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James scores 41, Cavaliers edge Celtics 122-121


By HOWARD ULMAN
Posted Nov 14 2014 11:54PM

BOSTON (AP) Cleveland's third quarter was unacceptable to LeBron James. The fourth period was much better.

James and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavaliers rally for a 122-121 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth, and Irving scored 15 of his 27 in the final quarter of Cleveland's third straight win.

Perhaps most importantly for the Cavs, they held Boston to 20 points in the final 12 minutes after allowing 42 in the third.

"We gave up a 40-point quarter and that's unacceptable if we want to grow," James said, "but we showed growth in the fourth quarter."

James made one of two free throws with 36 seconds left to give Cleveland the lead. The Celtics then lost the ball out of bounds, but Irving missed a layup and Avery Bradley rebounded for Boston, which called timeout with 7 seconds to go.

Rajon Rondo, who finished with 16 assists, then lost control of his dribble near the top of the key. He shot and missed just after the final buzzer.

"We had a couple of different options," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Rondo "had a good matchup, but Joe Harris did a nice job on him."

Kevin Love added 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers.

"That's quite a homecoming," said Cleveland coach David Blatt, who grew up in nearby Framingham. "I thought Boston played great basketball for three quarters (and) we waited a long time to get it in gear defensively."

Kelly Olynyk led Boston with a season-high 21 points, and Jared Sullinger and Jeff Green had 19 apiece.

Boston grabbed a 103-84 lead on Tyler Zeller's layup early in the fourth quarter.

Then Irving took charge, scoring 13 of Cleveland's next 15 points and cutting the margin to 107-99 with 8:40 left.

James led the Cavaliers in the last six minutes of the quarter with 10 points. His three-point play put them ahead 120-118 with 1:11 remaining before Love added a free throw.

Boston then tied the game at 121 on one free throw by Sullinger and two by Green.

"Kyrie made some shots. LeBron made some shots," Sullinger said. "That's what great players do."

Coming into the day, Cleveland had allowed the sixth-highest average points in the NBA, while Boston gave up the fourth most.

The first half ended with the score tied at 59. Neither team led by more than three points in the last eight minutes.

THREE AT A TIME

Irving made three 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter.

"The problem is, if you defend him differently, you're going to give up something else," Stevens said.

HOT AND COLD CELTICS

Boston missed just six shots while outscoring Cleveland 42-25 in the third quarter, but then went 8 for 16 from the field while getting outscored 38-20 in the fourth.

"We'll have a chance to be very, very good" with consistent defensive play, Blatt said. "Until we do, we're going to have to win games like this."

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: James had his first shot blocked by Olynyk but finished the first half with 22 points. ... James passed former Celtics star Robert Parish for 24th place in career scoring with 23,360 points. Parish scored 23,334. ... G Dion Waiters came off the bench after missing Monday night's win over New Orleans with a bruised lower back.

Celtics: Seven Celtics scored in double figures. ... G Marcus Thornton returned after missing Wednesday night's loss to Oklahoma City with a sprained right ankle.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Return to Cleveland to face Atlanta on Saturday night, beginning a stretch of eight games at home in their next nine.

Celtics: Finish a three-game homestand Monday night against Phoenix.


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CLE
BOS
     
    • 50.6%

    • 54.5%

    • 34.8%

    • 30.0%

    • 75.7%

    • 82.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE BOS
Total Rebounds 40 39
Offensive Rebounds 8 8
Turnovers 11 14
Fast Break Pts: 24 21
Biggest Lead: 3 19
Points in the Paint: 56 60
CLE BOS
p James   41 Olynyk   21
rb Love   15 Sullinger   10
a James   7 Rondo   16
s Irving   3 Rondo   3
b 5 players   1 Olynyk   1
 
  • 11/14 - CLE 122 @ BOS 121
  • 03/03 - BOS 79 @ CLE 110
  • 04/10 - BOS 99 @ CLE 90
  • 04/12 - CLE 78 @ BOS 117
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 40:51 16-27 3-8 6-9 +10 0 4 4 7 4 0 3 1 1 41
K. Love F 37:07 2-10 0-3 8-12 +2 3 12 15 4 4 0 1 1 0 12
A. Varejao C 27:57 7-10 0-0 2-2 +2 2 0 2 3 3 0 0 1 0 16
S. Marion G 27:02 3-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 4 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 6
K. Irving G 40:32 8-16 3-7 8-9 +5 2 2 4 5 1 3 0 1 0 27
T. Thompson   19:35 2-7 0-0 0-0 -9 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
D. Waiters   17:22 4-8 1-1 1-2 -14 0 3 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 10
M. Miller   10:22 0-1 0-1 0-0 -15 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
J. Harris   19:12 1-2 1-2 3-3 +24 0 2 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 6
L. Amundson DNP - Coach's Decision
W. Cherry DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-85 8-23 28-37   8 32 40 22 21 5 11 5 1 122
  50.6% 34.8% 75.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11
Boston Celtics (3-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Green F 35:58 5-12 1-6 8-10 -3 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 19
J. Sullinger F 27:55 7-13 1-2 4-5 -5 3 7 10 3 1 0 2 0 0 19
K. Olynyk C 31:10 8-13 2-5 3-4 +9 2 4 6 1 4 2 1 1 1 21
A. Bradley G 35:40 6-10 0-2 0-0 -10 1 4 5 2 3 0 2 0 0 12
R. Rondo G 31:15 3-10 0-0 0-0 -1 0 8 8 16 4 3 3 0 1 6
B. Bass   18:36 5-8 0-0 2-2 +5 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 2 12
E. Turner   26:17 5-9 0-2 2-2 -3 0 3 3 5 3 0 3 0 0 12
M. Thornton   18:09 5-8 2-3 0-0 +6 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 12
T. Zeller   14:58 4-5 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 1 8
D. Powell   00:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Pressey DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Wallace DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 48-88 6-20 19-23   8 31 39 32 26 7 14 1 5 121
  54.5% 30.0% 82.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Dellavedova, Kirk
  • Celtics: Faverani, Smart

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 18
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #31 Scott Wall, #68 Marat Kogut
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:23
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Boston Celtics (33-42)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Olynyk vs Varejao (Love gains possession)
  11:46 Bradley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:46
[CLE 1-0]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:46
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:36 Rondo Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  11:35 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:33 Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:33 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:27
[BOS 2-2]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Olynyk (1 BLK)  11:21  
  11:19 Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:14 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  11:07
[CLE 5-2]
 
  10:53
[BOS 4-5]
Olynyk Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  10:39  
  10:34
[BOS 6-5]
Olynyk Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:13  
Team Rebound  10:11  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
  09:59 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:48 Sullinger Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:46 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:40 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
James Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  09:36
[CLE 7-6]
 
  09:25 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:24  
Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Team Rebound 
Love Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:10  
  09:02
[BOS 8-7]
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:36 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:35  
Marion Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  08:27
[CLE 9-8]
 
  08:16
[BOS 10-9]
Green Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST) 
Varejao Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:39
[BOS 13-9]
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:18 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:13 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:12  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:56 Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:55  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  06:50
[CLE 11-13]
 
Varejao Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:43  
  06:43
[BOS 14-11]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:43 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Bass 
  06:43 Rondo Substitution replaced by Turner 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:43  
  06:43
[BOS 15-11]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Olynyk (1 ST)  06:23  
  06:12 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:10  
James Layup Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:58
[BOS 17-11]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:50  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  05:39
[CLE 13-17]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:21  
  05:21
[BOS 18-13]
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Waiters  05:21  
  05:21 Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:20  
James Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:00
[CLE 15-18]
 
  04:40 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:39  
  04:34 Olynyk Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:34 Bradley Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  04:29 Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:29
[CLE 16-18]
 
Marion Substitution replaced by Miller  04:29  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:29
[CLE 17-18]
 
  04:11
[BOS 20-17]
Turner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:41 Turner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST) 
  03:38 Thornton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:38  
Team Rebound  03:38  
Love Substitution replaced by Marion  03:38  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:38
[CLE 18-20]
 
Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:27  
  03:17 Green Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:54
[BOS 22-18]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  02:48
[CLE 20-22]
 
  02:42
[BOS 24-20]
Olynyk Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:17
[BOS 27-20]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:54 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:48 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  01:48 Green Substitution replaced by Rondo 
James Substitution replaced by Irving  01:48  
  01:36 Bass Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Marion (1 BLK) 
  01:35 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:34
[BOS 29-20]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST)  01:19  
  01:10 Turner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:09  
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  01:03
[CLE 22-29]
 
  00:46.4
[BOS 31-22]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
  00:43.2 Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:43.2
[CLE 23-31]
 
  00:43.2 Bass Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:43.2  
  00:42.6 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:28.9 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:27.4  
Thompson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  00:09.4
[CLE 25-31]
 
  00:01.2 Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.2  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Boston Celtics (33-42)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:51  
  11:51
[BOS 32-25]
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:51
[BOS 33-25]
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:38
[CLE 27-33]
 
  11:24
[BOS 35-27]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
Team Rebound  11:03  
Marion Substitution replaced by Love  11:03  
  11:03 Jump Ball Rondo vs Thompson (Irving gains possession) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:56 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:56  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Varejao  10:56  
  10:44 Turner Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:43  
  10:34 Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:34  
Team Rebound  10:34  
  10:34 Turner Substitution replaced by Bradley 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:34
[CLE 28-35]
 
  10:27 Sullinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:25
[CLE 30-35]
 
  10:08 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:07  
Waiters Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:57  
Miller Substitution replaced by James  09:57  
Waiters Substitution replaced by Harris  09:57  
  09:42 Thornton Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:41  
Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  09:40  
  09:35
[BOS 37-30]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  09:19
[CLE 32-37]
 
  09:02
[BOS 39-32]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST) 
  08:47 Rondo Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:47  
  08:47 Thornton Substitution replaced by Green 
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:37
[CLE 34-39]
 
  08:24 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:06 Zeller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:05  
James Layup Shot: Missed  08:01  
  07:59 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:52 Zeller Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:52 Zeller Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  07:38
[CLE 36-39]
 
  07:26 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:24  
James Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:08
[CLE 38-39]
 
  06:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:59 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Turner 
  06:59 Rondo Substitution replaced by Bass 
  06:59 Zeller Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
  06:51 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  06:50  
James Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:39
[CLE 40-39]
 
  06:16
[BOS 41-40]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
James Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:03  
James Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:03  
Love Violation:Kicked Ball  05:52  
  05:45
[BOS 43-40]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST) 
  05:32 Green Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  05:20
[CLE 42-43]
 
  05:07 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:06 Team Rebound 
  05:03 Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:01  
Love Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  04:58
[CLE 44-43]
 
Irving Substitution replaced by Waiters  04:46  
  04:39
[BOS 45-44]
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:22
[CLE 46-45]
 
  04:06 Turner Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:05  
Varejao Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  03:59
[CLE 48-45]
 
  03:42
[BOS 47-48]
Olynyk Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Waiters Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:23
[CLE 50-47]
 
  03:00
[BOS 49-50]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
Team Rebound  02:45  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
  02:45 Turner Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Harris Substitution replaced by Irving  02:45  
  02:35 Olynyk Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:35
[CLE 51-49]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:35  
  02:35 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:22
[BOS 51-51]
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Olynyk (2 ST)  02:10  
Varejao Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:05  
Waiters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:00  
  02:00
[BOS 52-51]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:00
[BOS 53-51]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST)  01:50
[CLE 54-53]
 
  01:41 Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:39  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:21
[BOS 55-54]
Olynyk Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:57.6 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:51.6 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:50.6  
James Slam Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST)  00:48.6
[CLE 56-55]
 
  00:37.7
[BOS 57-56]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Varejao (3 AST)  00:18.8
[CLE 59-57]
 
  00:03.8 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:02.8 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:01.8  
  00:01.8
[BOS 58-59]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:01.8 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  00:01.8
[BOS 59-59]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.8  
  00:01.8 Bass Substitution replaced by Powell 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Boston Celtics (33-42)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:45 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:41 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  11:41  
James Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:13
[BOS 61-59]
Green Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  10:49  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  10:48  
Love Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:48
[CLE 61-61]
 
  10:27
[BOS 63-61]
Olynyk Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:01 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:53
[BOS 65-61]
Sullinger Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  09:32
[CLE 63-65]
 
  09:21
[BOS 68-63]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:09  
Marion 3pt Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:57 Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Irving (3 ST) 
  08:53 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  08:53
[CLE 64-68]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  08:53
[CLE 65-68]
 
  08:39
[BOS 71-65]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST) 
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  08:14
[CLE 67-71]
 
  08:05 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:04  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:52  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:51  
James 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  07:46
[CLE 70-71]
 
  07:25
[BOS 73-70]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  07:12
[CLE 72-73]
 
  06:52
[BOS 75-72]
Sullinger Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Varejao Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (1 FTA)  06:52  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:52  
  06:52 Rondo Substitution replaced by Turner 
  06:52
[BOS 76-72]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  06:34  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:29  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:29 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:24
[BOS 78-72]
Green Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (3 AST) 
Irving Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:09
[CLE 74-78]
 
  05:49 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:49  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:40
[CLE 76-78]
 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:40 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Bass 
Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:29  
  05:29
[BOS 79-76]
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  05:29
[BOS 80-76]
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  05:12 Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Waiters  05:12  
Marion Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:02  
  04:50
[BOS 82-76]
Turner Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (1 AST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  04:36  
James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:33  
  04:33
[BOS 83-76]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:33
[BOS 84-76]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:21 Bradley Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:11  
  04:11 Green Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:11 Team Rebound 
  04:11 Green Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  04:10  
James Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  03:51  
  03:50 Bass Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:50
[CLE 77-84]
 
Marion Substitution replaced by Miller  03:50  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:50
[CLE 78-84]
 
  03:38 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:36  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS)  03:30
[CLE 80-84]
 
  03:20
[BOS 86-80]
Green Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Turner (5 AST) 
  03:18 Turner Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  03:18 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  03:18 Green Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  03:18 Bass Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
James Substitution replaced by Irving  03:18  
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  03:00 Team Rebound 
  02:52
[BOS 88-80]
Zeller Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  02:38  
  02:33
[BOS 90-80]
Turner Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  02:15  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  02:14  
  02:14 Rondo Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:14  
Team Rebound  02:14  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:59 Turner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:58 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:57
[BOS 92-80]
Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:22  
  01:22
[BOS 93-80]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Love Substitution replaced by Varejao  01:22  
  01:22
[BOS 94-80]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:57.5
[BOS 96-80]
Turner Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (14 AST) 
  00:39.4 Rondo Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:39.4
[CLE 81-96]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:39.4
[CLE 82-96]
 
  00:26.4
[BOS 99-82]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (15 AST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:06.0
[CLE 84-99]
 
  00:00.4
[BOS 101-84]
Rondo Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:41 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  11:35
[BOS 103-84]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (16 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:25
[CLE 87-103]
 
  11:15
[BOS 105-87]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  10:47 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:46  
  10:43 Thornton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  10:43
[CLE 88-105]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  10:43
[CLE 89-105]
 
  10:24 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:23  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  10:12
[CLE 92-105]
 
  10:01 Turner Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  10:01 Turner Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  10:01 Rondo Substitution replaced by Bradley 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  09:47
[CLE 95-105]
 
  09:25
[BOS 107-95]
Turner Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST) 
  09:14 Bradley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 3 (22 PTS)  09:14
[CLE 96-107]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 3 (23 PTS)  09:14
[CLE 97-107]
 
  09:14 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Irving Free Throw 3 of 3 (24 PTS)  09:14
[CLE 98-107]
 
  08:52 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:51  
  08:44 Zeller Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  08:44  
  08:44 Turner Substitution replaced by Green 
  08:40 Zeller Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:40  
Team Rebound  08:40  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  08:40
[CLE 99-107]
 
  08:23
[BOS 109-99]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST) 
  08:06 Jump Ball Olynyk vs Thompson (James gains possession) 
  07:55 Thornton Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS)  07:55
[CLE 100-109]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS)  07:55
[CLE 101-109]
 
Harris Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS)  07:55
[CLE 102-109]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:47  
  07:39
[BOS 111-102]
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:14  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Team Rebound 
Irving Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:11  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  07:11  
  07:11 Zeller Substitution replaced by Bass 
  07:02
[BOS 114-102]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST) 
  06:46 Green Violation:Kicked Ball 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Marion  06:46  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:28 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Olynyk Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:27 Olynyk Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:27  
  06:13 Olynyk Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  06:13
[CLE 103-114]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  06:13
[CLE 104-114]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:59  
  05:59 Thornton Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  05:49 Green Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  05:48  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS)  05:42
[CLE 106-114]
 
  05:26 Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Harris Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  05:07  
Harris Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:07  
  04:49 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:48  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:36  
Marion Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST)  04:30
[CLE 108-114]
 
  04:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:30 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  04:30 Bass Substitution replaced by Turner 
  04:13
[BOS 116-108]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Marion Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  03:55
[CLE 110-116]
 
  03:35 Sullinger Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  03:17
[CLE 113-116]
 
  03:06 Turner Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:48 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:29
[BOS 118-113]
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:26  
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (35 PTS)  02:02
[CLE 115-118]
 
  01:50 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:12)  01:49  
James Jump Shot: Made (37 PTS)  01:39
[CLE 117-118]
 
  01:22 Bradley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (39 PTS)  01:11
[CLE 119-118]
 
  01:11 Turner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  01:11 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:11 Green Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (40 PTS)  01:11
[CLE 120-118]
 
  01:04 Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:02  
  00:44.1 Olynyk Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:44.1  
Team Rebound  00:44.1  
  00:44.1 Turner Substitution replaced by Green 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:44.1
[CLE 121-118]
 
  00:44.1 Team Timeout : Short 
Love Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:43.3  
  00:43.3
[BOS 119-121]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:43.3 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Bass 
  00:43.3 Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:43.0 Team Rebound 
James Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:43.0  
  00:43.0
[BOS 120-121]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Marion Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:43.0  
  00:43.0
[BOS 121-121]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:43.0  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Marion  00:43.0  
  00:36.4 Rondo Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (41 PTS)  00:36.4
[CLE 122-121]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:36.4  
  00:35.5 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:28.5 Rondo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:07.0 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:07.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:07.0 Bass Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:07.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
BOS
2nd Atlantic
40
42
8-2
21-20
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
BOS
2 players 17.5
2 players 7.3
2 players 7.0
6 players 0.8
2 players 1.0