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LeBron, Cavs hand Celtics 'embarrassing' Game 3 loss


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday May 8, 2010 12:03AM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- For the first two games in this series, the Boston Celtics were playing as well as they possibly could while the Cleveland Cavaliers meandered about, nowhere near their maximum capacity.

And yet the Cavaliers still won a game and almost recovered from a 20-point second-half deficit in another.

Friday, we saw what happens when Cleveland plays to its ability and Boston does anything less: the worst home playoff loss in Celtics history, 124-95.

"It's embarrassing," Paul Pierce said, "when you lose at home like that."

With their recovery from a Game 2 letdown and subsequent evisceration of the Celtics, the Cavaliers have regained home-court advantage, every simile for momentum and now lead the series 2-1.

"In Game 2, we just didn't play well in every aspect of the game," Antawn Jamison said. "We knew what happened [then] was behind us."

In fairness, the Cavaliers played well beyond their ability, putting up obscene offensive numbers such as 142 points per 100 possessions and nearly 60 percent shooting. But that efficiency was a byproduct of Cleveland's aggressiveness out of the chute, a change of face in a series that had seen Boston lead after the first quarter in both instances. An attitude that started with LeBron James (38 points, eight rebounds, seven assists).

"You knew it coming into the game," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "We told our guys, 'You knew he was going to grab the ball and he was going to attack all game, especially early, to get his guys involved.' And he did it."

"It was great to see LeBron set the tone from the jump ball and everybody else followed," Cavaliers coach Mike Brown said.

In the first quarter, James had 21 points on 10 shots with five free-throw attempts. By halftime, he had 28 of his team's 65 -- only needing two threes -- and amazingly, the Celtics had just five defensive rebounds, the smallest after the first half since Kevin Garnett has been in Boston. While this was more of an account of how often Cleveland was scoring than how Boston was rebounding, the Cavaliers still grabbed seven offensive boards.

In other words, the Cavaliers missed 15 shots in the first half and gained an extra possession after seven of those, leaving Boston just eight opportunities to get into their offense without taking the ball out of bounds.

While Boston's scoring total was manageable in a low-possession game, the Cavaliers allowed nothing approaching comfort by making the Celtics change what they needed to succeed. After Rajon Rondo looked like the best player in the series through two games, the Cavaliers put Anthony Parker on him from the start, hindering Rondo in the backcourt, pressuring him into uncomfortable passes and generally ignoring him when the ball wasn't in his hands.

The resulting situation was one where Rondo was scoring -- 12 points on 13 shots in the first half -- because he had to score, and shoot from the perimeter, for Boston to survive rather than one where he could score because the opportunities were present.

"We did a good job making him shoot jumpshots tonight," J.J. Hickson said. "He wants to get in the lane and make plays. We made it uncomfortable for him."

And the opportunities for Rondo weren't present because his teammates either weren't drawing the defense by producing or weren't on the court long enough to produce at all.

Paul Pierce, largely absent for most of the series, shot 3-for-10 in the first half and was stopped at the top of the key by outsized players like Mo Williams. Some early whistles discouraged Boston's big men from setting their usual brand of moving screens, making it more difficult for Ray Allen (1-for-5 in the half) to get open coming off the baseline. But worst of all, after two games spent abusing Jamison in the post, Garnett took just two shots in the first seven minutes before picking up his second foul and taking a seat.

"Offensively we didn't have a lot of movement," Rivers said, "didn't go to Kevin enough. We've got to make a concerted effort to continue to go to Kevin, and we didn't do that."

So, with no driving lanes available to Rondo and no post-presence to feed the ball to, Boston scored four points in the paint in the first quarter, fell behind by 19 and watched helplessly as the Cavaliers picked apart their world-class defense.

Sure, it was impressive that Cleveland came out with a taste for blood in the second half, kept the crowd to fidgeting and booing and had Rivers waving the white flag midway through the fourth quarter, but how much of a chance did Boston, ever inconsistent, have after being down 22 at the half?

Well, the Celtics have not come back from a 20-points deficit in the second-half in 2010. Not at home. Not in the playoffs. And certainly not against the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers
Celtics
     
    • 59.5%

    • 42.7%

    • 41.7%

    • 23.5%

    • 91.2%

    • 72.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE BOS
Total Rebounds 9 4
Offensive Rebounds 11 14
Turnovers 12 7
Fast Break Pts: 7 5
Biggest Lead: 35 0
Points in the Paint: 50 32
CLE BOS
p James   38 Garnett   19
rb Jamison   12 Rondo   5
a 2 players   7 Rondo   8
s 3 players   1 3 players   1
b James   2 Perkins   3
 
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Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 39:16 14-22 2-3 8-9 +30 2 6 8 7 1 1 1 2 1 38
A. Jamison F 29:22 7-15 0-2 6-7 +27 5 7 12 2 4 1 1 0 3 20
S. O'Neal C 22:45 5-7 0-0 2-2 +22 2 7 9 2 3 0 2 0 1 12
A. Parker G 34:12 4-4 3-3 0-0 +24 0 0 0 2 4 0 3 0 0 11
M. Williams G 33:46 4-8 0-1 4-4 +20 0 3 3 7 2 0 0 0 0 12
A. Varejao   17:26 2-3 0-0 2-2 +11 1 3 4 0 5 0 0 1 0 6
D. West   29:27 5-7 0-1 4-4 +15 0 3 3 3 2 1 4 1 0 14
J. Moon   07:38 0-1 0-1 0-0 +3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hickson   16:02 2-3 0-0 1-2 -3 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
D. Gibson   05:03 0-1 0-1 2-2 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
L. Powe   05:03 1-3 0-0 2-2 -2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
Z. Ilgauskas DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 44-74 5-12 31-34   11 34 45 25 24 3 12 4 6 124
  59.5% 41.7% 91.2%   team rebs: 9 total to: 12
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 35:32 4-15 1-5 2-5 -26 1 3 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 11
K. Garnett F 30:30 8-11 0-0 3-3 -20 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 19
K. Perkins C 21:28 2-2 0-0 1-3 -19 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 3 0 5
R. Allen G 35:19 2-9 0-1 3-3 -27 2 1 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 7
R. Rondo G 35:24 9-17 0-3 0-0 -28 3 2 5 8 3 1 3 0 0 18
G. Davis   18:09 1-5 0-1 3-4 -11 2 0 2 1 4 0 1 0 2 5
R. Wallace   14:40 1-2 0-0 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
T. Allen   17:40 3-5 0-0 4-5 -9 2 1 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 10
M. Finley   06:29 1-2 1-2 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
N. Robinson   12:30 3-10 2-4 3-4 +2 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 11
M. Daniels   06:38 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Williams   05:41 1-1 0-0 2-2 +2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Total   240 35-82 4-17 21-29   14 16 30 20 22 3 7 6 4 95
  42.7% 23.5% 72.4%   team rebs: 4 total to: 7

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Celtics: Garnett

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #41 Ken Mauer, #58 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:32
Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21) Boston Celtics (50-33)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs O'Neal (Williams gains possession)
O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:31 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:30  
  11:07 Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:07
[CLE 1-0]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:07
[CLE 2-0]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:59  
  10:46 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:45  
James Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:37  
O'Neal Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:34
[CLE 4-0]
 
  10:15 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:14  
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  10:04
[CLE 6-0]
 
  09:50
[BOS 2-6]
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:36
[CLE 8-2]
 
  09:17
[BOS 4-8]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:58  
  08:47
[BOS 6-8]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:31  
Jamison Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:29
[CLE 10-6]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:09  
  08:09
[BOS 7-10]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:09
[BOS 8-10]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:59  
  07:51 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:50  
Parker Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  07:44  
  07:30 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:30  
James Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:20  
  07:06 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:05 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:04 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:02  
  06:59 Perkins Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) 
James Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:59
[CLE 11-8]
 
James Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  06:59
[CLE 12-8]
 
James Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:50
[CLE 14-8]
 
  06:25 Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:24  
James Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  06:10
[CLE 16-8]
 
  05:55 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:54  
  05:44 Perkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:44 Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:44
[CLE 17-8]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:44
[CLE 18-8]
 
  05:21 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:20  
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK)  05:11  
Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:11  
  05:11 Garnett Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:11 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:11
[CLE 19-8]
 
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:11
[CLE 20-8]
 
  05:06 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:56
[BOS 10-20]
Rondo Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Jamison Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  04:31
[CLE 22-10]
 
  04:14
[BOS 12-22]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
  03:54 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  03:54  
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:54  
Team Rebound  03:54  
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:54
[CLE 23-12]
 
  03:39 Davis Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:39 Davis Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
James Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  03:29
[CLE 25-12]
 
Parker Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  03:15  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:15  
  03:15 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
  03:15
[BOS 13-25]
Allen Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  03:08
[BOS 15-25]
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:52
[CLE 27-15]
 
  02:35 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:34  
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:19 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:18  
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  02:07  
  02:02 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  02:00 Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:00  
Parker Substitution replaced by Moon  02:00  
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:00
[CLE 28-15]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:00
[CLE 29-15]
 
West Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:48  
  01:34 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:33  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:19
[CLE 31-15]
 
  01:19 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  01:19 Rondo Substitution replaced by Finley 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  01:19
[CLE 32-15]
 
  01:06 Wallace Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
  01:04 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:52.9 Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jamison (1 ST) 
James Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST)  00:47.2
[CLE 34-15]
 
  00:27.9 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:26.4  
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  00:18.5
[CLE 36-15]
 
Jamison Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:03.0  
  00:03.0
[BOS 16-36]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Moon Substitution replaced by Williams  00:03.0  
  00:03.0
[BOS 17-36]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21) Boston Celtics (50-33)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Varejao Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:47  
  11:47 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:47 Team Rebound 
  11:47
[BOS 18-36]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:28
[BOS 21-36]
Finley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  11:06
[CLE 39-21]
 
  10:40 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:38  
  10:33 Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  10:33 Allen Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:33
[CLE 40-21]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:33
[CLE 41-21]
 
  10:20
[BOS 23-41]
Rondo Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
West Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:00  
West Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:00  
  09:51
[BOS 25-41]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  09:27
[CLE 43-25]
 
  09:08 Jump Ball Davis vs James 
  09:08 James Violation:Jump Ball 
  09:08 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  09:02 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:33
[BOS 27-43]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:15
[CLE 45-27]
 
  07:58 Finley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:57  
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:41  
Hickson Running Hook Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:59 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:58  
  06:50 Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  06:50  
  06:50 Finley Substitution replaced by Allen 
  06:50 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal  06:50  
James Substitution replaced by Parker  06:50  
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:50  
Team Rebound  06:50  
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:50
[CLE 46-27]
 
  06:32
[BOS 29-46]
Garnett Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  06:15
[CLE 48-29]
 
  05:59
[BOS 31-48]
Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  05:34
[CLE 50-31]
 
  05:23
[BOS 33-50]
Garnett Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:59
[CLE 52-33]
 
  04:42
[BOS 35-52]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST)  04:19
[CLE 55-35]
 
  03:56 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:55 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:53 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:51  
West Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:47  
  03:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Substitution replaced by James  03:47  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Jamison  03:47  
  03:31
[BOS 37-55]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
O'Neal Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST)  03:15
[CLE 57-37]
 
  02:57
[BOS 39-57]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:32  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:30  
James Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  02:29
[CLE 59-39]
 
  02:15
[BOS 41-59]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:15  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:15  
  02:15 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  02:14  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  01:56
[CLE 61-41]
 
  01:31 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:30  
Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK)  01:19  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:17  
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  01:16
[CLE 63-41]
 
  00:50.9 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:49.9  
Jamison Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  00:38.9
[CLE 65-41]
 
  00:38.9 Team Timeout : Short 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:38.9  
West Substitution replaced by Williams  00:38.9  
  00:16.9 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:15.9 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:10.7
[BOS 43-65]
Perkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  00:06.9  
Team Rebound  00:06.4  
Team Timeout : Short  00:06.4  
  00:06.4 Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis 
  00:06.4 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:00.9  
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21) Boston Celtics (50-33)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:46 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:46
[BOS 45-65]
Perkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:46  
  11:46 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  11:46  
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  11:27
[CLE 67-45]
 
  11:14
[BOS 47-67]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:59
[CLE 69-47]
 
  10:59 Perkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  10:59
[CLE 70-47]
 
  10:36 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:36  
James 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  10:25
[CLE 73-47]
 
  10:08 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:07  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:52 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:49 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
O'Neal Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  09:35  
O'Neal Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:35  
  09:18
[BOS 49-73]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed  08:59  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:58  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK)  08:56  
  08:54 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Jamison Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:49  
  08:49 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:49 Team Rebound 
  08:49
[BOS 50-73]
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jamison (2 AST)  08:36
[CLE 75-50]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:27  
  08:10
[BOS 52-75]
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:31 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
James Jump Shot: Made (33 PTS)  07:10
[CLE 77-52]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:00  
  06:48
[BOS 54-77]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Jamison Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:29
[CLE 79-54]
 
  06:10 Jamison Violation:Kicked Ball 
Jamison Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:06  
  06:06
[BOS 55-79]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:06 Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:05  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:55
[CLE 81-55]
 
  05:28
[BOS 58-81]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  05:09
[CLE 84-58]
 
  04:57 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:56  
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (3 BLK)  04:38  
Jamison Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  04:37  
Jamison Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:34
[CLE 86-58]
 
  04:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:12 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:11  
James Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  03:58
[CLE 88-58]
 
  03:46
[BOS 60-88]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  03:32 Rondo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:32 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  03:32 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  03:32  
Jamison Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:22  
  03:22 Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  03:04
[BOS 62-88]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
  02:51 Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  02:51  
West Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  02:45
[CLE 90-62]
 
  02:25
[BOS 65-90]
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
  02:02 Robinson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:02 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  01:52  
Jamison Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  01:51  
  01:51 Davis Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:51
[CLE 91-65]
 
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:51
[CLE 92-65]
 
Varejao Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:42  
  01:42
[BOS 66-92]
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:42
[BOS 67-92]
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  01:19
[CLE 94-67]
 
  00:58.9 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:57.7  
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:40.9
[CLE 96-67]
 
  00:20.6
[BOS 70-96]
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (62-21) Boston Celtics (50-33)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
James Jump Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:34 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:25 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:24  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:13
[CLE 98-70]
 
  11:13 Team Timeout : Short 
  11:13 Davis Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  11:13 Wallace Substitution replaced by Allen 
  11:13 Allen Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  11:05 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:04 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Varejao Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:03  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Parker  11:03  
  10:45 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:44  
West Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST)  10:32  
  10:28 Robinson Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
  10:27 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:22 Robinson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:22 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Parker Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:22  
  10:22
[BOS 71-98]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  10:22
[BOS 72-98]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:55 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK) 
  09:53 Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:52
[BOS 74-98]
Rondo Putback Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:52  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  09:52  
  09:28 Rondo Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS)  09:28
[CLE 99-74]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (37 PTS)  09:28
[CLE 100-74]
 
  09:14 James Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  09:14
[BOS 76-100]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:14  
  09:14
[BOS 77-100]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  08:49
[CLE 103-77]
 
  08:36 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
  08:34 Robinson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (38 PTS)  08:34
[CLE 104-77]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Varejao Foul : Personal (5 PF)  08:33  
  08:33 Garnett Technical 
Williams Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  08:33
[CLE 105-77]
 
  08:33 Robinson Substitution replaced by Allen 
  08:18 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:18 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Parker Foul : Personal (4 PF)  08:10  
  08:10 Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:10 Team Rebound 
  08:10
[BOS 78-105]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:39 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:37 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:29
[BOS 80-105]
Allen Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST)  07:14
[CLE 107-80]
 
  06:58 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:57  
  06:38 Garnett Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Jamison  06:38  
  06:38 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
  06:38 Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:38
[CLE 108-80]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:38
[CLE 109-80]
 
  06:24
[BOS 82-109]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:24  
  06:24
[BOS 83-109]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:08
[CLE 111-83]
 
  05:55 Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:54  
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  05:41
[CLE 113-83]
 
  05:41 Daniels Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:41  
  05:41 Pierce Substitution replaced by Williams 
  05:41 Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson 
James Substitution replaced by Moon  05:41  
Parker Substitution replaced by Hickson  05:41  
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  05:41
[CLE 114-83]
 
  05:27 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  05:26  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:10
[CLE 116-83]
 
Jamison Foul : Personal (4 PF)  05:03  
Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson  05:03  
Jamison Substitution replaced by Powe  05:03  
  05:03
[BOS 84-116]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:03
[BOS 85-116]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:45  
Powe Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:42  
West 3pt Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:25 Daniels Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:24 Daniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:21 Daniels Jump Shot: Missed 
Powe Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:21  
  04:06 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:06
[CLE 117-85]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:06
[CLE 118-85]
 
  03:43 Davis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:42  
Hickson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:41  
  03:26
[BOS 87-118]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
Powe Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  03:05
[CLE 120-87]
 
  02:51 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:50  
Powe Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK)  02:43  
  02:41 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:35 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:33  
  02:22 Davis Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:22
[CLE 121-87]
 
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:22
[CLE 122-87]
 
  02:09
[BOS 89-122]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  01:50  
  01:44 Robinson Layup Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:43  
Powe Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Daniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Powe Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:20  
  01:20
[BOS 90-122]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:20
[BOS 91-122]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Moon 3pt Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:57.7 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:52.6  
  00:52.6
[BOS 92-122]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:52.6 Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:52.4 Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:45.6
[BOS 94-122]
Robinson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST) 
  00:29.4 Davis Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:29.4
[CLE 123-94]
 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:29.4
[CLE 124-94]
 
Gibson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:21.2  
  00:21.2 Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:21.2 Team Rebound 
  00:21.2
[BOS 95-124]
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National 7:00 pm ET
canada RTV national 7:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
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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