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Cavs hold off Pacers for fifth straight win, Central title


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday March 17, 2010 11:05PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- Jim O'Brien wanted his team to limit the Cleveland Cavaliers to one shot, grab the rebound, then get out and run.

A man can dream, can't he?

O'Brien is the coach of the Indiana Pacers, and while the game plan never came to fruition, his short-handed club was still able to keep it close. But in the end, it was the Cavs who got the big baskets, stops and boards in a 99-94 home victory Wednesday night.

That wasn't exactly a big surprise, considering the Cavs (54-15) own the NBA's best record and have now won five straight. And for the first time in franchise history, they can call themselves back-to-back Central Division champions -- having clinched the title for the third time overall.

Not bad for a team that admittedly spent much of the night going through the motions, and rarely seemed concerned that it might lose. As usual, the Cavs also appeared to understand that when all else fails, get the ball to LeBron James and get out of the way.

Actually, James simply took the ball, using a few dazzling defensive plays to create offense for he and his teammates.

One was a signature block from behind on Brandon Rush with the Cavs clinging to an 88-87 lead more than midway through the fourth quarter. Another was a steal from behind a little later, when he poked the ball away from Rush and turned it into a no-look assist to Antawn Jamison.

James finished with 32 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and with a month left before the playoffs, seems to be inching closer to his second consecutive league MVP.

"LeBron closed that game remarkably," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "He was terrific. The last five minutes, there was a stretch when he did everything. He blocked shots, he rebounded, he pushed the ball, he scored the ball, he assisted the ball, he dunked the ball, he went to the free-throw line. It was fun to see one guy take over a ball game in a lot of different ways."

James, of course, said it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. He was just giving a lift when it was needed most.

"I sensed we were a little low on energy in all [facets] of the game," he said. "Even when we went up, we lost a lot of energy to start the fourth quarter. Being a leader, I just try to give as much as possible to win the ball game."

Not surprisingly, O'Brien was equally in awe of James after watching him pick apart the Pacers (22-46) for the third time this season.

"I don't have words to describe LeBron James," O'Brien said. "He's just a great winner and does whatever it takes at both ends of the court."

The Cavs sort of dawdled their way to a 50-48 lead at halftime, then opened the third quarter with a 16-2 run to seemingly put the game away. But the Pacers clawed their way back into it by slowing it down and feeding the ball into the post, namely to 7-foot-2 second-year center Roy Hibbert (20 points, 8-for-12 shooting).

Interestingly, that type of grind-it-out philosophy was the opposite of what O'Brien had in mind. Yet it almost worked.

"We gave ourselves a chance to win in the fourth quarter," O'Brien said. "Things are starting to pick up for us. We're trying to grow our young guys every chance we get."

The odds were against the Pacers from the start, considering they're a fairly young team that was without four players from the regular rotation. Included in that group was leading scorer Danny Granger, who sat out with a facial injury after taking a blow to the head the previous night against Charlotte.

At any rate, after cutting the deficit to one point with 4:50 remaining in the game, the Pacers could do nothing but helplessly act as witnesses while James and the Cavs took over -- closing the game on an 11-7 spurt.

Troy Murphy added 19 points and 15 boards for the Pacers, and rookie guard A.J. Price came off the bench to score 14.

Meanwhile, the Cavs were pretty much at full strength, with Jamison scoring 17 points and tying James with a team-high nine rebounds. J.J. Hickson and Anderson Varejao added 13 points apiece.

It's that type of balance that led to another division title, and the type of depth and chemistry that the Cavs hope can eventually lead them to greater things.

"Anytime you put a banner up for this franchise, it's great," James said. "It's a great tribute to the fans, the organization, the players and coaching staff. It's big."

NOTES: The Cavs are 35-4 in March in Brown's five seasons. That includes 16 straight wins in the month. ... Injured center Shaquille O'Neal (thumb) attended the game. He is expected back for the first round of the playoffs.

Pacers
Cavaliers
     
    • 47.4%

    • 48.2%

    • 41.7%

    • 31.2%

    • 76.9%

    • 70.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND CLE
Total Rebounds 8 10
Offensive Rebounds 6 8
Turnovers 15 11
Fast Break Pts: 18 19
Biggest Lead: 5 18
Points in the Paint: 30 56
IND CLE
p Hibbert   20 James   32
rb Murphy   15 2 players   9
a 2 players   6 James   9
s 3 players   2 James   3
b Rush   4 James   2
 
  • 11/13 - IND @ CLE
  • 11/23 - CLE @ IND
  • 12/17 - CLE @ IND
  • 02/02 - IND @ CLE
Indiana Pacers (32-50)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Jones F-G 29:22 5-8 0-0 0-0 -21 0 2 2 6 2 1 2 0 0 10
T. Murphy F-C 42:19 6-14 4-7 3-4 +8 3 12 15 5 2 2 2 0 0 19
R. Hibbert C 28:02 8-12 0-0 4-4 -6 3 2 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 20
B. Rush G 41:58 5-10 2-3 1-2 -3 0 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 1 13
E. Watson G 37:42 4-9 1-4 0-0 -1 0 3 3 3 0 2 3 0 0 9
S. Jones   16:07 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 2
M. Dunleavy   20:34 2-7 1-3 2-2 -5 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 7
A. Price   22:18 6-15 2-7 0-1 +7 0 4 4 6 3 1 1 1 1 14
J. McRoberts   01:38 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Ford DND - Sore Groin
D. Granger NWT - Upper Cheek Injury
L. Head DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-78 10-24 10-13   6 31 37 28 18 8 15 6 2 94
  47.4% 41.7% 76.9%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15
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 38:43 11-24 2-4 8-10 +14 1 8 9 9 2 3 6 2 2 32
A. Jamison F 34:40 7-12 2-4 1-2 +12 2 7 9 0 1 1 1 0 0 17
J. Hickson F 20:04 6-10 0-0 1-2 +4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 13
A. Parker G 30:12 1-7 0-4 0-0 +20 2 2 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 2
M. Williams G 34:12 3-5 0-1 1-1 +3 0 3 3 7 1 1 3 0 0 7
A. Varejao   27:56 6-9 0-0 1-1 +1 1 3 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 13
D. West   24:43 4-10 0-2 1-2 -4 1 3 4 2 0 1 1 0 1 9
L. Powe   09:48 1-3 0-0 1-2 -6 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 3
J. Williams   19:41 1-3 1-1 0-0 -19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Moon DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-83 5-16 14-20   8 30 38 23 11 9 11 2 6 99
  48.2% 31.2% 70.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 11

inactive

  • Pacers: Foster, Hansbrough
  • Cavaliers: Green, O'Neal, Telfair

technical fouls

  • Pacers: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #19 James Capers, #75 Eric Dalen
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:13
Indiana Pacers (22-46) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-15)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hickson vs Hibbert (Parker gains possession)
  11:44
[CLE 2-0]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  11:25
[IND 2-2]
 
  11:01 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:39  
Murphy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  10:27  
  10:21
[CLE 4-2]
Hickson Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rush (1 AST)  10:01
[IND 5-4]
 
  09:44 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:42  
  09:31 Jamison Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:31
[IND 6-4]
 
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:31
[IND 7-4]
 
  09:14 Jamison Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:12 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:53
[CLE 6-7]
Williams Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  08:41
[IND 10-6]
 
  08:25 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:24 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:20
[CLE 8-10]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:11 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:06
[CLE 10-10]
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Rush Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:49
[IND 12-10]
 
  07:30 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:29  
Watson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  07:20
[IND 15-10]
 
  07:06 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:05  
Rush 3pt Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:55 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rush Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:49  
  06:49 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  06:49
[CLE 11-15]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:49
[CLE 12-15]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:30
[IND 17-12]
 
  06:20
[CLE 14-17]
Varejao Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Hibbert Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:20  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones  06:20  
  06:20
[CLE 15-17]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:58 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Rush Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  05:41  
  05:29 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:28  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:20  
Murphy Tip Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:08 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:07  
Watson Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:33 Parker Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:28 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:28
[CLE 17-17]
Jamison Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Watson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  04:14  
  04:07
[CLE 19-17]
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:58  
Jones Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  03:58  
Watson Substitution replaced by Price  03:58  
Jones Substitution replaced by Hibbert  03:58  
  03:58 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Murphy (1 AST)  03:42
[IND 19-19]
 
  03:18 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:17
[CLE 21-19]
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:50 Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST) 
  02:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:38 Jamison Substitution replaced by Powe 
  02:38 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (1 AST)  02:28
[IND 21-21]
 
Hibbert Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  02:13  
Murphy Substitution replaced by McRoberts  02:13  
Rush Substitution replaced by Jones  02:13  
  02:13
[CLE 22-21]
James Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
McRoberts Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:04  
  02:04 Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:04 Team Rebound 
  02:04
[CLE 23-21]
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Dunleavy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:52  
  01:34 West Jump Shot: Missed Block: Price (1 BLK) 
  01:31 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:31 West Tip Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:31  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (1 AST)  01:16
[IND 23-23]
 
  00:58.9
[CLE 26-23]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Hibbert Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:51.7  
Hibbert Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:51.7  
McRoberts Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:35.1  
  00:35.1
[CLE 27-23]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
McRoberts Substitution replaced by Murphy  00:35.1  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones  00:35.1  
  00:35.1
[CLE 28-23]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Price Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:28.9
[IND 25-28]
 
  00:13.5
[CLE 30-25]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Indiana Pacers (22-46) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-15)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:50 Powe Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:50
[IND 26-30]
 
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:50
[IND 27-30]
 
  11:31 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:30  
Murphy Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  11:21  
Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:19  
  11:19 West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:19 Team Rebound 
  11:19
[CLE 31-27]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Powe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:56 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:55  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (2 AST)  10:40
[IND 29-31]
 
  10:25
[CLE 33-29]
Hickson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Murphy Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST)  10:12
[IND 31-33]
 
  09:53
[CLE 35-31]
West Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jones Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:20  
Jones Substitution replaced by Hibbert  09:20  
Jones Substitution replaced by Rush  09:20  
  09:14 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rush (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:14  
Hickson Violation:Kicked Ball  09:14  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  09:03  
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:02  
Watson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:54 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hibbert Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:50  
  08:50 Timeout : Official 
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones  08:50  
  08:36 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
Jones Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:35  
  08:26
[CLE 37-31]
Powe Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Rush Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Murphy (2 AST)  08:02
[IND 33-37]
 
  07:46 Powe Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rush (2 BLK) 
  07:44 Powe Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:44 Powe Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rush (3 BLK) 
  07:44 Team Rebound 
  07:42 Williams Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:39  
Rush Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
Team Rebound  07:33  
  07:33 Powe Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Watson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (3 AST)  07:19
[IND 35-37]
 
  07:03 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  07:02  
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Team Rebound 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Jones  06:45  
  06:45 Powe Substitution replaced by Jamison 
  06:45 Williams Substitution replaced by James 
  06:31 James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rush (1 ST) 
Jump Ball James vs Jones (Watson gains possession)  06:31  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jones (5 AST)  06:21
[IND 38-37]
 
  06:05 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST) 
Watson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:01  
  06:01 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  05:43 James Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:40  
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rush (2 AST)  05:36
[IND 40-37]
 
  05:19 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Watson (1 ST) 
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Watson (1 AST)  05:14
[IND 42-37]
 
  05:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:13 Williams Substitution replaced by Parker 
Murphy Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:59  
  04:59 Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:59 Team Rebound 
  04:59
[CLE 38-42]
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Watson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Team Rebound 
  04:17
[CLE 40-42]
Jamison Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Murphy Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jones (6 AST)  04:03
[IND 44-40]
 
  03:53
[CLE 42-44]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Jones Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  03:48  
Jones Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:48  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  03:48  
  03:32
[CLE 44-44]
Varejao Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:03
[CLE 46-44]
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:03  
  03:03 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:01  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
Jones Substitution replaced by Murphy  02:43  
Jones Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:38 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:31 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dunleavy (1 BLK) 
  02:29 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:24 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:24 Team Rebound 
  02:15 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:14  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:07
[IND 46-46]
 
  01:43 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:42  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Watson (2 AST)  01:27
[IND 48-46]
 
  01:09 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Murphy (2 ST) 
Rush Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:57.5  
  00:57.5 Jamison Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:42.9 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:42.6 Team Rebound 
  00:36.9
[CLE 48-48]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.8  
  00:26.9 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:12.9
[CLE 50-48]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
  00:05.1 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:05.1  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.5 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Indiana Pacers (22-46) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-15)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Hibbert Hook Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:37 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:32 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  11:31  
Rush Jump Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:08 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:51
[CLE 52-48]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:42  
  10:30
[CLE 55-48]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Rush Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:05 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  10:02  
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jamison (1 ST)  09:54  
  09:49
[CLE 57-48]
James Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Rush Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  09:27  
Rush Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:21  
  09:21
[CLE 58-48]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  09:21
[CLE 59-48]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Murphy (3 AST)  09:03
[IND 50-59]
 
  08:42
[CLE 61-50]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Watson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:21  
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:20  
  08:20 James Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Murphy Layup Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:06 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:01
[CLE 63-50]
James Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:30
[CLE 66-50]
James 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:29  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  07:29  
Rush Substitution replaced by Jones  07:29  
Watson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (4 AST)  07:09
[IND 52-66]
 
  06:52 James Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:51 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:45
[CLE 69-52]
James 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
  06:20 Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:20
[IND 53-69]
 
Jones Substitution replaced by Rush  06:20  
Watson Substitution replaced by Price  06:20  
Dunleavy Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:20
[IND 54-69]
 
  06:04 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:03  
Price Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST)  05:51  
  05:43 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:42  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST)  05:31
[IND 57-69]
 
  05:09
[CLE 71-57]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Price Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:50
[IND 59-71]
 
  04:33
[CLE 73-59]
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Price (2 AST)  04:21
[IND 61-73]
 
Price Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:02  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Jones  04:02  
  04:02 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  04:02
[CLE 74-61]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:02 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:01  
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:30
[CLE 76-61]
James Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:06 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Jones Substitution replaced by Hibbert  03:06  
  03:01 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:00  
Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:35 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:34  
Price Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:29
[IND 63-76]
 
  02:29 Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  02:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:29 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
Price Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:29  
  02:26 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:10
[CLE 78-63]
West Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:38
[CLE 81-63]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:08 Varejao Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:06  
Team Timeout : Short  01:04  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Murphy  01:04  
Price Jump Shot: Missed  00:56.7  
Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:55.8  
Hibbert Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:55.8
[IND 65-81]
 
  00:34.8 James Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:32.6  
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.8 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:20.0 Hibbert Violation:Kicked Ball 
  00:01.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.9  
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Indiana Pacers (22-46) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-15)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[CLE 83-65]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Price 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Murphy (4 AST)  11:30
[IND 68-83]
 
  11:14 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  11:12  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  10:51  
Hibbert Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  10:50  
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Watson (3 AST)  10:43
[IND 71-83]
 
  10:23 West Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rush (2 ST) 
Rush Running Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Price (3 AST)  10:05
[IND 73-83]
 
  10:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:05 Powe Substitution replaced by Jamison 
  09:44 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:44 Team Rebound 
  09:37
[CLE 85-73]
Williams Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:17
[IND 75-85]
 
  08:58 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Watson (2 ST) 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:37
[IND 77-85]
 
  08:18
[CLE 87-77]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:58 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  07:58 West Substitution replaced by James 
Price Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (2 AST)  07:42
[IND 79-87]
 
  07:21 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rush (4 BLK) 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:18  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Price (4 AST)  07:13
[IND 82-87]
 
  06:51 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:50  
Price Layup Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:37 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Hibbert Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:25  
  06:25
[CLE 88-82]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  06:25 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  06:24  
  06:06 Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rush Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:06  
Team Rebound  06:06  
  06:06 Jamison Substitution replaced by Parker 
Rush Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:06
[IND 83-88]
 
  05:55 James Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (5 TO) 
Timeout : Official  05:55  
  05:43 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:43
[IND 84-88]
 
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  05:43
[IND 85-88]
 
  05:30 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:29  
Price Jump Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:14 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:08 James Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
Watson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Price (5 AST)  04:52
[IND 87-88]
 
  04:31 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:12)  04:30  
  04:13 Williams Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:13  
Rush Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  04:08  
  04:06 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Price Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:04  
  04:02
[CLE 90-87]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Watson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  03:43  
Murphy Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:40  
  03:35
[CLE 92-87]
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Hibbert Foul : Defense 3 Second (4 PF)  02:47  
  02:47
[CLE 93-87]
Williams Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
  02:33
[CLE 95-87]
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Price (6 AST)  02:20
[IND 90-95]
 
  01:54 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:53  
Rush Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:James (3 ST)  01:49  
  01:42
[CLE 97-90]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Price 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Murphy (5 AST)  01:26
[IND 93-97]
 
  01:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:08
[CLE 99-93]
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:08  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  01:08  
  01:08 Jamison Substitution replaced by West 
Price Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK)  00:57.8  
Team Rebound  00:57.8  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:57.8  
  00:47.5 James Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:47.5  
Team Rebound  00:47.5  
  00:47.5 West Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:47.5
[IND 94-99]
 
  00:22.9 James Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:20.8  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:20.7  
  00:20.7 Jamison Substitution replaced by West 
Watson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.2 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Price Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:02.8  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
4th Central
32
50
6-4
23-18
9-32
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
IND
Granger 24.3
Murphy 10.3
Watson 5.1
Hibbert 1.6
Granger 1.5
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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