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Bulls stay in playoff race, beat Cavaliers 105-102


By ANDREW SELIGMAN
Posted Apr 10 2016 12:28AM

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls keep throwing in teases like this to go with all those flat performances.

That might be the most frustrating part about their season, and Jimmy Butler would rather not dwell on it.

"What's the sense in talking about it?" he said.

Butler scored 21 points, rookie Cristiano Felicio added a career-high 16 and the Bulls kept their playoff hopes alive with a 105-102 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

Chicago took the lead with a 15-0 run early in the fourth quarter and hung on for the win when J.R. Smith missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, preventing Cleveland from clinching the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference even though James scored 33. The Bulls still need to win their final two games and hope Indiana drops its remaining three in order to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

"It shows character. It shows pride," Pau Gasol said. "But it's also very frustrating because if we showed this type of edge and competitiveness every single night, we wouldn't be talking about this."

The Bulls are a combined 7-1 against the top two teams in the East, taking three of four from the Cavaliers and sweeping four games against Toronto.

They took this one even though James had a huge game, hitting 13 of 17 shots - including 4 of 5 3-pointers. The four-time MVP also grabbed seven rebounds.

Smith hit seven 3s and scored 24 points, and Kevin Love added 20 points and 13 rebounds.

"I like where this team is right now," Love said. "When we have a win-or-die or win-or-go-home mentality, we're going to be really, really hard to beat."

TIGHT FINISH

Things got real tight in the closing minute when Love hit a 3 and James scored on a layup to cut it to 104-101 with 30 seconds left.

Butler missed a pull-up jumper with about 9 seconds left. Cleveland's Smith grabbed the rebound, got fouled and made the first free throw. He then rebounded his miss on the second attempt, and the Cavaliers worked the ball to Matthew Dellavedova, who shot an air ball attempting a wide-open 3 with 2.5 seconds remaining rather than pass the ball to James at the top of the circle.

"One more swing (of the ball), selfishly, I wish I had a look at it the way I was shooting the ball tonight, but Delly left it short," James said.

Gasol then hit one of two free throws to put the lead at three before Smith missed the potential tying 3 off an inbounds as time expired.

For Chicago, Butler scored 15 in the second half, and Felicio did not miss a shot in the game, going 7 for 7 from the field and 2 of 2 on free throws.

DECISIVE RUN

The Bulls were trailing 84-82 early in the fourth when a cutting Felicio dunked to start that 15-0 run. Felicio also had a driving layup during the spurt, Aaron Brooks added a layup and floater, and Butler buried a fadeaway shot with just under six minutes left to make it 97-84.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: G Iman Shumpert (left knee soreness) sat out. ... Coach Tyronn Lue had no update on G Mo Williams, who returned to Cleveland this week for further evaluation on his injured left knee. He did not accompany the team to Chicago.

Bulls: F Taj Gibson (rib contusion) and G E'Twaun Moore (left hamstring) were sidelined.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Host Atlanta on Monday.

Bulls: Visit New Orleans on Monday.


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CLE
CHI
     
    • 43.4%

    • 44.9%

    • 47.5%

    • 33.3%

    • 61.1%

    • 81.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE CHI
Total Rebounds 42 45
Offensive Rebounds 12 13
Turnovers 15 12
Fast Break Pts: 11 12
Biggest Lead: 11 13
Points in the Paint: 22 36
CLE CHI
p James   33 Butler   21
rb Love   13 Gasol   12
a Irving   8 Butler   6
s Irving   2 Butler   3
b Thompson   3 Felicio   2
 
  • 10/27 - CLE 95 @ CHI 97
  • 01/23 - CHI 96 @ CLE 83
  • 02/18 - CHI 95 @ CLE 106
  • 04/09 - CLE 102 @ CHI 105
Cleveland Cavaliers (56-24)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 38:33 13-17 4-5 3-4 +7 3 4 7 3 1 0 4 1 0 33
K. Love F 35:40 6-17 4-9 4-5 +11 3 10 13 3 3 0 3 0 0 20
T. Thompson C 30:52 1-3 0-0 1-4 +3 3 5 8 3 4 0 0 3 1 3
J. Smith G 36:56 8-16 7-14 1-3 +8 1 5 6 4 2 1 1 0 1 24
K. Irving G 38:35 5-17 1-2 0-0 +4 2 2 4 8 2 2 4 0 3 11
M. Dellavedova   26:42 1-6 1-5 0-0 -10 0 2 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 3
C. Frye   14:49 2-6 2-5 0-0 -14 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 6
R. Jefferson   09:51 0-1 0-0 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
T. Mozgov   08:02 0-0 0-0 2-2 -11 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
J. McRae DNP - Coach's Decision
I. Shumpert DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-83 19-40 11-18   12 30 42 24 18 5 15 5 6 102
  43.4% 47.5% 61.1%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16
Chicago Bulls (40-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Dunleavy F 26:00 2-7 1-5 1-1 -14 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 6
N. Mirotic F 17:18 5-11 3-7 0-0 -10 1 5 6 0 3 1 1 1 0 13
P. Gasol C 24:38 4-7 0-0 3-5 -9 3 9 12 1 4 1 3 1 1 11
J. Butler G 38:33 7-17 2-3 5-5 -7 1 1 2 6 3 3 2 0 2 21
D. Rose G 32:05 5-14 0-2 0-0 -20 0 2 2 3 0 0 2 0 1 10
B. Portis   28:46 3-10 0-1 0-1 +17 5 5 10 0 2 0 1 0 0 6
C. Felicio   23:28 7-7 0-0 2-2 +12 2 3 5 1 4 0 2 2 0 16
A. Brooks   15:55 4-6 1-2 0-0 +23 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 9
J. Holiday   22:25 1-6 0-3 5-5 +12 0 2 2 4 1 2 0 1 0 7
D. McDermott   10:52 2-4 1-1 1-2 +11 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 6
T. Gibson DND - Rib Contusion
E. Moore DND - Left Hamstring
T. Snell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-89 8-24 17-21   13 32 45 19 22 8 12 6 5 105
  44.9% 33.3% 81.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Williams
  • Bulls: Bairstow, Noah

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Bulls: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #71 Rodney Mott, #22 Bill Spooner, #46 Ben Taylor
  • Attendance: 22186
  • Duration: 2:20
Cleveland Cavaliers (56-25) Chicago Bulls (41-40)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gasol vs Thompson (Love gains possession)
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:22 Mirotic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:21  
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mirotic (1 ST)  11:14  
  11:10 Rose Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:09  
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:55
[CLE 2-0]
 
  10:38 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:37  
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:23
[CLE 4-0]
 
  10:02
[CHI 2-4]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:42  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  09:37
[CLE 7-2]
 
  09:14 Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:13  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:55 Mirotic Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (R Mott) 
  08:55 Mirotic Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:41 Mirotic Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Taylor) 
  08:41 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Portis 
Love Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  08:38  
  08:21
[CHI 4-7]
Rose Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  08:11
[CLE 9-4]
 
  07:56 Dunleavy Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:54  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  07:43
[CLE 12-4]
 
  07:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:25 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
  07:25 Portis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:25
[CHI 6-12]
Portis Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (R Mott)  07:25  
  07:25 Portis Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:25  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:53 Rose Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:51  
  06:46 Portis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:46
[CLE 13-6]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:46
[CLE 14-6]
 
  06:25 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:24  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  06:20
[CLE 17-6]
 
  06:04
[CHI 8-17]
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner)  06:04  
  06:04
[CHI 9-17]
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Thompson Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  05:50
[CLE 19-9]
 
  05:33
[CHI 11-19]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:15  
James Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  05:14  
  05:01 Butler Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (3 BLK) 
  04:59 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:57 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:57 Team Rebound 
  04:49
[CHI 14-19]
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:34
[CLE 21-14]
 
  04:22
[CHI 16-21]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:10  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:09  
Love Tip Layup Shot: Missed  04:09  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:07  
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  03:59
[CLE 23-16]
 
  03:43 Portis Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:36 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Portis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:35 Portis Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:34  
  03:28 Gasol Substitution replaced by Felicio 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:22  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  03:19
[CLE 26-16]
 
  03:04
[CHI 18-26]
Portis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST) 
Love Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:54  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  02:54  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Frye  02:54  
  02:41
[CHI 20-26]
Felicio Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
James Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  02:29
[CLE 28-20]
 
  02:13 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:12  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 Portis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:55
[CHI 22-28]
Butler Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  01:36
[CLE 31-22]
 
  01:19 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:19  
  01:19 Portis Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (R Mott) 
  01:19 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  01:19 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Holiday 
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:11  
  00:52.3
[CHI 24-31]
Portis Driving Bank Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST)  00:40.9  
  00:30.9 Portis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:28.9  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.9 Felicio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.3
[CHI 26-31]
Holiday Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Felicio (1 AST) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner)  00:00.3  
  00:00.3 Butler Substitution replaced by McDermott 
  00:00.3
[CHI 27-31]
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (56-25) Chicago Bulls (41-40)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:34 Portis Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  11:32 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:27
[CHI 29-31]
McDermott Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST) 
Mozgov Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  11:07  
  10:53 McDermott Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  10:51 Team Rebound 
  10:45
[CHI 31-31]
Felicio Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Irving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:31
[CLE 33-31]
 
  10:09 Portis Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:09 Team Rebound 
  10:04 McDermott Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:03 Felicio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:55 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:54 Team Rebound 
  09:54 Portis Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
  09:47 McDermott Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Jefferson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  09:42  
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  09:28  
  09:28
[CHI 32-33]
Felicio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:28
[CHI 33-33]
Felicio Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:16 McDermott Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Taylor) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:06 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:55
[CHI 35-33]
Felicio Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
  08:46 Holiday Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Taylor) 
  08:46  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Felicio (1 BLK)  08:38  
  08:36 Felicio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:34 Felicio Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:17 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:16  
  08:10 Brooks Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Mott) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  08:10  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  08:01
[CLE 36-35]
 
  07:39 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:38  
Irving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  07:28
[CLE 38-35]
 
  07:11
[CHI 37-38]
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST)  06:56
[CLE 41-37]
 
  06:43 Felicio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by James  06:43  
  06:43 Felicio Substitution replaced by Rose 
  06:43 Brooks Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  06:43 Holiday Substitution replaced by Butler 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mirotic (1 BLK)  06:28  
  06:26 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:15
[CHI 39-41]
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (3 AST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:04
[CLE 43-39]
 
  05:46 Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST)  05:43
[CLE 45-39]
 
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:42 McDermott Substitution replaced by Dunleavy 
Frye Substitution replaced by Love  05:42  
  05:22
[CHI 42-45]
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (1 AST) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  05:06  
Team Rebound  05:06  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith  05:06  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:43 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:42  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  04:29  
  04:28 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Taylor)  04:28  
  04:16
[CHI 45-45]
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Butler (4 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dunleavy (1 BLK)  03:56  
  03:54 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:45 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:44  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:37
[CLE 48-45]
 
  03:20 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:19  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  03:06  
Team Rebound  03:06  
  03:06 Dunleavy Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (B Taylor) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  03:01  
  02:45 Gasol Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:43 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:43
[CHI 47-48]
Gasol Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  02:42  
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  02:18  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:16  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:53 Mirotic Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:52  
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:45
[CLE 50-47]
 
  01:21 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:20  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:13
[CLE 52-47]
 
  01:13 Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (R Mott) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:13  
  01:11 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:57.9 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:55.9  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.5 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott)  00:37.2  
  00:37.2
[CHI 48-52]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:37.2 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Portis 
  00:37.2 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Holiday 
  00:37.2
[CHI 49-52]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:24.0 Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:24.0
[CLE 53-49]
 
  00:24.0 Portis Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
  00:24.0 Holiday Substitution replaced by McDermott 
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  00:24.0  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:24.0
[CLE 54-49]
 
  00:04.9 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  00:02.9 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:02.5
[CHI 52-54]
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (56-25) Chicago Bulls (41-40)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47
[CHI 54-54]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (R Mott)  11:47  
  11:47
[CHI 55-54]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:29 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:19 Butler Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (B Spooner) 
  11:19 Butler Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  10:57
[CLE 57-55]
 
  10:38
[CHI 57-57]
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  10:16  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:13  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thompson (3 AST)  10:11
[CLE 60-57]
 
  09:59 Gasol Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:42 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (R Mott)  09:42  
  09:27 Gasol Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:07
[CLE 63-57]
 
  08:54 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:53 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:36 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:36 Team Rebound 
Love Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (B Spooner)  08:36  
  08:30 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:29  
  08:24 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:24
[CLE 64-57]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  08:03 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:02  
Love Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  07:43
[CLE 66-57]
 
  07:43 Gasol Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (R Mott) 
  07:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:43 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Portis 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  07:43
[CLE 67-57]
 
  07:32
[CHI 59-67]
Gasol Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  07:14
[CLE 70-59]
 
  06:56 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  06:55  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:48 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (R Mott)  06:48  
  06:39
[CHI 61-70]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Portis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:16 Gasol Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (R Mott) 
  06:16 Gasol Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
James Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (R Mott)  06:08  
James Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  06:08  
  05:58
[CHI 63-70]
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:58  
Irving Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:33 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  05:28 Portis Dunk Shot: Missed 
  05:27 Portis Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:27 Portis Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:26  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:07  
  05:07 Gasol Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:07  
Team Rebound  05:07  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:07
[CLE 71-63]
 
  04:46 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:44  
James Layup Shot: Missed  04:33  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:32  
James Tip Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  04:32
[CLE 73-63]
 
  04:18
[CHI 65-73]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  03:43  
  03:43
[CHI 66-73]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  03:43  
  03:43 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  03:43 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Holiday 
  03:43 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:42  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  03:21
[CLE 76-66]
 
  03:07
[CHI 69-76]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:48  
James Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:46  
  02:46 Gasol Foul: Personal (4 PF) (R Mott) 
Love Substitution replaced by Frye  02:46  
  02:46 Gasol Substitution replaced by Felicio 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
Team Rebound  02:39  
  02:39 Felicio Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:39  
Team Rebound  02:39  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:39  
  02:35 Portis Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:17 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:16 Felicio Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:16
[CHI 71-76]
Felicio Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  01:58  
  01:54
[CHI 74-76]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:30 Team Rebound 
Frye Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  01:21  
  01:21
[CHI 75-76]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  01:21  
  01:21
[CHI 76-76]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  01:07
[CLE 79-76]
 
  00:41.8
[CHI 79-79]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.9 Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:19.9 Butler Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:17.7  
James 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS)  00:01.9
[CLE 82-79]
 
  00:00.1 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Irving Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
Team Rebound  11:44  
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:35 McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:14
[CHI 82-82]
McDermott 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST) 
  10:47 McDermott Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:47
[CLE 83-82]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:47
[CLE 84-82]
 
  10:28
[CHI 84-84]
Felicio Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST)  10:11  
Frye Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  10:09  
  10:09
[CHI 85-84]
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:09
[CHI 86-84]
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:50 McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  09:35  
  09:35 McDermott Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:35 Team Rebound 
  09:35
[CHI 87-84]
McDermott Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Holiday (2 ST)  09:13  
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  09:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:09  
Frye Substitution replaced by Thompson  09:09  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Love  09:09  
  09:09
[CHI 88-84]
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:09
[CHI 89-84]
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Felicio (2 BLK)  08:55  
  08:53 McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:36 Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Portis Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  08:24
[CHI 91-84]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:50 Portis Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  07:50 McDermott Substitution replaced by Butler 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James  07:50  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Smith  07:50  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:26  
  07:05
[CHI 93-84]
Felicio Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Butler (5 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Felicio Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:27
[CHI 95-84]
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:25  
  06:24 Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  06:19  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:09 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:51
[CHI 97-84]
Butler Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST)  05:35  
  05:17 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:16  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Butler (3 ST)  05:05  
  04:59 Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
  04:54 Butler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  04:54
[CLE 85-97]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:54  
  04:52 Portis Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  04:39 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  04:27  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:21 Portis Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:03 Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  04:02  
  03:49 Felicio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Spooner) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST)  03:39
[CLE 88-97]
 
  03:11 Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:10 Portis Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  02:58
[CHI 99-88]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  02:33
[CLE 90-99]
 
  02:05 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:04  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST)  01:57
[CLE 93-99]
 
  01:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:57 Portis Substitution replaced by Dunleavy 
  01:42
[CHI 101-93]
Butler Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner)  01:42  
  01:42
[CHI 102-93]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Irving (7 AST)  01:31
[CLE 96-102]
 
  01:15
[CHI 104-96]
Felicio Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Butler (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:15  
  01:03 Felicio Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Taylor) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  00:59.3  
Team Rebound  00:59.3  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Irving (8 AST)  00:57.7
[CLE 99-104]
 
  00:39.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:36.1 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:36.1  
James Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS)  00:30.9
[CLE 101-104]
 
  00:08.7 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:08.7  
  00:08.7 Felicio Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:08.7
[CLE 102-104]
 
  00:08.7 Holiday Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Irving Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:08.7  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:08.7  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:04.9  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.5  
  00:02.5 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  00:02.5 Felicio Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
Love Substitution replaced by Irving  00:02.5  
  00:02.5 Team Timeout : Short 
Thompson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  00:01.6  
  00:01.6 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:01.6 Team Rebound 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  00:01.6  
  00:01.6
[CHI 105-102]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.6  
  00:01.6 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Holiday 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Holiday (1 BLK)  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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a
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
CHI
4th Central
42
40
6-4
26-15
16-25
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
CHI
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