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LeBron quietly dominates as Cavs cruise by Hornets


By Larry Holder, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday March 24, 2010 11:47PM

NEW ORLEANS (NBA.com exclusive) -- The biggest storyline for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday occurred when LeBron James fell to the floor near the end of the first half and couldn't put weight on his left leg.

Never fear, though, as James returned to open the second half with no ill effects of an injury.

In turn, New Orleans had no chance as James scored a relatively quiet 38 points as the Cavs knocked off the Hornets 105-92 to maintain and extend their stronghold on top of the Eastern Conference standings. The win, combined with an Orlando loss, gives Cleveland a seven-game lead in the East -- nearly giving the Cavs a chokehold on home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

James' points may have only seemed quiet because the Hornets didn't put up much resistance as the Cavs forward went 15-for-22 from the field along with nine assists. James said he felt more like he was on his game rather than a lack of New Orleans defense.

"They had resistance," James said. "I seen the guy in front of me. But I made a lot of shots. I got comfortable. I made some difficult shots. I took some difficult shots and I made them. Once I get into a flow, I feel like I can make any shot on the court."

Hornets forward David West wouldn't disagree with James' assessment.

"They picked us apart defensively," said West, who scored 16 points. "I think LeBron was able to get himself going and getting other guys [involved]. When they're doing that that, it's tough to beat them."

Yet the scarier moment for James occurred with less than 20 seconds remaining in the second quarter as he came down awkwardly on his left ankle. James returned for the start of the third, showing little signs of the injury.

James did say his ankle "has been better," but he said he'll be ready for Friday's game in San Antonio. James didn't want to go as far as saying he was frightened when he dropped to the court, but there was some worrying that he may have injured his ankle more serious.

"I was a little concerned," James said. "I was able to get out a little bit. I turned it pretty good, though, but I do a lot of core work, resistance. I do a lot of ankle work. My ankles are very strong and that allowed me not to twist it as bad."

It wasn't just James who shot well, it was the entire Cavs team, shooting a sparkling 57.1 percent from the floor.

Cleveland also took control in the paint as J.J. Hickson exploited the Hornets' lack of size in the frontcourt with 20 points. Hickson led a complete domination in the paint by Cleveland as it scored 58 on 29-for-37 shooting.

"I feel I've improved a lot," the second-year Hickson said. "I'm playing defense better and I'm doing more on offense than just catching the ball and going up. ... I learned you have to take what the defense gives you."

The Cavs received quite the familiar face back in the lineup as Zydrunas Ilgauskas made his return after Cleveland cut ties with him a month ago. He played 17 minutes and James anticipates Ilgauskas will work his way back into the rotation.

"Z knows the system, but I think he'll even tell that he probably felt a little out of place," James said. "But being out for a month is a long time even when you know the guys and know the system."

Chris Paul saw his minutes increase in his second game back after a knee injury sidelined him for 25 games. He played 31 minutes, but scored only five points and tallied seven assists. Rookie Marcus Thornton led the way for New Orleans with 20, while rookie Darren Collison added 17 off the bench.

If the Hornets, losers in 13 of their last 17, lose to Portland on Saturday, they are officially eliminated from the playoffs.

Cavaliers
Hornets
     
    • 57.1%

    • 44.0%

    • 30.0%

    • 28.6%

    • 68.8%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE NOH
Total Rebounds 8 3
Offensive Rebounds 7 13
Turnovers 9 9
Fast Break Pts: 5 17
Biggest Lead: 17 3
Points in the Paint: 58 36
CLE NOH
p James   38 Thornton   20
rb Jamison   11 Okafor   10
a James   9 2 players   7
s 4 players   1 2 players   2
b Varejao   2 2 players   1
 
  • 11/19 - CLE @ NOH
  • 03/06 - NOH @ 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 40:45 15-22 1-5 7-8 +9 2 4 6 9 2 1 3 0 0 38
A. Jamison F 32:33 5-10 1-2 0-0 +6 2 9 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 11
J. Hickson F 25:38 9-11 0-0 2-5 +13 1 8 9 0 3 1 0 0 1 20
A. Parker G 28:11 2-7 1-6 0-0 +12 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 5
M. Williams G 35:08 3-10 1-4 1-1 +20 1 1 2 7 1 1 1 0 0 8
A. Varejao   32:04 2-2 0-0 0-0 +11 0 7 7 1 2 1 0 2 0 4
D. West   25:50 7-11 1-2 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 15
Z. Ilgauskas   17:11 0-2 0-0 1-2 -5 1 2 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 1
J. Williams   01:20 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Gibson   01:20 1-1 1-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Moon DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Powe DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 44-77 6-20 11-16   7 33 40 26 16 4 9 2 2 105
  57.1% 30.0% 68.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Peterson G 26:47 4-8 1-4 0-0 -20 0 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 9
D. West F 38:06 5-16 0-1 6-8 -21 4 3 7 6 2 0 2 1 0 16
E. Okafor C 22:34 3-7 0-0 0-0 -7 5 5 10 1 3 0 1 0 0 6
M. Thornton G 43:27 8-17 1-6 3-3 -14 2 2 4 5 2 1 1 0 1 20
C. Paul G 31:23 2-8 1-4 0-0 -12 1 1 2 7 4 2 3 0 0 5
D. Songaila   23:44 5-9 0-0 1-2 -1 0 3 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 11
D. Collison   30:54 7-13 1-2 2-2 +2 1 3 4 7 1 0 2 0 0 17
J. Posey   21:13 2-5 2-4 0-0 +7 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 6
J. Wright   01:52 1-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Gray DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Marks DND - right shoulder surgery
P. Stojakovic DND - lower abdominal strain
Total   240 37-84 6-21 12-15   13 24 37 29 17 6 9 2 2 92
  44.0% 28.6% 80.0%   team rebs: 3 total to: 9

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Green, O'Neal, Telfair
  • Hornets: Diogu

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #75 Eric Dalen, #38 Michael Smith
  • Attendance: 18008
  • Duration: 2:9
Cleveland Cavaliers (57-15) New Orleans Hornets (34-39)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Okafor vs Hickson (Paul gains possession)
  11:45 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:44 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
James Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:44  
  11:44
[NOH 1-0]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:44 West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jamison Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:19  
  11:19
[NOH 2-0]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  11:19
[NOH 3-0]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jamison Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:51  
Jamison Substitution replaced by Varejao  10:51  
  10:38 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:37  
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:30
[CLE 2-3]
 
  10:08 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:07 West Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:00 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:59 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:59
[NOH 5-2]
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:48 Okafor Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Williams Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  09:48
[CLE 3-5]
 
  09:39 Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:39
[CLE 4-5]
 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:16
[NOH 7-4]
West Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:03
[CLE 6-7]
 
  08:43 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:42  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  08:36  
Team Rebound  08:35  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Team Rebound 
  07:56 Okafor Hook Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:55  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:37
[CLE 8-7]
 
  07:18 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:09 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:07 Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:05
[NOH 10-8]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Okafor (1 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:32 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:30 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:29 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:28  
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:09
[CLE 10-10]
 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:43 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:42  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  05:23
[CLE 12-10]
 
  05:11
[NOH 12-12]
Peterson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:58  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:57  
Varejao Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  04:46
[CLE 14-12]
 
  04:28 Okafor Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:28 Okafor Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:28 Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  04:11
[CLE 16-12]
 
  04:01 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:00  
  03:53 Paul Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
James Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  03:45
[CLE 18-12]
 
  03:24 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  03:20
[CLE 20-12]
 
  02:56
[NOH 14-20]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 West Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Hickson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:26  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:26  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  02:26  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  02:26  
  02:26 Paul Substitution replaced by Collison 
  02:07 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:06  
James Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  01:55
[CLE 22-14]
 
  01:40
[NOH 16-22]
Peterson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
  01:24 Collison Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
West Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  01:16  
  01:15 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:05  
  01:05
[NOH 17-22]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:05 West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:04  
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:46.8
[CLE 24-17]
 
  00:38.2
[NOH 19-24]
Collison Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.8  
  00:31.7 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:09.9 Collison Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:08.9  
  00:02.1 Songaila Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:02.1
[CLE 25-19]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:02.1
[CLE 26-19]
 
  00:00.2
[NOH 21-26]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (57-15) New Orleans Hornets (34-39)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  11:45
[CLE 28-21]
 
  11:22
[NOH 23-28]
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST)  10:55
[CLE 30-23]
 
  10:32 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:31  
West 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  10:14
[CLE 33-23]
 
  09:57
[NOH 25-33]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:40 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:30  
West Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
Team Rebound  09:13  
  09:13 Peterson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  09:13 Peterson Substitution replaced by Posey 
Ilgauskas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Songaila (1 ST)  09:04  
  08:58 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:52 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:48
[NOH 27-33]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:27
[CLE 35-27]
 
Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:09  
  08:09 Timeout : Official 
  08:02 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:01  
West Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:40
[CLE 37-27]
 
  07:27
[NOH 29-37]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST) 
  07:06 Thornton Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  07:06 West Substitution replaced by Paul 
Jamison Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:52
[CLE 39-29]
 
  06:31 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:30 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:26
[NOH 32-39]
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
  06:05 Songaila Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:05  
Team Rebound  06:05  
Williams Substitution replaced by James  06:05  
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:05
[CLE 40-32]
 
  05:49
[NOH 34-40]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST)  05:24  
  05:18
[NOH 36-40]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST) 
West Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  04:59
[CLE 42-36]
 
West Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:45  
  04:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Parker  04:45  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson  04:45  
  04:45 Songaila Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:45 Team Rebound 
  04:45
[NOH 37-42]
Songaila Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:26
[NOH 39-42]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Songaila (1 AST) 
James Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  04:09
[CLE 44-39]
 
  03:54 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:53  
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:48  
  03:36
[NOH 42-44]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST) 
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  03:21  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:19  
James Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  03:19  
James Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:19  
  03:19 Songaila Substitution replaced by West 
  03:02 West Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Posey (1 BLK)  02:40  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:38  
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 West Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:28
[NOH 44-44]
West Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:06
[CLE 46-44]
 
  01:51 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:50  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:38 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:32 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:31  
  01:17 Paul Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:17  
Jamison Substitution replaced by Varejao  01:17  
West Substitution replaced by Williams  01:17  
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  01:08
[CLE 48-44]
 
  00:48.4
[NOH 46-48]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  00:37.7
[CLE 50-46]
 
  00:31.3
[NOH 48-50]
West Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST) 
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:08.6
[CLE 52-48]
 
  00:01.9 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.9  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (57-15) New Orleans Hornets (34-39)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  11:25 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:16
[CLE 54-48]
 
Hickson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:58  
  10:50 West Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:48  
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  10:40
[CLE 56-48]
 
  10:17
[NOH 50-56]
Peterson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  10:06
[CLE 58-50]
 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:58  
  09:58
[NOH 51-58]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  09:58
[NOH 52-58]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:39 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:37  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  09:20
[CLE 61-52]
 
  09:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:01 West Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:38  
  08:37 Peterson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:37  
Team Rebound  08:37  
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:37  
  08:36 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:18
[NOH 54-61]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:18  
  08:18
[NOH 55-61]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:52
[NOH 57-61]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:28 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:26  
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  07:18
[CLE 64-57]
 
  07:05 West Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:04 West Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:04 West Tip Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:03  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:52
[CLE 67-57]
 
  06:30 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:29 Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  06:17 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:16  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:55
[CLE 69-57]
 
  05:40
[NOH 59-69]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thornton (3 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  05:18
[CLE 71-59]
 
  05:00 Peterson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:55 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:54  
  04:51 Paul Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:51  
Team Rebound  04:51  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:51
[CLE 72-59]
 
  04:28 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:28  
  04:28 Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  04:28 Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  04:28 Paul Substitution replaced by Collison 
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  04:12
[CLE 74-59]
 
  03:59
[NOH 61-74]
Thornton Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  03:42
[CLE 76-61]
 
  03:42 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  03:42
[CLE 77-61]
 
  03:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:21
[NOH 64-77]
Collison 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: West (6 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  03:01
[CLE 79-64]
 
  02:45 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:43  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:32
[CLE 81-64]
 
  02:12 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:11  
Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:49
[NOH 67-81]
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thornton (4 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  01:28  
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:27  
Jamison Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:27
[CLE 83-67]
 
  01:09
[NOH 69-83]
West Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.9 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:46.1
[NOH 71-83]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:41.5  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:41.5  
Parker Substitution replaced by West  00:41.5  
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  00:36.2
[CLE 85-71]
 
  00:28.8 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:26.9  
  00:07.3 West Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:07.3
[CLE 86-71]
 
Jamison Substitution replaced by Parker  00:07.3  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:07.3
[CLE 87-71]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:04.9  
  00:00.0 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:39  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Songaila (2 ST)  11:21  
  11:07
[NOH 73-87]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Collison (5 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  10:44  
  10:38
[NOH 75-87]
Collison Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thornton (5 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (2 AST)  10:08
[CLE 90-75]
 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:54  
  09:54
[NOH 76-90]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  09:54
[NOH 77-90]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
West Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS)  09:37
[CLE 92-77]
 
  09:21
[NOH 79-92]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Posey (2 AST) 
West Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:03  
  09:03 Thornton Substitution replaced by Paul 
  08:48 Timeout : Official 
Williams Substitution replaced by Jamison  08:48  
  08:37 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:36  
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:12  
James Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Jamison (2 AST)  08:03
[CLE 94-79]
 
  07:48 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:48  
West 3pt Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:30 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:20 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Okafor Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  07:14 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:13  
James Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS)  06:51
[CLE 96-79]
 
  06:31
[NOH 82-96]
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:03 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:53 Songaila Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  05:53  
  05:53 Songaila Substitution replaced by West 
West Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:39 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:39  
  05:28
[NOH 84-96]
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  05:16  
  05:12 Collison Layup Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  05:10  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST)  04:57  
  04:47 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:45 West Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:40 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:38  
Team Turnover : 8 Second Violation  04:30  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Williams  04:30  
  04:30 Okafor Substitution replaced by Thornton 
West Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:22  
  04:22
[NOH 85-96]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:22
[NOH 86-96]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (34 PTS)  04:05
[CLE 98-86]
 
  03:45 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:45  
  03:28 Paul Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (35 PTS)  03:28
[CLE 99-86]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS)  03:28
[CLE 100-86]
 
  03:14 Collison Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:55 West Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Varejao Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:47  
  02:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:34 Posey Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:32 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:32
[NOH 88-100]
Collison Putback Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  02:18 Posey Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
James Turnaround Bank shot: Made (38 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST)  02:11
[CLE 102-88]
 
  01:52 Thornton Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:52 Thornton Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:52 Paul Substitution replaced by Wright 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:31  
Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:29  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:28  
  01:20
[NOH 90-102]
West Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Collison (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:20  
James Substitution replaced by Williams  01:20  
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  01:20  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jamison (3 AST)  01:01
[CLE 105-90]
 
  00:50.9 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  00:49.9  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.8 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:22.8
[NOH 92-105]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (7 AST) 
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
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1

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