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Smart leads Celtics past Cavaliers 99-90



Posted Apr 10 2015 11:45PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Boston got another big win Friday night. That's all it cared about.

Who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers was of little concern for the surging Celtics.

Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and the Celtics maintained their grip on a playoff spot by holding on for a 99-90 victory over the short-handed Cavaliers.

The Celtics had five players score in double figures. Isaiah Thomas had 17 points, Avery Bradley scored 15 and Tyler Zeller finished with 13.

Boston and Brooklyn are tied with 37-42 records, but the Celtics own the tiebreaker after winning three of their four meetings. Boston is 21-12 since Feb. 21 when it was a season-high 14 games below .500.

The Cavs played without injured All-Star Kyrie Irving after clinching the No. 2 seed in the East on Wednesday. They also rested LeBron James and their other starters in the fourth quarter.

"I threw away my LeBron poster when I was in high school, so I don't care," said Evan Turner, who had a career-high 13 assists for Boston. "Closing out a game like this and winning is huge."

The Celtics led for most of the game before the Cavaliers rallied from a 16-point deficit to lead briefly in the third quarter. Boston regained control and pulled away in the fourth.

Irving was sidelined by a sore right hip and James played 26 minutes, one short of his season low. He finished with 14 points and seven assists.

James admitted going into a game playing limited minutes was an adjustment, but stressed the Cavaliers are keeping other goals in mind.

"Me, being a 12-year veteran, the bigger picture is always what's important," he said. "For us, what's important is to stay in rhythm and also to stay healthy."

The teams meet again Sunday in Boston and could play in the first round of the playoffs if the present seeds hold up.

Asked if would play Sunday, James said: "I don't know. I don't believe so but I'm not quite sure yet."

Kevin Love led Cleveland 19 points, and Timofey Mozgov had 13 in 16 1/2 minutes. The Cavs had won 18 consecutive home games.

"Obviously, they didn't play Love or LeBron in the fourth quarter, but we took a pretty good punch from them in the third," Boston coach Brad Stevens said. "They don't have to show me what they're capable of. I watched them on TV for years, then I saw it in person here earlier this year."

The Celtics led 60-44 early in the third quarter before the Cavaliers went on a 19-6 run. James' three-point play and 3-pointers by Love, Matthew Dellavedova and Mike Miller forced Stevens to call a timeout.

Miller's two free throws gave Cleveland a 70-69 lead with 2:54 remaining. But Jae Crowder made two foul shots to give Boston a 79-77 lead heading into the fourth.

Cleveland missed eight of its first 10 shots of the game, prompting coach David Blatt to go to his bench in the first quarter. Miller, Shawn Marion and James Jones made early appearances.

"We came in with very specific idea how we wanted to play the game minutes-wise and I was remaining true to that regardless of the score," Blatt said.

Irving, who experienced soreness in the hip at Friday's shootaround, was scratched about a half-hour before the game. Guard Iman Shumpert also was out with a bruised right quad.

It was Cleveland's first home loss since Jan. 7 against Houston.

LAUREN HILL TRIBUTE

The Cavaliers held a moment of silence for Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old college basketball player who died Friday after a courageous battle with cancer.

"Obviously it's unfortunate," James said. "You never want anyone's life to be taken away because of an illness. But I think she's in a better place now. Every day struggles she had to deal with throughout her treatment and throughout her care. She's in a better place now. The man above doesn't make any mistakes. While she was here on Earth, in her presence, she inspired a lot of people. "

FIRST TIME

The Celtics lost their first two games of the season against the Cavaliers.

"All we talked about after the last game here was trying to redeem ourselves," Smart said. "That's a talented team we were playing, so we just tried to come out hard to start the game."

TIP-INS

Celtics: Bradley is the lone remaining starter from Boston's first matchup with Cleveland on Nov. 14. F Jared Sullinger and C Kelly Olynyk are now bench players, while G Rajon Rondo and F Jeff Green were traded. ... Boston has one remaining road game, its regular-season finale at Milwaukee on Wednesday

Cavaliers: J.R. Smith, who was averaging 13 points since being acquired in January, played 19 scoreless minutes. ... The Cavaliers are 1-5 when playing without Irving. Dellavedova started at point guard. ... F Tristan Thompson scored two points, but grabbed 12 rebounds. ... Shumpert injured his leg Wednesday. Blatt said the leg was sore and swollen, but the injury isn't serious.

NEXT UP

Celtics: Host Cleveland on Sunday.

Cavaliers: At Boston on Sunday.


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BOS
CLE
     
    • 45.2%

    • 41.6%

    • 36.4%

    • 26.5%

    • 71.4%

    • 68.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CLE
Total Rebounds 43 42
Offensive Rebounds 11 12
Turnovers 14 20
Fast Break Pts: 9 1
Biggest Lead: 16 1
Points in the Paint: 28 34
BOS CLE
p Smart   19 Love   19
rb Sullinger   8 Thompson   12
a Turner   13 Dellavedova   8
s Bass   3 Jones   2
b Sullinger   2 2 players   1
 
  • 11/14 - CLE 122 @ BOS 121
  • 03/03 - BOS 79 @ CLE 110
  • 04/10 - BOS 99 @ CLE 90
  • 04/12 - CLE 78 @ BOS 117
Boston Celtics (37-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
E. Turner F 34:25 2-8 0-0 0-0 +11 0 6 6 13 3 1 1 0 1 4
B. Bass F 29:05 6-8 0-0 0-0 -1 3 2 5 1 3 3 4 0 0 12
T. Zeller C 18:11 5-9 0-0 3-4 +10 1 5 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 13
A. Bradley G 31:18 7-12 1-2 0-0 +2 0 2 2 4 1 2 1 0 0 15
M. Smart G 33:42 7-10 3-5 2-5 +10 1 2 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 19
I. Thomas   23:19 4-12 2-6 7-8 +4 0 3 3 5 1 0 2 0 0 17
J. Crowder   25:33 2-9 0-2 3-4 +3 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 7
J. Jerebko   14:58 2-5 1-2 0-0 +7 4 2 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 5
K. Olynyk   10:07 1-4 0-2 0-0 -5 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 2
J. Sullinger   19:22 2-7 1-3 0-0 +4 1 7 8 2 4 1 4 2 1 5
G. Datome DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Pressey DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Wallace DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-84 8-22 15-21   11 32 43 30 24 11 14 2 2 99
  45.2% 36.4% 71.4%   team rebs: 11 total to: 15
Cleveland Cavaliers (51-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 26:05 5-14 0-5 4-9 +1 0 3 3 7 1 1 3 0 0 14
K. Love F 30:51 6-12 4-8 3-3 +1 2 4 6 4 1 0 2 0 0 19
T. Mozgov C 16:31 6-10 0-0 1-2 -12 1 1 2 0 2 0 3 1 0 13
J.R. Smith G 18:26 0-4 0-4 0-0 -7 0 2 2 0 3 0 3 0 0 0
M. Dellavedova G 41:27 4-8 1-3 0-0 -7 1 2 3 8 3 1 3 0 1 9
S. Marion   21:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 -8 2 3 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 4
M. Miller   23:04 3-7 3-6 2-2 +3 0 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 11
T. Thompson   16:14 1-2 0-0 0-0 +6 4 8 12 1 1 0 1 0 0 2
J. Jones   18:09 1-7 0-6 7-9 -10 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 9
K. Perkins   14:55 2-4 0-0 0-0 -3 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 4
J. Harris   13:18 2-3 1-2 0-0 -9 1 1 2 1 4 0 3 0 0 5
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Irving DND - Right Hip Soreness
Total   240 32-77 9-34 17-25   12 30 42 25 21 4 20 2 2 90
  41.6% 26.5% 68.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 22

inactive

  • Celtics: Babb, Young
  • Cavaliers: Shumpert, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #59 Gary Zielinski, #64 Justin VanDuyne
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:10
Boston Celtics (37-42) Cleveland Cavaliers (51-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Bass (Smart gains possession)
Smart Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST)  11:48
[BOS 2-0]
 
  11:34 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:10
[CLE 2-2]
Mozgov Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:53
[BOS 4-2]
 
  10:37 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:36  
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  10:27  
  10:07 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:06  
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST)  09:57
[BOS 6-2]
 
  09:41 Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:40  
Turner Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  09:26  
Team Rebound  09:26  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:01 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:00  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:53  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:52  
Zeller Tip Shot: Missed  08:52  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:50  
Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:50
[BOS 8-2]
 
  08:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:34
[CLE 4-8]
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:05 James Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:02  
Smart 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  07:51
[BOS 11-4]
 
  07:29 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:28  
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:09 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
  07:07 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST)  06:59
[BOS 13-4]
 
  06:35 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:26 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:24  
Smart 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST)  06:11
[BOS 16-4]
 
  05:56
[CLE 6-16]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
  05:41 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:41  
Team Rebound  05:41  
  05:41 James Substitution replaced by Marion 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:41
[BOS 17-6]
 
  05:27
[CLE 9-17]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Smart Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Zeller (2 AST)  05:09
[BOS 19-9]
 
  04:50
[CLE 11-19]
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:14 Mozgov Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:12  
Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:10  
  04:10 Smith Substitution replaced by Miller 
Turner Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:10  
  04:01 Mozgov Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:01 Mozgov Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Crowder  04:01  
  04:01 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Zeller (3 AST)  03:52
[BOS 21-11]
 
  03:30
[CLE 13-21]
Dellavedova Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Zeller Layup Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Smart Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:01  
Smart Substitution replaced by Jerebko  03:01  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Olynyk  03:01  
  03:01 Love Substitution replaced by Jones 
  02:49 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:48  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:36  
Olynyk Running Tip Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:28 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:27  
Crowder Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:12 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:05 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:53 Marion Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:52  
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  01:39
[BOS 23-13]
 
  01:25 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST) 
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:14 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:58.8
[CLE 15-23]
Jones Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
Olynyk Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  00:58.8  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:58.8  
  00:58.8
[CLE 16-23]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Olynyk Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST)  00:44.8
[BOS 25-16]
 
Jerebko Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:32.4  
  00:32.4 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:32.4 Team Rebound 
  00:32.4
[CLE 17-25]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (1 AST)  00:22.9
[BOS 28-17]
 
  00:00.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.2  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (37-42) Cleveland Cavaliers (51-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[CLE 19-28]
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:13 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Turner (1 ST) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST)  11:07
[BOS 30-19]
 
Turner Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:53  
  10:45 James Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:43  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  10:36  
  10:32 Marion Layup Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:31  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Turner (5 AST)  10:26
[BOS 33-19]
 
  10:00 Marion Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  09:57 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:57 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA)  09:52  
  09:52
[CLE 20-33]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 3 (5 PTS) 
  09:52
[CLE 21-33]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS) 
  09:52 Miller Substitution replaced by Smith 
  09:52 Marion Substitution replaced by Love 
  09:52
[CLE 22-33]
Jones Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS) 
  09:37 Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  09:33  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:32  
Olynyk Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  09:12  
  09:12 Jones Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Crowder Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:06  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Smart  09:06  
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Bass  09:06  
  08:54 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:54  
  08:54  
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Sullinger  08:54  
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:34 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:34  
  08:34 Thompson Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  08:13
[CLE 24-33]
James Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Turner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:01
[BOS 35-24]
 
  07:39 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (1 BLK) 
  07:38 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:36 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:35 Team Rebound 
  07:35 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Crowder Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:12 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bass (2 ST) 
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST)  07:07  
  07:02 Love Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Turner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:44  
  06:44
[CLE 25-35]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:44 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:44  
Smart Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:31 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:09 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:07  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Turner (6 AST)  05:57
[BOS 37-25]
 
  05:37
[CLE 28-37]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Turner (7 AST)  05:21
[BOS 40-28]
 
Crowder Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:12  
  05:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
Crowder Substitution replaced by Bradley  05:12  
  05:12 Smith Substitution replaced by Harris 
  05:12
[CLE 29-40]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:12 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:11  
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST)  04:54
[BOS 42-29]
 
  04:31
[CLE 31-42]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Sullinger Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:14  
Sullinger Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:14  
  04:14 James Substitution replaced by Marion 
  03:55
[CLE 33-42]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:22 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:21  
  03:13 Marion Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:13  
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:03
[BOS 44-33]
 
  02:44
[CLE 35-44]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST) 
Bass Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  02:36  
Bass Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  02:36  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller  02:36  
  02:36 Perkins Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  02:19 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:18  
  02:08 Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bradley (3 AST)  01:58
[BOS 46-35]
 
  01:41
[CLE 37-46]
Love Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  01:41  
  01:41
[CLE 38-46]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bradley (4 AST)  01:23
[BOS 48-38]
 
  01:10 Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:08  
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  01:02
[BOS 50-38]
 
  00:51.8 Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  00:47.9 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:39.9 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (2 ST) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  00:28.9
[BOS 52-38]
 
  00:08.9 Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bass (3 ST) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Turner (8 AST)  00:04.6
[BOS 54-38]
 
  00:00.0
[CLE 40-54]
Dellavedova Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (37-42) Cleveland Cavaliers (51-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:44  
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:16 Mozgov Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:06  
  10:59
[CLE 42-54]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Turner (9 AST)  10:49
[BOS 56-42]
 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:34  
  10:34 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:34 Team Rebound 
  10:34 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:32  
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:19  
Bass Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:19
[BOS 58-42]
 
  10:08 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:07 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:05 Mozgov Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  09:54  
  09:47
[CLE 44-58]
Mozgov Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Zeller Jump Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Turner (10 AST)  09:25
[BOS 60-44]
 
  09:06 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:05  
Bradley Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:55 Team Rebound 
  08:42
[CLE 47-60]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Bradley Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:20 Team Rebound 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:13  
  08:13 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:13 Team Rebound 
  08:13
[CLE 48-60]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:59 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:59  
Team Rebound  07:59  
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:59
[BOS 61-48]
 
  07:40
[CLE 51-61]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
  07:27 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:27
[BOS 62-51]
 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:27
[BOS 63-51]
 
  07:06
[CLE 53-63]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  06:47 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  06:47  
Team Rebound  06:47  
Smart Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  06:47  
Team Rebound  06:47  
Smart Free Throw 3 of 3 (12 PTS)  06:47
[BOS 64-53]
 
  06:32 James Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  06:27 Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Zeller Jump Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Turner (11 AST)  06:16
[BOS 66-53]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:04  
  06:04 Smith Substitution replaced by Miller 
Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:04  
  06:04 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Turner Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:03  
  05:48
[CLE 55-66]
Dellavedova Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Turner Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:28 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:26 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:24 James Slam Dunk Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:24  
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
Turner Substitution replaced by Olynyk  05:24  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Crowder  05:24  
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:04
[CLE 57-66]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:55  
  04:43
[CLE 59-66]
James Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Olynyk Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:43  
  04:43
[CLE 60-66]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:23  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:13
[CLE 63-66]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:08  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Team Rebound 
Bass Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:51  
  03:51
[CLE 64-66]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Sullinger  03:51  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Smart  03:51  
  03:51
[CLE 65-66]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST)  03:34
[BOS 68-65]
 
  03:17
[CLE 68-68]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
  03:04 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:04  
Team Rebound  03:04  
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:04
[BOS 69-68]
 
Smart Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:54  
  02:54
[CLE 69-69]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:54
[CLE 70-69]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  02:39
[BOS 72-70]
 
  02:27 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:26  
  02:22 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:22
[BOS 73-70]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:22
[BOS 74-70]
 
  02:06 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smart (1 ST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Crowder Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:56  
  01:56 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:56 Team Rebound 
  01:56
[CLE 71-74]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:42
[BOS 76-71]
 
  01:16
[CLE 74-76]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (6 AST) 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:01 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:48.7 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  00:48.3 Dellavedova Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:48.3  
Team Rebound  00:48.3  
  00:48.3 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Harris 
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:48.3
[BOS 77-74]
 
  00:39.5
[CLE 77-77]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:32.8 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:26.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:25.8  
  00:19.9 Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:19.9
[BOS 78-77]
 
  00:19.9 Thompson Substitution replaced by Jones 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:19.9  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Turner  00:19.9  
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:19.9
[BOS 79-77]
 
  00:00.0 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Thomas Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:47  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:44  
Sullinger Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:44
[BOS 81-77]
 
  11:29 Harris Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  11:29 Harris Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:15  
Sullinger Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  11:10  
Sullinger Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:10  
  10:55
[CLE 80-81]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (7 AST) 
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST)  10:31
[BOS 84-80]
 
  10:19 Harris Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  10:19 Harris Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:03 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:02  
  09:58 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:58
[BOS 85-80]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:58
[BOS 86-80]
 
  09:36
[CLE 82-86]
Harris Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  09:05 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  08:57 Harris Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  08:57 Harris Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  08:57  
  08:57 Miller Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  08:57 Thompson Substitution replaced by Marion 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:17 Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jerebko (1 ST) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:08  
Thomas Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:57 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:39 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Sullinger (1 ST) 
  07:39 Perkins Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:39
[BOS 87-82]
 
Thomas Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:39
[BOS 88-82]
 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Turner  07:39  
  07:39 Harris Substitution replaced by Miller 
Sullinger Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST)  07:30  
  07:24 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:20  
Smart Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Turner (12 AST)  07:06
[BOS 90-82]
 
Smart Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:48  
  06:41 Dellavedova Running Bank shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:37  
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed Block: Marion (1 BLK)  06:26  
  06:24 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:16 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jerebko (2 ST) 
Crowder Layup Shot: Missed  06:11  
Team Rebound  06:11  
  06:11 Jones Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk  06:11  
Jerebko Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:01 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:37 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Crowder Substitution replaced by Bradley  05:37  
Olynyk Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:23  
  05:02
[CLE 84-90]
Perkins Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  04:48 Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Turner Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:41  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:40  
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:27  
Smart Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Turner (13 AST)  04:22
[BOS 92-84]
 
  04:11 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:11  
Jerebko Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smart (1 AST)  03:51
[BOS 94-84]
 
  03:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Sullinger  03:44  
  03:35
[CLE 86-94]
Marion Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (8 AST) 
Jerebko Hook Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:10 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:01 Perkins Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:58 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA)  02:57  
  02:57
[CLE 87-94]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS) 
  02:57
[CLE 88-94]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS) 
  02:57 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Harris 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Crowder  02:57  
Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:57  
  02:57 Jones Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
  02:56 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:49 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:48  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST)  02:31
[BOS 97-88]
 
  02:05 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:04 Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:02 Marion Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (2 BLK) 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:00  
Sullinger Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  01:47  
Sullinger Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:47  
  01:31
[CLE 90-97]
Marion Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST) 
Turner Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:17
[BOS 99-90]
 
  01:02 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:01  
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:39.9 Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:29.9 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:28.9  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:06.3  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
2nd Atlantic
40
42
8-2
21-20
19-22
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
2 players 17.5
2 players 7.3
2 players 7.0
6 players 0.8
2 players 1.0
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0