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Varejao provides energetic lift as Cavs put away Celtics


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday March 14, 2010 8:15PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- Boston can live with the amazing things LeBron James always does. Now if the Celtics could just find a way to slow down Anderson Varejao.

That seemed to be the sentiment following the Cavaliers' 104-93 home win Sunday, when Varejao was simply his typical self. In other words, the Cavs' 6-foot-11 wild child of a forward chased down loose balls, threw his body into the heat of battle underneath the basket and annoyed the opposition every time the opportunity presented itself.

It's true that James finished with a game-high 30 points (as well as eight rebounds and seven assists), but it was Varejao who got the Cavs (52-15) started by scoring 15 of his 17 points in the first half. Actually, Varejao didn't even take a shot in the final two quarters, finishing 6-for-8 for the game.

Afterward, Celtics coach Doc Rivers could only shake his head in admiration, and perhaps a little disbelief.

"I thought one guy completely dominated this game, and that was Varejao," Rivers said after watching his team fall to 41-24. "Loose balls, activity, getting under our skin. I mean, he's doing what he should do. That was very frustrating."

Varejao took charges, found seams in the defense for wide-open layups and, to be completely honest, got a few lucky bounces on shots that probably should have never gone in.

"That's Andy," James said. "That's what he does. You know he's going to be active, going to play his butt off every single game and give it his all."

Varejao's performance was just another example that these Cavs have become more than just All LeBron, All the Time. They also received well-rounded performances from the likes of Mo Williams (14 points, six assists), J.J. Hickson (12 points, strong defense on Boston's big men) and Antawn Jamison (15 points, 12 rebounds), who returned after missing Friday's game in Philadelphia with a stiff knee.

"I thought we played the right way," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "When you play a team like Boston, the most aggressive team is going to win. I thought we were aggressive on both ends of the floor for most of the game."

That was especially true of James in the second half. He took just four shots in the first two quarters, finishing with six points at the half. But every time the Celtics' Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce started to heat up, James used the final 24 minutes to show them who's No. 1. During that time, James not only took 17 shots, but attempted 14 free throws.

"I was doing a lot of setting up [teammates] in the first half," James said. "I got my guys good looks and opportunities at the basket. But I had to be a little more assertive individually in the second half and attack some of the things I saw, but didn't attack, in the first half."

Meanwhile, the Celtics certainly had their chances, making a run nearly every time it appeared the Cavs would pull away. Then came the first 5:04 of the fourth quarter, when they failed to score a field goal. It allowed the Cavs to turn an eight-point lead to 91-74 with less than 6:00 to go.

Allen scored 20 points to lead the Celtics, with Garnett and Pierce adding 18 apiece. But none of it was enough to overcome a 51-43 deficit on the boards.

"We made a lot of pushes," Rivers said. "We closed it halftime. We just could never get over the hump because every chance we got, they got another [rebound] that led to another shot."

The Cavs are a league-best 29-4 at home and have won nine of their past 10 overall.

The Celtics fell one game behind Atlanta for the third playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, and have lost two straight against the Cavs. And their struggles against Cleveland may not change anytime soon if they don't find a way to slow down not just James, but Varejao as well.

"I wouldn't say he gets under people's skin, but he does play with a lot of energy," Garnett said of Varejao. "He knows his place on their team and he doesn't come out of his role. He's effective and he's aggressive. If you want to beat Cleveland, you definitely have to take care of Anderson."

Celtics
Cavaliers
     
    • 40.0%

    • 41.2%

    • 35.3%

    • 31.8%

    • 76.7%

    • 64.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CLE
Total Rebounds 11 14
Offensive Rebounds 11 17
Turnovers 11 8
Fast Break Pts: 17 6
Biggest Lead: 3 17
Points in the Paint: 34 44
BOS CLE
p Allen   20 James   30
rb Rondo   8 Jamison   12
a Rondo   6 James   7
s Rondo   2 James   2
b 2 players   1 James   3
 
  • 10/27 - BOS @ CLE
  • 11/30 - BOS @ CLE
  • 01/25 - CLE @ BOS
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 35:57 6-14 3-5 3-3 +4 1 2 3 4 5 0 3 1 3 18
K. Garnett F 28:26 5-11 0-0 8-8 +4 2 5 7 1 5 1 3 1 2 18
K. Perkins C 30:10 3-5 0-0 0-2 +9 1 5 6 1 4 1 1 0 0 6
R. Allen G 34:50 7-14 3-5 3-4 -6 0 6 6 5 5 0 0 0 1 20
R. Rondo G 39:53 6-11 0-1 4-4 -4 2 6 8 6 1 2 3 0 1 16
R. Wallace   17:01 1-8 0-2 3-4 -17 1 3 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
G. Davis   15:14 2-4 0-0 0-3 -16 3 0 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 4
M. Daniels   11:59 0-3 0-0 0-0 -15 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
N. Robinson   08:11 0-3 0-1 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Finley   16:03 2-7 0-3 0-0 -10 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
S. Williams   02:03 0-0 0-0 2-2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
T. Allen   00:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 32-80 6-17 23-30   11 32 43 18 33 5 11 2 7 93
  40.0% 35.3% 76.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 11
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 38:52 9-21 1-3 11-16 +3 3 5 8 7 2 2 2 3 0 30
A. Jamison F 30:31 6-17 1-7 2-8 +3 4 8 12 0 5 0 1 2 0 15
J. Hickson F 23:25 4-10 0-0 4-6 -3 1 2 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 12
A. Parker G 32:05 2-6 1-4 1-2 -3 0 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 6
M. Williams G 36:21 5-13 4-7 0-0 +3 3 2 5 6 2 0 3 0 0 14
A. Varejao   30:22 6-8 0-0 5-8 +5 6 4 10 2 3 0 0 1 0 17
D. West   20:14 1-3 0-0 2-2 +22 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 4
J. Moon   19:54 0-2 0-1 0-0 +14 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
L. Powe   08:17 0-0 0-0 6-6 +11 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-80 7-22 31-48   17 34 51 20 19 4 8 7 2 104
  41.2% 31.8% 64.6%   team rebs: 14 total to: 8

inactive

  • Celtics: Landry, Scalabrine
  • Cavaliers: Green, O'Neal, Telfair

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Garnett
  • Cavaliers: Hickson

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #33 Sean Corbin
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:44
Boston Celtics (41-24) Cleveland Cavaliers (52-15)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hickson vs Perkins (Williams gains possession)
  11:45
[CLE 2-0]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
  11:24 Jamison Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:24
[BOS 1-2]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:24
[BOS 2-2]
 
  11:09 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:08  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:55
[BOS 4-2]
 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:38  
  10:38
[CLE 3-4]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:38
[CLE 4-4]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:14 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:06
[CLE 6-4]
Hickson Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  09:57  
  09:50 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:48 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:48 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:44 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:35
[CLE 9-4]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:29  
Perkins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:12  
  08:58 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:57  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:47 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:43 Hickson Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:43 Hickson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Garnett Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  08:29  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:29  
Perkins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:18  
  08:18 Double Technical - Hickson, Garnett 
  08:05 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:02  
Allen Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  07:51
[BOS 6-9]
 
  07:28 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:27  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  07:19
[BOS 8-9]
 
  07:02 Jamison Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:48 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:38 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  06:25
[BOS 10-9]
 
  06:10 Jamison Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:10  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  05:57
[BOS 12-9]
 
  05:41
[CLE 12-12]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  05:10  
  05:08 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:01 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:00 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:55
[CLE 14-12]
Hickson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  04:41
[BOS 14-14]
 
  04:21
[CLE 16-14]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Perkins Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:07
[BOS 16-16]
 
  03:45 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:43 Jamison Layup Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:42  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  03:36  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:35  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (1 BLK)  03:19  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:17  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:10  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace  03:10  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis  03:10  
  03:10 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  03:10 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  03:04 West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK) 
  03:02 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Davis Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:02  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels  03:02  
  02:56 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:55  
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:24 Parker Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:20  
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:13  
  02:09 Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:09 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:09
[BOS 17-16]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:09
[BOS 18-16]
 
  01:44
[CLE 18-18]
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Daniels Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  01:28  
  00:59.9
[CLE 21-18]
James 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Allen Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.8  
  00:37.9 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:33.8
[CLE 23-18]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.4 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Daniels Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:01.6  
  00:01.6
[CLE 24-18]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:01.6 Jamison Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  00:01.6 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.3  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (41-24) Cleveland Cavaliers (52-15)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Davis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Finley (1 AST)  11:41
[BOS 20-24]
 
  11:41 Hickson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:31 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:31 Team Rebound 
  11:12 Moon Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:08 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:08
[CLE 26-20]
Varejao Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:53 West Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  10:53
[BOS 21-26]
 
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:26 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:25  
Finley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:14  
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:13  
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:59 Moon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:53  
Finley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:52  
Finley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:47
[BOS 23-26]
 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:30  
  09:30
[CLE 27-23]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:30 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:29 Team Rebound 
Davis Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:25  
  09:25
[CLE 28-23]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:25
[CLE 29-23]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:11
[BOS 25-29]
 
  08:59
[CLE 32-25]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  08:59  
Timeout : Official  08:47  
Finley Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:11
[CLE 35-25]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  07:57  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:56  
Davis Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:54
[BOS 27-35]
 
Finley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:33  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo  07:33  
Daniels Substitution replaced by Pierce  07:33  
  07:33
[CLE 36-27]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:33 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:32  
Finley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  07:25
[BOS 29-36]
 
  07:01
[CLE 38-29]
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
Team Rebound  06:44  
Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett  06:44  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  06:44  
  06:44 Williams Substitution replaced by James 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  06:34
[BOS 31-38]
 
  06:13
[CLE 40-31]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  05:58
[BOS 33-40]
 
  05:43
[CLE 42-33]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Rondo Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:20
[BOS 35-42]
 
  05:03 Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:03  
  05:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
Finley Substitution replaced by Allen  05:02  
  05:02 Hickson Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Jump Ball Varejao vs Garnett (Allen gains possession)  05:02  
Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK)  04:56  
Team Rebound  04:56  
Pierce Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  04:55  
Pierce Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:44  
  04:41 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:40  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:39  
  04:15 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:14  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:07 Team Rebound 
Garnett Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:07  
  04:07 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
  04:07 Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:07 Team Rebound 
  04:07 West Substitution replaced by Parker 
  04:07 Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:07 Team Rebound 
Garnett Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:07  
  04:07 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:07 Team Rebound 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis  04:07  
  04:07
[CLE 43-35]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Davis Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:50  
  03:50
[CLE 44-35]
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Davis Substitution replaced by Wallace  03:50  
  03:50 Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:48  
  03:41 Jamison Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:41
[BOS 36-44]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:41
[BOS 37-44]
 
  03:26 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:22
[BOS 39-44]
 
  03:10 Varejao Dunk Shot: Missed 
  03:07 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:07
[CLE 46-39]
Jamison Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:50  
Perkins Layup Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:46 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:36 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:35 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:32
[CLE 48-39]
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:16  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:16  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Williams  02:16  
  02:16 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:16 Team Rebound 
  02:16 Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:14  
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  01:51
[BOS 41-48]
 
  01:33 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:32  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (3 BLK)  01:26  
  01:24 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:20
[CLE 50-41]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  01:10
[BOS 43-50]
 
  01:02 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:01  
  00:57.5 James Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:57.5
[BOS 44-50]
 
  00:57.5 Jamison Substitution replaced by Moon 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:57.5
[BOS 45-50]
 
  00:36.9
[CLE 52-45]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.9 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:12.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:12.7 Moon Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Williams Substitution replaced by Allen  00:12.7  
  00:03.5
[CLE 54-45]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
  00:00.1 Jamison Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.1  
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS)  00:00.1
[BOS 46-54]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS)  00:00.1
[BOS 47-54]
 
Pierce Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS)  00:00.1
[BOS 48-54]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (41-24) Cleveland Cavaliers (52-15)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Allen Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  11:37
[BOS 50-54]
 
  11:10 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:09  
  11:01 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  11:01
[BOS 51-54]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  11:01
[BOS 52-54]
 
  10:43 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:41  
Pierce Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  10:37  
Perkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:21  
  10:21 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:21 Team Rebound 
  10:21
[CLE 55-52]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:07 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:02  
  10:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:02
[CLE 56-52]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  10:02
[CLE 57-52]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:45 Jamison Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:45
[BOS 53-57]
 
  09:45 Jamison Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:45
[BOS 54-57]
 
  09:25
[CLE 59-54]
James Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:02 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:46  
  08:46
[CLE 60-54]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:46 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:45 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:42 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:41  
Rondo Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  08:26
[BOS 56-60]
 
  08:01 James Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  07:59 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:55 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:53  
  07:45 Hickson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:45
[BOS 57-60]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:45
[BOS 58-60]
 
  07:30
[CLE 63-58]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:15
[BOS 60-63]
 
  06:50 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:36
[CLE 66-60]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST)  06:18
[BOS 62-66]
 
  05:54 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:53  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (5 AST)  05:46
[BOS 65-66]
 
  05:30
[CLE 68-65]
James Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  05:14
[BOS 68-68]
 
  05:00 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:59  
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST)  04:49  
  04:39
[CLE 70-68]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  04:25  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace  04:25  
  04:25 Hickson Substitution replaced by Powe 
  04:25 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  04:04
[CLE 72-68]
James Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  03:49 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:49  
Team Rebound  03:49  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:49  
  03:48 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Pierce Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:38  
  03:26 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:25 Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  03:18
[CLE 74-68]
James Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  03:01  
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:00  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  02:55  
Team Rebound  02:55  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis  02:55  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:36 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Team Rebound 
Davis Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  02:36  
Allen Substitution replaced by Finley  02:36  
  02:36
[CLE 75-68]
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:36 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
  02:36
[CLE 76-68]
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:23
[BOS 70-76]
 
  02:06 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:05  
  02:05 Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:05
[BOS 71-76]
 
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:05
[BOS 72-76]
 
  01:40 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Finley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:38  
  01:29 Moon Substitution replaced by Parker 
Finley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:12 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:53.9  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels  00:53.9  
  00:53.9
[CLE 77-72]
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:53.9
[CLE 78-72]
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.8  
Team Rebound  00:37.9  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:13.9 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Daniels Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:03.7  
  00:03.7
[CLE 79-72]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Daniels Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:03.7  
  00:03.7 Varejao Substitution replaced by Moon 
Davis Substitution replaced by Allen  00:03.7  
  00:03.7
[CLE 80-72]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Williams Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  11:41 Williams Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  11:30 Powe Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw Technical Missed  11:30  
Team Rebound  11:30  
Finley Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:11 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:10  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Powe Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:46 Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Finley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:44  
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Powe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Robinson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:11  
  10:11
[CLE 81-72]
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:11
[CLE 82-72]
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:47 Powe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:36 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:35  
Robinson Layup Shot: Missed  09:25  
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  09:24  
  09:24 Powe Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:24  
Team Rebound  09:24  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett  09:24  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Powe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Garnett Foul : Personal (5 PF)  09:08  
Daniels Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:56  
  08:56 Timeout : Official 
  08:56
[CLE 83-72]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:56
[CLE 84-72]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:46 West Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Daniels Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:34 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Robinson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:20  
Daniels Substitution replaced by Rondo  08:20  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Allen  08:20  
Davis Substitution replaced by Pierce  08:20  
  08:08 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Team Rebound 
Pierce Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  08:08  
  08:08
[CLE 85-72]
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:08 Powe Substitution replaced by James 
  08:08 Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:07  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:46 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:36
[CLE 87-72]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK)  07:24  
  07:22 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:16
[CLE 89-72]
James Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:14  
  07:14 West Substitution replaced by Parker 
Garnett Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:56
[BOS 74-89]
 
  06:40 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:39 Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:39 Jamison Tip Shot: Missed 
Finley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:36  
Finley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:28 Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  06:14
[CLE 91-74]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  05:48  
  05:43 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:40 Williams Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:33 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:32  
  05:31 James Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Finley Substitution replaced by Perkins  05:31  
  05:31 Moon Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:22
[BOS 77-91]
 
  05:02 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:01  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  04:54
[BOS 80-91]
 
  04:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:39  
  04:39 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:39 Team Rebound 
  04:39 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:37 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:35
[CLE 93-80]
James Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:35  
  04:35
[CLE 94-80]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (24 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  04:19  
Allen Foul : Clear Path (3 PF)  04:18  
  04:18
[CLE 95-80]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  04:18 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:18 Team Rebound 
  04:06 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:56
[BOS 83-95]
 
Allen Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:32  
  03:32 Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:32 Team Rebound 
  03:32 Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:31  
Allen Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:20 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:15 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:13 Jamison Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  03:12
[CLE 97-83]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  03:03 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  03:00 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:00
[BOS 84-97]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:00  
  03:00 Team Rebound 
Perkins Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  03:00  
  03:00
[CLE 98-84]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  03:00
[CLE 99-84]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:51
[BOS 86-99]
 
  02:27 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  02:21
[BOS 89-99]
 
Allen Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  02:03  
  02:03
[CLE 100-89]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  02:03
[CLE 101-89]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (2 BLK)  01:51  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:49  
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  01:49  
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:49  
  01:49 Jamison Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:49
[BOS 90-101]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:49
[BOS 91-101]
 
  01:27
[CLE 103-91]
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  01:27  
  01:27
[CLE 104-91]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:27  
  01:27 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:20
[BOS 93-104]
 
  00:55.8 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:54.8  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.4 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:22.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:21.7 Varejao Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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