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LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs past Pelicans


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Nov 10 2014 11:05PM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James wanted so badly to give back to Cleveland fans after he played poorly in his emotion-laced home opener.

They deserved something.

On Monday night, he delivered a belated gift.

James recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, Kyrie Irving scored 27 of his 32 in the second half and Cleveland's "Big 3" dominated in a 118-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.

Kevin Love made six 3-pointers and added 22 points for the Cavs, who were back at Quicken Loans Arena for the first time since Oct. 30, when Cleveland welcomed James home after four years in Miami. He failed to play up to the monumental event, going 5 of 15 and committing eight turnovers in a stunning loss to the New York Knicks.

James wouldn't allow a repeat performance. After the Cavs returned from a four-game road trip, James went on his Twitter account and told Cleveland fans, "I owe y'all one."

Not anymore.

"It worked out. It's good when you put something out there and it comes true," he said. "I owed them one, and many more as well. Tonight we took care of business."

James and Irving dominated in the second half, combining for 49 points - 30 in the third quarter when the Cavs overcame 9-point deficit. Love, too, was huge after halftime, making four 3-pointers.

"This is special," said Irving, who added nine assists and had just one turnover in 40 minutes. "We played well as a group."

Anthony Davis scored 27 with 14 rebounds for the Pelicans, who beat defending NBA champion San Antonio on Saturday night and gave the Cavaliers all they could handle. Ryan Anderson added 32 points - 23 in the first half for New Orleans.

"In order for you to become one of the best you have to play the best and learn from them," Davis said. "I love playing against LeBron and the Cavs. They're a tough team. They have three players who can score the ball at will. We broke down defensively. They scored 118 points. We can't allow teams to do that."

Irving's 3-pointer gave the Cavs a 101-95 lead, but the Pelicans didn't go away and were within three when Love drained one of his six 3s. Irving scored on a conventional three-point play and then hit another long-range shot to give Cleveland a 110-98 lead with 2:26 left.

James was taken out to a rousing ovation, but coach David Blatt had to re-insert the superstar in the closing seconds after Anderson's 3 brought the Pelicans to 117-111 with 13.9 seconds left.

Following the game, Blatt answered several questions before reminding everyone what James did.

"Hey, that guy No. 23 was pretty good tonight," Blatt said. "It's easy to overlook that guy. He grabbed the game. He understood the moment."

Cleveland was just back from a four-game road trip, which had its share of drama as James challenged his young teammates following a loss in Portland.

But in their first game back, the Cavs' trio of James, Irving and Love showed why they've been pegged as title favorites. After a slower start than many imagined, the Cavs - and James - are beginning to figure things out.

"I'm not there yet," James said. "I have a couple more kinks I need to work out, but I feel I'm in the right place right now and I've made some progress."

COACH'S CORNER

Blatt was pleased with his team's offensive movement, but Cleveland's defense had some disastrous stretches. Blatt said the Cavs had "moments of lethargy" and described the Cavs' defensive issues as "disturbing and "worrisome."

TRAVELING

The Pelicans didn't arrive in Cleveland until nearly 3 a.m. The team was scheduled to leave at 4 p.m. on Sunday, but a mechanical problem with their plane caused a long delay and a new pilot and crew had to be flown in from Minnesota, delaying the flight by six hours.

"It was actually a good thing for us," coach Monty Williams said. "We had Internet on the plane. We watched games and did our work. It could have been a lot worse."

ROOKIE SPARK

Cavs rookie G Joe Harris made his first career 3-pointer and gave Blatt 20 quality minutes.

"He plays with a lot of heart and people in Cleveland love that," Blatt said.

TIP INS

Pelicans: Davis came leads the league in rebounds (13.0) and blocks (4.2) and is averaging 24.9 points. "He's one of the elite players," said James, who played with Davis on the U.S. Olympic team in 2012. James said Davis has a unique game. "It doesn't compare to anybody," he said.

Cavaliers: G Dion Waiters sat out with a bruised lower back, an injury he sustained Friday when he was fouled on a layup by Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur, who was suspended one game. It's not known how long Waiters will be sidelined. ... Cleveland plays eight of its next 10 games at home.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Host Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Cavaliers: At Boston on Friday.


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NOP
CLE
     
    • 44.1%

    • 49.4%

    • 44.4%

    • 48.1%

    • 85.0%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOP CLE
Total Rebounds 40 45
Offensive Rebounds 14 12
Turnovers 5 9
Fast Break Pts: 13 8
Biggest Lead: 12 11
Points in the Paint: 38 46
NOP CLE
p Anderson   32 2 players   32
rb Davis   14 James   11
a Evans   10 2 players   9
s Davis   4 3 players   1
b Davis   3 2 players   2
 
  • 11/10 - NOP 111 @ CLE 118
  • 12/12 - CLE 114 @ NOP 119
New Orleans Pelicans (3-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Evans F 30:29 2-14 0-1 2-2 -10 1 3 4 10 6 0 1 1 2 6
A. Davis F 39:52 12-21 0-2 3-4 -6 5 9 14 4 1 4 0 3 1 27
O. Asik C 25:54 2-5 0-0 4-4 -6 4 6 10 2 2 1 2 1 2 8
E. Gordon G 31:52 4-11 1-4 1-3 -9 2 1 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 10
J. Holiday G 37:01 5-12 1-4 5-5 +1 0 3 3 5 2 1 1 0 0 16
R. Anderson   34:05 11-19 8-12 2-2 -3 2 3 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 32
A. Rivers   19:44 3-6 2-2 0-0 +3 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 8
J. Salmons   10:04 0-1 0-1 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Fredette   10:59 2-4 0-1 0-0 -8 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
A. Ajinca DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Withey DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-93 12-27 17-20   14 26 40 31 20 8 5 5 5 111
  44.1% 44.4% 85.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 7
Cleveland Cavaliers (3-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 40:26 9-17 1-3 13-17 +15 2 9 11 9 1 1 4 1 1 32
K. Love F 38:41 7-13 6-9 2-2 +1 1 4 5 2 2 1 1 0 1 22
A. Varejao C 21:53 4-7 0-0 4-4 +3 1 4 5 2 1 0 1 2 0 12
S. Marion G 30:04 2-5 0-0 0-0 +6 3 5 8 1 1 1 1 0 1 4
K. Irving G 40:36 11-21 4-7 6-7 +4 1 4 5 9 2 0 1 0 0 32
M. Miller   18:30 1-3 1-3 0-0 -12 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 3
T. Thompson   25:53 3-7 0-0 0-0 +3 3 3 6 1 1 0 1 2 1 6
J. Harris   20:11 2-6 1-4 0-0 +18 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 5
W. Cherry   03:43 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Kirk   00:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Amundson DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-81 13-27 25-30   12 33 45 26 13 3 9 5 5 118
  49.4% 48.1% 83.3%   team rebs: 8 total to: 10

inactive

  • Pelicans: Babbitt, Miller
  • Cavaliers: Dellavedova, Waiters

technical fouls

  • Pelicans: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #26 Pat Fraher, #46 Ben Taylor
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:10
New Orleans Pelicans (39-35) Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Varejao vs Davis (James gains possession)
Davis Violation:Defensive Goaltending  11:45  
  11:45
[CLE 2-0]
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:18 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Evans (1 BLK) 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:17  
Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  11:13  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:11  
Asik Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  11:06  
  11:00
[CLE 4-0]
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:32
[CLE 7-0]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST)  10:07
[NOP 2-7]
 
  09:46 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:45  
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:16 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:15  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST)  09:03
[NOP 4-7]
 
Asik Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:44  
  08:44
[CLE 8-4]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:44
[CLE 9-4]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST)  08:28  
  08:20 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:19  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:18  
Gordon Driving Jump shot: Missed  07:59  
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:58  
Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK)  07:56  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:45  
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:44
[NOP 6-9]
 
  07:31 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:57 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Evans Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  06:53
[NOP 8-9]
 
Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:37  
  06:37
[CLE 10-8]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson  06:37  
  06:37
[CLE 11-8]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed  06:18  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:16  
Davis Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:16
[NOP 10-11]
 
  06:02 Marion Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  05:58 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:58
[CLE 13-10]
Marion Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  05:47 Marion Substitution replaced by Miller 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST)  05:45
[NOP 13-13]
 
  05:31 Love Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:28  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST)  05:22
[NOP 16-13]
 
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:20 Irving Substitution replaced by Marion 
  05:04
[CLE 15-16]
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  04:50  
  04:28
[CLE 18-16]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
Gordon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:09  
Gordon Tip Shot: Missed  04:09  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:09  
  04:09 Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:09
[NOP 17-18]
 
Gordon Substitution replaced by Rivers  04:09  
  04:09 Love Substitution replaced by Irving 
  04:09 Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:09
[NOP 18-18]
 
  03:46 Irving Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:43  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  03:28
[NOP 21-18]
 
  03:07 Marion Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:05  
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST)  02:53
[NOP 23-18]
 
  02:45 James Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Davis (2 AST)  02:29
[NOP 26-18]
 
  02:10
[CLE 21-26]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:54 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:46
[CLE 23-26]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Holiday Layup Shot: Missed  01:32  
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:31  
Anderson Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:31
[NOP 28-23]
 
  01:06 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:05  
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
  00:49.5 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Evans Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:32.8  
  00:32.8 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:32.8 Team Rebound 
Evans Substitution replaced by Salmons  00:32.8  
Holiday Substitution replaced by Fredette  00:32.8  
  00:32.8
[CLE 24-28]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Rivers Jump Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:11.8 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.0 Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST) 
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (39-35) Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Fredette (1 AST)  11:44
[NOP 31-24]
 
  11:23 Love Hook Shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK) 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:22  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:08 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:45 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:45 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:45 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Anderson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Fredette (2 AST)  10:27
[NOP 33-24]
 
  10:12 Thompson Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:11  
Fredette Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:59
[NOP 35-24]
 
  09:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:38 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:33
[CLE 26-35]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rivers (2 AST)  09:22
[NOP 38-26]
 
  09:03
[CLE 28-38]
Love Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Rivers Layup Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:42 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Fredette Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:41  
  08:41 Marion Substitution replaced by James 
Salmons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:39  
  08:39
[CLE 29-38]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:39
[CLE 30-38]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Fredette Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Asik (1 AST)  08:25
[NOP 40-30]
 
  08:09 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:08  
Anderson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  07:52
[NOP 42-30]
 
  07:36
[CLE 32-42]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Asik Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:09  
Team Rebound  07:08  
  07:08 Miller Substitution replaced by Harris 
  07:08 Thompson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:41 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:40  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
Team Rebound  06:29  
Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  06:20  
  06:20 Team Rebound 
  06:20 Irving Substitution replaced by Cherry 
  06:01
[CLE 34-42]
James Running Bank shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:38 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:33
[CLE 37-42]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:33  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Gordon  05:33  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Holiday  05:33  
Fredette Substitution replaced by Davis  05:33  
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Cherry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Asik Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:06  
  05:06
[CLE 38-42]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:06 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  05:06  
  05:06 Varejao Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson  05:06  
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  04:51  
Gordon Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:48  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST)  04:45
[NOP 45-38]
 
  04:30 Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:27  
Holiday Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (3 AST)  04:22
[NOP 47-38]
 
Salmons Substitution replaced by Evans  04:10  
  03:58
[CLE 40-47]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:35
[NOP 49-40]
 
  03:15 Cherry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:14  
Evans Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:04  
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:01  
Anderson Tip Shot: Missed  03:01  
  02:58 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:54
[CLE 42-49]
Cherry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
  02:40  
  02:40 Cherry Substitution replaced by Irving 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:31  
  02:12
[CLE 44-49]
James Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:41 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:40 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Evans Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:40  
  01:40
[CLE 45-49]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Evans Substitution replaced by Rivers  01:40  
  01:40
[CLE 46-49]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:28
[NOP 51-46]
 
  01:28 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:28  
  01:26 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:12 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:11  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:50.9 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:49.8  
  00:45.0 Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:45.0
[NOP 52-46]
 
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:45.0
[NOP 53-46]
 
  00:45.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:33.9
[CLE 49-53]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Holiday Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rivers (3 AST)  00:22.1
[NOP 55-49]
 
  00:22.1 Irving Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  00:22.1
[NOP 56-49]
 
  00:00.0
[CLE 51-56]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (39-35) Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  11:45
[NOP 57-51]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  11:45
[NOP 58-51]
 
  11:27 Varejao Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:27  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Team Rebound 
  10:56
[CLE 53-58]
James Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gordon Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Asik (2 AST)  10:40
[NOP 60-53]
 
  10:19
[CLE 55-60]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
Davis Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST)  09:57
[NOP 62-55]
 
  09:43 Irving Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:41  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:28 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:25
[CLE 57-62]
James Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
  09:22 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:00 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:55 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:54  
Davis Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Evans (5 AST)  08:49
[NOP 64-57]
 
Holiday Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA)  08:40  
  08:40
[CLE 58-64]
James Free Throw 1 of 3 (17 PTS) 
  08:40
[CLE 59-64]
James Free Throw 2 of 3 (18 PTS) 
  08:40
[CLE 60-64]
James Free Throw 3 of 3 (19 PTS) 
Holiday Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:27
[NOP 66-60]
 
  08:09
[CLE 62-66]
Irving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Davis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:49 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:41
[CLE 64-66]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Irving (7 AST) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Evans (6 AST)  07:18
[NOP 69-64]
 
  07:07 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:06 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:03 Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Davis (3 ST) 
  06:59 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:59
[NOP 70-64]
 
  06:59 Marion Substitution replaced by Harris 
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:59
[NOP 71-64]
 
  06:38
[CLE 67-71]
James 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Davis Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Evans (7 AST)  06:17
[NOP 73-67]
 
  05:59
[CLE 69-73]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Davis (4 AST)  05:35
[NOP 76-69]
 
  05:12 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:09 Team Rebound 
  05:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:09 Jump Ball Varejao vs Asik (Love gains possession) 
Evans Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:06  
  05:06 Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  04:48 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST) 
  04:44 Harris Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:38  
  04:38 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:38
[NOP 77-69]
 
  04:38 Love Substitution replaced by Marion 
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:38
[NOP 78-69]
 
  04:17
[CLE 71-78]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:59
[CLE 73-78]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:55  
Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson  03:55  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:27
[CLE 75-78]
Irving Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  03:04  
Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  03:01  
  02:58 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:46
[CLE 78-78]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  02:30 Irving Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:30  
Team Rebound  02:30  
Evans Substitution replaced by Rivers  02:30  
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:30
[NOP 79-78]
 
  02:15 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:15  
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:59 Team Rebound 
Gordon Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  01:49  
Holiday Substitution replaced by Fredette  01:49  
  01:36
[CLE 80-79]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (8 AST) 
Gordon Layup Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:17 Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:11 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:10 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:08 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK) 
  01:05 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:02 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:00 Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:00  
  01:00 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:00 Team Rebound 
  01:00 Irving Substitution replaced by Miller 
Davis Substitution replaced by Asik  01:00  
Gordon Substitution replaced by Salmons  01:00  
  01:00
[CLE 81-79]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Fredette 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.5 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:29.3  
  00:29.3
[CLE 82-79]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:29.3
[CLE 83-79]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Fredette Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:08.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:02.6
[CLE 85-79]
James Slam Dunk Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Rivers Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:00.9  
  00:00.0 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Asik (1 ST) 
  11:31 Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:31
[NOP 80-85]
 
  11:31 James Substitution replaced by Irving 
  11:31 Harris Substitution replaced by Love 
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:31
[NOP 81-85]
 
Anderson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:19  
Salmons Substitution replaced by Davis  11:19  
  11:13 Marion Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (2 BLK) 
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  11:13  
Asik Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  11:13  
  10:50
[CLE 88-81]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Rivers Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:22
[NOP 83-88]
 
  10:10
[CLE 91-83]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Irving (9 AST) 
Fredette Substitution replaced by Holiday  09:50  
Rivers Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:42  
Team Rebound  09:42  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:42  
  09:26 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:25  
Holiday Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST)  09:07
[NOP 85-91]
 
  08:48 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:47 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:43
[CLE 94-85]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:21 Marion Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST) 
Asik Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST)  08:13
[NOP 87-94]
 
  07:42 Irving Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  07:39 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:39 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:36  
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  07:34  
Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  07:33  
Asik Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:32
[NOP 89-94]
 
  07:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:28 Irving Substitution replaced by James 
Asik Substitution replaced by Gordon  07:28  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Evans  07:28  
  07:09 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:08  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Evans (8 AST)  07:02
[NOP 92-94]
 
Evans Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:52  
  06:36
[CLE 96-92]
Marion Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Evans Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:27  
Davis Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  06:27  
  06:27 Miller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:27
[NOP 93-96]
 
  06:27 Marion Substitution replaced by Irving 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:27  
  06:22 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:04 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Davis (3 BLK) 
  06:03 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:59 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  05:58  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  05:43  
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:42  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Gordon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:35  
  05:35  
  05:35 Miller Substitution replaced by Harris 
  05:35
[CLE 97-93]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:35
[CLE 98-93]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  05:15 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Davis (4 ST) 
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Anderson (3 AST)  05:10
[NOP 95-98]
 
  04:47
[CLE 101-95]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Davis Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST)  04:33
[NOP 97-101]
 
  04:13 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  04:12  
Davis Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Evans (9 AST)  03:56
[NOP 99-101]
 
  03:29
[CLE 104-99]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Gordon Layup Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:59
[CLE 106-99]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Gordon Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  02:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
  02:59
[CLE 107-99]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS) 
Evans Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:37 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:26
[CLE 110-99]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Evans (10 AST)  02:10
[NOP 102-110]
 
  01:53
[CLE 112-102]
James Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST)  01:43
[NOP 104-112]
 
  01:22 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:22 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Evans Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA)  01:22  
  01:22
[CLE 113-104]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  01:22
[CLE 114-104]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Davis Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Holiday (5 AST)  01:09
[NOP 106-114]
 
  00:45.9 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:42.9  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.8  
  00:35.9 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Evans Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA)  00:26.0  
Evans Substitution replaced by Rivers  00:26.0  
  00:26.0
[CLE 115-106]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  00:26.0 James Substitution replaced by Miller 
  00:26.0 Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  00:25.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:25.5  
  00:18.9 Harris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:18.9
[NOP 107-115]
 
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:18.9
[NOP 108-115]
 
  00:18.9 Team Timeout : Short 
Holiday Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:16.7  
  00:16.7
[CLE 116-108]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  00:16.7 Love Substitution replaced by Kirk 
  00:16.7
[CLE 117-108]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:16.7  
  00:16.7 Irving Substitution replaced by Cherry 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Rivers (4 AST)  00:13.9
[NOP 111-117]
 
  00:13.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:13.6 Thompson Substitution replaced by Irving 
  00:13.6 Cherry Substitution replaced by James 
  00:13.6 Kirk Substitution replaced by Love 
Rivers Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:13.0  
  00:13.0 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:13.0 Team Rebound 
  00:13.0
[CLE 118-111]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:13.0  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:08.8 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOP
5th Southwest
45
37
7-3
28-13
17-24
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOP
2 players 31.5
2 players 11.0
2 players 5.0
2 players 3.0
2 players 1.8
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0