The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road demolished the Chicago Bulls 113-91. The Cavaliers improve to 17-7, and the Bulls fall to 3-19 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won 12 straight games. Kevin Love led all scorers with 24 points on 8 of 13 from the field, grabbed 13 rebounds, and made three triples in 23 minutes. LeBron James put in 23 points on 9 of 15 from the floor, to go along with seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Jae Crowder dropped in nine points on 3 of 8 from the field, stripped away two steals, and hit three from deep.
Dwyane Wade added 24 points on 9 of 13 from the field, and pulled down six rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench. Jeff Green pitched in 14 points on 6 of 10 from the floor, and plucked eight rebounds off the pine. Kyle Korver compiled seven points on merely 3 of 8 from the field off the bench. The Cavaliers shot 51.9 percent from the field, and shot 36.1 percent on 13 of 36 from three-point distance. The Cavaliers played a great game from start to finish. The Cavaliers bench out-scored the Bulls bench 49 to 29.
The Cavaliers dominated the Bulls, and the Cavaliers were blowing them out for most of the game. The Cavaliers played excellent defense and held the Bulls to 91 points on 41 percent shooting from the field. The Cavaliers keep their win streak going, and they have been one of the hottest teams in the league. The Cavaliers will play at home and face off the Sacramento Kings tomorrow night. Meanwhile, Tristan Thompson is still sidelined with a calf injury, and Derrick Rose did not play with an ankle injury.
“I’m not Nostradamus so I did not see the streak,” James said. “But in the Houston game, I’d seen the way we played in that game. And I’d seen that if we could build off that game, then we can kind of turn the things around. That was a great road trip for us.”
For the Bulls, Kris Dunn led the way with 15 points on 6 of 13 from the field, including six rebounds, and five assists. Justin Holiday finished with 14 points on just 4 of 11 from the floor, and snatched six rebounds. Rookie Lauri Markkanen logged 13 points on 5 of 13 from the field, gathered seven rebounds, and picked up two steals. Robin Lopez recorded 14 points on 5 of 7 from the field, snatched five rebounds, and blocked two shots. Denzel Valentine dumped in seven points on 3 of 7 from the floor.
Bobby Portis contributed 10 points on only 4 of 13 from the field, and nabbed nine rebounds off the bench. Cristiano Felicio notched six points on 3 of 4 from the field in 12 minutes off the pine. The Bulls shot just 41.5 percent from the field, and shot a horrid 26.5 percent on 9 of 34 from beyond the arc. The Bulls have now lost nine games in a row, and they currently have the worst record in the league. The Bulls really struggled, and they let the Cavaliers do whatever they wanted to do. Meanwhile, Nikola Mirotic has still not played for the Bulls this season with a face injury.