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LeBron's 33 lead Cavaliers past Bulls 106-91 in Game 2


By TOM WITHERS
Posted May 06 2015 11:07PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The headband returned. The aggressiveness, dunks and dazzling plays all came back, too.

LeBron James wasn't going to have a second sub-par game.

James attacked from the start and scored 33 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers evened their semifinal series with Chicago, beating the Bulls 106-91 in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

Donning the signature headband he ditched in March, James played like a man possessed. He powered to the basket, leaving Bulls defenders in his wake and keeping the Cavs, missing two starters, from falling into a 2-0 hole. He added eight rebounds and five assists for Cleveland, which led by 25 in the third quarter and withstood a third-quarter charge by the Bulls.

James said the choice to wear the headband was spur of the moment.

"It was in my locker and I decided to give it a go," he said. "It was time for it to make a comeback."

The Cavs made one, too.

For the second straight game, they were without forward Kevin Love (shoulder surgery) and J.R. Smith (two-game suspension), but they had James and he was more like himself after an "off" opener.

"We're a little banged up, we're short-handed, so I have to be aggressive," James said. "Even more aggressive than my usual self, and I was happy I was able to make a couple of plays to help our team win tonight."

Jimmy Butler scored 18 and Derrick Rose had 14 points and 10 assists for the Bulls, who host Game 3 on Friday night. Pau Gasol added 11 points - 10 fewer than Game 1, when he destroyed the Cavs on uncontested jumpers.

Iman Shumpert added 15 points, James Jones made five 3-pointers and Tristan Thompson added 12 rebounds for Cleveland. Thompson started at power forward in Love's spot, allowing James to move back to small forward. On the perimeter is where James is most dangerous and he made it clear from the outset that he wasn't going to stand around and wait for the game to come to him.

At Irving's urging, James was "ultra-aggressive."

"There wasn't one possession where he wasn't dominant," Irving said. "When he has that mindset, he's the greatest player playing our game right now."

The Cavs burst to a 13-2 lead, led by 22 in the first quarter and never looked back.

"They smashed us," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said.

James arrived at Quicken Loans Arena at around 4 p.m., three hours before tip-off. As if there needed to be another sign of the game's importance to Cleveland this was it, as the superstar typically gets to the arena for a home game around 90 minutes before the start.

"Maybe he wanted to beat the traffic," quipped Cavs coach David Blatt. "Knowing him, it was something else."

It sure was.

Along with his old look, James seemed all-business from the time he took the floor for warmups. He scored 14 in the first quarter and got to the free-throw line five times, three more than in Monday's loss. James, who went just 9 of 22 from the field in Game 1, set the tone and his teammates followed.

"For the leader of the team, that's what you're supposed to do," Rose said. "Everybody on the team followed right behind him."

Love visited his teammates in the locker room before the game, and he joined them on the bench in the second quarter. Moments after Love, wearing a sling on his left arm, waved to the crowd, James delivered one of those plays only he can make. He burst down the left side of the lane and delivered a right-handed dunk over Butler, who did a marvelous job defending the four-time league MVP in Game 1.

But this wasn't the same James or the same Cavs.

"Our back was against the wall," James said. "We couldn't go down 2-0."

TIP-INS

Bulls: Not everyone was thrilled with James' fashion choice. "I don't care about no headband," Butler said. "He's a great player, headband or not." ... The Bulls are now 21-8 this season with their "A" lineup: Rose, Gasol, Butler, Joakim Noah and Mike Dunleavy.

Cavaliers: Reserve G Matthew Dellavedova added nine points and nine assists. ... Smith will return for Game 3, but the way Shumpert is playing, there's no guarantee he'll have his starting job back. ... James (1,059) moved into a tie with Tony Parker on the career postseason assists list. He's two away from catching Steve Nash (1,061).

SHUMPERT'S INJURY

Shumpert left in the third quarter with a strained left groin that could be serious. After riding a stationary bike, he returned to the floor but Blatt indicated the injury could limit him.

"Time for one of those miracle-48-hour recoveries," Blatt said. "That's what we're hoping for."

ROSE'S DROUGHT

Rose has not attempted a free throw in three straight playoff games, dating to Game 6 against Milwaukee. He didn't have any excuses.

"If they're not calling it, they're not calling it," he said. "I can't worry about that."

Thibodeau was careful not to criticize the officiating when asked what Rose needs to do to get to the line.

"I guess he's got to go harder, I don't know," he said. "It looked like there was a lot of contact to me. Others didn't see it that way."


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CHI
CLE
     
    • 40.5%

    • 44.6%

    • 31.8%

    • 46.2%

    • 80.0%

    • 69.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI CLE
Total Rebounds 37 45
Offensive Rebounds 11 14
Turnovers 12 8
Fast Break Pts: 10 5
Biggest Lead: 0 25
Points in the Paint: 40 42
CHI CLE
p Butler   18 James   33
rb 2 players   7 Thompson   12
a Rose   10 Dellavedova   9
s 3 players   2 Shumpert   3
b 4 players   1 Perkins   2
 
  • 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 (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Dunleavy F 28:31 3-6 0-1 2-2 -8 0 4 4 0 3 2 3 0 0 8
P. Gasol F 28:36 3-8 0-0 5-6 -19 1 3 4 0 3 2 3 0 0 11
J. Noah C 29:34 2-4 0-0 0-2 -11 4 3 7 4 4 0 0 0 0 4
J. Butler G 35:13 5-14 2-7 6-7 -26 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 18
D. Rose G 36:54 6-20 2-5 0-0 -13 3 4 7 10 4 0 2 1 1 14
K. Hinrich   12:18 3-3 2-2 0-0 +1 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 8
T. Gibson   20:31 5-5 0-0 1-2 -14 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 11
A. Brooks   19:44 1-8 0-4 2-2 -4 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 4
T. Snell   13:50 1-3 1-2 0-0 +5 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
N. Mirotic   07:03 2-4 0-1 4-4 +7 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
N. Mohammed   04:36 1-2 0-0 0-0 +7 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
E. Moore   01:58 0-2 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
D. McDermott   01:12 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 32-79 7-22 20-25   11 26 37 20 20 7 12 4 4 91
  40.5% 31.8% 80.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 34:13 13-29 0-2 7-9 +31 3 5 8 5 2 2 2 1 2 33
T. Thompson F 34:30 2-5 0-0 1-2 +20 6 6 12 1 4 0 0 0 1 5
T. Mozgov C 17:57 3-8 0-0 0-0 +6 2 5 7 0 3 1 1 1 0 6
I. Shumpert G 29:02 5-11 4-7 1-2 +19 2 5 7 1 3 3 0 0 0 15
K. Irving G 34:11 5-9 1-3 10-12 +23 0 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 1 21
M. Miller   13:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones   22:15 6-10 5-9 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 17
K. Perkins   12:26 0-0 0-0 0-2 -6 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
M. Dellavedova   35:52 3-8 2-5 1-2 -9 0 1 1 9 3 0 2 0 0 9
S. Marion   04:36 0-2 0-0 0-0 -7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Harris   01:58 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
J.R. Smith NWT - NBA Suspension
Total   240 37-83 12-26 20-29   14 31 45 19 23 8 8 4 4 106
  44.6% 46.2% 69.0%   team rebs: 14 total to: 10

inactive

  • Bulls: Bairstow
  • Cavaliers: Love, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Bulls: --
  • Cavaliers: Perkins

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #19 James Capers, #60 James Williams, #16 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:23
Chicago Bulls (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Gasol (Rose gains possession)
Rose Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:33 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:20 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:19  
Dunleavy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST)  11:05  
Rose Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Williams)  11:00  
  10:47
[CLE 2-0]
Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Dunleavy Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST)  10:30
[CHI 2-2]
 
  10:09 Mozgov Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:09  
  10:09 Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  09:55  
  09:47
[CLE 5-2]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Dunleavy Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  09:37  
  09:19
[CLE 7-2]
James Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:10 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:10  
Team Rebound  09:10  
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:50 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dunleavy (1 ST) 
Dunleavy Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  08:45  
  08:40 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:09
[CLE 9-2]
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Noah Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Williams)  08:09  
  08:09
[CLE 10-2]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Rose Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:57  
Team Rebound  07:56  
  07:56 James Substitution replaced by Miller 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:48  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:41 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:33
[CLE 13-2]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:26  
  07:23 Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Butler Substitution replaced by Hinrich  07:23  
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:10 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:02 Shumpert Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:00  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:48  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
Rose Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:43  
Dunleavy Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  06:39
[CHI 4-13]
 
  06:39 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Capers) 
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Butler  06:39  
  06:39 Miller Substitution replaced by James 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:39
[CHI 5-13]
 
  06:24 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:23 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:14 Thompson Dunk Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:09
[CLE 15-5]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:01  
  05:59 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Noah Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  05:59  
  05:59
[CLE 16-5]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson  05:59  
  05:59
[CLE 17-5]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:28
[CLE 20-5]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
  05:15 Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:15  
Team Rebound  05:15  
  05:15 Thompson Substitution replaced by Jones 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:15
[CHI 6-20]
 
  05:03 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK) 
  05:03 Team Rebound 
Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  04:58  
  04:58
[CLE 21-6]
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Hinrich  04:58  
  04:58 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  04:58 Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:57  
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (2 ST)  04:46  
Hinrich Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  04:43  
  04:43 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:43 Team Rebound 
  04:43 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  04:43
[CLE 22-6]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Butler Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:34  
  04:25
[CLE 24-6]
James Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:07 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:59 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:58  
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  03:50
[CHI 8-24]
 
  03:33 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (2 ST) 
  03:30 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:30  
Team Rebound  03:30  
Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks  03:30  
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:30
[CHI 9-24]
 
  03:14
[CLE 26-9]
James Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gibson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:55
[CHI 11-26]
 
  02:40
[CLE 28-11]
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  02:18
[CHI 14-28]
 
  02:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:11 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving 
  02:00
[CLE 30-14]
James Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:32
[CLE 33-14]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Gasol Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:08  
  00:43.8
[CLE 36-14]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
  00:33.4 Perkins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:33.4
[CHI 15-36]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:33.4
[CHI 16-36]
 
Brooks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  00:18.5  
  00:18.5
[CLE 37-16]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:18.5 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Rose  00:18.5  
  00:18.5
[CLE 38-16]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:00.0
[CHI 18-38]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:36 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:35  
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  11:32
[CHI 20-38]
 
Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  11:13  
  11:13 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:13 Team Rebound 
  11:13 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  10:55
[CHI 23-38]
 
  10:42
[CLE 40-23]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  10:19  
  10:17 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:11 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:10  
Gibson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST)  10:01
[CHI 25-40]
 
  09:36
[CLE 43-25]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
Rose Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:21
[CHI 27-43]
 
Rose Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  09:05  
  09:05
[CLE 44-27]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Brooks Substitution replaced by Butler  09:05  
  09:05 Perkins Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  09:05 Jones Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  09:05
[CLE 45-27]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Butler Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Shumpert (3 ST)  08:54  
  08:50 Mozgov Dunk Shot: Missed 
  08:47 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:32
[CLE 48-27]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  08:13  
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:11  
Noah Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:11
[CHI 29-48]
 
  07:51 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:50  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:34 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:33  
Butler Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST)  07:32
[CHI 31-48]
 
  07:32 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
  07:32  
  07:32 Irving Substitution replaced by James 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  07:32
[CHI 32-48]
 
  07:16 Jump Ball James vs Gibson 
  07:11 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:11  
  07:11 Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (J Williams) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  06:57  
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:52  
Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  06:50  
Noah Tip Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:49 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:41
[CLE 50-32]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST)  06:21
[CHI 35-50]
 
  06:03
[CLE 53-35]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST) 
Dunleavy Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Noah (3 AST)  05:34
[CHI 37-53]
 
  05:14 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:13 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Gibson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  05:13  
  05:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:00 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:58 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:51
[CLE 56-37]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
  04:36 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:36
[CHI 38-56]
 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gasol  04:36  
  04:36 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Irving 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:36
[CHI 39-56]
 
  04:13 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:12  
Rose Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:02 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:56
[CLE 58-39]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Gasol Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  03:42  
Gasol Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  03:42  
  03:23
[CLE 60-39]
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:16  
Dunleavy Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:06 Team Rebound 
  02:54 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:52 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:52 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK) 
Rose Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:49  
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  02:44  
  02:42 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:31 James Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:29  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:21 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:10 James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rose (1 BLK) 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:08  
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  02:02  
  01:56 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:54 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:54
[CLE 62-39]
James Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
  01:50 Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Williams) 
  01:50 James Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  01:50 Thompson Substitution replaced by Jones 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Snell  01:50  
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:34
[CHI 41-62]
 
  01:18
[CLE 64-41]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  01:11 Perkins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
  01:11 Perkins Technical (M McCutchen) 
Dunleavy Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  01:11
[CHI 42-64]
 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:11
[CHI 43-64]
 
Butler Substitution replaced by Mirotic  01:11  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:11  
  01:09 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:56.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:55.4  
  00:47.2 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:47.2
[CHI 44-64]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:47.2
[CHI 45-64]
 
  00:47.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:47.2 Perkins Substitution replaced by James 
  00:24.9 Shumpert Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
  00:22.9 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:00.0 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  11:36  
  11:28 Shumpert Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:18
[CHI 47-64]
 
  10:59 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:58 Team Rebound 
  10:48
[CLE 66-47]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:25 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:10 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:09 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:05
[CLE 68-47]
Shumpert Running Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:40 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Dunleavy Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M McCutchen)  09:30  
Rose Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) (J Williams)  09:17  
  09:17
[CLE 69-47]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 3 (12 PTS) 
  09:17
[CLE 70-47]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 3 (13 PTS) 
  09:17 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  09:17 Irving Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:16  
Butler Layup Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:56
[CLE 72-47]
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST)  08:40
[CHI 49-72]
 
  08:30 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST) 
Butler Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST)  08:25
[CHI 51-72]
 
  08:05 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  08:04  
Rose Running Bank shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:58
[CHI 53-72]
 
  07:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:45 Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dunleavy (2 ST) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:39
[CHI 56-72]
 
Noah Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M McCutchen)  07:15  
  07:07 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
Rose Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:46  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST)  06:42
[CHI 58-72]
 
  06:19 Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:18  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rose (8 AST)  06:03
[CHI 61-72]
 
  05:34 James Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Team Rebound 
  05:34 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  05:34 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones 
Gasol Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:13
[CLE 74-61]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Butler Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Noah (4 AST)  04:55
[CHI 63-74]
 
  04:36
[CLE 77-63]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (6 AST) 
Noah Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (9 AST)  04:14
[CHI 65-77]
 
  03:54 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:53 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  03:37
[CLE 80-65]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson  03:15  
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rose (10 AST)  03:10
[CHI 67-80]
 
  02:47
[CLE 82-67]
James Running Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:32  
  02:31 Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:31
[CHI 68-82]
 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Brooks  02:31  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:31
[CHI 69-82]
 
  02:13 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:12 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:10
[CLE 84-69]
James Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Team Rebound 
Gasol Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (J Williams)  01:55  
  01:42 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:42 Team Rebound 
Gasol Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  01:42  
  01:42 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:42 Team Rebound 
  01:42 Irving Substitution replaced by Miller 
  01:42
[CLE 85-69]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:29 Team Rebound 
  01:10
[CLE 87-69]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich  00:55.9  
Hinrich Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST)  00:50.1
[CHI 71-87]
 
  00:24.9 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:23.7 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:03.9 James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
  00:02.2 Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Capers) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:33
[CLE 89-71]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Snell Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:07 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:58 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:55  
  10:53 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Capers) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Rose  10:53  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:47 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:25 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:24  
Snell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST)  10:14
[CHI 74-89]
 
Rose Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA) (M McCutchen)  09:55  
  09:55
[CLE 90-74]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 3 (18 PTS) 
  09:55 Irving Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  09:55 Team Rebound 
  09:55 Jones Substitution replaced by James 
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Butler  09:55  
  09:55
[CLE 91-74]
Irving Free Throw 3 of 3 (19 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  09:14 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:12  
  09:07 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Williams) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:52 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Noah Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  08:47  
  08:47  
  08:47 Irving Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  08:47 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:47 Team Rebound 
  08:47
[CLE 92-74]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  08:27  
  08:22 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Snell (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  08:21  
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:45 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:45 Team Rebound 
  07:45 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  07:45 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
  07:39 Shumpert Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Capers) 
Noah Layup Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:08 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:07 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  07:05  
  07:05
[CLE 93-74]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  07:05
[CLE 94-74]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  06:47 Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Williams) 
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:39
[CHI 76-94]
 
  06:21
[CLE 96-76]
Thompson Floating Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:01  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Butler Substitution replaced by Mirotic  05:52  
Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich  05:52  
Snell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  05:37  
  05:37
[CLE 97-76]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS) 
  05:37 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  05:37
[CLE 98-76]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Mirotic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  05:21  
  04:57 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:55  
Snell 3pt Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
Noah Substitution replaced by Mohammed  04:36  
  04:36 James Substitution replaced by Jones 
  04:36 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Marion 
  04:23
[CLE 100-76]
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (7 AST) 
Mirotic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Snell (1 AST)  04:03
[CHI 78-100]
 
  03:36 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mohammed Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:35  
  03:30 Thompson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:30
[CHI 79-100]
 
  03:30 Thompson Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:30
[CHI 80-100]
 
  03:13 Marion Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  03:12 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:09 Marion Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:06  
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:56
[CHI 83-100]
 
Hinrich Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  02:45  
  02:45
[CLE 101-83]
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:45 Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:44  
Mirotic Layup Shot: Missed  02:30  
Mohammed Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:28  
Mohammed Tip Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:04 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:03  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
Team Rebound  01:58  
  01:58 Jones Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:58
[CHI 84-101]
 
  01:58 Miller Substitution replaced by Harris 
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Moore  01:58  
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:58
[CHI 85-101]
 
  01:37 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:36  
Mirotic Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:30
[CHI 87-101]
 
  01:12 Dellavedova Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Brooks Substitution replaced by McDermott  01:12  
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
Mohammed Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:03  
Mohammed Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:02
[CHI 89-101]
 
  00:37.9
[CLE 103-89]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (8 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK)  00:27.0  
Team Rebound  00:27.0  
  00:27.0 Dellavedova Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:27.0
[CHI 90-103]
 
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:27.0
[CHI 91-103]
 
  00:07.6
[CLE 106-91]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (9 AST) 
Moore Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.2  
  00:00.1 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
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
Cavaliers Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.458.428
FT%.751.824
Points103.196.7
Rebounds43.043.5
Assists22.119.0
Steals7.45.3
Blocks4.17.5
3-Point %.367.358
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Bulls Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.442.401
FT%.783.000
Points100.891.2
Rebounds45.740.8
Assists21.718.2
Steals6.36.7
Blocks5.86.2
3-Point %.353.339
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Dellavedova, Matthew139:3117-329-217-81782216090150
Harris, Joe4:140-10-00-00000001000
Irving, Kyrie208:5431-739-2134-381121316981144105
James, LeBron244:5661-1533-2832-40145266532110271012157
Jones, James72:1111-2510-242-2099112110134
Marion, Shawn10:570-20-00-01120100000
Miller, Mike31:251-21-20-00990200103
Mozgov, Timofey154:2416-430-014-1814253961837101046
Perkins, Kendrick17:561-40-00-21450301312
Shumpert, Iman217:1028-6914-396-8918271010816476
Smith, J.R.116:1918-3612-273-321416411242051
Thompson, Tristan222:0421-390-014-17244367214039456
Chicago Bulls (2-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Brooks, Aaron62:079-311-122-218953230221
Butler, Jimmy253:4844-10813-3525-29102434151814748126
Dunleavy, Mike207:3623-4810-2512-13420241314674268
Gasol, Pau108:3919-390-08-96172395257046
Gibson, Taj146:2018-360-010-14112031415125746
Hinrich, Kirk96:487-125-72-3044812211121
McDermott, Doug3:280-00-00-00111000000
Mirotic, Nikola81:2111-363-1415-1851015115344440
Mohammed, Nazr6:521-40-10-02240000002
Moore, E'Twaun4:141-40-00-00000020012
Noah, Joakim193:4112-360-06-1025376212183118430
Rose, Derrick233:3352-1358-2618-20824323911512315130
Snell, Tony41:345-153-72-206622001115