Cleveland Cavaliers Rebound In Second Half Against Washington Wizards 119-115

The Cleveland Cavaliers come back in second half to pull off the win at home against the Washington Wizards 119-115. The Cavaliers improve to 49-30, and the Wizards fall to 42-37 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won 10 of their last 11 games. LeBron James led all scorers with 33 points on 12 of 20 from the field, including nine rebounds, and 14 assists. Jeff Green dropped in 21 points on 8 of 10 from the field.

Kevin Love put up 16 points on 5 of 10 from the floor, pulled down six rebounds, and drained four three-pointers. Rodney Hood totaled 11 points on 3 of 6 from the field, and stripped away two steals. Rookie Cedi Osman poured in eight points on 2 of 3 from the floor, and gathered two steals in 15 minutes. Kyle Korver added 13 points on 4 of 7 from the field, and hit three triples off the pine. Korver made a clutch three-pointer in the fourth quarter to tie the game 113-113.

Jordan Clarkson contributed 10 points on 5 of 12 from the field off the bench. The Cavaliers shot an incredible 54.5 percent from the field, and shot 48.1 percent on 13 of 27 from three-point range. The Cavaliers could not miss, and they simply went off. The Cavaliers were down by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter, and they came back and won the game.

This was a great game, and was a tied game with under two minutes remaining in the game. Meanwhile, George Hill was out with an ankle injury, and Jose Calderon missed the game with an hamstring injury. The Cavaliers will play again tonight, and will travel to Philadelphia to play against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said about LeBron James, “Like I said before the game, I’ll say it after the game and probably five years from now I’ll say the same thing, he’s the best player in the league and he does that every night. You don’t get to see players like him often.”

For the Wizards, John Wall led the way with 28 points on 10 of 20 from the field, to go along with four rebounds, 14 assists, and three steals. Bradley Beal pitched in 19 points on 7 of 15 from the floor, snatched nine rebounds, gave out eight assists, and buried four three-pointers. Otto Porter racked up 18 points on 8 of 13 from the field, collected eight rebounds, and blocked two shots. Marcin Gortat finished with 10 points on 5 of 9 from the floor, and caught seven rebounds. Markieff Morris managed 15 points on 7 of 12 from the field, snagged five rebounds, and handed out four assists.

Mike Scott generated 12 points on 5 of 9 from the floor in 21 minutes off the bench. The Wizards shot 50 percent from the field, and shot 43 percent on 9 of 21 from beyond the arc. All of Wizards starters scored in double-figures. The Wizards should have won the game, but they blew a 17 point lead in the fourth quarter. The Wizards have now lost four of their last five games.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Win In A Close Finish, 112-106 Against Toronto Raptors

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home knocked off the Toronto Raptors 112-106. The Cavaliers improve to 48-30, and the Raptors fall to 55-22 on the season. The Cavaliers have won nine of their last 10 games. LeBron James had a game-high 27 points on 8 of 14 from the field, to go along with 10 rebounds, six assists, and drained three from downtown. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 18 points on 4 of 8 from the field, grabbed 15 rebounds, and made four three-pointers.

Jose Calderon scored 19 points on 7 of 11 from the floor, plucked four rebounds, dished out four assists, and stripped away two steals in 26 minutes. Rodney Hood finished with 17 points on 6 of 12 from the field, and gathered two steals. Jeff Green put in 12 points on 5 of 10 from the field, and blocked three shots. Larry Nance Jr. logged six points on 2 of 3 from the floor in 16 minutes off the bench. The Cavaliers shot 49.4 percent from the field, and shot a solid 43.3 percent on 13 of 30 from three-point range.

All of Cavaliers starters scored in double-figures. The Cavaliers moved the ball well, and were on fire in the first half. The Cavaliers have not been fully healthy of late, but they are still playing consistently well. Meanwhile, George Hill did not play with an ankle injury. The Cavaliers at home will face-off the Washington Wizards tonight.

LeBron James said, “We don’t know what we can become, we have no idea. But right now we’re playing good ball and we want to try to continue that. But we don’t know what we can become. We have not been whole all year.”

For the Raptors, DeMar Derozan led the way with 19 points on 7 of 13 from the field, and gave out seven assists. Jonas Valanciunas recored a double-double with 17 points on 8 of 15 from the floor, and picked up 10 rebounds in 22 minutes. Serge Ibaka chipped in a double-double with 16 points on 6 of 14 from the field, and picked up 12 rebounds. Pascal Siakam poured in 10 points on 5 of 10 from the floor, including five rebounds, and four assists off the bench. C.J. Miles compiled eight points on 3 of 7 from the field off the pine.

Delon Wright accrued seven points on 3 of 6 from the floor in 15 minutes off the bench. Norman Powell concluded with seven points on 3 of 4 from the field in seven minutes off the pine. Fred VanVleet notched nine points on merely 3 of 10 from the floor, and handed out six assists off the bench. The Raptors shot 44.7 percent from the field, and shot 32.4 percent on 11 of 34 behind the three-point line.

The Raptors bench out-scored the Cavaliers bench 56 to 28. The Raptors did not get enough stops to win the game. The Raptors did not give up as they were down by 12 points with 53 seconds remaining in the game, and then it was only a four point game. The Raptors have lost three of their last five games, but they still have the number one seed in the East.

Cleveland Cavaliers Top Dallas Mavericks 98-87

Cleveland Cavaliers at home run past the Dallas Mavericks 108-97. The Cavaliers improve to 47-30, and the Mavericks fall to 23-54 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won eight of their last nine games. LeBron James recorded a triple-double with 16 points on merely 5 of 21 from the field, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out 12 assists. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 13 points on just 4 of 13 from the field, and plucked 13 rebounds.

Rodney Hood put in nine points on 4 of 9 from the field. Jose Calderon pitched in eight points on 3 of 6 from the floor in 22 minutes. Larry Nance racked up six points on a perfect 3 of 3 from the field, and grabbed six rebounds. Jordan Clarkson added 16 points on 5 of 9 from the field in 25 minutes off the bench. J.R. Smith managed 15 points on 6 of 11 from the floor, pulled down four rebounds, and buried three triples off the bench.

Cedi Osman scored six points on 2 of 3 from the field in seven minutes off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 41.2 percent from the field, and shot a tremendous 42.3 percent on 11 of 26 from three-point range. The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Mavericks 50 to 38. The Cavaliers bench out-scored the Mavericks bench 45 to 23.

The Cavaliers out-scored the Mavericks 25 to 10 in the fourth quarter, and the Cavaliers played really good defense. The Cavaliers did not shoot the ball well, but they were getting stops on defense. Meanwhile, George Hill did not play with an ankle injury, and Kyle Korver was out with a sore foot. The Cavaliers at home will take on the Toronto Raptors tonight.

LeBron James said, “I missed four, five, maybe six layups, which I’m not accustomed to doing, but me not shooting the ball well never stopped me making an impact on the game. So if I’m not shooting well, I gotta make sure I get my guys on time, on target with my passes and I gotta rebound and I gotta do other things to help us win and I was able to do that.”

For the Mavericks, Harrison Barnes led all scorers with 30 points on 10 of 19 from the field, gave out five assists, and sunk five three-pointers. Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. tallied 14 points on just 6 of 17 from the floor, including four rebounds, and six assists. Dirk Nowitzki amassed nine points on 4 of 8 from the field, and caught seven rebounds in 21 minutes. Doug McDermott notched nine points on 4 of 7 from the floor off the pine. Yogi Ferrell finished with eight points on merely 3 of 11 from the field.

The Mavericks shot 40 percent from the field, and shot 35.1 percent on 13 of 37 from three-point distance. The Mavericks played sloppy with 15 turnovers. The Mavericks were up 77-73 going into the fourth quarter, but they ended up losing the game 98-87. The Mavericks have now lost eight of their last nine games. Wesley Matthews was out for the Mavericks with a right leg injury, and J.J. Barea missed the game because of personal reasons.

Cleveland Cavaliers Take Charge In Second Half To Beat New Orleans Pelicans 107-102

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home outlast the New Orleans Pelicans 107-102. The Cavaliers improve to 46-30, and the Pelicans fall to 43-33 on the season. The Cavaliers have now seven of their last eight games. LeBron James had a game-high 27 points on 12 of 24 from the field, plucked nine rebounds, and dished out 11 assists. James passed Michael Jordan’s record scoring 10 or more points in 867th consecutive game.

Rodney Hood put in 16 points on 7 of 11 from the field in 28 minutes. George Hill scored eight points on 4 of 7 from the floor. Hill left the game with a sprained ankle, and did not return. Kevin Love racked up eight points on merely 3 of 11 from the field, and grabbed eight rebounds. Jordan Clarkson added 23 points on 9 of 13 from the floor, pulled down four rebounds, and hit four three-pointers off the pine.

J.R. Smith pitched in eight points on just 2 of 6 from the field off the bench. Tristan Thompson generated four points on 2 of 4 from the field, and collected 14 rebounds in 21 minutes off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 47.8 percent from the field, and shot a solid 41.7 percent on 10 of 24 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers out-scored the Pelicans in the second half 60 to 45. The Cavaliers played better defense in the second half, and played with more energy. Meanwhile, Kyle Korver did not play with a sore foot. The Cavaliers will play again at home on Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said, “LeBron just took the game over and made shots that we would like to see him shoot we tried to keep him from driving to the basket, but he made three tough shots. That’s kind of who he is.”

For the Pelicans, Jrue Holiday led the way with 25 points on 12 of 18 from the field, including six rebounds, and two steals. Anthony Davis had an off shooting night with 16 points on 6 of 19 from the field, gathered eight rebounds, and blocked two shots. Rajon Rondo logged seven points on 3 of 7 from the floor, and gave out eight assists. Nikola Mirotic dropped in 20 points on 8 of 13 from the field, snatched seven rebounds, and drained four three-pointers in 29 minutes off the bench. Darius Miller concluded with 11 points on 4 of 7 from the floor, and nailed three triples off the pine.

Solomon Hill tallied seven points on 3 of 6 from the field, and nabbed five rebounds off the bench. Ian Clark dumped in seven points on only 3 of 10 from the floor off the pine. The Pelicans shot 48.3 percent from the field, and shot 42.3 percent on 11 of 26 from beyond the arc. The Pelicans had a chance to win, but they did not get stops when they needed to in the second half. The Pelicans have now lost three games in a row. The Pelicans are going to have a hard time winning games when Anthony Davis is struggling.

Cleveland Cavaliers Thrashed Charlotte Hornets 118-105

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road thump the Charlotte Hornets 118-105. The Cavaliers improve to 45-30, and the Hornets fall to 34-42 on the season. LeBron James led all scorers with 41 points on 14 of 26 from the field, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out eight assists, and made four three-pointers. Jeff Green dropped in 18 points on 6 of 15 from the floor. Rodney Hood scored 13 points on 5 of 12 from the field, and plucked five rebounds.

George Hill finished with nine points on merely 4 of 13 from the floor, and gave out four assists. J.R. Smith added 19 points on 8 of 9 from the field, including five rebounds, and three steals off the bench. Larry Nance put up four points on 2 of 5 from the field, pulled down nine rebounds, and stripped away four steals off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 48.4 percent from the field, and shot 39.3 percent on 11 of 28 from three-point range. The Cavaliers moved the ball well, and executed well on offensive.

The Cavaliers played well from start to finish. They have won six of their last seven games. Meanwhile, Kevin Love did not play with a concussion, and Kyle Korver was out because of personal reasons. The Cavaliers will host the New Orleans Pelicans tomorrow night.

LeBron James said about tying the record with Michael Jordan for scoring 10 or more points in 866th consecutive game,  “I can’t tell you how I’ve been able to do it, any time I’m mentioned with some of the greats, and arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time in Mike, it’s just another feat for me to be just appreciative and humbled by what I’m able to do.”

For the Hornets, Dwight Howard posted a double-double with 19 points on 7 of 12 from the field, and picked up 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. Kemba Walker managed 21 points on 7 of 18 from the floor, and handed out four assists. Walker broke the for most points scored in franchise history. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tossed in 11 points on 5 of 7 from the field. Frank Kaminsky poured in 16 points on 7 of 9 from the floor, and collected five rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench.

Jeremy Lamb accrued 11 points on 4 of 6 from the field off the pine. Rookie Malik Monk supplied seven points on 3 of 6 from the floor. Dwyane Bacon notched six points on 3 of 7 from the floor, to go along with seven rebounds. The Hornets shot a solid 51.3 percent from the field, and shot a poor 23.8 percent on 5 of 21 from three-point distance.

The Hornets did not play good enough on defense to win the game. The Hornets have still won four of their last five games. Cody Zeller missed the game for the Hornets with a knee injury. The Hornets were losing by double-digits in the second half, and they did not have a chance to comeback.

LeBron’s Clutch Three Pointer Lifts Cavs Past Nets 121-114

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road pull off the win 121-114 against the Brooklyn Nets. The Cavaliers improve to 44-29, and the Nets fall to 23-51 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won six of their last seven games. LeBron James finished with 37 points on 14 of 19 from the field, plucked 10 rebounds, and dished out eight assists. James made a clutch three-pointer to help close out the game for the Cavaliers.

Kevin Love posted a double-double with 20 points on 6 of 14 from the floor, including 15 rebounds, four assists, and drained three triples. George Hill put in 17 points on 6 of 11 from the field, to go along with four rebounds, five assists, two steals, and sunk three from deep. Jordan Clarkson added 18 points on 6 of 12 from the field off the bench. Rodney Hood totaled 16 points on 6 of 12 from the floor, and hit three from downtown. The Cavaliers shot 50.6 percent from the field, and shot an exceptional 42.9 percent on 12 of 28 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Nets 49 to 38. The Cavaliers out-scored the Nets in the paint 52 to 38. The Cavaliers made shots when they needed to. The Cavaliers were not getting stops, and they have had a hard time getting stops on defense this season. Meanwhile, Kyle Korver did not play due to personal reasons, and Jeff Green was out with an illness. The Cavaliers will head to Miami to play against the Miami Heat tonight.

Cavaliers associate head coach Larry Drew said about LeBron, “You just look at the stat sheet, and it’s just not about points, it’s what he’s doing on the boards, it’s what he’s doing from an assists standpoint. He’s just a force. He’s a force and I mean he has put up MVP numbers without a doubt.”

For the Nets, Joe Harris led the way with a career-high 30 points on 11 of 14 from the field, picked up seven rebounds, and made six three-pointers off the bench. DeMarre Carroll notched 18 points on 5 of 10 from the field, pulled down five rebounds, gave out five assists, and stripped away two steals. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson concluded with 15 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, gathered seven rebounds, and handed out five assists. D’Angelo Russell compiled 12 points on merely 4 of 12 from the field, and knocked down four three-pointers.

Spencer Dinwiddie contributed 16 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, snatched four rebounds, and buried three triples off the pine. Caris LeVert poured in eight points on just 3 of 9 from the field, snagged four rebounds, and dished out seven assists off the bench. The Nets bench out-scored the Cavaliers bench 60 to 42.

The Nets shot 45.8 percent from the field, and shot an incredible 45.9 percent on 17 of 37 behind the three-point line. The Nets have lost three of their last four games. The Nets did not play good enough on defense to win the game. The Nets were up 89-87 heading into the fourth quarter, but they didn’t get stops when they needed to.

Cleveland Cavaliers Dominate Phoenix Suns 120-95

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home defeat the Phoenix Suns 120-95. The Cavaliers improve to 43-29, and the Suns fall to 19-54 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won five of their last six games. LeBron James had a game-high 27 points on 11 of 16 from the field, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out nine assists in 29 minutes. Kevin Love dropped in 20 points on 7 of 15 from the field, including six rebounds, and three steals.

George Hill put in seven points on 3 of 5 from the field, and blocked two shots. Larry Nance Jr. posted a double-double with 15 points on 6 of 11 from the floor, and pulled down 10 rebounds off the bench. Jordan Clarkson added 13 points on just 5 of 14 from the field, plucked four rebounds, and gathered two steals off the pine. J.R. Smith notched 11 points on 3 of 7 from the floor, and hit three triples off the bench. Rodney Hood tossed in nine points on 4 of 8 from the field in 20 minutes off the pine.

The Cavaliers shot 49.5 percent from the field, and shot 27.6 percent on 8 of 29 from three-point range. The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Suns 54 to 36. The Cavaliers bench out-scored the Suns bench 57 to 33. The Cavaliers were down 27-23 at the end of the first quarter, but then they out-scored the Suns 39 to 23 in the second quarter.

The Cavaliers played well at both ends of the floor. Meanwhile, Kyle Korver did not play because of a personal reasons. Jeff Green left the game in the first half because of an illness and did not return. The Cavaliers on the road will take on the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow afternoon.

LeBron James said, “That’s just what we’re trying to do, just trying to find a way no matter what’s been going on with our season, find a way. Stay composed. Stay even-keeled, that’s always my motto.”

For the Suns, Troy Daniels led the way with 20 points on 7 of 16 from the field, picked up six rebounds, and knocked down six three-pointers. Rookie Josh Jackson finished with 17 points on 8 of 20 from the floor, to go along with five rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Marquese Chriss recorded a double-double with 19 points on 7 of 11 from the field, snatched 10 rebounds, and blocked two shots. Alex Len pitched in 14 points on 4 of 5 from the field, and nabbed four rebounds off the bench. Tyler Ullis generated 11 points on 5 of 12 from the floor, dished out nine assists, and accumulated two steals off the pine.

Shaquille Harrison tallied six points on a perfect 3 of 3 from the field in eight minutes off the bench. The Suns shot 43.7 percent from the field, and shot an awful 25 percent on 7 of 28 from three-point distance. The Suns also played sloppy with 17 turnovers. The Suns were out of synch offensively, and they were not getting stops on defense either. The Suns have now lost 11 straight games. Devin Booker did not play for the Suns with a hand injury, and T.J. Warren was out with a knee injury.

Cleveland Cavaliers Storm Back in Second Half To Beat Toronto Raptors 132-129

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home take down the Toronto Raptors 132-129. The Cavaliers improve to 42-29, and the Raptors fall to 53-19 on the season. This was a big win for the Cavaliers against the one seed in the Eastern Conference in the Toronto Raptors. LeBron James led all scorers with 35 points on 11 of 19 from the field, dished out 17 assists, and grabbed seven rebounds. James also did not turn the ball over once.

Kevin Love recorded a double-double with 23 points on 8 of 15 from the field, including 12 rebounds, four assists, and made four three-pointers. Love made a clutch three-pointer with 27.5 seconds remaining in the game to give the Cavaliers a 128-124 lead. George Hill put in 22 points on 10 of 11 from the floor, plucked four rebounds, and blocked two shots. Jose Calderon concluded with 14 points on 5 of 7 from the field, gave out four assists, and drained four three-pointers.

Jeff Green poured in 15 points on 4 of 9 from the floor. J.R. Smith added 10 points on 4 of 6 from the field, and pulled down five rebounds off the bench. All of Cavaliers starters scored in double-figures. The Cavaliers shot an outstanding 60.3 percent from the field, and shot 62.5 percent on 15 of 24 from three-point range. The Cavaliers were down 79-64 at halftime, but they came back in the second half.

The Cavaliers were on fire, and they executed very well offensively. The Cavaliers have now won four of their last five games. Meanwhile, Tristan Thompson was out with an ankle injury, Larry Nance did not play with a hamstring injury, Rodney Hood was sidelined with a back injury, and Kyle Korver missed the game due to a personal matter. The Cavaliers will play at home against the Phoenix Suns tonight.

Cavaliers associate head coach Larry Drew said about LeBron, “I’ve never seen anything like it, it’s just amazing what he does, night in and night out. How he sustains it is just mind-boggling.”

For the Raptors, Kyle Lowry led the way with 24 points on 7 of 10 from the field, to go along with four rebounds, seven assists, and buried six three-pointers. DeMar DeRozan amassed 21 points on merely 6 of 16 from the floor, and handed out five assists. Jonas Valanciunas racked up 15 points on a perfect 6 of 6 from the field, and gathered eight rebounds in 20 minutes. Jakob Poeltl managed 17 points on 8 of 13 from the floor, and nabbed eight rebounds off the pine. Fred VanVleet dumped in 16 points on 6 of 13 from the field, dished out five assists, stripped away three steals, and nailed four three-pointers off the bench.

Delon Wright contributed 12 points on 4 of 6 from the floor, gave out five assists, and blocked two shots off the pine. Pascal Siakam registered nine points on 4 of 9 from the field, and handed out four assists off the bench. The Raptors shot 53.4 percent from the field, and shot 44.1 percent on 15 of 34 behind the three-point line.

The Raptors bench out-scored the Cavaliers bench 58 to 23, but was not enough for the Raptors to win. The Raptors just did not get enough stops on defense, and they let the Cavaliers do whatever they wanted to do. This was a tough lost for the Raptors as they had a 15 point lead at halftime, and they have always struggled to beat the Cavaliers on the road. C.J. Miles did not play for the Raptors due to an illness.

LeBron James 40 points Lead Cavs Past Bucks 124-117

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home hold off the Milwaukee Bucks 124-117. The Cavaliers improve to 41-29, and the Bucks fall to 37-33 on the season. LeBron James posted a triple-double with 40 points on 16 of 29 from the field, including 12 rebounds, 10 assists, and two steals. James became the oldest player since Larry Bird to score 40 points and put up a triple-double in a game.

Kevin Love finished with 18 points on 5 of 13 from the field, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out four assists, and mad four three-pointers in 25 minutes. This was Loves first game back after he was out for a while with a hand injury. Jeff Green dropped in 14 points on 5 of 8 from the floor.

Kyle Korver totaled 12 points on 4 of 8 from the field, pulled down six rebounds, and sunk three triples. Jordan Clarkson added 17 points on 5 of 11 from the field off the bench. Ante Zizic contributed 13 points on 4 of 6 from the floor, and plucked six rebounds in 17 minutes off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 49.4 percent from the field, and shot a solid 39.5 percent on 15 of 38 from three-point distance. The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Bucks 42 to 32.

The Cavaliers bench out-scored the Bucks bench 40 to 28. The Cavaliers were up by as many as 17 points in the second half. The Cavaliers moved the ball well, and executed well offensively. Meanwhile, Tristan Thompson is still out with an ankle injury, Larry Nance did not play with a hamstring injury, and Rodney Hood missed the game with a back injury. The Cavaliers will host the Toronto Raptors tonight.

Giannis Antetokounmpo said about LeBron, “I was talking to myself taking a shower, asking what I did wrong because he was the first player to score 40 on me, he’s the best player in the world.”

For the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 37 points on 13 of 20 from the field, gathered 11 rebounds, and gave out five assists. Khris Middleton pitched in 30 points on 11 of 16 from the field, collected five rebounds, and picked up two steals. Eric Bledsoe supplied 13 points on just 5 of 15 from the floor, to go along with eight assists, two steals, and two blocks. Jabari Parker poured in 12 points on 5 of 10 from the field, snatched six rebounds, and stripped away two steals off the pine. Thon Maker accrued 12 points on 5 of 10 from the floor, and accumulated three steals off the bench.

The Bucks shot 51.1 percent from the field, and shot a horrid 25.8 percent on 8 of 31 from beyond the arc. The Bucks played sloppy with 15 turnovers. The Bucks did not get enough stops on defense to win the game. Malcolm Brogdon did not play for the Bucks with a quadriceps injury, Tyler Zeller was sidelined with a back injury, and Matthew Dellavedova was out with an ankle injury. The Bucks kept on fighting despite trailing by double digits in the second half.

Cleveland Cavaliers Win A Tight One, 114-109 Against Chicago Bulls

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road squeak by the Chicago Bulls 114-109. The Cavaliers improve to 40-29, and the Bulls fall to 24-45 on the season. LeBron James posted a triple-double with 33 points on 15 of 26 from the field, to go along with 13 rebounds, 12 assists, and blocked two shots. Jeff Green put in 21 points on 8 of 14 from the field, and grabbed four rebounds. Ante Zizic logged 14 points on 7 of 9 from the floor, and picked up six rebounds.

Jose Calderon scored nine points on 3 of 6 from the field, pulled down seven rebounds, and dished out six assists. George Hill dumped in eight points on merely 2 of 7 from the floor, and gathered six rebounds. Jordan Clarkson added 19 points on 6 of 13 from the field, and knocked down four three-pointers off the bench. Clarkson completed a four point play with a clutch three-pointer and the foul to give the Cavaliers a 109-105 lead with one minute and 27 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers shot a tremendous 50.6 percent from the field, and shot 35.1 percent on 13 of 37 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers were leading 69-52 at halftime, but it was a tie game with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers made shots when they needed to, to win the game. Meanwhile, Kevin Love is still out with a hand injury, Tristan Thompson missed the game with an ankle injury, Larry Nance did not play with a hamstring injury, Rodney Hood was sidelined with a back injury, and Kyle Korver missed the game for personal reasons. The Cavaliers finish 3-3 on their six game road trip despite the injuries. The Cavaliers will head back home tonight, and play against the Milwaukee Bucks.

LeBron James said, “Sometimes, the eyes do all the talking, I’m just trying to be an inspiration to them and leave an impression, other than of me playing basketball.”

For the Bulls, Denzel Valetine had a game-high 34 points on 13 of 20 from the field, including seven rebounds, six assists, and hit eight three-pointers. Cameron Payne recorded a double-double with 13 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, gave out 10 assists, and buried three triples. Cristiano Felicio chipped in a double-double with 10 points on 4 of 7 from the field, and collected 10 rebounds. Paul Zipser finished with 11 points on 4 of 9 from the floor, snatched four rebounds, and blocked two shots in 24 minutes. Bobby Portis put up a double-double with 15 points on 7 of 15 from the field, and caught 15 rebounds off the pine.

Rookie Antonio Blakeney generated 10 points on just 4 of 14 from the field off the bench. The Bulls shot 45.1 percent from the field, and shot a remarkable 47.1 percent on 16 of 34 behind the three-point line. The Bulls did not play good enough in the first half to win the game. Robin Lopez did not play because of a coaches decision, Zach Lavine was out with knee tendonitis, Lauri Markkanen missed the game with a back injury, and Kris Dunn was sidelined with a toe injury.