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Notebook: Celtics 93, Cavs 90


By Brian Dulik, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday January 31, 2012 11:53PM

THE FACTS: Small forward Paul Pierce scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 2.6 seconds left, as the Boston Celtics held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 93-90 at Quicken Loans Arena. Power forwards Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass each added 13 points for Boston, which held a 75-53 lead late in the third quarter. Center Anderson Varejao powered Cleveland's comeback with a season-best 20 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, while rookie point guard Kyrie Irving had 21 points and six assists.

QUOTABLE: "Going forward, we need to sustain that energy that we had in the fourth quarter. We tried to come back against a good Boston team, but it's tough to do. They have a ton of talent, I mean, that's the 'Big Three' [Pierce, Garnett and shooting guard Ray Allen] right there. It's hard to get stops on them."
-- Kyrie Irving

THE STAT: Varejao posted the Cavaliers' first 20-20 game since Carlos Boozer had 23 points and 20 boards at Dallas on March 30, 2004 -- and just the 19th such performance in the franchise's 42-year history. "Varejao is just a pain in the butt with his offensive rebounding, the way he knocks down shots and keeps balls alive," Pierce said. "He's a major factor out there." The eighth-year pro also grabbed a career-high 10 offensive boards, and equaled his NBA bests in field goals made (10) and attempted (17).

TURNING POINT: After the Cavaliers cut their deficit to 89-87 with 1:18 left in the fourth, Boston coach Doc Rivers called a timeout and drew up a play for Garnett. K.G. promptly buried a 13-foot turnaround jumper to make it a two-possession game. Cleveland then missed its next three shots, allowing Pierce to seal the victory at the foul line with two makes that extended the Celtics' advantage to 93-87. "Tonight was about guys having the will to win," Boston center Jermaine O'Neal said.

QUOTABLE II: "It's good to have a game like that, but we didn't take care of our home court. We have to win more games at home. It was a tough loss. At least we gave ourselves a chance to get back in the game and tried to win."
-- Anderson Varejao

HOT: Allen had a season-high eight assists for the Celtics, along with 12 points and two steals. "I said, 'Ray, they're going to trap you all night. Tonight is going to be your pass night,'" Rivers said. "Kudos to Ray. He just kept moving the ball." ... Irving is averaging 14.0 points and shooting .762 from the field in the fourth quarter over his last three games. He had 13 points in the final 12 minutes against Boston, including a 3-pointer as time expired. ... In two games against the Celtics this season, Varejao is averaging 19.0 points on 18-of-29 field goal attempts and 14.5 rebounds.

NOT: The Cavaliers failed to score 100 points for the seventh time in eight home games in 2011-2012. They also lost their second straight home contest and fell to 3-5 on the campaign. ... Boston center Chris Wilcox had zero points, two turnovers and two fouls in 11 minutes off the bench. ... The Cleveland players not named Varejao combined for 19 rebounds. ... Cavaliers small forward Omri Casspi was 0-of-2 on free throws and 0-of-2 on two-point field-goal attempts. ... The Celtics allowed a 34-14 run after taking a 22-point lead with 2:43 left in the third quarter.

QUOTABLE III: "Varejao is always an All-Star, as far as I'm concerned. I think they should keep a spot [on the All-Star team] for a role player, because he plays his role perfectly. He had 20 points, and I guarantee they didn't run a single play for him. He had 20 rebounds, but he also kept about 20 more rebounds alive."
-- Doc Rivers

GOOD MOVE: Scott kept energy players Varejao, Irving, small forward Alonzo Gee, and guard Ramon Sessions on the floor for the entire fourth quarter as the Cavaliers outscored the Celtics 32-17. His only substitution came five minutes in, when Antawn Jamison replaced Samardo Samuels at power forward. "To compete the way that we competed to get that game to two points, I thought was great," Cavs coach Byron Scott said. "I was very proud of the way they played, how hard they played."

BAD MOVE: Boston's starting frontcourt of Garnett, Pierce and O'Neal attempted to box out Varejao on the glass, rather than aggressively going after the ball themselves. The strategy failed miserably as the aforementioned trio had 11 total boards -- nine less than Varejao. "He has a knack of somehow coming up with the ball all the time," Pierce said. "He's probably one of the more underrated players in the NBA with how much energy he gives this ballclub."

NOTABLE: The Celtics are 5-2 without point guard Rajon Rondo (right wrist strain), who could return to action tonight against the Raptors. ... Bass made 6-for-9 field-goal attempts and led Boston with six rebounds. ... Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson twisted his left ankle in the second quarter and did not return. ... The Cavaliers did not have the services of shooting guards Anthony Parker (lower back strain) and Daniel Gibson (soft tissue infection in neck). ... Gee made four steals against Boston for the second time in three days. ... Cleveland shooting guard Mychel Thompson had eight points and four assists in his first NBA start. ... There were two calls overturned by video replays in the final minute, one in favor of each team.

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

BOS
CLE
   
    • 50.7%

    • 45.3%

    • 35.7%

    • 41.2%

    • 73.7%

    • 71.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSCLE
Total Rebounds2839
Offensive Rebounds713
Turnovers1416
Fast Break Pts:74
Biggest Lead:224
Points in the Paint:3234
BOSCLE
pPierce   20Irving   21
rbBass   6Varejao   20
aAllen   8Sessions   10
sPierce   3Gee   4
bO'Neal   23 players   1
 
  • 01/29 - CLE 88 @ BOS 87
  • 01/31 - BOS 93 @ CLE 90
  • 02/28 - BOS 86 @ CLE 83
Boston Celtics (6-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF34:017-140-26-9-104461310020
K. GarnettC-F31:525-120-03-4+413443100013
J. O'NealC23:155-70-02-2+412321112012
R. AllenG38:084-102-52-2+602283240012
A. BradleyG37:084-70-00-0+22021301018
B. Bass 28:586-90-01-2-415623120013
C. Wilcox 11:220-20-00-0+51011202000
M. Pietrus 18:162-72-60-0-20551111026
E. Moore 10:582-31-10-0+10000102005
S. Pavlovic 06:022-20-00-001010200004
M. DanielsDNP - Coach's Decision
J. JohnsonDNP - Coach's Decision
G. StiemsmaDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24037-735-1414-19 7212825209142393
 50.7%35.7%73.7% team rebs: 12total to: 14
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-8)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
O. CasspiF18:492-52-20-2-142131311006
A. JamisonF35:175-111-51-2-102233111112
A. VarejaoC41:1310-170-10-0-110102022041120
M. ThompsonG30:523-92-40-0-130114213108
K. IrvingG37:287-161-26-6+301161020021
A. Gee 29:183-61-34-5+1103313400011
R. Sessions 27:403-50-00-2+414510103006
T. Thompson 05:060-10-00-0-50110000000
S. Samuels 14:171-50-04-4+10330302006
S. ErdenDNP - Coach's Decision
C. EyengaDNP - Coach's Decision
R. HollinsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24034-757-1715-21 13263927187163290
 45.3%41.2%71.4% team rebs: 9total to: 17

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #47 Bennie Adams, #77 Karl Lane
  • Attendance: 14798
  • Duration: 2:18
Boston Celtics (10-10) Cleveland Cavaliers (8-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Varejao vs O'Neal (Bradley gains possession)
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:41
[BOS 2-0]
 
  11:25
[CLE 2-2]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:44
[CLE 4-2]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:24 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:09
[CLE 6-2]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Bradley Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  09:49
[BOS 4-6]
 
  09:24 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:21  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:59 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
Team Rebound  08:38  
  08:37 Casspi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:30
[BOS 6-6]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:16  
  08:12 Irving Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:09  
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  07:50
[BOS 8-6]
 
  07:35 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:34  
  07:32 Jamison Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:32
[BOS 9-6]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:32  
  07:30 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:15 Thompson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:02
[BOS 11-6]
 
  06:42 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:41
[CLE 8-11]
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass  06:23  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:16 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:07 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:07  
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:48
[BOS 13-8]
 
  05:33
[CLE 11-13]
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  05:17
[BOS 15-11]
 
  05:09
[CLE 13-15]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:00  
  05:00 Casspi Substitution replaced by Gee 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  04:53
[BOS 17-13]
 
  04:30
[CLE 15-17]
Jamison Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  04:14
[BOS 19-15]
 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:05  
  04:05 Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:05 Team Rebound 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Wilcox  04:05  
Allen Substitution replaced by Pietrus  04:05  
  04:05 Thompson Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  04:05
[CLE 16-19]
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:50 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:42
[CLE 18-19]
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
  03:32 Jamison Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:17 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:57 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:56  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:42
[BOS 22-18]
 
  02:32
[CLE 20-22]
Sessions Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  02:06
[BOS 25-20]
 
  01:51 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:51 Varejao Substitution replaced by Samuels 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Moore  01:51  
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  01:51  
  01:44 Samuels Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:40 Jump Ball Irving vs Moore (Wilcox gains possession) 
Wilcox Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  01:34  
Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:20  
  01:20
[CLE 21-25]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:20
[CLE 22-25]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  01:07 Samuels Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:07  
Team Rebound  01:07  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:07
[BOS 26-22]
 
Pietrus Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  00:55.1  
  00:55.1
[CLE 23-26]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  00:55.1  
  00:55.1
[CLE 24-26]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:31.2  
Pavlovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:31.2
[BOS 28-24]
 
  00:07.2 Samuels Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:07.2 Team Rebound 
  00:07.2 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:07.2  
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Allen  00:07.2  
  00:07.2 Samuels Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (10-10) Cleveland Cavaliers (8-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37 Samuels Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:36  
Moore Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wilcox (1 AST)  11:23
[BOS 30-24]
 
  11:05 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:05  
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  10:47
[BOS 32-24]
 
  10:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wilcox Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  10:26  
  10:26
[CLE 25-32]
Samuels Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:26 Thompson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  10:26
[CLE 26-32]
Samuels Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:07 Team Rebound 
  09:53 Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:52  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  09:42  
Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:41  
Wilcox Tip Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:41 Team Rebound 
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Bass  09:41  
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Allen  09:41  
  09:16 Varejao 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:15  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:47 Samuels Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:46  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  08:35
[BOS 34-26]
 
  08:11 Samuels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  07:56
[BOS 37-26]
 
  07:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:49 Samuels Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Garnett Substitution replaced by O'Neal  07:49  
O'Neal Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:35  
  07:35
[CLE 27-37]
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:35 Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:33  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (2 ST)  07:18  
  07:09
[CLE 29-37]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
  06:56 Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Pierce  06:56  
Moore Substitution replaced by Bradley  06:56  
  06:56 Sessions Substitution replaced by Irving 
O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  06:51  
  06:44
[CLE 31-37]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thompson (3 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:04
[CLE 33-37]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:38 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:19 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:18  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:10  
  05:10 Gee Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  04:56
[BOS 39-33]
 
  04:44 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  04:30 Jamison Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:30
[BOS 40-33]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:30
[BOS 41-33]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:20  
  04:11
[CLE 36-41]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST)  03:54
[BOS 43-36]
 
  03:43 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:O'Neal (1 ST) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  03:35  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:33  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST)  03:27
[BOS 45-36]
 
  03:07 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:06  
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  03:03  
  03:00 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:59  
  02:52 Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Garnett  02:52  
Bass Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  02:52  
Bass Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:52  
  02:44 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:43 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:43 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:29 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:18 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:17 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:16  
  02:16 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:16 Team Rebound 
  02:16 Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:14  
  02:00 Casspi Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bass Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (5 AST)  01:50
[BOS 47-36]
 
  01:32
[CLE 39-47]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:11  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  01:08  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:07  
  01:03 Varejao Violation:Kicked Ball 
  01:03 Thompson Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.8  
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:49.4  
Bradley Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:49.4
[BOS 49-39]
 
  00:34.9 Casspi Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:31.9  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:24.6 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:05.9 Jamison Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
  00:01.2 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:01.2
[BOS 50-39]
 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Pietrus  00:01.2  
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:01.2
[BOS 51-39]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (10-10) Cleveland Cavaliers (8-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:39  
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  11:35
[BOS 53-39]
 
  11:27
[CLE 41-53]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thompson (4 AST) 
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  11:07
[BOS 55-41]
 
  10:56 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:19
[CLE 44-55]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  10:02
[BOS 57-44]
 
  09:49 Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  09:28 Jamison Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:28
[BOS 58-44]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:28
[BOS 59-44]
 
  09:06 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:04  
Allen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST)  09:01
[BOS 61-44]
 
  09:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:42 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Allen (6 AST)  08:30
[BOS 63-44]
 
  08:16 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:15 Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  08:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:04 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:02 Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  07:42 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Pierce (3 ST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:29 Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  07:19 Casspi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:14  
Garnett Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:14  
  06:57
[CLE 46-63]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jamison (2 AST) 
  06:45 Casspi Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:45
[BOS 64-46]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:45
[BOS 65-46]
 
  06:30 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:29 Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:24 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:23  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:15 Varejao Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  06:09
[CLE 49-65]
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jamison (3 AST) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed  05:45  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:44  
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:44
[BOS 67-49]
 
  05:32 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:30 Varejao Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  05:28 Thompson Running Bank shot: Missed 
  05:28 Varejao Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  05:28
[CLE 51-67]
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:28  
  05:28 Casspi Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  05:28 Irving Substitution replaced by Gee 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pietrus  05:28  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass  05:28  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Wilcox  05:28  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:01 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:00 Varejao Rebound (Off:8 Def:7) 
  04:54
[CLE 53-67]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:42  
  04:25 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:24  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:10
[BOS 70-53]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:51  
  03:45 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:44  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  03:22  
Team Rebound  03:22  
  03:22 Varejao Substitution replaced by Samuels 
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pietrus (1 AST)  03:17
[BOS 72-53]
 
  02:59 Sessions Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:59  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:43
[BOS 75-53]
 
  02:23
[CLE 55-75]
Samuels Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST) 
Pietrus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:12  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Moore  02:12  
Allen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:58  
  01:50 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:49  
  01:34 Sessions Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:34
[BOS 76-55]
 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Samuels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:23 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Wilcox Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:11  
  00:58.7 Samuels Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (1 BLK)  00:40.6  
Team Rebound  00:40.6  
Wilcox Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:31.9 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:22.6
[CLE 57-76]
Gee Running Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sessions (4 AST) 
Wilcox Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:22.6  
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  00:22.6  
  00:22.6
[CLE 58-76]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gee (3 ST)  00:02.9  
  00:00.0 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Pietrus Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Samuels Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:33 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:32 Varejao Rebound (Off:9 Def:7) 
  11:12 Samuels Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:11  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Pavlovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  10:53  
  10:53 Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:53 Team Rebound 
  10:53 Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  10:52 Varejao Rebound (Off:10 Def:7) 
Pavlovic Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  10:46  
  10:39 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:39  
  10:39 Samuels Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:28 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:10 Irving Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  10:09 Team Rebound 
Moore Substitution replaced by Bradley  10:09  
  09:53
[CLE 60-76]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Sessions (5 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:39 Varejao Rebound (Off:10 Def:8) 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  09:28  
  09:28
[CLE 61-76]
Samuels Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Pierce  09:28  
  09:28
[CLE 62-76]
Samuels Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (4 ST)  09:20  
  09:09
[CLE 64-76]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sessions (6 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
Bradley Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:46  
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Samuels Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:32 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pietrus (1 ST) 
  08:25 Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:25  
Bass Substitution replaced by Allen  08:25  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by O'Neal  08:25  
Garnett Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Allen (7 AST)  08:16
[BOS 78-64]
 
  07:56
[CLE 66-78]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Varejao Rebound (Off:10 Def:9) 
  07:23
[CLE 68-78]
Irving Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST) 
Allen Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  07:00  
Allen Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:00  
  07:00 Samuels Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass  07:00  
  06:36
[CLE 71-78]
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Sessions (7 AST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST)  06:22
[BOS 80-71]
 
  06:05
[CLE 73-80]
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:49  
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Garnett  05:49  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Allen (8 AST)  05:40
[BOS 82-73]
 
  05:18 Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST)  05:07
[BOS 84-73]
 
  05:07 Varejao Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Varejao Rebound (Off:10 Def:10) 
  04:53
[CLE 75-84]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:25
[CLE 77-84]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sessions (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:25  
  04:16 Gee Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST)  04:04
[BOS 86-77]
 
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:42  
  03:42
[CLE 78-86]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:42
[CLE 79-86]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jamison (1 ST)  03:26  
Bass Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  03:24  
  03:24
[CLE 80-86]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:24
[CLE 81-86]
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bass Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:07
[BOS 88-81]
 
  02:47
[CLE 83-88]
Jamison Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Sessions (9 AST) 
  02:23 Varejao Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:23  
Team Rebound  02:23  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:23
[BOS 89-83]
 
  02:02 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:00 Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:49
[CLE 85-89]
Gee Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Allen Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  01:34  
Allen Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:34  
  01:18
[CLE 87-89]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:18  
Bass Substitution replaced by O'Neal  01:18  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:04
[BOS 91-87]
 
  00:44.9 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK) 
  00:44.3 Team Rebound 
  00:39.9 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:36.6  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.8  
  00:14.9 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:07.4  
  00:06.3 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:03.3  
  00:03.3  
  00:02.6 Gee Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:02.6
[BOS 92-87]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:02.6
[BOS 93-87]
 
  00:02.6 Team Timeout : Short 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Pietrus  00:02.6  
  00:00.0
[CLE 90-93]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Sessions (10 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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1st Atlantic
39
27
7-3
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5th Central
21
45
2-8
11-22
10-23
 
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