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Love scores 29, leads Cavaliers past Thunder 115-92


By CLIFF BRUNT
Posted Feb 21 2016 8:08PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Cleveland Cavaliers are starting to get comfortable in marquee games under new coach Tyronn Lue.

Kevin Love scored 29 points to help the streaking Cavaliers roll past the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-92 on Sunday.

On Jan. 30, the Cavaliers beat the San Antonio Spurs, who have the NBA's second-best record. Now, they have beaten the Thunder, who entered the game with the league's fourth-best mark. Lue believes there's something to the idea that the Cavaliers play up to their competition.

"I would like to say that," he said. "I hope so. When we play teams that are great teams, we always seem to rise for the challenge."

The Cavaliers romped to their fifth straight win, even though point guard Kyrie Irving sat out after the first quarter because of flu-like symptoms.

"He couldn't even walk through today, and then he said he was going to try to play the game, start the game and see how he feels," Lue said.

Cleveland had even more problems. Iman Shumpert missed the game with a sprained left shoulder, and fellow guard Mo Williams sat out with a sore left knee.

"It just shows our team is willing to step up when guys go down," Lue said. "Same situation last year. When guys went down, we were able to make it to the Finals. These guys step up. They play hard, they play for each other. If they continue to do that, they'll be fine."

Love shot 9 of 18 from the field and 11 for 12 at the free throw line to match his second-best scoring performance of the season.

LeBron James had 25 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, and Tristan Thompson had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Cleveland.

The Cavaliers outrebounded Oklahoma City, one of the league's best teams on the boards, 49-39.

"We have to bring the fight, no matter who we're playing," James said. "It just makes us focus when we're more physical. We're more in tune."

Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Russell Westbrook had 20 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for Oklahoma City, which lost its second straight at home coming out of the All-Star break. It was the Thunder's most lopsided defeat of the season.

"We aren't going to go home and think it's the end of the world," Durant said. "We lost a game against a good team. We've got to regroup and figure out what we need to do better and move on."

James had 18 points in the first half to help Cleveland take a 62-53 lead at the break. The Thunder cut into the deficit early in the third quarter, but J.R. Smith's 3-pointer with just under 7 minutes left in the period put the Cavaliers ahead 75-62. Another 3 by Smith made it 80-64.

Cleveland expanded its lead to 95-73 by the end of the quarter and was not threatened again.

STAT LINES

Oklahoma City shot 35.6 percent from the field in the second half and just 2 of 13 on 3-pointers after the break.

QUOTABLE

Thunder coach Billy Donovan: "I think the more adversity our team faces, I think the better, because I think that is the only true way to really come together, rise above it."

STAR POWER

Norman North (Oklahoma) point guard Trae Young visited James in the Cleveland locker room. The 6-foot-1 junior is considered one of the top high school basketball prospects in the nation.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Big man Channing Frye, acquired last week in a trade with Orlando, still wasn't active. A team spokesman said before the game the team was simply being diligent, and there was "nothing alarming" going on. ... Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert tweeted his thanks to Anderson Varejao for his play during his 12 years in Cleveland. Varejao was traded as part of the deal that brought Frye to the Cavaliers.

Thunder: G Andre Roberson was active and dressed after missing the previous nine games with a right knee sprain. He did not play. ... Randy Foye, acquired in a trade with Denver last week, made his Thunder debut. ... C Steven Adams scored nine points in the first quarter, matching the second-highest total of his career for a quarter. He did not score the rest of the game.

UP NEXT

The Cavaliers host the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

The Thunder play at the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.

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Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP.


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CLE
OKC
     
    • 51.2%

    • 41.1%

    • 43.5%

    • 23.8%

    • 85.2%

    • 68.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE OKC
Total Rebounds 49 39
Offensive Rebounds 13 14
Turnovers 12 10
Fast Break Pts: 15 20
Biggest Lead: 26 3
Points in the Paint: 42 50
CLE OKC
p Love   29 Durant   26
rb Thompson   14 2 players   9
a James   11 Westbrook   11
s James   3 2 players   2
b Thompson   1 Durant   3
 
  • 12/17 - OKC 100 @ CLE 104
  • 02/21 - CLE 115 @ OKC 92
Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 37:30 11-22 2-5 1-1 +22 3 4 7 11 3 3 5 0 0 25
K. Love F 37:39 9-18 0-4 11-12 +24 3 8 11 4 0 0 0 0 2 29
T. Thompson C 35:57 4-6 0-0 6-8 +19 5 9 14 1 2 0 0 1 2 14
J. Smith G 39:02 5-12 5-8 0-0 +14 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 0 1 15
K. Irving G 09:16 1-5 0-1 0-0 -3 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
M. Dellavedova   29:07 1-3 0-1 0-0 +10 0 1 1 7 2 0 3 0 0 2
R. Jefferson   25:28 4-5 3-4 4-4 +16 0 6 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 15
T. Mozgov   17:37 5-7 0-0 1-2 +4 2 3 5 0 5 0 3 0 1 11
J. Jones   05:46 1-2 0-0 0-0 +7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. Kaun   02:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
I. Shumpert DND - Left Shoulder Sprain
M. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-80 10-23 23-27   13 36 49 25 21 4 12 1 7 115
  51.2% 43.5% 85.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13
Oklahoma City Thunder (40-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Durant F 33:21 10-21 4-8 2-3 -17 1 4 5 3 4 0 3 3 0 26
S. Ibaka F 30:39 6-14 0-2 0-1 -17 2 1 3 1 3 2 0 2 0 12
S. Adams C 28:27 4-5 0-0 1-1 -2 4 5 9 1 4 1 2 2 0 9
D. Waiters G 32:30 1-8 0-3 2-2 -14 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 4
R. Westbrook G 33:04 7-15 1-3 5-6 -16 3 6 9 11 3 1 1 0 0 20
R. Foye   13:50 1-5 0-1 0-0 -16 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2
E. Kanter   18:03 2-5 0-0 1-2 -19 1 3 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 5
C. Payne   09:46 2-5 0-1 2-2 -3 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 6
N. Collison   16:12 2-3 0-0 0-0 -6 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
A. Morrow   13:36 2-8 0-2 0-0 -2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
K. Singler   07:53 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
M. McGary   02:39 0-0 0-0 0-2 -2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Roberson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-90 5-21 13-19   14 25 39 22 23 9 10 7 1 92
  41.1% 23.8% 68.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 10

inactive

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Thunder: Huestis

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: Love
  • Thunder: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #11 Derrick Collins, #28 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 18203
  • Duration: 2:21
Cleveland Cavaliers (41-14) Oklahoma City Thunder (40-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Adams vs Thompson (Ibaka gains possession)
  11:44 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:43 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:37 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:19
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:05
[OKC 3-2]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST) 
  10:53 Durant Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:39  
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Durant (1 BLK)  10:31  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:26  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Irving Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (J Phillips)  10:14  
  10:02 Adams Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
James Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:41 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:40  
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  09:29
[CLE 4-3]
 
  09:09 Waiters Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:06  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  09:01
[CLE 6-3]
 
  08:50
[OKC 5-6]
Adams Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:24
[CLE 8-5]
 
  08:12 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:11  
  07:58 Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  07:47
[CLE 11-5]
 
  07:28
[OKC 7-11]
Adams Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Team Rebound 
  06:55
[OKC 9-11]
Adams Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Scott)  06:55  
  06:55
[OKC 10-11]
Adams Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  06:41 Westbrook Violation:Kicked Ball (D Collins) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  06:32
[CLE 14-10]
 
  06:20
[OKC 12-14]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (1 BLK)  06:09  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:09  
  06:09 Adams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:09
[CLE 15-12]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:56
[OKC 14-15]
Durant Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Collins)  05:42  
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:19 Ibaka Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:16
[OKC 16-15]
Ibaka Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Adams (1 AST) 
Love Pullup Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  04:52
[CLE 17-16]
 
  04:31
[OKC 18-17]
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:06 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:02
[OKC 20-17]
Westbrook Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:36 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:36  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Durant (2 BLK)  03:31  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:30  
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:28
[CLE 19-20]
 
  03:12
[OKC 22-19]
Adams Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST) 
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  02:54
[CLE 21-22]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  02:44  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
  02:44 Waiters Substitution replaced by Foye 
Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  02:44  
Irving Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:44  
  02:44
[OKC 23-21]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:44
[OKC 24-21]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  02:34
[CLE 23-24]
 
  02:18 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:17  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ibaka (1 ST)  02:10  
Dellavedova Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  02:05  
  02:05
[OKC 25-23]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:05 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Kanter 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  02:05  
  02:05
[OKC 26-23]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  01:55
[CLE 25-26]
 
  01:44 Westbrook Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:44 Westbrook Substitution replaced by Payne 
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Kanter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:16 Durant Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Team Rebound 
  01:09
[OKC 28-25]
Durant Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  00:58.7 Foye Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Scott) 
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  00:49.1
[CLE 27-28]
 
  00:37.9 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:36.9  
Love Hook Shot: Missed Block: Adams (2 BLK)  00:19.9  
  00:18.8 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Durant Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (41-14) Oklahoma City Thunder (40-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:26 Payne Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:26  
Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Payne (1 ST)  11:14  
  10:58 Kanter Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:58  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:45
[CLE 30-28]
 
  10:17 Kanter Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:17  
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Payne (2 ST)  09:56  
  09:48 Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
  09:45 Collison Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:45
[CLE 31-28]
 
  09:45 Foye Substitution replaced by Waiters 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:45
[CLE 32-28]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  09:34  
  09:34
[OKC 29-32]
Payne Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:34
[OKC 30-32]
Payne Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Mozgov Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST)  09:18
[CLE 34-30]
 
Jefferson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Scott)  09:07  
  09:07 Payne Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
  08:56 Morrow Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  08:55 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:55
[OKC 32-34]
Collison Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:44 Waiters Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
  08:44  
  08:44 Collison Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
Mozgov Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Kanter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jefferson Violation:Defensive Goaltending (D Collins)  08:24  
  08:24
[OKC 34-34]
Westbrook Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:10  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:08  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  08:04
[CLE 37-34]
 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by James  07:50  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  07:50  
  07:47 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:46 Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  07:45  
  07:45 Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:45 Team Rebound 
  07:45 Morrow Substitution replaced by Durant 
  07:45
[OKC 35-37]
Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:16 Kanter Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:16  
Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ibaka (2 ST)  07:08  
  07:02
[OKC 37-37]
Durant Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST) 
Mozgov Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST)  06:44
[CLE 39-37]
 
  06:31
[OKC 39-39]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  06:14
[CLE 42-39]
 
  06:01 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:59 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:59 Westbrook Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:59  
James Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:53
[CLE 44-39]
 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:46 Kanter Substitution replaced by Adams 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  05:46  
  05:35 Ibaka 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:35  
Love Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  05:30
[CLE 46-39]
 
  05:10 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:10 Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:05
[OKC 41-46]
Ibaka Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (J Phillips)  04:53  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:53  
Smith Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:53  
  04:44 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:43  
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:34
[CLE 48-41]
 
  04:12 Adams Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:53
[OKC 44-48]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST) 
  03:41 Waiters Substitution replaced by Foye 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Jones  03:41  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  03:37
[CLE 51-44]
 
  03:24 Adams Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:24  
  03:22 Durant Violation:Kicked Ball (D Collins) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:22  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:12 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:06
[OKC 46-51]
Westbrook Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:42
[CLE 53-46]
 
  02:24
[OKC 48-53]
Ibaka Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST) 
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:07
[CLE 55-48]
 
  02:07 Foye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Collins) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  02:07
[CLE 56-48]
 
  01:46
[OKC 51-56]
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  01:30
[CLE 58-51]
 
  01:10 Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  01:03 Adams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:03
[CLE 59-51]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:03
[CLE 60-51]
 
  00:55.9
[OKC 53-60]
Ibaka Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (8 AST) 
James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Collins)  00:55.9  
  00:55.9 Adams Substitution replaced by Collison 
  00:55.9 Ibaka Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:55.6  
  00:34.2 Foye Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
  00:34.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:34.2
[CLE 61-53]
 
Jones Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:34.2  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:34.2
[CLE 62-53]
 
  00:27.9 Durant Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:27.4  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (41-14) Oklahoma City Thunder (40-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Durant (3 BLK)  11:43  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  11:42  
Thompson Hook Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (1 BLK)  11:41  
Team Rebound  11:41  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  11:38  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  11:38  
  11:38 Adams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:38
[CLE 63-53]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  11:18  
  11:18 Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:18 Team Rebound 
  11:18
[OKC 54-63]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:01 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:52
[OKC 56-63]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:28  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  10:28  
  10:28 Westbrook Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Scott) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Westbrook (1 ST)  10:22  
  10:18
[OKC 58-63]
Durant Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:18  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Adams (1 ST)  10:09  
  09:59 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:58 Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:51 Ibaka 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:50  
  09:48 Westbrook Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Scott) 
  09:31 Ibaka Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:31
[CLE 64-58]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:19 Waiters Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:18  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:57 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:56  
  08:50 Ibaka Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:50
[CLE 65-58]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:50
[CLE 66-58]
 
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Scott)  08:42  
  08:32 Durant Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:31
[OKC 60-66]
Durant Tip Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:15 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:09
[OKC 62-66]
Westbrook Running Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:51
[CLE 68-62]
 
  07:36 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:36  
  07:36 Adams Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:36
[CLE 69-62]
 
  07:36 Adams Substitution replaced by Kanter 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:36
[CLE 70-62]
 
James Foul: Personal (3 PF) (K Scott)  07:23  
  07:14 Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
  07:14 Durant Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:14
[CLE 71-62]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  07:14
[CLE 72-62]
 
  06:48 Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  06:48  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  06:43
[CLE 75-62]
 
  06:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:33 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:31 Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:23 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:23  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  06:02  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:57  
Love Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:54
[CLE 77-62]
 
  05:40
[OKC 64-77]
Kanter Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (10 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  05:22
[CLE 80-64]
 
  05:06
[OKC 67-80]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Ibaka (1 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (6 AST)  04:47
[CLE 82-67]
 
  04:23 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:22  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Kanter (1 ST)  04:16  
  04:12 Waiters Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:12  
  04:03 Durant Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:03
[CLE 83-67]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:03
[CLE 84-67]
 
  03:53 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:53  
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:30
[CLE 86-67]
 
  03:18
[OKC 69-86]
Westbrook Step Back Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  03:07 Ibaka Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:07
[CLE 87-69]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  03:07
[CLE 88-69]
 
  02:49 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:48 Westbrook Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:42 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:40  
James 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  02:23
[CLE 91-69]
 
Jefferson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips)  02:11  
  02:02 Kanter Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (K Scott) 
  02:02 Kanter Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:40
[CLE 93-69]
 
  01:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:40 Westbrook Substitution replaced by Payne 
  01:24 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:24  
  01:24 Kanter Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:24
[CLE 94-69]
 
Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov  01:24  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:24
[CLE 95-69]
 
  01:09 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:08  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
James Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:49.9  
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (2 BLK)  00:42.9  
  00:41.7 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  00:39.0  
  00:39.0
[OKC 70-95]
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:39.0
[OKC 71-95]
Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (D Collins)  00:20.5  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:20.5  
James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:20.5  
  00:02.1
[OKC 73-95]
Kanter Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (41-14) Oklahoma City Thunder (40-17)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:43  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Singler (1 ST)  11:32  
  11:28
[OKC 75-95]
Payne Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Singler (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:07 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:50
[OKC 77-95]
Collison Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (7 AST)  10:27
[CLE 97-77]
 
  10:06
[OKC 79-97]
Payne Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  09:52 Collison Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:52  
Team Rebound  09:52  
Smith Substitution replaced by Love  09:52  
  09:52 Kanter Substitution replaced by Adams 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:52
[CLE 98-79]
 
  09:35 Singler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:31
[OKC 81-98]
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  09:12
[CLE 101-81]
 
  08:55 Singler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (3 ST) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:37 Payne Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:36  
Jefferson Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST)  08:31
[CLE 103-81]
 
  08:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:31 Payne Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
James Substitution replaced by Smith  08:31  
  08:24 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:24 Adams Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (4 PF) (K Scott)  08:24  
  08:12 Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  08:12  
  08:03 Westbrook Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Collins) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:53  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:52  
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Adams Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  07:10 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:09  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:50 Westbrook Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  06:46  
  06:46
[OKC 82-103]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  06:46 Singler Substitution replaced by Durant 
  06:46 Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:45 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (D Collins)  06:45  
Love Technical (D Collins)  06:45  
  06:45
[OKC 83-103]
Durant Free Throw Technical (23 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:45  
Love Violation:Kicked Ball (D Collins)  06:43  
  06:38
[OKC 86-103]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (11 AST) 
  06:27 Durant Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Collins) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  06:16
[CLE 105-86]
 
  06:02 Durant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:43  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  05:41  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  05:41
[CLE 107-86]
 
  05:17
[OKC 88-107]
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Durant (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:10  
  05:10 Durant Substitution replaced by Waiters 
  05:10 Westbrook Substitution replaced by Foye 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by James  05:10  
Love Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST)  05:00
[CLE 109-88]
 
  04:42 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Team Rebound 
  04:33 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:32 Morrow Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:29 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  04:29  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:05 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:44 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:40
[OKC 90-109]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST)  03:18  
  03:10 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  03:09  
James Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  02:47
[CLE 111-90]
 
  02:39 Foye Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  02:39  
Team Timeout : Short  02:39  
  02:39 Adams Substitution replaced by Singler 
  02:39 Morrow Substitution replaced by McGary 
James Substitution replaced by Jones  02:39  
Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov  02:39  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Kaun  02:39  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:39  
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  02:20
[CLE 113-90]
 
Kaun Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins)  02:08  
  02:01 Collison Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:00  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:39
[CLE 115-90]
 
  01:26
[OKC 92-115]
Foye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McGary (1 AST) 
Jones Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 McGary Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:51.9 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:51.8  
Mozgov Turnover : 5 Second Violation (3 TO)  00:33.2  
Kaun Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  00:26.0  
  00:26.0 McGary Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:26.0 Team Rebound 
  00:26.0 McGary Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:25.7  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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--WTAM 1100 / 100.7 WMLocal3:30 PM ET
--WWLS 98.1FM OKC / 93Local3:30 PM ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
OKC
1st Northwest
55
27
5-5
32-9
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
OKC
Durant 30.0
Adams 11.8
Westbrook 11.3
Durant 1.7
Westbrook 3.7