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Notebook: Cavaliers 98, Nuggets 88


Brian Dulik, for NBA.com
Posted Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:33 PM - Updated Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:33 PM

THE FACT: The Nuggets had their seasonlong, seven-game winning streak snapped by the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.

THE LEAD: Power forward Tristan Thompson scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 98-88. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving scored a game-best 23 points for the Cavaliers, while center Anderson Varejao added a season-high 18 points and 13 boards off the bench. The Nuggets were led by shooting guard Randy Foye, who scored 16 points, and center J.J. Hickson, who had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Cleveland won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

QUOTABLE: "Tristan and Anderson were monsters tonight. They were monsters on the pick-and-roll. They were monsters on the glass. They were monsters around the rim. That type of effort was awesome. It was awesome to watch."
-- Cavaliers coach Mike Brown

THE STAT: The Cavaliers grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and scored 23 second-chance points. They also won the overall battle of the boards 58-43 as Thompson, Varejao, and center Andrew Bynum combined for 41 rebounds and 49 points. "This was a good lesson for our bigs," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "When you're playing against bigger guys, like Cleveland has, you've got to put a body on them. Tristan Thompson had his season averages by halftime, so what does that tell you?"

TURNING POINT: The Cavaliers opened the fourth quarter on a 9-2 run -- extending their lead to 88-75 -- after Denver had closed within six at the end of the third. Varejao scored six of his 10 fourth-quarter points during the spurt, which allowed Cleveland to maintain at least an eight-point advantage the rest of the way. "We sustained their first few hits, but we just couldn't keep them off the boards or the free throw line, especially in the fourth quarter," Nuggets guard Andre Miller said.

QUOTABLE II: "As far as hustle and getting back on defense, there is no excuse for that. They just whupped us tonight. They looked like the fresher team and were quicker to the punch. You have to win 50/50 balls, and we didn't."
-- Nuggets coach Brian Shaw

HOT: The 10-point victory was the Cavaliers' largest of the season. ... Shooting guard Dion Waiters led Cleveland with six assists. ... Cavaliers shooting guard Jarrett Jack tied his career high with three blocked shots. ... Thompson rung up 11 points and 13 rebounds in the first half. ... Varejao became the first Cleveland bench player with at least 18 points, 13 rebounds, and three rejections since John "Hot Rod" Williams on Dec. 11, 1991 against Miami. ... Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson dished out a game-high 11 assists and made three steals.

NOT: Cavaliers shooting guards Waiters and C.J. Miles missed 10 of their 12 field goal attempts in 42 combined minutes. ... Cleveland rookie power forward Anthony Bennett -- the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft -- failed to record a rebound, assist, steal, or blocked shot in 11 minutes. ... The Nuggets committed 11 fouls in the fourth quarter, allowing the Cavaliers to attempt 14 free throws. ... Lawson shot 1-for-13 from the field and only scored four points. He entered the game averaging a Denver-high 20.2 points per game.

QUOTABLE III: "Big credit to Tristan, Andrew, and Anderson for opening up the lane. When we have an inside presence, it opens up our perimeter game that much more. Tristan and Anderson were great for us all night."
-- Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving

GOOD MOVE: The Cavaliers attacked the Nuggets from the get-go, taking advantage of their four-day break between games. Denver was just 24 hours removed from a 111-87 victory at Brooklyn, but wilted under Cleveland's physicality in the paint. "It's not like it's impossible to win games back-to-back, so we're not going to make any excuses," Hickson said. "They killed us with offensive rebounds. We definitely should have done a better job. It was a tough loss."

BAD MOVE: Shaw was one of two finalists for the Cavaliers' coaching job in June 2010, but owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Chris Grant opted to hire Byron Scott. Shaw said he spent 14 1/2 hours over two days interviewing for the position. "I interviewed with 11 teams and felt I learned from all of them," Shaw said. "Denver was my 12th -- that's perseverance." Scott went 64-166 in Cleveland for the worst three-year span in franchise history.

NOTABLE: The Nuggets are 2-1 on their current six-game road trip. ... Denver shooting guard Nate Robinson re-aggravated his sore right wrist at the Nets, but fought through the pain to play 27 minutes and scored 14 points against the Cavaliers. ... Nuggets small forward Danilo Gallinari (left anterior cruciate ligament tear) and center JaVale McGee (left tibia stress fracture) remain out with long-term injuries. Cleveland's inactives were center Henry Sims and rookie shooting guard Carrick Felix.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Friday @ Boston, Saturday @ Philadelphia, Monday @ Washington. For the Cavaliers, Friday @ Atlanta, Saturday vs. L.A. Clippers, Tuesday vs. New York.

DEN
CLE
     
    • 39.1%

    • 40.7%

    • 26.1%

    • 35.7%

    • 76.9%

    • 79.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN CLE
Total Rebounds 43 58
Offensive Rebounds 15 20
Turnovers 11 12
Fast Break Pts: 12 9
Biggest Lead: 3 13
Points in the Paint: 46 42
DEN CLE
p Foye   16 Irving   23
rb Hickson   11 Thompson   21
a Lawson   11 Waiters   6
s Lawson   3 Varejao   2
b 2 players   2 3 players   3
 
  • 12/04 - DEN 88 @ CLE 98
  • 01/17 - CLE 117 @ DEN 109
Denver Nuggets (11-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Chandler F 33:00 5-13 2-7 1-1 -2 2 6 8 1 3 1 0 2 0 13
K. Faried F 18:46 3-6 0-0 1-1 -5 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 7
J. Hickson C 25:59 7-13 0-0 1-2 -3 7 4 11 2 1 0 2 0 3 15
R. Foye G 26:07 4-8 3-6 5-5 +3 0 3 3 3 2 0 0 2 2 16
T. Lawson G 34:41 1-13 0-3 2-3 -3 0 2 2 11 0 3 3 1 2 4
T. Mozgov   16:59 4-6 0-0 0-0 -8 2 1 3 0 4 0 3 1 2 8
D. Arthur   25:31 4-11 0-1 0-0 -2 2 6 8 3 3 1 0 1 2 8
N. Robinson   26:55 7-15 0-2 0-1 -12 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 2 14
A. Miller   17:02 0-2 0-0 0-0 -10 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hamilton   10:25 1-5 1-4 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
E. Fournier   04:35 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Q. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-92 6-23 10-13   15 28 43 27 22 6 11 8 13 88
  39.1% 26.1% 76.9%   team rebs: 5 total to: 11
Cleveland Cavaliers (6-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Gee F 21:58 2-8 1-2 2-2 -2 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 7
T. Thompson F 34:29 6-13 0-0 5-6 +4 9 12 21 1 0 0 2 3 1 17
A. Bynum C 20:10 6-15 0-0 2-2 -3 4 3 7 1 1 0 2 1 2 14
C. Miles G 15:55 0-4 0-2 0-0 -3 2 1 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 0
K. Irving G 37:09 9-20 2-5 3-3 +3 1 1 2 4 2 1 3 0 2 23
D. Waiters   26:02 2-8 0-1 1-2 +12 1 3 4 6 0 0 2 0 1 5
J. Jack   32:05 2-7 1-2 1-1 +13 0 2 2 4 2 1 2 3 0 6
A. Bennett   10:51 2-5 1-1 0-0 +7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
A. Varejao   27:50 7-9 0-0 4-6 +13 3 10 13 3 0 2 1 3 0 18
E. Clark   13:31 1-2 0-1 1-2 +6 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
M. Dellavedova DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Karasev DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Zeller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-91 5-14 19-24   20 38 58 20 10 6 12 13 8 98
  40.7% 35.7% 79.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 13

inactive

  • Nuggets: Gallinari, McGee
  • Cavaliers: Felix, Sims

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Miller, Robinson
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #11 Derrick Collins, #50 Olandis Poole
  • Attendance: 14642
  • Duration: 2:10
Denver Nuggets (11-7) Cleveland Cavaliers (6-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Hickson (Lawson gains possession)
Chandler Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  11:49
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:49 Gee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:49
[DEN 3-0]
 
  11:39 Miles Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:38 Miles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:32 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:30  
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04
[CLE 2-3]
Bynum Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  10:49  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:47  
Faried Tip Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:45 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:36 Bynum Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:34  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:13 Miles Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Foye (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:13  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  10:09
[DEN 5-2]
 
  09:58
[CLE 4-5]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  09:48
[DEN 7-4]
 
  09:35
[CLE 7-7]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  09:26
[DEN 9-7]
 
  09:26 Miles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:26
[DEN 10-7]
 
  09:17 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Hickson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:14  
  09:14
[CLE 8-10]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:14
[CLE 9-10]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:53
[CLE 12-10]
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
  08:51 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Hickson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  08:30
[DEN 12-12]
 
  08:10 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:09 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed 
  08:07 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:07
[CLE 14-12]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  07:50
[DEN 15-14]
 
  07:33
[CLE 16-15]
Thompson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Running Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:13  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK)  07:11  
  07:09 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:00 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:59  
Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miles (1 ST)  06:50  
  06:32 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:30 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:30 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed 
  06:29 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:29  
  06:29 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:29 Team Rebound 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  06:29  
  06:29
[CLE 17-15]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:14 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  05:58
[CLE 19-15]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Miles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:34 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
Faried Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:33  
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  05:33  
Foye Substitution replaced by Robinson  05:33  
  05:33 Gee Substitution replaced by Waiters 
  05:26 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:25  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:09 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:59 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:58  
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  04:38
[DEN 17-19]
 
  04:17 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:17 Team Rebound 
Arthur Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:17  
  04:17 Bynum Substitution replaced by Jack 
  04:17 Miles Substitution replaced by Bennett 
  04:17 Irving Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  04:04
[CLE 21-17]
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  03:48  
  03:42
[CLE 24-17]
Bennett 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:19 Waiters Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Chandler (1 ST) 
Chandler Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  03:14
[DEN 19-24]
 
  02:49 Thompson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Miller  02:49  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Hamilton  02:49  
  02:49 Thompson Substitution replaced by Clark 
Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST)  02:39  
  02:10 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:09
[CLE 26-19]
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Robinson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:45
[DEN 21-26]
 
  01:29
[CLE 28-21]
Bennett Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Hamilton Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:10  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  01:00
[DEN 24-28]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  01:00  
  00:45.5
[CLE 31-24]
Jack 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Robinson Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:28.7  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:23.9 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:05.9 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:05.4  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (11-7) Cleveland Cavaliers (6-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Mozgov Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  11:31  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:31  
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:22  
  11:07 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:06  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:52 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:41
[CLE 33-24]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jack (1 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  10:26
[DEN 26-33]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:01  
  10:01
[CLE 34-26]
Clark Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:01 Bennett Substitution replaced by Irving 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Hickson  10:01  
  10:01 Clark Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:01  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed Block: Clark (1 BLK)  09:47  
  09:45 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:44 Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hamilton (1 ST) 
Hamilton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jack (1 ST)  09:43  
  09:37 Jack Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Hamilton Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  09:20  
  09:11
[CLE 36-26]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:05  
Robinson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:49
[DEN 28-36]
 
  08:34 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:33  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:23 Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:15
[CLE 38-28]
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Waiters (3 AST) 
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  08:00
[DEN 30-38]
 
  08:00 Clark Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  08:00  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Chandler  08:00  
  08:00 Clark Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:00  
  07:57 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:43 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:42  
Hickson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:28 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:25
[CLE 40-30]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  07:11
[DEN 32-40]
 
  06:59
[CLE 42-32]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  06:37  
  06:35 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:31
[CLE 44-32]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Varejao (3 AST) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:08
[DEN 34-44]
 
Robinson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:05  
Robinson Technical  06:05  
  06:05
[CLE 45-34]
Irving Free Throw Technical (14 PTS) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:05  
Miller Substitution replaced by Foye  06:05  
  05:57 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:55  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  05:41
[DEN 37-45]
 
  05:25 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:24 Team Rebound 
  05:23  
  05:23 Waiters Substitution replaced by Gee 
  05:23 Varejao Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  05:05 Gee Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:02  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:40
[CLE 47-37]
Thompson Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  04:21
[DEN 40-47]
 
  04:00 Bynum Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  03:57 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  03:52
[CLE 50-40]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Jack (2 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  03:32  
  03:27
[CLE 52-40]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jack (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:20  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jack (1 BLK)  03:08  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:06  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  03:01  
  03:00 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  02:50 Bynum Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:47  
  02:45 Jack Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  02:45  
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:45
[DEN 41-52]
 
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:45
[DEN 42-52]
 
  02:24 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Arthur (1 ST) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  02:18  
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:15  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  02:12  
  01:51
[CLE 54-42]
Gee Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  01:38
[DEN 44-54]
 
  01:20 Bynum Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:17 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  01:15 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Arthur Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  01:08
[DEN 46-54]
 
  01:08 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:08 Jack Substitution replaced by Miles 
  00:46.9 Gee Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  00:45.4 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
  00:41.9 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (1 BLK) 
  00:39.8 Miles Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:34.9 Gee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (1 BLK) 
  00:31.8 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:31.8 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Foye (2 BLK) 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:31.8  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST)  00:31.8
[DEN 48-54]
 
  00:31.8 Miles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:31.8
[DEN 49-54]
 
  00:16.1
[CLE 56-49]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hickson (2 AST)  00:01.6
[DEN 52-56]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (11-7) Cleveland Cavaliers (6-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Bynum Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  11:28  
  11:27 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  11:10 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  11:09  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  11:02  
Hickson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  11:00  
Hickson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:00
[DEN 54-56]
 
  10:46 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:45  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
Hickson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  10:36  
Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  10:35  
Foye Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:33  
Chandler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:26  
  10:26
[CLE 57-54]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  10:26
[CLE 58-54]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Hickson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST)  10:16
[DEN 56-58]
 
  10:03 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:02  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:48  
Chandler Tip Shot: Missed  09:48  
Hickson Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  09:43  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  09:42  
  09:41 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:8) 
  09:36 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:20 Bynum Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:15 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  09:15
[CLE 60-56]
Bynum Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:50 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:46 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
  08:46 Team Rebound 
  08:38
[CLE 62-56]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:21
[DEN 58-62]
 
  08:05
[CLE 64-58]
Bynum Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miles (1 AST) 
  07:53 Bynum Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:53
[DEN 59-64]
 
Hickson Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed  07:53  
Team Rebound  07:53  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  07:53  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:40 Team Rebound 
  07:13
[CLE 66-59]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:42 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
  06:40 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  06:39 Bynum Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:27 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:9) 
  06:10 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:10  
Faried Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  06:01
[DEN 61-66]
 
  05:38
[CLE 68-61]
Bynum Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  05:37 Delay Technical - CLE 
Foye Free Throw Technical (12 PTS)  05:37
[DEN 62-68]
 
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:27
[DEN 64-68]
 
  05:15 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:14  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Miles (1 BLK)  05:06  
  05:05 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:00 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
  04:56 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:56  
Team Rebound  04:56  
  04:56 Gee Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  04:56 Bynum Substitution replaced by Waiters 
  04:56 Miles Substitution replaced by Jack 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Hamilton  04:56  
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  04:56  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:56
[DEN 65-68]
 
  04:44
[CLE 70-65]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Waiters (4 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:21 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:21  
  03:56 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Lawson (1 BLK) 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:54  
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK)  03:36  
  03:31 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:27 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Team Rebound 
  03:27 Thompson Substitution replaced by Clark 
Foye Substitution replaced by Robinson  03:27  
  03:14
[CLE 72-65]
Waiters Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  02:59
[DEN 67-72]
 
  02:43
[CLE 74-67]
Clark Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Waiters (5 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Clark (2 BLK)  02:26  
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:24  
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  02:20
[DEN 69-74]
 
  02:06
[CLE 76-69]
Waiters Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:43 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (3 ST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:22 Waiters Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  01:21 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:20 Waiters Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:20  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  01:20  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Fournier  01:20  
  01:20 Irving Substitution replaced by Bennett 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Arthur (2 AST)  01:04
[DEN 71-76]
 
  00:42.9 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:41.9  
Miller Technical  00:41.5  
  00:41.5
[CLE 77-71]
Jack Free Throw Technical (4 PTS) 
Robinson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:36.9
[DEN 73-77]
 
  00:20.9
[CLE 79-73]
Jack Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:04.9 Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Clark Violation:Kicked Ball 
Mozgov Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  11:40  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  11:40  
Arthur Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  11:22  
  11:22 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:22 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Hickson  11:22  
  11:22
[CLE 80-73]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Fournier Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  11:12  
Fournier Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:12  
Arthur Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:57  
  10:57 Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:57 Team Rebound 
  10:57
[CLE 81-73]
Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (3 BLK)  10:36  
  10:35 Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:24 Clark 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  10:23  
Robinson Layup Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  09:50
[CLE 83-73]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Waiters (6 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Arthur (3 AST)  09:31
[DEN 75-83]
 
  09:05 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:03  
Robinson Layup Shot: Missed  09:00  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:57  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Robinson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:45  
  08:45  
  08:45 Bennett Substitution replaced by Irving 
  08:45 Clark Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Lawson  08:45  
Fournier Substitution replaced by Chandler  08:45  
Chandler Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:34  
  08:22
[CLE 85-75]
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:04 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:10) 
  07:54 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:53 Thompson Rebound (Off:8 Def:10) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:52  
  07:52 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:52 Team Rebound 
  07:52
[CLE 86-75]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  07:34 Waiters Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (2 BLK) 
  07:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:9 Def:10) 
Robinson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:34  
  07:34
[CLE 87-75]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:34
[CLE 88-75]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:25
[DEN 77-88]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:08  
  07:08
[CLE 89-77]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  07:08
[CLE 90-77]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
Hickson Rebound (Off:7 Def:4)  06:47  
  06:47 Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:39
[DEN 79-90]
 
  06:21
[CLE 92-79]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  06:13 Varejao Violation:Kicked Ball 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jack (2 BLK)  06:02  
  06:00 Thompson Rebound (Off:9 Def:11) 
  05:46 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:45  
Hickson Jump Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST)  05:21
[DEN 81-92]
 
  05:02 Varejao Dunk Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:02  
  05:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Arthur  05:02  
Miller Substitution replaced by Foye  05:02  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Thompson Rebound (Off:9 Def:12) 
  04:36 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:34  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (3 BLK)  04:23  
  04:21 Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:59 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:58 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  03:39
[CLE 94-81]
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Jack (4 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:26 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  03:08 Jack Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  03:04 Jack Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:04
[DEN 82-94]
 
  03:04 Waiters Substitution replaced by Gee 
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:04
[DEN 83-94]
 
  02:38 Jack 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:37  
  02:33 Gee Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:25  
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  02:20
[DEN 85-94]
 
Foye Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:03  
  02:03
[CLE 95-85]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:03
[CLE 96-85]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (11 AST)  01:53
[DEN 88-96]
 
  01:33 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:31 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  01:13 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:12  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jack (3 BLK)  01:04  
  01:02 Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Robinson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:42.1  
  00:42.1
[CLE 97-88]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:42.1
[CLE 98-88]
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Arthur Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:31.5  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.9 Team Rebound 
  00:00.9 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 4th Quarter
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33
49
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19-22
14-27
 
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