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James scores 37, leads Cavaliers past 76ers 95-85


By DAN GELSTON
Posted Jan 10 2016 9:58PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The 76ers put up a fight. LeBron James put on a show.

James raised the roof, then lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight win, 95-85 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.

He tied a season high with 37 points and pushed both hands up in the air after several powerful dunks, drawing a rise out of the nearly 20,000 fans at the Wells Fargo Center. He had nine assists and seven rebounds in Cleveland's 13th win in the last 15 games.

When the Cavs had to put the game away, they turned to James.

"They look at me as the leader of this team and I've got to be that way all year round," James said. "They needed me a lot tonight and I was able to come through."

James did just about everything right - except catch two balls at once.

Even when James seems fallible he still steals the spotlight. An unsuspecting James was beaned in the face by an errant basketball from Anderson Varejao during pregame warmups. The clip was a hit on social media.

During the game, James even tossed the ball backward over his head after the whistle and watched it plop through the net.

He must have wished the bucket counted because the Cavaliers couldn't put away the NBA-worst 76ers until the fourth quarter.

The Sixers pulled as close as two points with 8 minutes left before James thwarted the upset bid.

Jahlil Okafor scored 21 points for the Sixers and Ish Smith had 18 points and 10 assists.

"I think it helps any time you can play against a team that is championship material," coach Brett Brown said. "You weigh yourself up against the best and we came out of it quite well."

With only four wins, the 76ers were 27th in the league in attendance. But with basketball's reigning king in the house, the Sixers boasted a near-sellout crowd of 19,226.

"I love these fans here," James said. "They love their sports."

They nearly got their wish of watching a vintage James performance coupled with a 76ers win.

James would not let that happen.

The Sixers inched to 81-79 when James took control. He buried a 22-footer from the wing, grabbed a defensive rebound and made one of two free throws. James tossed in an awkward, falling layup - complete with a stare-down of Hollis Thompson - then hit a 3-pointer.

Just like that, the Cavs led by 10.

"He's been doing that for a long time," coach David Blatt said. "It's nothing new."

In the city where Darryl Dawkins shattered countless backboards, James, 15 of 22 from the floor, nearly pulled down the rim with a dunk in the first quarter. He raised the roof in celebration. He raised it a few more times during the game, including one last powerful dunk in the fourth that made it 93-79.

"When he's making shots like that, what are you going to do?" Smith said. "You just have to shake his hand."

James even did a celebratory handshake with J.R. Smith on their way to the bench for a timeout. Smith scored 14 points.

James had plenty of help. Kevin Love had 15 points and 15 rebounds and had a few spot-on outlet passes to James for some of his seven assists.

Smith and James hit seven of Cleveland's nine 3-pointers.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Cleveland swept all four games in the season series. ... The Cavaliers had scored at least 120 points in three straight games. ... James already had two double-doubles this season against Philly.

Sixers: Brown called a timeout just 1 minute into both halves. ... Brown said forward Nerlens Noel's progress has been hampered by switching positions from center to power forward to make room for Okafor. "I feel like Nerlens Noel has made the most sacrifices out of anybody," he said. Brown said Okafor can't play at forward because, "I don't think Jahlil can guard chase guys." Noel scored 12 points.

STAR SIGHTING

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, the Philadelphia Eagles' career leading rusher, was at the game and received a vocal mix of cheers and boos when he was introduced. Angels outfielder Mike Trout, the 2014 AL MVP, also was at the game. Rapper Meek Mill also sat courtside.

A-LIST

James watched the Pacers-Rockets game on an iPad in the locker room. He might have changed the channel later in the night - "Trainwreck" was up for a Golden Globe award for best motion picture-comedy or musical. He costarred in the movie.

UP NEXT:

Cleveland plays Tuesday at Dallas.

The 76ers host Chicago on Thursday.


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CLE
PHI
     
    • 38.9%

    • 45.5%

    • 28.1%

    • 33.3%

    • 69.6%

    • 47.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE PHI
Total Rebounds 51 48
Offensive Rebounds 13 7
Turnovers 10 19
Fast Break Pts: 17 11
Biggest Lead: 16 3
Points in the Paint: 34 44
CLE PHI
p James   37 Okafor   21
rb Love   15 Noel   9
a James   9 Smith   10
s 4 players   2 McConnell   2
b 2 players   1 Noel   3
 
  • 11/02 - CLE 107 @ PHI 100
  • 11/06 - PHI 102 @ CLE 108
  • 12/20 - PHI 86 @ CLE 108
  • 01/10 - CLE 95 @ PHI 85
Cleveland Cavaliers (26-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 37:00 15-22 3-5 4-6 +10 0 7 7 9 1 2 2 0 0 37
K. Love F 37:05 5-11 1-4 4-7 +18 4 11 15 6 3 2 3 0 2 15
T. Thompson C 37:24 2-5 0-0 6-8 +11 7 3 10 1 5 0 0 0 3 10
J. Smith G 33:53 5-18 4-12 0-0 +16 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 14
K. Irving G 30:49 3-15 1-6 1-1 +12 0 5 5 2 2 2 2 1 0 8
M. Dellavedova   24:49 2-8 0-2 0-0 -4 0 4 4 2 2 2 2 0 0 4
T. Mozgov   08:54 1-4 0-1 0-0 -3 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 2
I. Shumpert   16:44 1-5 0-2 0-0 -5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
R. Jefferson   12:37 1-2 0-0 1-1 -8 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
J. Cunningham   00:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Varejao DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-90 9-32 16-23   13 38 51 20 16 9 10 2 7 95
  38.9% 28.1% 69.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11
Philadelphia 76ers (4-36)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Grant F 30:08 3-9 0-3 0-5 -9 2 6 8 2 4 1 2 1 0 6
N. Noel F 34:35 5-7 0-0 2-4 -9 2 7 9 3 1 1 1 3 0 12
J. Okafor C 32:29 9-15 0-0 3-5 -2 2 5 7 0 2 0 2 0 1 21
N. Stauskas G 22:17 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 6
I. Smith G 38:11 7-21 1-1 3-3 -3 1 6 7 10 0 1 5 0 1 18
C. Landry   09:00 1-3 0-0 1-2 -5 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 3
H. Thompson   25:43 3-4 2-3 0-0 -9 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 8
J. Sampson   05:32 0-2 0-1 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
T.J. McConnell   09:49 2-5 0-1 0-0 -6 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 4
R. Covington   32:16 3-7 1-5 0-0 +3 0 8 8 4 4 0 4 1 0 7
I. Canaan DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Holmes DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Marshall DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-77 6-18 9-19   7 41 48 22 18 6 19 7 2 85
  45.5% 33.3% 47.4%   team rebs: 8 total to: 19

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Harris, Kaun
  • 76ers: Brand, Embiid

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • 76ers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #29 Mark Lindsay, #52 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 19226
  • Duration: 2:11
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-9) Philadelphia 76ers (4-37)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Noel vs Thompson (Smith gains possession)
  11:42 Grant Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:40  
Irving Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  11:25
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:15 Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:02
[CLE 5-0]
 
  11:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:48
[PHI 2-5]
Noel Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  10:26
[CLE 7-2]
 
  10:17
[PHI 4-7]
Noel Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:00 Stauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:51 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:50  
  09:43 Okafor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:43
[CLE 8-4]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Noel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thompson Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (M Lindsay)  09:31  
  09:31
[PHI 5-8]
Smith Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  09:22 Stauskas 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:21  
James Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:12 Grant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:58
[PHI 7-8]
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Smith Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  08:40
[CLE 10-7]
 
  08:28 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK) 
  08:26 Noel Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:22
[PHI 9-10]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Noel (1 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Grant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:04 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:36
[PHI 11-10]
Okafor Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Noel Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:06 Noel Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:05  
Love Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (M Lindsay)  06:49  
Love Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:49  
  06:31
[PHI 13-10]
Grant Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noel (2 AST) 
  06:17 Grant Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brothers) 
  06:17 Noel Substitution replaced by Landry 
  06:17 Stauskas Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:13 Okafor Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (M Lindsay) 
Irving Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  06:13
[CLE 11-13]
 
  06:03 Okafor Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Lindsay) 
  06:03 Okafor Substitution replaced by Noel 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  05:52
[CLE 14-13]
 
  05:39 Grant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  05:32 Landry Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:32  
  05:32 Grant Substitution replaced by Sampson 
James Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  05:16
[CLE 16-13]
 
  04:50
[PHI 15-16]
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:37 Team Rebound 
  04:37 Smith Substitution replaced by McConnell 
  04:19 Sampson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:18  
  04:16 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:16  
Team Rebound  04:16  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  04:16  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:16
[CLE 17-15]
 
  04:01
[PHI 17-17]
Thompson Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  03:52 Landry Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:52  
Team Rebound  03:52  
  03:52 Landry Substitution replaced by Covington 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:52
[CLE 18-17]
 
  03:40
[PHI 19-18]
McConnell Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noel (3 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  03:23  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:20  
Love Tip Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:20
[CLE 20-19]
 
  02:58 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:53  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  02:47  
  02:44 Sampson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:43 Sampson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  02:43  
Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noel (1 BLK)  02:23  
  02:21 McConnell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Lindsay)  02:20  
  02:05 McConnell Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:04  
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:51 Noel Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:37 McConnell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sampson (1 ST)  01:28  
  01:28 Sampson Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:28  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  01:27
[CLE 23-19]
 
  01:13 Covington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:12  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:04 Noel Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:55.9 Covington Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:52.6  
Team Rebound  00:52.6  
  00:52.6 Sampson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:52.6
[CLE 24-19]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Irving  00:52.6  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:52.6  
  00:48.9 Covington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  00:42.4  
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  00:42.4  
  00:42.4
[PHI 20-24]
Noel Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:42.4 Noel Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:39.9  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:30.7  
Mozgov Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:30.7
[CLE 26-20]
 
  00:21.9 McConnell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:18.9  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-9) Philadelphia 76ers (4-37)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Covington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:33 Grant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:31  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:21 Stauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:08 Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:56
[CLE 29-20]
 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  10:44  
  10:44 Grant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:44 Team Rebound 
  10:44 Grant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:42  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:33 Grant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:28
[PHI 23-29]
Stauskas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Dellavedova Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:13
[CLE 31-23]
 
  09:57 Okafor Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:56  
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:46  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:44  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Covington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:32
[PHI 25-31]
Smith Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:13 Covington Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:10 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:06  
Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:57 Covington Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  08:56  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James  08:56  
  08:43 Covington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:42  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:25 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:18
[PHI 28-31]
Stauskas 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Grant (1 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:02 Covington Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  07:56 Grant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:54  
Jefferson Running Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  07:45
[CLE 33-28]
 
  07:45 Covington Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:45
[CLE 34-28]
 
  07:27
[PHI 30-34]
Covington Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stauskas (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:04  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:01  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Grant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  06:41  
  06:41
[PHI 31-34]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Smith  06:41  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  06:41  
  06:41 Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:39 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:35
[PHI 33-34]
Okafor Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Grant (1 ST)  06:14  
  05:57 Covington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:56 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:54 Covington Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
  05:54  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:54  
  05:54 Covington Substitution replaced by Landry 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  05:41  
James Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  05:39
[CLE 36-33]
 
  05:39 Landry Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  05:39
[CLE 37-33]
 
  05:23
[PHI 35-37]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Grant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  04:58  
  04:58 Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:58 Team Rebound 
  04:58
[PHI 36-37]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:44  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Stauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:16
[PHI 38-37]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:54
[CLE 39-38]
 
  03:28 Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stauskas (1 BLK)  03:25  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  03:25  
  03:25 Grant Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:25
[CLE 40-38]
 
  03:25 Okafor Substitution replaced by Noel 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:25
[CLE 41-38]
 
  03:05 Stauskas 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:03  
  02:52 Landry Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 Grant Substitution replaced by Covington 
  02:52 Landry Substitution replaced by Okafor 
  02:52 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (T Brothers) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:52
[CLE 42-38]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:52  
  02:50 Noel Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:35 Covington Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  02:25
[CLE 45-38]
 
  02:06 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:04  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  01:55  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noel (2 BLK)  01:51  
  01:49 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:43 Smith Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:40  
Team Timeout : Short  01:34  
Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov  01:34  
  01:34 Stauskas Violation:Kicked Ball (T Brothers) 
  01:29 Okafor Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) (S Twardoski) 
James Free Throw Technical (12 PTS)  01:29
[CLE 46-38]
 
Mozgov Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  01:24  
  01:24 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:12
[PHI 40-46]
Okafor Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Lindsay)  01:12  
  01:12
[PHI 41-46]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:01  
  00:54.4
[PHI 43-46]
Okafor Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Covington (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:32.9
[CLE 48-43]
 
  00:25.9
[PHI 45-48]
Covington Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (6 AST) 
Mozgov 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:05.9 Stauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:00.7
[PHI 47-48]
Okafor Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Stauskas (2 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-9) Philadelphia 76ers (4-37)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  11:48
[CLE 51-47]
 
  11:33 Grant Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:10 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:54 Okafor Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:52  
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  10:45
[CLE 53-47]
 
  10:44 Team Timeout : Short 
  10:29 Grant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  10:27  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  10:19
[CLE 56-47]
 
  10:03
[PHI 49-56]
Okafor Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (7 AST) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  09:36
[CLE 58-49]
 
  09:23
[PHI 51-58]
Okafor Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  09:10
[CLE 60-51]
 
  09:01 Smith Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:59  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:43 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:24
[PHI 53-60]
Okafor Step Back Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  08:01
[CLE 62-53]
 
  07:47 Grant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  07:45  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:29 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski)  07:26  
  07:26 Stauskas Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  07:26 Noel Substitution replaced by Covington 
  07:26 Grant Substitution replaced by Landry 
  07:16 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:15  
Irving Running Layup Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:07 Covington Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:55 Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  06:53  
James Jump Shot: Missed  06:40  
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  06:38  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:35  
Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  06:33  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  06:15  
  06:15
[PHI 54-62]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  06:15 Smith Substitution replaced by McConnell 
  06:15 Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:14  
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:58
[CLE 64-54]
 
  05:38
[PHI 57-64]
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Covington (2 AST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McConnell (1 ST)  05:32  
Irving Violation:Kicked Ball (S Twardoski)  05:27  
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:27 Okafor Substitution replaced by Noel 
  05:19 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:17  
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McConnell (2 ST)  05:09  
  04:57
[PHI 59-64]
Noel Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Covington (3 AST) 
James Driving Bank shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:32
[CLE 66-59]
 
  04:15 Landry Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  03:59 Covington Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Twardoski) 
  03:53 Landry Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:53  
Team Rebound  03:53  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  03:53  
  03:53 Landry Substitution replaced by Grant 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:53
[CLE 67-59]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  03:46  
  03:46
[PHI 60-67]
Noel Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:46 Noel Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  03:45  
James Running Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  03:41
[CLE 69-60]
 
  03:26 McConnell Jump Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:24  
James 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  03:18
[CLE 72-60]
 
  03:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:16  
  03:03
[PHI 62-72]
Noel Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Covington (4 AST) 
Dellavedova Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Twardoski)  02:51  
Dellavedova Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:51  
Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert  02:51  
  02:38
[PHI 64-72]
McConnell Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:21 Grant Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Lindsay) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noel (3 BLK)  02:08  
  02:07 Grant Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:03
[PHI 66-72]
Grant Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McConnell (1 AST) 
James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brothers)  02:03  
  02:03 Grant Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:02  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:36 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:24 McConnell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (2 ST) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  01:03
[CLE 74-66]
 
  01:03 Covington Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
  01:03 McConnell Substitution replaced by Smith 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  01:03
[CLE 75-66]
 
  00:49.9 Grant Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:47.9 Grant Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:42.9
[PHI 69-75]
Covington 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Grant (2 AST) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Noel (1 ST)  00:24.9  
  00:01.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.0 Noel Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:00.8 Noel Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:41  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:23 Smith Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:22 Grant Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  11:22
[PHI 71-75]
Grant Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Grant (1 BLK)  10:59  
  10:57 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:54 Thompson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Shumpert Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  10:34
[CLE 77-71]
 
  10:11
[PHI 74-77]
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (8 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  09:54  
  09:51 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
Team Rebound  09:43  
  09:43 Noel Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (T Brothers) 
  09:27 Grant Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:27
[CLE 78-74]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:27
[CLE 79-74]
 
  09:11
[PHI 76-79]
Smith Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Dellavedova Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:56
[CLE 81-76]
 
  08:40  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  08:40  
  08:40 Jump Ball Noel vs Thompson (Grant gains possession) 
  08:32 Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK) 
  08:32 Team Rebound 
  08:32 Noel Substitution replaced by Okafor 
  08:22
[PHI 79-81]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:53 Covington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:51 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:50 Okafor Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James  07:32  
  07:32 Jump Ball Covington vs Thompson 
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (27 PTS)  07:23
[CLE 83-79]
 
  07:10 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:08  
  07:06 Covington Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  07:06
[CLE 84-79]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  06:56  
  06:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:44 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  06:43  
James Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Love (5 AST)  06:39
[CLE 86-79]
 
Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  06:19  
  06:19 Grant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:19 Team Rebound 
  06:19 Grant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:18  
James 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  06:05
[CLE 89-79]
 
Thompson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (S Twardoski)  05:55  
  05:55 Grant Substitution replaced by Noel 
  05:38 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:36  
James Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:29  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  05:27  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  05:25  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  05:22  
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Noel Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (5 PF) (T Brothers)  05:07  
  04:47 Smith Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:11)  04:42  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Covington (1 BLK)  04:26  
Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  04:24  
Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:24
[CLE 91-79]
 
  04:05 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Love (6 AST)  04:02
[CLE 93-79]
 
  04:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:42 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:41  
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (37 PTS)  03:21
[CLE 95-79]
 
  03:08 Covington Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:43 Covington Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:34
[PHI 81-95]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Smith (9 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:03 Noel Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  01:58  
  01:58
[PHI 82-95]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  01:58  
  01:58
[PHI 83-95]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:37 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:33 Noel Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:08 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:01 Smith Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:59.6  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.6 Team Rebound 
James Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:44.6  
  00:30.9
[PHI 85-95]
Noel Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (10 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:06.0  
  00:01.0 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
PHI
5th Atlantic
10
72
1-9
7-34
3-38
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
PHI
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