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Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84


By STEVE HERRICK
Posted Feb 07 2016 12:57AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving and LeBron James wouldn't let another lead get away from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Irving scored 29 points, James added 27 and Cleveland bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

Irving and James combined for 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Cavaliers avoided blowing a 15-point lead for the second straight night.

"We need to win every time we play, but coming off those two losses we had to show our mental toughness and understand we have to take care of home floor," Irving said.

Norris Cole scored a career-high 26 points while Anthony Davis scored 24 points with 11 rebounds for New Orleans, which has lost four straight

The Cavaliers were ahead 54-39 late in the second quarter, but the Pelicans cut the lead to four on several occasions in the second half.

Cleveland led 81-75 midway through the fourth when James hit two fadeaway baseline shots and converted a three-point play while Irving added two jumpers, as the Cavaliers pulled away.

"LeBron made some tough turnarounds, Kyrie made big shots," Davis said. "The shots they took, we can live with them. They just went in tonight."

Cleveland held a 15-point lead in the first quarter Friday against Boston, but lost on Avery Bradley's 3-pointer at the buzzer. After allowing 39 points in the fourth quarter Friday, the Cavaliers held the Pelicans to 14 in the final period.

James thought the improved defense was crucial to the victory.

"It's always an emphasis," he said. "We know if we defend it creates so much for us offensively and we did that tonight."

Cleveland improved to 6-3 since Tyronn Lue replaced David Blatt as head coach on Jan. 22.

Kevin Love was out with a bruised left thigh, but the Cavaliers went ahead early in the game and never gave up the lead despite New Orleans' strong rally.

"It's always next man up," James said. "We needed it all."

Cole, who was 10 of 19 from the field, scored 14 points in the third to help New Orleans get back in the game. The Pelicans trailed 74-70 going into the fourth.

Irving was 11 of 21 from the field while James made 11 of 20. James' 3-pointer early in the third broke his 0-for-18 slump from behind the arc.

J.R. Smith scored 20 points, including six 3-pointers. Tristan Thompson was scoreless, but had 15 rebounds in 33 minutes.

Davis shot 13 of 22 and finished with 31 points, 12 rebounds and four steals in New Orleans' 114-108 overtime win over Cleveland on Dec. 4.

EXTENDED REST

Pelicans G Tyreke Evans (right knee tendinitis) will be held out until after the All-Star break. He has missed six straight games with the injury after undergoing knee surgery in the fall.

A LITTLE LATE

The NBA announced a critical foul call on late in Friday's loss to Boston was a mistake. Smith was called for a foul on Evan Turner's layup with 4.9 seconds to play, cutting Cleveland's lead to two. Turner missed the foul shot but Boston retained possession when the ball went out of bounds and Bradley's 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Celtics the win.

"They say it wasn't a foul, but there's nothing we can do about it now," Lue said.

TIP-INS

Pelicans: Cole had his number retired by Cleveland State in a ceremony Saturday afternoon. James, who was Cole's teammate in Miami, and his New Orleans teammates attended the ceremony. "It was a great day," Cole said. "It was fun to see all the old faces and all the new faces at Cleveland State. That's my school." .... New Orleans is 5-20 and 0-7 against Eastern Conference teams on the road.

Cavaliers: Love was injured Friday night. Lue said his status is game-to-game. ... Timofey Mozgov started at center with Thompson moving to power forward. .... Matthew Dellavedova (sore left hamstring) missed his third straight game.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Visit Minnesota on Monday.

Cavaliers: Host Sacramento on Monday.


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NOP
CLE
     
    • 39.1%

    • 43.3%

    • 21.7%

    • 34.1%

    • 68.8%

    • 100.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOP CLE
Total Rebounds 42 49
Offensive Rebounds 13 10
Turnovers 8 12
Fast Break Pts: 2 2
Biggest Lead: 2 15
Points in the Paint: 32 34
NOP CLE
p Cole   26 Irving   29
rb Asik   12 Thompson   15
a Cole   5 James   8
s Holiday   2 2 players   2
b Davis   2 3 players   2
 
  • 12/04 - CLE 108 @ NOP 114
  • 02/06 - NOP 84 @ CLE 99
New Orleans Pelicans (18-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Cunningham F 31:14 2-6 2-5 0-0 -6 0 3 3 2 4 1 0 0 0 6
A. Davis F 40:08 11-20 0-0 2-4 -9 4 7 11 0 3 0 2 2 3 24
O. Asik C 29:18 3-4 0-0 0-0 -7 4 8 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 6
B. Dejean-Jones G 19:35 0-2 0-2 1-2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
N. Cole G 34:25 10-19 2-4 4-4 -6 0 2 2 5 2 1 5 0 0 26
R. Anderson   26:34 2-11 0-5 2-2 -14 1 3 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 6
J. Holiday   28:25 5-18 1-4 1-2 -15 2 3 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 12
A. Gee   16:46 1-4 0-2 1-2 -9 2 2 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 3
T. Douglas   13:35 0-3 0-1 0-0 -9 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
A. Ajinca DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Babbitt DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Evans DND - Right Knee
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-87 5-23 11-16   13 29 42 18 16 5 8 2 6 84
  39.1% 21.7% 68.8%   team rebs: 6 total to: 8
Cleveland Cavaliers (36-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 36:42 11-20 2-5 3-3 +8 0 3 3 8 2 1 2 0 0 27
T. Thompson F 32:51 0-4 0-0 0-0 0 7 8 15 1 4 0 1 0 2 0
T. Mozgov C 22:10 3-5 0-0 0-0 +7 2 4 6 1 2 0 1 2 0 6
J. Smith G 33:04 7-18 6-16 0-0 +20 0 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 20
K. Irving G 37:03 11-21 3-9 4-4 +19 0 4 4 3 1 2 3 0 0 29
A. Varejao   27:25 1-4 0-0 0-0 +8 1 9 10 3 4 2 1 2 0 2
M. Williams   16:23 3-7 1-2 0-0 -3 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 7
I. Shumpert   23:06 2-7 1-6 0-0 +11 0 4 4 1 1 0 2 2 0 5
R. Jefferson   09:50 1-4 1-3 0-0 +5 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
J. Cunningham   01:26 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Love DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-90 14-41 7-7   10 39 49 21 17 6 12 6 2 99
  43.3% 34.1% 100.0%   team rebs: 12 total to: 14

inactive

  • Pelicans: Gordon, Pondexter
  • Cavaliers: Dellavedova

technical fouls

  • Pelicans: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #50 Gediminas Petraitis, #61 Courtney Kirkland
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:03
New Orleans Pelicans (18-31) Cleveland Cavaliers (35-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Davis (Irving gains possession)
  11:41 Mozgov Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Davis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:09 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:08  
Davis Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Asik (1 AST)  10:51
[NOP 2-0]
 
  10:35
[CLE 2-2]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Cole Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:19  
Team Rebound  10:19  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  10:15
[NOP 4-2]
 
  09:51 Thompson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Cole Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:36  
Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  09:32  
  09:26 Irving Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:26 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Cunningham Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington)  09:26  
  09:17
[CLE 5-4]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Dejean-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:36
[CLE 7-4]
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  08:20  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:19  
Davis Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:16
[NOP 6-7]
 
  08:01
[CLE 10-6]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Cole Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (C Kirkland)  07:54  
Cole Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:54  
  07:40 Mozgov Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (T Washington) 
  07:40 Mozgov Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:25 Team Rebound 
  07:25 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  07:09
[CLE 12-6]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Asik Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dejean-Jones (1 AST)  06:54
[NOP 8-12]
 
  06:36
[CLE 14-8]
Varejao Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Cole Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:26
[NOP 10-14]
 
  06:12
[CLE 17-10]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
  06:00 Varejao Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Dejean-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:00
[NOP 11-17]
 
Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson  06:00  
Dejean-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:00  
  05:58 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:48 Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dejean-Jones Substitution replaced by Holiday  05:48  
Holiday Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:35 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Cunningham Foul: Personal (2 PF) (C Kirkland)  05:28  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Gee  05:28  
  05:18 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:18  
Holiday Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST)  05:06
[NOP 13-17]
 
  04:43 Varejao Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:43 Team Rebound 
  04:34
[CLE 20-13]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:21 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:06 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:05  
Cole Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  03:59  
Cole Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Washington)  03:59  
  03:59 Irving Substitution replaced by Williams 
Cole Substitution replaced by Douglas  03:59  
  03:47 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:47 Team Rebound 
  03:43 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:43 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:32 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:31 Team Rebound 
Davis Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (G Petraitis)  03:31  
  03:17
[CLE 22-13]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:03 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:40 Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:38  
  02:32 Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Kirkland) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:32  
  02:32 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:03
[CLE 24-13]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:43 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:38 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST) 
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:19
[NOP 15-24]
 
  00:58.1
[CLE 26-15]
Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
Davis Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  00:40.2
[NOP 17-26]
 
  00:30.9 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:30.4  
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  00:19.4
[NOP 20-26]
 
  00:02.0
[CLE 28-20]
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (18-31) Cleveland Cavaliers (35-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Holiday Jump Bank Shot: Missed  11:50  
Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:48  
Holiday Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:37 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:37  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:25  
Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:25  
  11:25 Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:25
[NOP 21-28]
 
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:58 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:58 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Davis Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Petraitis)  10:58  
Davis Substitution replaced by Asik  10:58  
  10:58 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  10:48
[CLE 30-21]
Mozgov Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Holiday Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:32
[NOP 23-30]
 
  10:15 Shumpert Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:56
[CLE 32-23]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Asik (2 AST)  09:43
[NOP 25-32]
 
  09:26 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:25  
  09:23 Varejao Substitution replaced by Irving 
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:14
[NOP 27-32]
 
  08:58
[CLE 34-27]
Irving Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Gee Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST)  08:42
[NOP 29-34]
 
  08:30
[CLE 37-29]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:12 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:03 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:02  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:51  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:36  
Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:36  
Gee Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK)  07:31  
  07:30 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:06 Williams Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:05  
  07:05 Williams Substitution replaced by Smith 
  07:05 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (G Petraitis) 
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:46 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:41
[CLE 40-29]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:29 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Douglas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  06:21  
  06:21
[CLE 41-29]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Cunningham  06:21  
Holiday Substitution replaced by Dejean-Jones  06:21  
Gee Substitution replaced by Cole  06:21  
Douglas Substitution replaced by Davis  06:21  
  06:21 Shumpert Substitution replaced by James 
  06:21 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:21
[CLE 42-29]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Cole Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:09
[NOP 31-42]
 
  05:58
[CLE 44-31]
Irving Driving Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Cole Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:44
[NOP 33-44]
 
  05:34 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:34  
  05:34  
Cole Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  05:22  
  05:14 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dejean-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:13  
Cole Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:05  
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:03  
Asik Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:01 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:42
[CLE 46-33]
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
  04:35 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:35
[NOP 34-46]
 
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:35
[NOP 35-46]
 
  04:18 James Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:15  
Cole Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:59  
Davis Tip Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:59
[NOP 37-46]
 
  03:47 Thompson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  03:46 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:36 James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Cole (1 ST) 
Cole Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:30
[NOP 39-46]
 
  03:19
[CLE 49-39]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Dejean-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:06 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:58
[CLE 52-39]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
Davis Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:32 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:28 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK) 
  02:28 Team Rebound 
  02:28 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  02:22 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:19 Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (2 BLK) 
  02:18 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  02:10
[CLE 54-39]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
  02:04 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington) 
Asik Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cole (2 AST)  01:55
[NOP 41-54]
 
  01:33 James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  01:33 Team Rebound 
  01:13 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:12  
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Cole (3 AST)  01:02
[NOP 43-54]
 
  00:40.8 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:38.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  00:38.9 Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:37.9  
Cole Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:28.9  
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.9 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Asik Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington)  00:06.2  
  00:00.0 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (18-31) Cleveland Cavaliers (35-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Petraitis) 
Cole 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dejean-Jones (2 AST)  11:32
[NOP 46-54]
 
  11:15
[CLE 56-46]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Cole Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:05
[NOP 48-56]
 
  10:42 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:41 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:37
[CLE 59-48]
James 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Cole Running Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  10:24
[NOP 50-59]
 
  10:09
[CLE 61-50]
James Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Cole Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  09:55
[NOP 52-61]
 
  09:34 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:34  
Cole 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  09:12
[NOP 55-61]
 
  08:59 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST) 
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:50 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  08:34 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
  08:20
[CLE 64-55]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Davis Cutting Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Cole (4 AST)  07:58
[NOP 57-64]
 
  07:32 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:32 Team Rebound 
  07:32 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Davis Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Cole (5 AST)  07:19
[NOP 59-64]
 
  06:57 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:57 Team Rebound 
  06:45 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:45  
  06:45 Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (T Washington) 
Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  06:28  
  06:24
[CLE 66-59]
James Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:24  
Dejean-Jones Substitution replaced by Holiday  06:24  
  06:15 James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Petraitis) 
Davis Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:44 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:44  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:29 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:10 Irving Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  05:10 Team Rebound 
Asik Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (C Kirkland)  05:10  
  05:00 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:00  
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:44  
Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:42  
Asik Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:42
[NOP 61-66]
 
  04:21
[CLE 68-61]
Mozgov Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:09 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:00
[CLE 71-61]
James 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Cole Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST)  03:49
[NOP 63-71]
 
  03:31 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  03:31  
Cole Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  03:10 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  03:09  
Cole 3pt Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:02 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:55 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  02:55 Smith Substitution replaced by Williams 
  02:55 Irving Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson  02:55  
  02:42 James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:38  
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:24  
Davis Tip Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:24
[NOP 65-71]
 
  02:11
[CLE 74-65]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Varejao (3 AST) 
  02:01 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:01
[NOP 66-74]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:47 James Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (C Kirkland) 
  01:47 James Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST)  01:30
[NOP 69-74]
 
  01:03 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:03  
Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST)  00:58.9  
  00:50.9 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:50.9  
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.8  
  00:36.4 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:14.9 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:13.9  
  00:06.8 Varejao Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:06.8  
Team Rebound  00:06.8  
Davis Substitution replaced by Asik  00:06.8  
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:06.8
[NOP 70-74]
 
  00:00.0 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Holiday Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  11:44  
  11:44
[CLE 75-70]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  11:44
[CLE 76-70]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  11:32 Thompson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:32
[NOP 71-76]
 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:32
[NOP 72-76]
 
  11:20 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:12 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:8) 
  10:59
[CLE 78-72]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:41 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Petraitis)  10:32  
  10:32 Thompson Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  10:26 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  10:25  
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed  10:15  
Holiday Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:12  
  10:10 Varejao Foul: Personal (3 PF) (T Washington) 
Holiday Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:04
[NOP 74-78]
 
  09:48 Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Holiday (2 ST) 
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  09:44  
Team Rebound  09:44  
Holiday Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:38 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Douglas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Washington)  09:29  
  09:22 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:21  
Anderson Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK)  09:10  
  09:09 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:04 Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Holiday Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Gee Foul: Personal (2 PF) (C Kirkland)  08:52  
  08:52  
  08:52 Williams Substitution replaced by Smith 
Asik Substitution replaced by Davis  08:52  
  08:35
[CLE 81-74]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Davis Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (T Washington)  08:25  
Davis Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:25  
  08:11 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:10  
Douglas Substitution replaced by Cole  08:03  
  08:03 Jump Ball Shumpert vs Holiday (Davis gains possession) 
  07:47 Varejao Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:47  
Team Rebound  07:47  
  07:47 Jefferson Substitution replaced by James 
Gee Substitution replaced by Cunningham  07:47  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  07:47
[NOP 75-81]
 
  07:24
[CLE 83-75]
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST)  07:09
[NOP 77-83]
 
  06:55
[CLE 85-77]
Smith Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
  06:44 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  06:44
[NOP 78-85]
 
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  06:44
[NOP 79-85]
 
  06:23
[CLE 87-79]
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Cole Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:11 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:02
[CLE 89-79]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  05:32
[CLE 91-79]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:32  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST)  05:11
[NOP 81-91]
 
  04:40 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:40  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:27  
Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  04:27  
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST)  04:19
[NOP 84-91]
 
  03:57 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:56 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  03:34
[CLE 94-84]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Cole 3pt Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:21 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:10 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  03:10  
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Cunningham Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  02:38  
  02:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:38
[CLE 95-84]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  02:38
[CLE 96-84]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Holiday Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Team Rebound 
  02:04 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:04  
Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  01:56  
  01:39
[CLE 98-84]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (C Kirkland)  01:39  
  01:39
[CLE 99-84]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:39  
Davis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK)  01:26  
  01:26 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:26 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:26 James Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  01:26 Smith Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  01:26 Irving Substitution replaced by Williams 
Holiday Substitution replaced by Dejean-Jones  01:26  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Gee  01:26  
  01:04 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Anderson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:43.9 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  00:33.7 Williams Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (G Petraitis) 
  00:33.7 Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Davis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (2 BLK)  00:16.9  
  00:14.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOP
5th Southwest
30
52
4-6
21-20
9-32
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
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spg
NOP
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CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0