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LeBron, Cavs appear to be just fine after Game 1 victory


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday May 1, 2010 11:52PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- The good news for Cleveland began when it was discovered LeBron James would shoot his free throws right-handed.

It got even better when Mo Williams decided, sometime in the middle of the third quarter, that perhaps Rajon Rondo shouldn't be the only noteworthy point guard on the floor.

Other than that, things were shaky for the Cavaliers for much of their 101-93 victory Saturday night over visiting Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals. The Celtics and their vaunted defense had plenty to do with that, yet somehow, someway, the team with the league's best record and back-to-back league MVP emerged.

Game 2 is Monday in Cleveland (8 p.m., TNT).

Entering the game, there were all kinds of questions, and maybe a few concerns, regarding James' right elbow -- which ached so badly that he shot his final free throw of the first round with his left hand. An MRI revealed nothing more than a strain and a bruise, but no one was sure how it would hold up against the physical Celtics.

But 35 points, seven rebounds and seven assists later, it appears James and his elbow are just fine. He also drained eight of his first nine foul shots, finishing 8-for-11 on the night.

"I think his elbow's fine," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "I'm pretty sure of it, actually."

Rivers and the Celtics are also likely pretty sure that the Cavs are more than James, especially after watching Williams suddenly spring to life in the third quarter.

Williams finished with 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting. After watching Rondo do his best Oscar Robertson imitation for the majority of the first half, Williams finally seemed to have seen enough in the third quarter.

It all started with the Cavs trailing 69-60 and five minutes to go. That's when Williams dribbled down the middle of the lane on a fast-break and dunked right over top of Celtics forward Paul Pierce.

There was talk among the media that it may have been Williams' first slam as a Cav, and if that's the case, it was good enough. Because after that, Williams stuck to jump shots.

He hit a 15-footer following the dunk, then a floater in the key following a basket by Boston's Kevin Garnett. In case all that wasn't enough, Williams buried a pair of free throws a minute or so later.

By the time he was finished, the Celtics still led 73-68 with 3:10 left in the third -- but it was clear the wheels were coming off. And by the time the fourth quarter started, the Cavs had taken a 79-78 lead.

"It was big play," Williams said of the dunk, which started a 43-24 run to close the game. "Anything uncharacteristic that happens always sparks energy. I thought [Pierce] would block a layup."

Then Williams smiled.

"I realized I was a little high in the air," he said. "So I thought I might try [to dunk] it."

James too was impressed.

"This being Mo's second postseason, I think last year really helped him become more comfortable this year," James said. "It's great when you can sit back and watch your teammates take over."

Anyone who watched the first half probably never thought a Cleveland lead would have been possible.

The Celtics were cool, calm and appeared ultra-confident. The Cavs looked timid, lost.

Boston accomplished exactly what it had hoped in the first half. Namely, the Celtics bent their knees, shuffled their feet and forced the Cavs into a miserable 42 percent shooting in taking a 54-43 lead. The Celtics shot 55 percent themselves, gaining a 34-22 advantage in the paint.

And no one was more magnificent than Rondo during the first two quarters. He made all but one of his first eight shots, including a 3-pointer just before the first-quarter buzzer, to score 21 of his 27 points. He also compiled eight assists in the first half (finishing with 12).

Meanwhile, James, Antawn Jamison and Shaquille O'Neal combined to make just two of their 13 shots. Jamison and O'Neal had just two points between them at halftime, rocking the rim to the tune of 1-for-8 shooting.

But O'Neal (11 points) reclaimed the paint in the second half, with the Cavs suddenly find ways to contain Rondo, particularly near the rim.

After this back-and-forth was complete, the Cavs and Celtics were deadlocked at 90-all with five minutes left.

The teams exchanged a few baskets, with James knocking down a floater to make it 96-93 with 1:45 to go. Forty seconds later, O'Neal followed in his own miss (well, actually two misses) to make it 98-93. The Celtics turned it over on their next possession, and James capped the scoring with a 3-pointer at the 22-second mark.

Kevin Garnett 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, burying big jumper after big jumper that seemed like they would have put the Cavs away for good. Ray Allen scored 14 points, and Paul Pierce finished with 13, but went just 5-for-17 from the floor.

J.J. Hickson added 11 points for the Cavs.

Celtics
Cavaliers
     
    • 44.4%

    • 48.7%

    • 25.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 81.0%

    • 67.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CLE
Total Rebounds 8 9
Offensive Rebounds 12 11
Turnovers 16 10
Fast Break Pts: 15 16
Biggest Lead: 11 8
Points in the Paint: 52 54
BOS CLE
p Rondo   27 James   35
rb Perkins   11 Jamison   9
a Rondo   12 James   7
s Pierce   3 James   3
b Garnett   3 2 players   2
 
  • 10/27 - BOS @ CLE
  • 11/30 - BOS @ CLE
  • 01/25 - CLE @ BOS
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 39:05 5-17 1-6 2-2 -14 2 0 2 3 3 3 4 0 1 13
K. Garnett F 38:31 9-20 0-0 0-0 -6 2 8 10 4 3 2 2 3 1 18
K. Perkins C 32:04 4-7 0-0 1-2 -3 5 6 11 0 3 0 2 2 2 9
R. Allen G 44:15 6-14 2-7 0-0 -9 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 14
R. Rondo G 42:05 7-10 1-1 12-14 +1 0 6 6 12 4 0 3 0 0 27
G. Davis   11:47 2-5 0-0 1-2 -9 2 2 4 0 5 0 3 0 1 5
R. Wallace   13:06 1-5 0-1 0-0 -1 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 2
T. Allen   13:43 2-2 0-0 1-1 -7 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 5
M. Finley   03:27 0-1 0-1 0-0 +6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Daniels   01:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-81 4-16 17-21   12 29 41 20 25 6 16 6 5 93
  44.4% 25.0% 81.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 16
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 43:12 12-24 3-6 8-11 +7 2 5 7 7 1 3 2 2 2 35
A. Jamison F 36:51 2-6 0-1 3-6 +11 1 8 9 0 4 1 2 2 0 7
S. O'Neal C 19:52 4-12 0-0 3-4 +1 3 1 4 0 5 0 1 0 0 11
A. Parker G 25:33 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 1 2
M. Williams G 39:40 8-14 0-3 4-5 +23 0 5 5 6 3 1 1 0 1 20
Z. Ilgauskas   05:09 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. West   27:26 4-6 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 2 1 0 3 0 1 8
A. Varejao   21:44 1-4 0-0 2-2 +3 4 2 6 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
J. Moon   08:41 1-1 1-1 0-0 -5 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Hickson   11:52 5-7 0-0 1-3 +5 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 11
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-78 4-12 21-31   11 30 41 18 17 8 10 5 6 101
  48.7% 33.3% 67.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11

inactive

  • Celtics: Gaffney, Lafayette, Scalabrine
  • Cavaliers: Green, Powe, Telfair

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Allen
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #32 Eddie F. Rush, #22 Bill Spooner, #23 Jason Phillips
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:34
Boston Celtics (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Garnett (James gains possession)
  11:46
[CLE 2-0]
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:31
[BOS 2-2]
 
  11:23 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Pierce Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:17
[BOS 4-2]
 
  11:06 Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:53 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Pierce Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:49  
  10:32 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:31  
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:21 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:01 O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:59  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:50 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:45
[CLE 4-4]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:33 Jamison Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:20  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  09:12
[BOS 6-4]
 
  08:53 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:52 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:52 O'Neal Tip Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  08:44  
  08:39
[CLE 6-6]
James Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:12  
  08:12
[CLE 7-6]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:12 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:11  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis  08:11  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:49  
Pierce Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:49
[BOS 8-7]
 
  07:31 James Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:29  
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  07:19
[BOS 10-7]
 
  06:59
[CLE 9-10]
Jamison Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  06:49
[BOS 12-9]
 
  06:34 Williams Running Bank shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:31  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:16 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Davis Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:06  
  06:06
[CLE 10-12]
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:06 Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:05  
Davis Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  05:51  
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:36 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:36 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:23 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Davis Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:19  
  05:19 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  05:06 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:05  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:57 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:51
[CLE 12-12]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Allen Running Bank shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:24 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:13 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:11  
Rondo Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:58
[BOS 14-12]
 
  03:42 Jamison Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:40  
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  03:29  
Davis Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:26  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Wallace  03:26  
Davis Substitution replaced by Allen  03:26  
  03:26 Jamison Substitution replaced by West 
  03:26 Williams Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  03:26
[CLE 13-14]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:26
[CLE 14-14]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Garnett Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  03:13
[BOS 16-14]
 
  02:52 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:50 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:50 Varejao Tip Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:49  
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:29
[BOS 18-14]
 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:15  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:15  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Perkins  02:15  
  02:15
[CLE 15-18]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:15 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:14  
  02:00 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:00
[BOS 19-15]
 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:00  
  01:58 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:35 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  01:35 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
Allen Substitution replaced by Finley  01:35  
Wallace Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  01:23
[BOS 21-15]
 
  01:09 James Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:08 Varejao Tip Shot: Missed 
Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:07  
  00:57.2 Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:57.2
[BOS 22-15]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:57.2
[BOS 23-15]
 
  00:40.9
[CLE 18-23]
Moon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:29.6  
  00:16.9 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:15.3  
Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  00:13.7  
Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:10.3  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Allen  00:10.3  
  00:10.3
[CLE 19-23]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce  00:10.3  
  00:10.3 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Parker 
  00:10.3
[CLE 20-23]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:00.1
[BOS 26-20]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  11:46
[BOS 27-20]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  11:46
[BOS 28-20]
 
Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:32  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Pierce  11:32  
  11:22 O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:20  
  11:13 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  11:13 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  11:13
[BOS 29-20]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  11:13
[BOS 30-20]
 
  10:55 Hickson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  10:55 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:34 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:30 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:30  
Finley Substitution replaced by Allen  10:30  
  10:30 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:12 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:59  
  09:59 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:59 Team Rebound 
  09:59 Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:57 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:45 Jamison Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  09:44 Team Rebound 
  09:36
[CLE 22-30]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wallace Layup Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Wallace Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:09  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett  09:09  
  09:01
[CLE 24-30]
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:40
[CLE 26-30]
West Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:32  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis  08:32  
Allen Substitution replaced by Rondo  08:32  
Davis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  08:16
[BOS 32-26]
 
  07:54
[CLE 28-32]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Davis Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:54  
Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins  07:54  
  07:54
[CLE 29-32]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:32  
Pierce Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:29  
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:25
[BOS 34-29]
 
  07:12 West Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  07:12  
  07:12 Williams Substitution replaced by James 
Hickson Violation:Defensive Goaltending  06:57  
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  06:57
[BOS 36-29]
 
  06:36
[CLE 31-36]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:21
[BOS 38-31]
 
  06:08
[CLE 33-38]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  05:53
[BOS 40-33]
 
  05:45 West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  05:38
[BOS 42-33]
 
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:37 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
  05:26 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:24  
Garnett Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:13  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:13  
  04:51 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK) 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:49  
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jamison (1 ST)  04:43  
  04:35
[CLE 35-42]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Garnett Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  04:15
[BOS 44-35]
 
  04:04
[CLE 37-44]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:04  
  04:04
[CLE 38-44]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Rondo Running Bank shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:48
[BOS 46-38]
 
  03:36 West Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST) 
Rondo Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  03:32  
Rondo Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:32  
Allen Technical  03:32  
  03:32 Williams Free Throw Technical Missed 
  03:32 Team Rebound 
  03:05 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:05  
Garnett Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:45  
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:42  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:39 Team Rebound 
  02:39 Timeout : Official 
  02:39 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  02:22 James Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:22 James Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  02:09
[BOS 48-38]
 
Pierce Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:57  
  01:57 Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:57 Team Rebound 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels  01:57  
  01:57
[CLE 39-48]
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (1 BLK)  01:43  
  01:41 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:22
[CLE 41-48]
West Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:05
[BOS 50-41]
 
  00:40.9 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:39.8  
  00:30.2 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:30.2
[BOS 51-41]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:30.2
[BOS 52-41]
 
  00:18.8
[CLE 43-52]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:00.3  
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:00.0
[BOS 54-43]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (2 BLK)  11:43  
  11:40 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:36
[CLE 45-54]
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:11
[BOS 56-45]
 
Garnett Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:56  
  10:53 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:52  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:42 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:35
[CLE 47-56]
O'Neal Driving Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:15 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:04  
  10:04
[CLE 48-56]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:04
[CLE 49-56]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:54 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  09:42  
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:39  
  09:39
[CLE 50-56]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  09:39
[CLE 51-56]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  09:28
[BOS 58-51]
 
  09:11 O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:08  
  09:03 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  09:03
[BOS 59-51]
 
  09:03 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  09:03
[BOS 60-51]
 
  08:54
[CLE 53-60]
Williams Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:44 Jamison Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  08:44
[BOS 61-53]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:44  
  08:42 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:28
[CLE 55-61]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (3 ST)  08:03  
  07:55 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK) 
Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:53  
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:47 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:38 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (3 ST) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed  07:33  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:32  
Garnett Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:32
[BOS 63-55]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  07:32  
  07:20 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:19  
  07:19 Jamison Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
Perkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  07:00  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  06:45
[BOS 66-55]
 
  06:20
[CLE 58-66]
James 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  06:03
[BOS 69-58]
 
Rondo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:52  
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:37  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  05:23  
  05:16
[CLE 60-69]
Williams Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST)  04:59  
  04:46
[CLE 62-69]
Williams Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:46  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  04:46  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  04:31
[BOS 71-62]
 
  04:17
[CLE 64-71]
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Team Rebound 
  03:51
[CLE 66-71]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:25
[BOS 73-66]
 
Rondo Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:12  
  03:12
[CLE 67-73]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:12
[CLE 68-73]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:55  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen  02:55  
  02:55 Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:55 Team Rebound 
  02:55
[CLE 69-73]
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:37 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:37  
  02:37
[CLE 70-73]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:37
[CLE 71-73]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST)  02:20
[BOS 75-71]
 
  02:20 Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis  02:20  
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:20
[BOS 76-71]
 
  02:05 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:00
[CLE 73-76]
Jamison Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  01:47  
  01:47 Jamison Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  01:34
[CLE 75-76]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:06  
Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  01:01  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:57.9  
Allen Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:57.9
[BOS 78-75]
 
  00:50.9 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:49.9 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  00:35.9
[CLE 77-78]
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:12.2 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:00.0
[CLE 79-78]
James Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:41  
  11:37 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:37
[BOS 79-79]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:18 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:17  
Davis Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  11:11
[BOS 81-79]
 
  10:46
[CLE 81-81]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Davis Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  10:29  
  10:29 Hickson Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  10:29 Parker Substitution replaced by Williams 
Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:17  
  10:17
[CLE 82-81]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  10:17
[CLE 83-81]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  09:58  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:57  
Davis Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  09:57  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett  09:57  
  09:33
[CLE 85-81]
James Jump Hook Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  09:14  
  09:13 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:50 James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK) 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:49  
  08:46 Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:46  
Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce  08:46  
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  08:46
[BOS 82-85]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  08:46
[BOS 83-85]
 
  08:31
[CLE 87-83]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:06 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:59 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (3 BLK) 
  07:57 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Davis Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  07:56  
Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins  07:56  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  07:56  
  07:56 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jamison 
  07:56 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:56 Team Rebound 
  07:56 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  07:53  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  07:40
[BOS 86-87]
 
  07:24 West Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
Team Rebound  07:12  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Team Rebound 
Perkins Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:53  
  06:45 Jamison Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  06:45 Jamison Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:07
[CLE 90-86]
James 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST)  05:51
[BOS 88-90]
 
  05:25 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:24  
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  05:11
[BOS 90-90]
 
  05:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:46
[CLE 92-90]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  04:30 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:30  
Team Rebound  04:30  
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  04:30
[BOS 91-92]
 
  04:08 O'Neal Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:06  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:53 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  03:26 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:25 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:25
[CLE 94-91]
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK)  03:00  
Team Rebound  03:00  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:00  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:56  
Team Rebound  02:55  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  02:45  
Garnett Putback Layup Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:43 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:30 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:29 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:21 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:20  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST)  02:16
[BOS 93-94]
 
  01:48
[CLE 96-93]
James Running Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
Perkins Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  01:28  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  01:02 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:02 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:02 O'Neal Tip Shot: Missed 
  01:02 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:02
[CLE 98-93]
O'Neal Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:02  
  01:02 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Moon 
  01:02 Williams Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Perkins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:41.4  
  00:41.4 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:22.9
[CLE 101-93]
James 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:22.0  
  00:22.0 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Finley  00:22.0  
  00:22.0 Jamison Substitution replaced by Parker 
Finley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:09.9 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa TNT National 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
Cavaliers Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .485 .449
FT% .720 .752
Points 102.1 95.2
Rebounds 42.5 38.3
Assists 22.4 19.3
Steals 6.9 6.8
Blocks 5.2 5.3
3-Point % .381 .276
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Celtics Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .483 .470
FT% .746 .720
Points 99.2 100.5
Rebounds 38.6 39.8
Assists 23.5 23.0
Steals 8.5 7.7
Blocks 4.9 5.2
3-Point % .348 .316
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Gibson, Daniel 18:40 1-5 1-4 2-2 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 5
Hickson, J.J. 56:44 11-17 0-0 7-12 0 7 7 1 6 0 5 0 2 29
Ilgauskas, Zydrunas 34:23 3-8 0-0 1-1 1 2 3 1 7 0 1 5 0 7
James, LeBron 254:43 51-114 7-26 52-70 9 47 56 43 12 13 27 8 8 161
Jamison, Antawn 199:29 27-64 3-16 14-21 9 35 44 6 20 4 9 5 5 71
Moon, Jamario 42:33 4-8 1-4 2-3 1 5 6 3 2 2 0 0 0 11
O'Neal, Shaquille 140:11 29-56 0-0 23-35 12 18 30 6 22 1 10 6 3 81
Parker, Anthony 198:42 17-34 11-21 5-6 1 14 15 7 13 7 7 2 2 50
Powe, Leon 8:42 1-4 0-0 3-4 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 5
Varejao, Anderson 128:51 11-24 0-1 15-17 11 24 35 4 19 6 6 4 3 37
West, Delonte 131:14 11-29 0-6 12-13 3 7 10 11 8 4 14 2 4 34
Williams, Jawad 1:14 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Williams, Mo 224:35 27-66 4-19 22-26 2 19 21 33 21 4 12 0 2 80
Boston Celtics (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Allen, Ray 231:12 34-80 12-37 14-15 4 16 20 14 17 6 8 2 2 94
Allen, Tony 119:21 17-30 0-3 16-22 6 13 19 6 17 8 7 4 2 50
Daniels, Marquis 17:41 2-6 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
Davis, Glen 93:23 11-25 0-1 15-24 9 8 17 2 16 3 7 2 5 37
Finley, Michael 27:58 1-6 1-5 0-0 0 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 3
Garnett, Kevin 205:21 50-96 0-1 13-13 8 40 48 13 20 3 8 5 7 113
Perkins, Kendrick 156:30 14-22 0-0 12-22 11 31 42 4 25 1 6 14 4 40
Pierce, Paul 208:20 29-84 8-26 15-19 8 20 28 22 20 7 15 1 7 81
Robinson, Nate 16:04 3-10 2-4 3-4 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 11
Rondo, Rajon 251:20 46-85 3-9 29-44 8 30 38 71 20 11 22 0 4 124
Wallace, Rasheed 102:09 13-27 5-11 6-8 0 14 14 1 22 4 2 3 0 37
Williams, Shelden 10:43 3-3 0-0 3-4 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 9

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