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LeBron's Cavs hold off Kobe's Lakers, 109-102


By GREG BEACHAM
Posted Jan 16 2015 2:55AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant and LeBron James traded hugs, big shots and verbal jabs all night with warmth and humor. In the waning minutes, they went head-to-head in yet another entertaining duel between two of this generation's greatest talents.

Although LeBron ended up topping his friendly rival again, King James relished what could be one of his final chances to share a court with one of his few true peers.

James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Bryant's 19 points and career-high 17 assists.

"It's always fun, a pleasure," James said. "It's two of the best competitors this game has probably ever seen, and to be on the same floor with him, somebody I looked up to when I was a child growing up, seeing him go straight from high school to the NBA, it's fun, it's great. I hated him being out of the NBA last year because of injury, and it's fun having him back."

Cleveland had lost nine of 10 before James held off Bryant down the stretch in a scintillating exchange between the basketball icons.

Bryant hit a 3-pointer with 1:54 left and two free throws with 43 seconds to play, cutting Cleveland's lead to 103-99. But James drove past Bryant for an acrobatic layup with 20.9 seconds left, and Bryant missed a jumper that essentially ended it.

Bryant and James embraced again afterward, and even Kobe allowed himself to relish the moment.

"If we were contending for a championship, I'd be my same moody self," Bryant said. "But right now, I tend to have a little more perspective, knowing I really won't get a chance to play against him for much longer. So you want to enjoy it."

Bryant set a career high for assists in his 1,279th regular-season game, playing in his second straight after skipping three of four games to rest his 36-year-old body. He showed off his playmaking skills, but James got the Cavs comfortably ahead while Kobe sat out the start of the fourth quarter under a strict minutes limit.

James and Bryant laughed and joked throughout the game, exchanging good-natured jibes while waiting to check into the game together. James turned 30 last month, while Bryant's season has been defined by his weariness from a 19-year career.

Kobe even had something to say when LeBron spectacularly clanged a dunk attempt off the rim.

"He said, `That's what old age will get you,"' James said with a laugh. "You start missing dunks when you thought you was up there."

James has won 13 of his last 16 matchups with Kobe since 2006. When Bryant went back to the bench after getting his 15th assist in the third quarter, James took charge of the Cavs' rally to an 11-point lead in the fourth.

"For all of us, those are two all-time greats going at it ... like two prizefighters," Cavs coach David Blatt said. "It's great to see two guys playing the game at that level for so many years and still involving their teammates in the way that they did."

Kyrie Irving added 22 points and Kevin Love scored 17 for the Cavaliers, who moved back to .500 with their first victory since Jan. 2.

On the fourth stop of Cleveland's five-game West Coast trip, James hit four 3-pointers in his second game back from an eight-game absence with an injured right knee.

Jordan Hill scored 20 points in the Lakers' ninth loss in 12 games.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: James ripped off the protective sleeve on his elbow in frustration after missing his first three free throws, only to miss a fourth without the support. ... Love's back appeared to be bothering him throughout the game. A trainer attended to him during a second-quarter timeout. ... Cleveland began the night under .500 for the first time since Nov. 24.

Lakers: Bryant set his previous career high in assists on Feb. 2, 2002, against Michael Jordan and the Washington Wizards. ... Nick Young scored 14 points, but his streak of consecutive free throws made ended at 31 in the fourth quarter. ... NBA career assists leader John Stockton also played 19 seasons, getting a season high of 13 assists that year.

TIGHT CORE

Blatt used just three reserves, but got significant contributions from all eight players. J.R. Smith had three 3-pointers and 14 points, while Timofey Mozgov had 10 rebounds.

SHUTDOWN

Bryant won't travel to the Lakers' road game against the Jazz on Friday, and he realizes coach Byron Scott has suggested the team might decide to shut him down for the season in several weeks. "That's a tough one for me," Bryant said. "I want to play, but at the same time, I understand his position, and I understand management's position, and I will do what they ask of me. But it's very, very hard for me to miss one game."

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: At Clippers on Friday.

Lakers: At Utah on Friday.


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CLE
LAL
     
    • 47.4%

    • 51.3%

    • 30.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 72.2%

    • 69.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE LAL
Total Rebounds 38 35
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Turnovers 9 11
Fast Break Pts: 11 9
Biggest Lead: 11 8
Points in the Paint: 40 38
CLE LAL
p James   36 Hill   20
rb Thompson   11 2 players   6
a James   5 Bryant   17
s 2 players   2 Hill   3
b Thompson   2 Hill   1
 
  • 01/15 - CLE 109 @ LAL 102
  • 02/08 - LAL 105 @ CLE 120
Cleveland Cavaliers (20-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 38:02 12-23 4-9 8-13 +15 1 3 4 5 2 2 1 0 0 36
K. Love F 37:08 4-12 1-6 8-9 +14 1 6 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 17
T. Mozgov C 23:22 2-5 0-0 0-0 +3 3 6 9 1 2 0 1 1 1 4
J.R. Smith G 36:31 5-13 3-10 1-2 +5 0 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 14
K. Irving G 37:08 9-16 0-4 4-4 -2 2 0 2 3 2 2 5 0 0 22
S. Marion   25:01 1-2 0-0 3-4 -12 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 5
T. Thompson   31:52 2-5 0-0 1-2 +3 5 6 11 0 2 0 1 2 0 5
M. Dellavedova   10:56 2-2 1-1 1-2 +9 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 6
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-78 9-30 26-36   12 26 38 14 15 8 9 3 1 109
  47.4% 30.0% 72.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 9
Los Angeles Lakers (12-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Johnson F 29:23 3-5 2-4 0-0 0 0 4 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 8
E. Davis F 22:09 3-5 0-0 2-4 -5 2 3 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 8
J. Hill C 32:00 10-14 0-0 0-0 -8 1 5 6 1 2 3 1 1 0 20
K. Bryant G 31:49 7-14 3-6 2-3 +3 1 5 6 17 0 0 3 0 1 19
R. Price G 27:16 1-5 0-2 3-4 +3 0 2 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 5
C. Boozer   23:25 4-6 0-0 1-2 -3 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 9
T. Black   16:00 3-4 0-0 2-3 +1 1 3 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 8
R. Kelly   21:03 1-6 0-3 0-0 -6 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 2
J. Lin   14:51 3-4 1-1 2-2 -12 1 1 2 3 3 0 2 0 1 9
N. Young   22:04 4-13 2-8 4-5 -8 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 14
J. Clarkson DNP - Coach's Decision
W. Ellington DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Sacre DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-76 8-24 16-23   8 27 35 26 26 4 11 1 3 102
  51.3% 33.3% 69.6%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Shumpert, Varejao
  • Lakers: Nash, Randle

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Lakers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #56 Mark Ayotte, #34 Kevin Cutler
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:26
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Los Angeles Lakers (20-54)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hill vs Mozgov (Irving gains possession)
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  11:45  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:41  
Irving Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:41
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:27 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:25  
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  11:11  
  11:03 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:01  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:43  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:41  
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  10:36
[CLE 4-0]
 
  10:12 Hill Hook Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:11  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:01 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:56 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:54  
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  09:49
[CLE 6-0]
 
  09:30
[LAL 2-6]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:08
[CLE 9-2]
 
  08:56
[LAL 4-9]
Hill Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  08:44
[CLE 12-4]
 
  08:26 Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  08:20
[CLE 14-4]
 
  08:03
[LAL 6-14]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Love Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:49
[CLE 16-6]
 
  07:49 Hill Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  07:49
[CLE 17-6]
 
  07:28
[LAL 8-17]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
James Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:03
[CLE 19-8]
 
  06:46
[LAL 10-19]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST)  06:35  
  06:26
[LAL 13-19]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
  06:04 Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:04
[CLE 20-13]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:04
[CLE 21-13]
 
  05:41 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:38 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:38  
  05:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:38 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:38 Team Rebound 
  05:38 Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:23
[LAL 15-21]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  05:12  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:10  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:03 Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:56 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:54  
  04:50 Price Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
James Substitution replaced by Marion  04:50  
  04:50 Davis Substitution replaced by Boozer 
  04:50 Hill Substitution replaced by Black 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:50  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:42  
Team Rebound  04:42  
  04:42 Black Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:26 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:09
[LAL 17-21]
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:41 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST)  03:36  
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:31  
  03:31
[LAL 18-21]
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:31 Johnson Substitution replaced by Kelly 
  03:31
[LAL 19-21]
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:04
[LAL 21-21]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:02  
Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov  03:02  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:42 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:22
[LAL 23-21]
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST) 
Mozgov Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:57
[CLE 23-23]
 
  01:43
[LAL 25-23]
Black Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (7 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:29
[CLE 26-25]
 
  01:15
[LAL 28-26]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST)  00:58.7
[CLE 28-28]
 
  00:44.5
[LAL 30-28]
Black Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (8 AST) 
  00:36.8 Price Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:36.8
[CLE 29-30]
 
  00:36.8 Price Substitution replaced by Lin 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:36.8
[CLE 30-30]
 
  00:24.9 Kelly Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:22.9 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:20.9 Boozer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Los Angeles Lakers (20-54)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[LAL 32-30]
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Black (1 AST) 
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  11:24
[CLE 32-32]
 
  10:57
[LAL 34-32]
Lin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:37  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  10:32  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  10:32  
  10:26
[LAL 37-32]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  10:12 Boozer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:12  
Team Rebound  10:12  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  10:12  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:12  
  10:10 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:55 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:54  
  09:46 Black Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:46  
Team Rebound  09:46  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Kelly Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31
[LAL 40-32]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
  09:20 Kelly Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Marion Substitution replaced by Smith  09:20  
  09:07 Black Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:07
[CLE 33-40]
 
  09:07 Black Substitution replaced by Hill 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:07
[CLE 34-40]
 
  09:00 Kelly Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
  09:00 Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:00  
Team Rebound  09:00  
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:00
[CLE 35-40]
 
  08:41 Kelly 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:39  
James Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:29
[CLE 37-40]
 
  08:11 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:10  
James Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:03  
  07:45 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:44  
James Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  07:32
[CLE 39-40]
 
  07:16
[LAL 42-39]
Kelly Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:46 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:45  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:41
[CLE 41-42]
 
  06:41 Kelly Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  06:41  
  06:41 Kelly Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  06:41 Boozer Substitution replaced by Davis 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  06:41
[CLE 42-42]
 
  06:28 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:22 Lin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:22  
  06:22 Young Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:22
[CLE 43-42]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:22
[CLE 44-42]
 
  06:11 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:09  
Love Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  06:02
[CLE 46-42]
 
  05:39
[LAL 44-46]
Young Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:39  
  05:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39 Lin Substitution replaced by Price 
  05:39
[LAL 45-46]
Young Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:21 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:56
[LAL 47-46]
Hill Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  04:38 Hill Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:38  
Team Rebound  04:38  
  04:38 Young Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:38
[CLE 47-47]
 
  04:23
[LAL 49-47]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (9 AST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:11
[CLE 49-49]
 
  03:54 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:51 Team Rebound 
  03:38 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:29
[CLE 51-49]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:09  
  03:09 Price Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:09 Team Rebound 
  03:09
[LAL 50-51]
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Thompson Hook Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:41 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:34 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:31  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:25 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:21
[LAL 52-51]
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:14  
  02:06 Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:06
[CLE 52-52]
 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  02:06  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:06
[CLE 53-52]
 
  01:52 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:49 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:49
[LAL 54-53]
Davis Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Irving Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:40
[CLE 55-54]
 
  01:21
[LAL 56-55]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (10 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:00 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:53.9  
  00:53.9
[LAL 57-55]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:53.9  
  00:53.9
[LAL 58-55]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:35.9
[CLE 57-58]
 
  00:24.5
[LAL 61-57]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.6 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Los Angeles Lakers (20-54)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:34  
James 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  11:15
[CLE 60-61]
 
  10:58 Price Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:57  
Irving Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  10:48
[CLE 62-61]
 
  10:33 Price Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:31  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:04
[LAL 63-62]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bryant (11 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:29 Hill Hook Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:27  
Mozgov Hook Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:16 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:06 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:04 Hill Tip Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:02  
James Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:53
[CLE 64-63]
 
  08:40 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:39  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:28  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:59 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:58 Team Rebound 
  07:58 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:37
[CLE 66-63]
 
  07:16
[LAL 65-66]
Hill Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bryant (12 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:51  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:49  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:41
[CLE 68-65]
 
  06:23
[LAL 67-68]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bryant (13 AST) 
  06:02 Price Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
James Substitution replaced by Marion  06:02  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:53
[CLE 70-67]
 
  05:33
[LAL 69-70]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bryant (14 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  05:12  
  05:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:12 Johnson Substitution replaced by Kelly 
  04:56 Kelly 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:55  
Mozgov Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  04:34  
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:34  
  04:15
[LAL 71-70]
Price Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (15 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:01 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:46 Price Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  03:42  
  03:42 Davis Substitution replaced by Boozer 
  03:42 Hill Substitution replaced by Black 
  03:19 Boozer Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:18  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:01  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:00  
Thompson Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:00  
Thompson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:00  
  03:00 Price Substitution replaced by Lin 
  02:42 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:42  
  02:42 Black Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
  02:42 Bryant Substitution replaced by Young 
Smith Substitution replaced by James  02:42  
  02:25 Kelly Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:25  
Team Rebound  02:25  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:25
[CLE 71-71]
 
  01:58 Kelly Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:54 Black Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:53  
  01:50 Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Marion Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:50
[CLE 72-71]
 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Love  01:50  
Marion Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:50
[CLE 73-71]
 
  01:33
[LAL 73-73]
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  01:18
[CLE 76-73]
 
Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:58.0  
  00:58.0
[LAL 74-76]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:58.0  
  00:58.0
[LAL 75-76]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  00:40.4
[CLE 79-75]
 
  00:31.9 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:29.7 Team Rebound 
  00:10.2 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.0 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Los Angeles Lakers (20-54)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Love 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  11:47
[CLE 82-75]
 
  11:23
[LAL 77-82]
Lin Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
James Running Bank shot: Made (27 PTS)  10:55
[CLE 84-77]
 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:38  
  10:38 Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:38 Team Rebound 
  10:38
[LAL 78-84]
Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  10:20 Kelly Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  10:20
[CLE 85-78]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  10:20
[CLE 86-78]
 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:58  
  09:48 Black Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:29  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:28  
James Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
Team Rebound  09:15  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  09:11
[CLE 89-78]
 
  09:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:50
[LAL 80-89]
Black Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  08:50  
  08:50 Black Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  08:47 Kelly Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:40  
  08:40
[LAL 81-89]
Black Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:40
[LAL 82-89]
Black Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  08:22  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:19  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:19
[CLE 91-82]
 
  07:59
[LAL 84-91]
Young Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS)  07:37
[CLE 94-84]
 
  07:25 Lin Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  07:25 Lin Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  07:25 Black Substitution replaced by Hill 
  07:25 Kelly Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  07:25  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:07 Team Rebound 
  07:07 Lin Substitution replaced by Price 
Marion Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:58  
  06:58 Young Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:58 Team Rebound 
  06:58
[LAL 85-94]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  06:40  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  06:38  
Thompson Tip Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:35 Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:23 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  06:22  
Irving Step Back Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:13
[CLE 96-85]
 
James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:53  
  05:53  
  05:53 Price Substitution replaced by Bryant 
James Substitution replaced by Smith  05:53  
  05:53
[LAL 86-96]
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:53
[LAL 87-96]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:22 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Marion Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  05:06
[CLE 98-87]
 
  04:42
[LAL 89-98]
Hill Floating Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bryant (16 AST) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (3 ST)  04:25  
  04:16 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:09  
Marion Substitution replaced by James  04:09  
  04:01 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:01
[CLE 99-89]
 
Love Substitution replaced by Marion  04:01  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  04:01
[CLE 100-89]
 
  03:49
[LAL 91-100]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:14
[LAL 94-100]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Boozer (1 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:51  
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  02:50  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:48
[CLE 102-94]
 
  02:32 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:31  
  02:26 Young Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  02:26 Boozer Substitution replaced by Kelly 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:16  
  02:11 Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Marion Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:11
[CLE 103-94]
 
Marion Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:54
[LAL 97-103]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:29 Jump Ball Kelly vs Thompson (Johnson gains possession) 
  01:29 Team Rebound 
  01:11 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  01:09  
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.6 Kelly Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Marion Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA)  00:43.5  
  00:43.5 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  00:43.5 Team Rebound 
  00:43.5
[LAL 98-103]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 3 (18 PTS) 
  00:43.5
[LAL 99-103]
Bryant Free Throw 3 of 3 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:43.5  
Marion Substitution replaced by Love  00:43.5  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (34 PTS)  00:20.9
[CLE 105-99]
 
  00:20.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Substitution replaced by Marion  00:20.9  
  00:17.9 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:17.1  
  00:17.1 Young Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:17.1  
Team Rebound  00:17.1  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:17.1
[CLE 106-99]
 
  00:10.1
[LAL 102-106]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bryant (17 AST) 
  00:08.6 Young Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (35 PTS)  00:08.6
[CLE 107-102]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS)  00:08.6
[CLE 108-102]
 
  00:08.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:05.8 Kelly 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  00:03.7  
  00:03.7 Johnson Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:03.7
[CLE 109-102]
 
James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:03.7  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:03.7  
  00:02.9 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
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
LAL
5th Pacific
21
61
2-8
12-29
9-32
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
LAL
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