points, 9-for-13 shooting) had another magnificent game for the Cavaliers, offering more proof that the self-proclaimed Man of Steel may be getting better with age -- and mostly, as he becomes more comfortable in the Cavs' offense.

Also, Jamison was strong in his debut as a Cavs starter, making seven of his 14 shots for 18 points. He also pulled down six boards and compiled two steals. Anderson Varejao added 14 points, and Delonte West and Anthony Parker scored 13 apiece.

Meanwhile, forward David West (17 points) had a solid outing for the Hornets, proving that it wasn't all about the young guys.

"I was really pleased with so many things for us," Bower said. "I thought the first quarter was a dangerous 12 minutes for us. But, the way we came back in the second quarter was a really good thing for us."

Hornets
Cavaliers
     
    • 50.0%

    • 48.8%

    • 23.5%

    • 32.0%

    • 100.0%

    • 70.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH CLE
Total Rebounds 5 8
Offensive Rebounds 5 8
Turnovers 12 8
Fast Break Pts: 27 17
Biggest Lead: 6 12
Points in the Paint: 34 56
NOH CLE
p Thornton   37 2 players   20
rb Posey   9 2 players   7
a Collison   10 James   13
s Thornton   2 3 players   2
b West   2
 
  • 11/19 - CLE @ NOH
  • 03/06 - NOH @ CLE
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Stojakovic F 34:07 3-12 1-5 2-2 -21 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 9
D. West F 30:09 7-10 0-0 3-3 -21 0 6 6 2 4 1 3 0 1 17
E. Okafor C 31:11 2-5 0-0 0-0 -14 3 5 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 4
M. Peterson G 21:19 1-5 0-0 0-0 -9 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
D. Collison G 43:27 9-19 0-3 4-4 -15 0 4 4 10 1 1 6 0 2 22
M. Thornton   31:14 15-22 3-7 4-4 +4 1 1 2 2 0 2 2 0 1 37
J. Wright   13:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 +12 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
J. Posey   27:46 0-2 0-2 0-0 +10 0 9 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
S. Marks   07:47 1-2 0-0 0-0 +4 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
A. Gray DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Paul DND- Left Knee Surgery
D. Songaila DND- Sprained right ankle
Total   240 39-78 4-17 13-13   5 34 39 20 21 4 12 0 4 95
  50.0% 23.5% 100.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 12
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 44:07 7-16 2-6 4-4 +17 1 4 5 13 0 2 0 0 0 20
A. Jamison F 37:25 7-14 1-4 3-4 +18 1 5 6 2 2 2 0 0 0 18
S. O'Neal C 30:47 9-13 0-0 2-5 -2 3 4 7 0 5 0 2 1 0 20
A. Parker G 27:11 4-7 3-6 2-2 +9 0 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 13
M. Williams G 31:21 2-9 1-5 1-1 +12 0 1 1 8 2 2 3 1 0 6
D. West   32:08 5-10 1-3 2-3 -2 1 3 4 3 0 0 3 2 0 13
A. Varejao   27:48 6-12 0-0 2-3 +4 2 5 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 14
J. Moon   09:13 0-1 0-1 1-2 -6 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hickson DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Powe DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-82 8-25 17-24   8 28 36 29 15 7 8 4 0 105
  48.8% 32.0% 70.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 8

inactive

  • Hornets: Diogu
  • Cavaliers: Green, Jackson, Telfair

technical fouls

  • Hornets: West
  • Cavaliers: Varejao

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #52 Pat Fraher, #68 Marat Kogut
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:8
New Orleans Hornets (30-27) Cleveland Cavaliers (44-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Okafor (Jamison gains possession)
  11:47
[CLE 2-0]
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:22
[NOH 2-2]
 
  11:02
[CLE 5-2]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST) 
Collison Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:54
[NOH 4-5]
 
West Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:42  
  10:35
[CLE 7-4]
O'Neal Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
  10:24 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:06 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:05  
Collison Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Collison Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:45  
  09:38 Williams Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:37  
Peterson Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  09:32
[NOH 6-7]
 
  09:13 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:13 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
West Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:50 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:36 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:35  
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:25
[NOH 8-7]
 
  08:04
[CLE 9-8]
O'Neal Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST)  07:50
[NOH 10-9]
 
  07:27 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:26  
Stojakovic Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:04 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:00
[CLE 11-10]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:48 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:35
[CLE 14-10]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jamison (2 AST) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:11
[NOH 12-14]
 
  06:00
[CLE 16-12]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
West Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (1 AST)  05:39
[NOH 14-16]
 
  05:13
[CLE 18-14]
Jamison Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Collison Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  05:01  
  05:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
Peterson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:48  
  04:42 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:40  
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:32  
Collison Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  04:23  
Team Rebound  04:22  
  04:22 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  04:22 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:01
[CLE 20-14]
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Okafor Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:47 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:43 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:42 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:39
[CLE 22-14]
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  03:21  
  02:57
[CLE 24-14]
West Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Peterson Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:43  
Collison Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  02:26
[NOH 16-24]
 
  02:07 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:06  
Okafor Jump Hook Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:48
[CLE 26-16]
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Peterson Jump Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:13 James Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:12  
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
West Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:55.2  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:55.2  
West Substitution replaced by Thornton  00:55.2  
Collison Substitution replaced by Wright  00:55.2  
  00:55.2 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
Thornton Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  00:43.8  
  00:43.8
[CLE 27-16]
James Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  00:30.9 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:30.6  
  00:30.6 Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Peterson Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.5  
  00:18.5 Team Rebound 
Wright Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:18.5  
  00:18.5 Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:18.5 Team Rebound 
  00:18.5
[CLE 28-16]
Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (30-27) Cleveland Cavaliers (44-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Okafor (1 AST)  11:45
[NOH 18-28]
 
  11:24 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:23  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Okafor (2 AST)  11:16
[NOH 20-28]
 
  10:58 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:57  
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:53
[NOH 22-28]
 
  10:53 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Marks  10:53  
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  10:53
[NOH 23-28]
 
  10:32 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:31  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:25
[NOH 25-28]
 
  10:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
Posey Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  10:12  
  10:12
[CLE 29-25]
Williams Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
Marks Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:00  
  10:00
[CLE 30-25]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:00 West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:59  
Marks Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:29
[CLE 32-25]
Varejao Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
Thornton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  09:17  
  09:13
[CLE 34-25]
West Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Moon (2 AST) 
Peterson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:13  
  09:13
[CLE 35-25]
West Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Peterson Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
Marks Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:52  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:44
[NOH 27-35]
 
  08:27 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST) 
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:22
[NOH 29-35]
 
  08:22 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Peterson Substitution replaced by Collison  08:22  
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  08:22
[NOH 30-35]
 
  08:07 West Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  08:07 Moon Substitution replaced by James 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:38
[CLE 37-30]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:12 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:11  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST)  07:04
[NOH 32-37]
 
  06:50 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:49  
Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  06:44  
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:41  
Thornton Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:39
[NOH 34-37]
 
  06:20 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marks Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:19  
West Violation:Kicked Ball  06:16  
  06:16 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Jamison 
  06:16 Williams Substitution replaced by Parker 
Collison Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:10
[NOH 36-37]
 
  05:50 West Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:49  
Collison Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:41
[NOH 38-37]
 
  05:23 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:22  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST)  05:16
[NOH 41-37]
 
  05:15 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:15 Timeout : Official 
  05:04
[CLE 39-41]
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Marks Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:04  
  05:04 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:03  
Collison Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:40  
  04:26 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:25  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST)  04:20
[NOH 43-39]
 
  04:10 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Team Rebound 
  04:00
[CLE 41-43]
West Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Marks Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (5 AST)  03:51
[NOH 45-41]
 
  03:28
[CLE 43-45]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Collison Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Jamison (1 ST)  03:12  
  03:06
[CLE 45-45]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:06  
  03:06 Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Wright Substitution replaced by West  03:06  
Marks Substitution replaced by Okafor  03:06  
  03:06
[CLE 46-45]
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  02:50 Jamison Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:39
[NOH 47-46]
 
  02:39 Jamison Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  02:39
[NOH 48-46]
 
  02:25
[CLE 48-48]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  02:03
[NOH 50-48]
 
  01:46 West Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
West Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Collison (6 AST)  01:37
[NOH 52-48]
 
  01:15 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:14  
Collison Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  01:10
[NOH 54-48]
 
Posey Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:57.0  
  00:57.0
[CLE 49-54]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:57.0
[CLE 50-54]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Collison Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:37.9  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:15.6 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:06.0
[CLE 53-54]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
  00:04.2 O'Neal Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  00:04.2 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:04.2
[NOH 55-53]
 
West Substitution replaced by Wright  00:04.2  
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:04.2
[NOH 56-53]
 
  00:00.0 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (30-27) Cleveland Cavaliers (44-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  11:51  
  11:50 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Stojakovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:48  
  11:48
[CLE 54-56]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  11:48
[CLE 55-56]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
West Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  11:36  
  11:22 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:21  
Okafor Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:04 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:56 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:55  
Collison Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST)  10:52  
  10:40 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  10:40 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Collison Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Okafor (3 AST)  10:26
[NOH 58-55]
 
  10:05
[CLE 58-58]
James 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Collison Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:43
[NOH 60-58]
 
  09:28
[CLE 60-60]
O'Neal Turnaround Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:28  
  09:28
[CLE 61-60]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Okafor Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Collison (7 AST)  09:06
[NOH 62-61]
 
  08:53
[CLE 63-62]
O'Neal Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
West Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:33
[NOH 64-63]
 
  08:10
[CLE 65-64]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Stojakovic Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  07:43  
Stojakovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:43  
  07:27 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:26 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:19 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Team Rebound 
  07:14 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:12  
West Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:51 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:35 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:33  
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Peterson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:19  
Peterson Substitution replaced by Thornton  06:19  
  06:09
[CLE 67-64]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
  05:54 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
West Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Collison (8 AST)  05:45
[NOH 66-67]
 
Okafor Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:31  
  05:31 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  05:21 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  05:08  
  04:49
[CLE 69-66]
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Collison (9 AST)  04:27
[NOH 69-69]
 
  04:07
[CLE 72-69]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  03:50  
  03:46
[CLE 74-69]
Jamison Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
West Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:46  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:46  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Posey  03:46  
  03:46 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  03:46 Jamison Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:44  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Collison (10 AST)  03:27
[NOH 72-74]
 
  03:02 Varejao Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:59  
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  02:42
[NOH 74-74]
 
Posey Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:27  
  02:27
[CLE 75-74]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:27
[CLE 76-74]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:10 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
Jump Ball Jamison vs West (Moon gains possession)  02:10  
West Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Jamison (2 ST)  02:10  
  01:49 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:48 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:40
[CLE 78-74]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  01:12 Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stojakovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:12
[NOH 75-78]
 
Stojakovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:12
[NOH 76-78]
 
West Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:51.9  
  00:51.9
[CLE 79-76]
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
West Substitution replaced by Wright  00:51.9  
  00:51.9
[CLE 80-76]
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.6 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:18.9
[CLE 82-76]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.9 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:47 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:46 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:21 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:20  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:02 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:55 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:53  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS)  10:41
[NOH 79-82]
 
  10:26 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  10:25  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:56 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:55  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  09:47
[NOH 81-82]
 
  09:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:45 Jamison Substitution replaced by Williams 
  09:45 Moon Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Wright Substitution replaced by Okafor  09:45  
  09:23
[CLE 84-81]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Collison Step Back Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  09:09
[NOH 83-84]
 
  08:42 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  08:40  
  08:27 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS)  08:27
[NOH 84-84]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS)  08:27
[NOH 85-84]
 
  08:12 O'Neal Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:12  
  08:12 Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Thornton Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:59  
  07:44 Varejao Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:44 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Stojakovic Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:44  
  07:44
[CLE 85-85]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  07:44 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  07:43  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:31 Team Rebound 
  07:18 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:17  
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (37 PTS)  07:01
[NOH 87-85]
 
  06:40 West Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:39 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:39 Varejao Tip Shot: Missed 
  06:38 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:38
[CLE 87-87]
O'Neal Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:15 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:09 West Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Thornton (2 ST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:51 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:41 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:40  
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:24 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:03
[CLE 89-87]
West Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:54  
  04:54 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by West  04:54  
Collison Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  04:38
[NOH 89-89]
 
  04:14
[CLE 92-89]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: West (2 BLK)  03:52  
  03:51 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:40
[CLE 95-89]
West 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:37  
West Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  03:27  
Team Rebound  03:27  
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:01  
  03:01 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:01 Team Rebound 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  03:01  
  03:01 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  03:00  
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Team Rebound 
  02:33 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
  02:30 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:30
[NOH 90-95]
 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  02:30
[NOH 91-95]
 
  02:06
[CLE 97-91]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: James (12 AST) 
  01:51 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:51
[NOH 92-97]
 
  01:51 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:51
[NOH 93-97]
 
  01:36
[CLE 99-93]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST) 
Posey Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:36  
  01:36
[CLE 100-93]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
  01:36 Double Technical - Varejao, West 
West Jump Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:19
[NOH 95-100]
 
  00:59.2
[CLE 103-95]
James 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.8 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:32.8 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:31.5 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:09.9
[CLE 105-95]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (13 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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