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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      CLEVELAND        11   18   24   31    84   
      UTAH             23   19   15   14    71      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   CLE - LEBRON JAMES 27, JEFF MCINNIS 24, 
                      ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS 11
                UTH - MEHMET OKUR 12, CARLOS BOOZER 12, GORDAN
                      GIRICEK 12

HIGH REBOUND:   CLE - ANDERSON VAREJAO 14, LEBRON JAMES 8, 
                      ROBERT TRAYLOR 7
                UTH - CARLOS BOOZER 16, MATT HARPRING 10, 
                      MEHMET OKUR 7

HIGH ASSISTS:   CLE - LEBRON JAMES 5, JEFF MCINNIS 3, ERIC 
                      SNOW 2
                UTH - RAUL LOPEZ 5, HOWARD EISLEY 4, GORDAN 
                      GIRICEK 3

         ATT:   19,572

Box Score

CLEVELAND (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L James 41 9-20 9-14 1-8 5 2 27 D Gooden 25 0-3 5-11 1-4 0 6 5 Z Ilgauskas 24 2-4 7-8 0-2 0 6 11 J McInnis 43 9-22 3-4 0-0 3 1 24 I Newble 22 1-3 0-0 1-2 0 3 2 A Varejao 26 2-3 0-3 4-14 0 2 4 R Traylor 21 1-2 0-0 0-7 0 1 2 E Snow 20 2-6 3-3 1-3 2 2 7 L Harris 13 1-3 0-0 1-1 0 0 2 A Pavlovic 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 S Williams DNP - COACH'S DECISION D Wagner DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-66 27-43 9-41 10 24 84 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.409, FT-.628. 3-Point Goals: 3-14, .214 (L James 0-1, J McInnis 3-12, L Harris 0-1). Team Rebounds: 14. Blocked Shots:7 (Z Ilgauskas 3, A Varejao 2, R Traylor, D Gooden). Turnovers:11 (Z Ilgauskas 6, L James 3, R Traylor, D Gooden). Steals: 10 (L James 5, D Gooden 2, A Varejao 2, Z Ilgauskas). UTAH (71) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Harpring 34 3-9 3-6 4-10 0 3 9 C Boozer 38 4-14 4-7 4-16 1 4 12 C Borchardt 19 3-3 1-2 1-2 0 5 7 K McLeod 24 3-6 1-1 0-0 0 4 7 G Giricek 27 4-10 3-3 0-2 3 3 12 M Okur 35 4-8 4-4 2-7 1 6 12 R Bell 24 4-13 2-5 1-5 1 3 10 H Eisley 20 0-2 0-0 0-2 4 1 0 R Lopez 13 0-3 0-0 0-0 5 2 0 K Snyder 5 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 2 2 K Humphries 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 C Arroyo DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-71 18-28 13-45 15 33 71 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.366, FT-.643. 3-Point Goals: 1-12, .083 (G Giricek 1-3, M Okur 0-1, R Bell 0-5, H Eisley 0-2, R Lopez 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:1 (C Boozer). Turnovers:19 (H Eisley 3, M Harpring 3, M Okur 2, K Snyder 2, K McLeod 2, G Giricek 2, C Boozer 2, R Bell, R Lopez, C Borchardt). Steals: 2 (M Harpring, R Bell). ------------------------------------------- CLEVELAND 11 18 24 31 - 84 UTAH 23 19 15 14 - 71 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Cleveland - 2 (E Snow, 2:18 2nd; Defensive Three, 5:52 3rd). Utah - 2 (COACH Sloan, 6:33 3rd; K Snyder, 9:13 4th). Flagrant fouls: Utah 1 (M Okur, 1:29 4th). A: 19,572. T: 2:18. Officials: Ed Malloy, Greg Willard, Sean Corbin.


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (84) AT UTAH (71) CLEVELAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === L JAMES F 41 9-20 9-14 1 7 8 5 2 5 3 27 D GOODEN F 25 0-3 5-11 1 3 4 0 6 2 1 5 Z ILGAUSKAS C 24 2-4 7-8 0 2 2 0 6 1 6 11 J MCINNIS G 43 9-22 3-4 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 24 I NEWBLE G 22 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 2 A VAREJAO 26 2-3 0-3 4 10 14 0 2 2 0 4 R TRAYLOR 21 1-2 0-0 0 7 7 0 1 0 1 2 E SNOW 20 2-6 3-3 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 7 L HARRIS 13 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 A PAVLOVIC 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 S WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION D WAGNER DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 27-66 27-43 9 32 41 10 24 10 11 84 (.409) (.628) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 11 (6 PTS) UTAH REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M HARPRING F 34 3-9 3-6 4 6 10 0 3 1 3 9 C BOOZER F 38 4-14 4-7 4 12 16 1 4 0 2 12 C BORCHARDT C 19 3-3 1-2 1 1 2 0 5 0 1 7 K MCLEOD G 24 3-6 1-1 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 7 G GIRICEK G 27 4-10 3-3 0 2 2 3 3 0 2 12 M OKUR 35 4-8 4-4 2 5 7 1 6 0 2 12 R BELL 24 4-13 2-5 1 4 5 1 3 1 1 10 H EISLEY 20 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 4 1 0 3 0 R LOPEZ 13 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 K SNYDER 5 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 K HUMPHRIES 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C ARROYO DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 26-71 18-28 13 32 45 15 33 2 19 71 (.366) (.643) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 21 (18 PTS) CLEVELAND 11 18 24 31 - 84 UTAH 23 19 15 14 - 71 BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - Z ILGAUSKAS 3, A VAREJAO 2, R TRAYLOR, D GOODEN. UTAH - C BOOZER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 3-14 (.214), L JAMES 0-1, J MCINNIS 3- 12, L HARRIS 0-1. UTAH 1-12 (.083), G GIRICEK 1-3, M OKUR 0-1, R BELL 0- 5, H EISLEY 0-2, R LOPEZ 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: CLEVELAND - E SNOW, DEFENSIVE THREE. UTAH - COACH SLOAN, K SNYDER. FLAGRANT FOULS: UTAH 1 (M OKUR, 1:29 4TH). OFFICIALS: ED MALLOY, GREG WILLARD, SEAN CORBIN. A - 19,572. T - 2:18.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan rarely looks happy sitting courtside. He certainly wasn't smiling after this one. Jeff McInnis and LeBron James sparked a key late run as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point deficit to stun the Jazz, 84-71. McInnis scored seven of his 24 points and James four of his 27 during a 13-0 run in the final five minutes for the Cavaliers, who won for the fifth time in six games. The game was tied, 66-66, before James made a leaner from the right baseline with 4:50 remaining. McInnis added a 3-pointer and floater before James sank a jumper to open a 75-66 cushion with 2:37 to play. "We were just trying to be aggressive, get to the hole and make something happen. They got a big lead on us, but we just had to keep attacking," McInnis said. "We feel like they don't have a shot-blocker without (injured forward) Kirilenko here. Without Kirilenko, we feel like we can attack them with every shot. When he's in there, we can't get in there and do that." After Eric Snow made a pair of free throws, McInnis capped the burst with a fast-break layup with 2:01 left that made it 79-66 and put away the game. Cleveland scored just 11 points in the first quarter and trailed, 42-23, with 1:43 left in the second quarter before scoring the final six points of the half. "When we finished off that first half, I told them at halftime we had lost our momentum and we'd lost our ability to run the floor. We started walking through what we were doing," Sloan said. "I said, 'These guys are going to hammer you in the second half.' And they came out and went right at us." After the break, the Cavaliers switched to a zone defense, which gave Utah's offense trouble for the entire second half. After hitting 45 percent of their shots (18-of-40) in the first half, the Jazz went cold against Cleveland's zone, shooting just 26 percent (8-of-31) in the second half. "Obviously, they went into a zone against us," Sloan said. "We were playing along in the third quarter, but once they put in the zone, we couldn't get into our zone offense. We just ran down the floor, knowing they were in a zone, and we just seemed to be scared, instead of attacking them. They didn't have to attack us. We'd just throw something up that didn't have much of a chance to go in. "They did what they had to do to win the ballgame, and when they went into the zone, we just fired the ball up there with no purpose other than to just get it out of our hands." But the Cavaliers limited the Jazz to 15 points in the third quarter to pull within 57-53, then held the hosts to 14 in the final period. "It was about intensity. We had to come out and believe that we could stop them on defense," James said. "We were down 20 points. We had to dig deep. We weren't making shots, that's all it came down to. We weren't making shots and they were." Carlos Boozer, who led the Cavaliers to an overtime win over Utah in the Delta Center last season, scored 12 points and grabbed 16 rebounds but shot just 4-of-14 from the field for the Jazz, who have lost two in a row after beating league powers Phoenix and San Antonio earlier in the week. "I wanted to win. I thought we had a chance but it just seemed like we couldn't score against the zone, and they kept coming down and scoring, and LeBron got hot and kind of took over the game," Boozer said. "We couldn't score even when they caught back up and got a one-point or two-point lead. We still couldn't get any good shots in the zone."


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