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Notebook: Celtics 93, Cavaliers 92


Brian Dulik, for NBA.com
Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:51 PM - Updated Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:51 PM

THE FACTS: Power forward Jeff Green scored on a driving layup as time expired, giving the Boston Celtics a 93-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Green took an inbounds pass from point guard Avery Bradley at the top of the arc with 2.1 seconds left, then drove down the right side of the lane before floating up a shot between the outstretched arms of Cavaliers guards Wayne Ellington and Shaun Livingston. Forward Brandon Bass scored a season-high 22 points for the Celtics, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Ellington paced Cleveland with 16 points, while shooting guard C.J. Miles had 13 points and a career-high six assists.

QUOTABLE: "Jet (shooting guard Jason Terry) set a good screen on my man, and Avery made a good pass. I just tried to be aggressive and get to the rim. There was no doubt what I was going to do. I'm a player."
-- Celtics power forward Green.

THE STAT: Boston ended the game on a 21-6 run to erase a 14-point deficit, which was the largest spread for either team all evening. The Cavaliers had taken an 86-72 lead on a short jumper by center Marreese Speights with 8:08 left, but blew their second straight large late lead at home. "I thought we stopped being aggressive," Cleveland coach Byron Scott said. "We were looking at the clock, playing not to lose the game, instead of trying to win the game." Green scored nine of his 21 points over the final eight minutes, including his game-winning layup at the buzzer.

TURNING POINT: After Miles made two free throws to extend the Cavaliers' lead to 92-89 with 39 seconds left, Celtics shooting guard Paul Pierce scored on a fadeaway jumper just seven ticks later -- giving Boston a two-for-one opportunity. When Livingston misfired on a short jumper with 11 seconds remaining, shooting guard Jordan Crawford grabbed the defensive rebound, and the Celtics had the rest of the clock at their disposal. "They had a chance to win it at the end, and they did," Miles said. "It was just a point of execution and us not doing what we needed to."

QUOTABLE II: "Jeff wanted the ball at the end. He asked for it by the way he was looking at me in the huddle. He clearly wanted the basketball. I sensed that and everybody sensed that, so I called the play for him."
-- Celtics coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers.

HOT: The Celtics' win -- coupled with Milwaukee's 100-92 loss in Philadelphia -- extended Boston's lead over the Bucks to 2 1/2 games in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. ... Pierce collected 19 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, seven turnovers, two blocked shots, and one steal in 36 minutes. ... Green also scored the game-winning basket in the Celtics' previous road victory, 83-81 at Indiana on March 6. ... Cavaliers shooting guard Daniel "Boobie" Gibson had six points and a season-high tying six assists off the bench. ... Cleveland center Tyler Zeller rung up 11 points and nine boards in just 24 minutes.

NOT: The Cavaliers tied their longest losing streak of the season at six games. They also have the third-worst home record in the NBA at 13-22 and the third-worst overall mark at 22-48. ... Cleveland power forward Tristan Thompson missed five of his six field goal attempts and only scored two points in 24 minutes. ... The Cavaliers squandered a 27-point, second-half advantage in their previous home game against Miami. It was the largest blown lead in Cleveland's 43-year NBA history. ... Livingston was the only Cavaliers starter to record a basket or an assist in the fourth quarter. ... Neither team grabbed an offensive rebound in the final 12:45.

QUOTABLE III: "I feel like, at this point, we have to hold ourselves accountable. We're all professionals here, and we should all be communicating with each other and helping each other on the defensive end of the floor."
-- Cavaliers shooting guard Ellington.

GOOD MOVE: Rivers could have called the final play for legendary clutch scorer Pierce or sharpshooter Terry, but he opted to go with Green. "I thought Jeff at the four was our best advantage (over Cavaliers power forward Luke Walton)," Rivers explained. "Paul is our best offensive player, but there are certain nights when your team has a better advantage. I figured I was going to go with that advantage."

BAD MOVE: Byron Scott had multiple timeouts left, but opted not to call one before the Cavaliers' final possession, which saw Livingston dribble down the clock before missing a shot in the middle of the key. "(Boston) was going to switch up everything anyway, and it was going to be pretty much the same shot we ended up with," Scott insisted. "Shaun got right into the paint, about a 10-footer, but he just missed it."

NOTABLE: Celtics shooting guard Courtney Lee (left ankle sprain) missed his third straight game, but Rivers said he could play Friday against the Hawks. ... Also out for Boston were power forwards Kevin Garnett (left ankle inflammation) and Jared Sullinger (season-ending back surgery), and point guard Rajon Rondo (season-ending right ACL surgery). Garnett is expected to miss 1-2 more weeks. ... Cleveland played without its top three scorers in All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving (left shoulder sprain), shooting guard Dion Waiters (left knee soreness), and center Anderson Varejao (season-ending right knee surgery). Irving is out until at least early April, while Waiters' status will be updated later this week. ... The Cavaliers are 62-156 since LeBron James left the franchise for Miami in July 2010.

UP NEXT: For the Celtics, Friday vs. Atlanta, Sunday vs. New York, Monday @ Minnesota. For the Cavaliers, Friday vs. Philadelphia, Sunday @ New Orleans, Monday @ Atlanta.

BOS
CLE
     
    • 44.7%

    • 44.2%

    • 35.7%

    • 41.2%

    • 71.4%

    • 64.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CLE
Total Rebounds 37 46
Offensive Rebounds 2 9
Turnovers 15 18
Fast Break Pts: 13 18
Biggest Lead: 12 14
Points in the Paint: 40 38
BOS CLE
p Bass   22 Ellington   16
rb Pierce   10 2 players   9
a Pierce   8 2 players   6
s 4 players   2 Ellington   3
b Pierce   2 6 players   1
 
  • 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 (38-34)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Green F 41:26 7-18 2-2 5-8 +1 0 7 7 5 3 2 2 1 1 21
B. Bass F 36:41 8-14 0-0 6-7 0 0 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 22
C. Wilcox F-C 21:06 2-3 0-0 2-4 -5 2 4 6 1 2 1 0 1 1 6
P. Pierce F 35:34 7-16 1-5 4-4 +4 0 10 10 8 3 1 7 2 1 19
A. Bradley G 36:12 1-7 1-3 0-0 +1 0 2 2 3 3 2 1 0 1 3
J. Terry   21:05 2-7 1-4 0-0 +5 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 5
J. Crawford   25:31 5-8 0-0 2-3 +11 0 1 1 4 1 2 1 0 1 12
T. Williams   13:28 1-2 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 2
S. Randolph   08:57 1-1 0-0 1-2 -4 0 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 3
K. Garnett NWT - Left Ankle Inflamation
C. Lee NWT - Mild Left Ankle Sprain
D. White DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 34-76 5-14 20-28   2 35 37 27 15 10 15 4 6 93
  44.7% 35.7% 71.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16
Cleveland Cavaliers (22-49)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Gee F 29:26 5-11 0-1 2-2 +2 1 4 5 3 2 2 3 1 0 12
T. Thompson F 24:07 1-6 0-0 0-2 +7 2 7 9 0 2 0 2 0 1 2
T. Zeller C-F 23:51 5-6 0-0 1-2 +3 3 6 9 0 2 0 0 1 0 11
W. Ellington G 33:13 7-16 1-4 1-2 0 0 3 3 2 1 3 1 0 2 16
S. Livingston G 28:38 5-13 0-0 2-2 +3 0 3 3 5 2 1 2 1 0 12
D. Gibson   21:30 2-5 2-3 0-0 -6 0 0 0 6 3 1 3 0 0 6
L. Walton   21:43 3-6 1-1 0-0 -14 1 5 6 4 2 0 2 1 1 7
C. Miles   27:30 4-13 3-8 2-2 -2 0 4 4 6 4 1 1 1 0 13
M. Speights   17:23 6-9 0-0 1-2 +1 1 5 6 0 4 1 3 1 0 13
C. Quinn   12:39 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
O. Casspi DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Waiters DND - Left Knee
Totals   240 38-86 7-17 9-14   9 37 46 26 22 10 18 6 4 92
  44.2% 41.2% 64.3%   team rebs: 11 total to: 19

inactive

  • Celtics: Melo, Rondo, Sullinger
  • Cavaliers: Irving, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Cavaliers: Walton

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #45 Brian Forte, #72 J.T. Orr
  • Attendance: 17130
  • Duration: 2:15
Boston Celtics (37-34) Cleveland Cavaliers (22-48)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Zeller vs Wilcox (Green gains possession)
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:34 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:15 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:14 Team Rebound 
  11:05 Livingston Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:04  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:53 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK) 
  10:38 Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:29
[CLE 2-0]
Gee Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bradley Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:14 Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:03
[CLE 4-0]
Zeller Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:45 Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:45
[BOS 1-4]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:45
[BOS 2-4]
 
  09:23
[CLE 6-2]
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST) 
  09:15 Livingston Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  09:07
[BOS 4-6]
 
  08:51 Thompson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST)  08:40  
  08:34 Gee Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:34 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Wilcox Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:34  
  08:34 Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:34 Team Rebound 
  08:34
[CLE 7-4]
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  08:21
[BOS 6-7]
 
  07:57 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:55  
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  07:49
[BOS 8-7]
 
  07:30 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:29  
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  07:22
[BOS 10-7]
 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:05  
  07:05
[CLE 8-10]
Livingston Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:05
[CLE 9-10]
Livingston Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:40 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
  06:38 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:30 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:29  
Bass Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  06:21
[BOS 12-9]
 
  06:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:16 Thompson Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  06:16 Livingston Substitution replaced by Walton 
  06:00 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:59  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST)  05:40
[BOS 15-9]
 
  05:19 Gee Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  05:19 Gee Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:13 Gee Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:13 Gee Substitution replaced by Miles 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:58 Miles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wilcox (1 ST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wilcox (1 AST)  04:50
[BOS 17-9]
 
  04:38 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:37  
Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellington (2 ST)  04:21  
  04:13
[CLE 11-17]
Walton Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miles (1 AST) 
  03:55 Zeller Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Green Free Throw Technical Missed  03:55  
Team Rebound  03:55  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Terry  03:55  
  03:45 Miles Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bass Jump Hook Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:26 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:14
[CLE 13-17]
Zeller Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Wilcox Jump Shot: Missed Block: Walton (1 BLK)  02:53  
  02:52 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:45 Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:42  
Green Layup Shot: Missed  02:36  
Team Rebound  02:36  
  02:36 Ellington Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
Bass Substitution replaced by Crawford  02:36  
Wilcox Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:36
[BOS 18-13]
 
Wilcox Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:36
[BOS 19-13]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:26  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Williams  02:26  
  02:15
[CLE 15-19]
Ellington Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Walton (1 AST) 
  01:52 Zeller Substitution replaced by Speights 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  01:48
[BOS 22-15]
 
  01:35 Miles Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:33  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:13 Walton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:12  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Wilcox Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:53.8  
  00:44.9 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:43.9  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miles (1 ST)  00:25.9  
  00:23.0 Speights Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
  00:23.0 Gibson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:23.0
[BOS 23-15]
 
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Randolph  00:23.0  
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:23.0
[BOS 24-15]
 
  00:05.9
[CLE 18-24]
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:00.5  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (37-34) Cleveland Cavaliers (22-48)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Randolph (1 ST) 
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:29 Walton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:15
[CLE 20-24]
Speights Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:58
[BOS 26-20]
 
  10:48 Walton Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:48  
  10:48 Speights Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:29 Team Rebound 
  10:09 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:08  
  10:00 Walton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:00  
Team Rebound  10:00  
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:00
[BOS 27-20]
 
  09:44 Speights Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Randolph (2 ST) 
Pierce Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  09:39  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:39  
  09:27 Gibson Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  09:27 Gibson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  09:27 Gibson Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST)  09:18
[BOS 29-20]
 
  09:05 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:04  
Randolph Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Quinn (1 ST)  09:01  
  08:55
[CLE 23-29]
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Walton (2 AST) 
Pierce Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  08:43  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  08:43  
  08:43  
  08:33 Miles Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:30 Team Rebound 
  08:21 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:20 Quinn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:20 Walton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (2 BLK) 
  08:19 Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:18 Walton Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  08:18 Walton Technical 
Crawford Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  08:18
[BOS 30-23]
 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  08:05
[BOS 33-23]
 
  07:49 Speights Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:47  
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  07:40
[BOS 35-23]
 
  07:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
Terry Substitution replaced by Bradley  07:36  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Bass  07:36  
  07:36 Walton Substitution replaced by Gee 
  07:24
[CLE 25-35]
Speights Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST) 
  07:10 Speights Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:10  
Team Rebound  07:10  
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:10
[BOS 36-25]
 
  06:57 Livingston Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:57 Speights Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:57  
  06:57
[CLE 26-36]
Speights Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:57 Quinn Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  06:57 Speights Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:56  
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:25 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:24  
Crawford Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:14 Speights Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:55 Gee Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:53  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ellington (3 ST)  05:52  
  05:46
[CLE 28-36]
Gee Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:37 Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:33
[CLE 30-36]
Gee Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miles (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:26  
Crawford Substitution replaced by Green  05:26  
Williams Substitution replaced by Wilcox  05:26  
  05:26 Speights Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  05:12  
  04:59 Thompson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Wilcox (1 BLK) 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:57  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:47 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:43
[CLE 32-36]
Livingston Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miles (3 AST) 
Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gee (1 BLK)  04:15  
  04:13 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:09
[CLE 34-36]
Miles Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gee (2 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  03:49  
Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:48  
  03:48 Livingston Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wilcox Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:48  
Team Rebound  03:48  
  03:48 Miles Substitution replaced by Zeller 
Wilcox Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:36 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:35  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  03:22
[BOS 38-34]
 
  03:02
[CLE 36-38]
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  02:41
[BOS 40-36]
 
Bass Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  02:27  
  02:27
[CLE 37-40]
Ellington Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  02:19
[CLE 39-40]
Livingston Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:48 Livingston Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:45  
Wilcox Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST)  01:40
[BOS 42-39]
 
  01:28
[CLE 41-42]
Ellington Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  01:28  
  01:28 Ellington Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:26  
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Livingston (1 ST)  01:21  
Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:17  
  01:17
[CLE 42-42]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:17
[CLE 43-42]
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (1 BLK)  00:56.9  
  00:54.7 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:50.9 Gee Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:48.9  
Wilcox Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST)  00:46.8
[BOS 44-43]
 
  00:34.9
[CLE 45-44]
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Livingston (2 AST) 
  00:23.8 Thompson Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Bass Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:23.8
[BOS 46-45]
 
  00:04.9 Livingston Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:03.6 Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:03.6 Zeller Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:01.0 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (37-34) Cleveland Cavaliers (22-48)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38
[CLE 47-46]
Ellington Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:14
[BOS 48-47]
 
  11:04
[CLE 49-48]
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Livingston (3 AST) 
Bass Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST)  10:43
[BOS 50-49]
 
  10:22
[CLE 51-50]
Livingston Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bradley Running Hook Shot: Missed  10:00  
  10:00 Team Rebound 
  09:40
[CLE 54-50]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gee (3 AST) 
Green Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:18  
Wilcox Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:15  
Green Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  09:02
[CLE 56-50]
Livingston Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ellington (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:02  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:37  
  08:25
[CLE 58-50]
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:57 Thompson Turnover : Kicked Ball Violation (1 TO) 
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Terry  07:57  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:41 Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:28
[CLE 60-50]
Thompson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:27  
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  07:18  
  07:13
[CLE 62-50]
Gee Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Livingston (4 AST) 
Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  06:54
[BOS 52-62]
 
  06:36 Livingston Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:35  
Terry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Green (3 AST)  06:24
[BOS 54-62]
 
  06:13 Thompson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:13 Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:46 Gee Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:45 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:25
[CLE 64-54]
Gee Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:02 Team Rebound 
  05:02 Livingston Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  04:41 Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  04:37  
  04:31
[CLE 66-54]
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Gibson (3 AST) 
  04:21 Gibson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:21
[BOS 55-66]
 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Crawford  04:21  
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:21
[BOS 56-66]
 
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:12  
  04:12 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:12 Team Rebound 
  04:12 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:11  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:41 Gibson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  03:32 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:32
[BOS 57-66]
 
  03:32 Thompson Substitution replaced by Walton 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:32  
  03:30 Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:24 Ellington Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Green (2 ST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Green (4 AST)  03:18
[BOS 60-66]
 
  03:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:58 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:58 Team Rebound 
Crawford Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:58  
  02:50 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:49  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:40 Team Rebound 
Bass Violation:Defensive Goaltending  02:17  
  02:17
[CLE 68-60]
Walton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gibson (4 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST)  02:05
[BOS 62-68]
 
  02:05 Zeller Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:05 Gee Substitution replaced by Miles 
  02:05 Zeller Substitution replaced by Speights 
  02:05 Ellington Substitution replaced by Quinn 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  02:05
[BOS 63-68]
 
  01:51 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:48  
Crawford Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Speights (1 ST)  01:38  
  01:34 Speights Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST) 
Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:27
[BOS 65-68]
 
  01:05
[CLE 70-65]
Speights Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gibson (5 AST) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Speights (1 BLK)  00:50.9  
  00:48.9 Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:44.8 Quinn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (2 ST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:34.9 Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Williams  00:18.1  
  00:14.2
[CLE 73-65]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miles (4 AST) 
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:00.0
[BOS 67-73]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Terry Jump Shot: Missed  11:48  
  11:45 Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:27 Speights Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:26  
Randolph Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  11:19
[BOS 69-73]
 
  11:08
[CLE 76-69]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Walton (3 AST) 
Green Layup Shot: Missed  10:49  
Team Rebound  10:49  
  10:49 Walton Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Green Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  10:41  
Green Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:41  
  10:22 Speights Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:22  
  10:15 Miles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:15
[BOS 70-76]
 
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:15  
  10:15 Team Rebound 
Randolph Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  10:15  
  10:05
[CLE 79-70]
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Walton (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:05  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Speights Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:27
[CLE 82-70]
Walton 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gibson (6 AST) 
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Green (5 AST)  08:58
[BOS 72-82]
 
  08:37
[CLE 84-72]
Speights Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miles (5 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Speights Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:08
[CLE 86-72]
Speights Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miles (6 AST) 
  07:50 Speights Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:50
[BOS 73-86]
 
Terry Substitution replaced by Bradley  07:50  
Williams Substitution replaced by Bass  07:50  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Pierce  07:50  
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:26 Miles Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:26 Team Rebound 
  07:26 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST)  07:11
[BOS 76-86]
 
  06:55 Gibson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  06:53  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Speights Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Bradley Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  06:29  
  06:29 Quinn Substitution replaced by Livingston 
  06:24 Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:08
[BOS 78-86]
 
  05:49
[CLE 88-78]
Speights Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Livingston (5 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 Speights Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:17 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  05:16  
  05:08 Speights Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:08  
  05:08 Walton Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:08 Speights Substitution replaced by Gee 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:08
[BOS 79-88]
 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  05:08
[BOS 80-88]
 
  04:55 Livingston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:23 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:21  
  04:21 Gibson Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Green Layup Shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:11 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:58 Livingston Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:58  
Bass Jump Hook Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Pierce (7 AST)  03:43
[BOS 82-88]
 
  03:25 Miles Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:22  
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gee (2 ST)  03:21  
  03:20 Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST) 
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:56
[CLE 90-82]
Livingston Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Crawford (4 AST)  02:40
[BOS 84-90]
 
  02:23 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  02:22  
  02:16 Miles Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:16
[BOS 85-90]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:16
[BOS 86-90]
 
  01:59 Livingston Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (2 ST) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Pierce (8 AST)  01:43
[BOS 88-90]
 
  01:43 Miles Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  01:43
[BOS 89-90]
 
  01:29 Livingston Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:27  
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Miles (1 BLK)  01:14  
  01:12 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:57.9 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:55.9  
Green Jump Shot: Missed Block: Livingston (1 BLK)  00:45.9  
  00:42.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:39.0  
  00:39.0
[CLE 91-89]
Miles Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:39.0
[CLE 92-89]
Miles Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:39.0  
  00:39.0 Thompson Substitution replaced by Walton 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Terry  00:39.0  
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:32.0
[BOS 91-92]
 
  00:10.9 Livingston Jump Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:09.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:09.2  
Bass Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:09.2  
Green Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Bradley (3 AST)  00:00.0
[BOS 93-92]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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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
 
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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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