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LeBron scores 28, passes Duncan in Cavs' 120-103 win


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Mar 05 2016 10:58PM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James was touched when Tim Duncan, arguably the best power forward in NBA history, pulled him aside following the 2007 NBA Finals.

Although Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs had swept Cleveland, the All-Star center told a young James that the league was about to be his. Duncan was ready to pass the torch.

Nearly 10 years later, Duncan's still playing.

"So he lied to me," James said, cracking a wide smile.

James scored 28 points and passed Duncan on the NBA's career scoring list, and Cleveland had seven other players in double figures as the Cavaliers shook off a slow start for a 120-103 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.

The Cavs trailed by 18 points in the first quarter but got physical on defense, regrouped and stopped Boston's winning streak at five games.

Kyrie Irving added 21 points and Iman Shumpert busted out of a shooting slump to add 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for Cleveland, which moved 2 1/2 games ahead of Toronto for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

James, who seems to reach a new milestone every time he takes the court, has 26,378 points - 12 more than Duncan, who sat out the Spurs' game against Sacramento.

There's been a long connection between James and Duncan. They've faced each other three times in the Finals and the two are intertwined by their skill and commitment to the game.

"He's the greatest power forward of all time. If not one of the greatest of all time, period," James said. "I got so many different stories and so many different things and situations that have been linked to him and we've been linked together. Even though he's a few years older than me, we just stayed linked and I just think what he's done for this league and what he's done for the Spurs organization and what he represents is something you can kind of look towards if you ever kind of get sidetracked.

"You look at a guy like that and it kind of puts you right back in place."

Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 27 points and Jared Sullinger had 17 with 13 rebounds.

Boston started hot, but cooled off. The Celtics were 15 of 25 from the field in the first quarter and 22 of 55 the rest of the way.

"We were making shots at a rate that was really good, but you're probably not going to sustain that for a whole game," coach Brad Stevens said. "It's a long game. This is a good team. We knew we were going to have to play a lot better than last time to win the game. We did it for a quarter instead of for four."

The Cavs were clinging to a seven-point lead in the fourth when they opened some distance over the up-and-coming Celtics with a 7-0 run triggered by a 3-pointer by J.R. Smith. On Cleveland's next possession, James blasted down the lane for a layup and Shumpert capped the spurt with a jumper. Smith, who added 14 points, later knocked down a 3 with 2:03 left, ending any thought Boston had of a late comeback.

On their previous visit to Cleveland, the Celtics rallied in the final seconds to beat the Cavs 104-103 on Feb. 5. Avery Bradley hit a game-winning 3 from the corner at the horn for Boston, which trailed by four with 7 seconds remaining.

HOT-HEADED

The Celtics were slapped with two technical fouls, one on Marcus Smart and the other on Sullinger, who admitted he and his teammates got frustrated.

"We didn't keep our poise and the refs got to us," Sullinger said. "We have to do a better job of controlling that. You've got to let it roll off your back and kind of move on."

HARD HIT

Cavs center Timofey Mozgov took an elbow to the throat from Boston's Amir Johnson, who was called for a Flagrant 1.

Coach Tyronn Lue said his center is fine.

"He's 7-foot-2, 300 pounds," Lue said with a laugh. "He better be OK."

TIP-INS

Celtics: Boston began a stretch of six straight games against probable playoff teams. After the Cavs, the Celtics face Memphis, Houston, Indiana, Oklahoma City and Toronto. ... Stevens is as competitive as they come and the former Butler coach said it's never easy for him to shake a loss. "I remember every loss vividly," he said. "Even if it's Scrabble with the family."... C Kelly Olynyk missed his ninth straight game with a sprained right shoulder.

Cavaliers: James also scored in double figures for the 700th straight regular-season game. His streak began on Jan. 6, 2007. Michael Jordan holds the NBA record, scoring at least 10 points in 866 consecutive games. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it 787 times in a row. ... James came in needing 17 points to pass Duncan (26,366). Next up for James is John Havlicek (26,395).

UP NEXT

Celtics: Host Memphis on Wednesday.

Cavaliers: Host Memphis on Monday.


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BOS
CLE
     
    • 46.2%

    • 51.2%

    • 43.5%

    • 33.3%

    • 70.4%

    • 76.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CLE
Total Rebounds 37 47
Offensive Rebounds 10 15
Turnovers 14 15
Fast Break Pts: 6 14
Biggest Lead: 18 17
Points in the Paint: 34 52
BOS CLE
p Thomas   27 James   28
rb Sullinger   13 Shumpert   16
a Bradley   5 James   8
s Crowder   4 3 players   2
b Crowder   1 Irving   2
 
  • 12/15 - CLE 89 @ BOS 77
  • 02/05 - BOS 104 @ CLE 103
  • 03/05 - BOS 103 @ CLE 120
Boston Celtics (38-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Crowder F 36:56 3-11 2-6 4-4 -5 1 3 4 1 3 4 2 1 2 12
J. Sullinger F 31:10 8-17 0-1 1-2 +1 7 6 13 1 4 1 0 0 1 17
A. Johnson C 16:43 3-4 0-0 2-5 +2 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 8
A. Bradley G 37:05 4-12 2-6 2-2 -18 0 4 4 5 2 1 5 0 0 12
I. Thomas G 34:02 9-15 4-6 5-8 +4 1 2 3 4 0 1 0 0 1 27
E. Turner   26:50 5-9 0-0 1-2 -17 0 4 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 11
M. Smart   20:56 1-4 1-2 0-0 -14 1 2 3 0 5 0 2 0 0 3
J. Jerebko   15:10 2-3 1-2 0-0 -14 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 5
T. Zeller   16:50 2-4 0-0 4-4 -18 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 8
J. Young   01:26 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Rozier   01:26 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Mickey   01:26 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 37-80 10-23 19-27   10 27 37 17 22 8 14 1 4 103
  46.2% 43.5% 70.4%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
Cleveland Cavaliers (44-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 36:00 11-20 1-4 5-9 +4 4 7 11 8 2 2 4 1 1 28
K. Love F 30:04 1-6 0-3 8-9 +8 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 10
T. Mozgov C 10:43 4-4 0-0 2-2 -7 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 10
J. Smith G 34:13 5-15 4-10 0-0 +3 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 14
K. Irving G 30:08 7-13 3-6 3-4 +2 0 3 3 4 5 0 3 2 0 20
T. Thompson   27:32 4-6 0-0 4-5 +15 4 1 5 0 3 1 3 0 0 12
I. Shumpert   34:42 4-8 2-4 2-2 +26 6 10 16 4 5 2 2 0 0 12
M. Dellavedova   28:05 4-6 0-2 2-3 +26 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 1 0 10
R. Jefferson   05:41 1-3 0-1 0-0 +4 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
S. Kaun   01:26 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. McRae   01:26 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Frye DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-82 10-30 26-34   15 32 47 27 21 8 15 4 1 120
  51.2% 33.3% 76.5%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15

inactive

  • Celtics: Hunter, Olynyk
  • Cavaliers: Williams

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Smart, Sullinger
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #35 Steve Anderson, #37 Eric Dalen
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:17
Boston Celtics (38-26) Cleveland Cavaliers (44-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Johnson (Love gains possession)
  11:37
[CLE 2-0]
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  11:24
[BOS 3-2]
 
  10:58 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:57  
Johnson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  10:50
[BOS 5-2]
 
  10:35
[CLE 4-5]
Mozgov Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Sullinger Hook Shot: Missed  10:12  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:10  
Sullinger Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:05
[BOS 7-4]
 
  09:40 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:40 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:37 Jump Ball Love vs Sullinger (James gains possession) 
  09:28
[CLE 6-7]
Mozgov Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  09:13
[BOS 10-6]
 
  08:59 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:58  
Johnson Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST)  08:46
[BOS 12-6]
 
  08:46 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:46  
  08:46 Team Rebound 
Sullinger Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (E Dalen)  08:46  
  08:36
[CLE 9-12]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:29
[BOS 15-9]
 
  08:14
[CLE 11-15]
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:49 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:47  
Crowder Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  07:44  
Team Rebound  07:43  
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:40 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crowder (1 ST) 
Crowder Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  07:25  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:24  
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:10
[CLE 13-15]
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:55
[BOS 17-13]
 
  06:43 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Crowder (2 ST) 
  06:40 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Anderson) 
  06:35 Mozgov Violation:Defensive Goaltending (S Anderson) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:35
[BOS 19-13]
 
  06:22 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sullinger (1 ST) 
Sullinger Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:13  
Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:13
[BOS 21-13]
 
  06:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:13 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:01 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:00  
Sullinger Hook Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:43 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:35 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:35  
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:20
[BOS 23-13]
 
  05:06 Thompson Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:05 Team Rebound 
  05:05 Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Turner  05:05  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Smart  05:05  
  04:52
[CLE 15-23]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:37
[BOS 26-15]
 
  04:16 Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:15  
Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:04
[BOS 28-15]
 
  03:46 Shumpert Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:44  
Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:32
[BOS 30-15]
 
  03:12 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:11  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:55
[CLE 17-30]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
  02:55 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Smart 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:35
[BOS 33-17]
 
Smart Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster)  02:16  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Jerebko  02:16  
  02:03 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:03  
Crowder Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  01:57  
  01:40 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:39  
Turner Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST)  01:22
[BOS 35-17]
 
  00:56.9 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:56.7 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:56.1
[CLE 19-35]
Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Crowder Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  00:38.9  
  00:31.9 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:29.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:27.1
[CLE 22-35]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:02.8 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (38-26) Cleveland Cavaliers (44-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Zeller Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bradley (3 AST)  11:37
[BOS 37-22]
 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  11:23  
  11:23
[CLE 23-37]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:23 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:21  
Jerebko Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST)  11:07  
  10:59
[CLE 26-37]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:39 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:23
[CLE 28-37]
Thompson Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
  10:08 Shumpert Violation:Kicked Ball (E Dalen) 
Zeller Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bradley (4 AST)  09:56
[BOS 39-28]
 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  09:43  
  09:43 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:43 Team Rebound 
  09:43
[CLE 29-39]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST)  09:28
[BOS 42-29]
 
  09:12
[CLE 31-42]
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST)  08:56
[BOS 45-31]
 
  08:44 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:43 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Jerebko Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Foster)  08:26  
  08:26  
  08:23 Shumpert Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Foster) 
  08:23 Shumpert Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Zeller Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:06  
  07:51 Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:50 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:50
[CLE 33-45]
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  07:50  
  07:50
[CLE 34-45]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:35 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:26 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:26  
  07:21 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Smart Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  07:14  
  07:08
[CLE 37-45]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:08  
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Johnson  07:08  
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:52 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Smart Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  06:46  
  06:46
[CLE 38-45]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:46
[CLE 39-45]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Turner Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:28 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:24
[CLE 41-45]
Shumpert Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:09 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:50 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:49 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:48 Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:47  
  05:41 Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:41  
Team Rebound  05:41  
  05:41 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James 
Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:41  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger  05:41  
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:41  
  05:39 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:22 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:22  
Turner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  05:18  
Johnson Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  05:14  
  05:14
[CLE 42-45]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Turner Substitution replaced by Crowder  05:14  
  05:14
[CLE 43-45]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:54  
  04:40 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:39  
  04:33 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:33
[BOS 46-43]
 
  04:33 Irving Substitution replaced by Smith 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:33
[BOS 47-43]
 
  04:17
[CLE 45-47]
James Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:01
[BOS 49-45]
 
  03:32
[CLE 48-49]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  03:15
[BOS 51-48]
 
  03:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:04 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  03:04  
  03:04
[CLE 49-51]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  03:04
[CLE 50-51]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:46
[BOS 53-50]
 
  02:41 James Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:40 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:40 James Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:39  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:28 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:19 Thompson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Smart  02:06  
  02:06 Thompson Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Bradley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (2 ST)  02:06  
  02:06 Jump Ball Dellavedova vs Bradley (James gains possession) 
  01:54
[CLE 53-53]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Smart Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:10 Shumpert Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Crowder (3 ST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:06  
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:05  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Crowder Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  01:01  
  01:01
[CLE 54-53]
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:01
[CLE 55-53]
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:46.2 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:46.2  
Team Rebound  00:46.2  
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:46.2  
  00:44.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:28.9 Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:28.9  
  00:28.9 Shumpert Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:28.9
[BOS 54-55]
 
  00:28.9 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving 
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:03.9 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (1 BLK) 
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:02.5  
Team Timeout : Short  00:00.3  
  00:00.3 Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  00:00.3 Irving Substitution replaced by Thompson 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (38-26) Cleveland Cavaliers (44-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Sullinger Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:24 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:23  
Johnson Turnaround Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bradley (5 AST)  11:12
[BOS 56-55]
 
  10:47
[CLE 57-56]
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:28 James Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Anderson) 
  10:28 James Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:18  
Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (2 BLK)  10:17  
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:16  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Crowder (1 AST)  10:15
[BOS 59-57]
 
Sullinger Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Anderson)  09:57  
  09:52 James Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
  09:42 Irving Foul: Personal (3 PF) (E Dalen) 
Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  09:34  
  09:28
[CLE 59-59]
Mozgov Running Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Johnson Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  09:14  
Johnson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:14  
  09:14
[CLE 60-59]
Mozgov Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:14
[CLE 61-59]
Mozgov Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Crowder Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  09:02  
  09:02
[CLE 62-59]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:02
[CLE 63-59]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Johnson Hook Shot: Missed  08:44  
Team Rebound  08:43  
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  08:39
[BOS 61-63]
 
  08:22
[CLE 65-61]
Love Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:08 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:04 Mozgov Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST) 
Bradley Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (E Dalen)  08:02  
Bradley Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  08:02  
  07:42 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:41 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:38
[CLE 67-61]
James Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Thomas Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:20  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  07:18  
Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:16
[BOS 63-67]
 
  07:14 Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Smart  07:14  
  07:04 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  07:04
[BOS 64-67]
 
  07:04 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:04
[BOS 65-67]
 
  06:56 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Crowder (4 ST) 
Crowder Running Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:51
[BOS 67-67]
 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  06:47  
  06:47 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:47 Team Rebound 
  06:47 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:46  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:32
[BOS 70-67]
 
  06:16
[CLE 70-70]
James 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:52
[CLE 72-70]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Crowder Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  05:52  
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:51  
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:33 Team Rebound 
Smart Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  05:13  
  05:13
[CLE 73-70]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:13
[CLE 74-70]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Smart Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  04:55  
  04:45 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:44 Shumpert Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:43
[CLE 76-70]
James Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (3 AST) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST)  04:34
[BOS 73-76]
 
  04:22 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:21 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:19
[CLE 78-73]
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Smart Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  04:05  
Sullinger Tip Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:05
[BOS 75-78]
 
Smart Technical (S Foster)  04:05  
  04:05
[CLE 79-75]
Irving Free Throw Technical (18 PTS) 
Smart Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  03:47  
  03:47 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:47 Team Rebound 
  03:47 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Crowder Substitution replaced by Turner  03:47  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Jerebko  03:47  
  03:47 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:45 Shumpert Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:30 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:30  
Sullinger Cutting Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST)  03:14
[BOS 77-79]
 
  03:03
[CLE 81-77]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST)  02:47
[BOS 79-81]
 
  02:29
[CLE 83-79]
Dellavedova Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Turner Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:13
[BOS 81-83]
 
  01:50 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:49 Shumpert Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Smart Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (3 FTA) (S Foster)  01:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:40  
Smart Substitution replaced by Crowder  01:40  
  01:40
[CLE 84-81]
Love Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS) 
  01:40
[CLE 85-81]
Love Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS) 
  01:40
[CLE 86-81]
Love Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (2 AST)  01:24
[BOS 83-86]
 
  01:02
[CLE 88-83]
Dellavedova Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.5  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  00:50.5  
  00:50.5 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller  00:50.5  
  00:50.5 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:37.9 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:17.3
[CLE 91-83]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:38
[CLE 93-83]
Thompson Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:20 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:12  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:07 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:03
[CLE 95-83]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  11:02  
  11:02 Dellavedova Foul: Inbound (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  11:02
[BOS 84-95]
 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  11:02
[BOS 85-95]
 
  10:50 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Turner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  10:44  
  10:44
[CLE 96-85]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  10:44
[CLE 97-85]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Bradley Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (5 TO)  10:30  
  10:10 Jefferson Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:10  
  09:57 Shumpert Foul: Personal (4 PF) (E Dalen) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Shumpert Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  09:38
[CLE 99-85]
Dellavedova Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jerebko Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:26
[BOS 87-99]
 
  09:02 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Shumpert Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  08:30 Thompson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Crowder Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:30  
Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:11
[BOS 89-99]
 
  07:54
[CLE 101-89]
Jefferson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
  07:45 Irving Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:45
[BOS 90-101]
 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Crowder  07:45  
  07:45 Jefferson Substitution replaced by James 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:45
[BOS 91-101]
 
  07:24
[CLE 103-91]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
  07:06 Irving Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:06  
Team Rebound  07:06  
  07:06 Irving Substitution replaced by Smith 
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:06
[BOS 92-103]
 
  06:53 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Thomas Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  06:47
[BOS 94-103]
 
  06:20 James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:19  
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  05:45 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:43  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:31  
Team Rebound  05:31  
  05:31 Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
  05:31  
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:31
[BOS 95-103]
 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:31
[BOS 96-103]
 
  05:16
[CLE 106-96]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Thomas Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dellavedova (1 BLK)  04:57  
  04:57 Shumpert Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  04:51 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:49 James Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  04:33
[CLE 108-96]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Zeller Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:13 Shumpert Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  03:59
[CLE 110-96]
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
  03:46 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:46
[BOS 97-110]
 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger  03:46  
Turner Substitution replaced by Smart  03:46  
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:46
[BOS 98-110]
 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  03:27  
  03:27 Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:27 Team Rebound 
  03:27
[CLE 111-98]
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:22 Shumpert Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  03:22
[BOS 99-111]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:22  
  03:20 Shumpert Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  02:58
[CLE 113-99]
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (S Foster)  02:58  
  02:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Sullinger Technical (S Anderson)  02:58  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Turner  02:58  
  02:58
[CLE 114-99]
Dellavedova Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  02:58
[CLE 115-99]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS) 
  02:48 Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  02:48
[BOS 100-115]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  02:48
[BOS 101-115]
 
  02:27 Smith Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  02:26  
  02:21 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:21
[BOS 102-115]
 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bradley  02:21  
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:21
[BOS 103-115]
 
  02:03
[CLE 118-103]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:54  
Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas  01:54  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:7 Def:6)  01:48  
Sullinger Tip Layup Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:40 James Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  01:26 Thompson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  01:26 James Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Young  01:26  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Rozier  01:26  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Mickey  01:26  
  01:26 Smith Substitution replaced by Kaun 
  01:26 Thompson Substitution replaced by McRae 
Crowder Substitution replaced by Zeller  01:26  
Turner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Shumpert (2 ST)  01:05  
  00:45.3
[CLE 120-103]
Kaun Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (4 AST) 
Rozier Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:33.7 Shumpert Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  00:17.9 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:16.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:6 Def:10) 
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