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Irving scores 37, Cavaliers hold on to beat Clippers 126-121


By BETH HARRIS
Posted Jan 17 2015 2:52AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cleveland closed out its road trip with a sweep of Los Angeles' NBA teams in a hint of a turnaround for a team coming out of a six-game skid.

Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and LeBron James added 32 in the Cavaliers' 126-121 victory over the Clippers on Friday night.

Tristan Thompson had a season-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds starting in place of Kevin Love, who sat out after hurting his back in Thursday's win over the Lakers. James had 11 rebounds, all on the defensive glass.

"Last night Kevin playing the way what he played through, and then tonight Double-T stepping up in his absence, you need those moments in an NBA season," James said.

At 30, James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 24,000 points, totaling 24,002.

"It means I've been healthy for the most part throughout my career and that I've had some great teammates around me," he said.

The Cavaliers shot 55 percent and were 10 of 23 from 3-point range, with Irving hitting five to help blunt their 19 turnovers, including nine by James.

"It's been a while since we shot it well from 3," Cavs coach David Blatt said. "That gave us some breathing room and took a little bit of pressure off a lot of the other things that we have to do to score."

Blake Griffin had 34 points and 19 rebounds to lead six players in double figures for the Clippers, who had won six of their previous eight. DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Matt Barnes added 17 points and Chris Paul had 15 points and 14 assists.

"It's hard to run when you're taking the ball out of bounds and we took the ball out of bounds the entire game," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "We couldn't get a stop. Everybody was making shots for them. They made you pay for everything."

James tied the game at 97-all early in the fourth on a 3-pointer over Austin Rivers, who became the first player in NBA history to play for his father after being signed by the Clippers.

Jamal Crawford's three-point play gave the Clippers their last lead of the game, 100-97.

James and Irving teamed to power the Cavs on a 20-7 run that put them back in front, 117-107. James had nine points and Irving seven as they bookended the spurt with 3-pointers; James slapped his chest after hitting his.

"Communication between us and the coaches is getting a lot better," Irving said. "Just being out there and the coaches calling plays and me and LeBron seeing something out there and calling plays, and then we just got to go execute."

Paul's jumper got the Clippers within four before Thompson's three-point play extended the Cavs' lead to 122-115 with 46 seconds to go.

Mike Miller turned the ball over and Paul scored inside to leave the Clippers down two with 9 seconds left after they had trailed by seven with 40 seconds left. But the Cavs hit 3 of 4 free throws, including one by James, to preserve the win.

"We had a couple good looks," Paul said. "We just missed shots."

Irving scored five of Cleveland's first 11 points of the third, giving the Cavs a 72-71 lead on his 3-pointer.

The Clippers responded with a 22-10 run to go up 91-82. Jordan scored seven points, making six trips to the line, where he was just 5 of 12. Paul fed Griffin on a dunk for his 6,500th career assist before the Cavs used a 10-4 spurt to trail 95-92 going into the fourth.

The Cavs shot 58 percent in the first half, when they trailed 64-61.

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TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Love was ruled out after warmups. "He played through a lot of pain last night and some pretty serious stiffness," Blatt said. ... They went 2-3 on their West Coast swing. ... The Cavs have won six of their last eight against the Clippers at Staples Center.

Clippers: The 126 points given up by the Clippers were a season-worst. ... Paul became the second-fastest to reach 6,500 assists after John Stockton in 1985-86. ... The Clippers waived G Jordan Farmar to make room on the roster for Austin Rivers. Farmar averaged 4.6 points, 1.9 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 36 games as the backup to Paul. ... Jay-Z and Beyonce attended the game.

TALKING TRASH

Barnes and boxer Floyd Mayweather exchanged some heated words late in the game. Barnes refused to discuss the incident afterward.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Host Chicago on Monday.

Clippers: At Sacramento on Saturday.


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CLE
LAC
     
    • 55.4%

    • 47.3%

    • 43.5%

    • 34.5%

    • 77.4%

    • 69.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE LAC
Total Rebounds 44 43
Offensive Rebounds 12 17
Turnovers 19 13
Fast Break Pts: 24 32
Biggest Lead: 10 9
Points in the Paint: 54 52
CLE LAC
p Irving   37 Griffin   34
rb Thompson   12 Jordan   12
a James   7 Paul   14
s 3 players   3 Paul   3
b Thompson   2 Jordan   1
 
  • 01/16 - CLE 126 @ LAC 121
  • 02/05 - LAC 94 @ CLE 105
Cleveland Cavaliers (21-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 42:29 11-23 3-8 7-12 +8 0 11 11 7 4 3 9 0 0 32
T. Thompson F 39:36 10-12 0-0 4-4 -6 3 9 12 0 2 0 1 2 1 24
T. Mozgov C 25:36 5-6 0-0 2-2 +9 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 12
J.R. Smith G 29:52 4-8 0-2 0-0 -1 0 2 2 4 3 3 0 0 0 8
K. Irving G 41:05 12-18 5-7 8-9 +5 1 3 4 5 4 3 4 1 0 37
M. Miller   11:16 1-4 1-3 0-0 +3 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 3
M. Dellavedova   23:09 2-5 1-2 3-4 +6 2 0 2 5 5 0 2 0 0 8
S. Marion   26:57 1-7 0-1 0-0 +1 5 3 8 1 4 0 1 0 0 2
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Love DND - Back spasms.
Total   240 46-83 10-23 24-31   12 32 44 23 30 9 19 3 1 126
  55.4% 43.5% 77.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 20
Los Angeles Clippers (26-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Barnes F 39:56 6-13 3-8 2-3 +3 1 7 8 1 3 0 1 0 1 17
B. Griffin F 41:24 14-23 0-0 6-7 +11 4 6 10 3 6 1 0 0 0 34
D. Jordan C 35:35 7-8 0-0 5-12 -14 6 6 12 1 3 2 1 1 0 19
J. Redick G 30:05 5-10 4-6 0-0 +19 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 14
C. Paul G 40:40 4-15 1-7 6-7 +11 4 4 8 14 3 3 5 0 1 15
J. Crawford   23:51 3-12 1-4 6-7 -19 0 0 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 13
A. Rivers   11:32 0-4 0-2 0-0 -18 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
S. Hawes   12:29 4-6 1-2 0-0 -9 2 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 9
D. Jones   04:28 0-0 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
G. Davis DNP - Coach's Decision
H. Turkoglu DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Udoh DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-91 10-29 25-36   17 26 43 26 21 9 13 1 3 121
  47.3% 34.5% 69.4%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Shumpert, Varejao
  • Clippers: Wilcox

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Clippers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #40 Leon Wood, #45 Brian Forte
  • Attendance: 19380
  • Duration: 2:41
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Los Angeles Clippers (49-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jordan vs Mozgov (Paul gains possession)
  11:43 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:41  
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  11:28
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:14
[LAC 3-2]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:42
[LAC 5-2]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:17  
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:17
[CLE 4-5]
 
  10:17 Jordan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:17
[CLE 5-5]
 
  10:00
[LAC 7-5]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Mozgov Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  09:40  
  09:33 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:31 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:29
[LAC 9-5]
Jordan Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:18 Paul Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:18
[CLE 6-9]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:18
[CLE 7-9]
 
Mozgov Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  09:07  
  09:07
[LAC 10-7]
Paul Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  08:56 Griffin Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:51 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:51
[LAC 12-7]
Jordan Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:36 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:34 Jordan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  08:27
[CLE 10-12]
 
  08:19 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:17  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:11
[CLE 12-12]
 
  07:59
[LAC 15-12]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  07:43  
Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:43  
  07:30 Barnes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:27  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK)  07:21  
  07:19 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:14 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:12  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:03 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:52 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:51  
Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  06:48
[CLE 14-15]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:40  
  06:33 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:31  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:25
[CLE 16-15]
 
  06:14 Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:55
[CLE 18-15]
 
  05:40 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:39  
  05:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Substitution replaced by Miller  05:39  
  05:24
[LAC 17-18]
Jordan Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:05 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:56 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:54 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:54
[LAC 19-18]
Griffin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:27 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:13 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:08
[CLE 20-19]
 
  04:01 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:58 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:58
[LAC 21-20]
Jordan Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  03:41
[CLE 22-21]
 
  03:27
[LAC 24-22]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
Mozgov Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  03:06
[CLE 24-24]
 
  02:50 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:49  
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST)  02:39  
  02:33
[LAC 26-24]
Barnes Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:24  
  02:24 Barnes Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  02:24 Redick Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  02:24 Jordan Substitution replaced by Hawes 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  02:24  
Smith Substitution replaced by James  02:24  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  02:15
[CLE 26-26]
 
  01:54
[LAC 28-26]
Griffin Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hawes (1 ST)  01:36  
  01:31
[LAC 30-26]
Griffin Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST) 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  01:09  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:08  
Dellavedova Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:03
[CLE 28-30]
 
  00:52.3
[LAC 33-28]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST) 
  00:35.4 Hawes Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
James Free Throw Technical Missed  00:35.4  
Team Rebound  00:35.4  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Marion  00:35.4  
  00:35.4 Paul Substitution replaced by Jones 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:18.9 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:04.9 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.9 Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:00.9 Hawes Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Los Angeles Clippers (49-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:47
[CLE 29-33]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  11:23
[LAC 35-29]
Hawes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:05
[CLE 31-35]
 
  10:44
[LAC 37-31]
Hawes Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  10:33
[CLE 33-37]
 
  10:19 Hawes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:17  
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  10:09
[CLE 36-37]
 
Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:51  
  09:51
[LAC 38-36]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  09:51  
  09:51 Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:49  
James 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:34
[CLE 39-38]
 
  09:19 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:08
[CLE 42-38]
 
  08:55 Rivers Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  08:53 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  08:51 Jordan Tip Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:40 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  08:30 Rivers Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:27  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  08:21  
Team Rebound  08:21  
  08:21 Hawes Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  08:21  
  08:21 Jones Substitution replaced by Barnes 
  08:21 Hawes Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Miller Substitution replaced by Smith  08:21  
Marion Substitution replaced by Mozgov  08:21  
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:08  
Team Rebound  08:08  
  08:08 Jordan Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  08:08 Rivers Substitution replaced by Paul 
Mozgov Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  07:52
[CLE 44-38]
 
  07:38 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:37  
James Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:35  
  07:26 Paul Jump Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK) 
  07:23 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:21 Paul Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  07:19
[LAC 40-44]
Jordan Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  07:09  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:08  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  07:03
[CLE 46-40]
 
  06:39 Griffin Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:35  
  06:35 Crawford Substitution replaced by Redick 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Marion  06:35  
  06:17 Redick Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:17  
Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:12  
  06:07 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
  06:03 Barnes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:03
[CLE 47-40]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:03  
  06:01 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:43
[LAC 43-47]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:25 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:19
[LAC 46-47]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:51
[CLE 49-46]
 
  04:39 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:38  
James Running Bank shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:26
[CLE 51-46]
 
  04:25 Redick Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  04:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jordan (1 ST)  04:15  
  04:10
[LAC 48-51]
Barnes Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  03:49  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:48  
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:46
[CLE 53-48]
 
  03:30
[LAC 50-53]
Redick Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST) 
Marion 3pt Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:01
[LAC 53-53]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Griffin (3 AST) 
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST)  02:49
[CLE 55-53]
 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:34  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:34  
Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  02:34  
  02:25 Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST)  02:20  
  02:13
[LAC 56-55]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Paul (10 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  01:56
[CLE 57-56]
 
  01:45 Paul Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
  01:42 Jordan Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:42
[CLE 58-56]
 
  01:42 Jordan Substitution replaced by Hawes 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:42
[CLE 59-56]
 
  01:23 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:22  
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  01:02  
  00:56.1
[LAC 58-59]
Griffin Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:56.1  
  00:56.1
[LAC 59-59]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Thompson Running Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST)  00:39.6
[CLE 61-59]
 
  00:34.0
[LAC 62-61]
Hawes 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (11 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:14.9 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:09.8  
  00:09.8
[LAC 63-61]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:09.8 Hawes Substitution replaced by Jones 
Marion Substitution replaced by Miller  00:09.8  
  00:09.8
[LAC 64-61]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Los Angeles Clippers (49-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:16 Barnes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:12
[CLE 63-64]
 
  10:50 Griffin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:47  
James Layup Shot: Missed  10:38  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:36  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:34
[CLE 65-64]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:26  
  10:26
[LAC 65-65]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  10:26 Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  10:24 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:19 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
Thompson Running Bank shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  10:13
[CLE 67-65]
 
  09:57
[LAC 67-67]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST) 
James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO)  09:35  
  09:29
[LAC 69-67]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Irving Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  09:18
[CLE 69-69]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:14  
  09:14
[LAC 70-69]
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  09:14
[LAC 71-69]
Barnes Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  09:00
[CLE 72-71]
 
  08:45 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:44  
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:24
[LAC 74-72]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Paul (12 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:58  
  07:58 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:58 Team Rebound 
  07:58 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  07:57 Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:53 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:53 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  07:53  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Marion  07:53  
  07:33 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:30 Jordan Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  07:30
[LAC 76-72]
Jordan Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  07:10  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:08  
Marion Tip Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:05 Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:00
[LAC 78-72]
Griffin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:32 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:31  
  06:31
[LAC 79-72]
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:31 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:27 Paul Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:17 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:17  
  06:00 Paul Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  05:51
[CLE 74-79]
 
  05:45
[LAC 81-74]
Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Marion Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:45  
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Marion Substitution replaced by Miller  05:45  
  05:45
[LAC 82-74]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS) 
  05:32 Paul Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:32
[CLE 75-82]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:32
[CLE 76-82]
 
Miller Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:32  
  05:32 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:32 Team Rebound 
  05:32
[LAC 83-76]
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  05:12
[CLE 78-83]
 
Miller Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:08  
  05:08
[LAC 84-78]
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:08 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:07  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
Team Rebound  04:44  
James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO)  04:30  
Miller Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:29  
  04:29 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:29 Team Rebound 
  04:29
[LAC 85-78]
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Jordan (2 ST)  04:20  
Miller Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:14  
  04:14
[LAC 86-78]
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:14 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:12  
  04:02 Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  04:02
[CLE 79-86]
 
  04:02 Jordan Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Miller Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:02  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  04:02
[CLE 80-86]
 
  03:52
[LAC 88-80]
Griffin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Paul (13 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:31 Paul Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:28  
  03:28
[LAC 89-80]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:28 Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:27  
  03:15 Griffin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:15
[CLE 81-89]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:15
[CLE 82-89]
 
  03:05 Crawford Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:01 Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:01 Griffin Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:01 Paul Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:01 Team Timeout : Short 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
  02:53
[LAC 90-82]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:53
[LAC 91-82]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  02:40
[CLE 85-91]
 
  02:24 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:23 Paul Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:23  
  02:23
[LAC 92-85]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:23 Redick Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  02:23
[LAC 93-85]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Irving Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  02:16
[CLE 87-93]
 
  02:16 Crawford Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
James Substitution replaced by Marion  02:16  
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  02:16
[CLE 88-93]
 
  02:06 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  02:04  
  02:01 Barnes Substitution replaced by Hawes 
Thompson Running Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  01:43
[CLE 90-93]
 
  01:17 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:14  
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.9 Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:36.9 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:36.0 Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:36.0
[LAC 95-90]
Hawes Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  00:20.9  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:15.9  
Irving Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  00:00.9
[CLE 92-95]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:45  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO)  11:33  
  11:23
[LAC 97-92]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jordan (1 AST) 
Marion Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST)  11:06
[CLE 94-97]
 
  10:48 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  10:31
[CLE 97-97]
 
  10:16 Crawford Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:14  
James Layup Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:51 Hawes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (3 ST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:45  
James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (9 TO)  09:45  
  09:38
[LAC 99-97]
Crawford Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  09:38  
Smith Substitution replaced by Irving  09:38  
  09:38
[LAC 100-97]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS)  09:27
[CLE 100-100]
 
  09:15 Rivers Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (3 ST) 
  09:13 Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS)  09:13
[CLE 101-100]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:13  
Marion Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  09:11  
James Running Bank shot: Made (24 PTS)  09:07
[CLE 103-100]
 
  09:07 Barnes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  09:07 Rivers Substitution replaced by Paul 
  09:07 Hawes Substitution replaced by Griffin 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS)  09:07
[CLE 104-100]
 
  08:56 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  08:55  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
Marion Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  08:38  
Marion Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST)  08:36  
  08:31
[LAC 102-104]
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS)  08:07
[CLE 107-102]
 
  07:50 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  07:49  
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Paul (3 ST)  07:38  
  07:35
[LAC 104-107]
Barnes Driving Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  07:35  
  07:35  
  07:35 Barnes Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:33  
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  07:21
[CLE 109-104]
 
Irving Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:05  
  06:51 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:50 Team Rebound 
James Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:50  
  06:45 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  06:43  
James Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST)  06:30
[CLE 111-104]
 
  06:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:15 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:13  
Irving Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF)  06:09  
Irving Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  06:09  
James Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:56  
  05:56
[LAC 105-111]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  05:56 Jordan Violation:Double Lane 
  05:56 Jump Ball Jordan vs Mozgov 
  05:54 Crawford Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  05:36 Griffin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:36  
Team Rebound  05:36  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  05:36
[CLE 112-105]
 
  05:28 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:27  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  05:11  
Team Rebound  05:10  
  05:10 Barnes Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:10
[CLE 113-105]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:10
[CLE 114-105]
 
  05:01
[LAC 107-114]
Griffin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Crawford (4 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS)  04:35
[CLE 117-107]
 
Marion Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:17  
  04:17
[LAC 108-117]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  04:17 Jordan Substitution replaced by Redick 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:17  
  04:17
[LAC 109-117]
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:33
[LAC 111-117]
Griffin Jump Hook Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Crawford (5 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Marion Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:49  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49
[LAC 112-117]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:49
[LAC 113-117]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:31  
  02:28 Jump Ball Paul vs Thompson (Redick gains possession) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  02:28  
  02:16 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  02:15  
Irving Jump Shot: Made (37 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  01:54
[CLE 119-113]
 
  01:34 Barnes Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  01:32  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:10  
  00:57.9
[LAC 115-119]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:47.3  
Marion Substitution replaced by Smith  00:47.3  
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  00:46.4
[CLE 121-115]
 
  00:46.4 Redick Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (24 PTS)  00:46.4
[CLE 122-115]
 
  00:46.4 Team Timeout : Short 
Smith Substitution replaced by Marion  00:46.4  
  00:40.9
[LAC 117-122]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Paul (14 AST) 
  00:31.0 Griffin Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:31.0
[CLE 123-117]
 
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:31.0  
  00:30.7 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:30.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:25.8 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST)  00:17.9  
  00:14.6
[LAC 119-123]
Griffin Dunk Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Crawford (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:14.6  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Smith  00:14.6  
Marion Substitution replaced by Miller  00:14.6  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:14.6  
  00:11.1
[LAC 121-123]
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  00:09.0 Griffin Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Marion  00:09.0  
Miller Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:09.0  
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:09.0
[CLE 124-121]
 
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:09.0
[CLE 125-121]
 
  00:04.9 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  00:03.5  
  00:03.5 Griffin Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:03.5 Griffin Substitution replaced by Jones 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS)  00:03.5
[CLE 126-121]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:03.5  
  00:01.9 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
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
LAC
2nd Pacific
56
26
9-1
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
LAC
Griffin 26.9
2 players 13.4
Paul 10.0
Jordan 2.6
2 players 2.0