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Bradley's 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Feb 05 2016 11:25PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed.

The Celtics had pulled off the improbable.

Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner at the horn to give Boston a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, the Celtics' eighth win in nine games.

"I knew it was there," said Bradley, who had to regain his dribble before launching the winner. "It's a great feeling. I lost the ball for a second and I didn't even think I had enough time to get the shot off - but I did."

After blowing a seven-point lead in the last 3 minutes, the Celtics still trailed by four with 7 seconds left before things began to bounce their way.

A little Celtics magic.

Boston was down 101-96 with 18 seconds remaining before Celtics forward Jae Crowder, who played on a tender ankle, made a 3-pointer - his only basket - and Evan Turner scored on a layup while being fouled by J.R. Smith with 4 seconds to go. Turner missed his free throw but the ball went out of bounds off Cleveland's LeBron James.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens quickly drew up an inbounds play during a video review. As he took the floor, guard Marcus Smart had a premonition Bradley was about to be a hero.

"I had a feeling it was going in even before he shot it," Smart said.

The bucket triggered a wild celebration by the young Celtics, who were swept by the Cavs in last year's playoffs.

"In the big picture it does count as one (win), but it gives you a sense you're improving and getting better," Stevens said. "For us it would have been disappointing to lose that lead and not come out with a win. They made huge plays late in the game, but our guys stayed poised. To score five points inside 8 seconds is a good deal."

James scored 30 points to lead the Cavs, who dropped to 5-3 under new coach Tyronn Lue.

Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and Turner had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics, who are developing into a dangerous team under Stevens.

James scored 13 in the fourth quarter for the Cavs. Cleveland went just 21 of 35 from the free-throw line.

"I can't describe it," Lue said. "You just have to step up and make free throws."

The Cavs appeared to be in control when Kyrie Irving, who finished with 19 points, knocked down two free throws to make it 103-99. But Smith inexplicably got too close to Turner and bumped him from behind on his layup, committing his sixth foul. The Cavs then failed to come up with Turner's missed free throw and the Celtics made them pay.

"They just kept fighting," Irving said.

The Cavaliers lost Kevin Love in the third quarter with a bruised left thigh. A limping Love had to be helped to the locker room and did not return. He hopes rest and treatment will allow him to play Saturday.

"Smart hit me on the box out and I went right to the floor," Love said. "For 10 minutes it was just dead leg. I'm optimistic it's just a thigh bruise. Nothing else."

Love isn't having any luck when he runs into the Celtics. He suffered a season-ending shoulder injury against them last year in the first round of the playoffs - courtesy of Celtics center Kelly Olynyk - and he may have to miss a few games with his bruise.

Olynyk was booed every time he touched the ball by Cleveland fans, who haven't forgiven him for yanking Love's left shoulder from the socket. The injury ended Love's postseason - he needed nearly six months to recover from surgery - and slowed the Cavs' NBA title chase.

OUT OF RANGE

James went 0 for 5 on 3-pointers and has missed his last 18 behind the arc.

MILESTONE

James was 12 of 17 from the line and became the 19th player in league history with 6,000 free throws.

TIP-INS

Celtics: Crowder played on a tender right ankle after rolling it Wednesday night. ... Thomas went to the locker room briefly in the first quarter to get his right ankle re-taped. ... Despite proclivity behind the arc (a career-high 41 percent) and Canadian roots, Olynyk was not chosen to participate in the All-Star 3-Point Shooting Contest later this month.

Cavaliers: G Matthew Dellavedova missed his second straight game with a sore left hamstring. ... Lue spent four years on Boston's coaching staff under Doc Rivers and said the time with the one of the NBA's most storied franchises shaped him as a coach. "Being there with Doc, I learned a lot," Lue said. "Everything I do is Doc Rivers-driven. Being around the winningest franchise in NBA history and a lot of tradition, it was a great all-around experience."

UP NEXT

Celtics: Host Sacramento on Sunday.

Cavaliers: Host New Orleans on Saturday.


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BOS
CLE
     
    • 43.2%

    • 42.5%

    • 35.0%

    • 26.7%

    • 84.0%

    • 60.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CLE
Total Rebounds 49 47
Offensive Rebounds 11 15
Turnovers 15 14
Fast Break Pts: 14 8
Biggest Lead: 7 15
Points in the Paint: 48 38
BOS CLE
p Thomas   22 James   30
rb Turner   12 Thompson   10
a Turner   6 Irving   6
s Smart   2 Shumpert   5
b Sullinger   3 Thompson   2
 
  • 12/15 - CLE 89 @ BOS 77
  • 02/05 - BOS 104 @ CLE 103
  • 03/05 - BOS 103 @ CLE 120
Boston Celtics (30-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Crowder F 32:12 1-9 1-5 0-0 -1 2 5 7 2 5 0 0 0 0 3
A. Johnson F 13:42 3-3 0-0 0-0 -11 2 4 6 1 4 0 0 0 0 6
J. Sullinger C 24:19 5-11 0-1 2-5 0 5 2 7 3 3 1 2 3 0 12
A. Bradley G 35:41 5-12 4-8 0-0 -4 0 3 3 1 3 0 2 1 1 14
I. Thomas G 35:47 5-19 1-2 11-11 +4 1 3 4 4 2 1 4 0 5 22
J. Jerebko   13:07 0-0 0-0 2-2 +5 0 5 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 2
K. Olynyk   11:58 0-1 0-0 2-2 -3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2
E. Turner   32:11 8-16 0-1 3-4 +11 0 12 12 6 2 0 1 1 0 19
M. Smart   21:14 3-7 1-3 1-1 +4 0 1 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 8
T. Zeller   19:49 8-10 0-0 0-0 +5 1 3 4 1 3 0 3 0 0 16
D. Lee DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Rozier DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-88 7-20 21-25   11 38 49 21 27 6 15 5 6 104
  43.2% 35.0% 84.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 15
Cleveland Cavaliers (35-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 38:05 9-23 0-5 12-17 -8 3 4 7 4 2 2 6 1 2 30
K. Love F 21:40 4-10 2-6 0-0 -3 1 4 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 10
T. Thompson C 31:59 1-3 0-0 1-2 -5 4 6 10 0 3 1 0 2 1 3
J. Smith G 33:15 7-15 5-10 1-2 +6 1 2 3 1 6 0 3 1 0 20
K. Irving G 37:29 7-15 0-2 5-6 -5 0 3 3 6 3 0 2 0 1 19
I. Shumpert   34:34 1-6 1-5 1-2 +4 3 5 8 3 4 5 1 1 0 4
M. Williams   05:49 2-3 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
T. Mozgov   17:54 3-6 0-0 0-3 +8 1 5 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 6
R. Jefferson   19:15 3-6 0-2 1-3 -4 2 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 1 7
J. Cunningham DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Varejao DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-87 8-30 21-35   15 32 47 21 25 8 14 6 5 103
  42.5% 26.7% 60.0%   team rebs: 15 total to: 15

inactive

  • Celtics: Hunter, Mickey
  • Cavaliers: Dellavedova

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Thomas
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #35 Steve Anderson, #60 James Williams
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:27
Boston Celtics (30-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (35-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Thompson vs Johnson (Love gains possession)
  11:36
[CLE 2-0]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST)  11:18
[BOS 2-2]
 
  11:01
[CLE 5-2]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Bradley Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:42  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:42  
Sullinger Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:28 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:28 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  10:20  
  10:20
[CLE 6-2]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:20
[CLE 7-2]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:07 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:00 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Thomas Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:43 Team Rebound 
Johnson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (B Spooner)  09:43  
  09:30
[CLE 10-2]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Sullinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  09:21  
  09:17
[CLE 12-2]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner)  09:17  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Jerebko  09:17  
  09:17 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
Jerebko Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (B Spooner)  09:04  
Jerebko Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:04  
  08:50 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
  08:49 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Spooner) 
Bradley Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (B Spooner)  08:43  
Bradley Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:43  
  08:25
[CLE 14-2]
Love Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:25  
  08:10 Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Williams) 
Sullinger Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:56
[BOS 4-14]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  07:44  
  07:44 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:44 Team Rebound 
  07:44
[CLE 15-4]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Sullinger Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:24
[BOS 6-15]
 
  07:12 Smith Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (B Spooner) 
  07:12 Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  07:12 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:53 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:29 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:28  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:19  
Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:18 Team Rebound 
  05:56 James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  05:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:46
[CLE 17-6]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  05:29
[BOS 9-17]
 
  05:23
[CLE 19-9]
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Sullinger Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:06  
  04:48 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:47  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:33
[BOS 11-19]
 
Sullinger Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (J Williams)  04:24  
  04:24
[CLE 20-11]
Irving Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
Crowder Substitution replaced by Olynyk  04:24  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Turner  04:24  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Smart  04:24  
  04:14 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:14  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  04:08  
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  04:06  
  04:06 Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:06 Team Rebound 
  04:06 Irving Substitution replaced by Williams 
  04:06
[CLE 21-11]
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Olynyk Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:47 Team Rebound 
  03:26 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:24 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:24
[CLE 23-11]
James Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Shumpert (2 ST)  03:18  
  03:12
[CLE 25-11]
James Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  03:02 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:02
[BOS 12-25]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:02
[BOS 13-25]
 
  02:38 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:37  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  02:34  
  02:33 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Zeller  02:30  
  02:30 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  02:17 James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jerebko (1 ST) 
Olynyk Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:13  
  01:50 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smart (1 ST) 
  01:47 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:47
[BOS 14-25]
 
Jerebko Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:47
[BOS 15-25]
 
  01:35
[CLE 27-15]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Turner Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:02 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:01  
Zeller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (3 ST)  00:50.9  
  00:46.0
[CLE 29-15]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smart (1 AST)  00:41.5
[BOS 17-29]
 
  00:19.9
[CLE 32-17]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:06.9
[BOS 20-32]
 
  00:02.0 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:01.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (30-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (35-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smart (2 AST)  11:45
[BOS 23-32]
 
  11:27 Irving Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Zeller Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST)  11:16
[BOS 25-32]
 
  10:46
[CLE 34-25]
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smart Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:26 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:21 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Olynyk (1 ST) 
  10:18 Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:18
[BOS 26-34]
 
  10:18 Williams Substitution replaced by Smith 
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:18
[BOS 27-34]
 
  09:55 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smart (2 ST) 
Smart Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (4 ST)  09:53  
  09:45 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:44 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:41 Shumpert Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (J Williams) 
  09:41 Shumpert Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST)  09:28
[BOS 29-34]
 
  09:12
[CLE 36-29]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:58 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:45
[CLE 38-29]
Irving Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:11
[CLE 40-29]
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Olynyk Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Williams)  08:11  
  08:11  
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Crowder  08:11  
Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:11  
  08:11 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:10  
Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO)  07:55  
  07:38 Mozgov Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:36  
Turner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:30
[BOS 31-40]
 
  07:14
[CLE 42-31]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:57  
Zeller Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:55  
  06:55 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:41 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:40  
Crowder Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:31 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:24
[CLE 45-31]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
  06:10 Jefferson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Williams) 
  06:10 Jefferson Substitution replaced by James 
Zeller Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Crowder (1 AST)  05:56
[BOS 33-45]
 
  05:34 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:32 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:32 Shumpert Tip Dunk Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:30  
Turner Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  05:24
[BOS 35-45]
 
  05:04
[CLE 47-35]
Irving Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  04:59 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
  04:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger  04:59  
  04:59 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Love 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:59
[BOS 36-47]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:59
[BOS 37-47]
 
Crowder Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (S Anderson)  04:49  
  04:45 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sullinger (1 ST) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:20 Love Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:18  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  04:13  
  04:12 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:55 Thompson Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (1 BLK) 
  03:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:54 Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:53  
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  03:47  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:45  
Sullinger Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:29 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:28  
Turner Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:13
[BOS 39-47]
 
Crowder Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Williams)  02:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:57  
  02:57 Irving Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  02:48 James Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO) 
Johnson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST)  02:34
[BOS 41-47]
 
  02:12 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:12  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Team Rebound 
Turner Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Spooner)  01:45  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Smart  01:45  
  01:35 Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:34  
Turner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  01:21  
  01:13 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:12 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Smart Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  01:12  
  01:12 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:12 Team Rebound 
  01:12 Smith Substitution replaced by Irving 
  01:12
[CLE 48-41]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Sullinger Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.8  
  00:57.9 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  00:52.9  
  00:52.9
[CLE 49-41]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Turner Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:52.9  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:52.9  
  00:52.9 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:51.9  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  00:29.9  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:28.6  
Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:27.9
[BOS 43-49]
 
  00:05.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:05.4  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (30-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (35-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Johnson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST)  11:40
[BOS 45-49]
 
Crowder Violation:Kicked Ball (B Spooner)  11:26  
  11:19 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  11:18  
Johnson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  11:06
[BOS 47-49]
 
  11:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:52 James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (2 BLK) 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:51  
Thomas Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  10:48  
Team Rebound  10:48  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:45  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  10:40
[BOS 50-49]
 
  10:16 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:16  
Thomas Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:10
[BOS 52-49]
 
  09:53
[CLE 51-52]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Sullinger Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:26
[BOS 54-51]
 
  09:06 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:06 Team Rebound 
  09:04 Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  09:04 Irving Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  08:54
[CLE 53-54]
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (2 AST) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  08:37  
Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:37  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
Crowder Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:32  
Crowder Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:29 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Sullinger Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Anderson)  08:29  
  08:04 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:04  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:44
[CLE 55-54]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (1 FTA) (J Williams)  07:44  
  07:44 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:40  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:32
[BOS 56-55]
 
  07:17
[CLE 58-56]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (3 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:09 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:38  
  06:38 James Substitution replaced by Irving 
  06:38 Thompson Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:13 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:13 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:00
[CLE 61-56]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:48 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:39
[CLE 63-56]
Mozgov Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:21 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:02 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:02 Team Rebound 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Smart  05:02  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Turner  05:02  
Thomas Technical (S Anderson)  05:02  
  05:02 Irving Free Throw Technical Missed 
  05:02 Team Rebound 
  04:56 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:56  
Turner Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:42 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:19 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:18  
Smart Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST)  04:00
[BOS 58-63]
 
  03:45
[CLE 65-58]
Mozgov Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (J Williams)  03:45  
  03:45 Smith Substitution replaced by Love 
Crowder Substitution replaced by Olynyk  03:45  
  03:45 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  03:43 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:21
[CLE 67-58]
Love Driving Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  03:05 Jefferson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:05
[BOS 59-67]
 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Zeller  03:05  
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:05
[BOS 60-67]
 
  02:44 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:43 Shumpert Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:36
[CLE 69-60]
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (3 AST) 
  02:33 Mozgov Violation:Defensive Goaltending (J Williams) 
Smart Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:33
[BOS 62-69]
 
  02:33 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (J Williams) 
  02:33 Mozgov Substitution replaced by James 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  02:33
[BOS 63-69]
 
  02:12 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:11  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:03 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:00 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  01:42 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Turner (1 BLK) 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:41  
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Shumpert Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:23 Jefferson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  01:12 Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Anderson) 
Smart Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  00:53.4  
  00:53.4
[CLE 70-63]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:53.4
[CLE 71-63]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Bradley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Shumpert (5 ST)  00:44.9  
  00:37.0 James Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Anderson) 
  00:37.0 James Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:10.9 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:09.9 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:09.9 James Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:06.9 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:06.9
[CLE 73-63]
James Tip Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Turner Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:01.5
[BOS 65-73]
 
  00:00.0 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[CLE 75-65]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smart (3 AST)  11:29
[BOS 67-75]
 
Turner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  11:19  
  11:19 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:19 Team Rebound 
  11:19
[CLE 76-67]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  11:11 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS)  11:11
[BOS 68-76]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 3 (14 PTS)  11:11
[BOS 69-76]
 
  11:11 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
Thomas Free Throw 3 of 3 (15 PTS)  11:11
[BOS 70-76]
 
  10:58 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:58  
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:48
[BOS 72-76]
 
  10:37 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:36  
Turner Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:28
[BOS 74-76]
 
  10:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:22 Irving Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (S Anderson) 
  10:22 Irving Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST)  10:03
[BOS 77-76]
 
Smart Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  09:53  
  09:53
[CLE 77-77]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  09:53
[CLE 78-77]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Zeller Cutting Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Turner (5 AST)  09:41
[BOS 79-78]
 
  09:14 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  09:13  
Zeller Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  09:04  
  09:04 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  08:47
[CLE 80-79]
Mozgov Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:29 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  08:10  
  08:10
[CLE 81-79]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Crowder  08:10  
  08:10 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  08:10  
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:53 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:49 James Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Anderson) 
  07:49 James Turnover : Foul (6 TO) 
Turner Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
Team Rebound  07:35  
  07:35 Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (J Williams) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:31 Team Rebound 
Zeller Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (S Anderson)  07:31  
  07:31 Irving Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  07:09 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  07:08  
  07:06 Mozgov Violation:Defensive Goaltending (B Spooner) 
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Turner (6 AST)  07:06
[BOS 81-81]
 
Crowder Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  06:48  
  06:48 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:48 Team Rebound 
  06:48 Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  06:47  
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:22
[CLE 83-81]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Turner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:09
[BOS 83-83]
 
  06:09 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger  06:09  
Smart Substitution replaced by Bradley  06:09  
Turner Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  06:09
[BOS 84-83]
 
  05:49 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:49  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK)  05:41  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:40  
Thomas Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  05:37  
  05:23 Jefferson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (3 BLK) 
  05:22 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:21 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:19  
  05:17 Jefferson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Williams) 
  05:17  
  05:17 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Irving 
  05:17 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (J Williams)  05:17  
  05:03 Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:03  
Team Rebound  05:03  
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:03
[BOS 85-83]
 
  04:39 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Sullinger Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  04:27
[BOS 87-83]
 
  04:27 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  04:27
[BOS 88-83]
 
  04:07 Smith Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  04:06  
Turner Running Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:01
[BOS 90-83]
 
  03:48
[CLE 85-90]
James Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:31 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:23 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bradley (1 BLK) 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  03:21  
  03:19 Smith Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:19
[BOS 91-85]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:19
[BOS 92-85]
 
  03:08
[CLE 88-92]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
  02:52 Smith Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:52  
Team Rebound  02:52  
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:40
[CLE 91-92]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Crowder Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  02:17  
  02:17
[CLE 92-92]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  02:17
[CLE 93-92]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Thomas Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Crowder Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  01:50  
  01:50 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:50 Team Rebound 
  01:50
[CLE 94-92]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  01:41 Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:41
[BOS 93-94]
 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller  01:41  
Turner Substitution replaced by Smart  01:41  
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:41
[BOS 94-94]
 
  01:30
[CLE 96-94]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner)  01:30  
  01:30
[CLE 97-94]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:30  
Smart Substitution replaced by Turner  01:30  
Turner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:24 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:00 James Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:59.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  00:59.9
[CLE 99-94]
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:49.9  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:49.2  
Zeller Putback Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:48.8
[BOS 96-99]
 
  00:24.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:22.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Bradley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  00:18.6  
  00:18.6
[CLE 100-96]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Sullinger  00:18.6  
  00:18.6
[CLE 101-96]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:18.6  
Turner Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:18.6  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Smart  00:18.6  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  00:09.6  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (3 AST)  00:08.0
[BOS 99-101]
 
Sullinger Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  00:07.5  
  00:07.5
[CLE 102-99]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Zeller  00:07.5  
  00:07.5
[CLE 103-99]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:07.5  
Smart Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:07.5  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Turner  00:07.5  
Turner Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Crowder (2 AST)  00:04.9
[BOS 101-103]
 
  00:04.9 Smith Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner) 
  00:04.9 Smith Substitution replaced by Williams 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Smart  00:04.9  
  00:04.9 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:04.9  
Team Rebound  00:04.1  
Smart Substitution replaced by Sullinger  00:04.1  
  00:04.1 Williams Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  00:04.1 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST)  00:00.0
[BOS 104-103]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
2nd Atlantic
48
34
6-4
28-13
20-21
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
2 players 24.2
2 players 7.2
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.3
2 players 1.7
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0