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LeBron takes over late to lead Cavs past Bulls


By Kent McDill, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday March 20, 2010 12:09AM

CHICAGO (NBA.com exclusive) -- Inexplicably, the Chicago Bulls led the Cleveland Cavaliers 75-74 with 7:04 left in the game Friday the United Center.

Then LeBron James reentered the game.

James scored 13 points in the final seven minutes and the Cavaliers won their sixth straight game, 92-85, handing the Bulls their 10th consecutive loss in the process.

James finished with 29 points (including his 15,000th career point) and 11 rebounds and helped the Cavaliers survive a game in which they had 17 turnovers and shot just 41 percent from the field.

"We are real lackadaisical of late at the start of the game," Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. "I'm a little concerned. We have to find a way, no matter who is in front of us, to play the right way in terms of trying to get better."

Mo Williams added 18 points for the Cavaliers (55-15), who have won 12 of their last 13.

The Bulls (31-37) played once again without injured starters Joakim Noah, Luol Deng and Derrick Rose, although coach Vinny Del Negro hinted that Rose and Noah could return perhaps as soon as Saturday in Philadelphia. Deng is expected to miss at least two more weeks with his strained calf, and reports suggested he could miss the rest of the season.

Taj Gibson led the Bulls with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while James Johnson had an impressive game with 16 points and eight rebounds playing most of the game against LeBron James.

"Our guys battled,'' Del Negro said. "Taj was solid and we got some good performances. We just didn't make enough shots."

The Bulls were 33-of-84 from the field, and 4-for-22 from 3-point range. They were outrebounded 53-41, and outscored from the free throw line 24-15.

So what were they doing in the game at all?

In the second quarter, the Bulls experienced the kind of moment that can only happen to a team that is in the midst of a long losing streak and down on their luck in multiple ways.

With the Cavaliers winning 52-44, James went to the floor to pick up a loose ball and Kirk Hinrich reached down to get his hands on the ball and force a tie-up. Instead, Hinrich was called for a foul, and walked away rather than risk another suspension two days after serving a suspension for bumping a referee.

Still, the Bulls trailed by only eight points at halftime and got back to within two points near the end of the third quarter. Then with James out of the game at the start of the fourth quarter the Bulls finally pulled ahead 73-72 on a steal and basket by Flip Murray.

"We played hard,'' Hinrich said. "We weren't giving up. Defensively, we got back to our game a little bit. But with LeBron and the shooters around him it was a tough task."

James came back in and immediately scored on an alley-oop dunk to put Cleveland up 74-73. After Hakim Warrick converted a three-point play for the Bulls, James hit a game-tying jump shot, followed with another after a Bulls' 3-point miss, then found Anthony Parker for a 3-pointer. When LeBron converted a three-point play with 2:28 left the Cavaliers led 88-80.

"We were executing alright but just missed a lot of easy shots,'' James said. "That is what allowed them to stay in the game. It's very difficult (for the Bulls) to play and win with starters out like they have had."

Bulls fans clearly were conflicted by hosting James Friday, wanting to show their appreciation and let him know they wanted him to lose at the same time.

The Bulls are going to be involved in the free agent chase this summer, and James is expected to be the most popular free agent on the market. As a result, James was cheered loudly as he was introduced in pre-game ceremonies by the United Center crowd, hoping to help lure him to Chicago and the Bulls.

But James was booed regularly during the game.

"I am well-respected here,'' James said. "They like their basketball and how I play. They have seen greatness with what has gone on here the last 15 years with the greatest basketball player. It is very humbling for me for them to respect my game as well."

After the game, Rose said he hopes to play in Philadelphia, assuming the Bulls get there. Their plane was reported inoperable after the game and the team was scurrying to get to the city of Brotherly Love.

"Before the game, I was shooting well, but dribbling was hard,'' said Rose, who injured his wrist in a recent game against Orlando. "I'm going to try to push for (Saturday). I'll basically be a right-handed player throughout the game."

Cavaliers
Bulls
     
    • 41.3%

    • 39.3%

    • 31.6%

    • 18.2%

    • 85.7%

    • 68.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE CHI
Total Rebounds 7 5
Offensive Rebounds 11 9
Turnovers 17 9
Fast Break Pts: 13 13
Biggest Lead: 10 4
Points in the Paint: 24 36
CLE CHI
p James   29 Gibson   20
rb James   11 Gibson   13
a James   7 Hinrich   8
s James   2 Gibson   3
b Varejao   3 3 players   1
 
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  • 04/08 - CHI @ CLE
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 37:31 9-21 0-3 11-12 +5 1 10 11 7 1 2 5 2 1 29
A. Jamison F 27:17 1-4 0-1 0-0 +8 1 8 9 2 2 1 0 1 0 2
J. Hickson F 16:11 2-3 0-0 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 4
A. Parker G 23:10 3-10 2-6 1-1 +3 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 9
M. Williams G 31:10 6-10 3-4 3-3 +3 1 1 2 4 1 0 5 0 1 18
D. West   31:43 3-11 0-1 4-4 +11 1 5 6 1 1 1 3 0 0 10
A. Varejao   33:44 1-3 0-0 1-2 +12 3 7 10 1 3 1 0 3 1 3
L. Powe   18:48 2-5 0-0 3-4 -4 4 4 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 7
J. Williams   20:26 4-8 1-4 1-2 -1 0 4 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 10
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Moon DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-75 6-19 24-28   11 42 53 16 16 5 17 6 3 92
  41.3% 31.6% 85.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 18
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Johnson F 35:36 6-11 1-3 3-4 -1 0 8 8 2 3 2 3 1 0 16
T. Gibson F 38:17 9-14 0-0 2-4 -7 5 8 13 3 3 3 2 1 1 20
B. Miller F-C 31:02 1-7 0-1 4-4 -4 1 6 7 1 4 0 1 0 1 6
K. Hinrich G 41:04 5-18 0-7 0-0 -6 0 3 3 8 3 1 0 1 1 10
J. Pargo G 26:13 3-9 0-2 0-0 -4 0 2 2 2 3 0 2 0 0 6
R. Murray   28:11 5-17 2-7 0-0 -15 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 2 12
H. Warrick   14:26 3-6 0-0 1-2 -1 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 7
C. Richard   14:20 0-0 0-0 2-4 0 0 3 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 2
A. Law   10:27 1-2 1-2 3-4 +3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 6
J. Alexander   00:24 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
D. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rose DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-84 4-22 15-22   9 32 41 20 26 10 9 3 6 85
  39.3% 18.2% 68.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 9

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Green, O'Neal, Telfair
  • Bulls: Deng, James, Noah

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Bulls: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #32 Eddie F. Rush, #54 Derrick Collins, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 23129
  • Duration: 2:15
Cleveland Cavaliers (55-15) Chicago Bulls (31-37)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Miller vs Hickson (Gibson gains possession)
  11:43 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:40  
Parker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:36  
  11:17
[CHI 2-0]
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
  11:06 Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:00
[CLE 2-2]
 
  10:51
[CHI 4-2]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15
[CHI 6-2]
Pargo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:01
[CLE 4-6]
 
  10:01 Hinrich Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  10:01
[CLE 5-6]
 
  09:50 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  09:34  
  09:25
[CHI 8-5]
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:02 Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:56 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:55  
  08:49 Pargo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  08:42
[CLE 7-8]
 
  08:22
[CHI 10-7]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pargo (1 AST) 
Parker Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:53 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  07:42
[CLE 10-10]
 
  07:27
[CHI 13-10]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST) 
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  07:21
[CLE 12-13]
 
  07:09
[CHI 15-12]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jamison (2 AST)  06:52
[CLE 14-15]
 
  06:43 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  06:39 Pargo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:39
[CLE 15-15]
 
  06:39 Pargo Substitution replaced by Murray 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:39
[CLE 16-15]
 
  06:24 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:23  
James Layup Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:08 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jamison Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:04  
  06:04
[CHI 16-16]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:04
[CHI 17-16]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:28 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:27  
Hickson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  05:08  
  04:54
[CHI 19-16]
Gibson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (3 AST) 
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  04:38
[CLE 18-19]
 
  04:38 Murray Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jamison Substitution replaced by West  04:38  
Williams Substitution replaced by Varejao  04:38  
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  04:38
[CLE 19-19]
 
  04:20
[CHI 21-19]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  03:53
[CLE 22-21]
 
  03:44 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:42  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  03:37
[CLE 24-21]
 
  03:23 Murray Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:21  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Murray (1 ST)  03:03  
  02:58
[CHI 23-24]
Johnson Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Murray (1 AST) 
  02:43 Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
  02:43 Johnson Substitution replaced by Warrick 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Powe  02:43  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:43
[CLE 25-23]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:43
[CLE 26-23]
 
  02:20
[CHI 25-26]
Murray Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  02:02  
Powe Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:00  
Powe Layup Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:53 Parker Violation:Kicked Ball 
  01:53 Miller Substitution replaced by Richard 
  01:53 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Law 
Parker Substitution replaced by Williams  01:53  
  01:40 Murray 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:37 Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:35 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:32  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:14 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
James Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:08  
  00:52.6 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:52.6  
  00:43.7 Gibson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:43.7
[CLE 27-25]
 
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:43.7
[CLE 28-25]
 
Powe Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:37.9  
  00:37.9
[CHI 26-28]
Law Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:37.9 Gibson Substitution replaced by Alexander 
Powe Substitution replaced by Jamison  00:37.9  
  00:37.9
[CHI 27-28]
Law Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Alexander (1 ST)  00:30.9  
West Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:27.5  
  00:27.5 Law Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:27.5 Team Rebound 
  00:27.5
[CHI 28-28]
Law Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:14.0 Richard Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:14.0  
Team Rebound  00:14.0  
Jamison Substitution replaced by Powe  00:14.0  
  00:14.0 Alexander Substitution replaced by Pargo 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:14.0
[CLE 29-28]
 
  00:02.0 Law 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.1 Murray Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (55-15) Chicago Bulls (31-37)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Warrick (1 ST)  11:43  
  11:31 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:29  
West Jump Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:10 Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:58
[CHI 31-29]
Law 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Warrick (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  10:32
[CLE 32-31]
 
  10:15 Murray Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:14  
  10:10 Warrick Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  09:56 Law Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:45
[CLE 34-31]
 
  09:27 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:25  
  09:15 Law Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:15  
Team Rebound  09:15  
  09:15 Law Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:15
[CLE 35-31]
 
  08:57
[CHI 33-35]
Murray Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  08:45  
Powe Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:43  
Powe Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:43
[CLE 37-33]
 
Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:33  
  08:33 Timeout : Regular 
  08:26 Murray Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:25  
Williams Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:07  
Powe Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  08:06  
Powe Tip Shot: Missed  08:06  
Powe Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  08:05  
Powe Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:04
[CLE 39-33]
 
  07:51 Murray Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:51  
  07:51 Richard Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  07:51 Warrick Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  07:51 Richard Substitution replaced by Miller 
  07:39 Gibson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:39
[CLE 40-33]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:39
[CLE 41-33]
 
Powe Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:29  
  07:21 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Powe Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  07:19  
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:11
[CLE 43-33]
 
  07:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:04 Murray Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  06:53
[CHI 35-43]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pargo (2 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Williams Substitution replaced by James  06:27  
  06:06 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:05 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:00  
  06:00
[CHI 36-43]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:00 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:59  
Powe Layup Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:29
[CHI 38-43]
Johnson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (4 AST) 
Williams Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:05
[CLE 45-38]
 
Powe Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:42  
  04:42
[CHI 39-45]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Powe Substitution replaced by Jamison  04:42  
  04:42
[CHI 40-45]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  04:27  
  04:19 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:17  
James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hinrich (1 BLK)  04:11  
  04:09 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:04 Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:04  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST)  03:46  
  03:41 Pargo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
  03:38 Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:38
[CLE 46-40]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:38
[CLE 47-40]
 
  03:25
[CHI 42-47]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:00 Pargo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:59  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  02:53
[CLE 49-42]
 
  02:38 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:36  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:01  
West Substitution replaced by Parker  02:01  
Williams Substitution replaced by Williams  02:01  
  01:59
[CHI 44-49]
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (5 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  01:33  
Team Rebound  01:33  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:33  
  01:14 Johnson Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:14 Johnson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:14 Johnson Substitution replaced by Murray 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jamison (2 AST)  00:52.8
[CLE 52-44]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:45.5  
  00:45.5 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:45.5 Team Rebound 
  00:45.5 Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:44.7  
  00:33.6 Hinrich Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:33.6
[CLE 53-44]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:33.6
[CLE 54-44]
 
  00:21.5 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:21.5 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:21.5
[CHI 46-54]
Miller Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.1 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (55-15) Chicago Bulls (31-37)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:27 Pargo Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  11:27 Pargo Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Hickson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  11:08  
  10:54 Hinrich Layup Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:53  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gibson (2 ST)  10:50  
  10:46
[CHI 48-54]
Hinrich Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
Jamison Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:28
[CLE 56-48]
 
Jamison Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:17  
  10:17
[CHI 49-56]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:17
[CHI 50-56]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:50 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:48  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  09:43
[CLE 59-50]
 
  09:22 Miller Layup Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:21  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:05
[CHI 52-59]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:37 Team Rebound 
  08:27
[CHI 54-59]
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (6 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:46 Gibson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jamison (1 ST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  07:33 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:31  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:24  
Hickson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  07:21  
  07:10
[CHI 56-59]
Pargo Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:50
[CLE 61-56]
 
  06:36
[CHI 58-61]
Gibson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (7 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:17
[CLE 63-58]
 
  05:59 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:57 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:56
[CHI 60-63]
Johnson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gibson (3 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:19 Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:09 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:06  
  05:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hickson Substitution replaced by West  05:06  
Parker Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:06  
  05:01 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:59  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  04:52  
  04:48 Hinrich Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK) 
  04:48 Team Rebound 
  04:44 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:43  
  04:23 Miller Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:12  
  03:59 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:58  
West Layup Shot: Missed  03:38  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:38  
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:38
[CLE 65-60]
 
  03:38 Miller Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Williams  03:38  
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  03:38
[CLE 66-60]
 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:22  
  03:22 Pargo Substitution replaced by Murray 
  03:22
[CHI 61-66]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:22 Miller Substitution replaced by Richard 
Jamison Substitution replaced by Powe  03:22  
  03:22
[CHI 62-66]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Richard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:56 Murray 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:55  
  02:44 Richard Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:44
[CLE 67-62]
 
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:44  
  02:42 Richard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:27 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:26  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Gibson (3 ST)  02:16  
  02:05 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:04  
West 3pt Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:43
[CHI 65-67]
Murray 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  01:15
[CLE 69-65]
 
  00:49.9 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powe Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:48.8  
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.3 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:29.9 Murray Layup Shot: Missed 
Powe Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:28.9  
James Layup Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.8 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  00:01.0 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (55-15) Chicago Bulls (31-37)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39
[CHI 67-69]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Law (1 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  11:15  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:14  
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:14
[CLE 71-67]
 
  11:05 Jump Ball Warrick vs Varejao (Williams gains possession) 
  11:05 Warrick Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
Williams Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  10:59  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:57  
West Layup Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:43 Murray 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:42  
  10:30 Warrick Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:19 Richard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:08 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:06  
West Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  10:01  
  09:42
[CHI 69-71]
Warrick Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:42  
  09:42 Johnson Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  09:42 Warrick Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:40  
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  09:22  
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:59  
  08:59 Timeout : Regular 
  08:59
[CHI 70-71]
Richard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:59 Richard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:57  
  08:42 Richard Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:42  
Team Rebound  08:42  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:42
[CLE 72-70]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:24  
  08:24
[CHI 71-72]
Richard Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  08:24 Richard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Powe Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  08:22  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Murray (2 ST)  08:07  
  08:05
[CHI 73-72]
Murray Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
West Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:42
[CLE 74-73]
 
  07:25 Warrick Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK) 
  07:23 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:23
[CHI 75-74]
Warrick Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  07:04 Murray Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:04 Richard Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Williams Substitution replaced by Parker  07:04  
Williams Substitution replaced by James  07:04  
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  07:01
[CLE 76-75]
 
  06:40 Murray Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:37  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:16 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  06:11
[CHI 77-76]
Warrick Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Law (2 AST) 
Powe Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:11  
  06:11 Law Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Powe Substitution replaced by Jamison  06:11  
  06:11
[CHI 78-76]
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  05:58
[CLE 78-78]
 
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:41 Jump Ball Warrick vs Jamison (Hinrich gains possession) 
  05:33 Murray 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  05:32  
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:07  
James Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  04:48
[CLE 80-78]
 
  04:26 Johnson Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (2 TO) 
  04:26 Warrick Substitution replaced by Miller 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  04:10
[CLE 83-78]
 
  03:56 Hinrich Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:55 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:55
[CHI 80-83]
Gibson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Murray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:27 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:26  
James Layup Shot: Missed  03:08  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:07  
  02:56 Gibson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
Parker Substitution replaced by Williams  02:56  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  02:56
[CLE 84-80]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  02:56
[CLE 85-80]
 
  02:41 Johnson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  02:28
[CLE 87-80]
 
  02:28 Miller Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS)  02:28
[CLE 88-80]
 
  02:22 Murray Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (3 BLK) 
  02:20 Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  02:19 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:17  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  01:55  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:14 Murray 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  01:12  
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (29 PTS)  00:50.4
[CLE 90-80]
 
  00:50.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:42.9 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:42.7 Gibson Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  00:42.7
[CHI 82-90]
Gibson Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  00:41.3 Hinrich Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:41.3
[CLE 91-82]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:41.3
[CLE 92-82]
 
  00:41.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:35.9 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:34.9  
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
  00:09.4 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:02.1
[CHI 85-92]
Murray 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (8 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8

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