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Notebook: Cavaliers 88, Celtics 87


By Brian Robb, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 29, 2012 10:15PM

THE FACTS: Kyrie Irving hit a go-ahead layup with 2.7 seconds remaining to cap a 12-0 run by the Cleveland Cavaliers to close the game and eke out a 88-87 win over the Boston Celtics. The C's appeared to have the game sewn up with a 11-point lead with just 4:24 remaining in the game, but the upstart Cavs did not quit, chipping away at the deficit over the final minutes. The comeback was keyed by Irving (23 points) and Anderson Varejao, (18 points, 9 rebounds) who came through with crucial plays on both ends, before Irving's game-winner. Paul Pierce (18 points) had a chance to win on Boston's final possession, but was unable to get up a shot attempt before the final buzzer sounded. Ray Allen scored a team-high 22 points for Boston in his return from a left ankle injury, as Boston had their four-game winning streak snapped.

QUOTABLE: "It feels good, especially have the confidence of my teammates. They gave me the ball at the end of the game and trusted me to make that shot. It was a tough comeback, but we carried it out and I'm really proud of my teammates."
-- Irving on the comeback and his game-winner.

THE STAT: The Cavaliers had six of their 11 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter, giving themselves the opportunity to score eight pivotal second chance points in the closing frame.

TURNING POINT: Antwan Jamison missed a three-pointer with 30 seconds remaining and the Cavaliers trailing 87-86. Brandon Bass appeared to corral the rebound for Boston, but Varejao managed to pry the ball loose from the C's power forward. The high-energy center was able to come up with the basketball after a scrum on the floor and call timeout for his team, allowing Irving an opportunity to hit his game-winner seconds later.

QUOTABLE II: "I guess the last day and a half of me yelling and screaming about playing hard every night, I guess they got tired of hearing it. They came out and did a great job."
-- Byron Scott on his team's comeback

HOT: Allen. The sharpshooter had missed the past three games with an ankle injury, but showed no signs of rust in his return, hitting 4-of-6 attempts from beyond the arc. Those numbers pushed Allen into a tie for first place in the NBA for 3-point shooting percentage at 57.1.

QUOTABLE III: "This was a bad loss for us. Not that it was Cleveland; it was that we had the game under control. And we didn't take care of it."
- Doc Rivers

GOOD MOVE: Scott dug deep into his bench due to an injury depleted backcourt in the fourth quarter, going with rookie Mychel Thompson at the two spot for the final 12 minutes. The undrafted shooting guard, who had only played two minutes in his NBA career, responded with four points in the frame and helped limit Allen to just four points in the quarter.

BAD MOVE: With Boston clinging to a one-point lead, Kevin Garnett came up with a second-chance opportunity following a Pierce miss with 42 seconds remaining in the contest. Instead of kicking it out to his teammates, Garnett hesitated under Cleveland's defensive pressure. The indecisiveness led to a travel for the All-Star power forward, and a wasted chance for Boston to extend their lead.

NOTABLE: Anthony Parker did not return to the game after halftime because of back spasms. Alonzo Gee saw significant playing time in his place. Avery Bradley left the game in the third quarter after rolling his left ankle. He returned to action after having the ankle re-taped. Daniel Gibson did not suit up due to swelling in his neck. He will be further evaluated when the team returns to Cleveland Monday. Thompson scored the first four points of his career in the fourth quarter. Rivers said before the game Keyon Dooling could miss a significant stretch of games with a hip pointer. Jermaine O'Neal (knee) and Rajon Rondo (wrist) also sat out and remain over the verge of returning to action for Boston, according to Rivers. The two teams will complete the home-and-home matchup Tuesday in Cleveland. Pierce had six of his seven turnovers in the first half. Cleveland outscored Boston in the paint 54-32.

UP NEXT: For the Cavaliers, Tuesday vs. Boston, Friday @ Orlando, Saturday vs. Dallas. For the Celtics, Tuesday @ Cleveland, Wednesday vs. Toronto, Friday vs. New York.

CLE
BOS
   
    • 43.0%

    • 52.2%

    • 23.1%

    • 45.5%

    • 85.0%

    • 71.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLEBOS
Total Rebounds3733
Offensive Rebounds115
Turnovers1316
Fast Break Pts:152
Biggest Lead:511
Points in the Paint:5432
CLEBOS
pIrving   23Allen   22
rbVarejao   9Garnett   7
aIrving   6Pierce   5
sGee   46 players   1
bThompson   23 players   1
 
  • 01/29 - CLE 88 @ BOS 87
  • 01/31 - BOS 93 @ CLE 90
  • 02/28 - BOS 86 @ CLE 83
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-8)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
O. CasspiF32:303-91-40-0-11230102117
A. JamisonF30:473-131-43-3+612314020110
A. VarejaoC31:058-120-02-2+336923210018
A. ParkerG14:000-10-00-000111020000
K. IrvingG33:2910-141-22-3+813462130023
A. Gee 29:243-70-18-9-615604420014
T. Thompson 17:021-60-01-2-53140002203
R. Sessions 22:483-100-21-1-70112111017
S. Samuels 16:551-40-00-0-21340100102
M. Thompson 12:002-30-00-0+90220110004
S. ErdenDNP - Coach's Decision
C. EyengaDNP - Coach's Decision
R. HollinsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24034-793-1317-20 112637121711134388
 43.0%23.1%85.0% team rebs: 8total to: 14
Boston Celtics (6-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF34:438-121-11-2-106652070018
B. BassF38:015-110-03-4-604424121013
K. GarnettC-F30:065-100-04-4-325730141114
R. AllenG35:389-144-60-0+203331110122
A. BradleyG27:572-50-02-2-41012001006
C. Wilcox 22:362-30-00-2+151561310104
M. Pietrus 15:151-50-30-000111100012
E. Moore 20:012-50-00-0+30223400014
M. Daniels 02:480-00-00-0-20110111000
G. Stiemsma 04:380-10-00-0-81121010000
S. Pavlovic 08:182-30-10-0-10000000004
J. JohnsonDNP - Coach's Decision
J. O'NealDND - Sore Left Knee
Totals 24036-695-1110-14 5283321166163487
 52.2%45.5%71.4% team rebs: 7total to: 16

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Gibson, Harangody
  • Celtics: Dooling, Rondo

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 20
  • Times Tied: 17

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #8 Marc Davis, #31 Scott Wall, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:08
Cleveland Cavaliers (8-11) Boston Celtics (9-10)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Garnett vs Varejao (Irving gains possession)
Jamison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  11:43
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:26 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:24  
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  11:17  
  11:16 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:06 Bradley Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:04 Team Rebound 
  10:59 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:58  
  10:58 Bass Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  10:43
[CLE 5-0]
 
  10:27
[BOS 2-5]
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:15 Garnett Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:15
[CLE 7-2]
 
  10:05 Pierce Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:04  
Jamison Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:52 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:41
[BOS 5-7]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:26  
  09:04 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:03 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:03
[BOS 7-7]
Garnett Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:23 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK) 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:21  
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  08:15
[CLE 9-7]
 
Jamison Violation:Kicked Ball  07:56  
  07:50
[BOS 9-9]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST) 
Casspi Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:21 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:20  
Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Team Rebound 
  07:04 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
Jamison Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:48  
  06:48
[BOS 10-9]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:48
[BOS 11-9]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST)  06:37
[CLE 11-11]
 
  06:10 Allen Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:09  
Jamison Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:58
[CLE 13-11]
 
  05:41
[BOS 13-13]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  05:20
[CLE 15-13]
 
  05:03
[BOS 15-15]
Allen Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:45  
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:44
[CLE 17-15]
 
  04:32 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:27
[CLE 19-15]
 
  04:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:17 Allen Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Gee  04:17  
  04:06 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:55 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:49
[BOS 17-19]
Wilcox Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pietrus (1 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Varejao Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:23  
  03:23 Bradley Substitution replaced by Moore 
Jamison Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:23  
Irving Substitution replaced by Sessions  03:23  
  03:00 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:58  
Gee Layup Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:38 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
  02:28 Wilcox Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
  02:28 Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:28
[CLE 20-17]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:28
[CLE 21-17]
 
  02:13 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST) 
Gee Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  02:06  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Samuels  02:06  
  01:53
[BOS 19-21]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wilcox (1 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:37  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:23
[BOS 21-21]
Wilcox Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:59.9
[CLE 23-21]
 
  00:38.5
[BOS 24-23]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.2  
Team Rebound  00:28.9  
  00:28.9 Pierce Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Casspi  00:28.9  
Thompson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:10.8  
  00:10.8 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Allen 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Irving  00:10.8  
Sessions Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:06.0  
  00:00.0 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (8-11) Boston Celtics (9-10)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Samuels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:46  
  11:40 Pietrus Violation:Kicked Ball 
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:34
[CLE 25-24]
 
  11:34 Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:34
[CLE 26-24]
 
  11:15
[BOS 26-26]
Pietrus Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gee Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Daniels (1 ST)  10:59  
  10:53 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Samuels Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:52  
  10:44 Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  10:35  
  10:17
[BOS 28-26]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Samuels Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:49 Daniels Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:43
[CLE 28-28]
 
Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:27  
  09:21 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Samuels Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:20  
  09:14 Daniels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:14
[CLE 29-28]
 
  09:14 Daniels Substitution replaced by Allen 
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:52
[BOS 31-29]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Gee Reverse Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:25
[CLE 31-31]
 
  08:07 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (2 ST) 
Casspi Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  07:57  
  07:56 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:51
[BOS 33-31]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:07 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (3 ST) 
  07:01  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jamison  07:01  
  07:01 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  07:01 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  07:01 Pietrus Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  07:01 Moore Substitution replaced by Bass 
Samuels Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:42 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gee Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:32  
Gee Substitution replaced by Irving  06:32  
  06:27 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST) 
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:21
[CLE 33-33]
 
  05:58 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:57 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:55 Stiemsma Layup Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:54  
Casspi Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:50
[CLE 35-33]
 
  05:34 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Samuels Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:34  
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:07 Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:06  
Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:56  
  04:37 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:36  
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (1 ST)  04:29  
  04:08
[BOS 35-35]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Stiemsma (1 AST) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  03:41  
Team Rebound  03:41  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:41  
  03:27 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:23
[CLE 37-35]
 
  03:06 Bass Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  03:06 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:43
[BOS 37-37]
Pierce Driving Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:29  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Parker  02:29  
  02:12
[BOS 39-37]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:50
[CLE 40-39]
 
  01:26
[BOS 41-40]
Bass Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  01:01
[CLE 42-41]
 
  00:36.8
[BOS 43-42]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST)  00:25.3
[CLE 44-43]
 
  00:21.0 Team Timeout : Short 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Samuels  00:21.0  
Irving Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:06.9  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (8-11) Boston Celtics (9-10)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Jamison Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  11:40  
  11:40
[BOS 44-44]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  11:40
[BOS 45-44]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  11:16
[CLE 47-45]
 
  10:47
[BOS 47-47]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST)  10:28  
  10:17
[BOS 49-47]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Irving Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:04
[CLE 49-49]
 
  09:44 Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:43  
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST)  09:31
[CLE 51-49]
 
  09:07
[BOS 51-51]
Bradley Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
  08:39 Pierce Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:39
[CLE 52-51]
 
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:39
[CLE 53-51]
 
  08:22
[BOS 53-53]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
  08:03 Garnett Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:03
[CLE 55-53]
 
  07:43
[BOS 56-55]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Jamison Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  07:20  
  07:20
[BOS 57-55]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  07:20
[BOS 58-55]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Team Rebound 
  07:04 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
  06:48 Wilcox Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:47  
  06:37 Wilcox Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
  06:27 Wilcox Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:27
[CLE 56-58]
 
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:27
[CLE 57-58]
 
  06:02
[BOS 60-57]
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Jamison Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:44  
Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wilcox (1 ST)  05:27  
  05:05
[BOS 63-57]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:03  
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  04:42  
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:40  
Casspi Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:28 Bradley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Sessions  04:03  
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:50  
  03:50
[BOS 64-57]
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:50
[BOS 65-57]
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Jamison Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  03:21  
  03:21 Wilcox Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:21 Team Rebound 
  03:21 Bradley Substitution replaced by Moore 
Jamison Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:21  
  03:21 Wilcox Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:20  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:58 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:50
[BOS 67-57]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  02:33  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:32  
  02:32 Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Samuels  02:32  
  02:32 Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  02:32 Allen Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:32  
Team Rebound  02:32  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:32
[CLE 58-67]
 
  02:12
[BOS 69-58]
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:58 Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:49 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gee (4 ST) 
Irving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:45
[CLE 60-69]
 
  01:45 Moore Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:45  
  01:43 Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:29 Pietrus Layup Shot: Missed Block: Samuels (1 BLK) 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:27  
Samuels Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:10
[CLE 62-69]
 
Gee Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:58.3  
  00:58.3
[BOS 70-62]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:58.3 Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:57.9  
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:48.0  
  00:34.8 Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:33.9  
Thompson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:28.7  
  00:28.7 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Allen 
  00:11.9 Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:10.5  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (8-11) Boston Celtics (9-10)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Gee Driving Jump shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:29 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:28  
Gee Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:15
[CLE 64-70]
 
  11:15 Pietrus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gee Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  11:15
[CLE 65-70]
 
  11:04 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
  11:04 Team Rebound 
  11:04 Jump Ball Garnett vs Thompson (Pavlovic gains possession) 
  10:59
[BOS 72-65]
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:39 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:29 Garnett Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  10:14  
Samuels Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:12  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  10:05
[CLE 67-72]
 
  09:44
[BOS 74-67]
Moore Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  09:24
[CLE 69-74]
 
  09:03 Bass Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:02  
Gee Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:54
[CLE 71-74]
 
Samuels Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:33  
  08:33  
  08:33 Garnett Substitution replaced by Allen 
  08:33 Pietrus Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
  08:19
[BOS 76-71]
Allen Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Samuels Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:56 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:47
[BOS 78-71]
Pavlovic Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wilcox (1 BLK)  07:34  
Team Rebound  07:33  
Gee Substitution replaced by Casspi  07:33  
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:24  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:23  
Thompson Tip Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:22 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:09
[BOS 80-71]
Moore Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:41 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:39  
Casspi Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:30  
Casspi Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:30  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jamison  06:30  
Samuels Substitution replaced by Varejao  06:30  
  06:10
[BOS 82-71]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:09  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Irving  06:09  
Irving Running Bank shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:52
[CLE 73-82]
 
  05:37
[BOS 84-73]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST) 
  05:13 Bass Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS)  05:13
[CLE 74-84]
 
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS)  05:13
[CLE 75-84]
 
Jamison Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS)  05:13
[CLE 76-84]
 
  04:58
[BOS 86-76]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:45  
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:43  
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:40 Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Varejao Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  04:25  
  04:25
[BOS 87-76]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:25 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  04:25 Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:24  
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  04:13
[CLE 78-87]
 
  03:56 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:55  
Jamison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK)  03:50  
Team Rebound  03:50  
  03:42 Moore Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:42
[CLE 79-87]
 
  03:42 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  03:42 Moore Substitution replaced by Bradley 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  03:42
[CLE 80-87]
 
  03:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:42 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  03:27 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
  03:27 Allen Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  03:13  
Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:12  
Casspi Substitution replaced by Gee  03:12  
  02:53 Allen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:52  
Varejao Running Hook Shot: Missed  02:29  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:29  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST)  02:15
[CLE 82-87]
 
  01:53 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:52  
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:38
[CLE 84-87]
 
  01:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:23 Pierce Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:21  
Gee Running Bank shot: Missed  01:06  
Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:05  
  01:04 Bass Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:04
[CLE 85-87]
 
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:04
[CLE 86-87]
 
  00:45.8 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:44.9 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:42.5 Garnett Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
  00:42.5 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:30.9  
Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:26.3 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:23.2 Bass Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:22.2  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:02.6
[CLE 88-87]
 
  00:02.6 Team Timeout : Short 
Gee Foul: Personal Take (4 PF)  00:02.1  
  00:02.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:02.1 Bradley Substitution replaced by Daniels 
End of 4th Quarter
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5th Central
21
45
2-8
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1st Atlantic
39
27
7-3
24-9
15-18
 
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