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Bulls spoil Lue's coaching debut, beat Cavaliers 96-83


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Jan 24 2016 12:34AM

CLEVELAND (AP) They changed coaches. Everything else about the Cavaliers looked the same.

And as if they don't have enough problems, new coach Tyronn Lue said they're out of shape.

Lue didn't make much of a difference in his coaching debut for Cleveland as Pau Gasol scored 25 points, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 96-83 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday night.

Lue was promoted Friday, when the Cavaliers shockingly fired David Blatt despite him taking the team to the NBA Finals last season and currently leading the Eastern Conference. Lue admitted being nervous about sliding into Blatt's seat, and while his team gave effort, the Cavaliers didn't win.

In fact, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and their teammates left the floor to a chorus of boos after shooting just 9 of 22 from the free-throw line.

"I've been booed before, along with a lot of these guys," Lue said. "Every time I go to Philly I get booed, so, you know, that's not a big deal. It's something I got to deal with."

Lue wants his team to play at a faster pace than it did under Blatt, but the Cavs aren't physically ready to up the tempo.

"I don't think we're in good enough shape," Lue said. "Early, we wanted to push it, we wanted to open the floor and we came out and did that and then we just dropped off the map. We got tired. I just don't think we're in good enough shape right now to play in the style that we want to play."

James just missed his first triple-double this season, finishing with 26 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. J.R. Smith added 18 points for the Cavs, who shot 37 percent from the field.

"It's a make or miss league and tonight we couldn't make any shots," James said.

Jimmy Butler scored 20 points, Nikola Mirotic added 17 and Taj Gibson 15 for Chicago, which opened a 17-point lead in the third quarter and never let the Cavs get closer than eight in the fourth.

"This was a big game," Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. "It's a great sign when you come into a place like this that was buzzing. We went out and we were aggressive. We got that lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back."

Bothered by a lack of cohesion and chemistry in the Cavs, general manager David Griffin fired Blatt, a surprising move that came just days after Cleveland suffered a humiliating 34-point home loss to the defending champion Golden State Warriors. But Griffin detected deeper issues and felt he had no choice but to remove Blatt and promote Lue, a top assistant and former point guard who won two NBA titles as a player.

Lue's got work to do, but he was mostly pleased with his team's effort.

"I thought our guys competed," he said. "I thought they went out and played hard and we just couldn't make shots. I guess I consider this a big game and in a big game, we haven't been able to make shots. Defensively it was great and just, offensively, we just didn't make shots. We didn't make free throws."

PREGAME INTRODUCTIONS

The Cavs had been skipping the pregame introductions with the starters staying near the bench. Lue put an end to that.

"You can do what you want on the road because we don't care about the fans on the road, but at least at home, give our fans what they came to see," Lue said.

James didn't have a problem with Lue's decision.

"That's what the coach wants and that's what we're doing," he said. "There's no fighting, ifs, ands or buts."

DOCTOR'S ORDERS

Lue spent several seasons coaching under Doc Rivers in Boston and with the Clippers. The two remain close and Lue sought advice from his former boss.

"Doc just said, `embrace it. It's a tough time right now. I think you're ready, you're built for this. You've been groomed very well, just enjoy it. Don't put a lot of pressure on yourself, just enjoy the moment, embrace it and just have fun,"' Lue said. "That's what I'm going to try to do and we'll see how it ends up."

EYE WEAR

Gibson wore goggles after suffering a scratched cornea during Friday night's loss in Boston. He added eight rebounds.

"It was hard last night," Gibson said. "I couldn't see. It's still a little blurry, but I wanted to play and help us win."

TIP-INS

Bulls: F E'Twaun Moore injured his right hamstring in the first quarter and did not return. ... Hoiberg was sorry to learn of Blatt's firing. He met him in 2014 while on a recruiting visit for Iowa State. "I think the world of David Blatt as a person," Hoiberg said. "He's a hell of a basketball coach. It's a tough part of this business when something like that happens."

Cavaliers: Cleveland is 0-2 against Chicago this season. ... Smith played in his 800th career game. ... G Mo Williams, who found himself on the outside of Blatt's rotations, was on the floor in the first quarter but didn't play again. He sat out 10 of Cleveland's previous 13 games.

UP NEXT

Bulls: Host Miami on Monday.

Cavaliers: Host Minnesota on Monday.


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CHI
CLE
     
    • 43.7%

    • 37.2%

    • 41.2%

    • 16.7%

    • 86.7%

    • 40.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI CLE
Total Rebounds 53 48
Offensive Rebounds 13 16
Turnovers 7 4
Fast Break Pts: 2 15
Biggest Lead: 17 6
Points in the Paint: 28 50
CHI CLE
p Gasol   25 James   26
rb Gasol   10 James   13
a Gasol   6 James   9
s 2 players   1 2 players   2
b Gibson   2 5 players   1
 
  • 10/27 - CLE 95 @ CHI 97
  • 01/23 - CHI 96 @ CLE 83
  • 02/18 - CHI 95 @ CLE 106
  • 04/09 - CLE 102 @ CHI 105
Chicago Bulls (25-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Snell F 25:52 1-3 0-2 0-0 +13 0 5 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 2
T. Gibson F 28:47 6-12 0-0 3-4 +4 5 3 8 1 3 0 0 2 2 15
P. Gasol C 33:03 11-16 1-2 2-2 +22 2 8 10 6 2 1 2 1 0 25
J. Butler G 42:28 8-16 2-3 2-2 +3 2 7 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 20
D. Rose G 35:16 5-21 0-1 2-2 0 1 3 4 4 1 0 1 1 3 12
A. Brooks   12:44 0-4 0-1 0-0 +14 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
N. Mirotic   25:12 5-9 3-5 4-5 +6 1 5 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 17
E. Moore   03:36 0-1 0-1 0-0 +7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. McDermott   24:04 1-2 1-2 0-0 +5 0 4 4 3 4 0 1 0 0 3
B. Portis   08:58 1-3 0-0 0-0 -4 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 2
C. Bairstow DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Felicio DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Hinrich DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-87 7-17 13-15   13 40 53 21 18 2 7 5 5 96
  43.7% 41.2% 86.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 8
Cleveland Cavaliers (30-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 39:44 11-27 0-5 4-7 -3 3 10 13 9 3 2 1 1 1 26
K. Love F 33:03 6-12 1-5 1-4 -7 1 4 5 2 3 1 1 0 0 14
T. Mozgov C 21:07 3-8 0-0 0-2 +2 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 6
J. Smith G 38:36 7-17 2-7 2-4 -6 1 10 11 1 2 0 0 1 1 18
K. Irving G 31:11 5-16 0-2 1-1 -1 2 1 3 3 1 2 0 1 1 11
J. Jones   06:30 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
M. Dellavedova   22:39 2-5 1-2 0-0 -16 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
T. Thompson   21:46 0-2 0-0 1-4 -20 4 1 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 1
I. Shumpert   22:26 1-6 0-3 0-0 -9 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 2
M. Williams   02:58 0-1 0-0 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Cunningham DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Jefferson DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Varejao DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-94 4-24 9-22   16 32 48 17 18 5 4 5 5 83
  37.2% 16.7% 40.9%   team rebs: 15 total to: 4

inactive

  • Bulls: Dunleavy, Noah
  • Cavaliers: Kaun

technical fouls

  • Bulls: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #32 Marat Kogut, #33 Sean Corbin
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:15
Chicago Bulls (25-18) Cleveland Cavaliers (30-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Gasol (Rose gains possession)
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  11:40  
  11:34
[CLE 2-0]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:18  
Butler Putback Layup Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:13 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:05
[CHI 2-2]
 
  10:45
[CLE 5-2]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Gasol 3pt Shot: Missed  10:19  
  10:18 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:07 Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:06  
Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Team Rebound 
  09:34
[CLE 7-2]
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Snell Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:11
[CHI 4-7]
 
  08:57 Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:55  
Rose Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  08:50  
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:49  
Snell 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:34 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rose (1 BLK) 
  08:34 Team Rebound 
  08:27 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:26  
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  08:19  
  08:14
[CLE 9-4]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Snell (1 AST)  08:02
[CHI 6-9]
 
  07:47 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:46 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:42
[CLE 12-6]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Rose Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:31  
Team Rebound  07:29  
Butler Pullup Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  07:21
[CHI 8-12]
 
  06:59 Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
  06:58 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:57
[CLE 14-8]
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:42 Love Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  06:42 Love Substitution replaced by Jones 
Butler Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  06:34
[CHI 10-14]
 
  06:12 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:12  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:00  
Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  05:55  
  05:54 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:48 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:48  
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  05:38  
  05:37 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:34 James Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Snell (1 BLK) 
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:33  
  05:29 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  05:29 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  05:29 Irving Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Butler Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  05:18
[CHI 12-14]
 
  05:07 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:05 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:05 James Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:04 Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:03 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:03 James Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:03  
Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks  04:55  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Mirotic  04:55  
  04:55 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:32 Dellavedova Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:30  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:09  
Butler Substitution replaced by Moore  04:09  
  03:54 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:53  
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:36  
Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:35  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:31  
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  03:19
[CHI 14-14]
 
  03:06 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:06  
  02:58 Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Kogut) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:58 Smith Substitution replaced by Love 
  02:58 Jones Substitution replaced by Williams 
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:32 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:32  
  02:32 Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
Snell Substitution replaced by McDermott  02:32  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
McDermott Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Corbin)  02:14  
  02:03 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:03  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:39
[CHI 16-14]
 
  01:34 Shumpert Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  01:34 Shumpert Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST)  01:15
[CHI 19-14]
 
  01:00 Dellavedova Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:59.7  
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:46.5 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:33.9 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:33.2 Team Rebound 
McDermott Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (D Crawford)  00:33.2  
  00:33.2 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
Moore Substitution replaced by Butler  00:33.2  
  00:24.9 Irving Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:23.6  
Brooks Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:03.5  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:00.8  
Gasol Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:00.8
[CHI 21-14]
 
  00:00.0 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (25-18) Cleveland Cavaliers (30-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[CLE 16-21]
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
  11:27 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:27
[CHI 22-16]
 
  11:27 Thompson Substitution replaced by Smith 
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:27
[CHI 23-16]
 
  11:12 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:11 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:59
[CLE 18-23]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Portis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  10:45  
  10:38
[CLE 20-23]
Love Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:38  
Portis Substitution replaced by Gibson  10:38  
Mirotic Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:15 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:51
[CLE 22-23]
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Gibson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:38
[CHI 25-22]
 
  09:38 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Corbin) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:38
[CHI 26-22]
 
  09:25 Love Hook Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:22  
Rose Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:12  
Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  09:11  
  09:11 Team Rebound 
  09:11 Jump Ball Irving vs Gibson (James gains possession) 
  08:56 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:56  
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:46 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:39 Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:38  
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:29  
Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  08:27  
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:27
[CHI 28-22]
 
  08:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:27 Love Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  08:27 Irving Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  08:14
[CLE 24-28]
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:45 Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:45  
Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  07:39  
  07:36 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32
[CLE 26-28]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mirotic (1 AST)  07:07
[CHI 30-26]
 
  06:55 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:54  
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:39
[CHI 32-26]
 
  06:17 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:17 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:00 Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK) 
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:59  
  05:59 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Kogut) 
  05:59 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Jones 
McDermott 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  05:44
[CHI 35-26]
 
  05:23
[CLE 28-35]
James Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Butler Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:00
[CHI 37-28]
 
  04:45 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:44  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:36 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:20
[CLE 30-37]
James Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:56 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:44
[CLE 32-37]
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Rose Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  03:27  
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  03:25  
Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:21 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:13
[CLE 34-37]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:13  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Gasol  03:13  
Mirotic Substitution replaced by Portis  03:13  
McDermott Substitution replaced by Snell  03:13  
  03:13 Jones Substitution replaced by Love 
Butler Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gasol (5 AST)  02:58
[CHI 39-34]
 
Portis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  02:45  
  02:45  
  02:45 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
  02:45 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:45 Team Rebound 
  02:45 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Portis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:44  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Snell (2 AST)  02:22
[CHI 41-34]
 
  02:06 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:06  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:34
[CLE 37-41]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Portis Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:05
[CLE 39-41]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Snell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Corbin)  01:05  
  01:05 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:04  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gasol (6 AST)  00:44.2
[CHI 44-39]
 
  00:25.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:24.9  
Portis Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:01.0 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (25-18) Cleveland Cavaliers (30-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gibson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Corbin)  11:48  
  11:36 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  11:35  
  11:29 James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
Gasol 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Snell (3 AST)  11:21
[CHI 47-39]
 
  10:58 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:56 Team Rebound 
  10:36
[CLE 41-47]
James Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:20
[CHI 49-41]
 
  09:54 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:53  
Rose Layup Shot: Missed  09:47  
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:46  
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:43 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:38
[CLE 43-49]
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:10
[CLE 45-49]
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Snell 3pt Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:59 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  08:49 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:49 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  08:49  
  08:49 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:49 Team Rebound 
  08:49 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:48  
Gibson Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:27
[CHI 51-45]
 
  08:09
[CLE 47-51]
Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
  08:01 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:52 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:37 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  07:35  
Gasol Running Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  07:30
[CHI 53-47]
 
  07:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:30 Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Gasol Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (D Crawford)  07:22  
  07:22
[CLE 48-53]
Irving Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
  07:15 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:10 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:10 Mozgov Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  07:08  
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:51
[CHI 55-48]
 
  06:27 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Butler Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Crawford)  06:21  
Gibson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin)  06:10  
  06:10 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:10 Team Rebound 
  06:10 Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  06:09  
Gasol Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:45
[CHI 57-48]
 
  05:24 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:24 Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  05:20 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:20  
  05:20 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Kogut) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Mirotic  05:20  
  05:20 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  05:20 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Love 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:00 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:49
[CLE 50-57]
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  04:34
[CHI 59-50]
 
  04:23
[CLE 52-59]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  03:55 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:55 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Gasol Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  03:55  
  03:55 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:55 Team Rebound 
  03:55 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks  03:55  
Butler Substitution replaced by McDermott  03:55  
  03:55 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  03:54  
  03:41 Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 3 (6 PTS)  03:41
[CHI 60-52]
 
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 3 (7 PTS)  03:41
[CHI 61-52]
 
Mirotic Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Team Rebound 
  03:27
[CLE 54-61]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
McDermott 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:05  
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: McDermott (1 AST)  02:56
[CHI 64-54]
 
Mirotic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  02:49  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:49 Team Rebound 
  02:49
[CLE 55-64]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Gasol Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (19 PTS)  02:24
[CHI 66-55]
 
  02:05 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:05  
  01:59 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Crawford) 
  01:59 Smith Substitution replaced by James 
Snell Substitution replaced by Butler  01:59  
Mirotic Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  01:45
[CHI 68-55]
 
  01:32 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:31  
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:21  
Team Rebound  01:21  
  01:21 Dellavedova Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:21
[CHI 69-55]
 
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:21
[CHI 70-55]
 
  01:04 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:03  
Butler Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:46.9
[CHI 72-55]
 
  00:31.9 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:30.6  
Brooks Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:25.8  
  00:02.4
[CLE 58-72]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: McDermott (2 AST)  11:40
[CHI 75-58]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (S Corbin)  11:39  
  11:23
[CLE 60-75]
Shumpert Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
  11:13 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  11:13
[CHI 76-60]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  11:13
[CHI 77-60]
 
  10:53 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:53 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Mirotic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  10:53  
  10:53 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:53 Team Rebound 
  10:53
[CLE 61-77]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
McDermott Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:32  
  10:10
[CLE 63-77]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:44 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  09:31 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:31  
Portis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  09:15
[CHI 79-63]
 
  08:55 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:37
[CLE 65-79]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  08:12  
Portis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:12  
Portis Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  08:09  
Brooks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  08:06  
  08:06  
  08:06 Love Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  08:06 Irving Substitution replaced by Smith 
Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose  08:06  
  08:06
[CLE 66-79]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  08:06
[CLE 67-79]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:45 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  07:37 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:37 Team Rebound 
Portis Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Crawford)  07:37  
Portis Substitution replaced by Gibson  07:37  
  07:21 Thompson Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (D Crawford) 
  07:21 Thompson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Butler Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:04 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
McDermott Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Crawford)  06:53  
  06:46 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mirotic (1 ST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:31 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  06:15 Shumpert Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:14  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  05:59  
  05:58 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  05:50
[CLE 69-79]
James Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:50  
  05:50 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving 
Mirotic Substitution replaced by Gasol  05:50  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: McDermott (3 AST)  05:31
[CHI 81-69]
 
  05:07 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:06  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST)  04:49
[CHI 83-69]
 
  04:35 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:34 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  04:33
[CLE 71-83]
James Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
Gibson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  04:17  
  04:17 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:17 Team Rebound 
  04:17 Thompson Substitution replaced by Love 
  04:17 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:15  
  04:15 Jump Ball Dellavedova vs Gibson (McDermott gains possession) 
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:57
[CHI 85-71]
 
  03:48
[CLE 73-85]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  03:28  
Gibson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  03:28  
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  03:13  
  03:10
[CLE 75-85]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
McDermott Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (S Corbin)  03:10  
McDermott Substitution replaced by Snell  03:10  
  03:10
[CLE 76-85]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
  02:55 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:55  
Team Rebound  02:55  
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:55
[CHI 86-76]
 
  02:37 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (2 BLK) 
  02:36 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  02:31 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:30  
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:11 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Rose Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  02:06  
  02:06
[CLE 77-86]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:06
[CLE 78-86]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST)  01:49
[CHI 88-78]
 
  01:49 James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  01:49
[CHI 89-78]
 
  01:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:35 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:34  
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:10
[CHI 91-78]
 
  01:10 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:58.8
[CLE 80-91]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Gasol Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford)  00:58.8  
  00:58.8
[CLE 81-91]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS) 
  00:58.4 Love Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:58.4
[CHI 92-81]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:58.4
[CHI 93-81]
 
  00:47.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:47.7  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:30.0
[CHI 96-81]
 
  00:09.7
[CLE 83-96]
Dellavedova Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHI
4th Central
42
40
6-4
26-15
16-25
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHI
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CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0