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LeBron does it all as Cavs earn wire-to-wire win


By By Sam Amico, For NBA.com
Posted Tuesday February 2, 2010 11:00PM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) - -- It's time to start taking the Memphis Grizzlies seriously, and unfortunately for them, the best team in the Eastern Conference did exactly that.

That's pretty much the reason why the Cleveland Cavaliers emerged with an easy 105-89 home win Tuesday night. More accurately, the Cavs refused to overlook a Grizzlies team that used to be considered a gimme on weeknight in February.

Of course, focus isn't an issue for the Cavs (39-11) these days. They have now won nine straight, and a lot of those have come rather easily.

Meanwhile, the forever-improving Grizzlies (26-22) were playing a rare deadly double, with back-to-back games against the best team from each conference on consecutive nights (they beat the Lakers on Monday).

Not surprisingly, the Cavs were never really threatened, beating the Grizzlies in every way imaginable -- to rebounds and loose balls, off the fast break and in the halfcourt. Not surprising because the Griz had to be exhausted, and more so, because the Cavs have just been that good lately.

On Tuesday, it was a systematic route, as the Cavs never trailed and led by as many as 28.

"They did a good job of taking us out of our offense," said Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins. "It was a methodical thing."

As usual, it was also a LeBron James thing. The reigning NBA MVP scored 22 points on 7-for-14 shooting, and that wasn't even when he was at his best. He also recorded 15 assists and yet another one of those chase-down blocks, in which he swats an unsuspecting opponent's shot off the backboard from behind.

Even when James plays less than 40 minutes, as he did Tuesday, he continues to give the league the right to proclaim that it truly is the place Where Amazing Happens.

"He's just a great player," Hollins said. "I don't know that there's much more you can say about him. He sees things that other players don't see. We are in a zone (defense) and he knows what's going on. He attacks the basket then throws it out for a 3-pointer. He attacks the basket, then throws it in for a layup."

Another staple of the Cavs' winning streak has been balance, and that was again the case on this night. Besides James, the Cavs received major contributions from guard Daniel Gibson (16 points, 6-for-11 shooting), forward J.J. Hickson (15 points, 8 rebounds) and center Shaquille O'Neal (13 points, 13 boards). Also, Zydrunas Ilgauskas (14 points) and Anderson Varejao (8 points, tons of hustle) came up big off the bench.

On top of all that, the Cavs were magnificent defensively, particularly when it came to guarding Zach Randolph. The Grizzlies' All-Star forward was limited to eight points, or 13 below his season average, on 3-for-14 shooting.

It's no wonder Cavs coach Mike Brown repeatedly used the word "fun" when describing his team's performance.

"For us to play the way we did defensively was extremely fun to watch," Brown said. "That first half was the most fun half I've had watching my team play this year. Even offensively, we were moving the ball side to side, driving and kicking, playing pick-and-roll on the backside, giving the ball to Shaq at the right time and spacing the right way. It was fun to watch."

It was considerably less enjoyable for the Grizzlies, who shot just 38 from the field, including 2-for-14 on 3-pointers. Just don't ask them if they had tired legs.

"(Monday) night had nothing to do with tonight," Hollins said in reference to the hard-fought win over the Lakers. "Tonight had to do with the Cleveland Cavaliers and what they did defensively and what they were doing offensively. We have been playing back-to-backs all year long, and we are going to continue to play them as long as these kids are in the league."

Rudy Gay led the Grizzlies with 15 points and Jamaal Tinsley contributed 12 off the bench.

The Cavs still have five games remaining on their seven-game homestand, the franchise's longest in 15 years. They are 20-3 at home, having avenged an early-season loss in Memphis.

"We're definitely conscious when we lose to a team," James said. "We wanted to play a better game than we did last time, and definitely came out with the mindset just to play to our abilities."

As an interesting aside, the Cavs are now 20-0 when Hickson scores seven points or more.

"I think it's all developing at one time," Hickson said of his game. "When I get myself going on the defensive end, it improves my offense because I'm more active."

Grizzlies
Cavaliers
     
    • 38.0%

    • 49.4%

    • 14.3%

    • 27.8%

    • 73.9%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MEM CLE
Total Rebounds 14 11
Offensive Rebounds 13 10
Turnovers 14 18
Fast Break Pts: 17 20
Biggest Lead: 0 28
Points in the Paint: 34 64
MEM CLE
p Gay   15 James   22
rb Mayo   6 O'Neal   13
a Mayo   4 James   15
s Randolph   4 3 players   2
b Thabeet   2 O'Neal   4
 
  • 11/27 - MEM @ CLE
  • 02/04 - CLE @ MEM
Memphis Grizzlies (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 33:36 7-14 0-1 1-2 -22 0 3 3 2 4 1 1 0 1 15
Z. Randolph F 30:09 3-14 0-0 2-3 -25 1 3 4 0 2 4 5 0 3 8
M. Gasol C 24:42 4-9 0-0 2-2 -15 2 1 3 3 5 1 1 0 2 10
O. Mayo G 37:01 4-15 1-4 1-1 -21 1 5 6 4 3 0 1 0 4 10
M. Conley G 19:48 1-6 0-4 1-2 -18 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
J. Tinsley   17:41 5-8 0-1 2-3 -1 0 4 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 12
H. Thabeet   17:30 0-2 0-0 6-6 -5 1 4 5 1 2 1 1 2 0 6
D. Carroll   21:58 4-8 0-0 0-0 +3 3 1 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 8
H. Haddadi   09:43 0-1 0-1 0-0 +5 0 4 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
L. Hudson   15:20 3-8 0-2 2-2 +6 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 8
M. Williams   06:53 2-2 1-1 0-0 +7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
S. Hunter   05:39 2-5 0-0 0-2 +6 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Total   240 35-92 2-14 17-23   13 27 40 17 21 13 14 4 10 89
  38.0% 14.3% 73.9%   team rebs: 14 total to: 14
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 37:07 7-14 1-4 7-7 +19 1 5 6 15 2 1 4 1 0 22
J. Hickson F 22:45 6-12 0-0 3-4 +6 1 7 8 1 3 2 1 0 2 15
S. O'Neal C 21:26 6-10 0-0 1-4 +19 2 11 13 2 1 0 2 4 0 13
A. Parker G 23:51 3-5 1-1 1-1 +17 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 8
D. Gibson G 32:37 6-11 2-6 2-2 +20 0 1 1 3 3 2 4 0 0 16
Z. Ilgauskas   20:55 6-10 0-1 2-2 +3 3 2 5 0 3 0 2 0 0 14
J. Moon   24:09 1-6 0-2 0-0 -1 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 2
A. Varejao   25:17 3-4 0-0 2-2 +10 1 5 6 1 2 1 1 2 0 8
J. Williams   16:37 1-5 1-3 2-2 +8 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 2 5
D. Green   06:57 1-1 0-0 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
D. Jackson   05:37 0-1 0-0 0-0 -6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Jackson   02:42 0-2 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-81 5-18 20-24   10 33 43 27 18 9 18 10 4 105
  49.4% 27.8% 83.3%   team rebs: 11 total to: 18

inactive

  • Grizzlies: Arthur, Young
  • Cavaliers: Powe, West, Williams

technical fouls

  • Grizzlies: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:13
Memphis Grizzlies (26-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (39-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Gasol (Hickson gains possession)
  11:35 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:34  
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST)  11:18  
  11:11
[CLE 2-0]
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:36
[CLE 4-0]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:21 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Randolph Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:06  
  10:06 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:06 Team Rebound 
  10:06 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:05  
Mayo Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:34 Gibson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Gay Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:18
[MEM 2-4]
 
  09:06
[CLE 6-2]
Gibson Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:41
[MEM 4-6]
 
  08:25
[CLE 9-4]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST) 
Gay Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:09
[MEM 6-9]
 
  07:46
[CLE 11-6]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  07:32  
  07:31 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:20 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:19  
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  07:14  
  07:13 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:07
[CLE 13-6]
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:59  
Mayo Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:53
[MEM 8-13]
 
  06:39 Parker Dunk Shot: Missed 
  06:38 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:31
[CLE 16-8]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Gay Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:14
[MEM 10-16]
 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:53  
  05:53
[CLE 17-10]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:53
[CLE 18-10]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Gay Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  05:42
[MEM 12-18]
 
  05:17 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:16  
Conley Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:51
[CLE 20-12]
James Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:29
[CLE 22-12]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:14 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:58 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:57  
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:36 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:35  
Gay Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:23 Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Randolph (1 ST) 
Randolph Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  03:22  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:20  
Conley Substitution replaced by Tinsley  03:18  
  03:18 Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  03:18 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Moon 
  03:18 Parker Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Mayo Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:06  
Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:05  
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mayo (1 AST)  03:03
[MEM 14-22]
 
  02:40
[CLE 24-14]
Ilgauskas Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:32 Varejao Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:32 Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Thabeet  02:32  
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:05
[CLE 26-14]
James Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
Team Rebound  01:44  
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  01:37  
Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:36  
Randolph Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  01:34  
Team Rebound  01:33  
Tinsley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:20
[MEM 16-26]
 
Thabeet Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:04  
  00:55.9 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:54.8  
Randolph Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:46.4  
  00:27.8 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (1 BLK) 
Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:25.7  
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:22.8  
  00:21.8 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0
[CLE 28-16]
James Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Memphis Grizzlies (26-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (39-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Tinsley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:38
[MEM 18-28]
 
  11:13 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed 
Tinsley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:59 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:43
[CLE 30-18]
Ilgauskas Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
  10:19 Moon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Tinsley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:19  
Team Rebound  10:19  
Tinsley Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:19
[MEM 19-30]
 
Thabeet Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:09  
  10:09
[CLE 31-19]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Thabeet Substitution replaced by Haddadi  10:09  
  10:09
[CLE 32-19]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Tinsley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:56  
  09:40 Moon Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO) 
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  09:25  
Team Rebound  09:24  
  09:24 Ilgauskas Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  09:19 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:19  
Team Rebound  09:19  
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:19
[MEM 20-32]
 
  09:06
[CLE 34-20]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Haddadi Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:06  
  09:06
[CLE 35-20]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:47
[MEM 22-35]
 
  08:42 Ilgauskas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tinsley (1 ST) 
Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moon (1 BLK)  08:37  
Team Rebound  08:36  
Timeout : Official  08:36  
  08:36 James Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  08:36 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Parker 
  08:36 Moon Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Gay Substitution replaced by Mayo  08:36  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mayo (2 AST)  08:29
[MEM 24-35]
 
  08:06 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:05 Team Rebound 
  08:05 Gasol Violation:Kicked Ball 
Tinsley Substitution replaced by Conley  08:05  
Haddadi Substitution replaced by Randolph  08:05  
  07:58 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:57  
Randolph Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  07:46  
  07:41
[CLE 37-24]
Varejao Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:22 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:09 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  07:02  
Team Rebound  07:02  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:02  
Gasol Running Hook Shot: Missed  06:52  
Carroll Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:51  
Carroll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:50
[MEM 26-37]
 
  06:26 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Conley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:25  
Randolph Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK)  06:16  
Jump Ball O'Neal vs Randolph (Williams gains possession)  06:16  
  06:16 Team Rebound 
  05:58
[CLE 39-26]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Randolph Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:38  
Randolph Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:38  
  05:21 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:20 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:18
[CLE 41-26]
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (3 BLK)  04:53  
Team Rebound  04:52  
Conley Substitution replaced by Hudson  04:52  
Hudson Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:27
[CLE 43-26]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
Carroll Jump Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:58 Gibson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) 
  03:58 Gibson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Carroll Substitution replaced by Gay  03:58  
Gay Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  03:37
[MEM 28-43]
 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:20  
  03:20
[CLE 44-28]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:20 Williams Substitution replaced by James 
  03:20 O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:19  
Mayo Layup Shot: Missed  03:12  
Hudson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:11  
  02:59 O'Neal Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mayo Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  02:59
[MEM 29-44]
 
Gay Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  02:49
[MEM 31-44]
 
  02:29
[CLE 46-31]
James Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Gay Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:00  
Gasol Substitution replaced by Haddadi  02:00  
  01:58
[CLE 48-31]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Hudson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
Hudson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:32  
Hudson Layup Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:26
[CLE 50-31]
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Mayo Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (4 BLK)  01:15  
  01:14 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  01:14 O'Neal Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:14  
Hudson Substitution replaced by Williams  01:14  
  01:14 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Haddadi (1 AST)  00:57.8
[MEM 33-50]
 
  00:47.1
[CLE 52-33]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Haddadi Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:47.1  
  00:47.1
[CLE 53-33]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  00:36.3
[MEM 35-53]
 
  00:36.3 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:36.3  
  00:35.8 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:18.6
[CLE 55-35]
Gibson Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:00.0
[MEM 37-55]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Memphis Grizzlies (26-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (39-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Randolph Layup Shot: Missed  11:46  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:44  
Gasol Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:44
[MEM 39-55]
 
  11:28 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:27  
Mayo Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  11:24  
  11:22 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:18  
  11:18
[CLE 56-39]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  11:18
[CLE 57-39]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  10:59 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:56  
  10:44 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:44
[MEM 40-57]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:44
[MEM 41-57]
 
  10:24
[CLE 59-41]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gibson (3 AST) 
Randolph Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mayo (3 AST)  09:59
[MEM 43-59]
 
  09:34 O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Randolph (2 ST) 
Randolph Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hickson (2 ST)  09:32  
  09:30
[CLE 61-43]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:16 Team Rebound 
Gasol Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  09:16  
  09:00 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:00 Team Rebound 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Thabeet  09:00  
  08:59
[CLE 63-43]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Mayo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:59  
  08:59
[CLE 64-43]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Conley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  08:42  
  08:34 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Randolph (3 ST) 
  08:29 Gibson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:21  
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:20  
Conley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thabeet (1 AST)  08:16
[MEM 45-64]
 
  07:56
[CLE 66-45]
O'Neal Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
Conley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:39  
  07:35 Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:35
[MEM 46-66]
 
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:35
[MEM 47-66]
 
  07:14
[CLE 68-47]
Hickson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:45 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Conley (1 ST) 
Conley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  06:38  
  06:38 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas 
  06:38 Jump Ball Gibson vs Gay (Conley gains possession) 
  06:38 Gibson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Gay (1 ST) 
  06:19 Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Conley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:19  
Team Rebound  06:19  
Conley Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:19
[MEM 48-68]
 
  06:07 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:06  
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:47 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:41
[CLE 70-48]
Hickson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST) 
  05:27 Hickson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:27 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
Thabeet Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:27
[MEM 49-70]
 
Thabeet Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:27
[MEM 50-70]
 
  05:10 Ilgauskas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:09  
Gay Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:47
[MEM 52-70]
 
  04:31
[CLE 72-52]
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (12 AST) 
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:13 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Gay Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:07  
Conley Substitution replaced by Tinsley  04:07  
  04:07
[CLE 73-52]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:07
[CLE 74-52]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Randolph Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  03:57  
  03:42 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:41 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:41 Hickson Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
Tinsley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:40  
  03:36 James Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:36 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  03:36 Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Thabeet Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:36
[MEM 53-74]
 
Thabeet Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:36
[MEM 54-74]
 
Mayo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:16  
  03:16
[CLE 75-54]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:16
[CLE 76-54]
Ilgauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Thabeet Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:57 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:51 Ilgauskas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Randolph (4 ST) 
Tinsley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:35
[MEM 56-76]
 
  02:25
[CLE 78-56]
James Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Mayo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moon (1 ST)  02:11  
  02:02 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:00 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:59
[CLE 80-56]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:56  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Hudson  01:56  
Mayo Substitution replaced by Carroll  01:56  
Tinsley Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:42 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Hudson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tinsley (1 AST)  01:35
[MEM 58-80]
 
  01:19 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:19 Team Rebound 
Carroll Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:19  
  01:19
[CLE 81-58]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:19
[CLE 82-58]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gay Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  01:06  
  00:52.4
[CLE 85-58]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (13 AST) 
Gay Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:52.4  
  00:52.4
[CLE 86-58]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Thabeet Jump Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.5 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:28.9 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (2 BLK) 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:26.7  
  00:14.2 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Thabeet Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:14.2
[MEM 59-86]
 
Thabeet Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:14.2
[MEM 60-86]
 
  00:06.0 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Thabeet (1 ST) 
Tinsley Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST)  00:00.0
[MEM 62-86]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:47 Moon Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Tinsley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:43  
  11:42 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Carroll Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mayo (4 AST)  11:35
[MEM 64-86]
 
  11:15
[CLE 88-64]
Ilgauskas Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (14 AST) 
Tinsley Jump Shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:01 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:54 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hudson (1 ST) 
Hudson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:48
[MEM 66-88]
 
  10:19 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:17  
Tinsley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:11 Team Rebound 
  10:11 Williams Substitution replaced by Green 
  09:51 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:50  
Mayo Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:45
[MEM 68-88]
 
  09:22 Moon Layup Shot: Missed 
Tinsley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:21  
Mayo 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Tinsley (2 AST)  09:16
[MEM 71-88]
 
  08:59 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tinsley (2 ST) 
Hudson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Team Rebound 
  08:51 Timeout : Official 
  08:51 Green Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  08:34 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:33 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:25 Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:24  
Thabeet Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (2 ST)  08:22  
  08:19
[CLE 91-71]
James 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Missed  07:57  
Carroll Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:56  
Carroll Layup Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:53 Team Rebound 
Mayo Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  07:53  
Thabeet Substitution replaced by Gasol  07:53  
Hudson Substitution replaced by Gay  07:53  
  07:35
[CLE 93-71]
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (15 AST) 
Tinsley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moon (2 ST)  07:22  
Gay Foul : Personal (4 PF)  07:20  
  07:11 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:11  
Carroll Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:58
[MEM 73-93]
 
  06:35 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:33  
Tinsley Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gay (2 AST)  06:29
[MEM 75-93]
 
  06:29 Gibson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Tinsley Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  06:29
[MEM 76-93]
 
  06:10 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:08 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:08 Ilgauskas Tip Shot: Missed 
  06:07 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:05
[CLE 96-76]
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Moon (1 AST) 
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK)  05:50  
  05:48 Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:43 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:41 Moon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:41 Moon Tip Shot: Missed 
  05:40 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  05:39  
  05:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39 Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Gay Substitution replaced by Haddadi  05:39  
Gasol Substitution replaced by Hunter  05:39  
Mayo Substitution replaced by Williams  05:39  
Tinsley Substitution replaced by Hudson  05:39  
  05:39
[CLE 97-76]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  05:39
[CLE 98-76]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  05:37 James Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:37 James Substitution replaced by Green 
  05:37 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Hudson Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carroll (1 AST)  05:14
[MEM 78-98]
 
  04:51 Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Hudson (2 ST) 
Carroll Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
Hunter Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:41  
Hunter Putback Layup Shot: Missed  04:40  
Hunter Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:39  
Hunter Tip Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:24 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:22  
Hunter Layup Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:56 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carroll (1 BLK) 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:54  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:34  
  03:16 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Carroll (1 ST) 
Hudson Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
Carroll Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:08  
Hickson Violation:Defensive Goaltending  03:06  
Carroll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:06
[MEM 80-98]
 
  02:48
[CLE 100-80]
Gibson Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
  02:42 Gibson Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Hunter Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hudson (1 AST)  02:29
[MEM 82-100]
 
  02:16
[CLE 102-82]
Moon Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST) 
  02:03 Jackson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hudson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:03
[MEM 83-102]
 
Hudson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:03
[MEM 84-102]
 
  01:49
[CLE 104-84]
Green Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST) 
Carroll Jump Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Team Rebound 
Haddadi Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:35  
  01:22 Jackson Layup Shot: Missed 
Hunter Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:21  
  01:21 Hickson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hunter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:21  
Team Rebound  01:21  
Hunter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:02 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hunter (1 BLK) 
  01:00 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:55.9 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:54.9  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:49.9
[MEM 87-104]
 
Haddadi Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:38.4  
  00:38.4 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:38.4 Team Rebound 
  00:38.4
[CLE 105-87]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Hunter Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Haddadi (2 AST)  00:24.7
[MEM 89-105]
 
  00:02.9 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:01.2  
Haddadi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MEM
4th Southwest
40
42
2-8
23-18
17-24
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MEM
Randolph 20.8
Randolph 11.7
Conley 5.3
Gasol 1.6
Gay 1.5
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2

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