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LeBron scores 31 as Cavaliers down Hornets 112-103


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Apr 03 2016 7:55PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The playoffs are close, just around the corner. LeBron James can't wait for them to begin.

James scored 31 points, J.R. Smith matched a season high with 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers knocked down 16 3-pointers while playing without an injured Kyrie Irving in a 112-103 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.

James, who has jacked his game up to another level lately, added 12 assists and eight rebounds and Kevin Love added 25 points. After nearly blowing a big lead, the Cavs held off a Charlotte comeback in the fourth quarter and opened a 3 1/2-game lead over idle Toronto for the top playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.

Cleveland has five games left in the regular season, precious time to work on its offensive efficiency and defensive intensity. Then, it's time to make another run at an NBA title.

"If it started tomorrow, we'd be ready to go," James said.

Smith made six 3-pointers, Love dropped five and, along with James, the trio combined for 83 points while Irving rested a sprained ankle.

In his past seven games, James, who claimed several weeks ago that he had shifted into playoff mode, is averaging just over 28 points with 9.0 rebounds and 9.2 assists.

And as he prepares for his second postseason since returning to the Cavaliers from Miami, the four-time MVP is healthy in body and spirit.

"I'm ready for whatever level comes at me," he said. "I feel great, best I've felt in the last couple years and continue to lead this team in the right direction."

Kemba Walker scored 29 points - 21 in the second half - and Marvin Williams added 22 for the Hornets, who got within 96-92 in the fourth before Smith and Love answered with 3-pointers.

Charlotte clinched a playoff spot Saturday and came in temporarily holding the No. 3 spot in the East. The Hornets are 21-7 since Feb. 1.

"They've got so many guys who can make plays," Williams said. "Starting with LeBron, who is obviously one of the best players in the world. They've got Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, and Kyrie, who didn't play. They have a lot of talent over there."

Irving injured his ankle late in the first half of Friday's overtime win at Atlanta. He played in the second half and OT session, but still has some soreness and swelling and the Cavs played it safe and rested their star point guard. Coach Tyronn Lue doesn't know yet if Irving will sit more than one game.

For three quarters, the Cavs barely missed him.

Cleveland shot 68 percent from the floor in the first quarter and barely cooled off, making eight of 14 3-pointers in the opening half to take a 58-42 lead at the break.

The Cavs pushed their lead to 21 on a 3-pointer by Smith, but as so often has been the case this season, they couldn't maintain their big advantage.

Walker scored 15 points and the Hornets crept within eight, but Smith made a pair of 3s and Mo Williams knocked down a deep shot to put the Cavs ahead 86-71.

HAMPERED HORNETS

Charlotte was without forward Al Jefferson, who has a bruised thigh. Also, forward Nicolas Batum sprained his knee in the first half and did not return. Coach Steve Clifford said the team will be cautious with Batum with the playoffs approaching.

"It's not the time of year to be messing with it," Clifford said. "I don't think it will be anything long term, but we need him healthy. The priority will be him getting back to 100 percent before he plays again."

TIP-INS

Hornets: Clifford congratulated his team on making the playoffs during Sunday's morning shootaround. The Hornets qualified when Detroit beat Chicago on Saturday. "It's great for our guys," Clifford said. "That was our goal at the beginning of the season and the guys have done a good job. Like most teams, we've had our share of adversity and fought through it." ... Rookie G Aaron Harrison was recalled from Erie of the NBA Development League. He has appeared in 18 games for Charlotte.

Cavaliers: Irving had a wrap on his ankle and did not have a noticeable limp when he came into the Cavs' locker room before the game. ... Matthew Dellavedova started for Irving and added 6 points and 9 assists. ... Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and pitcher David Price, who will make his Boston debut in Monday's opener against the Indians, both attended the game.

UP NEXT

Hornets: At Toronto on Tuesday,

Cavaliers: At Milwaukee on Tuesday.


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CHA
CLE
     
    • 44.7%

    • 54.2%

    • 34.6%

    • 55.2%

    • 96.3%

    • 46.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHA CLE
Total Rebounds 35 46
Offensive Rebounds 11 15
Turnovers 15 17
Fast Break Pts: 23 6
Biggest Lead: 5 21
Points in the Paint: 32 46
CHA CLE
p Walker   29 James   31
rb Hawes   9 Love   9
a Walker   7 James   12
s Zeller   5 2 players   2
b 4 players   1 Love   1
 
  • 11/27 - CLE 95 @ CHA 90
  • 02/03 - CLE 97 @ CHA 106
  • 02/24 - CHA 103 @ CLE 114
  • 04/03 - CHA 103 @ CLE 112
Charlotte Hornets (44-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Batum F 20:07 2-6 0-3 1-1 -13 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 5
M. Williams F 37:49 8-11 4-6 2-2 +8 1 5 6 3 4 1 3 1 0 22
C. Zeller C 28:38 2-6 0-0 4-4 -2 2 4 6 1 1 5 0 0 1 8
C. Lee G 37:56 5-13 1-3 0-0 -6 1 0 1 3 2 3 0 1 0 11
K. Walker G 41:09 9-19 1-7 10-11 +1 1 5 6 7 0 4 4 1 0 29
S. Hawes   19:22 3-8 1-1 2-2 -8 5 4 9 2 1 1 1 0 0 9
J. Lin   26:56 3-9 1-4 7-7 -16 0 3 3 1 2 0 5 0 0 14
J. Lamb   03:53 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
F. Kaminsky   24:10 2-4 1-2 0-0 -10 1 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 5
T. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Gutierrez DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Hansbrough DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Harrison DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-76 9-26 26-27   11 24 35 23 13 15 15 4 1 103
  44.7% 34.6% 96.3%   team rebs: 2 total to: 15
Cleveland Cavaliers (55-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 40:50 14-22 0-0 3-3 +11 3 5 8 12 4 2 5 0 1 31
K. Love F 32:12 10-18 5-8 0-0 -5 2 7 9 4 4 0 3 1 2 25
T. Mozgov C 14:22 1-1 0-0 0-2 -4 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 2
J. Smith G 33:07 10-16 6-9 1-2 +3 2 3 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 27
M. Dellavedova G 30:59 2-7 2-3 0-0 +1 1 4 5 9 4 0 3 0 1 6
T. Thompson   28:07 1-2 0-0 2-6 +13 5 1 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 4
M. Williams   13:13 2-4 2-3 0-0 +4 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
I. Shumpert   31:50 4-6 0-1 0-0 +14 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 8
C. Frye   15:20 1-7 1-5 0-0 +13 0 7 7 1 2 0 2 0 0 3
R. Jefferson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
J. McRae DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 45-83 16-29 6-13   15 31 46 34 19 7 17 1 4 112
  54.2% 55.2% 46.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 17

inactive

  • Hornets: Jefferson, Kidd-Gilchrist
  • Cavaliers: Irving

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #26 Pat Fraher, #46 Ben Taylor
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:14
Charlotte Hornets (44-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (55-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Zeller (M Williams gains possession)
M Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:44 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:37 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST) 
Zeller Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Batum (1 AST)  11:29
[CHA 2-0]
 
  11:15
[CLE 2-2]
Love Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Batum (2 AST)  10:59
[CHA 4-2]
 
  10:42 Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Zeller (2 ST) 
Batum Jump Shot: Missed  10:25  
Team Rebound  10:25  
Zeller Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  10:19  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:18  
Zeller Tip Layup Shot: Missed  10:18  
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:17  
Zeller Putback Layup Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:15 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:06 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Zeller (3 ST) 
M Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Batum (3 AST)  09:49
[CHA 6-2]
 
  09:24
[CLE 4-6]
Love Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Walker Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:07 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:02
[CLE 6-6]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
M Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST)  08:41
[CHA 9-6]
 
  08:23 Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:20  
Walker Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:14
[CHA 11-6]
 
  07:54 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:51 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:51 Smith Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
M Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:48  
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:42 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:38
[CLE 8-11]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:19 Dellavedova Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (B Taylor) 
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:11 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50
[CLE 10-11]
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Walker Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:37 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:23
[CLE 12-11]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
M Williams 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST)  06:06
[CHA 14-12]
 
  05:47
[CLE 15-14]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:42  
M Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:15 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Walker (1 ST) 
M Williams Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M Callahan)  05:09  
M Williams Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:09  
  05:09 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  04:50
[CLE 17-14]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
M Williams Cutting Dunk Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:39 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:20
[CLE 20-14]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:00  
M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:56  
M Williams Tip Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:56
[CHA 16-20]
 
Batum Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  03:36  
  03:36 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:36 Team Rebound 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Hawes  03:36  
Lee Substitution replaced by Lin  03:36  
  03:36 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Williams 
  03:36 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  03:36 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:34  
  03:23 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Hawes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:23
[CHA 17-20]
 
Batum Substitution replaced by Lamb  03:23  
Hawes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:23
[CHA 18-20]
 
  03:06
[CLE 22-18]
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Hawes Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:45  
  02:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:27 Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  02:27 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:27 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:20
[CLE 25-18]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  01:56  
  01:37 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:36  
  01:27 Love Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Taylor) 
M Williams Substitution replaced by Kaminsky  01:27  
  01:27 Love Substitution replaced by Frye 
  01:27 Smith Substitution replaced by James 
Lamb Substitution replaced by Batum  01:27  
Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  01:15  
  01:09
[CLE 27-18]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:51.7 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:38.9
[CLE 29-18]
Shumpert Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
  00:27.7 Thompson Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (B Taylor) 
Batum Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  00:27.7
[CHA 19-29]
 
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:14.8 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.3 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.1 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
End of 1st Quarter
Charlotte Hornets (44-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (55-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[CLE 31-19]
Shumpert Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
  11:19 Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:19
[CHA 20-31]
 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:19
[CHA 21-31]
 
  11:10 Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST) 
Batum Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST)  11:02
[CHA 23-31]
 
  10:36
[CLE 33-23]
James Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Lin Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO)  10:29  
  10:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:12
[CLE 36-23]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Hawes Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:40 Thompson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Kaminsky Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  09:31  
  09:28
[CLE 38-23]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Kaminsky Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST)  09:10
[CHA 25-38]
 
  08:59 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:58  
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Batum (4 AST)  08:49
[CHA 27-38]
 
  08:36 Frye Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (P Fraher) 
  08:36 Frye Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  08:36 Williams Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Lee Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:17  
Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:16  
Hawes Tip Layup Shot: Missed  08:16  
Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:15  
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:10 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:48
[CLE 41-27]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:39  
Lee Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  07:28  
Hawes Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:27  
Hawes Tip Layup Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:13 Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST) 
  07:12 James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (P Fraher) 
Hawes Substitution replaced by Zeller  07:12  
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:48
[CLE 44-27]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Lin Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:19 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:18 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:18 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:16 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:16
[CLE 46-27]
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Kaminsky 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:46 Dellavedova Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:44 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:36 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kaminsky (1 ST) 
Lee Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:31  
Kaminsky Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:30  
Kaminsky Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:22 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:20 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:17
[CLE 48-27]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:09  
Lin Substitution replaced by Walker  05:09  
Kaminsky Substitution replaced by M Williams  05:09  
  05:09 Frye Substitution replaced by Love 
M Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Batum (5 AST)  04:56
[CHA 29-48]
 
  04:36 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Zeller (4 ST) 
Batum Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST)  04:31
[CHA 31-48]
 
  04:18 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:14 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:11  
Walker Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:05
[CHA 33-48]
 
  03:42 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:41 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  03:26 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: M Williams (1 BLK) 
M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:25  
Batum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (2 ST)  03:21  
Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  03:03  
  03:03
[CLE 49-33]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:03 James Substitution replaced by Smith 
Batum Substitution replaced by Lamb  03:03  
  03:03 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:02  
Walker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:47  
  02:47  
  02:31
[CLE 52-33]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
M Williams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Walker (2 AST)  02:11
[CHA 36-52]
 
  01:44 Love Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
  01:41 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  01:34 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Walker (2 ST) 
Lee Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: M Williams (1 AST)  01:28
[CHA 38-52]
 
Lamb Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  01:06  
  01:06
[CLE 53-38]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:06 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James 
Lamb Substitution replaced by Batum  01:06  
  01:06 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:05  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:51.9  
Walker Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:46.9
[CHA 40-53]
 
  00:36.4
[CLE 56-40]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
  00:28.3 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:28.3
[CHA 41-56]
 
  00:28.3 Love Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:28.3
[CHA 42-56]
 
  00:05.0
[CLE 58-42]
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Walker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Charlotte Hornets (44-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (55-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47
[CLE 60-42]
Love Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
M Williams Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  11:34  
Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  11:21  
  11:21 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:21 Team Rebound 
  11:21 Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:21  
Walker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:54
[CLE 62-42]
Mozgov Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  10:54  
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:41 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:32 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Zeller (5 ST) 
  10:29 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS)  10:29
[CHA 43-62]
 
Walker Free Throw 2 of 3 (10 PTS)  10:29
[CHA 44-62]
 
Walker Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  10:29  
  10:29 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:11
[CLE 65-44]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
M Williams Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (M Callahan)  09:58  
M Williams Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  09:58  
  09:40 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:40  
Kaminsky 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST)  09:23
[CHA 47-65]
 
  08:57
[CLE 67-47]
James Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:44 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:27 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Walker (3 ST) 
  08:21 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:21
[CHA 48-67]
 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:21
[CHA 49-67]
 
  08:12 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:11 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:05 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kaminsky (1 BLK) 
  08:04 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:03
[CLE 69-49]
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  07:53  
  07:47 James Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK) 
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:44  
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:41
[CHA 51-69]
 
  07:41 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (P Fraher) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  07:41
[CHA 52-69]
 
  07:26 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaminsky Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:25  
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:06
[CHA 55-69]
 
  07:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
M Williams Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Taylor)  06:56  
  06:45 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:44  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:17 Love Hook Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:16  
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:35 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:33  
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: M Williams (2 AST)  05:20
[CHA 58-69]
 
  04:52
[CLE 71-58]
Love Driving Bank shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
  04:29 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher) 
Lee Substitution replaced by Lin  04:29  
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:29
[CHA 59-71]
 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Hawes  04:29  
  04:29 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:29
[CHA 60-71]
 
  04:18 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Walker (4 ST) 
Walker Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:14
[CHA 62-71]
 
  04:14 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor) 
  04:14 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS)  04:14
[CHA 63-71]
 
  04:03
[CLE 74-63]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Lin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:31 James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:30  
Walker Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  03:20
[CHA 65-74]
 
  02:59
[CLE 77-65]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Hawes Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:23 James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hawes (1 ST) 
Hawes Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Walker (3 AST)  02:09
[CHA 67-77]
 
Hawes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  01:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:53  
  01:53 Love Substitution replaced by Frye 
M Williams Substitution replaced by Lee  01:53  
  01:53
[CLE 78-67]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  01:53
[CLE 79-67]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  01:45 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:45
[CHA 68-79]
 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:45
[CHA 69-79]
 
  01:32
[CLE 82-69]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST) 
Lin Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO)  01:13  
Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  01:04  
  01:04
[CLE 83-69]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  01:04 James Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:04 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kaminsky Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:03  
Hawes Hook Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:44.8 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:34.9
[CLE 86-69]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Walker (4 AST)  00:17.9
[CHA 71-86]
 
  00:00.0 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:50 Smith Violation:Kicked Ball (M Callahan) 
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:36 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  11:22 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:21 Team Rebound 
  11:16 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:15 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  10:58 Frye Hook Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:56  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  10:42  
Hawes Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  10:41  
Walker Pullup Jump shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST)  10:37
[CHA 73-86]
 
  10:18 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:17  
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  10:04  
Hawes Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  10:02  
Hawes Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:00
[CHA 75-86]
 
  10:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:00 Smith Substitution replaced by James 
  09:48
[CLE 88-75]
James Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan)  09:48  
  09:48
[CLE 89-75]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
  09:30 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (P Fraher) 
  09:23 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  09:23
[CHA 76-89]
 
Lee Substitution replaced by Kaminsky  09:23  
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  09:23
[CHA 77-89]
 
  09:10 James Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:M Williams (1 ST) 
  09:06 James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:06
[CHA 78-89]
 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:06
[CHA 79-89]
 
  08:46 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:44  
Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  08:38  
Kaminsky Foul: Personal (1 PF) (P Fraher)  08:38  
  08:18 James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Kaminsky Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:16  
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Kaminsky (1 AST)  08:03
[CHA 81-89]
 
  07:44 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  07:43  
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:20
[CLE 91-81]
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:56 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:51 Frye Substitution replaced by Love 
  06:51 Williams Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  06:43 Dellavedova Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  06:42  
Hawes 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Walker (5 AST)  06:32
[CHA 84-91]
 
  06:07
[CLE 94-84]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (6 AST) 
M Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Hawes (2 AST)  05:41
[CHA 86-94]
 
M Williams Foul: Personal (4 PF) (B Taylor)  05:31  
  05:31  
  05:31 Thompson Substitution replaced by Smith 
Kaminsky Substitution replaced by Lee  05:31  
Hawes Substitution replaced by Zeller  05:31  
  05:16 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:16 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:11 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:08 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:08
[CLE 96-86]
James Tip Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: M Williams (3 AST)  04:49
[CHA 89-96]
 
  04:30 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lee (3 ST) 
Lee Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Walker (6 AST)  04:25
[CHA 91-96]
 
  04:25 Love Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (1 FTA) (P Fraher) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  04:25
[CHA 92-96]
 
  04:06
[CLE 99-92]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Lin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:47
[CHA 94-99]
 
  03:27
[CLE 101-94]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (7 AST) 
Lin Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (5 TO)  03:05  
  02:46
[CLE 104-94]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
M Williams 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Walker (7 AST)  02:32
[CHA 97-104]
 
  02:09
[CLE 106-97]
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (8 AST) 
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:43  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:38 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:22
[CLE 108-97]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (9 AST) 
  01:05 Love Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:05
[CHA 98-108]
 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:05
[CHA 99-108]
 
  00:48.5 Dellavedova Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Walker (1 BLK) 
  00:48.3 Team Rebound 
  00:45.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:45.4  
  00:45.1 James Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
M Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:45.1
[CHA 100-108]
 
M Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:45.1
[CHA 101-108]
 
  00:45.1 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:45.1 Team Timeout : Short 
Lin Foul: Personal (2 PF) (P Fraher)  00:43.9  
  00:41.4
[CLE 110-101]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  00:33.1
[CHA 103-110]
 
  00:28.4
[CLE 112-103]
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: James (12 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:28.4  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:20.9 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHA
3rd Southeast
48
34
7-3
30-11
18-23
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHA
2 players 22.7
2 players 6.9
2 players 4.0
2 players 0.7
2 players 1.3
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0