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Cavs drop Hawks for back-to-back 60-win seasons


By Sam Amico, For NBA.com
Posted Saturday April 3, 2010 12:10AM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- In order to appreciate Cleveland's 93-88 win over visiting Atlanta on Friday night, you have to look at where the Cavaliers have been.

This is a franchise that once had a starting small forward who publicly complained his jersey wasn't for sale in the team store. That was Lamond Murray during the earlier part of this decade, just a year or two before the starting small forward became a man by the name of LeBron James.

Not long before Murray, the Cavs' roster at one time or another featured characters such as "Disco" Don Ford, "Dinner Bell" Mel Turpin and Jeff McInnis, who didn't have a nickname but once dubbed himself the "independent contractor." McInnis chose the moniker after becoming disgruntled with his playing time, displaying his dismay by wearing his jersey backwards at practice.

There's more, as the Cavs began their first season (1970-71) by losing 15 straight, while playing in front of crowds that were likely comparable to those belonging to most middle school bowling matches. A decade later, they had perhaps the worst owner in pro sports history in Ted Stepien, who made so many awful trades the league had to step in and create new rules forbidding him to do so.

Even when the Cavs were good during the Brad Daugherty-Mark Price-Larry Nance era of the early 1990s, you just knew they weren't going to get past Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. No one did back then.

That is why today's Cavs are cherished so much in Cleveland, as they have now won at least 60 games in two straight seasons. In their first 38 seasons, the Cavs (60-16) won 50 or more games just five times.

The Cavs' win Friday, coupled with Orlando's loss in San Antonio, also clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference, and home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.

"You can't take it for granted," James said. "I know that our goals are much biggeer than winning 60 games or clinching home court, but when those goals happen, you can't take them for granteds."

Of course, it wasn't easy hitting 60. The Hawks (48-27) are no slouches themselves, as they too are having one of their best seasons in recent memory. Just two nights before the Cavs game, the Hawks handled the defending champion L.A. Lakers in Atlanta.

But as has been the case in all three meetings this season, the Cavs played their best ball in the fourth quarter and the Hawks played their worst.

The Cavs also utterly dominated in the loose ball and rebounding departments, grabbing a whopping 55 boards to the Hawks' 36.

When that happens -- and you're on the road against the league's winningest team -- well, the Hawks were bound to run out of chances. Their coach, Mike Woodson, admitted as much.

"I can't say it's been that way since the All-Star break, but it has been that way against the Cleveland Cavaliers," he said. "It's been a close game in the fourth, then we can't seem to find any offense. Their defense really stiffened up and we didn't answer."

Not surprisingly, James (27 points, 13 rebounds) was especially magnificent in the fourth, coming up with his typical collection of game-changing plays and highlight-reel moments. As important was Mo Williams (24 points, just two turnovers in previous two games combined), who is starting to pick it up when the Cavs need him most. Also worth noting were underrated performances of Delonte West (nine points), J.J. Hickson (16 rebounds) and Zydrunas Ilgauskas (10 rebounds).

Josh Smith scored 20 points for the Hawks, but leading scorer Joe Johnson (6-for-17 shooting, 1-for-5 on 3-pointers) was held to 13.

"We tried to put bodies in front of him the whole night," James said. "It's great to have Delonte and Anthony [Parker] to be able to guard some of the best two guards we have in this league."

The Cavs have won 17 of their previous 19 overall, including 10 in a row at home. They also became the 18th team in league history to win at least 60 games in back-to-back seasons. Of course, they hope it doesn't end with that.

"We thinking about winning championships," Hickson said. "All the other stuff goes out the window. We have only one goal in mind. It's that gold ball."

Hawks
Cavaliers
     
    • 41.1%

    • 41.2%

    • 27.8%

    • 31.6%

    • 60.0%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL CLE
Total Rebounds 11 11
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Turnovers 7 10
Fast Break Pts: 7 16
Biggest Lead: 6 12
Points in the Paint: 38 40
ATL CLE
p Smith   20 James   27
rb Horford   8 Hickson   16
a Johnson   5 James   6
s Williams   3 James   2
b Smith   3 Williams   4
 
  • 11/02 - ATL @ CLE
  • 12/22 - CLE @ ATL
  • 03/27 - ATL @ CLE
Atlanta Hawks (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Williams F 38:15 7-10 0-2 1-1 -17 1 6 7 1 3 3 1 0 0 15
J. Smith F 38:38 9-16 0-0 2-7 -8 3 4 7 4 2 0 2 3 1 20
A. Horford C 36:58 5-13 0-0 3-3 -8 2 6 8 3 2 0 0 2 2 13
J. Johnson G 37:03 6-17 1-5 0-0 -9 0 3 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 13
M. Bibby G 21:12 2-7 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 5
J. Crawford   33:31 6-18 2-7 3-4 +3 0 3 3 2 1 2 1 0 3 17
M. Evans   13:59 1-5 1-2 0-0 +8 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 3
Z. Pachulia   10:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
J. Smith   09:35 1-4 0-0 0-0 +3 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 2
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Teague DNP - Coach's Decision
M. West DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-90 5-18 9-15   9 27 36 19 22 6 7 5 9 88
  41.1% 27.8% 60.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 7
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 38:22 11-20 1-3 4-7 +11 0 13 13 6 1 2 2 0 0 27
A. Jamison F 35:00 5-11 1-3 1-2 +3 1 6 7 0 3 0 1 1 1 12
J. Hickson F 30:04 4-10 0-0 0-0 +9 7 9 16 1 2 0 1 2 4 8
A. Parker G 23:33 1-7 1-5 0-0 +4 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 3
M. Williams G 40:04 7-14 3-7 7-7 +9 0 4 4 2 3 1 2 4 0 24
Z. Ilgauskas   26:46 2-7 0-0 1-2 +3 6 4 10 2 5 0 1 1 0 5
D. West   26:05 3-10 0-1 3-4 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 9
J. Williams   04:11 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
L. Powe   12:49 0-0 0-0 3-4 -6 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
J. Moon   03:06 0-0 0-0 2-2 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-80 6-19 21-28   14 41 55 14 16 4 10 9 5 93
  41.2% 31.6% 75.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12

inactive

  • Hawks: Morris
  • Cavaliers: O'Neal, Telfair, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Hawks: Crawford
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 15

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #57 Greg Willard, #33 Sean Corbin, #39 Kevin Fehr
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:28
Atlanta Hawks (48-27) Cleveland Cavaliers (60-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hickson vs Smith (Williams gains possession)
  11:45 James Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:44  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:10 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:10
[CLE 2-0]
Hickson Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bibby Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:50  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:44 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:35 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:34  
Johnson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  10:25
[ATL 2-2]
 
  10:05 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:04  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  09:48
[ATL 4-2]
 
  09:38
[CLE 4-4]
Jamison Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Horford Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:22
[ATL 6-4]
 
  09:05
[CLE 6-6]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:51 James Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST)  08:46
[ATL 8-6]
 
  08:27 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:26  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:02 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Horford (1 BLK) 
  08:02 Jump Ball Hickson vs Horford (Williams gains possession) 
  08:02 Team Rebound 
  07:54
[CLE 9-8]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Johnson Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  07:35
[ATL 10-9]
 
  07:23
[CLE 11-10]
Hickson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:56 Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bibby (1 ST) 
Bibby Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  06:52  
  06:49 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:35  
  06:14
[CLE 14-10]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
  05:55 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Horford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  05:46
[ATL 12-14]
 
  05:29 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:28  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  05:13
[ATL 14-14]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:57  
  04:46
[CLE 16-14]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK)  04:24  
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:21  
Horford Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:21
[ATL 16-16]
 
  03:54 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:46 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:40 Williams Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:38  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bibby (1 AST)  03:33
[ATL 18-16]
 
  03:12 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:11 Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:11
[CLE 18-18]
Hickson Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Horford Hook Shot: Missed  02:45  
Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:44  
  02:44 Jamison Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford  02:44  
  02:44 Jamison Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  02:44 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:13 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:12 Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  02:08 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:07  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (2 BLK)  01:47  
  01:46 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:35 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
  01:34 Hickson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  01:28
[CLE 20-18]
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  01:06
[ATL 20-20]
 
  01:06 Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Horford Substitution replaced by Evans  01:06  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Pachulia  01:06  
  01:06 Hickson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:06 Parker Substitution replaced by Powe 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  01:06
[ATL 21-20]
 
  00:51.9
[CLE 22-21]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
West Violation:Kicked Ball  00:37.3  
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:30.9
[ATL 23-22]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:10.1  
  00:10.1 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:10.1 Team Rebound 
  00:10.1 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Moon 
Williams Substitution replaced by Bibby  00:10.1  
  00:10.1
[CLE 23-23]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Crawford Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.3  
  00:00.6 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
End of 1st Quarter
Atlanta Hawks (48-27) Cleveland Cavaliers (60-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:40
[ATL 26-23]
 
  11:16 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:09
[ATL 29-23]
 
  10:47
[CLE 26-29]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:25 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:12 Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:09  
  10:07 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:07  
Team Rebound  10:07  
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:07
[ATL 30-26]
 
  09:49 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:49 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:49  
  09:49 Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:49 Team Rebound 
  09:49
[CLE 27-30]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Bibby Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:36
[ATL 32-27]
 
  09:13 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:04  
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  09:01  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:59  
Bibby Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  08:55  
Bibby Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:55  
  08:55 Timeout : Official 
  08:55 Williams Substitution replaced by Williams 
Evans Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:43  
  08:31 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:30 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:30 Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:29 Team Rebound 
Pachulia Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:29  
  08:20 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:19  
Crawford Layup Shot: Missed Block: Powe (1 BLK)  08:09  
  08:07 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Pachulia Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:05  
Crawford Technical  08:05  
  08:05
[CLE 28-32]
Williams Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
Pachulia Substitution replaced by Horford  08:05  
  08:05
[CLE 29-32]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:05
[CLE 30-32]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bibby (2 AST)  07:52
[ATL 34-30]
 
  07:35
[CLE 32-34]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:57 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:56  
Bibby 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Horford (2 AST)  06:44
[ATL 37-32]
 
  06:21
[CLE 34-37]
West Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:16  
Crawford Substitution replaced by Johnson  06:16  
Evans Substitution replaced by Smith  06:16  
Smith Substitution replaced by Williams  06:16  
  06:16 Powe Substitution replaced by James 
Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:51
[CLE 36-37]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:17
[CLE 38-37]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST) 
Horford Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:54
[CLE 40-37]
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Bibby Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  04:38  
Team Rebound  04:38  
Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford  04:38  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  04:29
[ATL 40-40]
 
  04:05 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Team Rebound 
Crawford Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:05  
  04:05
[CLE 41-40]
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:05 Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:04  
  03:48 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:48  
Team Rebound  03:48  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:48  
  03:47 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:31 West Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:29  
Horford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK)  03:15  
  03:13 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:03 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:02 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:53 West Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:51  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  02:44
[ATL 42-41]
 
  02:44 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:44 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Parker 
  02:44 West Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:44  
  02:44 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Horford Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:28  
  02:28 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:28 Team Rebound 
  02:28
[CLE 42-42]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Horford Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Hickson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  01:58 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:58  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST)  01:44
[ATL 44-42]
 
  01:28
[CLE 44-44]
James Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Horford Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:06
[ATL 46-44]
 
  00:43.9
[CLE 46-46]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:24.8 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:20.9 Jamison Layup Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:18.8  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  00:14.9  
  00:13.0
[CLE 48-46]
James Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Horford Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:13.0  
  00:13.0 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
Horford Substitution replaced by Smith  00:13.0  
  00:13.0
[CLE 49-46]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.4  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:00.5  
Smith Tip Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:00.2  
End of 2nd Quarter
Atlanta Hawks (48-27) Cleveland Cavaliers (60-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  11:24 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:23  
Horford Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  11:03  
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:03
[ATL 48-49]
 
  10:36 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  10:35  
Bibby Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
  10:18 Hickson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Bibby Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:14  
  10:14
[CLE 50-48]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  10:14
[CLE 51-48]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:54 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  09:39 Jamison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Horford (2 BLK) 
  09:37 Hickson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  09:37
[CLE 53-48]
Hickson Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:08 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:04 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Horford Jump Hook Shot: Missed  08:46  
Jump Ball Hickson vs Smith (Bibby gains possession)  08:45  
Team Rebound  08:45  
Bibby Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Hickson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Bibby Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:25  
Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford  08:25  
  08:09 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Hickson Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  08:05
[CLE 56-48]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  08:05  
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Horford (3 AST)  07:42
[ATL 50-56]
 
  07:21 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:20 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:20
[CLE 58-50]
Jamison Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:02
[ATL 52-58]
 
  06:47 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:46  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:36 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  06:32
[CLE 60-52]
James Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:24  
  06:17 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Team Rebound 
  05:46
[CLE 62-52]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST)  05:30
[ATL 54-62]
 
  05:30 Jamison Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  05:30
[ATL 55-62]
 
  05:08
[CLE 64-55]
James Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  04:56 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  04:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
  04:24 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:23  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:12
[ATL 57-64]
 
  04:12 Jamison Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Evans  04:12  
  04:12 Jamison Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  04:12
[ATL 58-64]
 
  03:56 Hickson Dunk Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:54  
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (2 BLK)  03:52  
Team Rebound  03:52  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:20 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Hickson Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
  03:18 Hickson Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:17  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST)  03:06
[ATL 60-64]
 
  02:38 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:37  
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Hickson Rebound (Off:7 Def:5) 
  02:05 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:05  
  02:05 Hickson Substitution replaced by Powe 
  02:05 Parker Substitution replaced by West 
  01:54 Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Horford Substitution replaced by Pachulia  01:54  
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:54
[ATL 61-64]
 
  01:54 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
Smith Substitution replaced by Smith  01:54  
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:54
[ATL 62-64]
 
  01:39
[CLE 66-62]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:23
[ATL 64-66]
 
Evans Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:10  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Williams  01:10  
  01:04 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:03  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:12) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:40.2  
  00:40.2
[CLE 67-64]
Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:40.2
[CLE 68-64]
Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:32.0
[ATL 66-68]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:27.1  
  00:27.1 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:27.1 Team Rebound 
  00:27.1 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  00:27.1
[CLE 69-66]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
  00:00.4 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:37 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:36  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
Team Rebound  11:20  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST)  11:15
[ATL 68-69]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:56  
  10:56
[CLE 70-68]
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:56
[CLE 71-68]
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Williams Running Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS)  10:35
[ATL 70-71]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:16  
Smith Substitution replaced by Smith  10:16  
  10:16 Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:16 Team Rebound 
  10:16
[CLE 72-70]
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Evans Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:57 Powe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:51 Jamison Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  09:36
[ATL 72-72]
 
  09:14 Powe Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (3 BLK)  09:08  
  09:07 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:03 Ilgauskas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Evans Substitution replaced by Johnson  09:03  
Pachulia Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Powe (1 ST)  08:51  
  08:32 Jamison Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:29  
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:10 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:06  
Pachulia Substitution replaced by Horford  08:06  
  08:06 Powe Substitution replaced by James 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:56
[ATL 74-72]
 
  07:25 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:22 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:21 Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  07:19
[CLE 74-74]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (4 BLK)  07:03  
  07:02 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:50 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (2 ST) 
  06:43 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Horford Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:43
[ATL 75-74]
 
Horford Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:43
[ATL 76-74]
 
  06:28
[CLE 76-76]
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Horford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (1 BLK)  06:04  
  06:04 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:04  
  06:04 Jamison Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  05:45
[CLE 78-76]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  05:06 James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST) 
  05:06 Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:06  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:52  
Smith Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:52  
  04:33
[CLE 81-76]
James 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  04:33  
Horford Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:07 Hickson Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
  03:54 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:53  
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:13) 
  03:23
[CLE 84-76]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:22  
  03:08 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:08  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:08  
  03:06 Hickson Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  02:44 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK) 
  02:44 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  02:44 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  02:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Hickson Rebound (Off:7 Def:8) 
  02:12 Hickson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Smith (3 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:09  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  02:04  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Hickson Rebound (Off:7 Def:9) 
  01:34
[CLE 86-76]
James Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:34  
Crawford Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  01:30  
  01:27
[CLE 88-76]
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
James Violation:Defensive Goaltending  01:13  
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:13
[ATL 78-88]
 
  00:49.5 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:49.0 Team Rebound 
  00:49.0 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  00:49.0 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Moon 
Williams Substitution replaced by Bibby  00:49.0  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:41.8
[ATL 81-88]
 
Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:32.4  
  00:32.4
[CLE 89-81]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:32.4
[CLE 90-81]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Bibby Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:25.6  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bibby (3 AST)  00:22.3
[ATL 83-90]
 
Bibby Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:20.5  
  00:20.5
[CLE 91-83]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:20.5
[CLE 92-83]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Horford Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST)  00:09.6
[ATL 85-92]
 
  00:09.6 Hickson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Horford Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  00:09.6
[ATL 86-92]
 
Bibby Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:09.0  
  00:09.0 West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:09.0 Team Rebound 
  00:09.0
[CLE 93-86]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Crawford Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:04.3
[ATL 88-93]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National 8:00 pm ET
-- FSO Local 8:00 pm ET
canada -- TSN2 national 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ATL
2nd Southeast
53
29
7-3
34-7
19-22
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
ATL
Johnson 20.9
Horford 9.9
Johnson 5.7
Smith 2.4
Smith 1.8
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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