The Cavaliers threw the first punches on Thursday night in the Windy City. But the Bulls – now officially the best regular season team in the NBA – are currently in a different weight class.

The Wine and Gold were within a point at the end of one quarter, but Chicago began pulling away in the second quarter. The young Cavaliers were down a baker’s dozen at intermission and trailed by as many as 22 in the second half – closing out the 2011-12 campaign with a 107-75 loss at the United Center.