Cleveland 100, Denver 99

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #42 Eric Lewis, #73 Tre Maddox, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 15816

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 26 31 19 24 100
Denver 27 28 17 27 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 14-23 8-12 6-11 W1
Denver 22-18 11-9 11-9 L1

Recap

CAVALIERS 100, NUGGETS 99: Kyrie Irving’s driving layup with four seconds left ended Cleveland’s six-game losing streak and gave the Cavaliers a rare win in Denver.

Irving had 18 points, with 10 coming in the final 2:36 all on drives to the basket, including continuation fouls on two of the four plays.

The Nuggets had a shot to win it at the buzzer when Ty Lawson beat Irving off the dribble, but his driving layup bounced off the rim as Irving jumped back into position to defend the shot.

Antawn Jamison had 33 points, including 26 in the first half, and nine rebounds for Cleveland. Irving added eight assists while making his fourth game-winning basket this season.

The Cavaliers had lost eight of their last 10 in this series and nine of the last 11 at Pepsi Center but escaped in a wild game that had eight lead changes in the final 3:17.

Al Harrington had 22 points off the bench to lead the Nuggets, while Lawson scored 18.

GAME NOTEBOOK: NBA Commissioner David Stern attended the game while enjoying a ski vacation in the Denver area. … Lawson had six assists with seven turnovers for the Nuggets. … Jamison had 22 of the Cavs’ first 42 points in the game.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Denver
Antawn Jamison 33 Scoring Al Harrington 22
Kyrie Irving 8 Assists Ty Lawson 6
Antawn Jamison 9 Rebounds Kenneth Faried 9
Antawn Jamison 8 Free Throws Made Andre Miller 6
Alonzo Gee 4 Steals Ty Lawson 2
Alonzo Gee 1 Blocks Chris Andersen 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 100 45.1 7-23 19-23 23 36 1 11 15
Denver 99 43.2 4-20 25-32 23 46 5 7 18

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .652 after a win and .412 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .154 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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