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Rose banks in 3 at buzzer to lift Bulls over Cavaliers 99-96


By ANDREW SELIGMAN
Posted May 09 2015 1:49AM

CHICAGO (AP) Derrick Rose wanted to make one thing clear about his winning 3-pointer. He did not call glass.

Rose banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 30 points Friday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

"I'm just thankful and grateful that my teammates gave me the ball," he said. "They believed in me down the stretch. They kept getting me the ball, kept encouraging me to play the way that I usually play. And no, I did not call glass."

Cleveland had just tied it on a 3-pointer by J.R. Smith with 10.8 seconds left when Rose came through with the winner off a sideline inbounds play.

The play called for him to get the ball in the corner, but he could not find an opening there. Instead, he took the inbounds from Mike Dunleavy Jr. on the wing and dribbled to his right, past the top of the key. Then, as time expired, he banked in a 26-footer over Tristan Thompson.

That drew a mob from his teammates and a deafening roar from the crowd for a hometown star limited in recent years by injuries to both knees. Rose has played well at times in these playoffs - the first for him since 2012. But he also committed a late turnover and got beaten on a last-second layup in a loss to Milwaukee in Game 4 of the first round.

This, by far, was his biggest shot of the postseason.

"It was huge," said Jimmy Butler, who scored 20 for Chicago. "We needed that. That's what he does."

LeBron James, who scored 27 for Cleveland despite shooting 8 of 25, said there was nothing Thompson could do about that shot.

"You follow the game plan, they make a shot - you live with it," he said. "It's when you make mistakes during the game plan, those would be the ones that are hard to live with. I know it's easy for me to say that. The shot was not made on me. The guy took a tough shot. Tip your hat to him."

James passed Tony Parker, Steve Nash and Larry Bird for fourth on the career playoff assists list. He had 14 in the game, giving him 1,073.

Chicago never won more than one game in three previous playoff series against teams led by James. But the Bulls have a chance to take a commanding lead with Game 4 at home on Sunday.

Smith, back from a two-game suspension, scored 14 points. Kyrie Irving, playing with a sore foot that started bothering him in the first round against Boston, had just 11 points and no assists. He shot 3 of 13 and the only baskets he made were on 3-pointers.

Rose and Butler combined to score 23 of Chicago's 25 points in the fourth quarter.

Dunleavy finished the game with 16 points, and Nikola Mirotic scored 12 after playing sparingly the first two games. The Bulls also outrebounded Cleveland 54-39, outscored them 44-28 in the paint and had 18 second-chance points compared to seven for the Cavaliers.

One concern for Chicago was Pau Gasol straining his left hamstring. The Bulls announced late in the game that he would not return.

Gasol said the problem cropped up in Game 2. It started tightening up early in this one, and he will undergo some tests on Saturday.

In a game that was tense and tight the whole way, Rose gave Chicago a 92-91 lead with a free throw with 2:09 remaining. But he also missed on a drive with James guarding him. He had another layup blocked by Thompson before Butler missed a 3, resulting in a shot-clock violation with 52 seconds remaining.

Butler then reached in on James, who hit two free throws to give Cleveland a 93-92 lead with 41.5 seconds left. But Butler drove along the baseline, stopped and spun for a layup to put Chicago ahead.

James then missed on a drive and fouled Taj Gibson as he grabbed the rebound, resulting in two free throws that made it 96-93. Smith buried a 3 with 10.8 seconds remaining, but Rose landed the final blow.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Iman Shumpert started again after injuring his groin during Game 2. He finished with eight points on 3-of-9 shooting.

Bulls: The NBA fined C Joakim Noah $25,000 for pushing a fan at halftime of the Bulls' loss to Cleveland in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

HEATED EXCHANGE

The rivalry between James and Noah took another turn over some trash talk that James felt went too far.

Noah fouled him on a non-shooting play in the third and, according to James, made some offensive comments.

"I'm a father with three kids. It got very disrespectful," James said. "I'm OK with competing against Jo. I love the competitive nature, but we should leave it there. The disrespectful words that he said to me were uncalled for."

Moments after that foul, James spun around Butler and dunked on Noah. James got a technical for taunting. Noah responded, resulting in a technical for him.


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CLE
CHI
     
    • 39.0%

    • 37.8%

    • 41.2%

    • 28.6%

    • 94.7%

    • 86.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE CHI
Total Rebounds 39 54
Offensive Rebounds 9 18
Turnovers 11 7
Fast Break Pts: 17 23
Biggest Lead: 8 5
Points in the Paint: 28 44
CLE CHI
p James   27 Rose   30
rb Thompson   13 Noah   11
a James   14 Rose   7
s Irving   2 Butler   5
b 2 players   3 2 players   3
 
  • 10/31 - CLE 114 @ CHI 108
  • 01/19 - CHI 94 @ CLE 108
  • 02/12 - CLE 98 @ CHI 113
  • 04/05 - CHI 94 @ CLE 99
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 43:39 8-25 1-7 10-11 +1 2 6 8 14 4 1 7 1 2 27
T. Thompson F 41:16 4-8 0-0 2-2 +1 4 9 13 1 1 0 0 3 2 10
T. Mozgov C 22:16 4-9 0-0 0-0 +2 2 5 7 2 4 1 0 3 3 8
I. Shumpert G 36:31 3-9 2-7 0-0 -1 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 8
K. Irving G 38:28 3-13 3-4 2-2 -8 1 3 4 0 3 2 2 1 1 11
J.R. Smith   26:42 5-9 4-8 0-0 -4 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 14
M. Dellavedova   15:57 3-4 2-3 2-2 +1 0 2 2 4 2 0 1 0 0 10
J. Jones   15:11 2-5 2-5 2-2 -7 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 8
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Marion DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-82 14-34 18-19   9 30 39 23 24 6 11 9 10 96
  39.0% 41.2% 94.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12
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 39:04 6-12 3-7 1-1 +3 2 4 6 2 1 1 0 1 2 16
P. Gasol F 21:49 3-7 0-0 0-0 -3 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 6
J. Noah C 21:33 1-8 0-0 2-2 -2 6 5 11 0 3 0 2 3 1 4
J. Butler G 44:19 7-17 1-3 5-6 -2 1 7 8 2 5 5 0 1 0 20
D. Rose G 38:43 10-26 1-3 9-10 +9 1 6 7 7 2 1 3 1 3 30
T. Gibson   22:50 3-4 0-0 3-4 -1 4 5 9 0 1 0 0 1 1 9
A. Brooks   09:17 1-7 0-4 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
K. Hinrich   20:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Mirotic   21:58 3-8 1-4 5-6 +19 2 6 8 0 5 2 1 0 1 12
T. Snell   00:28 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. McDermott DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Mohammed DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-90 6-21 25-29   18 36 54 17 18 9 7 10 9 99
  37.8% 28.6% 86.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 11

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Love, Varejao
  • Bulls: Bairstow

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: James
  • Bulls: Brooks, Noah

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 19
  • Times Tied: 17

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #25 Tony Brothers, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 22246
  • Duration: 2:30
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-30) Chicago Bulls (51-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gasol vs Mozgov (James gains possession)
James Jump Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:32 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:14 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:13 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:11 Noah Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:10  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK)  10:49  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:46  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:41 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:28 Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dunleavy (1 BLK)  10:12  
  10:10 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:04 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:02 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:59 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:57 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:57 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:56  
  09:49 Noah Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:49
[CLE 1-0]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:49
[CLE 2-0]
 
  09:27 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:27 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  09:27  
  09:27
[CHI 1-2]
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:27
[CHI 2-2]
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST)  09:19  
  09:13
[CHI 4-2]
Butler Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  08:50  
Team Rebound  08:50  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:50  
  08:40 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:39  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:09 Dunleavy Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
  08:09 Team Rebound 
  08:05 Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:03  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:53 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:43
[CHI 6-2]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:26
[CLE 4-6]
 
  07:13 Rose Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:12  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  07:06
[CLE 7-6]
 
  06:47
[CHI 8-7]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:34 Dunleavy Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brothers) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:21  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  06:18  
  06:16 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:10
[CHI 11-7]
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:03  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  06:03  
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:34 Butler Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:33  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  05:27
[CLE 9-11]
 
  05:10 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:09  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  05:03
[CLE 11-11]
 
  04:45 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:44 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:42
[CHI 13-11]
Gasol Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  04:18
[CLE 13-13]
 
  04:09 Butler Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:08  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  04:01  
  04:01 Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:01  
  03:49
[CHI 15-13]
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  03:24
[CLE 16-15]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brothers)  03:12  
  03:12 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  03:00 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:59  
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  02:55
[CLE 18-15]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  02:40  
  02:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones  02:40  
  02:26 Butler Running Bank shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:25  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST)  02:08  
Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  02:08  
  02:08 Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:08 Team Rebound 
Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert  02:08  
  02:08 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  02:08
[CHI 16-18]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  01:56
[CLE 21-16]
 
  01:30 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:28  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  01:17
[CLE 24-16]
 
  01:01 Brooks Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (E Lewis) 
  01:01 Brooks Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:46.9 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:25.9 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:24.6  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Butler (3 ST)  00:05.9  
  00:00.9 Butler Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.2 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:00.2
[CHI 18-24]
Gibson Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-30) Chicago Bulls (51-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (3 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:40  
James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (2 BLK)  11:34  
  11:32 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:24 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:24 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  11:24  
  11:24
[CHI 19-24]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:24
[CHI 20-24]
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  11:09  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:08  
Dellavedova Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:00
[CLE 26-20]
 
  10:36 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:35 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  10:33 Noah Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:33 Team Rebound 
  10:33 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:21 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:03 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:01 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  09:56
[CHI 22-26]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  09:40
[CLE 28-22]
 
  09:20
[CHI 24-28]
Mirotic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Butler (4 ST)  09:07  
  09:01 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:58  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:51 Team Rebound 
  08:51  
James Substitution replaced by Thompson  08:51  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Smith  08:51  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  08:51  
  08:51 Butler Substitution replaced by Rose 
  08:51 Brooks Substitution replaced by Dunleavy 
  08:37
[CHI 26-28]
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
  08:14 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:14
[CLE 29-26]
 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:14
[CLE 30-26]
 
  08:01 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:01 Team Rebound 
  07:52 Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:50  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  07:28 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:26 Noah Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  07:14 Mirotic Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:12 Mirotic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Shumpert Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (M Callahan)  07:01  
Shumpert Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:01  
Jones Substitution replaced by James  07:01  
  07:01 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Butler 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  06:45  
  06:45
[CHI 27-30]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:45
[CHI 28-30]
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:23
[CLE 32-28]
 
  06:06 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  05:55
[CLE 35-28]
 
  05:34 Dunleavy Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  05:33 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:32
[CHI 30-35]
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:06  
  05:06 Noah Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  04:54
[CHI 32-35]
Rose Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST)  04:32  
  04:27
[CHI 35-35]
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:50 Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:49  
James Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:45
[CLE 37-35]
 
  03:45 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brothers) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  03:45
[CLE 38-35]
 
  03:27
[CHI 38-38]
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  03:14
[CLE 40-38]
 
  02:55
[CHI 40-40]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  02:40  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:39  
James Tip Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:39 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Callahan)  02:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert  02:39  
  02:25
[CHI 42-40]
Dunleavy Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:04
[CHI 44-40]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  01:43
[CLE 43-44]
 
  01:28 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:25
[CLE 45-44]
 
  01:25 Rose Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  01:25
[CLE 46-44]
 
  01:05 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:04  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:57.5 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:51.3
[CHI 46-46]
Dunleavy Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan)  00:51.3  
Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:51.3  
  00:51.3
[CHI 47-46]
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  00:36.9
[CLE 49-47]
 
  00:28.9 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:28.2  
Team Timeout : Short  00:28.2  
  00:28.2 Gasol Substitution replaced by Snell 
  00:28.2 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Noah 
  00:28.2 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Jones  00:28.2  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (3 BLK)  00:05.9  
  00:02.9 Noah Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  00:01.0 Snell Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:00.1  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-30) Chicago Bulls (51-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[CHI 49-49]
Noah Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
  11:27 Rose Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:27
[CLE 50-49]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:27
[CLE 51-49]
 
  11:03 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:52  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:50 Noah Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  10:43
[CHI 51-51]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  10:25
[CLE 54-51]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  10:12  
  10:12
[CHI 52-54]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  10:12
[CHI 53-54]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:01 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:47
[CHI 55-54]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  09:18  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:17  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK)  09:08  
  09:07 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:55 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:54  
  08:43 Noah Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Lewis) 
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:34
[CLE 56-55]
 
Double Technical - James, Noah (T Brothers)  08:33  
  08:21 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK) 
  08:19 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:16 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:16 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:11 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
  08:08 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:06
[CHI 57-56]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:48
[CLE 59-57]
 
  07:37 Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST)  07:31
[CLE 61-57]
 
  07:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:12 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:11  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:00  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rose (1 BLK)  06:56  
  06:52 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  06:49  
  06:49
[CHI 58-61]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:49 Gasol Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  06:49
[CHI 59-61]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST)  06:33
[CLE 64-59]
 
  06:14 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:11  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  05:59  
Team Rebound  05:59  
  05:59 Gibson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (E Lewis) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  05:49  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:48  
  05:48 Noah Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Callahan) 
  05:48 Noah Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones  05:48  
  05:32 Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:32
[CLE 65-59]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:15 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:13 Team Rebound 
  05:08 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:55
[CHI 61-65]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Irving Running Layup Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:33
[CHI 63-65]
Butler Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Mirotic (1 ST)  04:17  
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Lewis)  04:17  
  04:13
[CHI 65-65]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Lewis)  03:37  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  03:37  
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  03:31  
  03:31
[CHI 66-65]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:31 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  03:31 Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:30  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST)  03:10
[CLE 68-66]
 
  02:48 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  02:47  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:47  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  02:47  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:57 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:56
[CHI 68-68]
Gibson Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK)  01:30  
  01:29 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
James Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  01:29  
  01:29
[CHI 69-68]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:29
[CHI 70-68]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:15 Butler Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
  01:15 Brooks Technical (M Callahan) 
James Free Throw Technical (17 PTS)  01:15
[CLE 69-70]
 
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:15
[CLE 70-70]
 
James Substitution replaced by Irving  01:15  
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:15
[CLE 71-70]
 
  01:00 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:59.5  
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST)  00:44.9
[CLE 73-70]
 
Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  00:35.3  
  00:35.3 Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:35.3 Team Rebound 
  00:35.3 Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose 
  00:35.3 Butler Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  00:35.3
[CHI 71-73]
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:18.4 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:07.9
[CHI 74-73]
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dunleavy (1 ST)  00:01.9  
  00:00.1 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-30) Chicago Bulls (51-32)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Irving Running Layup Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  11:35 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:34  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Lewis)  11:23  
  11:06 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:05 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  11:00 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:58  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  10:49  
  10:47 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  10:44  
  10:44
[CHI 75-73]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Jones Substitution replaced by James  10:44  
  10:44 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Butler 
  10:44
[CHI 76-73]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  10:20 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  10:19  
  10:08 Butler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  10:08
[CLE 74-76]
 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert  10:08  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  10:08
[CLE 75-76]
 
  09:54
[CHI 78-75]
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Mirotic (2 ST)  09:28  
  09:16 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST) 
  09:16 Mirotic Foul: Personal (3 PF) (E Lewis) 
James Slam Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (2 AST)  09:04
[CLE 77-78]
 
  08:42
[CHI 80-77]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:25 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (M Callahan)  08:25  
  08:25  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  08:25  
  08:08 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  08:06  
  08:00 Mirotic Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Callahan) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Butler (5 ST)  07:55  
Smith Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  07:52  
  07:52
[CHI 81-77]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:52
[CHI 82-77]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  07:33 Mirotic Foul: Personal (5 PF) (E Lewis) 
  07:33 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Dunleavy 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  07:18  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:59  
  06:56 Gibson Violation:Defensive Goaltending (E Lewis) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (12 AST)  06:56
[CLE 79-82]
 
  06:43 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:42  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  06:28
[CLE 82-82]
 
  06:08
[CHI 84-82]
Butler Fadeaway Bank shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  05:47  
Team Rebound  05:47  
  05:47 Butler Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:47
[CLE 83-84]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:47
[CLE 84-84]
 
  05:32
[CHI 87-84]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:16 Team Rebound 
  05:05
[CHI 89-84]
Rose Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:52  
  04:39 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:38  
James Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  04:18
[CLE 86-89]
 
  03:52 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
James Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  03:32
[CLE 88-89]
 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  03:15  
  03:15
[CHI 90-88]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  03:15
[CHI 91-88]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:45 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:45  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (13 AST)  02:24
[CLE 91-91]
 
  02:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Irving Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  02:09  
  02:09 Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:09 Team Rebound 
  02:09
[CHI 92-91]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:31 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  01:30  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:57.9 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (3 BLK) 
  00:55.9 Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:52.0 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:52.0 Team Rebound 
  00:52.0 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:52.0  
  00:41.5 Butler Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  00:41.5
[CLE 92-92]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  00:41.5
[CLE 93-92]
 
  00:41.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:41.5 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
  00:33.9
[CHI 94-93]
Butler Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:33.6  
  00:33.6 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
James Layup Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:23.5 Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
James Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  00:23.5  
  00:23.5
[CHI 95-93]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:23.5
[CHI 96-93]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (14 AST)  00:10.8
[CLE 96-96]
 
  00:03.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:03.0 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
  00:00.0
[CHI 99-96]
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (2 AST) 
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
CHI
2nd Central
50
32
7-3
27-14
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
CHI
Butler 24.8
Gasol 11.8
3 players 6.5
Gasol 2.3
Butler 2.5
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