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Celtics take commanding lead as Cavs fold in crucial game


By Sam Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday May 12, 2010 12:24AM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- Three times Boston out-hustled Cleveland to secure an offensive rebound, and three times Celtics guard Ray Allen immediately followed with a 3-pointer.

In the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Celtics and Cavaliers, it's all just been a matter of who wants it more.

Right now, that honor belongs to the old pros from the one of the league's oldest franchises, as the visiting Celtics took a commanding 3-2 series lead with a 120-88 hammer job of the Cavs on Tuesday night.

Yes, it really is commanding, considering Game 6 is Thursday night -- in Boston. It's true that the Cavs already won there once in this series (Game 3), but it would be fair to wonder if they have the motivation to do it again. When it has meant the most, LeBron James and the Cavs have been playing their worst.

A lot of credit for that belongs to the Celtics, who just keep finding a way to not only win, but drive the point home. More than at any other time this season, they are displaying the passion, effort and all-around team play that resulted in a championship two seasons ago.

Not surprisingly, the men who led that previous run -- veterans such as Allen (25 points), Paul Pierce (21 points, 11 rebounds) and Kevin Garnett (18 points) -- are the same stars who are leading this one. Throw in point guard Rajon Rondo (16 points, seven assists), and some strong post play off the bench from Glen Davis (15 points), and these Celtics look every bit as good as the 2008 version.

That's especially true now that Pierce returned to form after four mostly off games. On Tuesday, he resembled his old self -- not only on offense, but in helping force LeBron James into a miserable 3-for-14 shooting performance and 15 measly points. That included zero field goals in the first half.

"The veterans are the key," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "The vets, they've been here before."

For the Celtics, nothing has been overly fancy, Rivers implied. It's just a more polished version of what they had been trying to do during the entire regular season.

"We were just sharing the ball, running our stuff," Rivers said. "We are who we are. We don't need anyone to play hero basketball. We have to be a team. We're good when we're a team."

That was on full display Tuesday, when the Celtics out-rebounded the Cavs (41-31), out-passed them (25-20 in assists) and took considerably better care of the ball (10 turnovers to the Cavs' 17).

And when it came to defending, it was a big no contest, as the Celtics shot a sizzling 55 percent, compared to a miserable 42 percent for the Cavs.

But even those numbers hardly tell how much of a blowout this really was, with Cavs fans loudly booing the home team midway through the third quarter. They only relented long enough to head for the exits much too early in the fourth.

James, who has been playing most of the playoffs with a strained elbow, wasn't the only Cavalier to struggle. Antawn Jamison, acquired in a late-season trade to help the Cavs win their first title, scored just nine points and didn't attempt a free throw. Also, starting point guard Mo Williams continued to labor, both in shooting the ball and in trying to defend Rondo.

"I missed a lot of open shots that I normally make," James said. "You don't see that out of me a lot so when it happens, it's a big surprise."

About the only good the Cavs could take out of this was the performance of Shaquille O'Neal (21 points, 7-for-11 shooting). That, and despite appearances, this series isn't actually over until someone wins four games.

Even Garnett knows that much.

"We cannot come back here," Garnett said. "We have to think this is our Game 7 coming up and we cannot afford to have the best team in the league have a Game 7 on their floor. Just not possible."

That said, James and the Cavs understand what they are up against. Winning twice on the other team's home floor in the same series isn't unachievable (the Celtics have proven that), it's just not exactly how you want to go about doing things.

"Our backs are against the wall," James said. "We've won on that floor before and we've got to get it done."

Celtics
Cavaliers
     
    • 55.0%

    • 41.2%

    • 53.3%

    • 33.3%

    • 70.6%

    • 79.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CLE
Total Rebounds 13 8
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Turnovers 10 17
Fast Break Pts: 11 10
Biggest Lead: 32 8
Points in the Paint: 44 30
BOS CLE
p Allen   25 O'Neal   21
rb Pierce   11 Varejao   8
a 2 players   7 James   7
s Pierce   2 5 players   1
b 2 players   2 2 players   4
 
  • 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 41:55 9-21 1-3 2-3 +33 1 10 11 7 3 2 1 0 4 21
K. Garnett F 32:16 8-14 0-0 2-2 +28 0 6 6 1 2 0 3 2 1 18
K. Perkins C 24:16 2-4 0-0 6-9 +17 2 5 7 1 5 0 1 2 0 10
R. Allen G 38:05 8-13 6-9 3-3 +23 1 2 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 25
R. Rondo G 37:46 7-12 1-1 1-3 +12 0 2 2 7 4 1 2 0 3 16
R. Wallace   13:20 0-1 0-1 0-0 +7 0 3 3 0 5 0 1 0 0 0
T. Allen   20:34 2-4 0-1 2-2 +14 2 1 3 2 2 1 2 0 1 6
G. Davis   20:38 4-7 0-0 7-10 +5 3 1 4 1 4 1 0 0 1 15
N. Robinson   02:54 0-0 0-0 0-0 +7 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Williams   04:22 2-2 0-0 1-2 +5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
M. Finley   01:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Daniels   02:50 2-2 0-0 0-0 +7 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Total   240 44-80 8-15 24-34   9 32 41 25 28 6 10 4 10 120
  55.0% 53.3% 70.6%   team rebs: 13 total to: 10
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 41:40 3-14 0-4 9-12 -22 1 5 6 7 3 1 3 0 0 15
A. Jamison F 31:24 4-10 1-2 0-0 -33 1 5 6 1 4 0 3 1 2 9
S. O'Neal C 26:31 7-11 0-0 7-10 -26 1 3 4 2 3 1 2 4 1 21
A. Parker G 39:54 5-9 2-5 2-2 -30 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 14
M. Williams G 34:08 3-8 1-2 2-2 -27 0 1 1 5 5 0 2 0 0 9
A. Varejao   16:50 1-3 0-0 3-3 +1 2 6 8 2 4 1 1 1 0 5
Z. Ilgauskas   14:21 2-5 0-0 1-1 +9 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 4 0 5
D. West   09:10 1-3 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
J. Moon   06:49 1-1 0-0 2-2 -8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
D. Gibson   12:23 1-3 1-2 0-0 -14 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
J. Hickson   04:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
L. Powe   02:50 0-1 0-0 1-2 -7 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1
Total   240 28-68 5-15 27-34   7 24 31 20 30 5 17 10 4 88
  41.2% 33.3% 79.4%   team rebs: 8 total to: 17

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Perkins, Rondo
  • Cavaliers: O'Neal, Williams

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #34 Marc Davis, #57 Greg Willard
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:46
Boston Celtics (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (61-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Perkins (Williams gains possession)
  11:37
[CLE 2-0]
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:09
[BOS 2-2]
 
  10:52 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:51  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:34 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:27
[CLE 4-2]
Jamison Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:15 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:58 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:56  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:48 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:39  
  09:39
[CLE 5-2]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:39
[CLE 6-2]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  09:25  
  09:22 Team Rebound 
  08:59 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:58  
Perkins Jump Hook Shot: Missed  08:41  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:38  
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:33
[BOS 4-6]
 
  08:18
[CLE 8-4]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:53
[BOS 6-8]
 
  07:41 O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (1 BLK)  07:29  
  07:26 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:25 Williams Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:10  
  06:54 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:53 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:48
[CLE 10-6]
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
  06:39 Jamison Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:23 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:23 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:23 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
  06:23 Team Rebound 
  06:22
[CLE 12-6]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:22  
  06:22
[CLE 13-6]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  06:12
[BOS 8-13]
 
  06:12 James Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  06:12
[BOS 9-13]
 
  05:50 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:48  
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:32
[BOS 11-13]
 
  05:12
[CLE 15-11]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:12  
  05:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  05:12  
  05:12
[CLE 16-11]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:52
[BOS 13-16]
 
  04:33 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:32  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  04:22
[BOS 15-16]
 
  04:02 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:01  
  03:41 Parker Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
  03:41 Jamison Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  03:41 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Allen Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  03:41
[BOS 16-16]
 
  03:37 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:37
[BOS 17-16]
 
  03:37 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:37
[BOS 18-16]
 
  03:14 Parker Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:12  
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:01 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48
[CLE 18-18]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:35 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:23
[CLE 21-18]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  02:14
[BOS 20-21]
 
  01:59 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:59  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Allen  01:59  
Allen Substitution replaced by Davis  01:59  
  01:59 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:44 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:38 Ilgauskas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Wallace Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:25  
Wallace Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:25  
  00:59.9 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:57.9  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moon (1 ST)  00:52.9  
  00:45.9 West Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:43.7 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:43.7 Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:40.9  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:40.8  
  00:16.9
[CLE 23-20]
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:03.7 Moon Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Davis Substitution replaced by Allen  00:03.7  
  00:03.7 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Parker 
Allen Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:03.7  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (61-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Allen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  11:44  
  11:42 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:25  
  11:25
[CLE 24-20]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  11:25  
  11:25
[CLE 25-20]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  11:16 Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (1 BLK)  11:06  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:06  
  11:06 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:06
[BOS 21-25]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:06  
  11:05 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:55  
  10:55
[CLE 26-21]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:55
[CLE 27-21]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Davis Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:08 West Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:06  
Allen Layup Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:53
[CLE 29-21]
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:44  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Pierce  09:44  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (2 BLK)  09:33  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:31  
Allen Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:29
[BOS 23-29]
 
  09:14 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:13  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (3 BLK)  09:06  
Team Rebound  09:06  
  09:06 James Substitution replaced by Parker 
  09:06 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  09:03 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  09:03 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:48  
Jump Ball Williams vs Allen  08:45  
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  08:45  
Wallace Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:36  
Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett  08:36  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  08:36  
  08:22 O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:19  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:08  
  08:02 Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:02  
Team Rebound  08:02  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:02
[BOS 24-29]
 
  07:41 West Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  07:41 West Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Pierce Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:21
[BOS 26-29]
 
  07:10 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  07:10 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  07:10 West Substitution replaced by James 
  07:10 Double Technical - O'Neal, Perkins 
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:56 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:48 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:47 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Perkins Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:41  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis  06:41  
  06:24 Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
Team Rebound  06:07  
  06:07 Williams Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:07
[BOS 27-29]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:07
[BOS 28-29]
 
  05:55 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:54  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  05:45
[BOS 30-29]
 
  05:28 Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Timeout : Official  05:28  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:09
[BOS 32-29]
 
  04:42 Jamison Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:39  
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  04:34
[BOS 34-29]
 
  04:04 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  04:02
[BOS 36-29]
 
  04:02 James Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  04:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:02 Jamison Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  04:02 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  04:02
[BOS 37-29]
 
Pierce Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:51  
  03:51
[CLE 30-37]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:51
[CLE 31-37]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Garnett Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:28 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Davis Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:28  
Allen Substitution replaced by Rondo  03:28  
  03:28
[CLE 32-37]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:28 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:27  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  03:14
[BOS 39-32]
 
Davis Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:01  
  03:01
[CLE 33-39]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:01
[CLE 34-39]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:39  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  02:33
[BOS 42-34]
 
  02:09
[CLE 36-42]
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:49
[CLE 39-42]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Davis Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  01:49  
Team Timeout : Short  01:49  
Davis Substitution replaced by Wallace  01:49  
  01:49
[CLE 40-42]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:28
[BOS 44-40]
 
  01:17 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:16  
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  01:14  
  01:14 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:04 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:04  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  00:50.7
[BOS 47-40]
 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:43.2  
  00:43.2 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:43.2 Team Rebound 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Williams  00:43.2  
  00:43.2 Parker Substitution replaced by Jamison 
  00:43.2 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
  00:43.2 Varejao Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:43.2
[CLE 41-47]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Williams Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  00:34.8
[BOS 49-41]
 
  00:18.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:17.6  
  00:17.5 Ilgauskas Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:17.5  
Team Rebound  00:17.5  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  00:17.5  
  00:17.5 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:17.5
[BOS 50-41]
 
  00:08.6
[CLE 43-50]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:08.6  
  00:08.6 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:08.6 James Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Williams Substitution replaced by Pierce  00:08.6  
Allen Substitution replaced by Finley  00:08.6  
  00:08.6
[CLE 44-50]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilgauskas (4 BLK)  00:01.9  
  00:00.7 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (61-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:40  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:37  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  11:27
[BOS 53-44]
 
  11:08 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:07  
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:58  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  10:54
[BOS 56-44]
 
Garnett Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:41  
  10:29
[CLE 46-56]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Garnett Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:15  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:15  
  09:57 James Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:57 James Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:47
[BOS 58-46]
 
  09:47 Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:31 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:30  
  09:14 O'Neal Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  09:05
[BOS 60-46]
 
  08:52 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:49  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:29
[BOS 62-46]
 
  08:14 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:13  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:48
[CLE 48-62]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
  07:27 Jamison Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:27  
Team Rebound  07:27  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:27
[BOS 63-48]
 
  07:10
[CLE 50-63]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:55
[BOS 65-50]
 
  06:37 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:36  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:15
[CLE 52-65]
James Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  05:57
[BOS 67-52]
 
  05:54 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:54 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Rondo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:45  
  05:45 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:45 Team Rebound 
  05:45 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:45  
  05:30 Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:30  
Team Rebound  05:30  
  05:30 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:30
[BOS 68-52]
 
  05:15 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:14  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
Team Rebound  04:57  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  04:50
[BOS 70-52]
 
  04:38 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  04:25
[BOS 73-52]
 
  04:09
[CLE 55-73]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  03:52  
Rondo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:47  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis  03:47  
  03:38 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:37  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:20 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:11 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:10 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:10 Varejao Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:10 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:10 Jamison Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  03:05 Gibson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Varejao Violation:Kicked Ball  03:02  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:02  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST)  02:51
[BOS 75-55]
 
  02:33
[CLE 58-75]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:58
[CLE 60-75]
James Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST)  01:30
[BOS 78-60]
 
  01:07 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:05  
Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:50.9  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  00:50.9  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  00:50.9  
  00:42.8 Varejao Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:42.8 Varejao Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:32.9
[BOS 80-60]
 
  00:17.5
[CLE 62-80]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Rondo Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:17.5  
  00:17.5 James Substitution replaced by Moon 
  00:17.5
[CLE 63-80]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (61-22)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  11:38  
  11:22 Ilgauskas Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  11:22 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  11:09
[BOS 82-63]
 
  10:53 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:52  
Davis Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:38
[BOS 84-63]
 
  10:38 Jamison Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  10:38 Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  10:38
[BOS 85-63]
 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:31  
  10:31 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:31 Team Rebound 
  10:31
[CLE 64-85]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  10:15
[BOS 87-64]
 
  09:53
[CLE 66-87]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK)  09:34  
Team Rebound  09:34  
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:27  
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  09:27  
Davis Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:27
[BOS 89-66]
 
  09:27 Williams Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  09:27 Gibson Substitution replaced by Parker 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  09:27
[BOS 90-66]
 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  09:13  
  09:13
[CLE 67-90]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett  09:13  
  09:13
[CLE 68-90]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:54
[BOS 92-68]
 
  08:41 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  08:40  
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:O'Neal (1 ST)  08:22  
Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:16  
  08:16 Timeout : Official 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  08:16  
  08:05
[CLE 70-92]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (3 BLK)  07:49  
  07:49 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (4 PF)  07:49  
  07:38 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (4 BLK)  07:25  
  07:23 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:11
[CLE 72-92]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  06:51 Jamison Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce  06:51  
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:51
[BOS 93-72]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:51
[BOS 94-72]
 
  06:35 Jamison Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:33 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:33
[CLE 74-94]
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  06:15 Williams Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:15  
Team Rebound  06:15  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:15
[BOS 95-74]
 
  06:06 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST)  05:59
[BOS 97-74]
 
Davis Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:50  
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:50 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:50 Team Rebound 
  05:50
[CLE 75-97]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  05:39 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:39
[BOS 98-75]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:21 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:20 Team Rebound 
Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins  05:20  
  05:15 Jamison Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:08
[BOS 100-75]
 
  04:46
[CLE 77-100]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:46  
  04:46 Jamison Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  04:46
[CLE 78-100]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS) 
  04:45 Varejao Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  04:45 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:45
[BOS 101-78]
 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:45  
Team Rebound  04:44  
  04:42 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  04:40 Hickson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  04:40 Double Technical - Williams, Rondo 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:40  
Team Rebound  04:40  
  04:40 Hickson Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:40
[BOS 102-78]
 
  04:30 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:29  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Pierce (7 AST)  04:07
[BOS 105-78]
 
Pierce Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:58  
  03:58 James Substitution replaced by Moon 
  03:58 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen  03:58  
  03:58
[CLE 79-105]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:58
[CLE 80-105]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:47 Hickson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  03:47 Williams Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:47
[BOS 106-80]
 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Williams  03:47  
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:47
[BOS 107-80]
 
  03:29
[CLE 83-107]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  03:02
[BOS 110-83]
 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels  02:50  
Allen Substitution replaced by Robinson  02:50  
  02:50 Jamison Substitution replaced by Powe 
  02:50
[CLE 84-110]
Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:50
[CLE 85-110]
Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  02:25
[BOS 112-85]
 
Perkins Foul : Personal (5 PF)  02:14  
  02:14 Powe Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:14 Team Rebound 
  02:14
[CLE 86-112]
Powe Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:02 Powe Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:02
[BOS 113-86]
 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:02
[BOS 114-86]
 
  01:48 Powe Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK) 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:47  
Daniels Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  01:44
[BOS 116-86]
 
  01:21
[CLE 88-116]
Moon Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Daniels Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:05
[BOS 118-88]
 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Finley  00:56.5  
  00:52.5 Powe Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:52.5 Powe Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Daniels (1 AST)  00:33.4
[BOS 120-88]
 
  00:17.9 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:16.7  
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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