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James' triple-double helps Cavs past upset-minded Pistons


By Dana Gauruder, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday March 16, 2010 11:42PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (NBA.com exclusive) -- LeBron James' instincts tell him that he should take over the game in the fourth quarter.

Even in those moments, he knows deep down there are times when he ought to defer to a teammate. James showed maturity in his game Tuesday night by setting up Mo Williams for back-to-back 3-pointers, which helped to rescue Cleveland from a dicey situation.

The Cavs' 113-101 victory over Detroit was much tougher than the final score would indicate. The Pistons kept it close until the final minute, when Cleveland scored the last nine points.

After a slow start, James recorded his fourth triple-double this season with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists as the Cavs won for the 10th time in their last 11 games. James had 15 of his points during Cleveland's 38-point fourth quarter but his four assists were just as essential.

"It's not easy for me, honestly," James said of passing up shots in the closing minutes. "It's deciding when you have guys that definitely can make plays for themselves. Ever since I learned the game of basketball, it didn't matter what talent level I had around me, I've always loved the success of my teammates more than me as an individual."

Williams' 3-pointers, which broke a 91-91 tie, came off set plays that freed him up in the right corner. James called the play, even though pint-sized point guard Will Bynum switched onto him prior to the first basket.

"The first time he did it, they went zone and Mo ended up being wide open," Cavs coach Mike Brown said. "It's a little flare we run with Mo to catch the ball in the right corner. Then they went back to man and Tayshaun (Prince) was on him. We ran the same thing, we set a solid screen again and Mo was open again."

It still took nine points in the last 3:27 from James and a questionable officiating decision to finish off the Pistons, who have lost 10 of their last 12. After the Pistons pulled within 104-101, James blocked a fast-break layup attempt by Bynum.

The Pistons screamed for a goaltending call to no avail. Replays showed that James pinned it after the ball was coming off the backboard.

"They know it's a bad call," Pistons coach John Kuester said. "They know that. It's a shame. That was a momentum-breaker. So we had it going, but, hey, that's the NBA."

Even if the call had gone the Pistons' way, it probably wouldn't have prevented their third loss to the Cavs this season. James played passively in the first three quarters, shooting 3-for-9, but he wasn't about to let his team endure a bad loss.

"It just happened like that these last couple of games where I haven't scored as many points in the first half," he said. "In the fourth quarter, the second half, when it's time for me to perform at a high level, that's when the games are going to be close and that's when it's closeout time for me."

Achieving his 28th triple-double of his career made it even sweeter.

"That means you're doing everything you need to win the basketball game," he said. "That's rebounding, giving guys opportunities to score and helping your team by scoring as an individual."

Williams finished with 20 points, including five 3-pointers, while Antawn Jamison had 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Cavs' bench, which had averaged 32.2 points in the previous five games, was solid again with 34 points. Jawad Williams led the reserves with 10 points.

All those contributions were needed against the surprisingly gritty Pistons, who were playing their fourth game in five nights and were blown out at Boston Monday. Richard Hamilton led six Pistons in double figures with 24 points.

"We knew they would play a lot better than they did in Boston," James said. "There's no way they could repeat that performance. We have a lot of history with this team."

Prince epitomized the Pistons' toughness by playing 44 minutes after being helped off the court 24 hours earlier. Prince was kneed in the back by teammate Jason Maxiell while falling backward in the lane and appeared to suffer a serious back injury.

He felt good enough to play 44 minutes and deliver 15 points, eight assists and seven rebounds while chasing James around.

Cavaliers
Pistons
     
    • 49.4%

    • 46.2%

    • 40.9%

    • 64.3%

    • 66.7%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE DET
Total Rebounds 8 4
Offensive Rebounds 15 10
Turnovers 10 12
Fast Break Pts: 16 12
Biggest Lead: 12 6
Points in the Paint: 44 30
CLE DET
p James   29 Hamilton   24
rb James   12 Maxiell   15
a James   12 Prince   8
s Varejao   4 Jerebko   3
b 3 players   1 Maxiell   2
 
  • 12/05 - CLE @ DET
  • 02/09 - DET @ CLE
  • 03/25 - DET @ CLE
  • 04/11 - CLE @ DET
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 43:07 10-22 1-3 8-11 +13 2 10 12 12 0 1 4 1 0 29
A. Jamison F 36:40 7-14 0-1 1-2 +13 4 6 10 3 3 0 1 0 0 15
J. Hickson F 20:34 4-10 0-0 0-0 +6 3 4 7 1 1 0 0 1 1 8
A. Parker G 18:29 3-7 1-4 0-0 +5 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 7
M. Williams G 31:15 6-11 5-9 3-4 +8 0 4 4 5 2 2 3 0 0 20
A. Varejao   27:26 4-5 0-0 1-2 +6 2 4 6 3 1 4 1 1 1 9
D. Gibson   21:33 2-3 1-1 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
J. Moon   09:02 1-2 0-1 1-2 -8 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
L. Powe   11:12 1-3 0-0 5-8 +1 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 7
J. Williams   20:42 3-6 1-3 3-4 +13 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 10
D. Green   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 41-83 9-22 22-33   15 33 48 26 17 7 10 3 3 113
  49.4% 40.9% 66.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 10
Detroit Pistons (27-55)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 44:06 5-12 0-3 5-5 -14 2 5 7 8 3 1 2 0 0 15
J. Jerebko F 27:00 4-6 0-0 2-2 0 0 5 5 3 3 3 3 0 0 10
J. Maxiell F 38:56 5-11 0-0 0-4 -14 4 11 15 1 3 1 1 2 0 10
R. Hamilton G 32:45 7-15 4-5 6-7 -9 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 0 0 24
W. Bynum G 38:11 6-17 0-1 0-0 +5 1 2 3 4 1 0 1 0 3 12
C. Villanueva   21:00 5-8 3-3 3-3 -12 2 2 4 0 3 1 2 1 0 16
B. Gordon   19:12 1-6 0-0 2-2 -10 1 1 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 4
K. Brown   08:56 1-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 4
A. Daye   09:54 2-2 2-2 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 6
C. Atkins   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Summers   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Wilcox   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 36-78 9-14 20-25   10 30 40 24 24 6 12 3 3 101
  46.2% 64.3% 80.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 13

inactive

  • Cavaliers: O'Neal, Telfair, West
  • Pistons: Stuckey, Wallace

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: Parker
  • Pistons: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 21

arena stats

  • Arena: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #46 Matt Boland, #77 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 22076
  • Duration: 2:22
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-15) Detroit Pistons (23-45)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Maxiell vs Hickson (Hamilton gains possession)
  11:45 Jerebko Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:44 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  11:43 Maxiell Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:41  
Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:25 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:15 Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:13  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  10:59  
Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:57  
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  10:56  
Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:55  
Jamison Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:54
[CLE 2-0]
 
Jamison Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  10:30  
  10:30
[DET 1-2]
Hamilton Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  10:19 Prince Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Hickson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  10:13
[CLE 4-1]
 
  09:57 Prince 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:54 Maxiell Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:53 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Jamison Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:52  
  09:52 Maxiell Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:52 Team Rebound 
  09:52 Maxiell Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:52  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST)  09:35
[CLE 6-1]
 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:12  
  09:12
[DET 2-6]
Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:12
[DET 3-6]
Jerebko Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:57 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:44
[DET 5-6]
Maxiell Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:31  
  08:17 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:15  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  08:08
[CLE 8-5]
 
  07:50 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:48  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  07:32
[CLE 11-5]
 
  07:06
[DET 7-11]
Jerebko Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  06:51
[CLE 13-7]
 
  06:51 Jerebko Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  06:51
[CLE 14-7]
 
  06:38
[DET 9-14]
Maxiell Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST)  06:21  
Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:17  
  06:17
[DET 10-14]
Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:17
[DET 11-14]
Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:01  
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:49 Jerebko Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:48  
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jamison Hook Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:21 Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:19  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:11 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:52 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:51  
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  04:45
[CLE 16-11]
 
  04:26
[DET 13-16]
Bynum Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  04:02
[CLE 19-13]
 
  03:48
[DET 15-19]
Hamilton Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bynum (3 AST) 
Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:48  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  03:48  
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  03:48  
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  03:48  
  03:48
[DET 16-19]
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jerebko (2 ST)  03:33  
  03:26
[DET 19-19]
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bynum (3 AST) 
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  03:11
[CLE 21-19]
 
  02:55
[DET 21-21]
Jerebko Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (3 AST) 
Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jerebko (2 ST)  02:34  
  02:25
[DET 23-21]
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (3 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:03 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:56
[DET 25-21]
Bynum Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:54  
Jamison Substitution replaced by Powe  01:54  
  01:54 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Villanueva 
  01:54 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gordon 
James Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (3 TO)  01:47  
  01:33 Villanueva Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST) 
James Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:29
[CLE 23-25]
 
  01:04 Maxiell Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:02  
  00:54.3 Maxiell Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:54.3
[CLE 24-25]
 
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:54.3  
  00:54.3 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Moon Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:43.4  
  00:43.4
[DET 26-24]
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:43.4 Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:43.4  
Powe Running Bank shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:32.3
[CLE 26-26]
 
  00:19.9
[DET 28-26]
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Prince (3 AST) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed Block: Maxiell (1 BLK)  00:03.3  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:02.3  
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:01.3
[CLE 28-28]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-15) Detroit Pistons (23-45)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  11:38
[CLE 30-28]
 
  11:24 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:22 Gordon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:21 Gordon Tip Shot: Missed 
  11:20 Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:20
[DET 30-30]
Villanueva Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  11:01 Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  11:01 Prince Substitution replaced by Daye 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:01  
Team Rebound  11:01  
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:01
[CLE 31-30]
 
  10:39
[DET 32-31]
Brown Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST) 
Powe Layup Shot: Missed Block: Villanueva (1 BLK)  10:19  
  10:18 Daye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:05
[DET 35-31]
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST) 
Moon 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:44 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Powe Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:34  
  09:34
[DET 36-31]
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Powe Substitution replaced by Jamison  09:34  
  09:34
[DET 37-31]
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:10
[CLE 33-37]
 
  08:59 Villanueva Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:58  
Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Villanueva (1 ST)  08:48  
  08:41 Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST) 
  08:41 Brown Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:41  
Moon Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  08:30
[CLE 35-37]
 
  08:13 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:12  
  07:57 Gordon Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  07:54 Daye Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:54  
Team Rebound  07:54  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:54
[CLE 36-37]
 
  07:38
[DET 39-36]
Gordon Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bynum (3 AST) 
  07:25 Daye Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:25
[CLE 37-39]
 
Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:08 Villanueva Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:07  
  07:07 Daye Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:07  
Team Rebound  07:07  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Parker  07:07  
Williams Substitution replaced by James  07:07  
  07:07 Brown Substitution replaced by Maxiell 
  07:07 Daye Substitution replaced by Prince 
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:07
[CLE 38-39]
 
Parker Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:54  
  06:54
[DET 40-38]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Williams  06:54  
Moon Substitution replaced by Gibson  06:54  
  06:54
[DET 41-38]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jamison (2 AST)  06:29
[CLE 41-41]
 
  06:13 Gordon Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:06 Villanueva Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:05  
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:43 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:32
[DET 43-41]
Bynum Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  05:15
[CLE 43-43]
 
  04:47 Maxiell Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:46  
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  04:39
[CLE 45-43]
 
  04:23 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:22 Prince Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:12
[DET 45-45]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Prince (4 AST) 
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:51
[CLE 47-45]
 
  03:30 Prince Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:29 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:16 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:15  
James Layup Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Gordon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:53
[DET 47-47]
Bynum Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jamison Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  02:43
[CLE 49-47]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:23  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:23  
  02:23 Gordon Substitution replaced by Hamilton 
  02:23 Villanueva Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams  02:23  
  02:23
[DET 48-49]
Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:23
[DET 49-49]
Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  02:06
[CLE 51-49]
 
  02:06 Hamilton Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:06  
  02:04 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:43 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:42  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:34  
Jamison Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  01:33  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jamison (3 AST)  01:27
[CLE 54-49]
 
  01:05
[DET 51-54]
Maxiell Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (2 AST) 
Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.7 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:33.8
[DET 54-54]
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Prince (5 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.3  
  00:08.3 Team Rebound 
  00:08.3 Team Timeout : Short 
Williams Substitution replaced by Moon  00:08.3  
  00:08.3 Maxiell Substitution replaced by Gordon 
Jamison Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:08.3  
  00:00.1
[DET 56-54]
Prince Running Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-15) Detroit Pistons (23-45)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:41
[CLE 56-56]
 
  11:26 Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Parker Running Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  11:03
[CLE 58-56]
 
  10:40 Prince 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:39  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:29 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:14
[DET 58-58]
Prince Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  10:00  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:59  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:57
[CLE 60-58]
 
  09:28
[DET 60-60]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Maxiell (1 AST) 
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  08:52 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:50  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  08:47  
Team Rebound  08:46  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  08:31 Bynum Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  08:30  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:25  
  08:10 Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:09  
  08:03 Prince Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:45  
Hickson Reverse Dunk Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Jamison Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:29  
  07:11 Hamilton Layup Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:10  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:01
[DET 62-60]
Prince Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (4 AST) 
Jamison Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:01  
  07:01
[DET 63-60]
Prince Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Parker Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Team Rebound 
  06:24 Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:22 Maxiell Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  06:20 Maxiell Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  06:13  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:12  
James Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:10
[CLE 62-63]
 
  05:54
[DET 65-62]
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Prince (6 AST) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Maxiell (2 BLK)  05:33  
  05:31 Prince Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:29 Jerebko Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:29  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:04  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  04:55
[CLE 64-65]
 
  04:32
[DET 67-64]
Jerebko Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Maxiell Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  03:57 Jerebko Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:44 Prince Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:36
[DET 70-64]
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (3 AST) 
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:13
[CLE 66-70]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:56  
Parker Technical  02:56  
Team Timeout : Official  02:56  
Parker Substitution replaced by Williams  02:56  
  02:56 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gordon 
  02:56
[DET 71-66]
Hamilton Free Throw Technical (19 PTS) 
  02:42 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:23  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:22  
James Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:22
[CLE 68-71]
 
  02:22 Jerebko Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  02:22  
James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:22  
  02:22 Maxiell Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:22  
  02:08 Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (3 ST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:48
[CLE 70-71]
 
  01:25 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:24  
James Jump Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:05 Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:04  
  01:01 Gordon Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:01  
Team Rebound  01:01  
  01:01 Hamilton Substitution replaced by Daye 
Jamison Substitution replaced by Powe  01:01  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:01
[CLE 71-71]
 
  00:48.3 Maxiell Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:46.3  
  00:39.3 Gordon Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:39.3
[CLE 72-71]
 
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:39.3
[CLE 73-71]
 
  00:27.1
[DET 74-73]
Daye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prince (7 AST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Maxiell (1 ST)  00:16.9  
  00:13.8
[DET 76-73]
Maxiell Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  00:02.6 Prince Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:02.6
[CLE 74-76]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:02.6
[CLE 75-76]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:39 Maxiell Layup Shot: Missed 
Powe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:38  
  11:26 Villanueva Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS)  11:26
[CLE 76-76]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS)  11:26
[CLE 77-76]
 
  11:26 Maxiell Substitution replaced by Brown 
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS)  11:26
[CLE 78-76]
 
Powe Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:13  
  11:04 Villanueva Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  11:04 Villanueva Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:49  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:48  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed  10:46  
Powe Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:45  
  10:44 Villanueva Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:44  
Team Rebound  10:44  
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:28 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:27 Villanueva Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:23
[DET 78-78]
Villanueva Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  10:09 Brown Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  09:59
[CLE 80-78]
 
Powe Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:41  
  09:32 Gordon Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Powe Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:31  
Gibson Layup Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 Daye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:49
[DET 80-80]
Prince Running Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  08:28
[CLE 83-80]
 
  08:08
[DET 83-83]
Daye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Prince (8 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:52
[CLE 85-83]
 
  07:30 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:29  
  07:23 Brown Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  07:23  
  07:23 Brown Substitution replaced by Maxiell 
  07:23 Gordon Substitution replaced by Hamilton 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:23
[CLE 86-83]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:23  
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:22  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed  07:20  
Powe Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:19  
  07:19 Maxiell Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:19
[CLE 87-83]
 
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:19
[CLE 88-83]
 
  07:05 Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:04  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  07:01
[CLE 90-83]
 
  07:01 Prince Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  07:01 Daye Substitution replaced by Bynum 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  07:01
[CLE 91-83]
 
  06:45
[DET 86-91]
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (5 AST) 
Powe Layup Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Villanueva Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:11
[DET 88-91]
Maxiell Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:09  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Williams  06:09  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Jamison  06:09  
Powe Substitution replaced by Varejao  06:09  
Williams Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO)  06:01  
  05:47 Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  05:46  
Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:33 Maxiell Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:16  
  05:16
[DET 89-91]
Villanueva Free Throw 1 of 3 (11 PTS) 
  05:16
[DET 90-91]
Villanueva Free Throw 2 of 3 (12 PTS) 
  05:16
[DET 91-91]
Villanueva Free Throw 3 of 3 (13 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST)  05:02
[CLE 94-91]
 
  04:44
[DET 94-94]
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bynum (4 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST)  04:28
[CLE 97-94]
 
  04:08 Bynum Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  04:07  
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (12 AST)  04:01
[CLE 99-94]
 
  04:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:47
[DET 96-99]
Prince Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  03:27
[CLE 101-96]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:07  
  03:07
[DET 97-101]
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  03:07 Villanueva Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  03:07
[DET 98-101]
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Varejao (3 AST)  02:53
[CLE 104-98]
 
  02:32 Prince 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:31  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:15  
James Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:56
[DET 101-104]
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:35 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:34  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jerebko (3 ST)  01:25  
  01:23 Jerebko Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:23 Jerebko Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
James Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:59.9
[CLE 106-101]
 
  00:59.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Substitution replaced by Parker  00:59.9  
  00:59.9 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Villanueva 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:53.7  
  00:53.7 Maxiell Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:53.7 Team Rebound 
  00:53.7 Villanueva Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  00:53.7 Maxiell Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:52.9  
James 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS)  00:29.5
[CLE 109-101]
 
  00:29.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:29.5 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Villanueva 
  00:20.9 Prince Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (4 ST) 
  00:17.7 Maxiell Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  00:17.7
[CLE 110-101]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:17.7
[CLE 111-101]
 
  00:11.1 Bynum Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
  00:11.1 Bynum Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:11.1
[CLE 112-101]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:11.1
[CLE 113-101]
 
  00:07.0 Bynum 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  00:05.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
DET
5th Central
27
55
4-6
17-24
10-31
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
DET
Hamilton 18.1
Wallace 8.7
Stuckey 4.8
Wallace 1.2
Stuckey 1.4

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