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LeBron has triple-double, Cavs' hit long shots, beat Bulls


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Apr 05 2015 8:08PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving heard LeBron James scream to shoot, so he shot.

Buzzer. Swish.

His prayer was answered, and it wasn't the only one for the Cavaliers on Sunday.

Irving casually dropped a 52-foot 3-pointer, J.R. Smith made eight 3s - highlighted by a desperation one to end the first half - and James recorded his first triple-double with the Cavs in five years as Cleveland won its 18th straight at home, 99-94 over the Chicago Bulls.

The Cavs made 16 3-pointers, three as time was draining from either the game or shot clock.

"I've been doing this a long time," Cleveland coach David Blatt said, shaking his head. "I've never seen three like that in one game."

The Bulls haven't either.

"The basketball gods were on their side today," Joakim Noah said.

Irving scored 27 points, but it was his dramatic shot in the third quarter that helped the Cavs move closer to a Central Division title and securing the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

With the Cavs leading 70-60, Irving caught the inbounds pass thinking there were still 22 seconds left on the 24-shot clock. James, who was setting a screen, yelled to Irving and his long shot hit nothing but net.

"It was a crazy play," he said. "Luckily it went in. There was no skill there. I was just throwing it up at the rim and hopefully it goes in."

Both Irving and James had similar reactions, shrugging and throwing their hands in the air. It was that kind of game for the Cavs, who attempted 37 3-pointers, three of them in nearly hopeless situations.

"I told him to just throw it up there and see what happens, and it went in," James said of Irving's deepest 3. "I told him to just cast it, and it definitely was the difference in the game."

Irving ended the first quarter by making a fadeaway 3-pointer from the left corner just before the horn, and Smith dropped an off-balance 40-footer before falling into one of the expensive courtside seats.

There wasn't much the Bulls could do.

"Some I thought were defended well, some weren't," Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said. "They had three heaves that went in."

Mike Dunleavy scored 24 and Aaron Brooks 17 for the Bulls, who could have star guard Derrick Rose back in the next few days.

James finished with 20 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, his first triple-double in a Cleveland uniform since May 13, 2010, two months before he left as a free agent for Miami.

The Cavs notched win No. 50 and improved to a league-best 31-7 since Jan. 15.

Smith scored all 24 points from long range as the Cavs improved to 3-1 this season against the Bulls, a team they could face in the postseason. By then, Rose may be back following knee surgery, which would spice up a series that doesn't need any hype. James' teams have eliminated the Bulls three times in the past five seasons and the four-time MVP has a running feud with Noah.

The two exchanged words Sunday and could soon see each other with more on the line.

That would be fine with Noah.

"It would be great to play them in the playoffs," Noah said. "That would be very, very exciting. That's something I really hope happens."

Despite the Cavs' long-range antics, the Bulls were within striking distance late before Kevin Love's 3 with 1:14 left gave the Cavs a 96-87 lead.

ROSE UPDATE

The Bulls were without their starting backcourt as Kirk Hinrich (hyperextended knee) joined Rose on the bench. Rose, recently cleared for full contact, did on-court drills before the game and is nearing a return from surgery on his right knee.

Thibodeau hopes Rose, who had surgery on Feb. 27, will return this week. The Bulls play at Orlando and Miami.

"Ideally, the sooner the better, but he has to be comfortable enough to play," Thibodeau said. "We're not going to play him the amount of minutes he was playing before he got injured."

ROUGH STUFF

James was called for a flagrant foul in the first half and he was on the receiving end of a hard foul by Noah.

"It's April," he said, explaining the game's physical nature.

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TIP-INS

Bulls: Because of injuries, Chicago has had its starting lineup - Rose, Dunleavy, Noah, Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol - just 19 times this season. The Bulls are 15-4 in those games. ... Thibodeau said Rose's presence alone makes the Bulls better. "Just Derrick on the floor helps our team," he said. "We don't expect him to be playing 35 minutes a night or scoring a ton of points. Just give us what you have."

Cavaliers: Smith has made at least eight 3s 12 times in his career, an NBA record. ... James was stripped of a triple-double earlier this season against New Orleans. The NBA took away an assist after reviewing the Nov. 10 game. ... During the home winning streak, all five Cavs starters have averaged double figures.

UP NEXT

Bulls: At Orlando on Wednesday.

Cavaliers: At Milwaukee on Wednesday.


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CHI
CLE
     
    • 44.7%

    • 42.2%

    • 40.7%

    • 43.2%

    • 71.4%

    • 59.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI CLE
Total Rebounds 45 40
Offensive Rebounds 9 10
Turnovers 16 10
Fast Break Pts: 7 7
Biggest Lead: 6 15
Points in the Paint: 26 30
CHI CLE
p Dunleavy   24 Irving   27
rb Mirotic   10 James   10
a Noah   7 James   12
s Butler   3 2 players   3
b Gibson   2 4 players   1
 
  • 10/31 - CLE 114 @ CHI 108
  • 01/19 - CHI 94 @ CLE 108
  • 02/12 - CLE 98 @ CHI 113
  • 04/05 - CHI 94 @ CLE 99
Chicago Bulls (46-31)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Dunleavy F 33:26 8-12 4-6 4-4 +4 1 4 5 4 2 1 1 0 0 24
P. Gasol F 30:49 6-13 0-0 0-0 -2 2 7 9 4 3 0 2 0 1 12
J. Noah C 32:47 3-3 0-0 0-0 +3 3 5 8 7 3 2 1 0 0 6
J. Butler G 42:07 6-14 2-3 2-3 +1 1 3 4 5 4 3 2 0 0 16
A. Brooks G 38:10 6-13 2-6 3-4 0 2 3 5 6 4 1 7 0 2 17
T. Gibson   22:48 1-4 0-0 3-4 -19 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 2 1 5
T. Snell   05:56 1-3 0-2 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
N. Mirotic   24:07 3-12 3-9 3-6 +2 0 10 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 12
E. Moore   09:50 0-2 0-1 0-0 -5 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Bairstow DNP - Coach's Decision
D. McDermott DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Mohammed DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-76 11-27 15-21   9 36 45 28 22 7 16 2 4 94
  44.7% 40.7% 71.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16
Cleveland Cavaliers (50-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 36:31 8-17 1-3 3-6 +10 2 8 10 12 4 3 3 1 0 20
K. Love F 30:47 4-12 3-8 0-0 +5 1 3 4 2 1 2 2 1 2 11
T. Mozgov C 31:41 5-7 0-0 1-2 +6 3 5 8 3 5 0 0 0 0 11
J.R. Smith G 43:23 8-17 8-17 0-0 -2 1 3 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 24
K. Irving G 37:08 8-19 4-5 7-8 +4 2 3 5 4 2 3 5 1 0 27
I. Shumpert   23:36 0-6 0-4 0-0 +7 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Thompson   23:57 1-3 0-0 2-6 +2 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
M. Dellavedova   12:57 1-2 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Marion DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-83 16-37 13-22   10 30 40 24 17 9 10 4 2 99
  42.2% 43.2% 59.1%   team rebs: 10 total to: 11

inactive

  • Bulls: Hinrich, Rose
  • Cavaliers: Harris, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Bulls: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #36 David Jones, #44 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:23
Chicago Bulls (46-31) Cleveland Cavaliers (50-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Gasol (Love gains possession)
  11:37
[CLE 3-0]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  11:15
[CHI 2-3]
 
  10:59 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:58  
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:33 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:22 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:21  
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  10:17  
  10:09 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
Noah Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  10:03  
  09:46 Irving Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST)  09:37
[CHI 5-3]
 
  09:21 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:20  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:05
[CHI 7-3]
 
  08:42
[CLE 6-7]
James 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST)  08:28
[CHI 9-6]
 
  08:12 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:11 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:59 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:58  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (1 AST)  07:43
[CHI 11-6]
 
  07:27
[CLE 8-11]
Love Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  07:11 Love Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  06:58
[CHI 14-8]
 
Dunleavy Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:33  
Gasol Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:23  
  06:08 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:07  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:57 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:54
[CLE 10-14]
James Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Noah (3 AST)  05:43
[CHI 16-10]
 
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:35 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  05:21
[CLE 12-16]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:58  
Noah Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  04:53
[CHI 18-12]
 
  04:39
[CLE 14-18]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:29 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:18 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:17  
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson  04:05  
  04:05 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  03:58
[CLE 17-18]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (2 AST) 
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:39 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:30  
  03:30 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:30 Team Rebound 
  03:30 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:29  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:00 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:58 James Substitution replaced by Smith 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:44
[CHI 20-17]
 
  02:32 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dunleavy (1 ST) 
  02:28 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:28
[CHI 21-17]
 
Butler Substitution replaced by Snell  02:28  
Dunleavy Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:28
[CHI 22-17]
 
  02:14
[CLE 20-22]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:38
[CLE 22-22]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Snell 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
Team Rebound  01:18  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Mirotic  01:17  
  01:17 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Love 
Gibson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:11  
Gibson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:11  
  00:53.5
[CLE 24-22]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  00:40.9  
  00:37.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:33.8 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:32.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:32.9 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:29.9  
  00:26.6 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:26.6  
Team Rebound  00:26.6  
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:26.6
[CHI 23-24]
 
  00:01.9 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.1 Team Rebound 
Gibson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:01.1  
  00:00.0
[CLE 27-23]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (46-31) Cleveland Cavaliers (50-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  11:46
[CHI 26-27]
 
  11:28 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK) 
  11:26 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:18 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Butler Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:59 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:52 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:50 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:30 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:29  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:08 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:07  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:07 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:06
[CLE 30-26]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Noah Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  09:46
[CHI 28-30]
 
  09:33
[CLE 33-28]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:12
[CLE 35-28]
James Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST)  08:51
[CHI 30-35]
 
  08:30 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (2 BLK) 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:28  
Butler Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:12  
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:11  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  08:05
[CHI 33-35]
 
Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:42  
  07:42  
  07:42
[CLE 36-33]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:42
[CLE 37-33]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:20 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:19  
  07:19 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
  07:19 Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Moore Substitution replaced by Brooks  07:19  
  07:11 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:10 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:06 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:04  
Brooks Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  06:44  
  06:37
[CLE 40-33]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
  06:24 James Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mirotic Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 Missed  06:24  
Team Rebound  06:24  
  06:24 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Mirotic Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:24
[CHI 34-40]
 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:02
[CHI 36-40]
 
  05:43 Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:40  
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:28
[CHI 38-40]
 
  05:13
[CLE 43-38]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Mirotic Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:46 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:34
[CLE 45-38]
Irving Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  04:33 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  04:09  
Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:08  
Brooks Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  04:03  
  04:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gasol  04:03  
Butler Substitution replaced by Snell  04:03  
Mirotic Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  04:03  
  03:46 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:45  
  03:33 Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  03:24
[CHI 41-45]
 
  03:05
[CLE 47-41]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Gasol Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:44 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:36 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:35 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:32 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:29  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:26  
  02:26 Thompson Substitution replaced by James 
Snell Substitution replaced by Butler  02:26  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  02:14
[CHI 44-47]
 
  01:50
[CLE 49-44]
Mozgov Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:30 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:24 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST) 
Butler Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  01:23  
  01:19
[CLE 51-44]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Team Rebound 
  00:47.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:45.9  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.8  
  00:35.6 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:15.9 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:14.9  
  00:04.9 Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  00:04.9 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Mirotic  00:04.9  
  00:02.9 James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:02.9  
Team Rebound  00:02.9  
  00:02.9 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
Brooks Substitution replaced by Moore  00:02.9  
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:02.9
[CHI 45-51]
 
  00:02.9 Team Timeout : Short 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Snell  00:02.9  
Mirotic Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:02.9  
  00:02.9 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Love 
  00:00.0
[CLE 54-45]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (46-31) Cleveland Cavaliers (50-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Noah (4 AST)  11:39
[CHI 47-54]
 
  11:22
[CLE 57-47]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Noah (5 AST)  11:01
[CHI 49-57]
 
  10:41 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:41  
  10:41 Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  10:26 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  10:26
[CHI 50-57]
 
Dunleavy Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  10:26
[CHI 51-57]
 
  10:04
[CLE 59-51]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Noah (6 AST)  09:48
[CHI 53-59]
 
  09:30 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:29 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Brooks Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:23  
  09:13
[CLE 62-53]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Noah Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (2 AST)  08:56
[CHI 55-62]
 
  08:33 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:33  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Butler (3 AST)  08:21
[CHI 58-62]
 
  08:03
[CLE 65-58]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
  07:42 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  07:42
[CHI 59-65]
 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:42
[CHI 60-65]
 
  07:28 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:27  
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  07:24  
  07:17 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Team Rebound 
Brooks Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:17  
  07:03 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Noah Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:59  
  06:59
[CLE 66-60]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  06:59
[CLE 67-60]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Noah Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:45  
  06:20 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:19  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:52 Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:51  
Dunleavy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  05:47  
  05:40 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:39  
  05:39 Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  05:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (3 ST)  05:24  
  05:01
[CLE 69-60]
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Gasol Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:01  
  05:01
[CLE 70-60]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  04:44  
Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:42  
Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  04:38  
  04:38 Team Rebound 
  04:38 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  04:18 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:17 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson  04:16  
  04:10
[CLE 73-60]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:54 Team Rebound 
Brooks Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:54  
  03:54
[CLE 74-60]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  03:54
[CLE 75-60]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST)  03:45
[CHI 62-75]
 
  03:26 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST) 
Butler Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (3 AST)  03:22
[CHI 64-75]
 
  03:02 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (3 ST) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST)  02:58  
  02:51
[CLE 77-64]
James Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Butler Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:51  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Mirotic  02:51  
  02:51 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:49  
  02:38 James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:38
[CHI 65-77]
 
  02:38 James Substitution replaced by Smith 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:38  
  02:37 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:25 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:23  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:00 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:59  
  01:48 Shumpert Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:48
[CHI 66-77]
 
Butler Substitution replaced by Snell  01:48  
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:48
[CHI 67-77]
 
  01:34 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:31  
Mirotic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (3 ST)  01:24  
  01:17 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:17 Team Rebound 
Gibson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:17  
  01:17 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:17 Team Rebound 
  01:17 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:15  
Snell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST)  00:57.9
[CHI 69-77]
 
  00:34.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:33.9  
Snell 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:26.8 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Snell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:09.5  
  00:09.5
[CLE 78-69]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  00:09.5  
  00:09.5 Love Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  00:09.5
[CLE 79-69]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST)  00:01.5
[CHI 71-79]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:37 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:36  
  11:26 Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  11:03 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  11:02  
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  10:58  
Butler Foul: Personal (3 PF)  10:57  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Moore  10:57  
  10:57 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  10:36
[CLE 81-71]
Dellavedova Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:09 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:59
[CLE 84-71]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:56  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Team Rebound 
  09:21 James Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  09:21  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Noah (7 AST)  09:06
[CHI 74-84]
 
  08:52 James Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  08:52 James Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:34 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:33  
Mirotic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:18  
  08:02 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  08:01  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:31
[CLE 86-74]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:10  
Butler Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:08
[CHI 76-86]
 
  06:54
[CLE 88-76]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Butler (4 AST)  06:29
[CHI 79-88]
 
  06:14
[CLE 90-79]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST) 
Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:53  
  05:51 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:51  
Moore Substitution replaced by Brooks  05:51  
  05:51 James Substitution replaced by Love 
  05:51 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:51 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:51
[CHI 80-90]
 
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:51  
  05:51 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:32 Love Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:19  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:54 Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:53  
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (4 AST)  04:34
[CHI 83-90]
 
  04:14 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Noah (1 ST) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO)  04:06  
  04:06 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James 
  03:53 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Noah (2 ST) 
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Butler (5 AST)  03:49
[CHI 85-90]
 
Noah Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:29  
  03:29
[CLE 91-85]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  03:29
[CLE 92-85]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Butler Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST)  03:17
[CHI 87-92]
 
  02:56 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  02:55  
Butler Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  02:49  
Butler Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:49  
  02:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gasol  02:49  
  02:49 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  02:31 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:29  
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:11 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:55 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:55 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:55  
  01:55
[CLE 93-87]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:55 Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:55  
Gasol Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:32  
  01:14
[CLE 96-87]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (12 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:14  
  01:14 Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  00:58.2 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (3 FTA) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 3 (12 PTS)  00:58.2
[CHI 88-96]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  00:58.2  
Team Rebound  00:58.2  
  00:58.2 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Love 
Butler Free Throw 3 of 3 (13 PTS)  00:58.2
[CHI 89-96]
 
  00:34.3
[CLE 98-89]
James Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:34.3  
  00:34.3 Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  00:34.3 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:25.7  
Dunleavy Tip Shot: Missed  00:25.7  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:24.8  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:23.9
[CHI 91-98]
 
Brooks Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:23.3  
  00:23.3
[CLE 99-91]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  00:23.3 Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:21.6  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  00:10.9  
  00:10.2 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Gasol Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:10.2  
  00:10.2 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:10.2 Team Rebound 
  00:10.2 James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  00:10.2 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  00:08.9  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST)  00:02.9
[CHI 94-99]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHI
2nd Central
50
32
7-3
27-14
23-18
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHI
Butler 24.8
Gasol 11.8
3 players 6.5
Gasol 2.3
Butler 2.5
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0