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LeBron changes play, hits jumper at horn to beat Bulls


By ANDREW SELIGMAN
Posted May 10 2015 9:20PM

CHICAGO (AP) LeBron James watched his coach draw up the final play - and then drew one up of his own.

"Give me the ball and get out of the way," he said.

James overruled Cleveland coach David Blatt's idea for a last-second inbounds play and drained a jumper from the corner at the buzzer to give the Cavaliers an 86-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, evening the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2.

During a stoppage the Cavs only got because the officials were reviewing a play, Blatt designed a play that had James taking the ball out. The four-time NBA MVP has been in enough pressure situations that he vetoed his coach.

"I was supposed to take the ball out," James said. "I told Coach there was no way I'm taking the ball out unless I could shoot it over the backboard and go in. So I told him, `Have somebody else take the ball out.' The play that was drawn up, I scratched it. I just told Coach, `Just give me the ball. We're either going to go into overtime or I'm going to win it for us."'

James, playing the final quarter on a sprained left ankle, finished with 25 points to help the Cavaliers win in another wild finish, returning the favor after Chicago took Game 3 on Derrick Rose's banked 3-pointer at the horn.

This time, James got whistled for an offensive foul when he elbowed Mike Dunleavy Jr., and Rose scored on a driving layup with 9.4 seconds left. Blatt tried to call a timeout but didn't have one and assistant Tyronn Lue alertly pulled him off the court.

Then, following an animated break, James ended it with the 21-foot jumper over Jimmy Butler, setting off a wild celebration by Cleveland's players who pinned James to the scorer's table.

Game 5 of the best-of-seven series that's had about everything is Tuesday night in Cleveland.

James rolled his left ankle in the third quarter, but fought off the injury. He committed eight turnovers and struggled again from the field, hitting 10 of 30 shots after going 8 of 25 in Game 3. But he also had 14 rebounds, eight assists and a shot that gave Cleveland fans some comfort after Rose broke their hearts on Friday night.

"There's nothing you can do about it," Rose said of James' contested jumper. "He hit a great shot. He's a hell of a player. We just have to make sure that if we're in that position again, just make sure that we force him out a little bit more or make someone else get the ball."

Kyrie Irving, playing with a sprained right foot, was 2 of 10 and had 12 points and two assists.

Timofey Mozgov had 15 points and nine rebounds, and J.R. Smith, who was suspended for Games 1 and 2, came on strong for Cleveland down the stretch, scoring 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Rose scored 31 points and Butler added 19. They were the only players in double figures for Chicago, which was playing without Pau Gasol, out with a strained left hamstring. His status for Game 5 is in question.

"I thought the last two (games) could have gone either way," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "They're hard fought. They're a great team."

The Cavaliers went more than 7 minutes without scoring in the third and got a major scare late in the quarter when James rolled his left ankle when stepped on Rose's foot and was called for a charge.

Blatt had a rough final few minutes, nearly costing the Cavs by trying to call a timeout and then having James change his play call.

"Players make mistakes, coaches make mistakes and we have to be able to cover for one-another," James said.

Rose hit two free throws with 1:32 remaining to make it 82-79, but he missed a 3 with about a minute remaining after Joakim Noah took a charge against James.

Cleveland's superstar then hit two free throws to make it a five-point game.

Butler buried a 3 with 27 seconds left to cut it to 84-82.

The Cavaliers called a timeout with 21.2 seconds left and burned two more timeouts trying to inbound it. They finally got the ball to a double-teamed James, who got called for a foul after he turned and swung his elbow into Dunleavy.

Rose drove for a tying layup with 9.4 seconds left. Blatt tried to call a timeout that he didn't have, but Lue restrained him, preventing a technical.

"Yeah, I almost blew it, to be honest with you," Blatt said.

James made sure he didn't.

TENDER ANKLE

James on his ankle: "I wasn't coming out. I can't afford to come out, not only because of the position that our team is in but because of who I am as a leader of this team. I was going to fight through it no matter what. That's why we have a great training staff. They'll probably be on me around the clock to make sure my wheel is as close to 100 percent as possible by Tuesday."

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: The Cavaliers shot 38.7 percent and were 5 of 25 on 3-pointers.

Bulls: Taj Gibson started for Gasol and finished with six points and eight rebounds.


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CLE
CHI
     
    • 38.7%

    • 36.0%

    • 20.0%

    • 42.9%

    • 95.8%

    • 91.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE CHI
Total Rebounds 44 40
Offensive Rebounds 6 11
Turnovers 15 8
Fast Break Pts: 4 6
Biggest Lead: 8 11
Points in the Paint: 32 32
CLE CHI
p James   25 Rose   31
rb James   14 Noah   15
a James   8 Rose   4
s Irving   2 Butler   3
b Mozgov   3 Mirotic   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 43:09 10-30 1-7 4-4 +5 2 12 14 8 4 1 8 2 3 25
T. Thompson F 30:19 5-6 0-0 2-2 0 1 6 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 12
T. Mozgov C 38:55 4-5 0-0 7-8 +7 1 8 9 3 5 0 3 3 1 15
I. Shumpert G 32:14 1-8 1-6 2-2 +7 1 3 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 5
K. Irving G 40:42 2-10 0-2 8-8 +7 0 4 4 2 0 2 1 0 1 12
J.R. Smith   26:37 5-10 3-6 0-0 -3 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 13
M. Dellavedova   16:50 1-3 0-2 0-0 -5 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 2
J. Jones   09:31 0-2 0-2 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Perkins   01:43 1-1 0-0 0-0 -4 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
J. Harris   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Haywood   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Marion   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Miller   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 29-75 5-25 23-24   6 38 44 16 16 4 15 6 6 86
  38.7% 20.0% 95.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15
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 33:16 1-7 1-4 1-1 -7 1 1 2 1 5 2 2 0 0 4
T. Gibson F 33:40 2-7 0-0 2-2 -1 3 5 8 2 3 0 1 1 1 6
J. Noah C 37:24 4-12 0-0 0-0 +3 6 9 15 0 2 2 0 1 0 8
J. Butler G 45:25 8-21 3-5 0-0 -6 1 4 5 2 4 3 1 1 1 19
D. Rose G 41:19 11-23 2-5 7-7 -1 0 2 2 4 0 0 2 0 2 31
A. Brooks   06:41 1-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
N. Mirotic   18:25 1-9 1-3 0-0 +8 0 3 3 0 4 0 2 3 1 3
K. Hinrich   06:44 1-1 1-1 1-2 +2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
T. Snell   17:06 3-7 1-3 0-0 -7 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 7
C. Bairstow   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. McDermott   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Mohammed   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Moore   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 32-89 9-21 11-12   11 29 40 12 19 7 8 6 6 84
  36.0% 42.9% 91.7%   team rebs: 13 total to: 12

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Love, Varejao
  • Bulls: Gasol

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: Smith
  • Bulls: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #23 Jason Phillips, #49 Tom Washington
  • Attendance: 22256
  • Duration: 2:34
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Chicago Bulls (50-33)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Noah vs Mozgov
James Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:21  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:57 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:55  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  10:46
[CLE 3-0]
 
  10:33 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:32  
Mozgov Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  10:15
[CLE 5-0]
 
  09:56
[CHI 2-5]
Butler Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:38
[CLE 7-2]
 
  09:23
[CHI 4-7]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Washington)  09:23  
  09:23
[CHI 5-7]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:01 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:00  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST)  08:52
[CLE 9-5]
 
  08:37 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:36  
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK)  08:30  
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:28  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:25 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:04
[CHI 8-9]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  07:49
[CLE 11-8]
 
  07:30
[CHI 10-11]
Noah Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST)  07:10  
  07:04 Rose Running Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:02  
  06:59 Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:59
[CLE 12-10]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:59
[CLE 13-10]
 
  06:35 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:35 Team Rebound 
  06:35 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:03 Rose Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
Team Rebound  05:51  
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  05:51  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Noah (1 ST)  05:40  
  05:35
[CHI 12-13]
Rose Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST)  05:22  
  05:16 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:16  
  05:16 Gibson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dunleavy (1 ST)  05:04  
  04:57
[CHI 14-13]
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:45  
  04:26
[CHI 16-13]
Rose Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (2 AST)  04:05
[CLE 16-16]
 
  03:49 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:48  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Noah (2 ST)  03:38  
  03:30
[CHI 18-16]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:23  
  03:23 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  03:23 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
  03:23 Noah Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  03:23  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones  03:23  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:13 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:54
[CHI 20-16]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  02:32
[CLE 18-20]
 
  02:14
[CHI 22-18]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:59
[CLE 20-22]
 
  01:30 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:29  
James Layup Shot: Missed  01:22  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:20  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:17  
Team Rebound  01:17  
  01:17 Gibson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
  01:17 Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:12
[CLE 22-22]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  00:52.5  
  00:52.5
[CHI 23-22]
Hinrich Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:52.5  
  00:52.5 Hinrich Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:49.9 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:41.9
[CHI 25-22]
Brooks Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dellavedova Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:28.0
[CLE 24-25]
 
  00:09.9
[CHI 28-24]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:03.8
[CLE 26-28]
 
  00:00.1 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Chicago Bulls (50-33)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Mirotic Layup Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:45  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:18 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:17  
  11:05 Hinrich Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:05
[CLE 27-28]
 
  11:05 Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:05
[CLE 28-28]
 
  10:52
[CHI 30-28]
Rose Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
  10:42 Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:42
[CLE 29-30]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:42  
  10:40 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:27
[CHI 33-29]
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:11 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:58 Mirotic Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:57 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:57
[CHI 35-29]
Noah Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:39 Team Rebound 
  09:25 Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:25 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Foster)  09:25  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  09:25  
  09:25 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Butler 
Jones Substitution replaced by James  09:25  
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Foster)  09:23  
  09:17
[CHI 37-29]
Noah Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:09  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Mozgov  09:09  
  09:00 Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:00
[CLE 30-37]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:00
[CLE 31-37]
 
  08:48 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:47  
James Layup Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:28 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:28  
Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert  08:28  
Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mirotic (1 BLK)  08:04  
Team Rebound  08:04  
  08:04 Noah Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:04
[CLE 32-37]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:04
[CLE 33-37]
 
  07:52 Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK) 
  07:50 Jump Ball Mirotic vs Shumpert 
  07:50 Team Rebound 
  07:43 Mirotic Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:41 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:34 Butler Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
Team Rebound  07:15  
  07:15 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Mozgov Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  07:08  
  06:54 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:53  
Irving Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  06:41
[CLE 35-37]
 
  06:24 Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:22  
James Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:15
[CLE 37-37]
 
  06:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:51 Dunleavy Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:48 Gibson Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:47  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (3 AST)  05:32
[CLE 39-37]
 
  05:06 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:06 Team Rebound 
  05:06 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:47 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:29 Noah Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:28  
Thompson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  04:16
[CLE 41-37]
 
  03:58 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:56  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:26 Butler Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  03:26 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (S Foster)  03:26  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones  03:26  
  03:15 Dunleavy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
  03:09 Dunleavy Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:09
[CLE 42-37]
 
  03:09 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Snell 
  03:09 Noah Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:09
[CLE 43-37]
 
  02:46 Butler Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:45  
  02:35 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
  02:35  
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:35
[CLE 44-37]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:35
[CLE 45-37]
 
  02:21
[CHI 39-45]
Snell Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
  02:04 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:04
[CLE 46-39]
 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Perkins  02:04  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:04
[CLE 47-39]
 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  01:50  
  01:50
[CHI 40-47]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:50
[CHI 41-47]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  01:30  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:29  
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:29
[CLE 49-41]
 
  01:17
[CHI 43-49]
Rose Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:57.9 Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:49.9 Snell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:48.7  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  00:31.9  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:30.6  
Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Butler (3 ST)  00:26.9  
  00:24.8
[CHI 45-49]
Butler Running Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:21.1  
  00:21.1 Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah 
  00:21.1 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Smith  00:21.1  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.8  
  00:01.3 Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Chicago Bulls (50-33)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:46  
James Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  11:32
[CLE 51-45]
 
  11:13
[CHI 47-51]
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Jump Ball Noah vs Mozgov (Rose gains possession) 
  10:50 Team Rebound 
  10:42 Butler Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:41 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  10:41 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
  10:41 Team Rebound 
  10:29
[CHI 49-51]
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Thompson Running Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  10:08
[CLE 53-49]
 
  09:56
[CHI 52-53]
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
Mozgov Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  09:37  
  09:24
[CHI 55-53]
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Mozgov Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  09:07  
  08:52 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:50  
Irving Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:43
[CLE 55-55]
 
  08:24 Dunleavy Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:24  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  07:52 Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST) 
  07:48 Butler Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:48
[CLE 56-55]
 
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:48
[CLE 57-55]
 
  07:33 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:32  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:09 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:08  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:50 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips)  06:44  
  06:41 Dunleavy Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (S Foster) 
  06:41 Dunleavy Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:24  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:21  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:13 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  05:59 Noah Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:58 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:58
[CHI 57-57]
Gibson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:58  
  05:58 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Snell 
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  05:21
[CHI 59-57]
Noah Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Snell (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  04:53  
  04:53
[CHI 60-57]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:53  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  04:53  
  04:53
[CHI 61-57]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:33 Team Rebound 
  04:09
[CHI 63-57]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  03:38 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:37  
James Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (S Foster)  03:36  
James Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  03:36  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:36  
  03:16 Noah Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:15  
James Layup Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:51 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:50  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:28 Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:12 Snell Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  02:11  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:03 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Irving  02:03  
  01:39 Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:38  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:33 Team Rebound 
  01:33 Noah Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
  01:33 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  01:16  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  01:16  
  01:16
[CHI 64-57]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:16
[CHI 65-57]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:42.9
[CHI 68-57]
Snell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
James Running Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:36.4
[CLE 59-68]
 
  00:13.9 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  00:12.9  
  00:06.3 Butler Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Foster) 
  00:06.3 Gibson Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  00:01.9
[CLE 61-68]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Chicago Bulls (50-33)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
James Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:10 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  11:10 Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose 
James Turnover : Traveling (6 TO)  10:56  
  10:43 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  10:41  
Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:21
[CLE 63-68]
 
  09:58 Mirotic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  09:46 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:46
[CLE 64-68]
 
  09:46 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Dunleavy 
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  09:46  
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:46
[CLE 65-68]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington)  09:39  
  09:25 Snell Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
  09:23 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  09:21 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  09:09
[CLE 68-68]
 
  08:54 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Team Rebound 
Dellavedova Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (J Phillips)  08:54  
  08:54  
  08:39 Butler Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:28 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:27  
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dunleavy (2 ST)  08:16  
  08:11
[CHI 70-68]
Snell Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:49 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:36 Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (3 BLK) 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:34  
  07:30 Dunleavy Foul: Personal (5 PF) (T Washington) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James  07:30  
  07:30 Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  07:22
[CLE 71-70]
 
  06:57 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  06:56  
James Running Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  06:40
[CLE 73-70]
 
  06:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:21
[CHI 73-73]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  06:05
[CLE 76-73]
 
  05:39 Snell 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  05:38  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:01 Butler Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK) 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:59  
  04:43 Gibson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:43
[CLE 77-73]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:43
[CLE 78-73]
 
  04:26 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:25  
Shumpert Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:06  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:04
[CLE 80-73]
 
  04:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:03 Snell Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
  03:57 Mirotic Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (J Phillips) 
  03:57 Mirotic Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Smith Technical (J Phillips)  03:57  
  03:57
[CHI 74-80]
Dunleavy Free Throw Technical (4 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK)  03:39  
Team Rebound  03:39  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:22 Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:21 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (4 PF) (S Foster)  03:21  
  03:21 Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah 
  03:16 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mirotic (2 BLK)  02:57  
  02:56 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:51 Butler Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:49 Noah Rebound (Off:6 Def:9) 
  02:49 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:48  
  02:31 Noah Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:16 Team Rebound 
  02:01
[CHI 77-80]
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (1 AST) 
James Driving Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  01:42
[CLE 82-77]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  01:32  
  01:32
[CHI 78-82]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  01:32 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  01:32
[CHI 79-82]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
James Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (S Foster)  01:13  
James Turnover : Foul (7 TO)  01:13  
  01:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:13 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  01:13  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  01:13  
  01:02 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:01  
  00:41.0 Butler Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:41.0
[CLE 83-79]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:41.0
[CLE 84-79]
 
  00:41.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:27.0
[CHI 82-84]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:21.2  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Irving  00:21.2  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Jones  00:21.2  
Team Timeout : Short  00:18.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:18.8  
James Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (J Phillips)  00:14.3  
James Turnover : Foul (8 TO)  00:14.3  
Irving Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:14.3  
Jones Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:14.3  
  00:09.4
[CHI 84-84]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mirotic (3 BLK)  00:01.5  
Team Rebound  00:01.5  
  00:01.5 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Snell 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving  00:01.5  
James Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  00:00.1
[CLE 86-84]
 
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