Post-mortem: Cavs 102, Thunder 89
The good: Mo Williams' borderline miraculous three-point shot from 48 minutes with five seconds left on the 24 second clock. It wasn't the shot itself - as good as it was - but its effect on the game that makes the big difference. After Williams connected on it, the Thunder played like someone had busted their ball. They missed the next seven shots after that as it helped the Cavaliers continue a 17-3 run that eventually put the game out of reach.
The better: LeBron James' 44 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Even as I write about it, it's almost an afterthought because he does stuff like this so often. It was a dominating performance adn he single handedly kept the Cavaliers in the game until Mo Williams showed up to give him a hand in the second half. In a one-minute stretch toward the end of the third quarter, James hit three consecutive three-point shots to help give the Cavs the lead at 78-76, but some momentum that Williams' shot only added to.
The best: The Cavs continue to play clamp down defense at the most important time of the game. Williams' shot not only gave them a boost offensively, but it spurred them on defensively. The Thunder shot just 30 percent in the fourth quarter.
Game: Cavs (16-7) at Oklahoma City Thunder (12-9)
TV: FSOhio Radio: WAKR (1590 AM); WTAM (1100 AM), WHBC (1480 AM).
Cavs: LeBron James (F); J.J. Hickson (F); Shaquille O'Neal (C); Anthony Parker (G); Mo Williams (G).
Thunder: Jeff Green (F); Kevin Durant (F); Nenad Krstic (C); Thabo Sefolosha (G); Russell Westbrook )G):
Cavs: Daniel Gibson (strained pinky); Shaquille O'Neal (left eye contusion) - QUESTIONABLE. Leon Powe (left knee surgery) - OUT.
Thunder: Kyle Weaver (shoulder surgery); Kevin Ollie (right knee surgery) - OUT.
Officials: Derrick Stafford, Leon Wood and Haywoode Workman.