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Without LeBron, Cavs gut out 50th win of the season


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Monday March 8, 2010 10:59PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- If the Cleveland Cavaliers were longing to prove they're as deep and talented as they say they are, Monday was the night to do it.

They were without LeBron James (tender ankle) for the second straight game. They lost Antawn Jamison (stiff knee) early in the third quarter. And they aren't expected to get Shaquille O'Neal (thumb surgery) back for a good six weeks.

No LeBron, Antawn or Shaq? No problem for the Cavs in a thrilling 97-95 victory over the visiting San Antonio Spurs.

Actually, there were a few issues along the way, but the patched-together Cavs managed to bring a wide smile to the face of their superstar in the end, as James cheered wildly from the sideline in a suit. That's because on this night, the Cavs played with the type of unity and resolve their leader so often displays. It was almost as if he were right there on the floor with them.

"This is a resilient team," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "We have a lot of capable players."

The league-leading Cavs (50-15) became the first team to hit the half-century mark for wins this season. It also marks the fourth time in five years the Cavs have recorded at least 50 victories.

And they did it via pure hustle, bending their knees and shuffling their feet on defense, and sharing the ball and never losing faith on offense.

"The one thing you always look for is effort," Brown said. "The second thing you look for is you want to make sure the guys keep trusting one another. You don't want to have anyone go solo and try to take over the game themselves. That trust factor was a big thing."

The Cavs also displayed plenty of balance, with six players scoring in double figures. Jamison and Mo Williams led the way with 17 points apiece, followed by 16 from Delonte West, 13 from Jawad Williams, 12 from J.J. Hickson and 11 from Anderson Varejao.

Meanwhile, the Spurs (36-25) were mostly a two-man show. But what a show it was, as Manu Ginobili played a near-flawless game with a season-high 38 points and George Hill tallied 23. Not bad for a team that was playing its first game without Tony Parker, who could miss six weeks with a broken bone in his hand.

Still, the Spurs definitely had their chances. When Hill buried a corner 3-pointer with 4:05 left in the game, they led 88-85. At that point, it looked like they just might run away with it.

But less than a minute later, West hit a fade-away jumper from the right side of the basket. A minute after that, he hit one from the left side. In other words, the Cavs had no intention of rolling over and playing dead.

That was especially true of West, who made the night's biggest defensive play when he intercepted a pass by Tim Duncan that was intended for Ginobili. That came with 52 seconds remaining and the Cavs clinging to a 91-90 lead. Ginobili's momentum caused him to fall on top of West, and West buried the ensuing foul shots.

Of course, Ginobili came within an inch of salvaging the evening by burying what at first appeared to be a 3-pointer at the 14-second mark. But after further review, Ginobili's toe was on the line, the Spurs trailed 93-92, and they had no choice but to foul Mo Williams. He made both, and when Spurs guard Roger Mason missed another three with 2.7 seconds to go, it was pretty much over.

Varejao iced it with a pair of free throws, making Ginobili's buzzer-beating three irrelevant.

"Turnovers," said Spurs coach Greg Popovich when asked about the difference in those final, crucial moments. "We didn't execute, we turned it over a couple times down the stretch. We missed a couple of shots, and that's a bad combination. For us, that was the ballgame."

As for the made three that turned out to be a two, Ginobili made no excuses.

"It was a tough play; I thought I stepped (behind the line)," he said. "The whole game changed because we had to start fouling and they made their free throws. ... We had a great opportunity. Not many teams can come in here and win. We blew a big one."

West scored 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, and Mo Williams also compiled eight rebounds and eight assists. The Cavs improved to 28-4 at home.

"Without LeBron and Shaq, and Antawn for most of the second half, a lot of guys had to step up," Mo Williams said. "We did a good job today of finding a way. Guys came through and made plays."

NOTE: Jamison left the game at the 8:05 mark of the third. He said after the game that his knee "just stiffened up" and that the decision to hold him out was "only precautionary." Jamison will have an MRI on the knee on Tuesday, and said he expects to play in the Cavs' next game, Friday in Philadelphia.

Spurs
Cavaliers
     
    • 41.7%

    • 47.4%

    • 34.5%

    • 42.9%

    • 68.2%

    • 79.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS CLE
Total Rebounds 7 8
Offensive Rebounds 13 5
Turnovers 14 12
Fast Break Pts: 12 14
Biggest Lead: 8 6
Points in the Paint: 30 40
SAS CLE
p Ginobili   38 2 players   17
rb Jefferson   9 Varejao   9
a 2 players   5 Williams   8
s Ginobili   2 West   3
b Duncan   2 2 players   1
 
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San Antonio Spurs (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Ginobili G 36:53 12-23 7-11 7-7 +2 3 4 7 5 4 2 2 0 0 38
T. Duncan F 34:08 6-12 0-0 1-2 +3 4 1 5 5 2 1 2 2 1 13
A. McDyess C-F 14:59 2-8 0-0 0-0 -5 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
K. Bogans G 21:39 0-2 0-2 0-0 -8 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0
G. Hill G 37:58 8-13 2-3 5-8 0 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 23
M. Bonner   18:43 4-7 1-3 0-0 -6 0 5 5 1 3 0 1 0 0 9
R. Jefferson   28:26 1-3 0-2 1-2 +2 0 9 9 1 2 1 2 0 0 3
R. Mason   25:23 1-10 0-8 0-1 +5 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 2
D. Blair   10:47 0-3 0-0 0-0 -5 3 1 4 0 3 1 1 0 1 0
M. Hairston   06:05 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
I. Mahinmi   04:59 0-1 0-0 1-2 +2 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 1
T. Parker NWT- Fractured fourth right metacarpal
Total   240 35-84 10-29 15-22   13 31 44 21 19 5 14 4 2 95
  41.7% 34.5% 68.2%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Williams F 33:42 6-11 1-2 0-1 +5 0 5 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 13
A. Jamison F 21:29 6-12 3-4 2-4 -4 1 3 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 17
J. Hickson F 35:22 5-12 0-1 2-2 0 1 6 7 0 2 1 3 0 2 12
A. Parker G 21:37 3-3 0-0 2-2 -7 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 8
M. Williams G 34:29 7-16 1-5 2-2 +4 0 8 8 8 3 0 3 0 1 17
D. West   32:46 5-13 0-0 6-6 +3 1 3 4 5 3 3 1 0 1 16
A. Varejao   30:25 3-5 0-0 5-7 +10 2 7 9 2 5 0 3 0 0 11
J. Moon   16:57 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
D. Gibson   13:14 1-3 1-2 0-0 +3 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Powe DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-76 6-14 19-24   5 37 42 21 17 8 12 2 4 97
  47.4% 42.9% 79.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 13

inactive

  • Spurs: --
  • Cavaliers: James, O'Neal, Telfair

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #50 Olandis Poole, #58 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:20
San Antonio Spurs (36-25) Cleveland Cavaliers (50-15)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hickson vs Duncan (Hill gains possession)
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23
[CLE 2-0]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  11:04
[SAS 3-2]
 
  10:49
[CLE 5-3]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
  10:32 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:32
[SAS 4-5]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:32
[SAS 5-5]
 
  10:19 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:18  
Bogans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jamison (1 ST)  10:09  
  10:02 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST) 
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST)  09:57
[SAS 7-5]
 
  09:38 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:23 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:22  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST)  09:02
[SAS 10-5]
 
  08:37
[CLE 8-10]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:17  
Duncan Tip Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:14 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:03 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:03 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:03
[CLE 10-10]
Hickson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ginobili Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:44
[SAS 12-10]
 
  07:23
[CLE 12-12]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:57
[CLE 14-12]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:36 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:30
[CLE 16-12]
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:28  
McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:28  
Bogans Substitution replaced by Jefferson  06:28  
  06:15 Parker Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw Technical (11 PTS)  06:15
[SAS 13-16]
 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST)  06:01
[SAS 15-16]
 
  05:48 Hickson Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:48 Hickson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST)  05:31
[SAS 17-16]
 
  05:07 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:06  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:57
[SAS 19-16]
 
  04:47
[CLE 18-19]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:30
[SAS 21-18]
 
Bonner Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:21  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mason  04:21  
  04:21 Parker Substitution replaced by West 
  04:21 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  04:14
[CLE 20-21]
Williams Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  04:02  
  03:58 Williams Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:58 Williams Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  03:58  
Jump Ball Varejao vs Jefferson (Hill gains possession)  03:45  
  03:40 Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:40  
Team Rebound  03:40  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:40
[SAS 22-20]
 
  03:22
[CLE 22-22]
Varejao Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Blair Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:22  
  03:22 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:21  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:58
[CLE 24-22]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:35
[CLE 26-22]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:27  
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:27 Jamison Substitution replaced by Moon 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hairston  02:27  
Blair Substitution replaced by Mahinmi  02:27  
Hairston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (2 ST)  02:09  
  02:07 Varejao Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Hairston Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hairston Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:42  
Hill Substitution replaced by Ginobili  01:42  
Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:37  
  01:37
[CLE 27-22]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:37
[CLE 28-22]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:24 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Mahinmi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:24
[SAS 23-28]
 
Mahinmi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:11 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:53.9 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:44.9 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Hairston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:43.9  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Mason (1 AST)  00:30.9
[SAS 26-28]
 
  00:06.9 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:06.9 Team Rebound 
  00:06.9 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Mahinmi Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.2  
  00:00.7 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (36-25) Cleveland Cavaliers (50-15)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Hickson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
Hairston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:33  
Hairston Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:33
[SAS 28-28]
 
  11:19 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
Mahinmi Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:09  
  10:54 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:52  
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:39 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hairston Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:34  
  10:34
[CLE 29-28]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:34
[CLE 30-28]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Mahinmi Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  10:15  
  09:54 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hairston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:53  
Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:39 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mason (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:39  
Mahinmi Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:28  
Mahinmi Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  09:28  
Mahinmi Substitution replaced by Duncan  09:28  
  09:13
[CLE 32-28]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
  08:53 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:53  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hill  08:53  
Hairston Substitution replaced by Blair  08:53  
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:53
[SAS 29-32]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:53
[SAS 30-32]
 
  08:36
[CLE 34-30]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:13 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Blair Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:58  
  07:58 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Blair Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:54  
  07:54
[CLE 35-30]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:54
[CLE 36-30]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jamison (2 ST)  07:36  
  07:29 West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Blair (1 ST) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:21  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:21
[SAS 32-36]
 
  07:07 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:06  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:58
[SAS 34-36]
 
  06:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:54  
  06:54 Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  06:34
[CLE 39-34]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Mason (2 AST)  06:14
[SAS 37-39]
 
  05:57 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:56  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Jefferson  05:55  
Mason Substitution replaced by Bogans  05:55  
  05:55 Moon Substitution replaced by Parker 
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
Bogans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:37  
  05:33 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  05:24
[SAS 39-39]
 
  05:09
[CLE 41-39]
Williams Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  04:45
[SAS 41-41]
 
  04:26 West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK) 
  04:26 Team Rebound 
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mason  04:26  
  04:26 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  04:20 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:19  
Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:56 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:54  
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:51
[SAS 43-41]
 
  03:33
[CLE 43-43]
Jamison Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:29  
  03:08 Jamison Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:08  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:08
[SAS 44-43]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:48  
  02:48 Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:48 Team Rebound 
  02:48
[CLE 44-44]
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:34
[SAS 46-44]
 
Bogans Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:21  
  02:21 Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  02:21 Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:21 Team Rebound 
  02:21
[CLE 45-46]
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:03 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:55
[CLE 47-46]
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  01:33  
Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:32  
Mason Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:15
[SAS 48-47]
 
  01:15 West Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Mason Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:15  
  01:13 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:58.9 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:57.5  
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.8 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:29.9 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Hill Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:25.5
[SAS 50-47]
 
  00:25.5 Team Timeout : Short 
Mason Substitution replaced by Hairston  00:25.5  
  00:25.5 West Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  00:04.0
[CLE 49-50]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
  00:01.6 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:01.6
[SAS 51-49]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:01.6
[SAS 52-49]
 
  00:00.0 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (36-25) Cleveland Cavaliers (50-15)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:36 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:35  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (1 BLK)  11:25  
  11:23 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:10 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bogans Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:09  
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bogans (1 AST)  10:54
[SAS 54-49]
 
  10:40 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bogans (1 BLK) 
Bogans Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:39  
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bogans (2 AST)  10:32
[SAS 56-49]
 
  10:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:15 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:14  
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
McDyess Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:58  
  09:48
[CLE 51-56]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS)  09:32
[SAS 59-51]
 
  09:16
[CLE 53-59]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:51
[CLE 55-59]
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed  08:31  
Team Rebound  08:31  
  08:31 Hickson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:06 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK) 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:04  
  08:02 Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:02  
Team Rebound  08:02  
  08:02 Jamison Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:02  
  08:00 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:44 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:43 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:40
[CLE 57-59]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:20 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:19  
Duncan Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST)  07:10
[SAS 61-57]
 
Ginobili Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:47  
  06:47
[CLE 58-61]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:47
[CLE 59-61]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  06:14 Hickson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST)  05:52
[SAS 64-59]
 
  05:31
[CLE 61-64]
Williams Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:50
[CLE 63-64]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:50  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:50  
McDyess Substitution replaced by Mason  04:50  
  04:50 Parker Substitution replaced by West 
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  04:37
[SAS 66-63]
 
  04:14
[CLE 65-66]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Duncan (4 AST)  03:45
[SAS 68-65]
 
  03:25 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:23
[CLE 67-68]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
Duncan Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:23  
Bogans Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:23  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  03:23  
  03:23 Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:22  
  03:15 Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:15
[SAS 69-67]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:15
[SAS 70-67]
 
  02:57 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:56  
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:42
[SAS 72-67]
 
  02:30 Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:29  
  02:18 Varejao Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:18
[SAS 73-67]
 
Hill Substitution replaced by Ginobili  02:18  
  02:18 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
  02:18 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:58  
  01:58 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:58 Team Rebound 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  01:58  
  01:58
[CLE 68-73]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Mason Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moon (1 ST)  01:33  
  01:24 West Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:21  
Blair Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:15  
  01:01
[CLE 70-73]
West Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST)  00:45.9
[SAS 76-70]
 
  00:27.9 West Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:26.7  
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST)  00:25.6  
  00:23.9
[CLE 72-76]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.9 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:00.0 Hickson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:36  
  11:36 Varejao Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  11:36
[SAS 77-72]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  11:36
[SAS 78-72]
 
  11:22 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:21  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:11 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:03  
Ginobili Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  10:52  
Ginobili Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:52  
  10:31
[CLE 74-78]
West Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bonner Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  10:05
[SAS 80-74]
 
  09:52
[CLE 77-80]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed  09:35  
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:34  
Blair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK)  09:32  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:29  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Mason (3 AST)  09:16
[SAS 82-77]
 
  09:05
[CLE 80-82]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:05  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Hill  09:05  
Mason Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:52  
Ginobili Tip Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Team Rebound 
  08:28 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:27  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:08  
Blair Tip Shot: Missed  08:08  
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:06  
Blair Tip Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:01 West Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:00  
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:32 Moon Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:31  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:01 Williams Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  07:00  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  06:41
[SAS 85-80]
 
  06:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Bogans  06:41  
Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan  06:41  
  06:41 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
  06:41 Gibson Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Mason Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:41  
  06:21 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:19 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:19
[CLE 82-85]
West Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:03  
  05:49
[CLE 85-85]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:11 Varejao Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  05:11 Varejao Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili  05:11  
Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess  05:11  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
Team Rebound  04:48  
Williams Violation:Kicked Ball  04:48  
Duncan Hook Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:29 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:19 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:18  
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST)  04:11
[SAS 88-85]
 
  03:50 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  03:49  
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:24
[CLE 87-88]
West Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST) 
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:54 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:54 Timeout : Official 
McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner  02:54  
  02:34 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST) 
Jefferson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:30  
Team Timeout : Short  02:30  
  02:12
[CLE 89-88]
West Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  01:49  
  01:48 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:28 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ginobili (2 ST) 
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (4 AST)  01:25
[SAS 90-87]
 
Ginobili Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:05  
  01:05
[CLE 90-90]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:05
[CLE 91-90]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (3 ST)  00:53.9  
Ginobili Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:52.8  
  00:52.8
[CLE 92-90]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:52.8 Hickson Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:52.8 Williams Substitution replaced by Parker 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Mason  00:52.8  
  00:52.8
[CLE 93-90]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:44.7 West Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:34.9  
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:29.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:23.7  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (35 PTS)  00:14.2
[SAS 92-93]
 
  00:14.2 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  00:14.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Hairston  00:14.2  
Mason Substitution replaced by Bogans  00:14.2  
  00:14.2 Varejao Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  00:14.2 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:09.0  
  00:09.0
[CLE 94-92]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Duncan  00:09.0  
  00:09.0 Gibson Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:09.0 Parker Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  00:09.0
[CLE 95-92]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:09.0  
Bogans Substitution replaced by Mason  00:09.0  
Hairston Substitution replaced by Ginobili  00:09.0  
  00:09.0 Williams Substitution replaced by Parker 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.9 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Duncan Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:02.4  
  00:02.4
[CLE 96-92]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:02.4
[CLE 97-92]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (38 PTS) Assist: Duncan (5 AST)  00:00.0
[SAS 95-97]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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