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LeBron, Love power Cavs after trade of popular Varejao


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Feb 18 2016 11:51PM

CLEVELAND (AP) There was no loud music, none of the usual joking around inside Cleveland's locker room.

The mood was somber after a win. The Cavaliers no longer have Anderson Varejao.

LeBron James scored 25 points and barely missed a triple-double, Kevin Love added 15 points and 15 rebounds and the Cavs looked refreshed and refocused following from the All-Star break with a 106-95 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.

James had nine rebounds and nine assists in 35 minutes for the Cavs, who lost their first two matchups with Chicago this season. But the Bulls are broken, missing three key players because of injuries.

"In the first two games we didn't match their intensity and got beat," James said. "Today, I think we answered the call."

Cleveland has its sights set on finishing with the East's best record and earlier in the day the club acquired forward Channing Frye from Orlando in a three-team trade the Cavs hope can get them an NBA title. But to get Frye, the Cavs had to deal the wildly popular Varjeao.

He spent 12 seasons with the Cavs, endearing himself to his teammates with his hustle and becoming one of the city's most popular players, known as "Wild Thing" for his all-out style and long, frizzy hair.

James will deeply miss Varejao, his teammate for eight seasons.

"That's the worst part of the business right there," James said. "When you lose a brother, lose a teammate, that's the worst part about it."

Derrick Rose scored 28 points and Pau Gasol had 14 for the Bulls, just 5-14 since they were a season-best 10 games over .500 on Jan. 9. Chicago is currently without Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Joakim Noah.

"We've just got to stay together through the good, the bad and the ugly - and it's the ugly right now," Rose said. "I'm going to keep controlling what I can control. We're trying to fight to be in the playoffs."

With the Bulls hanging around in the third quarter, James scored seven points during a 15-4 run capped by his dunk off a lob from J.R. Smith. James celebrated his latest highlight clip, which gave the Cavs a 17-point lead, with a dance that would have enraged Noah, who complained about similar theatrics by the four-time MVP in the past.

Love was aggressive inside all night in his first game since sustaining a shoulder stinger on Feb. 10.

The Bulls also were involved in a three-team trade before the NBA's 3 p.m. deadline, but it didn't involve Gasol.

Instead, Chicago sent veteran guard Kirk Hinrich to Atlanta for a future second-round pick and acquired guard Justin Holiday from Utah. The moves save the Bulls some luxury tax money but they certainly won't tilt the balance of power in the Eastern Conference.

There had been loud rumblings that Gasol would be dealt, but the veteran center is staying put and remains open to re-signing with the Bulls as a free agent this summer.

"I was surprised there was so much noise about it," Gasol said. "The positive is hearing that a lot of teams are interested in my services. The negative is the uncertainty and waiting for your team to pull the trigger. If they didn't trade me, the assumption is they would like to keep me. I assume that's their mindset."

BELIEVE-A-BULLS

Despite the Bulls' many problems, Mike Dunleavy feels the team can regroup.

"I know we'll win a lot of games and end up fine, but the margin of error is small for us right now," said Dunleavy, who played his fourth game after missing 49 with a back injury. "We believe in the guys in this locker room and the coaching staff. You've got to love the challenge."

TIP-INS

Bulls: F Taj Gibson is the only Chicago player to appear in all 53 games this season. ... The Bulls lost for the first time in six games on Thursday night. ... Hinrich finished his career with Chicago ranked third in games, assists and steals, behind only Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

Cavaliers: G Matthew Dellavedova scored seven points in his first game after missing five straight with a strained hamstring. ... Varejao's impact extended beyond the floor, and coach Tyronn Lue said the easygoing Brazilian will be missed. "It's going to be tough on me, just knowing what Andy meant to his organization, meant to the fan base," Lue said. "Every time I played him, he was there. Every time I called his number, he was ready. And just having those type of guys around: professional, always smiling, in a good mood, always holding other guys accountable, that's just a great guy to have around. And it's a hard guy to lose."

UP NEXT

Bulls: Host Toronto on Friday.

Cavaliers: Visit Oklahoma City on Sunday.


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CHI
CLE
     
    • 39.8%

    • 46.2%

    • 38.1%

    • 29.2%

    • 59.1%

    • 88.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI CLE
Total Rebounds 49 52
Offensive Rebounds 15 11
Turnovers 13 10
Fast Break Pts: 10 18
Biggest Lead: 2 20
Points in the Paint: 40 48
CHI CLE
p Rose   28 James   25
rb Portis   10 Love   14
a Gasol   4 James   9
s 4 players   1 Thompson   3
b 4 players   1 Mozgov   4
 
  • 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 (27-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Dunleavy F 17:17 2-9 1-3 0-0 -14 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 5
T. Gibson F 31:49 3-7 0-0 1-4 -17 3 5 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 7
P. Gasol C 30:52 6-13 0-1 2-4 -14 3 6 9 4 3 0 1 1 1 14
E. Moore G 21:47 2-7 0-2 1-2 -11 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 5
D. Rose G 30:21 11-19 2-3 4-4 -15 0 7 7 2 0 1 3 0 0 28
T. Snell   33:25 4-9 1-2 0-0 +6 1 6 7 2 1 0 1 1 2 9
B. Portis   26:00 6-16 1-1 0-0 -1 7 3 10 1 3 0 2 0 4 13
D. McDermott   23:50 1-6 1-5 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 3
A. Brooks   17:39 2-5 2-3 2-4 +4 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 8
C. Felicio   03:30 0-1 0-1 1-2 +4 1 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
C. Bairstow   03:30 0-1 0-0 2-2 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
J. Butler NWT - Left Knee Strain
Total   240 37-93 8-21 13-22   15 34 49 12 19 4 13 4 8 95
  39.8% 38.1% 59.1%   team rebs: 10 total to: 13
Cleveland Cavaliers (39-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 34:37 11-19 0-2 3-3 +13 2 7 9 9 3 0 2 1 0 25
K. Love F 29:31 5-10 2-6 3-4 +15 1 13 14 2 2 0 0 1 0 15
T. Thompson C 30:48 8-10 0-0 0-1 +14 1 9 10 0 3 3 0 2 1 16
J. Smith G 28:52 1-9 1-5 0-0 +10 0 2 2 4 1 0 1 0 1 3
K. Irving G 31:26 6-18 1-3 6-6 +13 1 0 1 4 3 2 2 0 0 19
T. Mozgov   25:50 5-8 0-0 1-1 -3 4 3 7 0 2 0 0 4 0 11
M. Dellavedova   16:34 2-7 1-3 2-2 -2 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 7
I. Shumpert   25:33 2-6 1-2 0-0 +3 1 6 7 1 3 2 2 0 2 5
R. Jefferson   14:14 2-4 1-3 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 5
S. Kaun   02:35 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-91 7-24 15-17   11 41 52 21 22 8 10 8 4 106
  46.2% 29.2% 88.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 11

inactive

  • Bulls: Mirotic, Noah
  • Cavaliers: --

technical fouls

  • Bulls: Gibson
  • Cavaliers: Smith

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #45 Brian Forte, #73 Tre Maddox
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:15
Chicago Bulls (27-27) Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Thompson vs Gasol (Rose gains possession)
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  11:42  
  11:41 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:36 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:34  
Rose Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:28
[CHI 2-0]
 
  11:10
[CLE 2-2]
James Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Gasol 3pt Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:24 James Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  10:22 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:21
[CLE 4-2]
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:01 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:55 Irving Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  09:53 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:48 Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  09:48 Team Rebound 
Gasol Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  09:48  
  09:37 Smith Turnaround Fadeaway Bank Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:36  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:18
[CLE 6-2]
James Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Gibson Layup Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:06 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:01
[CLE 8-2]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Dunleavy Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (B Forte)  08:31  
  08:26 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:26  
Dunleavy Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:16  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:15  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:13
[CHI 4-8]
 
  07:46
[CLE 10-4]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  07:30
[CHI 7-10]
 
  07:12 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:12  
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  07:01  
  06:51
[CLE 13-7]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:51  
  06:42 Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Dunleavy Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:31  
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:26  
Gibson Tip Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:26
[CHI 9-13]
 
  06:20 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:18  
Moore Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:43 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:43 Team Rebound 
  05:43 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Snell  05:43  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Portis  05:43  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:15 Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:03
[CHI 11-13]
 
  05:03 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
  05:03 Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:03
[CHI 12-13]
 
  04:47
[CLE 15-12]
Thompson Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
  04:45 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:17
[CLE 17-12]
Mozgov Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Snell (1 AST)  03:55
[CHI 14-17]
 
  03:55 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Forte) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  03:55
[CHI 15-17]
 
  03:41 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST) 
Portis Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  03:34  
  03:31 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:23 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:22 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:18
[CLE 19-15]
Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Snell Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK)  02:54  
Portis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:52  
Portis Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:51
[CHI 17-19]
 
  02:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Moore Substitution replaced by McDermott  02:51  
Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks  02:51  
  02:51 James Substitution replaced by Love 
  02:51 Thompson Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  02:30
[CLE 22-17]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
McDermott 3pt Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:11 Team Rebound 
  01:55 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:54
[CLE 24-17]
Mozgov Tip Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
Portis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:31  
Portis Hook Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:12 Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:12  
Portis Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.3 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:50.9 Dellavedova Driving Bank shot: Missed 
  00:48.9 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:45.5
[CLE 26-17]
Love Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Portis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  00:35.9
[CHI 19-26]
 
Snell Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Maddox)  00:24.2  
  00:24.2 Smith Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  00:20.9 Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
  00:08.2 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (27-27) Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Shumpert Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed Block: Snell (1 BLK) 
  11:42 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  11:36 Dellavedova Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:34  
Snell Jump Shot: Missed  11:28  
Snell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:27  
Snell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:22
[CHI 21-26]
 
  11:05 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:04 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:58 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:58  
McDermott 3pt Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:43 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  10:32
[CLE 28-21]
Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Snell (2 AST)  10:12
[CHI 23-28]
 
  09:57 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Portis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:57  
Brooks Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:51  
  09:51 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
  09:39 Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:22 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  09:10 Mozgov Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:08  
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:54 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:46 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:45  
  08:34  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose  08:34  
  08:34 Love Substitution replaced by James 
  08:34 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
McDermott Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  08:27  
  08:20
[CLE 30-23]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Portis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  08:03  
  07:58
[CLE 32-23]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
McDermott Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen)  07:58  
McDermott Substitution replaced by Moore  07:58  
Snell Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  07:58  
  07:58 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:57  
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Gibson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  07:41  
  07:29 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK) 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:27  
Gibson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Gibson Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (M McCutchen)  07:11  
Portis Substitution replaced by Gasol  07:11  
  07:05
[CLE 35-23]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:03  
Dunleavy Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  06:52  
Team Rebound  06:52  
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:48 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:35
[CLE 37-23]
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  06:12
[CHI 26-37]
 
  05:56 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:43 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:29 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:29  
Moore Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  05:16  
  05:16 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love 
  05:16 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:00
[CLE 39-26]
Love Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Dunleavy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (2 ST)  04:46  
  04:41
[CLE 41-26]
Thompson Running Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:41  
Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (3 ST)  04:31  
  04:24
[CLE 43-26]
Thompson Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:16
[CHI 28-43]
 
  04:16 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  04:16
[CHI 29-43]
 
  04:02 Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:01  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  03:48
[CHI 32-43]
 
  03:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Moore Substitution replaced by Snell  03:48  
  03:33 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:32  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:11 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:57 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:57 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:52 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:52  
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:41
[CHI 34-43]
 
Gasol Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  02:23  
  02:23 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:23 Team Rebound 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Portis  02:23  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by McDermott  02:23  
  02:23
[CLE 44-34]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:05
[CHI 36-44]
 
  01:51 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:50  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  01:19
[CLE 46-36]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Snell Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
Portis Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:04  
Portis Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:04
[CHI 38-46]
 
  00:45.9 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Portis Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:45.9  
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:35.6
[CHI 40-46]
 
Gasol Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  00:19.1  
  00:19.1
[CLE 47-40]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  00:19.1  
  00:19.1 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  00:19.1 Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  00:19.1
[CLE 48-40]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:05.4 Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Forte) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:00.0
[CHI 42-48]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (27-27) Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[CLE 51-42]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:22 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  11:02 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:02  
Moore Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  10:59
[CHI 44-51]
 
  10:59 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (B Forte) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Dunleavy Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Forte)  10:45  
  10:33
[CLE 54-44]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:17  
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:17  
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (20 PTS)  10:11
[CHI 46-54]
 
Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  10:03  
  10:03
[CLE 55-46]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  10:03
[CLE 56-46]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  09:51  
  09:47
[CLE 58-46]
Thompson Running Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
  09:47 Double Technical - Smith, Gibson (M McCutchen) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:15 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:15  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
Team Rebound  09:08  
  09:08 Irving Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (T Maddox) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:51 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:51 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:51
[CLE 60-46]
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox)  08:51  
  08:51
[CLE 61-46]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  08:37
[CHI 48-61]
 
  08:17
[CLE 63-48]
Irving Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  07:57  
  07:52
[CLE 65-48]
James Running Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:52  
Moore Substitution replaced by Snell  07:52  
Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks  07:52  
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:34
[CHI 50-65]
 
  07:25 Irving Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  07:25 Irving Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  07:15 Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Maddox) 
Snell Turnover : Illegal Assist Turnover (1 TO)  07:06  
Brooks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  06:54  
  06:54
[CLE 66-50]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Moore  06:54  
  06:54
[CLE 67-50]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  06:16 James Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:15  
  06:14 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Maddox) 
Snell Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST)  06:05
[CHI 52-67]
 
  05:51
[CLE 69-52]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  05:35 Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:35
[CHI 53-69]
 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:35  
  05:33 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  05:14 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:13  
Brooks Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (T Maddox)  05:02  
Brooks Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:02  
  05:02 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  04:45 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:44  
  04:35 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:35  
Team Rebound  04:35  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Portis  04:35  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:35
[CHI 54-69]
 
  04:34 James Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (B Forte) 
  04:34 James Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Moore Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:07  
Portis Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:07  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  03:56  
Portis Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  03:55  
Portis Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:48 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:12) 
  03:39 Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  03:27
[CLE 71-54]
James Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:09
[CHI 56-71]
 
  03:00 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:59  
Portis Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:39  
Gasol Tip Layup Shot: Missed  02:39  
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  02:37  
Gasol Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:37
[CHI 58-71]
 
  02:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Moore Substitution replaced by McDermott  02:34  
  02:34 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  02:16
[CLE 73-58]
Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
  02:06 Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:06
[CHI 59-73]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:56 James Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:41
[CHI 61-73]
 
  01:31
[CLE 75-61]
Dellavedova Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Portis Turnaround Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:12
[CHI 63-75]
 
  00:56.9 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:56.7  
  00:46.8 Shumpert Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:46.8  
Team Rebound  00:46.8  
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:46.8
[CHI 64-75]
 
  00:33.6
[CLE 77-64]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
McDermott Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen)  00:33.6  
  00:33.6
[CLE 78-64]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
McDermott Driving Bank shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:18.9 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:00.0 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Portis 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:43
[CHI 67-78]
 
  11:19 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:19  
Snell 3pt Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:11 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Portis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  11:00  
  11:00
[CLE 79-67]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  11:00
[CLE 80-67]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Portis Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  10:40  
Portis Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  10:39  
Portis Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (T Maddox)  10:38  
Portis Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:38  
  10:24 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:22 Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Gibson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M McCutchen)  10:21  
  10:10
[CLE 82-67]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
McDermott 3pt Shot: Missed  09:51  
Portis Rebound (Off:7 Def:2)  09:50  
Portis Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:13) 
  09:38 Dellavedova Turnover : Palming Turnover (2 TO) 
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:28  
Team Rebound  09:28  
Portis Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:16
[CLE 84-67]
Shumpert Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:06 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
McDermott Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  09:01  
  09:01
[CLE 85-67]
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:01 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  09:01
[CLE 86-67]
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Snell 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Portis (1 AST)  08:45
[CHI 70-86]
 
  08:20
[CLE 88-70]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (24 PTS)  08:08
[CHI 72-88]
 
  07:49 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed Block: McDermott (1 BLK) 
  07:48 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:40 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:39  
  07:29 Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
  07:29  
  07:29 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
  07:29 Jefferson Substitution replaced by James 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:29  
Team Rebound  07:29  
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:11
[CLE 90-72]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
McDermott 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  06:59
[CHI 75-90]
 
  06:42
[CLE 92-75]
James Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:26 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:17 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  06:17  
  06:17 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  06:17
[CHI 76-92]
 
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  06:17
[CHI 77-92]
 
  06:04 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:01  
Portis Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  05:52  
  05:49 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:45
[CLE 94-77]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  05:35
[CHI 79-94]
 
Portis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  05:27  
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:27
[CLE 95-79]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:27
[CLE 96-79]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Snell Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:05
[CHI 81-96]
 
  04:49 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snell Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:49  
Portis Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  04:39
[CHI 83-96]
 
  04:18
[CLE 98-83]
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Snell Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (3 BLK)  04:00  
Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:59  
Gibson Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:58
[CHI 85-98]
 
  03:47 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Portis Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  03:47  
Portis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (4 BLK)  03:41  
  03:40 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  03:35
[CLE 100-85]
James Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:30  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Brooks  03:30  
Rose Substitution replaced by Felicio  03:30  
Portis Substitution replaced by Bairstow  03:30  
McDermott 3pt Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:52
[CLE 103-85]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  02:35 Irving Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Forte) 
  02:35 James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  02:35 Thompson Substitution replaced by Kaun 
  02:35 Irving Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Bairstow Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (2 ST)  02:30  
  02:18 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Felicio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:17  
  02:09 Kaun Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:09
[CHI 86-103]
 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:53
[CLE 106-86]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bairstow Jump Shot: Missed  01:36  
Felicio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:35  
  01:35 Jefferson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Felicio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:35  
Team Rebound  01:35  
Felicio Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:35
[CHI 87-106]
 
  01:20 Dellavedova Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Felicio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:18  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:12
[CHI 90-106]
 
  00:56.9 Shumpert Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Felicio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:54.9  
Felicio 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:44.7 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:40.9 Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Felicio (1 ST) 
  00:35.3 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Bairstow Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:35.3
[CHI 91-106]
 
Bairstow Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:35.3
[CHI 92-106]
 
  00:18.9 Shumpert Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McDermott (1 ST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Felicio (1 AST)  00:05.2
[CHI 95-106]
 
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