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LeBron scores 38, Cavs down Bulls 106-101 in heated Game 5


By TOM WITHERS
Posted May 12 2015 11:28PM

CLEVELAND (AP) With the "Big 3" reduced to the "Banged-Up 2," LeBron James again showed why he's Cleveland's one and only.

James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cavaliers held off Chicago's charge in the fourth quarter for a 106-101 victory over the Bulls on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their testy Eastern Conference semifinal.

Showing no ill effects from a sprained left ankle, James added 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals, three blocks and didn't have a turnover in 41 minutes to ensure the Cavs will again play at home this season. The four-time league MVP was locked in from the start, imposing his will on a game the Cavaliers had to have.

"I commend him for putting us on his back," Irving said.

Cleveland can wrap up the best-of-seven series and advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2009 with a win in Game 6 on Thursday night back at United Center in Chicago, where the teams exchanged buzzer-beating victories last weekend.

The drama wasn't quite as high in Game 5, but it was close and it was intense.

Jimmy Butler scored 29 and Mike Dunleavy 19 for Chicago. Derrick Rose scored 16, 12 in the first quarter, but the star guard shot just 2 of 15 in the final three quarters and aggravated a shoulder "stinger" he sustained in Game 1.

Fueled by an altercation that led to the ejection of Chicago's Taj Gibson, the Cavs led 90-73 with 6:09 left and then had to hold off a furious comeback by the Bulls, who got within 101-99 on Butler's 3-pointer with 1:18 left.

Cleveland, though, got a huge offensive rebound by Iman Shumpert before Irving, playing with surprising speed and agility on a sprained right foot and sore left knee, made four free throws in the final 17 seconds.

James, though, was the difference - as usual. After a few un-LeBron-like performances in which he was sloppy with the ball, James had his first error-free game this season.

"Yay!" he joked, feigning surprise. "No turnovers! That was the first stat I was looking at after the game. I was trying to be efficient for my teammates and I was very efficient."

The Bulls were missing big man Pau Gasol, who sat out his second straight game with a strained left hamstring and didn't sound confident before Game 5 that he'd be ready by Thursday.

They also played the final 10:25 without Gibson, ejected for kicking Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova. Gibson shoved Dellavedova to the floor and then kicked the scrappy backup, who angered the Bulls forward by clamping his legs around Gibson's. Players on both teams exchanged shoves and pushes before the officials got things under control.

Gibson could be facing further discipline from the league, and Dellavedova, too, might get slapped for his role.

"I was surprised (to be ejected)," Gibson said. "I really just tried to release my foot because as soon as I got up off the ground, I just felt somebody tugging on my leg."

James was on the bench for the fracas and made sure none of his teammates went on the floor. James called Dellavedova "the toughest guy on our team" and promised the Cavs won't tolerate any rough stuff.

"We just want to play ball," he said. "But we'll protect our brothers."

The Cavs were sparked by the incident and opened a 90-73 lead before the Bulls came charging back. Dunleavy scored six points in an 11-0 run that got Chicago back in it before the Cavs gained their composure and closed it out.

"I love the way that we fought back," Rose said. "I thought we had a crack at it, we just didn't execute right."

James, who came in shooting just 38 percent in the series, didn't show the slightest signs of being slowed by the sprain he sustained late in Game 4. He ran the floor with abandon, posted up whenever possible and seemed intent on taking care of the Bulls by himself.

He scored Cleveland's first 12 points of the second quarter. James finished one drive by powering through Nikola Mirotic, who couldn't stop the 250-pound, wine-and-gold-clad truck. After the basket, James glanced at his biceps and then brushed his arm as if flicking off a bug.

"We were slow. He was quicker," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Cleveland's Tristan Thompson came up big again, adding 12 points and 10 boards in 38 minutes. He's filling in for Kevin Love, who is out following shoulder surgery.

HEAVE HO

Mirotic dropped the game's longest shot, hitting a 50-footer at the horn to end the third, bringing the Bulls within 80-71.

OFF THE MARK

The Bulls jumped to a 10-point lead in the first, but shot just 4 of 22 in the second quarter.

TIP-INS

Bulls: Thibodeau was "disappointed" to learn coach Monty Williams was fired by New Orleans despite leading his team to the playoffs. Thibodeau and Williams were assistants on the U.S. national team last summer. "He's a great friend, a great coach and more importantly a great person," Thibodeau said.

Cavaliers: James joined Shaquille O'Neal (2000) and Larry Bird (1986) as the only players with at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and zero turnovers in a playoff game since 1977-78.


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CHI
CLE
     
    • 39.5%

    • 50.6%

    • 28.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 92.9%

    • 72.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI CLE
Total Rebounds 40 41
Offensive Rebounds 12 11
Turnovers 8 11
Fast Break Pts: 10 9
Biggest Lead: 10 17
Points in the Paint: 38 40
CHI CLE
p Butler   29 James   38
rb 3 players   9 James   12
a Rose   7 James   6
s Rose   3 James   3
b 5 players   1 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
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 36:51 5-8 2-4 7-7 +9 0 4 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 19
T. Gibson F 25:53 4-12 0-0 2-2 -1 2 3 5 0 5 0 1 1 3 10
J. Noah C 40:53 4-6 0-0 2-2 +4 3 6 9 2 4 1 4 1 1 10
J. Butler G 41:08 9-18 3-8 8-8 +9 3 6 9 3 4 0 1 1 2 29
D. Rose G 42:30 7-24 0-4 2-3 +5 2 7 9 7 1 3 1 1 3 16
T. Snell   04:44 0-1 0-1 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Mirotic   18:25 2-7 1-3 5-6 -23 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 2 10
K. Hinrich   22:26 1-4 1-2 0-0 -7 0 0 0 3 5 1 0 0 1 3
A. Brooks   07:10 2-6 0-3 0-0 -12 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
C. Bairstow DNP - Coach's Decision
D. McDermott DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Mohammed DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-86 7-25 26-28   12 28 40 20 23 5 8 5 12 101
  39.5% 28.0% 92.9%   team rebs: 13 total to: 11
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 40:56 14-24 1-5 9-12 -4 2 10 12 6 3 3 0 3 2 38
T. Thompson F 38:56 5-7 0-0 2-4 -2 4 6 10 0 2 0 2 2 0 12
T. Mozgov C 23:01 0-7 0-0 1-2 -2 1 5 6 0 3 0 3 1 1 1
I. Shumpert G 41:52 6-10 1-5 0-0 0 4 3 7 3 0 0 0 3 0 13
K. Irving G 39:25 9-16 3-6 4-5 -4 0 2 2 5 3 1 3 1 1 25
J.R. Smith   29:24 5-11 2-7 0-0 +18 0 3 3 1 3 1 1 1 0 12
J. Jones   06:52 0-0 0-0 0-0 +8 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
M. Dellavedova   18:03 1-1 1-1 2-2 +11 0 0 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 5
K. Perkins   01:31 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Marion DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-79 8-24 18-25   11 30 41 19 22 5 11 12 5 106
  50.6% 33.3% 72.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 11

inactive

  • Bulls: Gasol
  • Cavaliers: Love, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Bulls: Noah
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #9 Derrick Stafford, #28 Zach Zarba, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:37
Chicago Bulls (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Noah (Rose gains possession)
Gibson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  11:43
[CHI 2-0]
 
  11:19 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed  11:06  
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:03  
Noah Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  10:59
[CHI 4-0]
 
  10:38 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:38 Team Rebound 
Noah Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Stafford)  10:38  
  10:17 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:16  
  10:10 Mozgov Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Crawford) 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:05
[CHI 6-0]
 
  09:53 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:52  
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  09:40
[CHI 8-0]
 
  09:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:21
[CLE 2-8]
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dunleavy Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:01 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:50 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:49 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford)  08:36  
  08:36
[CLE 3-8]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:36
[CLE 4-8]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:21
[CHI 10-4]
 
  08:08 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:07 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:05 Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST) 
Rose Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:03
[CHI 12-4]
 
  08:03 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:39 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:38  
  07:21 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:21
[CHI 13-4]
 
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:21
[CHI 14-4]
 
  07:00
[CLE 6-14]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST)  06:38
[CHI 16-6]
 
  06:25 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:24  
Noah Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
Team Rebound  06:10  
  06:10 Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  06:05  
  05:59
[CLE 8-16]
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:44
[CHI 18-8]
 
  05:16
[CLE 10-18]
Shumpert Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Butler Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba)  04:44  
  04:44 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
Butler Substitution replaced by Snell  04:44  
  04:22
[CLE 12-18]
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:54
[CLE 14-18]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Noah Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  03:42  
  03:40 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:35 Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:34  
Rose Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:24 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:15 Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Noah Substitution replaced by Mirotic  03:15  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Hinrich  03:15  
Rose Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:04
[CHI 20-14]
 
  02:39
[CLE 17-20]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:25
[CHI 22-17]
 
  02:17 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:17  
  02:17 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  02:08 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:07  
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:51 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:51 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones 
Snell 3pt Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:27
[CLE 19-22]
Shumpert Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:09 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:09
[CHI 23-19]
 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:09
[CHI 24-19]
 
  00:57.9
[CLE 22-24]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:39.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:34.9 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:33.5 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:29.9 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:28.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:22.9
[CLE 25-24]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.3  
Gibson Tip Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[CLE 27-24]
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:29
[CHI 26-27]
 
  11:08
[CLE 29-26]
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:26 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK) 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:23  
Mirotic Jump Hook Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:02 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:50
[CLE 31-26]
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Brooks Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:26  
Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:25  
  09:25 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:25
[CHI 27-31]
 
  09:25 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Jones 
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:25  
  09:23 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:12
[CLE 33-27]
James Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:48 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:42  
  08:35 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  08:16  
  08:14
[CLE 35-27]
James Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Mirotic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford)  08:14  
  08:14 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:11  
  07:58 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 3 (2 PTS)  07:58
[CHI 28-35]
 
Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose  07:58  
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 3 (3 PTS)  07:58
[CHI 29-35]
 
Mirotic Free Throw 3 of 3 (4 PTS)  07:58
[CHI 30-35]
 
  07:45
[CLE 37-30]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Hinrich Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  07:15  
  07:15 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:15 Team Rebound 
Mirotic Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  07:15  
  07:15 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  07:15 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
  07:15
[CLE 38-30]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:00  
  06:43
[CLE 40-30]
Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:28 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:27  
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:19  
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:18  
Noah Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:18
[CHI 32-40]
 
  05:58 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:56  
  05:53 Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson  05:53  
  05:53 Smith Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:53 Jones Substitution replaced by James 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:53
[CHI 33-40]
 
Dunleavy Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:53
[CHI 34-40]
 
  05:33 Mozgov Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (D Stafford) 
  05:33 Mozgov Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:19 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:10
[CLE 43-34]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Gibson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:55 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:45 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK) 
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:44  
  04:39 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:39
[CHI 35-43]
 
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Noah  04:39  
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:39
[CHI 36-43]
 
  04:22
[CLE 45-36]
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (1 AST)  03:59
[CHI 38-45]
 
  03:50 Irving Pullup Bank shot: Missed 
  03:49 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:49
[CLE 47-38]
Thompson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gibson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba)  03:49  
  03:49
[CLE 48-38]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:37  
Butler Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST)  03:29
[CHI 40-48]
 
  03:04 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:03  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Noah Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Crawford)  02:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
  02:57 Thompson Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:37
[CLE 50-40]
James Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  02:12  
Team Rebound  02:12  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  02:10  
Team Rebound  02:10  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:10  
  01:53
[CLE 52-40]
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Gibson Dunk Shot: Missed  01:33  
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:32  
  01:31 Mozgov Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:31
[CHI 41-52]
 
  01:31 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:31
[CHI 42-52]
 
  01:17 Perkins Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:16  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  01:09  
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:09  
  01:09 Perkins Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford) 
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:09
[CHI 43-52]
 
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:09
[CHI 44-52]
 
Noah Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford)  01:03  
  01:03
[CLE 53-44]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Noah Substitution replaced by Mirotic  01:03  
  01:03
[CLE 54-44]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:43.9  
Gibson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:30.9  
Mirotic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  00:24.9  
  00:22.7 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:10.9 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:09.7 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:03.7 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mirotic (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:00.7  
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Mozgov Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (16 PTS)  11:35
[CHI 46-54]
 
  11:15 Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Noah (1 ST) 
Gibson Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:56
[CHI 48-54]
 
Gibson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba)  10:44  
  10:28 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:27  
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:02 Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:58  
Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:58  
  09:43 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rose (2 ST) 
Butler Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST)  09:37
[CHI 50-54]
 
  09:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:37 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones 
  09:15 James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:10  
  09:07 Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Crawford) 
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:50  
Team Rebound  08:50  
  08:50 Jones Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Noah Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST)  08:41
[CHI 52-54]
 
  08:29
[CLE 56-52]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Gibson Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (J Crawford)  08:08  
Gibson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:08  
  08:08 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
  07:54
[CLE 58-52]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:32  
  07:31 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  07:24  
  07:18
[CLE 60-52]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Butler Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (2 AST)  07:10
[CHI 54-60]
 
Rose Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford)  06:52  
  06:38 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:32 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:31  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST)  06:18
[CHI 57-60]
 
  05:49 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:48  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:48  
Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (3 ST)  05:35  
Gibson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Crawford)  05:35  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Mirotic  05:35  
  05:16 James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK) 
  05:14 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  05:11 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:10 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Noah Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  05:06  
Noah Technical (D Stafford)  05:06  
  05:06 Irving Free Throw Technical Missed 
  05:06 Team Rebound 
  05:06 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:06 Team Rebound 
  05:06
[CLE 61-57]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST)  04:55
[CHI 59-61]
 
  04:27
[CLE 63-59]
James Pullup Bank shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Mirotic (1 AST)  04:10
[CHI 62-63]
 
  03:48 Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:46  
Rose Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:31 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:21
[CLE 66-62]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:05 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:00
[CLE 68-62]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  02:48  
Team Rebound  02:48  
  02:47 Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:47
[CHI 63-68]
 
Dunleavy Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:47
[CHI 64-68]
 
  02:28
[CLE 70-64]
Shumpert Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Dunleavy Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:11
[CHI 66-70]
 
  01:52
[CLE 72-66]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
  01:43 Irving Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:43
[CHI 67-72]
 
  01:43 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Dunleavy Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:43
[CHI 68-72]
 
  01:23
[CLE 74-68]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Mirotic Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK)  01:00  
Team Rebound  01:00  
Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks  01:00  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK)  00:57.1  
Team Rebound  00:56.1  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:56.1  
  00:42.0
[CLE 76-68]
James Running Bank shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Mirotic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba)  00:42.0  
  00:42.0
[CLE 77-68]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.5 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:02.1
[CLE 80-68]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (3 AST)  00:00.0
[CHI 71-80]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (50-33) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (2 BLK)  11:38  
  11:36 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:32
[CLE 82-71]
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (3 AST) 
Hinrich Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford)  11:32  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Rose  11:32  
  11:32
[CLE 83-71]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  11:04 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rose (3 ST) 
  11:03 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Gibson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  10:50  
  10:48 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:44 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:42  
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:26
[CHI 73-83]
 
Gibson Foul: Flagrant Type 2 (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford)  10:25  
Gibson Ejection:First Flagrant Type 2  10:25  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah  10:25  
  10:25
[CLE 84-73]
Dellavedova Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:25
[CLE 85-73]
Dellavedova Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:12
[CLE 87-73]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:52 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Hinrich Foul: Personal (3 PF) (Z Zarba)  09:52  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Butler  09:52  
  09:31 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rose (1 BLK) 
  09:31 Team Rebound 
  09:27
[CLE 90-73]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Rose Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
Butler Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:10  
Butler Tip Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:10
[CHI 75-90]
 
  08:47
[CLE 92-75]
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
Mirotic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST)  08:35
[CHI 77-92]
 
  08:35 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (J Crawford) 
  08:35  
  08:35 Shumpert Substitution replaced by James 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  08:35
[CHI 78-92]
 
Butler Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Crawford)  08:23  
Mirotic Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  08:23  
  08:08 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:07  
  07:57 James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  07:57
[CHI 79-92]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  07:57
[CHI 80-92]
 
  07:41 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST) 
  07:38 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  07:38
[CHI 81-92]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  07:38
[CHI 82-92]
 
  07:20
[CLE 94-82]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:04 Irving Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  07:04 Jump Ball James vs Noah (Smith gains possession) 
  06:39
[CLE 97-82]
James 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS) 
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST)  06:23
[CHI 84-97]
 
  06:23 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  06:23
[CHI 85-97]
 
  05:58 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  05:55 Shumpert Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:51 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:50  
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (4 AST)  05:42
[CHI 88-97]
 
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:09 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:08  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (3 BLK)  04:57  
Team Rebound  04:57  
  04:57 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST)  04:55
[CHI 91-97]
 
Hinrich Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  04:32  
  04:32 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:32 Team Rebound 
  04:32 Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  04:32 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:30  
Noah Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Butler (3 AST)  04:10
[CHI 93-97]
 
  03:50
[CLE 99-93]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Hinrich Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  03:33  
Rose Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:31  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:28 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Butler Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford)  03:12  
  03:12
[CLE 100-93]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS) 
  03:12
[CLE 101-93]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (37 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (3 AST)  02:56
[CHI 96-101]
 
  02:27 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:25  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:16  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:04  
Team Rebound  02:02  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:02  
  01:49 Dellavedova Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  01:28  
Team Rebound  01:28  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST)  01:18
[CHI 99-101]
 
  00:53.9 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:52.6  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (3 BLK)  00:48.8  
Team Rebound  00:48.8  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:48.8  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:42.9 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  00:22.9 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:19.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Dunleavy Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford)  00:16.4  
  00:16.4
[CLE 102-99]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:16.4
[CLE 103-99]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:16.4  
Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  00:11.9  
Hinrich Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford)  00:10.4  
  00:10.4
[CLE 104-99]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (38 PTS) 
  00:10.4 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:09.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:09.9  
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Mirotic  00:09.9  
Butler Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  00:03.8
[CHI 101-104]
 
Mirotic Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  00:02.0  
  00:02.0
[CLE 105-101]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:02.0
[CLE 106-101]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
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