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Cavs put questions to rest, drop Bulls in playoff opener


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday April 17, 2010 7:48PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- By the middle of the first quarter, Cleveland answered any doubts about rust, injuries or how well Antawn Jamison would play alongside Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Shaquille O'Neal.

But none of that should be a big surprise. After all, this is how teams with championship aspirations are supposed to open the playoffs.

Final score: Cleveland 96, visiting Chicago 83, to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 series lead on Saturday.

The Cavs' offense looked as cohesive as ever, their defense as suffocating as it had been at any time during the regular season. Their rebounding, in particular, was outstanding.

So much for the fans' nervousness over LeBron James (24 points, five assists) resting for the final four regular season games, or how O'Neal (12 points, five rebounds) would fare after missing nearly two months with a surgically repaired thumb.

For most of the afternoon, the Cavs were determined, sharp and largely unconcerned.

"This is what it's all about," said Jamison, who finished with 15 points and a game-high 10 boards in his first playoff game as a Cavalier. "We're in a position to be very successful. The crowd is pulling for us and we're having fun. I'm just happy to be in this situation."

On top of playing team basketball in the truest sense and hustling after every loose ball and rebound (finishing with a resounding 50-31 rebounding edge), the Cavs displayed depth and balance, with no one player attempting more than 15 field goals.

The Bulls, on the other hand, were content to let point guard Derrick Rose do the majority of the heavy lifting. He scored a game-high 28, but needed 26 shots to do it. Forward Luol Deng (4-for-11) was the only other Bull to attempt more than 10.

But the return of O'Neal, and the Cavs' dominance near the basket, were really the stories of this game.

"Tonight was a night where we could see all the hard work that [O'Neal] has put in the past 6-8 weeks," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "He's been working his tail off to get ready for this."

O'Neal often talks about his 17 years in the league, how there are few things he hasn't seen or done on the court. What he doesn't say is how, even at the age of 38, he can pull off the occasional pleasant surprise. Like when he spun away from spry Bulls big man Joakim Noah on the baseline for a quick two-handed slam.

Or how he also held his ground when Noah came charging toward him with the ball near the basket. Noah, clearly, got the worst of it on that play, too.

"Noah is a valuable piece for them, and he has to go to sleep worrying about what he will do with Shaq on Monday [in Game 2]," said Cavs point guard Mo Williams. "When Shaq gets that basketball, he can dictate the game."

Williams wasn't too bad himself, scoring 19 points and passing for 10 assists.

Then, of course, there was James, who O'Neal referred to as the "unanimous MVP" after the game.

James never forced a thing, and really only felt the need to take over briefly, after the Bulls had cut a 22-point deficit to seven late in the game.

"Quite frankly, I'm impressed that a guy who's so young has the know-how to keep everybody together," O'Neal said of the 25-year-old James. "I said earlier in the season that I'm one of those CEOs who has been hired as a consultant. This is LeBron's corporation."

And after one playoff game, it's a corporation that appears to be well on its way to becoming a Fortune 500 company. Or at least, a basketball team that has a very good shot to accomplish some very good things.

That said, the Bulls have no plans to concede anything at this point. No less than O'Neal admitted the Cavs "have our hands full with a young and energetic team."

Still, the Bulls also realize they have to improve in a number of areas (read: defense and rebounding) if they are to make this a series.

"We'll make our adjustments, but we're gonna have to do a lot better job of rebounding the ball to get out in the open court and get some easy ones," said Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro. "We'll have to do a better job with our tempo and picking our spots."

Rose added that things could be different in Game 2.

"We can't wait to play again; I know I can't," he said. "It's going to be a fun series. This is something I live for. I think about it every day, every minute of the day, playing against the best team in the NBA and one of the best players in the NBA."

The Cavs shot 46 percent (39-for-84) on the day, compared to 42 percent (37-for-87) for the Bulls -- who attempted just seven 3-pointers and made only one.

Bulls
Cavaliers
     
    • 42.5%

    • 46.4%

    • 14.3%

    • 26.1%

    • 72.7%

    • 70.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI CLE
Total Rebounds 8 7
Offensive Rebounds 7 13
Turnovers 14 18
Fast Break Pts: 15 14
Biggest Lead: 3 22
Points in the Paint: 26 42
CHI CLE
p Rose   28 James   24
rb 2 players   8 Varejao   15
a Rose   10 Williams   10
s Hinrich   4 2 players   2
b Noah   3 James   4
 
  • 12/08 - CHI @ CLE
  • 01/01 - CLE @ CHI
  • 01/22 - CLE @ CHI
  • 04/08 - CHI @ CLE
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 38:44 5-15 0-0 2-5 -10 3 3 6 0 3 3 2 1 4 12
T. Gibson F 32:45 4-10 0-0 0-0 -9 2 3 5 0 3 1 1 0 1 8
J. Noah C-F 35:08 4-9 0-0 2-2 -9 0 8 8 3 5 3 3 3 1 10
K. Hinrich G 44:01 4-10 0-2 0-0 -11 1 7 8 3 1 4 0 0 0 8
D. Rose G 43:17 13-28 0-2 2-2 -14 1 6 7 10 3 1 7 0 5 28
B. Miller   21:51 2-4 0-0 0-0 -11 0 2 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 4
R. Murray   10:46 3-6 1-3 2-2 -1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
H. Warrick   08:38 2-4 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
C. Richard   01:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Pargo   02:33 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Johnson   00:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Law DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-87 1-7 8-11   7 31 38 19 19 12 14 4 12 83
  42.5% 14.3% 72.7%   team rebs: 8 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 40:14 9-19 0-1 6-7 +19 0 6 6 5 2 1 3 4 2 24
A. Jamison F 32:27 7-14 1-4 0-0 +15 1 9 10 0 3 1 3 3 0 15
S. O'Neal C 24:31 5-9 0-0 2-5 +6 3 2 5 4 2 0 3 3 1 12
A. Parker G 30:54 3-8 1-6 2-3 +13 0 2 2 4 1 0 3 0 0 9
M. Williams G 38:29 8-14 3-7 0-0 +14 1 3 4 10 4 1 5 1 0 19
A. Varejao   31:34 3-7 0-0 2-2 +3 4 11 15 0 1 2 1 1 1 8
D. West   23:34 2-7 0-3 0-0 -1 1 3 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 4
Z. Ilgauskas   09:02 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
J. Moon   07:15 1-2 1-2 0-0 -4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
D. Gibson   00:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hickson   00:40 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Williams   00:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 39-84 6-23 12-17   13 37 50 27 15 7 18 12 4 96
  46.4% 26.1% 70.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 18

inactive

  • Bulls: Alexander, Brown, Kurz
  • Cavaliers: Green, Powe, Telfair

technical fouls

  • Bulls: Miller
  • Cavaliers: James

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #32 Eddie F. Rush, #26 Bob Delaney, #67 John Goble
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:23
Chicago Bulls (41-42) Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Noah (Williams gains possession)
  11:41 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:40  
Noah Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:24  
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  11:13
[CHI 2-0]
 
  11:00
[CLE 2-2]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:33 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:30  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:24 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:17 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK) 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:15  
Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:11  
  09:58 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (2 BLK) 
Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:56  
Noah Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  09:53
[CHI 4-2]
 
  09:32 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:31 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:25
[CLE 5-4]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:07
[CHI 6-5]
 
  08:50 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
Rose Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:42
[CHI 8-5]
 
  08:26 O'Neal Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:59 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:58  
Noah Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:36
[CLE 8-8]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Noah Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:17
[CLE 10-8]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Hinrich Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:17  
  07:17
[CLE 11-8]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50 O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Deng (1 ST) 
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  06:42  
  06:38 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  06:32  
  06:31 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:26 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:25 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:21
[CLE 13-8]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:16  
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:08 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:08 James Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:08 James Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jamison (1 ST)  05:52  
  05:49 Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:45  
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST)  05:43
[CHI 10-13]
 
Noah Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:24  
Noah Substitution replaced by Miller  05:24  
  05:11
[CLE 15-10]
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:11  
  05:11
[CLE 16-10]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:45
[CLE 18-10]
O'Neal Turnaround Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Miller Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  04:36  
Miller Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:36  
  04:36 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  04:27 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:26  
Gibson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:23  
Gibson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:23  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah  04:23  
  04:13
[CLE 20-10]
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Rose Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  04:01  
  03:51
[CLE 22-10]
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST)  03:35
[CHI 12-22]
 
  03:20
[CLE 24-12]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  03:16  
  03:10 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:09 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:03
[CLE 26-12]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Rose Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:48
[CHI 14-26]
 
  02:32
[CLE 28-14]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Rose Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:23 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rose Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:23  
  02:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:23 Jamison Substitution replaced by West 
  02:23 Parker Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  02:23 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
  01:59 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:58 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:50
[CLE 30-14]
James Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  01:27
[CHI 16-30]
 
  01:02
[CLE 32-16]
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  00:47.8
[CHI 18-32]
 
  00:21.9 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:19.9 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:11.9 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:10.9  
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.5 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (41-42) Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Deng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST)  11:48
[CHI 20-32]
 
  11:27
[CLE 34-20]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST) 
Murray 3pt Shot: Missed  11:13  
Team Rebound  11:12  
  11:12 Jamison Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  11:08  
  10:52
[CLE 36-20]
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:38 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:34 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Deng Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:19
[CHI 22-36]
 
  10:19 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:19  
  10:18 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:57
[CLE 38-22]
Varejao Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
  09:50 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich  09:50  
Murray Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:50
[CHI 23-38]
 
Deng Substitution replaced by Warrick  09:50  
Murray Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:50
[CHI 24-38]
 
  09:38 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:37  
Murray Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:22
[CHI 26-38]
 
  09:06 Jamison Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:06 Jamison Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  09:06 Jamison Substitution replaced by James 
Murray 3pt Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:49 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:48  
Murray Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:40 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:27
[CLE 40-26]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Noah Layup Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:58  
  07:58 Double Technical - James, Miller 
  07:58 Timeout : Official 
  07:58
[CLE 41-26]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:58
[CLE 42-26]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Warrick Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:27 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:26 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:21 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:20  
Warrick Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:04
[CHI 28-42]
 
  06:47
[CLE 44-28]
James Running Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Warrick Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:31 Team Rebound 
Noah Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:31  
Murray Substitution replaced by Rose  06:31  
Miller Substitution replaced by Gibson  06:31  
  06:31 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  06:31 Williams Substitution replaced by Parker 
  06:12 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:11 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:07
[CLE 46-28]
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Rose Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
Team Rebound  05:51  
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Warrick Substitution replaced by Deng  05:51  
Rose Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:37 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Noah Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:25  
Noah Substitution replaced by Miller  05:25  
  05:24 Parker Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:24 Parker Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Gibson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:57 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Gibson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:48  
  04:39 O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:35  
Gibson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  04:29  
  04:26 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:20 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:17  
Rose Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:15
[CHI 30-46]
 
  03:59 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:59 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Warrick  03:59  
  03:59 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jamison 
  03:59 West Substitution replaced by Williams 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST)  03:48
[CHI 32-46]
 
  03:27
[CLE 48-32]
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST)  03:19
[CHI 34-48]
 
Deng Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:11  
  03:11 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:11 Team Rebound 
  03:11
[CLE 49-34]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:58 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Rose Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:54  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
  02:54 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  02:54
[CLE 50-34]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS) 
  02:54 Parker Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  02:54 Team Rebound 
  02:54
[CLE 51-34]
Parker Free Throw 3 of 3 (4 PTS) 
Warrick Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST)  02:39
[CHI 36-51]
 
  02:20 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:19  
  02:01 Jamison Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:46 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hinrich (2 ST) 
  01:42 James Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:42  
Team Rebound  01:42  
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:42
[CHI 37-51]
 
  01:22
[CLE 53-37]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Hinrich Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:03 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:57.2  
  00:57.2
[CLE 54-37]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Richard  00:57.2  
  00:57.2 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Richard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:56.8  
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:43.6
[CHI 39-54]
 
  00:40.3
[CLE 56-39]
James Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST)  00:31.9
[CHI 41-56]
 
  00:17.9 Varejao Hook Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:15.9  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.3 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (41-42) Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gibson Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:40
[CHI 43-56]
 
  11:12
[CLE 59-43]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Team Rebound 
  10:18
[CLE 62-43]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Noah Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:03
[CHI 45-62]
 
  09:48
[CLE 64-45]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  09:35  
  09:30
[CLE 66-45]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:29  
  09:14 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:14  
Team Rebound  09:14  
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:14
[CHI 46-66]
 
  09:03 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:02  
Noah Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK)  08:51  
  08:51 Team Rebound 
  08:37
[CLE 68-46]
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Rose Layup Shot: Missed  08:28  
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:27  
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST)  08:20
[CHI 48-68]
 
  08:00 Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Noah (1 ST) 
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:34 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hinrich (3 ST) 
  07:34 Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  07:21 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:21
[CHI 49-68]
 
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:21
[CHI 50-68]
 
  07:09 Jamison Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:07  
Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK)  07:03  
  07:00 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:56 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Deng (2 ST) 
Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (3 BLK)  06:38  
Team Rebound  06:38  
  06:38 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (3 BLK)  06:32  
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:30  
Deng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (1 BLK)  06:27  
  06:24 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:20 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:19 Team Rebound 
  06:08 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noah (3 BLK) 
  06:06 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  06:03 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:03  
  06:03 Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  05:43  
  05:41 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:35 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Deng (1 BLK) 
  05:33 Jump Ball Jamison vs Hinrich (Gibson gains possession) 
Team Rebound  05:33  
Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  05:10  
  05:08 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  05:06 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Deng (3 ST) 
Deng Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:04  
Deng Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:04  
  04:51 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:50  
Rose Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:29
[CHI 52-68]
 
  04:04 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Noah (2 ST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Noah (3 AST)  03:57
[CHI 54-68]
 
  03:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:56 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  03:39 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:38  
Varejao Violation:Kicked Ball  03:27  
Rose Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:19
[CHI 56-68]
 
  03:13 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hinrich (4 ST) 
Noah Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  03:07  
  02:50 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  02:48  
Rose Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:35
[CHI 58-68]
 
  02:09 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:07 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:55 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:54  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  01:25
[CLE 70-58]
James Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (4 BLK)  01:18  
  01:17 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  01:10
[CLE 72-58]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Deng Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:10  
  01:10 Jamison Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  01:10
[CLE 73-58]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Rose Running Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:57.8
[CHI 60-73]
 
  00:33.8 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:32.8  
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:West (2 ST)  00:27.8  
  00:01.6 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:00.5  
End of 3rd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (41-42) Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:37  
Deng Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rose (8 AST)  11:28
[CHI 62-73]
 
  11:04 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Noah (3 ST) 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:49
[CHI 64-73]
 
  10:29
[CLE 76-64]
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST) 
Noah Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST)  10:13
[CHI 66-76]
 
  09:52 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:50 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:50 O'Neal Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:47 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
Noah Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:41  
Deng Substitution replaced by Murray  09:41  
Noah Substitution replaced by Pargo  09:41  
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Miller  09:41  
  09:28 O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Murray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:26  
Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST)  09:14  
  08:58
[CLE 78-66]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (4 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  08:32 Timeout : Official 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Hinrich  08:32  
Rose Substitution replaced by Noah  08:32  
  08:20 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:19  
Murray 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:09
[CHI 69-78]
 
Noah Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  07:48  
  07:48 Moon Substitution replaced by James 
  07:48 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:48 Team Rebound 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson  07:48  
  07:48 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Pargo Substitution replaced by Rose  07:48  
  07:48 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:47  
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Murray (1 AST)  07:25
[CHI 71-78]
 
  06:59
[CLE 80-71]
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
  06:46 West Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:46 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  06:27 Varejao Dunk Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:24  
Murray Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rose (9 AST)  06:21
[CHI 73-80]
 
  05:53
[CLE 82-73]
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (9 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (10 AST)  05:36
[CHI 75-82]
 
  05:19
[CLE 84-75]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (2 BLK)  05:04  
Team Rebound  05:04  
  05:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
Murray Substitution replaced by Deng  05:04  
Rose Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (7 TO)  05:03  
  04:47
[CLE 86-75]
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (10 AST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:26  
Gibson Tip Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:23 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  04:21 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  04:03
[CHI 77-86]
 
  03:43 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:26  
  03:26
[CLE 87-77]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:26 West Substitution replaced by Parker 
  03:26
[CLE 88-77]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:11 Williams Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  03:11
[CHI 78-88]
 
Miller Substitution replaced by Noah  03:11  
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  03:11
[CHI 79-88]
 
  02:54 Jamison Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:51  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (3 BLK)  02:31  
  02:29 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:29
[CLE 90-79]
James Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Rose Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:29  
  02:29
[CLE 91-79]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Noah Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (3 AST)  02:11
[CHI 81-91]
 
  01:53
[CLE 94-81]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Rose Running Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  01:42
[CHI 83-94]
 
  01:28
[CLE 96-83]
James Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:28  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
  01:14 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:05 James Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  01:02  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Hinrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:47.5  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  00:40.8  
Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:40.1  
  00:39.8 Jamison Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Pargo  00:39.8  
Rose Substitution replaced by Murray  00:39.8  
Noah Substitution replaced by Richard  00:39.8  
Deng Substitution replaced by Johnson  00:39.8  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Warrick  00:39.8  
  00:39.8 James Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  00:39.8 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:39.8 Williams Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  00:39.8 Varejao Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:39.8 Jamison Substitution replaced by West 
Pargo Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.9 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:11.9 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:10.5 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ABC National 3:00 pm ET
canada TSN national 3:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
Bulls Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .451 .439
FT% .754 .798
Points 97.5 97.0
Rebounds 44.5 41.0
Assists 20.8 19.0
Steals 6.5 5.8
Blocks 5.8 3.0
3-Point % .330 .296
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Cavaliers Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .485 .491
FT% .720 .724
Points 102.1 106.2
Rebounds 42.5 41.4
Assists 22.4 23.2
Steals 6.9 5.2
Blocks 5.2 8.2
3-Point % .381 .403
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 5
Chicago Bulls (1-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Brown, Devin 2:15 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Deng, Luol 202:35 37-80 1-12 19-26 8 17 25 7 15 7 3 4 8 94
Gibson, Taj 144:37 16-38 0-0 6-11 9 26 35 3 17 1 2 4 4 38
Hinrich, Kirk 196:26 22-52 8-16 10-14 1 21 22 20 14 7 2 0 1 62
Johnson, James 19:55 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 11 0 2 0 1 0
Miller, Brad 92:41 10-27 0-4 7-7 3 15 18 4 16 0 7 0 4 27
Murray, Ronald 97:24 15-37 4-12 8-8 4 9 13 10 3 2 1 0 1 42
Noah, Joakim 188:09 28-53 0-0 18-19 20 45 65 13 20 8 15 7 7 74
Pargo, Jannero 7:31 1-5 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
Richard, Chris 5:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rose, Derrick 212:27 57-125 2-6 18-22 4 13 17 36 8 4 13 0 13 134
Warrick, Hakim 30:58 2-11 0-1 5-6 3 2 5 0 3 0 2 0 1 9
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Gibson, Daniel 4:06 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Hickson, J.J. 22:22 3-5 0-0 4-4 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 10
Ilgauskas, Zydrunas 34:11 2-5 0-0 1-2 6 2 8 2 3 0 0 2 0 5
James, LeBron 205:12 55-97 13-24 36-50 6 40 46 41 11 6 15 12 5 159
Jamison, Antawn 175:12 37-73 7-23 16-20 7 30 37 8 18 3 9 6 4 97
Moon, Jamario 70:36 10-16 7-12 0-0 1 9 10 2 6 2 0 5 0 27
O'Neal, Shaquille 103:02 19-37 0-0 8-12 9 22 31 9 19 1 14 7 1 46
Parker, Anthony 132:12 13-30 9-23 6-9 0 11 11 7 3 2 4 1 0 41
Varejao, Anderson 126:24 9-24 0-0 8-14 11 25 36 3 19 5 6 5 1 26
West, Delonte 137:28 17-38 3-13 3-3 3 8 11 18 8 5 5 1 3 40
Williams, Jawad 2:55 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Williams, Mo 186:21 25-61 13-33 15-20 1 12 13 26 14 2 11 2 1 78

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