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LeBron headlines in Game 4 win at United Center


By Paul Ladewski, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday April 25, 2010 7:48PM

CHICAGO (NBA.com exclusive) -- The United Center will forever be known as The House that Jordan Built perhaps, but on Sunday afternoon, the new best number 23 rented it out for two memorable hours.

In a performance that could only be described as Michael Jordanesque in nature, LeBron James carried the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 121-98 rout that left the Chicago Bulls on the brink of elimination in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

The Cavaliers lead the best-of-seven affair, 3-1, and they can put the Bulls and the series to bed in Cleveland on Tuesday night.

James finished with 37 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, one blocked shot and one prediction.

"We're going home to win the series," he said to anyone within earshot en route to the locker room afterward. "This will be the last time you'll see us in Chicago."

After the way that James played at both ends of the court, nobody was heard to argue with him.

"LeBron had a terrific game with the triple-double, but he really set the tone defensively," said head coach Mike Brown, whose team shot 53 percent in the field. "He was terrific for us on the weak side. He was great on the ball. He talked defense the whole game. That is who we are and who we want to be, especially at this time of the year."

"I felt good today," James said. "I was really focused on this particular game, because it was the most important game of the season for us. I kind of wanted to force my will (on it) today."

For good measure, James calmly flushed a 34-footer to beat the buzzer at the close of the third period.

Before it was over, many of the 23,058 witnesses undoubtedly had a few Jordan flashbacks along the way.

"I'm not into any comparisons," Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal told one media member when asked to compare the two superstars. "That's what you guys do. I'm not that talented."

At the outset, James made a concerted effort to get teammates involved, namely O'Neal, who had been almost invisible in the second game. The big guy scored four early points before he picked up his customary second foul midway through the period.

James didn't attempt his second shot until nearly five minutes into the game, but it wasn't long before he began to get warm.

The Cavaliers took the lead on a James 3-pointer with 3:36 left in the second period. The shot triggered a decisive 18-7 run in which James scored nine points himself. Some of the abuse came at the expense of rookie forward James Johnson, whom Bulls head coach Vinny Del Negro inserted into the game 31 seconds later.

"That's a tough situation to be put in at the end of the half against the best player in the world," Bulls center Joakim Noah said. "Give him a break."

By halftime, James had scored 17 points on only 14 total shots. He also had seven rebounds, six assists, one steal and one blocked shot in 20 minutes.

A few thousand Cavaliers fans that made the trek from the Cleveland area started chants of "M-V-P! M-V-P!" at one point.

It seemed that only one person wasn't thoroughly impressed.

"He's a very good player," said Noah, who made known his dislike for anything Cleveland before the series.

Like Jordan in his pre-championship days, the Bulls have morphed into guard Derrick Rose and his supporting cast already. Except that Rose doesn't have a Scottie Pippen to ride shotgun yet.

The Cavaliers made an effort to funnel Rose to the outside. On the eve of the game, Brown informed guard Anthony Parker that Rose would be his primary assignment. At 6-foot-6, Parker presented more of a challenge for Rose at the perimeter.

While Rose took his best shot -- he scored 21 points on 9 of 20 in the field -- he didn't get much help this time. Noah (21) and Luol Deng (16) were the only other Bulls players to score more than 11 points.

Noah also had 20 rebounds to become the first player to record a 20-20 game in Bulls playoff history.

"We got to win (Game 5)," Rose said. "We have to at least give a challenge. We have got to play with a lot of energy and play together and attack the whole game."

Guard Kirk Hinrich was held to 10 points, 18 fewer than he had in the last previous game. He connected on only 3-of-13 field goal attempts.

"We weren't very tough mentally today," Noah said. "We played good basketball, then all of a sudden, we collapsed. We're a young team. We have got to learn from this. But when things don't go our way, we can't put our heads down."

Meanwhile, James had plenty of accomplices, forward Antawn Jamison and guard Mo Williams in particular.

In a departure from Game 3, in which Jamison didn't force the issue, he scored 24 points in the role of "the X factor," as James called him. The veteran forward was especially effective in the third quarter, when he scored a dozen points. Williams contributed 21 points.

Then again, the way that James played on this day, all Brown had to do was pencil him in the line-up and stay out the way. Last week James promised that he would step up his game in the playoffs.

Hey, 'Bron, how's it goin' so far?

"You tell me," said James, a killer grin on his face.

Cavaliers
Bulls
     
    • 53.2%

    • 37.4%

    • 48.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 73.5%

    • 81.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE CHI
Total Rebounds 9 10
Offensive Rebounds 5 17
Turnovers 11 12
Fast Break Pts: 12 23
Biggest Lead: 29 4
Points in the Paint: 40 34
CLE CHI
p James   37 2 players   21
rb James   12 Noah   20
a James   11 Rose   5
s James   2 2 players   1
b 2 players   2 Gibson   1
 
  • 12/08 - CHI @ CLE
  • 01/01 - CLE @ CHI
  • 01/22 - CLE @ CHI
  • 04/08 - CHI @ CLE
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 36:24 11-17 6-9 9-10 +29 0 12 12 11 3 2 2 1 0 37
A. Jamison F 37:17 9-16 1-3 5-7 +33 2 5 7 2 3 0 0 2 1 24
S. O'Neal C 17:01 3-7 0-0 0-0 +5 1 6 7 0 5 0 2 1 0 6
A. Parker G 30:05 4-7 2-3 2-3 +26 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 12
M. Williams G 33:55 6-10 3-6 4-6 +23 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 19
A. Varejao   19:26 1-4 0-0 1-4 +14 1 2 3 0 3 1 1 2 0 3
D. West   26:05 3-8 0-2 0-0 +1 0 2 2 3 3 0 2 0 0 6
J. Moon   13:28 1-3 0-1 0-0 -9 0 3 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 2
J. Hickson   17:12 3-4 0-0 4-4 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 10
D. Gibson   03:26 1-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Z. Ilgauskas   03:26 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Williams   02:15 0-1 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 42-79 12-25 25-34   5 36 41 21 26 6 11 7 1 121
  53.2% 48.0% 73.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11
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 35:16 7-17 0-3 2-2 -22 2 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 16
T. Gibson F 21:01 1-4 0-0 2-4 -10 3 4 7 0 4 0 0 1 0 4
J. Noah C-F 36:18 7-12 0-0 7-8 -23 7 13 20 1 2 0 4 0 2 21
K. Hinrich G 34:02 3-13 2-3 2-2 -24 0 4 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 10
D. Rose G 40:25 9-20 0-0 3-4 -27 1 2 3 5 1 0 3 0 1 21
B. Miller   19:25 2-8 0-1 3-3 -12 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 0 1 7
R. Murray   20:32 3-7 1-1 4-4 -1 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 11
H. Warrick   13:28 0-4 0-1 3-4 0 2 1 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 3
J. Johnson   08:54 0-1 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 0
J. Pargo   04:58 1-4 1-2 0-0 +2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
C. Richard   03:26 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Brown   02:15 1-1 0-0 0-1 +3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total   240 34-91 4-12 26-32   17 32 49 14 24 2 12 1 7 98
  37.4% 33.3% 81.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 14

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: Varejao
  • Bulls: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #9 Derrick Stafford, #24 Mike Callahan
  • Attendance: 23058
  • Duration: 2:34
Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21) Chicago Bulls (41-42)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Noah vs O'Neal (Rose gains possession)
  11:46 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:44  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:28 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:13
[CHI 2-0]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST)  10:48
[CLE 2-2]
 
  10:24 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:23  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST)  10:18  
  10:14
[CHI 4-2]
Deng Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:02  
  09:59 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:52 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:50  
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  09:43
[CLE 5-4]
 
  09:28 Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (1 BLK) 
  09:28 Team Rebound 
  09:20
[CHI 6-5]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  09:06
[CLE 7-6]
 
  08:55 Noah Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:55  
  08:55 Gibson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:45
[CLE 9-6]
 
  08:29
[CHI 8-9]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST) 
  08:18 Hinrich Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:18  
Team Rebound  08:18  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:18
[CLE 10-8]
 
  08:00 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:58 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:54 Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:38 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:25 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:23  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:15 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:09 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:07  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  06:59 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:49
[CHI 10-10]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:09
[CHI 12-10]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:51 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:45  
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:45 Noah Substitution replaced by Miller 
  05:45
[CHI 13-10]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:45
[CHI 14-10]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:28  
O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:28  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:28  
  05:13 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:11  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  05:05
[CLE 12-14]
 
  04:49 Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
  04:49 Team Rebound 
  04:44 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:42  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  04:34
[CLE 15-14]
 
  04:15 Miller Layup Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:14  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  03:51
[CLE 18-14]
 
Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:38  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:38  
  03:35 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:13 Miller Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:10  
  02:59 Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
  02:59 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Murray 
  02:59 Miller Substitution replaced by Noah 
  02:48 Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:48  
Team Rebound  02:48  
  02:48 Gibson Substitution replaced by Warrick 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:48  
  02:46 Murray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:29 Warrick Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
  02:19 Noah Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Parker Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  02:19
[CLE 19-14]
 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:03 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:55 Warrick Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:50
[CHI 16-19]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST) 
James Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:36
[CLE 21-16]
 
  01:36 Warrick Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  01:36  
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:36
[CLE 22-16]
 
  01:20
[CHI 18-22]
Murray Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:59.4  
  00:59.4 Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:59.4 Team Rebound 
  00:59.4 Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Williams  00:59.4  
  00:59.4
[CHI 19-22]
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
James Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:52.0
[CLE 24-19]
 
Moon Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:41.3  
  00:41.3
[CHI 20-24]
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:41.3
[CHI 21-24]
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Moon 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:27.9 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:08.9 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:06.9 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:06.9 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:04.8 Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:02.9 Warrick Layup Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21) Chicago Bulls (41-42)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:36 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  11:25 Noah Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:25 Noah Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  11:25 Deng Substitution replaced by Rose 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:05 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:01  
  11:01
[CHI 22-24]
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  11:01
[CHI 23-24]
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:49 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:44 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:42 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  10:42 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:39  
Hickson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  10:32
[CLE 26-23]
 
  10:17 Murray Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:15  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:10
[CLE 28-23]
 
  10:01 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Hickson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:43 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:37
[CHI 25-28]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
  09:34 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Hickson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:22  
Hickson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:22  
  09:10 Noah Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:57  
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:48
[CLE 30-25]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:44  
  08:44 Timeout : Regular 
  08:40
[CHI 27-30]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST) 
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:18
[CLE 32-27]
 
  08:03
[CHI 30-32]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Murray (1 AST) 
  07:57 Noah Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:57  
Team Rebound  07:57  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by James  07:57  
  07:57 Noah Substitution replaced by Deng 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:57
[CLE 33-30]
 
Moon Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:46  
  07:46 Murray Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Moon Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:41  
Moon Substitution replaced by Parker  07:41  
  07:31 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:29 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:27
[CHI 32-33]
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:19 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
West Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:18  
  07:18
[CHI 33-33]
Hinrich Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  07:18  
Williams Substitution replaced by Jamison  07:18  
  07:18
[CHI 34-33]
Hinrich Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:55  
  06:44 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:42  
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:34  
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:34  
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:34
[CLE 35-34]
 
  06:34 Gibson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  06:34 Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah 
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Team Rebound 
Jamison Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:23  
  06:23
[CHI 35-35]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:23
[CHI 36-35]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
West 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:11 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:05
[CHI 39-35]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:53
[CLE 37-39]
 
  05:32 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:30 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:28
[CHI 41-37]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:12
[CLE 40-41]
 
  05:06
[CHI 43-40]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  04:53 Noah Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
  04:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Free Throw Technical Missed  04:53  
Team Rebound  04:53  
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  04:41
[CLE 42-43]
 
  04:21 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:19  
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  04:12
[CLE 44-43]
 
  03:50
[CHI 45-44]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:36
[CLE 47-45]
 
  03:18 Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:08 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
West Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:05  
West Substitution replaced by Williams  03:05  
  03:05
[CHI 46-47]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:05 Miller Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  03:05 Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:04  
  02:53 Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
  02:42 Hinrich Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:42
[CLE 48-46]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:42  
Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:41  
Jamison Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:39
[CLE 50-46]
 
  02:25 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:23  
  02:18 Johnson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:18  
Team Rebound  02:18  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:18
[CLE 51-46]
 
  02:09 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  02:07  
  02:07 Rose Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:07
[CLE 52-46]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:07
[CLE 53-46]
 
  01:52
[CHI 48-53]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jamison Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  01:33
[CLE 55-48]
 
  01:33 Johnson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson  01:33  
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  01:33
[CLE 56-48]
 
  01:09 Deng Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  01:09 Team Rebound 
  01:09 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  00:51.6  
  00:51.6 Team Rebound 
Hickson Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:51.6  
  00:51.6
[CHI 49-56]
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:51.6 Johnson Substitution replaced by Warrick 
  00:51.6
[CHI 50-56]
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:40.9 Hinrich Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:40.9
[CLE 57-50]
 
  00:40.9 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Murray 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:40.9
[CLE 58-50]
 
  00:30.6 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  00:30.6 Warrick Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:30.6
[CLE 59-50]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:30.6
[CLE 60-50]
 
  00:10.4
[CHI 52-60]
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:01.0
[CLE 62-52]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21) Chicago Bulls (41-42)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
James Jump Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:45 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:30 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:29  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:23
[CLE 64-52]
 
  11:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  11:10 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:09  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  10:55
[CLE 67-52]
 
  10:32 Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
  10:32 Team Rebound 
  10:28 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
O'Neal Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  10:20  
O'Neal Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:20  
  10:09 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:07  
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:03  
  09:43 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  09:42  
James Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:40  
  09:32 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  09:30  
James Floating Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  09:23
[CLE 69-52]
 
James Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:12  
Jamison Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:01  
  09:01
[CHI 53-69]
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  09:01
[CHI 54-69]
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed  08:47  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:44  
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:42
[CLE 71-54]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:32  
  08:32
[CHI 55-71]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  08:32
[CHI 56-71]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:13
[CLE 73-56]
 
  08:13 Deng Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  08:13
[CLE 74-56]
 
  08:02
[CHI 58-74]
Rose Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Jamison Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  07:46
[CLE 76-58]
 
  07:23 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:21  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  07:15
[CLE 79-58]
 
  07:13 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:55 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:53 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  06:53
[CHI 60-79]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  06:37 Deng Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:37
[CLE 80-60]
 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  06:37  
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:37
[CLE 81-60]
 
  06:22 Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
  06:19 Hinrich Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  06:19
[CLE 82-60]
 
  06:19 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Murray 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  06:19
[CLE 83-60]
 
James Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:05  
  05:53 Deng Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:49 Deng Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:49 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:49  
  05:49 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:49 Team Rebound 
  05:49 Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:47 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  05:45
[CHI 62-83]
Noah Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  05:30 Gibson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:30  
Team Rebound  05:30  
  05:30 Gibson Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  05:30
[CLE 84-62]
 
  05:13 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:12  
  05:01 Johnson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:01
[CLE 85-62]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:01
[CLE 86-62]
 
  04:38
[CHI 64-86]
Murray Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:19 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:11) 
  04:15 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:12 Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:09
[CHI 66-86]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Murray (2 AST) 
  03:47 Johnson Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  03:47
[CLE 87-66]
 
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:47  
  03:47 Johnson Substitution replaced by Warrick 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  03:47
[CLE 88-66]
 
  03:35 Deng 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:33 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Jamison Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:33  
  03:33 Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:33 Team Rebound 
  03:33
[CHI 67-88]
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  03:14
[CLE 90-67]
 
  03:02 Murray Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:00  
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:44 Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:37 Deng Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:34 Murray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:26
[CHI 69-90]
Noah Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  02:05
[CLE 92-69]
 
  01:53
[CHI 71-92]
Noah Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
Jamison Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST)  01:35
[CLE 94-71]
 
  01:18
[CHI 73-94]
Noah Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST) 
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.5 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:12) 
  00:42.2 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:42.2 Noah Rebound (Off:6 Def:12) 
James Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:42.2  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:42.2  
  00:42.2 Deng Substitution replaced by Miller 
  00:42.2
[CHI 74-94]
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:42.2
[CHI 75-94]
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:22.3  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:22.3
[CLE 96-75]
 
Varejao Technical  00:22.3  
  00:22.3
[CHI 76-96]
Miller Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  00:04.9 Warrick 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:03.6  
James 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS)  00:01.0
[CLE 99-76]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21) Chicago Bulls (41-42)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:38  
  11:16 Miller Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:08  
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  10:57  
  10:57
[CHI 77-99]
Murray Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Hickson  10:57  
  10:57 Warrick Substitution replaced by Rose 
  10:57
[CHI 78-99]
Murray Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:40 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  10:26 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:24  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:00 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:55
[CHI 80-99]
Miller Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Murray (3 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:33 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:25 Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah 
Varejao Substitution replaced by James  09:25  
Moon Substitution replaced by Jamison  09:25  
  09:17 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  09:15  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST)  08:58
[CLE 102-80]
 
  08:44
[CHI 82-102]
Miller Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST) 
  08:24 Miller Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  08:24  
  08:24 Murray Substitution replaced by Deng 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:24
[CLE 103-82]
 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:24
[CLE 104-82]
 
  08:14
[CHI 84-104]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:59 Team Rebound 
  07:50 Deng 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  07:48  
James 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  07:33
[CLE 107-84]
 
  07:19 Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Noah Rebound (Off:7 Def:12) 
  07:17
[CHI 86-107]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
West 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:53 Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:50  
  06:34
[CHI 88-107]
Noah Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (34 PTS)  06:06
[CLE 110-88]
 
  05:55 Deng 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:53  
James 3pt Shot: Made (37 PTS) Assist: Jamison (2 AST)  05:36
[CLE 113-88]
 
  05:19 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  05:17  
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Noah Rebound (Off:7 Def:13) 
West Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:58  
  04:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Substitution replaced by Moon  04:58  
  04:58 Deng Substitution replaced by Pargo 
  04:58 Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  04:58 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Murray 
  04:58 Rose Substitution replaced by Warrick 
  04:58 Miller Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  04:49 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moon (1 ST) 
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  04:31  
  04:29 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:24 Pargo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (2 BLK) 
Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:22  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  04:02
[CLE 115-88]
 
  03:45 Murray Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:43  
West Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Murray (1 ST)  03:29  
Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:26  
Jamison Substitution replaced by Gibson  03:26  
Williams Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  03:26  
  03:26
[CHI 89-115]
Murray Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:26 Gibson Substitution replaced by Richard 
  03:26
[CHI 90-115]
Murray Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Gibson Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:10
[CLE 117-90]
 
  02:49 Murray Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK) 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:47  
Moon Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  02:32
[CLE 119-90]
 
  02:26
[CHI 93-119]
Murray 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:15  
West Substitution replaced by Williams  02:15  
  02:15 Murray Substitution replaced by Brown 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:04 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:56 Pargo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:54  
Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:33  
  01:22 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:20  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:10 Richard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:05 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:03  
Hickson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  00:49.1
[CLE 121-93]
 
  00:41.9 Warrick Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:41.9 Warrick Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Moon Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.8 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:22.1
[CHI 95-121]
Brown Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pargo (1 AST) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:22.1  
  00:22.1 Brown Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  00:19.9 Richard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:12.0
[CHI 98-121]
Pargo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ABC National 3:30 pm ET
canada RTV national 3:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8
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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