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Spurs top LeBron again, 92-90


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Nov 19 2014 11:12PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Out of timeouts, LeBron James had no choice but to hurry up the floor. With the clock ticking down, James tried to dribble behind his back and had the ball - and game - bounce away.

The San Antonio Spurs stopped him again.

Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw scored 19 points apiece and the defending NBA champions beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time with a 92-90 win over James and the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Manu Ginobili scored on a layup with 18 seconds left, made a free throw with 9.1 to go and harassed James into his costly turnover with 1.9 seconds remaining. It was the first meeting between San Antonio and James since last June, when the Spurs overpowered the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

"I went behind my back and just lost it," James said of his last turnover. "That's how the ball rolls sometimes."

Anderson Varejao scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving added 20 and James had 15 for the Cavs, who fell to 5-5 and aren't rolling the way most predicted.

James was just 6 of 17 from the field, Kevin Love went 4 of 12 and Cleveland's bench contributed 17 points.

After Ginobili missed his free throw, James charged forward with both Duncan and Ginobili blocking his way. As the crowd roared, James appeared to be headed toward a game-tying or winning basket, but it didn't go the way he planned.

Not much has so far in his homecoming season.

Still, the four-time MVP felt the Cavs, who are suffering growing pains under first-year coach David Blatt, improved.

"This is a game I'm happy about," James said. "I hate to lose, but I'm happy about the progress we made tonight."

Ginobili felt fortunate that James didn't drive past him.

"I tried to make him change direction," Ginobili said. "Then I was going to chase him. I think it was a bad move by me. I should have run backwards. It's not that easy. He's so quick. He's so amazing. I just was there."

James insisted the game would not be a "measuring stick" for the Cavs, who are still trying to figure things out in the first weeks of the season. He warned it would take time for Cleveland to jell as a team and, as usual, James is dead on.

Cleveland hasn't beaten San Antonio since March 8, 2010, during James' first stint with the Cavs.

Following Monday's loss to Denver, James warned his teammates they'd better not come out flat or they would be embarrassed by the Spurs, whom he called "the Patriots of the NBA." Cleveland was ready, and with James on the bench with three fouls, Irving buried two straight 3-pointers and scored eight in a row to give the Cavs a 47-36 lead.

FAMILIAR FEELING

James said Cleveland's early struggles remind him of the 9-8 start he had in Miami four years ago.

"We've got to continue to play, continue to watch film, continue to go over situations, continue to be in situations and you learn from it," he said. "I think we learned from the game Monday and we came with a defensive mindset that we haven't had this year against a very, very good team - a great team."

MORE THAN A GAME

Ginobili admitted this wasn't just another regular season contest.

"It was a big game," he said. "First, it was on the road. And they're one of the best teams in the league. They're scary when they get hot. Some shots you see from Kyrie you say, `How the hell did he do it?' LeBron attacks the rim and Kevin Love can get hot. A game like this will help him. They're a new team."

STOPPER

Not known for his defense, Irving did a solid job on Tony Parker, who scored just eight points on 2 of 7 shooting.

"He played the best defensive game I've seen him play all season," Blatt said. "He took the challenge."

TIP-INS

Spurs: Coach Gregg Popovich believe the Cavs will get it together. "The Cavs, what you see now, you can multiply by two or three," Popovich said. "They're going to be one hell of a team. It's a new system, new bodies. It doesn't happen quickly. I'm glad we're playing them now. They're going to be a whole lot tougher later on in the year." ... F/C Matt Bonner sat out with a stomach bug. ... Spurs G Marco Belinelli missed his eighth straight game with a strained right groin.

Cavaliers: James is averaging 33 points in Cleveland's wins, 19 in the losses. ... Blatt's rotations and substitutions remain works in progress as he learns more about his team and the opposition. ... Indians pitcher Corey Kluber, who won the AL Cy Young Award last week, was honored during a timeout in the first quarter. Kluber received a nice ovation and No. 28 Cavs jersey.

UP NEXT

Spurs: At Minnesota on Friday.

Cavaliers: At Washington on Friday.


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SAS
CLE
     
    • 47.3%

    • 44.6%

    • 31.2%

    • 38.9%

    • 68.0%

    • 69.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS CLE
Total Rebounds 42 38
Offensive Rebounds 10 10
Turnovers 15 16
Fast Break Pts: 11 13
Biggest Lead: 6 11
Points in the Paint: 44 50
SAS CLE
p 2 players   19 Varejao   23
rb 2 players   10 2 players   11
a Diaw   7 James   9
s Leonard   4 Irving   3
b Duncan   2 Varejao   2
 
  • 11/19 - SAS 92 @ CLE 90
  • 03/12 - CLE 128 @ SAS 125
San Antonio Spurs (7-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Leonard F 36:58 4-11 0-4 4-6 +3 1 9 10 4 1 4 2 0 1 12
T. Duncan F 34:39 7-17 0-0 5-7 +2 4 6 10 3 4 2 6 2 2 19
B. Diaw C 39:04 8-14 1-2 2-2 +8 1 5 6 7 1 3 2 1 1 19
D. Green G 24:37 3-6 2-4 0-0 -1 0 4 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 8
T. Parker G 33:34 2-7 0-1 4-6 -1 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 0 1 8
C. Joseph   17:42 4-5 1-1 1-2 +4 2 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 10
M. Ginobili   31:18 3-7 0-1 1-2 +1 0 3 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 7
A. Baynes   13:21 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 1 3 0 4 0 1 1 0 6
A. Daye   08:47 1-3 1-3 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
K. Anderson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Ayres DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Belinelli DND - Mild Strain, Right Groin
M. Bonner NWT - Stomach Virus
Total   240 35-74 5-16 17-25   10 32 42 26 20 11 15 4 5 92
  47.3% 31.2% 68.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16
Cleveland Cavaliers (5-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 34:06 6-17 2-3 1-1 -3 3 3 6 9 3 1 5 1 0 15
K. Love F 35:04 4-12 0-2 2-2 -5 4 7 11 4 3 1 2 1 2 10
A. Varejao C 37:11 11-16 0-1 1-3 +7 1 10 11 0 0 0 3 2 0 23
S. Marion G 28:54 2-6 1-4 0-0 -9 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
K. Irving G 37:28 7-15 3-4 3-4 +4 1 3 4 3 5 3 2 0 1 20
D. Waiters   21:07 2-7 0-1 2-2 +3 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 1 0 6
T. Thompson   17:05 3-5 0-0 0-0 -3 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
J. Harris   26:51 2-5 1-3 0-1 -1 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 5
W. Cherry   02:14 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
L. Amundson DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-83 7-18 9-13   10 28 38 23 21 7 16 5 4 90
  44.6% 38.9% 69.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18

inactive

  • Spurs: Mills, Splitter
  • Cavaliers: Dellavedova, Kirk

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 18
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #20 Leroy Richardson, #11 Derrick Collins, #14 Ed Malloy
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:23
San Antonio Spurs (48-26) Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Varejao vs Duncan (Leonard gains possession)
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:59 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:48 Irving Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  10:45 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:45 Love Tip Shot: Missed 
Diaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:43  
Diaw Jump Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:21 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:59 Marion 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:58  
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  09:48
[SAS 2-0]
 
  09:34
[CLE 3-2]
James 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:04
[CLE 5-2]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  08:47
[SAS 4-5]
 
  08:32 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Diaw (1 ST) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  08:27
[SAS 6-5]
 
  08:27 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  08:27
[SAS 7-5]
 
  08:11 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Diaw (2 ST) 
  08:04 Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:04
[SAS 8-5]
 
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:04
[SAS 9-5]
 
  07:47 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:45  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  07:35  
  07:33 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:28
[CLE 8-9]
James 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:13  
  07:00 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:59  
Diaw Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST)  06:41
[SAS 11-8]
 
  06:23 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:21  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:09 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:04
[CLE 10-11]
James Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:03  
Green Substitution replaced by Joseph  06:03  
Parker Substitution replaced by Ginobili  06:03  
Leonard Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Diaw (1 AST)  05:49
[SAS 13-10]
 
  05:27
[CLE 12-13]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Diaw Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Joseph (1 AST)  05:15
[SAS 15-12]
 
  04:58
[CLE 15-15]
Marion 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:34 Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:25 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:24  
  04:24 Irving Substitution replaced by Waiters 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:13  
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed  04:10  
Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:09  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:51 James Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:51 James Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:31 Marion Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Diaw (2 AST)  03:31
[SAS 17-15]
 
  03:15 Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST) 
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:53 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:45
[CLE 17-17]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  02:30  
Joseph Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:28  
Diaw Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  02:27  
Diaw Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:27  
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:27 James Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  02:27 Varejao Substitution replaced by Irving 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Baynes  02:27  
Leonard Substitution replaced by Green  02:27  
  02:07 Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:05  
Baynes Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:54  
  01:54 Marion Substitution replaced by Harris 
Joseph Substitution replaced by Parker  01:54  
  01:41 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:39  
Baynes Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Diaw (3 AST)  01:23
[SAS 19-17]
 
  01:04 Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
Baynes Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST)  00:55.9
[SAS 21-17]
 
  00:41.9 Waiters Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:38.9  
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:31.9
[SAS 23-17]
 
  00:10.9
[CLE 20-23]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (48-26) Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48
[CLE 22-23]
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Baynes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:48  
  11:48 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:48  
Daye 3pt Shot: Missed  11:33  
  11:32 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:21 Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:21 Team Rebound 
Baynes Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  11:21  
  11:06 Varejao Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:06 Team Rebound 
  11:06 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Green Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST)  10:59  
  10:54
[CLE 24-23]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  10:53  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:20 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Baynes (1 BLK) 
  10:18 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:14
[CLE 26-23]
Varejao Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST) 
Daye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:02 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:43
[CLE 28-23]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST)  09:20
[SAS 26-28]
 
  09:03
[CLE 30-26]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
  08:51 Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:51  
  08:51 Irving Substitution replaced by James 
Green Substitution replaced by Leonard  08:51  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Joseph  08:51  
  08:36 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Waiters (1 BLK)  08:32  
  08:31 Team Rebound 
  08:05 James Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:05 Team Rebound 
Daye Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:05  
  07:58
[CLE 32-26]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Waiters (3 AST) 
Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:58  
  07:58 Harris Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:56  
Leonard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (2 ST)  07:48  
  07:38 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Baynes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:37  
  07:35 Harris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:35  
Team Rebound  07:35  
  07:35 Harris Substitution replaced by Irving 
  07:35 Waiters Substitution replaced by Marion 
Baynes Substitution replaced by Duncan  07:35  
Daye Substitution replaced by Diaw  07:35  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:35  
  07:34 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:16 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:15  
  07:07 James Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Diaw 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST)  06:58
[SAS 29-32]
 
  06:35 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Diaw (3 ST) 
Diaw Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  06:31  
  06:28
[CLE 34-29]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Joseph Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Diaw (4 AST)  06:08
[SAS 31-34]
 
  05:52 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:46  
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
Joseph Substitution replaced by Ginobili  05:44  
  05:44 Thompson Substitution replaced by Love 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:33 Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:27
[CLE 36-31]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Diaw Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Leonard (2 AST)  05:15
[SAS 33-36]
 
  04:57 Marion 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:56  
  04:53 Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:53  
Team Rebound  04:53  
  04:53 Irving Substitution replaced by Waiters 
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:53
[SAS 34-36]
 
  04:37 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:35  
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:04
[CLE 38-34]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Duncan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:04  
  04:04
[CLE 39-34]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:40  
  03:28 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:27  
Diaw Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST)  03:16
[SAS 36-39]
 
  02:53 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:52 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 James Substitution replaced by Irving 
Parker Substitution replaced by Joseph  02:52  
  02:36
[CLE 41-36]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST) 
Leonard Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:20 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:14
[CLE 44-36]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Duncan Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  01:54  
Duncan Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:54  
  01:42
[CLE 47-36]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Leonard Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:25
[SAS 38-47]
 
  01:09 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Leonard (2 ST) 
Leonard Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Joseph (2 AST)  01:04
[SAS 40-47]
 
  01:04 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:04 Irving Substitution replaced by Harris 
  00:45.9 Varejao Hook Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:43.9  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Diaw (5 AST)  00:29.9
[SAS 42-47]
 
  00:09.9 Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (3 ST) 
Ginobili Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Leonard (3 AST)  00:05.9
[SAS 44-47]
 
  00:00.0 Varejao 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (48-26) Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[CLE 49-44]
Love Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  11:41  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:03 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Diaw (1 BLK) 
  11:01 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:59 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Duncan Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  10:44  
Leonard Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:27  
  10:21
[CLE 51-44]
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Leonard Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  10:12  
  09:56 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK) 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:54  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Diaw (6 AST)  09:46
[SAS 47-51]
 
  09:24 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:22 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  09:22 Love Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  09:20
[CLE 53-47]
Love Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Diaw Layup Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  09:07 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Diaw Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:58 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Parker Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:53  
  08:48 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:47  
Duncan Driving Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Diaw (7 AST)  08:39
[SAS 49-53]
 
  08:19 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:17 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:17 Marion Tip Shot: Missed 
Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:15  
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:04  
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:01  
Leonard Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:59
[SAS 51-53]
 
  07:38 Marion 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:37  
  07:33 Irving Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:33
[SAS 52-53]
 
Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili  07:33  
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:33  
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:32  
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  07:28  
Ginobili Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:28  
  07:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:28 Marion Substitution replaced by Harris 
  07:12
[CLE 55-52]
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:29 Harris Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Baynes  06:29  
Diaw Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:04
[SAS 54-55]
 
  05:42 James Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Baynes Layup Shot: Missed  05:27  
Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:26  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Ginobili Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:18  
Baynes Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:10  
  05:10
[CLE 56-54]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:10 Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:10
[CLE 57-54]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Diaw Running Bank shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  04:55
[SAS 56-57]
 
  04:35 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:32  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Leonard (4 AST)  04:29
[SAS 58-57]
 
  04:20
[CLE 59-58]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  04:13 Love Violation:Kicked Ball 
Parker Substitution replaced by Joseph  04:13  
  04:13 Irving Substitution replaced by Waiters 
Joseph Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
Baynes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:56  
Baynes Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:54
[SAS 60-59]
 
  03:34
[CLE 61-60]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  03:24  
Joseph Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:21  
Joseph Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:20
[SAS 62-61]
 
  02:57
[CLE 63-62]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Diaw Driving Bank Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST)  02:45
[SAS 64-63]
 
  02:32
[CLE 65-64]
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
  02:14 Waiters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Joseph Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:14  
Team Rebound  02:14  
  02:14 James Substitution replaced by Marion 
  02:14 Love Substitution replaced by Cherry 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Green  02:14  
Joseph Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:14
[SAS 65-65]
 
Baynes Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:59  
  01:59
[CLE 66-65]
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:59
[CLE 67-65]
Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:35
[SAS 67-67]
 
  01:10 Cherry Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  01:10 Cherry Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Diaw Substitution replaced by Daye  01:10  
Joseph 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST)  00:56.9
[SAS 70-67]
 
  00:41.9 Thompson Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:40.8  
Joseph Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:33.9
[SAS 72-67]
 
  00:12.7
[CLE 69-72]
Marion Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cherry (1 AST) 
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:53 Irving Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:42
[SAS 74-69]
 
Joseph Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:24  
  11:24
[CLE 70-74]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  11:24 Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Daye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:23  
  11:12 Waiters Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Daye Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  11:02  
Daye Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:02  
Joseph Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:54  
  10:43 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Joseph Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:42  
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  10:30  
  10:20
[CLE 72-74]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Duncan Hook Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:48
[CLE 75-74]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  09:35 Waiters Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  09:30  
Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:29  
Daye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Joseph (3 AST)  09:24
[SAS 77-75]
 
  08:56 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK) 
Daye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:54  
  08:48 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:48  
Green Substitution replaced by Leonard  08:48  
Joseph Substitution replaced by Parker  08:48  
  08:48 Waiters Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  08:48 Thompson Substitution replaced by James 
Daye Substitution replaced by Diaw  08:48  
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:48  
Team Rebound  08:48  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:48
[SAS 78-75]
 
  08:22 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:21  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
Team Rebound  08:09  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:54 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:53  
Duncan Turnover : Traveling (5 TO)  07:34  
  07:34 Marion Substitution replaced by Love 
  07:16
[CLE 77-78]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:06  
  06:57 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:57  
Team Rebound  06:57  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Green  06:57  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:57
[SAS 79-77]
 
  06:45
[CLE 79-79]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  06:34 Love Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Diaw Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:34
[SAS 80-79]
 
Diaw Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:34
[SAS 81-79]
 
  06:18
[CLE 81-81]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Irving (3 ST)  05:59  
  05:51 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  05:49  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:40  
Duncan Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  05:20  
Duncan Turnover : Foul (6 TO)  05:20  
  05:01 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:00  
Diaw Hook Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:44  
  04:44 Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:44 Team Rebound 
  04:44
[CLE 82-81]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  04:10
[CLE 84-81]
Varejao Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
  03:46 Harris Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:46
[SAS 82-84]
 
Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili  03:46  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:46
[SAS 83-84]
 
  03:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:29 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:28 Team Rebound 
  03:17 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:15 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:15 James Tip Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  03:14  
  03:14 Irving Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:14
[SAS 84-84]
 
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:14
[SAS 85-84]
 
  03:00 Harris Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  02:57 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:57
[CLE 86-85]
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Diaw 3pt Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:13 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:10 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:06 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:05 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:49 Irving Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  01:46  
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST)  01:39
[SAS 87-86]
 
  01:25 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Leonard (4 ST) 
  01:23 Harris Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:23
[SAS 88-86]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:23
[SAS 89-86]
 
  01:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:09
[CLE 88-89]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Diaw Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK)  00:47.9  
  00:46.6 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Parker Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:37.4  
  00:37.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:34.9 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Ginobili Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST)  00:17.7
[SAS 91-88]
 
  00:17.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Duncan Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:10.1  
  00:10.1
[CLE 89-91]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:10.1
[CLE 90-91]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:10.1  
  00:10.1 Irving Substitution replaced by Marion 
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.1  
  00:09.1 Love Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:09.1
[SAS 92-90]
 
  00:09.1 Marion Substitution replaced by Irving 
Diaw Substitution replaced by Joseph  00:09.1  
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:09.1  
  00:07.8 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  00:01.9 James Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Duncan (2 ST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAS
3rd Southwest
55
27
9-1
33-8
22-19
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
2 players 20.3
2 players 11.1
2 players 4.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.3
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0