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Notebook: Celtics 86, Cavaliers 83


Posted Wednesday February 29, 2012 12:10AM

By Brian Dulik, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Shooting guard Ray Allen made a pair of free throws with 2.4 seconds left, allowing the Boston Celtics to escape with an 86-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Allen scored 22 points to lead the Celtics, who also got 18 points and eight rebounds from center Kevin Garnett in snapping their five-game losing streak. Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 24 points in 27 minutes for the Cavaliers, while rookie power forward Tristan Thompson had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Cleveland had a chance to force overtime at the buzzer, but shooting guard Anthony Parker's long 3-pointer was just off the mark.

QUOTABLE: "It was a win, that's all it was for us. It was a good way to end the losing streak and start off the second half of the season, but we have to be better than that. That was awful with the turnovers and the sloppy play."
-- Celtics coach Doc Rivers

THE STAT: There were eight lead changes and 11 ties in the second half -- and neither team held more than a three-point advantage over the final 12:21. Boston had taken a 28-12 lead late in the first quarter, but Cleveland used a 41-23 run to go up 53-51 midway through the third on a Thompson dunk. "We could have opened up the game if we'd have taken care of the basketball in the first half," Garnett said. "We've got to fight through this. This is gonna be a true grind right here -- physically and mentally -- the rest of the way. We have to be into it and just be ready to hoop."

TURNING POINT: The Cavaliers led 81-80 with 52 seconds left when Garnett picked off Irving's cross-court pass and fed a streaking Allen for a dunk. "I wasn't careless," Irving said. "They just anticipated it and stole the ball." On Cleveland's subsequent possession, Irving missed a driving layup, which Garnett corralled and eventually turned into two free throws that gave Boston an 84-81 advantage with 3.9 ticks remaining. "Looking back, there were a couple of other things I could have done there, including pass," Irving said. "But I've made much tougher layups than that."

QUOTABLE II: "That was a tough one to lose. I thought our guys really competed and played hard. I loved the effort, and as I told them after the game, we have to continue to play that hard if not harder."
-- Cavaliers coach Byron Scott

HOT: Irving scored 19 points in 17 second-half minutes after bruising his right elbow late in the second quarter while taking a charge from Celtics small forward Paul Pierce. The top overall pick in the NBA Draft had 13 points and was 3-for-3 on 3-pointers in the third quarter. "I thought I had to get my hand amputated when it happened," Irving joked. "There was nothing funny about hitting my funny bone on the floor." ... Thompson recorded his second straight double-double. ... Boston power forward Brandon Bass made his first five shots, all on mid-range jumpers. ... Celtics center Chris Wilcox had a game-high 11 rebounds off the bench.

NOT: Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo had the second-worst shooting performance of his six-year NBA career, going scoreless on 0-for-6 field goals with a game-high 11 assists and five turnovers. He went 0-for-7 in a zero-point performance at Dallas on March 20, 2008. ... Pierce committed six of Boston's 18 turnovers. ... Cavaliers shooting guards Parker and Daniel Gibson combined to shoot 1-for-11 from the floor, while power forward Samardo Samuels failed to score in 11 minutes off the bench. ... Cleveland small forward Omri Casspi lofted a floater that hit the side of the backboard, and later airballed a 3-pointer.

QUOTABLE III: "Kyrie is terrific, I'll tell you. His (ball) handling skills and moxie in the fourth quarter, I don't know if we've ever seen it from a rookie. It's pretty amazing what he's doing."
-- Celtics coach Doc Rivers

GOOD MOVE: With Rondo struggling mightily after dishing out six assists in the opening quarter, Rivers used backup point guard Avery Bradley for 10 minutes in the second half. The second-year pro from Texas responded with six points and two assists without making a turnover. "Avery has turned into a real good backup to Rondo," Pierce said. "He's developed a good all-around game." For his part, Rondo accepted all of the blame for Boston's sloppy ballhandling, saying, "I'm the point guard, and it starts with me."

BAD MOVE: Scott opted against committing a quick foul to send the Celtics to the line after Irving's missed layup with 27 seconds left -- despite the Cavaliers only trailing 82-81. Boston ran the shot clock down before Garnett fired up a jumper, then grabbed his own miss and was fouled with 3.9 seconds left, where he extended the lead to 84-81. "You're still down one possession, so really all you're trying to do is get a stop," Scott explained. "I think there was still a 3-4 second differential, so I wasn't thinking about (fouling) at that time."

NOTABLE: The Celtics extended their lead over the Cavaliers to 2 1/2 games in the battle for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot. "I don't know all the (specifics), but I know there are a bunch of teams within a game or two of us, so we had to get a win tonight," Rondo said. ... Boston avoided its first six-game losing streak since April 2007. ... Cleveland went 4-5 during its franchise-record nine-game homestand. It equaled the third-longest such stay in NBA history. ... Cavaliers shooting guard Manny Harris made his season debut, playing six seconds. ... Irving was the MVP of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star weekend, but finished last in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge.

UP NEXT: For the Celtics, Wednesday vs. Milwaukee, Friday vs. New Jersey, Sunday vs. New York. For the Cavaliers, Wednesday @ New York, Friday vs. Chicago, Saturday @ Washington.

BOS
CLE
   
    • 44.6%

    • 39.7%

    • 41.2%

    • 23.5%

    • 92.9%

    • 68.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSCLE
Total Rebounds3941
Offensive Rebounds511
Turnovers1714
Fast Break Pts:613
Biggest Lead:165
Points in the Paint:2244
BOSCLE
pAllen   22Irving   24
rbWilcox   11Thompson   10
aRondo   11Parker   5
s2 players   2Gee   3
bBass   1Thompson   2
 
  • 01/29 - CLE 88 @ BOS 87
  • 01/31 - BOS 93 @ CLE 90
  • 02/28 - BOS 86 @ CLE 83
Boston Celtics (6-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF34:314-112-72-2-1111262260012
B. BassF35:116-120-00-0+125721201112
K. GarnettC-F32:335-110-08-8-317813120118
R. AllenG35:128-134-82-2+801123010022
R. RondoG32:290-60-00-0+703311415020
C. Wilcox 23:192-40-01-2+8110111302015
M. Pietrus 16:364-81-20-0+140330100009
K. Dooling 10:520-30-00-0-10331101000
A. Bradley 15:343-50-00-0-60003200006
G. Stiemsma 03:441-10-00-0-20110000002
M. DanielsDNP - Coach's Decision
J. JohnsonDNP - Coach's Decision
S. PavlovicDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24033-747-1713-14 5343927206171586
 44.6%41.2%92.9% team rebs: 7total to: 18
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-8)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
O. CasspiF22:323-71-33-4+104423101010
A. JamisonF36:324-150-30-0-62681323018
S. ErdenC20:072-20-00-2-31562101104
A. ParkerG21:470-40-21-2-60005012101
K. IrvingG27:158-143-35-5+113431120024
R. Sessions 20:514-110-25-8-411212200013
A. Gee 25:544-80-10-0-40222233008
T. Thompson 27:175-90-03-40641001002013
D. Gibson 26:171-70-30-0+30332223002
M. Harris 00:060-00-00-000000000000
S. Samuels 11:220-10-00-0+30220200000
L. HarangodyDNP - Coach's Decision
R. HollinsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24031-784-1717-25 113041181712145183
 39.7%23.5%68.0% team rebs: 10total to: 14

inactive

  • Celtics: Moore, O'Neal
  • Cavaliers: Eyenga, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #40 Leon Wood, #54 Nick Buchert
  • Attendance: 15971
  • Duration: 2:16
Boston Celtics (16-17) Cleveland Cavaliers (13-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Erden vs Garnett (Irving gains possession)
  11:33
[CLE 2-0]
Irving Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:09 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:59
[CLE 4-0]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
  10:41 Erden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:41
[BOS 1-4]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:41
[BOS 2-4]
 
  10:25 Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  10:13
[BOS 5-4]
 
  09:50 Jamison Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  09:24
[BOS 7-4]
 
  09:10 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:43 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:42  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  08:33
[BOS 9-4]
 
Pierce Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  08:19  
  08:19
[CLE 5-9]
Irving Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  08:11
[CLE 8-9]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  07:53
[BOS 11-8]
 
  07:43 Jamison Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Erden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:23
[CLE 10-11]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:58 Erden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:50 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:48  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  06:39
[BOS 14-10]
 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:22  
  06:22 Erden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:22 Team Rebound 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox  06:22  
  06:22 Erden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:21  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:56
[BOS 16-10]
 
  05:43 Casspi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:42  
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:42 Irving Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pietrus  05:42  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  05:25
[BOS 18-10]
 
  05:04 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:03  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  04:57  
Team Rebound  04:57  
  04:57 Casspi Substitution replaced by Gee 
Pietrus Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  04:54
[BOS 20-10]
 
  04:37 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:36 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:33 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:32  
Pietrus Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  04:25
[BOS 22-10]
 
  04:20 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:20 Erden Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  04:20 Parker Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  04:02 Gee Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Wilcox Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  03:52
[BOS 24-10]
 
  03:36 Jamison Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:30
[CLE 12-24]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wilcox Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  03:16  
  03:14 Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:10 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:07  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:03  
  02:42 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:41  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:37  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:37  
Allen Substitution replaced by Dooling  02:37  
Wilcox Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:31  
  02:25 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:24  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  02:08
[BOS 26-12]
 
  01:58 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:45 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:45  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Bradley  01:45  
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  01:45  
Pietrus Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:21 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:08 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:07  
Dooling Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.8 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:37.9 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dooling Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:36.9  
Garnett Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:18.8
[BOS 28-12]
 
  00:06.0
[CLE 14-28]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wilcox Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:06.0  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Rondo  00:06.0  
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Allen  00:06.0  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Pierce  00:06.0  
  00:06.0 Thompson Substitution replaced by Irving 
  00:06.0 Jamison Substitution replaced by Harris 
  00:06.0
[CLE 15-28]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  00:04.3 Irving Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (16-17) Cleveland Cavaliers (13-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  11:49
[BOS 30-15]
 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  11:34  
  11:34 Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:34 Team Rebound 
  11:34
[CLE 16-30]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  11:16 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Wilcox Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:16
[BOS 31-16]
 
Wilcox Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Samuels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:49
[CLE 18-31]
Gee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:28 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:12 Gee Layup Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:10  
  09:56 Samuels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:56
[BOS 32-18]
 
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Pierce  09:56  
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:56
[BOS 33-18]
 
  09:37 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:36 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Wilcox Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  09:36  
  09:36
[CLE 19-33]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Bass  09:36  
  09:36
[CLE 20-33]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  09:23  
  09:15 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:14  
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:43 Samuels Jump Shot: Missed 
Dooling Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:42  
Dooling Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  08:40  
  08:36
[CLE 22-33]
Gee Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  08:17
[BOS 35-22]
 
  08:01
[CLE 24-35]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST)  07:38  
  07:32
[CLE 26-35]
Sessions Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:25  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Allen  07:25  
Dooling Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  07:25  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Rondo  07:25  
  07:25 Sessions Substitution replaced by Irving 
  07:14 Thompson Substitution replaced by Erden 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:05  
  06:43
[CLE 28-35]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Samuels Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:10
[CLE 30-35]
Gee Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  05:53
[BOS 37-30]
 
  05:44 Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:44  
  05:44 Samuels Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Stiemsma Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  05:30
[BOS 39-30]
 
  05:10 Jump Ball Gibson vs Allen (Gee gains possession) 
  05:00 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:57  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jamison (1 ST)  04:49  
  04:37 Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bass (2 ST) 
Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Jamison (2 ST)  04:33  
  04:27
[CLE 32-39]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Team Rebound 
  03:44 Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Pierce Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  03:41  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:41  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Garnett  03:41  
  03:41 Irving Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Allen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:29  
  03:29 Gee Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  03:20 Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  03:14  
  02:58
[CLE 34-39]
Erden Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
  02:42 Jamison Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:42
[BOS 40-34]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:42
[BOS 41-34]
 
  02:22 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:21 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:17 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:16  
Garnett Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:13  
Garnett Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:05  
  01:49
[CLE 36-41]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Erden (1 AST) 
  01:38 Casspi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  01:32
[BOS 43-36]
 
Bass Violation:Kicked Ball  01:21  
  01:10 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:09  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Sessions (2 ST)  01:06  
  00:59.9 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:58.4  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:49.9 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF)  00:37.2  
  00:37.2 Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:37.2 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Short  00:37.2  
  00:37.2
[CLE 37-43]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.4  
  00:26.4 Team Rebound 
Garnett Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:26.4  
  00:26.4
[CLE 38-43]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Pietrus  00:26.4  
  00:26.4 Erden Substitution replaced by Gee 
  00:26.4 Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:25.7  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.8  
  00:02.9 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:00.0 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (16-17) Cleveland Cavaliers (13-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:16
[CLE 40-43]
Casspi Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Erden (2 AST) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  11:00  
Rondo Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:57  
  10:47 Erden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  10:28  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:26  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST)  10:23
[BOS 46-40]
 
Allen Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:08  
  10:08 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:08 Team Rebound 
  10:08
[CLE 41-46]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Bass Dunk Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:53 Erden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:47
[CLE 44-46]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Erden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:18
[CLE 46-46]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jamison (1 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:52
[BOS 49-46]
 
  08:35 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:33  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:25 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:14
[CLE 49-49]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  07:56
[BOS 51-49]
 
  07:36 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Erden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:34
[CLE 51-51]
Erden Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  07:33 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:11  
  07:09 Casspi Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Erden (1 BLK)  07:00  
  06:57 Erden Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:46 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:45  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK)  06:40  
  06:38 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Garnett Violation:Kicked Ball  06:21  
  06:21 Erden Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox  06:21  
  06:17
[CLE 53-51]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:57 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:49 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:48 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  05:46 Thompson Dunk Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:43  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:34 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:30 Jamison Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:30 Jamison Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:15
[BOS 53-53]
 
  05:02
[CLE 56-53]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:47 Team Rebound 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Bradley  04:47  
  04:47 Parker Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  04:31 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:30  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  04:22  
  04:16
[CLE 58-53]
Irving Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  03:57
[BOS 55-58]
 
  03:31
[CLE 60-55]
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
  03:18 Casspi Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pietrus  03:18  
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:06
[BOS 57-60]
 
  02:47 Jamison Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:46 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  02:42 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:41  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST)  02:35
[BOS 60-60]
 
  02:33 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
  02:21 Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  02:19  
Wilcox Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (2 ST)  02:18  
Wilcox Violation:Defensive Goaltending  02:07  
  02:07
[CLE 62-60]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Casspi (2 AST) 
  01:47 Gibson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  01:47  
  01:47 Irving Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Pietrus Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bradley (3 AST)  01:35
[BOS 62-62]
 
Pietrus Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:09  
  01:09
[CLE 63-62]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Dooling  01:09  
  01:09
[CLE 64-62]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.7 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:39.1  
  00:39.1
[CLE 65-62]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:39.1
[CLE 66-62]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Dooling Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.8  
Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:29.9  
  00:21.0 Sessions Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:21.0
[BOS 63-66]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:21.0
[BOS 64-66]
 
  00:05.9 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:04.8  
Dooling Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Gee Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Pietrus Layup Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  11:16 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:13  
  11:07 Sessions Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  10:59
[BOS 66-66]
 
Garnett Foul: Defense 3 Second (3 PF)  10:43  
  10:43 Sessions Free Throw Technical Missed 
  10:43 Team Rebound 
  10:30 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dooling Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:29  
Wilcox Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dooling (1 AST)  10:25
[BOS 68-66]
 
  10:06
[CLE 68-68]
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Dooling Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:29  
Dooling Substitution replaced by Pierce  09:29  
  09:18 Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  09:16
[CLE 70-68]
Thompson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Pietrus Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
Team Rebound  09:01  
  09:01 Gee Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST)  08:46
[BOS 70-70]
 
  08:32 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:31  
  08:23 Samuels Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  08:23  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Gee (2 ST)  08:15  
  08:10
[CLE 72-70]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gee (2 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:41 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:39  
  07:30 Gibson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Rondo  07:30  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Allen  07:30  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Wilcox (1 AST)  07:17
[BOS 73-72]
 
  06:54 Gee Turnover : Palming Turnover (3 TO) 
  06:54 Sessions Substitution replaced by Irving 
  06:54 Gibson Substitution replaced by Jamison 
  06:54 Samuels Substitution replaced by Parker 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Gee (3 ST)  06:39  
  06:33
[CLE 74-73]
Gee Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Jamison Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:57 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:56 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  05:46 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  05:45  
Wilcox Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:42  
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass  05:42  
Rondo Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:34  
Rondo Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:25  
  05:19 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  05:18  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:57 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  04:39
[CLE 76-73]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Wilcox Layup Shot: Missed  04:14  
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:12  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  04:04
[BOS 75-76]
 
  03:42 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Garnett  03:42  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST)  03:19
[BOS 78-76]
 
  02:53 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:50 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:50
[CLE 78-78]
Irving Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  02:38  
Team Rebound  02:38  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  02:30
[BOS 80-78]
 
Allen Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:10  
  02:10
[CLE 79-80]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:10 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:09  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:42 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:39  
Rondo Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:24 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:21  
  01:21
[CLE 80-80]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:21
[CLE 81-80]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:21  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:08 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:51.9 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  00:48.6
[BOS 82-81]
 
Bass Substitution replaced by Pietrus  00:35.3  
  00:27.9 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:26.9  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:03.9  
  00:03.9 Jamison Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:03.9
[BOS 83-81]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:03.9
[BOS 84-81]
 
  00:03.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
Allen Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:03.9  
  00:03.9 Thompson Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Rondo Foul: Personal (4 PF)  00:03.5  
  00:03.5
[CLE 82-84]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Bass  00:03.5  
  00:03.5
[CLE 83-84]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:03.5  
Bass Substitution replaced by Rondo  00:03.5  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Allen  00:03.5  
  00:02.4 Gee Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:02.4
[BOS 85-83]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:02.4
[BOS 86-83]
 
  00:02.4 Team Timeout : Short 
Allen Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:02.4  
  00:00.0 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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39
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21
45
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