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LeBron makes Love a winner in return to Minnesota, 106-90


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Feb 01 2015 12:02AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The boos were raining down on Kevin Love and his 3-pointer wasn't falling in the building he used to call home.

On nights like this in his six years in Minnesota, Love had no one to turn to for help. In Cleveland, he has LeBron James, and the best player in the world wasn't about to let his new teammate down on an emotional night.

James scored 16 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to win a stirring duel with rookie Andrew Wiggins, leading the Cavaliers to a 106-90 victory over the Timberwolves in Love's first game back in Minnesota since he was traded.

"It was all our responsibilities as his teammates and his brothers to protect him tonight," James said. "Throughout anything, it was the uncertainty. He didn't know what to expect. He could lean on us throughout everything that happened today and for us we just had to go out there and help him get a win."

Love finished with 14 points on 6-for-14 shooting and 17 rebounds. But he was just 1 for 5 on 3-pointers and was outshined by Wiggins, the headliner in the three-team deal that got Love out of Minnesota.

Wiggins had 33 points and four steals for the Timberwolves (8-39), who gave Love and the Cavaliers all they could handle in front of a standing-room-only crowd.

"I love a big stage," Wiggins said. "I love playing in the spotlight. A lot of fans. Big crowd."

James kicked things into gear in the final nine minutes. He scored 13 straight for the Cavs, who have won 10 straight to improve to 29-20.

Thaddeus Young scored 19 and Nikola Pekovic had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, but they were just 3-for-19 in the fourth quarter.

Trailing by five early in the fourth, James responded by thundering to the rim for a dunk, hitting a 3-pointer, three free throws and another 3 over Wiggins' outstretched hand to give the Cavs a 94-87 lead with five minutes to play.

Love was traded to Cleveland in the blockbuster deal of the summer, bringing Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick, Anthony Bennett and Young to Minnesota. Love made three All-Star teams as a Timberwolves forward, but they never made the playoffs. And he drew the fans' hire by requesting a trade at the end of last season.

Love was booed throughout the game, except for during a brief video tribute in the first quarter highlighting his six seasons in Minnesota.

He exchanged hugs with Wolves owner Glen Taylor and his wife, Becky, and laughs with Pekovic and Wolves coach Flip Saunders during the game. He focused on those moments more than the booing when asked after the game.

"Truth be told, I thought it was a pretty good reception, especially from people with familiar faces," Love said.

When the video was over, all the good will went out the window. Every touch of the ball was booed. Every missed shot was cheered as loudly as a dunk by Wiggins, who gave James everything he had. That included out-running him to a loose ball and throwing down a dunk to get a rare sellout crowd roaring.

"He showed tonight that he's got potential, that he's going to be a superstar in this league," Saunders said. "He rises to the moment. He's not afraid of the moment."

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Earlier in the week, the Timberwolves produced a tongue-in-cheek video touting the return of Mike Miller, who spent one season in Minnesota as a jab at Love's comeback. "Every time I play somewhere I feel a connection," Miller said. ... Kyrie Irving had a quiet night with 12 points on 4-for-16 shooting.

Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio plans to play on Monday against Dallas, ending a 43-game absence with an injured left ankle. ... Flip Saunders said F Shabazz Muhammad (oblique) was making some progress in his rehab, but the team wouldn't have a clear timeline for his return until next week. ... The 19-year-old Wiggins became the first teenager to score at least 23 points in a half since Irving did it in 2012.

MORE INJURIES

Injuries to Mo Williams (hip) and Zach LaVine (ankle) left the Wolves with just one healthy point guard for the game in Lorenzo Brown, who just signed a 10-day contract on Wednesday. Brown had one point and nine assists and played almost the entire game.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Host Philadelphia on Monday.

Timberwolves: Visit Dallas on Monday.


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CLE
MIN
     
    • 48.3%

    • 41.5%

    • 31.2%

    • 46.2%

    • 63.2%

    • 76.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE MIN
Total Rebounds 52 35
Offensive Rebounds 18 12
Turnovers 13 12
Fast Break Pts: 5 8
Biggest Lead: 17 5
Points in the Paint: 44 44
CLE MIN
p James   36 Wiggins   33
rb Love   17 Pekovic   12
a James   5 Brown   9
s 3 players   2 Wiggins   4
b Thompson   4 Dieng   1
 
  • 12/23 - MIN 104 @ CLE 125
  • 01/31 - CLE 106 @ MIN 90
Cleveland Cavaliers (29-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 39:45 14-25 3-8 5-8 +25 3 3 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 36
K. Love F 35:51 6-14 1-5 1-4 +4 6 11 17 3 1 0 2 0 0 14
T. Mozgov C 16:35 7-10 0-0 0-0 -2 2 2 4 0 4 0 0 1 0 14
J.R. Smith G 23:00 2-7 1-6 0-0 -6 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 5
K. Irving G 32:35 4-16 2-8 2-3 +7 1 3 4 4 2 2 3 0 1 12
I. Shumpert   21:15 4-6 1-2 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 1 2 4 0 0 9
T. Thompson   31:25 1-2 0-0 2-2 +18 4 9 13 0 1 0 0 4 0 4
S. Marion   11:03 0-1 0-0 0-0 +9 2 2 4 1 3 0 2 0 0 0
M. Dellavedova   19:46 3-5 2-3 2-2 +17 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 10
M. Miller   07:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 +11 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
J. Jones   01:06 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-87 10-32 12-19   18 34 52 16 19 8 13 6 1 106
  48.3% 31.2% 63.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 13
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-39)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Martin F 37:28 6-19 1-4 1-2 -11 1 5 6 1 1 1 2 0 1 14
T. Young F 38:05 9-13 1-1 0-0 -15 2 1 3 1 3 0 1 0 1 19
N. Pekovic C 27:32 4-11 0-0 6-6 -12 3 9 12 3 1 0 2 0 1 14
A. Wiggins G 43:12 14-25 3-4 2-3 -8 1 0 1 1 1 4 1 0 2 33
L. Brown G 47:55 0-5 0-1 1-2 -16 1 5 6 9 3 0 3 0 0 1
G. Dieng   20:28 0-3 0-0 4-6 -4 3 0 3 3 2 1 0 1 0 4
A. Bennett   12:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
C. Budinger   10:37 1-5 1-3 2-2 -5 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 5
G. Robinson   01:06 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Daniels   01:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Z. LaVine DND - Sprained Left Ankle
R. Rubio DND - Sprained Left Ankle
M. Williams DND - Sore Left Hip
Total   240 34-82 6-13 16-21   12 23 35 19 14 6 12 1 6 90
  41.5% 46.2% 76.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 12

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Harris, Varejao
  • Timberwolves: Hummel, Muhammad

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Timberwolves: Saunders

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #74 Curtis Blair, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 19562
  • Duration: 2:07
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Mozgov (Brown gains possession)
Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:48  
  11:34
[MIN 3-0]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  11:16  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:15  
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:13
[CLE 2-3]
 
  10:56 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:55  
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:47
[CLE 4-3]
 
  10:35 Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  10:34  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:16
[CLE 6-3]
 
  10:15 Saunders Technical 
Irving Free Throw Technical Missed  10:15  
  10:15 Team Rebound 
  09:57 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:55  
  09:50 Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:30  
  09:24 Brown Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:24  
Team Rebound  09:24  
  09:24 Team Timeout : Short 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:24
[CLE 7-3]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:15  
  09:15 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:15 Team Rebound 
  09:15
[MIN 4-7]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Mozgov Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  08:54
[CLE 9-4]
 
  08:38 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:37  
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:26  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  08:24  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:23  
Mozgov Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:23
[CLE 11-4]
 
  08:03 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:01 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:01 Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:59  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  07:58  
  07:54
[MIN 6-11]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:40 Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  07:34
[CLE 14-6]
 
  07:18 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:16  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:45
[MIN 9-14]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST)  06:24  
  06:15 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:14 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:14 Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:13  
James Layup Shot: Missed  05:58  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:57  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:48 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  05:44  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:40
[CLE 16-9]
 
  05:22
[MIN 11-16]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:04  
  05:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:04 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  05:04  
  04:55
[MIN 13-16]
Young Running Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mozgov Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  04:38
[CLE 18-13]
 
  04:19 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:18  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  04:14  
  04:13 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:06
[MIN 15-18]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brown (4 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:47
[CLE 20-15]
 
  03:29
[MIN 17-20]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  03:16
[CLE 23-17]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:55  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:55  
Smith Substitution replaced by Marion  02:55  
Love Substitution replaced by James  02:55  
  02:55
[MIN 18-23]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:55 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:54  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:39  
Marion Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:37  
  02:20 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:19 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:16 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:15  
Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:13  
  01:58 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:57  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:51
[CLE 25-18]
 
Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:41  
  01:41
[MIN 19-25]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  01:41  
  01:41 Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:40  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  01:20
[CLE 28-19]
 
  01:01 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:00  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.5 Team Rebound 
  00:21.3
[MIN 21-28]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:00.7
[CLE 30-21]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:43
[CLE 32-21]
 
  11:19 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:17  
Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed  11:09  
Team Rebound  11:09  
  11:09 Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  11:09 Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  11:09 Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger 
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:58
[CLE 34-21]
 
  10:41
[MIN 24-34]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bennett (1 AST) 
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:17  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:14  
Marion Tip Shot: Missed  10:14  
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:12  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  10:10  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:08  
  10:08 Bennett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:08  
Team Rebound  10:08  
Marion Substitution replaced by Love  10:08  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:08
[CLE 35-24]
 
  09:50 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
  09:48 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:48  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  09:48  
  09:36
[MIN 26-35]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:15 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:06  
  09:06
[MIN 27-35]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:06
[MIN 28-35]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:38 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:26 Brown Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  08:25  
Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:09
[CLE 37-28]
 
  07:53
[MIN 30-37]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  07:31 Bennett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:31  
  07:31 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Young 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  07:31  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  07:31  
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:31  
Team Rebound  07:31  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:31  
  07:31 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:16
[MIN 32-37]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (5 AST) 
Mozgov Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:56
[CLE 39-32]
 
  06:40
[MIN 34-39]
Young Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:25  
  06:13 Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:49 Brown Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  05:48  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:35
[CLE 41-34]
 
  05:21 Young Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:21 Young Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  05:21  
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  05:21  
  05:21 Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin 
  05:21 Bennett Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  05:01  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:58 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  04:55
[CLE 43-34]
 
  04:39
[MIN 36-43]
Young Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  04:20
[CLE 45-36]
 
  04:04 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:03  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:45 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  03:44  
  03:38
[MIN 38-45]
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (2 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:33  
  03:33 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:30  
  03:19
[MIN 40-45]
Young Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:46
[MIN 43-45]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
Smith Substitution replaced by James  02:45  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:28
[CLE 47-43]
 
  02:07
[MIN 45-47]
Young Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wiggins (3 ST)  01:55  
  01:51
[MIN 47-47]
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  01:29
[CLE 50-47]
 
  01:09 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  01:08  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:56.9 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:51.9 Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST) 
  00:48.5 Young Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  00:38.0 Brown Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:38.0
[CLE 51-47]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:38.0
[CLE 52-47]
 
  00:24.1
[MIN 49-52]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:01.5  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Love Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  11:46
[CLE 54-49]
 
  11:28
[MIN 51-54]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brown (6 AST) 
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  11:07
[CLE 56-51]
 
  10:52 Young Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
  10:51 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:50
[MIN 53-56]
Young Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  10:36
[CLE 58-53]
 
  10:20
[MIN 55-58]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:55
[MIN 57-58]
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:45  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  09:41
[CLE 61-57]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:20  
  09:20
[MIN 58-61]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:20
[MIN 59-61]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:07 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:59 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:58 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:57  
  08:57
[MIN 60-61]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  08:57  
  08:57
[MIN 61-61]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  08:36
[CLE 64-61]
 
  08:20 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:08
[CLE 66-61]
 
  07:41 Brown Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  07:40  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  07:31  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:29  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:22 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  07:10
[MIN 63-66]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (3 AST) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  07:10  
  07:10
[MIN 64-66]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:46  
Irving Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:46
[CLE 68-64]
 
  06:24
[MIN 66-68]
Pekovic Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brown (7 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:04 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:02  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  05:38  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:10)  05:37  
Love Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:35
[CLE 70-66]
 
  05:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  05:12  
  05:08 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:07  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:47  
Team Rebound  04:47  
  04:47 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:37  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:36  
Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (4 ST)  04:33  
  04:10 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:05
[MIN 69-70]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:32  
  03:27
[MIN 71-70]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:58
[MIN 73-70]
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Brown (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  02:51  
Love Substitution replaced by Marion  02:51  
Smith Substitution replaced by James  02:51  
  02:40 Brown Violation:Kicked Ball 
Dellavedova Layup Shot: Missed  02:34  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  02:33  
Thompson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:33
[CLE 72-73]
 
  02:06 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:05 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:05 Dieng Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:03  
Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  01:53  
James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:42  
  01:42
[MIN 74-72]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  01:42 Young Substitution replaced by Bennett 
  01:42 Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:42  
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:22
[CLE 74-74]
 
  01:06 Bennett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (2 ST) 
Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  00:59.9  
  00:49.3
[MIN 77-74]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Brown (9 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:38.9
[CLE 76-77]
 
  00:14.1
[MIN 79-76]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
  00:05.2 Martin Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
  00:05.2 Brown Substitution replaced by Budinger 
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:43 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  11:42  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:33 Bennett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:28 Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  11:22 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:20 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Marion Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  11:03  
  11:03
[MIN 80-76]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:03
[MIN 81-76]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  10:51
[CLE 78-81]
 
  10:33
[MIN 83-78]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST) 
  10:17 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:17
[CLE 79-83]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:17
[CLE 80-83]
 
  10:02 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:00  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  09:45
[CLE 83-83]
 
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:22  
  09:22
[MIN 84-83]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  09:22 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Young 
  09:22
[MIN 85-83]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS)  09:03
[CLE 85-85]
 
  08:40 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Marion Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  08:35  
Marion Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:35  
  08:35  
  08:35 Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Marion Substitution replaced by Love  08:35  
  08:23 Budinger Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS)  08:09
[CLE 88-85]
 
  07:51 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
  07:50 Team Rebound 
  07:50 Budinger Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  07:50 Bennett Substitution replaced by Martin 
  07:44 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:42  
  07:26 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:26  
Team Rebound  07:26  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  07:26
[CLE 89-85]
 
  07:05 Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Miller (2 ST) 
Love Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  06:49  
Love Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:49  
  06:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:49 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  06:35
[MIN 87-89]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  06:22 Young Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  06:22
[CLE 90-87]
 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  06:22  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  06:22
[CLE 91-87]
 
  06:10 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:11)  06:09  
Thompson Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Jump Ball Dieng vs Thompson (Young gains possession) 
  05:52 Team Rebound 
  05:37 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:36 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:32 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:29  
James 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS)  05:08
[CLE 94-87]
 
  05:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:07 Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Miller Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:07  
  04:48 Wiggins Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (3 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  04:46  
James Jump Shot: Made (35 PTS)  04:29
[CLE 96-87]
 
  04:15 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:14  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:59 Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  03:53  
James Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:52  
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:35 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:28 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:26 Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:19 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:18  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:17  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  02:49 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  02:47  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST)  02:28
[CLE 99-87]
 
  02:08
[MIN 89-99]
Martin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
Love Rebound (Off:6 Def:11)  01:43  
Love Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:43
[CLE 101-89]
 
  01:29 Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (4 BLK) 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:27  
  01:09 Brown Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:09  
Team Rebound  01:09  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS)  01:09
[CLE 102-89]
 
  01:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  01:09  
  01:06 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:06 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  01:06 Martin Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  01:06 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Love Substitution replaced by Jones  01:06  
  01:06 Young Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  00:49.9
[CLE 104-89]
 
Irving Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:46.3  
Irving Substitution replaced by Miller  00:46.3  
  00:34.9 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:33.8 Team Rebound 
  00:29.8 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  00:28.8  
  00:09.6 Daniels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:09.6
[CLE 105-89]
 
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:09.6
[CLE 106-89]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:04.0  
  00:04.0 Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:04.0 Team Rebound 
  00:04.0
[MIN 90-106]
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
MIN
5th Northwest
16
66
0-10
9-32
7-34
 
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CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
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