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Notebook: Cavaliers 95, Celtics 90


Brian Dulik, for NBA.com
Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:52 PM - Updated Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:52 PM

THE FACTS: Point guard Kyrie Irving scored 11 of his game-high 40 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes, rallying the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics. Power forward Tristan Thompson added a season-high 21 points and nine rebounds for Cleveland, which won back-to-back home games for the first time since Feb. 19-21, 2012. Point guard Rajon Rondo led Boston across the board with 17 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, while center Kevin Garnett had 16 points and five blocked shots. The Celtics suffered their season-worst fourth loss in a row.

QUOTABLE: "It's no secret who they're going to when the game gets tight -- it's Kyrie (Irving). There are a lot of great guards, but he's probably the best scoring point guard in the league. There is really no scorer like him at that position."
-- Celtics small forward Paul Pierce

THE STAT: Irving became the first Cavaliers player to score 40 points at Quicken Loans Arena since LeBron James on March 5, 2010 against Detroit. The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year had 19 points in the first quarter, four in the second, two in the third, and 15 in the fourth. "If you look at the point guards in the Eastern Conference, name one that's having a better season," Cleveland coach Byron Scott said. "I'll wait." Irving was 16-for-24 from the field, 1-for-3 on 3-pointers, and 7-for-7 at the foul line. His 16 field goals made were a career high.

TURNING POINT: The Celtics held an 83-82 advantage with 2:37 left in the fourth, but Irving stole the ball from Rondo on back-to-back possessions and put Cleveland ahead for good with two layups. Irving wound up scoring 11 of the Cavaliers' final 13 points as they built the largest lead of the game at 95-87 with 19 seconds left. "I was just trying to get a win because we desperately needed it," said Irving, who hopes to be named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team when it is announced Thursday. "It was more of a statement game for the Cavaliers than for me."

QUOTABLE II: "Absolutely, Kyrie (Irving) is an All-Star. It was hard for me to vote for a guy on a team with 11 wins, but he's just playing so well. He's got unbelievable handles and he's a tough kid, which I don't think people give him enough credit for."
-- Celtics coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers

HOT: Cavaliers power forward Luke Walton had seven points, three rebounds, and a season-high tying seven assists in 18 strong minutes off the bench. ... Thompson is averaging 14.1 points and 11.9 rebounds over his last 17 games. ... Irving's 19 first-quarter points were the most by a Cleveland player in one period this season. ... Irving, Thompson and Walton combined to shoot 19-for-27 from the field in the first half, scoring 46 of the Cavaliers' 54 points. ... Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger notched his fourth double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The former Ohio State standout was the 21st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

NOT: Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller was 2-for-10 from the field with six points and six fouls. The rookie from North Carolina owns a team-high four disqualifications. ... Cleveland backup guards Daniel "Boobie" Gibson and Shaun Livingston missed all five of their shots in 33 combined minutes. ... Cavaliers shooting guard C.J. Miles was a late scratch because of the flu. His replacement in the starting lineup, Dion Waiters, bricked nine of his 12 field goal attempts. ... Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley had no points and three fouls in 12 first-half minutes. ... Boston committed 18 turnovers, which Cleveland turned into 20 points.

QUOTABLE III: "We've just got to be better, period. We've got to try to figure this thing out because it's not going to change itself. I want it so bad, but I've got to find a balance. I've got to do better for 48 minutes, man."
-- Celtics power forward Garnett

GOOD MOVE: Earlier in the day, the Cavaliers acquired power forward Marreese Speights, shooting guard Wayne Ellington, point guard Josh Selby, and a future first-round pick from Memphis in exchange for seldom-used power forward Jon Leuer. "It was a good day for us," Scott said. "We got some very valuable assets." Cleveland general manager Chris Grant indicated that Speights is likely to play major minutes backing up Zeller and Thompson.

BAD MOVE: The Cavaliers released point guard Jeremy Pargo as part of their pregame roster shuffle, then chose to scrap approximately 10,000 game programs because he was on the cover. Instead of receiving the free, pamphlet-sized magazines when they entered the arena, fans received a photocopy of the front page of Cleveland's media notes. ... Rivers started and played Bradley 26 minutes despite his obvious pain from bruised ribs.

NOTABLE: Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (right knee surgery, blood clots in lungs) was declared out for the season Monday. The mop-topped Brazilian was leading the NBA in rebounding when he suffered a split muscle near his right knee on Dec. 18 against Toronto. ... Rivers named his son, current New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Austin Rivers, after longtime Cleveland small forward Austin Carr. He became close to Carr when he attended his basketball camps as a youth. "I spent a lot of time around the Cavs when I was young because my uncle, (power forward) Jim Brewer, played here," Rivers said. "I loved Jim and I still do, but Austin was my favorite player and the guy I tried to be like on the court."

UP NEXT: For the Celtics, Thursday vs. New York, Friday @ Atlanta, Sunday vs. Miami. For the Cavaliers, Friday vs. Milwaukee, Saturday @ Toronto, Jan. 29 vs. Golden State.

BOS
CLE
   
    • 38.1%

    • 45.1%

    • 41.2%

    • 16.7%

    • 86.4%

    • 86.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSCLE
Total Rebounds4839
Offensive Rebounds168
Turnovers1613
Fast Break Pts:1011
Biggest Lead:78
Points in the Paint:2846
BOSCLE
pRondo   17Irving   40
rbRondo   13Zeller   10
aRondo   8Walton   7
sPierce   2Irving   2
bGarnett   5Zeller   3
 
  • 12/19 - CLE 91 @ BOS 103
  • 01/22 - BOS 90 @ CLE 95
  • 03/27 - BOS 93 @ CLE 92
  • 04/05 - CLE 97 @ BOS 91
Boston Celtics (20-21)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF36:493-151-45-6-843770240312
B. BassF27:334-70-00-0-72461202028
K. GarnettC-F30:405-130-06-6-305533125016
A. BradleyG25:392-42-21-2-51011301107
R. RondoG37:397-170-23-4-103101382050017
J. Sullinger 26:175-110-02-2-4551006001112
J. Terry 19:462-50-20-0+40001011004
J. Green 21:211-31-22-2+70331001105
C. Lee 14:163-93-50-0+11232210019
L. BarbosaDNP - Coach's Decision
J. CollinsDNP - Coach's Decision
C. WilcoxDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24032-847-1719-22 16324824185168790
 38.1%41.2%86.4% team rebs: 7total to: 18
Cleveland Cavaliers (11-32)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. GeeF30:563-70-14-6+815622100010
T. ThompsonF39:399-180-03-3+927953111321
T. ZellerC-F37:452-100-02-2+537104602326
D. WaitersG33:193-121-40-0+81123110017
K. IrvingG37:5516-241-37-7+1103355250140
D. Gibson 14:590-30-30-0-60221311100
L. Walton 18:003-30-01-2+21237012007
S. Livingston 17:390-20-02-2-60111001102
O. Casspi 09:481-30-10-0-60330201112
K. JonesDNP - Coach's Decision
C. MilesNWT - Illness
Totals 24037-822-1219-22 8313928227137895
 45.1%16.7%86.4% team rebs: 9total to: 13

inactive

  • Celtics: Melo
  • Cavaliers: Ellington, Selby, Speights, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 17
  • Times Tied: 12

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #79 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 14192
  • Duration: 2:15
Boston Celtics (20-21) Cleveland Cavaliers (11-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Zeller vs Garnett (Bass gains possession)
  11:38 Zeller Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  11:29
[BOS 3-0]
 
  11:01 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:00 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:57 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:56 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:54  
  10:54
[CLE 1-3]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:54
[CLE 2-3]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:38 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:22
[CLE 4-3]
Thompson Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:17 Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:07
[BOS 5-4]
 
  09:52
[CLE 7-5]
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  09:30
[BOS 7-7]
 
  09:01
[CLE 9-7]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST) 
  08:46 Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Team Rebound 
  08:17
[CLE 11-7]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  07:56
[BOS 9-11]
 
  07:43
[CLE 13-9]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  07:25  
  07:23 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:22 Zeller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:11
[CLE 16-9]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Zeller (2 AST) 
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:51
[BOS 11-16]
 
  06:29
[CLE 18-11]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rondo Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:21
[BOS 13-18]
 
  06:08 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:07  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  05:57
[BOS 15-18]
 
  05:31 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
  05:29 Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:26 Zeller Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:24  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:04
[CLE 20-15]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:57  
  04:57 Thompson Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  04:57 Waiters Substitution replaced by Walton 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Sullinger  04:57  
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:47
[BOS 17-20]
 
  04:30 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:29  
  04:26 Gibson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:26
[BOS 18-20]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:26
[BOS 19-20]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:19  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Terry  04:19  
  04:12
[CLE 22-19]
Irving Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Walton (1 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:00 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:50
[CLE 24-19]
Walton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (1 BLK)  03:32  
Team Rebound  03:32  
Bass Substitution replaced by Green  03:32  
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:21 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:03 Zeller Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:00  
  02:55 Gibson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:55
[BOS 20-24]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:55
[BOS 21-24]
 
  02:39
[CLE 26-21]
Walton Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Zeller (3 AST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:23
[BOS 23-26]
 
  02:01 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (1 BLK) 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:58  
  01:54 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:54
[BOS 24-26]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:54
[BOS 25-26]
 
  01:42 Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:40 Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:37
[CLE 28-25]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Walton (2 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:19  
Sullinger Tip Shot: Missed  01:19  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:16  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed  01:16  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:14  
Sullinger Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:11
[BOS 27-28]
 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:05  
  01:05
[CLE 29-27]
Walton Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:05 Walton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:00  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:40.8  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Lee  00:40.8  
  00:29.0
[CLE 31-27]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Walton (3 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:04.4  
Sullinger Tip Shot: Missed  00:04.4  
  00:03.9 Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.9 Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (20-21) Cleveland Cavaliers (11-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Walton Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  11:23  
  11:11 Livingston Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  11:10  
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST)  10:57
[BOS 29-31]
 
  10:37
[CLE 33-29]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Walton (4 AST) 
  10:21 Gibson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:21
[BOS 30-33]
 
  10:21 Gibson Substitution replaced by Waiters 
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:21
[BOS 31-33]
 
  10:09 Thompson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:06  
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:00 Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:51 Livingston Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:50  
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  09:42  
Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:40
[BOS 33-33]
 
  09:23 Waiters Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  09:22 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:22 Waiters Tip Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:19  
Terry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  09:14
[BOS 35-33]
 
  09:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:56 Waiters Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:55 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:55 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:54  
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:47 Team Rebound 
  08:23
[CLE 35-35]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Walton (5 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST)  08:00
[BOS 37-35]
 
  07:39
[CLE 37-37]
Walton Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST) 
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  07:24
[BOS 39-37]
 
  07:05 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  07:04  
  07:04 Walton Substitution replaced by Zeller 
Terry Substitution replaced by Rondo  07:04  
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:48 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:30 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:29  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  06:16
[BOS 41-37]
 
  06:05 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:04  
  06:01 Casspi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass  06:01  
  06:01 Casspi Substitution replaced by Irving 
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:51  
  05:51  
  05:33
[CLE 39-41]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  05:21
[BOS 43-39]
 
  05:00
[CLE 41-43]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:53  
Green Substitution replaced by Pierce  04:53  
Lee Substitution replaced by Bradley  04:53  
  04:47 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:47
[BOS 44-41]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:47  
  04:45 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Sullinger Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:26  
  04:26 Livingston Substitution replaced by Gee 
  04:10 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  04:09  
Bass Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:04  
  03:43
[CLE 43-44]
Irving Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:29 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rondo Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:28  
  03:28 Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:28 Team Rebound 
  03:28
[CLE 44-44]
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  03:13  
Sullinger Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:07  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Garnett  03:07  
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:03  
  03:03
[CLE 45-44]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:03
[CLE 46-44]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:44  
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:37
[BOS 46-46]
 
  02:21
[CLE 48-46]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  02:03
[BOS 48-48]
 
  01:36 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:34  
Garnett Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  01:24
[BOS 50-48]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:11  
  01:11
[CLE 49-50]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Terry  01:11  
  01:11
[CLE 50-50]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:58.0  
Team Rebound  00:58.0  
  00:58.0 Zeller Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (2 BLK)  00:43.9  
Pierce Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:43.1  
Pierce Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:42.2  
Terry Substitution replaced by Lee  00:42.2  
  00:36.9
[CLE 52-50]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  00:14.9
[BOS 53-52]
 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:00.2  
  00:00.2
[CLE 53-53]
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:00.2
[CLE 54-53]
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:00.2  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (20-21) Cleveland Cavaliers (11-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Zeller Hook Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (3 BLK) 
  11:41 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:35 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:34  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  11:28  
  11:11 Gee Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:08  
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  11:03  
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:02  
Bradley Tip Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:00 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:57 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Rondo Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  10:54  
  10:40 Thompson Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:40  
  10:40 Zeller Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:22  
Pierce Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:20  
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:55 Irving Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:54  
  09:54 Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  09:41
[BOS 55-54]
 
  09:13 Gee Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:10  
  08:53 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:53  
Team Rebound  08:53  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:53
[BOS 56-54]
 
  08:35
[CLE 56-56]
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Gee (2 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:16
[CLE 58-56]
Gee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (3 BLK)  07:52  
  07:50 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:45 Waiters Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bradley (1 BLK) 
  07:44 Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:43 Zeller Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:42  
  07:35 Irving Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:35
[BOS 57-58]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:35
[BOS 58-58]
 
  07:23 Thompson Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Garnett (4 BLK) 
  07:23 Team Rebound 
  07:13 Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:12  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST)  07:05
[BOS 61-58]
 
  06:38 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  06:37  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  06:31
[BOS 64-58]
 
  06:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Sullinger  06:30  
  06:12 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:11  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:00 Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:57 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:37 Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:22
[CLE 60-64]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Zeller (4 AST) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:22  
  05:22
[CLE 61-64]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:59  
  04:59 Waiters Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Green  04:59  
  04:40 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  04:39  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  04:31
[BOS 67-61]
 
  04:04
[CLE 63-67]
Zeller Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thompson (3 AST) 
  03:46 Gee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:46  
Team Rebound  03:46  
  03:46 Zeller Substitution replaced by Walton 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:46
[BOS 68-63]
 
  03:32 Gibson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Terry  03:32  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  03:16
[BOS 70-63]
 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:01  
  03:01 Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:01 Team Rebound 
  03:01
[CLE 64-70]
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Green Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:37 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:29 Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  02:28  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:10
[CLE 66-70]
Gee Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Walton (6 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Rondo Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:38  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:38  
Bass Substitution replaced by Lee  01:38  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Garnett  01:38  
  01:27 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
  01:27 Team Rebound 
  01:24
[CLE 68-70]
Thompson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Walton (7 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:08  
Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:54.9  
  00:54.9
[CLE 69-70]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Pierce  00:54.9  
  00:54.9
[CLE 70-70]
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:32.9 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:12.9 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:11.9  
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  00:00.2
[BOS 73-70]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (20-21) Cleveland Cavaliers (11-32)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:38 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:20
[CLE 72-73]
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
  11:10 Casspi Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  10:54  
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:54  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:54  
  10:39 Livingston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:31 Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  10:23 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:22  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Walton (1 ST)  10:01  
  09:53 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:53  
  09:53 Zeller Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  09:40
[BOS 75-72]
 
  09:23 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:22  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:54 Casspi Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  08:54  
  08:54 Gibson Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  08:54 Walton Substitution replaced by Waiters 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK)  08:39  
  08:37 Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  08:26
[CLE 74-75]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Garnett Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  08:11  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:11  
  08:11 Casspi Substitution replaced by Irving 
Lee Substitution replaced by Rondo  08:11  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Sullinger  08:11  
  07:56 Zeller Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  07:42  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  07:40  
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST)  07:35  
  07:30
[CLE 76-75]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST)  07:08
[BOS 77-76]
 
  06:40 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  06:39  
  06:34 Zeller Foul: Shooting Block (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:34
[BOS 78-76]
 
Green Substitution replaced by Bass  06:34  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:34
[BOS 79-76]
 
  06:15 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  06:14  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:07  
Bass Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (2 TO)  06:05  
Terry Substitution replaced by Bradley  06:05  
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:59
[CLE 77-79]
Livingston Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:59
[CLE 78-79]
Livingston Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  05:42  
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:41  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:35  
Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  05:23
[BOS 81-78]
 
  05:07 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:07 Team Rebound 
  04:58
[CLE 80-81]
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:33
[CLE 82-81]
Zeller Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  04:15
[BOS 83-82]
 
  03:54 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
  03:52 Irving Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  03:52  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:36 Irving Foul: Offensive (5 PF) 
  03:36 Irving Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Livingston (1 BLK)  03:19  
Pierce Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:17  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:45 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  02:44  
Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  02:36  
  02:31
[CLE 84-83]
Irving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Thompson (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:30  
  02:30 Livingston Substitution replaced by Gee 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  02:19  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  02:09  
  02:05
[CLE 86-83]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
  01:57 Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:57
[BOS 84-86]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:57
[BOS 85-86]
 
  01:42
[CLE 88-85]
Gee Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Waiters (3 AST) 
  01:33 Zeller Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  01:33 Zeller Substitution replaced by Walton 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:33
[BOS 86-88]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:33
[BOS 87-88]
 
  01:18 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (5 BLK) 
  01:18 Team Rebound 
  01:18 Thompson Turnover : Kicked Ball Violation (1 TO) 
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:55.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:52.9
[CLE 90-87]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Thompson (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:52.0  
  00:52.0 Irving Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Green  00:52.0  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Terry  00:52.0  
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.6 Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Garnett Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:38.6  
  00:38.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:38.6 Livingston Substitution replaced by Irving 
Terry Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:38.6  
Green Substitution replaced by Sullinger  00:38.6  
  00:22.8
[CLE 92-87]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (37 PTS) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (1 FTA)  00:22.8  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Bass  00:22.8  
  00:22.8
[CLE 93-87]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (38 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:22.8  
Bass Substitution replaced by Green  00:22.8  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Terry  00:22.8  
  00:22.8 Irving Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.2  
  00:19.2 Team Rebound 
  00:19.2 Livingston Substitution replaced by Irving 
Terry Substitution replaced by Lee  00:19.2  
Green Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:19.2  
Lee Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:18.2  
  00:18.2
[CLE 94-87]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (39 PTS) 
  00:18.2 Walton Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Terry  00:18.2  
  00:18.2 Thompson Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  00:18.2
[CLE 95-87]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (40 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.8  
  00:11.9 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:06.8 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (7 AST)  00:01.6
[BOS 90-95]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l10
h
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BOS
3rd Atlantic
41
40
4-6
27-13
14-27
CLE
5th Central
24
58
2-8
14-27
10-31
 
ppg
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bpg
spg
BOS
2 players 20.3
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.3
2 players 1.0
2 players 1.8
CLE
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