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Cavs knock down free throws, gut out win over Bucks


By Sam Amico, For NBA.com
Posted Wednesday March 31, 2010 11:42PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- If you want to believe you're the best team in the NBA, you had better be prepared to prove it night after thankless night.

You need to survive things like 16 missed free throws, or six minutes without a point, or too many moments when you can't get a stop. That was the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, when they somehow escaped with a 101-98 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks.

This one had all the makings of playoff-type intensity, considering the Bucks have been one of the league's hottest teams since the All-Star break -- or more accurately, since the acquisition of forward John Salmons.

The Bucks (41-33) entered the game having won 23 of their previous 30, and what better place to show you're for real than against the team with the league's best record?

Meanwhile, the Cavs (59-16) were supposedly motivated by the fact they lost the prior meeting between the two teams in early March. That's when LeBron James sat out with a sore ankle and Bucks rookie Brandon Jennings hit big shots and talked a little trash to the Cavs' bench.

There was no jawing this time, but there was plenty of determination, gutsy baskets and clutch plays from both teams. And on a night filled with resolve, perhaps no one played a more important role down the stretch than Cavs guard Mo Williams.

Williams had been struggling a little lately, both in finding shots and making them once they presented themselves. But he broke out of his mini-slump on Wednesday, and not just because he finished with 21 points on 6-for-12 shooting.

He also did a fine job of running the team, and on a night when the Cavs otherwise made the rim cringe with fear every time they stepped to the free-low line, Williams came through at the end.

First, he calmly swished a pair of foul shots to give the Cavs a 99-95 edge with 12.8 seconds left in the game. Then, after Salmons buried a 3-pointer, Williams knocked down another pair from the line at the 8.0 second mark.

"I just have to lock in and knock them down," Williams said. "I put a lot of pressure on myself to make free throws in those situations."

Williams' final two put an end to a zany night when the Cavs seemed to have the game won in the third quarter, when they built a 10-point lead. Then the Bucks came racing back, taking a two-point lead (95-93) with just more than a minute left in the fourth, and the ball. In fact, had Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova not missed a wide-open three from the baseline on that possession, the Cavs may have been buried.

That's not to say Ilyasova is to blame. Far from it, actually. He played a huge role in the rally, finishing with 13 points and five rebounds.

It's just that the Bucks will likely remember this as a night of missed opportunities.

Afterward, they wore the defeat on their faces, as Salmons and reserve Jerry Stackhouse sat in the locker room, staring straight ahead. They didn't talk, they didn't head to the shower, they didn't even take off their uniforms. They just sat, and stared.

"We should have won that game," said Bucks coach Scott Skiles. "We gave them that game. Nothing against Cleveland, because they won and they deserved it. But we've got to make plays."

Salmons has looked a lot like the second-best small forward in the Eastern Conference (behind You Know Who) since coming to Milwaukee in a late-February deal with Chicago. On Wednesday, he looked a lot like a modern-day Larry Bird, scoring 28 points, passing for seven assists and leading his team via pure willpower and hustle.

"We feel like we let an opportunity go," Salmons said. "We feel if we come in and play our game and compete, we can play with anybody, and that's what we're looking for in the playoffs."

James scored 23 points to lead the Cavs. He also grabbed nine rebounds, passed for seven assists and stole Luke Ridnour's pass as time ran out to seal the victory.

As an interesting aside, the Cavs shot 45 free throws to the Bucks' nine. Needless to say, it was a stat that the Bucks did not overlook.

"Nine to 45, that's got to be a record," Salmons said. "I don't want to lose no money, so ... I'm not going to speak about that."

Bucks
Cavaliers
     
    • 45.6%

    • 46.6%

    • 32.0%

    • 25.0%

    • 88.9%

    • 64.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIL CLE
Total Rebounds 9 11
Offensive Rebounds 10 8
Turnovers 14 12
Fast Break Pts: 6 7
Biggest Lead: 6 10
Points in the Paint: 42 36
MIL CLE
p Salmons   28 James   23
rb Bogut   12 Jamison   12
a Ridnour   11 2 players   7
s
b Bogut   2 Hickson   2
 
  • 11/24 - MIL @ CLE
  • 01/21 - MIL @ CLE
  • 03/09 - CLE @ MIL
  • 04/09 - CLE @ MIL
Milwaukee Bucks (46-36)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Salmons G 43:18 9-16 3-7 7-7 0 1 4 5 7 2 0 3 0 0 28
L. Mbah a Moute F 20:19 2-3 0-0 0-0 -4 0 4 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 4
A. Bogut C 33:06 9-17 0-0 1-2 -11 4 8 12 3 4 0 3 2 1 19
C. Bell G 24:16 0-5 0-2 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
B. Jennings G 18:43 2-9 1-5 0-0 -2 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 5
L. Ridnour   29:17 5-13 1-4 0-0 -1 1 2 3 11 4 0 2 0 0 11
J. Stackhouse   25:19 2-7 2-4 0-0 +3 0 4 4 2 2 0 3 0 1 6
E. Ilyasova   21:26 6-13 1-3 0-0 -5 2 3 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 13
K. Thomas   21:21 5-6 0-0 0-0 +12 2 5 7 0 2 0 0 1 0 10
R. Ivey   02:56 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
P. Brezec DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Gadzuric DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-90 8-25 8-9   10 32 42 26 29 0 14 3 4 98
  45.6% 32.0% 88.9%   team rebs: 9 total to: 14
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 39:04 7-17 0-1 9-13 +10 1 8 9 7 2 0 4 1 1 23
A. Jamison F 35:20 5-10 1-3 1-3 +3 1 11 12 2 1 0 1 0 0 12
J. Hickson F 27:30 5-8 0-0 4-7 0 2 4 6 2 2 0 2 2 1 14
A. Parker G 27:53 1-4 0-2 2-3 +5 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
M. Williams G 31:25 6-12 2-5 7-8 +17 0 1 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 21
D. West   28:54 5-8 0-1 2-5 -2 0 4 4 6 1 0 2 1 0 12
Z. Ilgauskas   20:21 3-8 0-1 1-2 -1 4 1 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 7
J. Williams   12:36 2-4 1-2 2-2 -10 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
J. Moon   10:21 0-2 0-1 1-2 -8 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
L. Powe   06:36 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-73 4-16 29-45   8 35 43 26 12 0 12 4 3 101
  46.6% 25.0% 64.4%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12

inactive

  • Bucks: Delfino, Jackson, Redd
  • Cavaliers: O'Neal, Telfair, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Bucks: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 19

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #51 Leroy Richardson, #32 Eddie F. Rush
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:20
Milwaukee Bucks (41-34) Cleveland Cavaliers (60-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hickson vs Bogut (Jennings gains possession)
Bogut Running Hook Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:29
[CLE 2-0]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST) 
Salmons Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:13
[MIL 2-2]
 
  10:47 James Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:47 James Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Bogut Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK)  10:29  
Bogut Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:27  
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:14
[CLE 4-2]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Bell 3pt Shot: Missed  09:58  
Bogut Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:57  
Bogut Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:56
[MIL 4-4]
 
  09:43
[CLE 6-4]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bogut Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:20
[MIL 6-6]
 
Jennings Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:10  
  09:07 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Jennings Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:04
[MIL 8-6]
 
  08:51 Hickson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Jennings 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (1 AST)  08:30
[MIL 11-6]
 
  08:16 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Bell Layup Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:02
[CLE 8-11]
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
  07:56 Hickson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jennings Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jennings Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:39  
Jennings Substitution replaced by Ridnour  07:39  
  07:36 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:35  
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bogut (1 AST)  07:21
[MIL 13-8]
 
  07:21 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Salmons Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  07:21
[MIL 14-8]
 
  07:01
[CLE 10-14]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST) 
Bogut Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:35 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:31
[CLE 12-14]
James Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:14
[MIL 16-12]
 
  05:59 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:59  
  05:59 James Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:59 James Substitution replaced by West 
Salmons Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:46  
Salmons Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:46  
Mbah a Moute Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:35  
  05:35 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:35 Team Rebound 
  05:35
[CLE 13-16]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
West Violation:Kicked Ball  05:22  
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Bell Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:13  
  05:13 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:13 Team Rebound 
  05:13
[CLE 14-16]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:35 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:34  
Bell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:29  
Ridnour Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:26  
  04:26 Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  04:26
[CLE 15-16]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Bell Substitution replaced by Stackhouse  04:26  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Ilyasova  04:26  
  04:26
[CLE 16-16]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:16 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bogut Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:16  
Team Rebound  04:16  
Bogut Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:16
[MIL 17-16]
 
  04:00
[CLE 18-17]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ilyasova Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:00  
  04:00 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
  04:00
[CLE 19-17]
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Salmons Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:42
[MIL 19-19]
 
  03:17 Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:15  
Bogut Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:59
[CLE 21-19]
Ilgauskas Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Stackhouse Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:36 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:24
[CLE 23-19]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
Bogut Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  02:19  
Ilyasova Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:19  
  02:19 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST)  02:13
[MIL 21-23]
 
  01:54 Jamison Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) 
  01:53 West Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Salmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:53
[MIL 22-23]
 
Salmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:53
[MIL 23-23]
 
  01:30
[CLE 25-23]
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Stackhouse 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  01:18
[MIL 26-25]
 
  00:58.9 Ilgauskas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:56.6  
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  00:53.9
[MIL 28-25]
 
  00:39.9
[CLE 27-28]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:29.9
[MIL 30-27]
 
  00:06.9 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:05.9 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.0
[CLE 29-30]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Milwaukee Bucks (41-34) Cleveland Cavaliers (60-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Mbah a Moute Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:36  
  11:36
[CLE 30-30]
Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Ilyasova  11:36  
  11:36 Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  11:34 Team Rebound 
Ilyasova Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:24  
  11:14 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:11 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:10 Moon Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Stackhouse Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:09  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  10:51
[MIL 32-30]
 
  10:29 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:28  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:59
[CLE 32-32]
West Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Stackhouse Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  09:47  
Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:36  
  09:36
[CLE 33-32]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:36 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:36  
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:10  
Bell Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:01 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:52 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:51  
Timeout : Official  08:51  
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Powe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:21
[CLE 35-32]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST) 
Stackhouse Jump Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  08:08  
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:07  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:47 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:46  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST)  07:32
[MIL 34-35]
 
Bell Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:18  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Jennings  07:18  
  07:18 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
  07:18 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:18 Team Rebound 
Bell Substitution replaced by Salmons  07:18  
  07:18
[CLE 36-34]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Stackhouse 3pt Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:58 West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Powe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:46 Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:45 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:45 Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Missed 
  06:45 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:42
[CLE 38-34]
James Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ilyasova Substitution replaced by Bogut  06:27  
  06:27 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Jump Ball Williams vs Jennings (Hickson gains possession)  06:27  
Jennings Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  06:27  
  06:14 James Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Bogut Layup Shot: Missed  06:02  
Bogut Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  06:01  
Bogut Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:00
[MIL 36-38]
 
  05:39 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:38  
Bogut Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Stackhouse (1 AST)  05:24
[MIL 38-38]
 
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:24 West Substitution replaced by Jamison 
  05:24 Powe Substitution replaced by Parker 
  05:04
[CLE 40-38]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hickson (2 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Salmons (2 AST)  04:49
[MIL 40-40]
 
  04:32 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:31  
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:13 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Stackhouse Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:05  
  04:05
[CLE 41-40]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:05 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Stackhouse Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:03  
Stackhouse Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  03:46  
  03:24 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:22  
Stackhouse Jump Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  03:04 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:03  
Stackhouse Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  02:57  
Bogut Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
Stackhouse Substitution replaced by Ivey  02:56  
  02:56
[CLE 42-40]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:56 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:55  
Jennings Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (2 BLK)  02:34  
Team Rebound  02:34  
Ivey Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Salmons (3 AST)  02:31
[MIL 42-42]
 
  02:10
[CLE 45-42]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Salmons (4 AST)  01:50
[MIL 44-45]
 
  01:31
[CLE 47-44]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Ivey Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:31  
  01:31
[CLE 48-44]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:21  
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:18
[MIL 46-48]
 
  00:56.8
[CLE 50-46]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jamison (2 AST) 
Jennings Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:48.9  
  00:44.9 James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) 
  00:42.3 Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jennings Substitution replaced by Ridnour  00:42.3  
Salmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:42.3
[MIL 47-50]
 
Salmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:42.3
[MIL 48-50]
 
  00:26.6
[CLE 52-48]
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Team Rebound  00:05.0  
  00:05.0 James Substitution replaced by West 
  00:05.0 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
Bogut Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ivey (1 AST)  00:01.2
[MIL 50-52]
 
  00:00.0 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Milwaukee Bucks (41-34) Cleveland Cavaliers (60-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Bell Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:13 Jamison Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  11:12  
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:03  
Bogut Jump Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:39 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  10:38  
Jennings Jump Shot: Missed  10:22  
Bogut Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  10:21  
Bogut Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:21
[MIL 52-52]
 
  10:00 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:59  
Salmons Layup Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  09:42 Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) 
Bogut Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Salmons (5 AST)  09:32
[MIL 54-52]
 
  09:07
[CLE 55-54]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Bogut Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:54  
  08:36 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:35  
  08:25 Jamison Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Salmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:25
[MIL 55-55]
 
Salmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  08:25
[MIL 56-55]
 
Bell Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:08  
  08:08
[CLE 56-56]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  08:08
[CLE 57-56]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Bogut Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:31 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bogut (1 BLK) 
  07:30 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:29
[CLE 59-56]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bogut (2 AST)  07:10
[MIL 59-59]
 
  06:45
[CLE 61-59]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Salmons Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:45  
  06:45
[CLE 62-59]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Mbah a Moute Jump Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:36 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:20
[CLE 64-59]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bogut Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  06:11  
Bogut Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:11  
  05:57
[CLE 66-59]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:56  
Bogut Jump Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Jennings (1 AST)  05:34
[MIL 61-66]
 
  05:15 Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:14  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:05 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:58 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:56 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:56
[CLE 68-61]
Hickson Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  04:23 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:21  
Salmons Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  04:16  
Jennings Substitution replaced by Ridnour  04:14  
  04:14 Parker Substitution replaced by West 
  04:14 Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  04:06 Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:05  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  03:23
[CLE 70-61]
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:09
[MIL 63-70]
 
  02:48 West Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  02:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:46 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bogut (3 AST)  02:33
[MIL 65-70]
 
  02:11 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:10 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Mbah a Moute Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:10  
  02:10 Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:10 Team Rebound 
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Ilyasova  02:10  
  02:10
[CLE 71-65]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Bogut Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:57  
Ridnour Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:45  
  01:45
[CLE 72-65]
West Free Throw 1 of 3 (7 PTS) 
  01:45
[CLE 73-65]
West Free Throw 2 of 3 (8 PTS) 
  01:45 Jamison Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:45 West Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  01:44  
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST)  01:32
[MIL 67-73]
 
  01:15
[CLE 76-67]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
Bell 3pt Shot: Missed  00:52.7  
  00:51.8 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ridnour Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:47.7  
  00:47.7
[CLE 77-67]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Bogut Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:47.7  
  00:47.7 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:46.9  
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:32.4
[MIL 69-77]
 
  00:19.5 Ilgauskas Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
  00:19.5 James Substitution replaced by Parker 
  00:06.3 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:06.3 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.5  
Ilyasova Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:00.5
[MIL 71-77]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Ilyasova Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:22 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:21  
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:06
[MIL 73-77]
 
  10:51 Ilgauskas Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  10:51 Ilgauskas Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Ridnour Running Bank shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
Ridnour Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:19  
  10:19 West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:19 Team Rebound 
  10:19 West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:17  
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST)  10:05
[MIL 75-77]
 
  09:46 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:45  
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (7 AST)  09:28
[MIL 77-77]
 
  09:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:28 Jamison Substitution replaced by James 
  09:09 Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stackhouse Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:08  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  08:54  
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:52  
Ilyasova Tip Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:49 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:44 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:43  
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:30  
  08:07 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:06  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:39 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:38  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:07
[CLE 79-77]
West Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (8 AST)  06:38
[MIL 80-79]
 
  06:21
[CLE 81-80]
West Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Salmons (6 AST)  06:03
[MIL 83-81]
 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:46  
  05:46 Timeout : Official 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bogut  05:46  
  05:46 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
  05:46 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  05:46
[CLE 82-83]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:46
[CLE 83-83]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Bogut Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (9 AST)  05:35
[MIL 85-83]
 
  05:09
[CLE 85-85]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Bogut Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:09  
  05:09 Williams Substitution replaced by Jamison 
  05:09
[CLE 86-85]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (10 AST)  04:59
[MIL 87-86]
 
  04:34 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bogut Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  04:33  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:22
[MIL 89-86]
 
  03:53
[CLE 88-89]
James Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: West (6 AST) 
Ilyasova Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  03:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:40  
Team Rebound  03:40  
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:34 Team Rebound 
  03:18 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:17  
  03:17 Hickson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Stackhouse 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Salmons (7 AST)  03:04
[MIL 92-88]
 
Bogut Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:43  
  02:43
[CLE 89-92]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:43 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:41  
Bogut Layup Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:20 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:19 Team Rebound 
Ilyasova Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:19  
  02:19 Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:19 Team Rebound 
  02:19 Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:17 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Ilyasova Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:11  
  02:11 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:11 Team Rebound 
  02:11
[CLE 90-92]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Stackhouse 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:39
[CLE 93-92]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (11 AST)  01:27
[MIL 95-93]
 
  01:14 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bogut (2 BLK) 
Stackhouse Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:13  
  01:11 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:55.7 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Stackhouse Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:49.3  
  00:49.3
[CLE 94-95]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:49.3 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:49.3
[CLE 95-95]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:49.3  
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:34.8 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:28.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
Stackhouse Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  00:28.7  
  00:28.7 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:17.4
[CLE 97-95]
James Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:17.4  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Stackhouse  00:17.4  
  00:17.4 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
Salmons Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  00:13.3  
  00:13.3 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
Stackhouse Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  00:13.3  
  00:13.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:13.3 Hickson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:13.3 Moon Substitution replaced by Parker 
Bogut Substitution replaced by Stackhouse  00:13.3  
Mbah a Moute Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:12.8  
  00:12.8
[CLE 98-95]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Bogut  00:12.8  
  00:12.8 Parker Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  00:12.8
[CLE 99-95]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:12.8  
  00:12.8 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Stackhouse (2 AST)  00:08.6
[MIL 98-99]
 
  00:08.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:08.6 Hickson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:08.6 Moon Substitution replaced by Parker 
Ilyasova Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:08.0  
  00:08.0
[CLE 100-98]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:08.0
[CLE 101-98]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:01.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIL
2nd Central
46
36
6-4
28-13
18-23
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIL
2 players 18.7
2 players 7.9
2 players 4.0
2 players 0.7
2 players 1.4
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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