databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 19 21 17 23 80 CHICAGO 21 32 27 23 103 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CLE - CHRIS MIHM 13, RICKY DAVIS 10, ANDRE MILLER 10 CHI - RON MERCER 15, RON ARTEST 14, TRENTON HASSELL 12

HIGH REBOUND: CLE - BRIAN SKINNER 8, JUMAINE JONES 7 CHI - RON ARTEST 7, CHARLES OAKLEY 7

HIGH ASSISTS: CLE - BIMBO COLES 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5 CHI - KEVIN OLLIE 6, GREG ANTHONY 5

ATT: 16,342


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (80) AT CHICAGO (103)

CLEVELAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

DAVIS F 37 4-14 2-2 0 3 3 3 3 0 2 10 JONES F 24 4-9 0-0 1 6 7 0 2 0 0 9 MIHM C 24 4-7 4-5 2 3 5 0 6 0 2 13 MILLER G 24 4-11 2-2 1 5 6 5 2 2 3 10 PERSON G 27 2-5 1-1 0 0 0 5 1 1 4 5 SKINNER 26 3-5 0-0 0 8 8 1 5 1 3 6 COLES 24 2-7 0-0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 4 STITH 20 4-8 1-1 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 9 ILGAUSKAS 8 1-3 2-2 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 4 LANGDON 11 2-6 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 DIOP 15 2-4 0-0 2 3 5 1 5 1 1 4 MURRAY DNP - LOWER BACK STRAIN

TOTALS 240 32-79 13-15 7 32 39 22 29 7 17 80 (.405) (.867) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 17(15 PTS)

CHICAGO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

ARTEST F 20 5-11 2-3 1 6 7 2 1 1 1 14 OAKLEY F 18 2-6 0-0 3 4 7 2 2 0 1 4 MILLER C 25 3-9 5-7 3 3 6 4 2 1 3 11 ANTHONY G 24 3-5 3-3 0 1 1 5 1 2 0 10 MERCER G 33 6-16 3-4 1 5 6 3 1 1 0 15 HASSELL 33 6-10 0-0 1 3 4 3 2 1 2 12 FIZER 24 4-7 3-4 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 11 OLLIE 24 0-4 1-2 0 2 2 6 0 1 1 1 CHANDLER 8 3-4 1-1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 7 CURRY 16 3-6 4-7 1 5 6 1 3 1 1 10 HOIBERG 9 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 BAGARIC 6 2-2 2-3 0 3 3 0 1 0 2 6

TOTALS 240 38-81 24-34 11 35 46 31 19 9 12 103 (.469) (.706) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 12(8 PTS)

CLEVELAND 19 21 17 23 - 80 CHICAGO 21 32 27 23 - 103

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - ILGAUSKAS, DIOP, SKINNER. CHICAGO - CHANDLER 2, ARTEST, HASSELL, CURRY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 3-10 (.300), JONES 1-3, MIHM 1-1, PERSON 0-3, STITH 0-1, LANGDON 1-2. CHICAGO 3-6 (.500), ARTEST 2-3, ANTHONY 1-2, HASSELL 0-1. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - HEAD COACH LUCAS, CHICAGO - CURRY. OFFICIALS: GARY BENSON, TED BERNHARDT, KEN MAUER. A - 16,342. T - 2:07.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Davis 37 4-14 2-2 0-3 3 3 10 Jones 24 4-9 0-0 1-7 0 2 9 Mihm 24 4-7 4-5 2-5 0 6 13 Miller 24 4-11 2-2 1-6 5 2 10 Person 27 2-5 1-1 0-0 5 1 5 Skinner 26 3-5 0-0 0-8 1 5 6 Coles 24 2-7 0-0 0-0 6 0 4 Stith 20 4-8 1-1 1-4 0 2 9 Ilgauskas 8 1-3 2-2 0-0 1 3 4 Langdon 11 2-6 1-2 0-1 0 0 6 Diop 15 2-4 0-0 2-5 1 5 4 Murray DNP - lower back strain _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-79 13-15 7-39 22 29 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.405, FT-.867. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Jones 1-3, Mihm 1-1, Person 0-3, Stith 0-1, Langdon 1-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Ilgauskas, Diop, Skinner). Turnovers: 17 (Person 4, Miller 3, Skinner 3, Davis 2, Mihm 2, Diop, Ilgauskas, Stith). Steals: 7 (Miller 2, Coles, Diop, Langdon, Person, Skinner).

CHICAGO (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Artest 20 5-11 2-3 1-7 2 1 14 Oakley 18 2-6 0-0 3-7 2 2 4 Miller 25 3-9 5-7 3-6 4 2 11 Anthony 24 3-5 3-3 0-1 5 1 10 Mercer 33 6-16 3-4 1-6 3 1 15 Hassell 33 6-10 0-0 1-4 3 2 12 Fizer 24 4-7 3-4 1-3 1 3 11 Ollie 24 0-4 1-2 0-2 6 0 1 Chandler 8 3-4 1-1 0-1 1 2 7 Curry 16 3-6 4-7 1-6 1 3 10 Hoiberg 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 3 1 2 Bagaric 6 2-2 2-3 0-3 0 1 6 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-81 24-34 11-46 31 19 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.469, FT-.706. 3-Point Goals: 3-6, .500 (Artest 2-3, Anthony 1-2, Hassell 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 5 (Chandler 2, Artest, Hassell, Curry). Turnovers: 12 (Miller 3, Bagaric 2, Hassell 2, Artest, Curry, Fizer, Oakley, Ollie). Steals: 9 (Anthony 2, Artest, Curry, Fizer, Hassell, Mercer, Miller, Ollie). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 19 21 17 23 - 80 Chicago 21 32 27 23 - 103 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 1 (Head Coach Lucas, 0:57 2nd). Chicago 1 (Curry, 6:43 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,342. T: 2:07. Officials: Gary Benson, Ted Bernhardt, Ken Mauer.


Game Story

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- At least for one night, the Chicago Bulls responded to their new coach.

Ron Mercer scored 15 points to lead seven players in double figures as the Bulls opened the Bill Cartwright era with a 103-80 drubbing of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In his sixth year as a Bulls assistant, Cartwright on Friday was named Tim Floyd's replacement for the rest of the season. He played on three of Chicago's six championship teams in the 1990s and was an assistant under Phil Jackson for two others.

"The team is ready to win," Cartwright said. "I hope we can use this as a stepping stone because we have some tough games coming up."

The Bulls (5-23) snapped an eight-game losing streak and equaled the Miami Heat for the fewest wins in the league, although Chicago has one more loss.

"It really felt like a fresh start," Bulls reserve center Eddy Curry said. "Coach stressed that we are going to start from scratch and that everything was going to be done hard."

"It is like you are starting over, like coming out of training camp for your first game," Mercer added. "I am playing for coach Cartwright. Everybody wants to go out and play hard for him."

Mercer scored seven points in a 15-5 run that gave the Bulls a 53-40 halftime lead. Chicago broke it open in the third quarter, using an 18-4 burst to build a 73-46 cushion with 4:38 left in the period. Ron Artest scorded half of his 14 points during the spurt.

"We did play with a lot of energy," Mercer said. "Everybody was willing to share the ball. We moved the ball very well and made a lot of shots."

Chris Mihm scored 13 points for the Cavaliers, who recorded a 102-84 home win over the Bulls on December 18.

"I knew we were walking into a lion's den tonight," Cleveland coach John Lucas said. "This just turned out to be a bad night for us all around. They just thoroughly beat us, as we did to them at our place before."

Four Bulls' starters reached double figures, with Brad Miller contributing 11 points and Greg Anthony 10. Charles Oakley was held to four.

Chicago outscored the Cavaliers in the paint, 42-28, and got to the line 34 times, making 24. Cleveland was just 13-of-15 from the line, a disparity Lucas could not help notice.

"It was like we needed to get Chicago a win," he said. "But sometimes, that's just the way it goes on the road."

Chicago took a 21-19 lead on Trenton Hassell's layup with one second left in the first quarter, then scored the first seven points of the second to go up, 28-19, on two free throws by Marcus Fizer.

The Cavs closed to 36-31 on Mihm's free throw with 4:58 left in the half, but the Bulls closed with a 17-9 spurt and were never threatened thereafter.

Ricky Davis and Andre Miller scored 10 points apiece for Cleveland.

"We had a chance to come out and end the month strong and start the new year off well," Miller said. "This was a game we thought we could win. It lets the air out of the balloon."

Chicago eclipsed the century mark for just the fourth time this season, shooting 47 percent (38-of-81) from the field. The Cavaliers were held to 40.5 percent (32-of-79).

"We have been showing signs of playing like this for two or three quarters, but we have not been able to maintain it for the course of the game," Cartwright said. "Tonight, we were able to play defense, rebound and convert on the other end."

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com