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Rose, Gasol pace Bulls to 99-92 win over Cavs in Game 1


By TOM WITHERS
Posted May 04 2015 11:16PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The Chicago Bulls came in oozing with confidence, unafraid of LeBron James and convinced they could keep their playoff momentum rolling.

Derrick Rose made sure they did.

Looking like the league MVP he was before being slowed by knee injuries, Rose scored 25 points, Pau Gasol added 21 and the Bulls led from the start in a 99-92 victory over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night.

Rose, who sustained a shoulder stinger in the closing minute, helped the Bulls swipe home-court advantage from the Cavs. Cleveland was missing starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, but its bigger issue was not stopping Rose or his pick-and-roll plays with Gasol.

After all he's been through - surgeries, hours of rehab, uncertainty about his future - Rose, who has missed over 180 games the past four seasons, is savoring every moment back in the postseason.

"I just appreciate everything," he said, "getting back on the floor, my fans, every aspect of basketball. It's allowed me to change my life and my family's life. I owe so much to this sport. I'm just trying to roll with it."

Jimmy Butler added 20 points and banked in a contested jumper with 30 seconds left as the Bulls closed it out, silencing a roaring Cleveland crowd already worried about Game 2 on Wednesday night.

Kyrie Irving scored 30 points and James added 19 and 15 rebounds for Cleveland, playing its first game since Love - one of the Cavs' Big 3 - was lost for the remainder of the postseason with a shoulder injury.

"No excuses," Cavs coach David Blatt said.

James didn't offer any.

"We all just have to play better," said James, who had nine assists but six turnovers. "I wasn't that good tonight."

The Cavs only trailed by four points in the final minutes, but they forced several 3-point attempts and James had two costly turnovers and missed a tough layup in the final 3 minutes.

Finally fully healed after dealing with injuries all season, the Bulls are peaking at the perfect time. Coming off a 54-point win over Milwaukee to wrap up its opening-round series, Chicago jumped to an early lead, withstood a Cleveland comeback and buckled down on defense in the closing minutes to hand Cleveland just its second loss in 24 home games.

Rose ran the show the way he used to, and Gasol, the steady 34-year-old Spaniard, made the Cavs pay for leaving him open by knocking down one mid-range jumper after another.

Rose banged shoulders with Cleveland's Tristan Thompson and felt his arm go numb. He said the feeling came back a few minutes later, and he's not concerned about it lingering.

The Cavs struggled from the start to find any offensive rhythm. Without Love to space the floor, Chicago had an easier time defending James. And without Smith, suspended two games for striking Boston's Jae Crowder in the face, the Cavs didn't have one of their best perimeter shooters.

Iman Shumpert started for Smith and made four 3-pointers and scored 22, but Blatt spent the night unsuccessfully searching for the right combinations.

The Bulls have a healthy Rose, and that might be enough.

"Derrick was making the right plays every time," Butler said.

After the Cavs battled back from a 16-point deficit to tie it 51-all, the Bulls went on a 15-0 run highlighted by Rose's jumper that was a snapshot of him as league MVP in 2011.

With James guarding him, Rose created some space with a dribble and hit a step-back, off-balance 3 to give Chicago a 61-53 lead. The Bulls weren't done as Butler scored on a dunk, Gasol converted a three-point play and then knocked down another short jumper.

It was a nice start for the Bulls, but as Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau was quick to point out, only that.

"You can't get wrapped up in it," he said. "We're going to have to play a lot better in the next game."

NO HELP

Blatt started Mike Miller at forward, but the 15-year veteran struggled defensively and scored just three points in 16 minutes. Shawn Marion and James Jones didn't score in limited time.

LEBRON'S BUSY NIGHT

James was forced to do a lot on defense as Blatt switched him on Rose, Gasol, Joakim Noah and others.

"I think I guarded every guy they brought into the game," he said.

NOAH, NO POINTS: Noah didn't score in 29 minutes, but he had nine rebounds and drew boos from Cleveland's crowd every time he touched the ball.

TIP-INS

Bulls: Instead of sitting on the bench, Rose rode a stationary bike in the hallway leading to Chicago's locker room to stay loose when he wasn't in the game. ... Thibodeau and James have crossed paths many times in the postseason, first when he was an assistant with Boston and now in Chicago. "It seems like we've been around each other in playoff games a lot," Thibodeau said. "I have great respect for him."

Cavaliers: James (1,054) moved past Scott Pippen (1,048) on the career postseason assist list. The only "true" front-line player ahead of James is Larry Bird (1,062), who is fourth. Magic Johnson (2,346) is No. 1.


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CHI
CLE
     
    • 50.0%

    • 42.0%

    • 55.6%

    • 26.9%

    • 56.2%

    • 89.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI CLE
Total Rebounds 42 39
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Turnovers 10 9
Fast Break Pts: 4 2
Biggest Lead: 16 0
Points in the Paint: 24 46
CHI CLE
p Rose   25 Irving   30
rb Gasol   10 James   15
a Butler   6 James   9
s Butler   3 James   3
b Gasol   4 Thompson   2
 
  • 10/31 - CLE 114 @ CHI 108
  • 01/19 - CHI 94 @ CLE 108
  • 02/12 - CLE 98 @ CHI 113
  • 04/05 - CHI 94 @ CLE 99
Chicago Bulls (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Dunleavy F 39:10 5-6 3-4 1-2 +10 1 6 7 2 2 1 2 0 0 14
P. Gasol F 34:42 10-16 0-0 1-1 +17 2 8 10 4 1 0 0 4 0 21
J. Noah C 28:49 0-4 0-0 0-2 +13 3 6 9 4 3 0 4 2 1 0
J. Butler G 44:12 7-16 2-6 4-6 +10 1 4 5 6 0 3 1 0 1 20
D. Rose G 38:33 11-26 3-6 0-0 +10 1 4 5 5 3 1 2 0 4 25
T. Gibson   28:01 3-5 0-0 2-4 -13 2 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
K. Hinrich   15:03 2-3 1-1 1-1 -6 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 6
A. Brooks   09:05 2-4 1-1 0-0 -3 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
N. Mirotic   02:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. McDermott DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Mohammed DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Snell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-80 10-18 9-16   11 31 42 23 15 7 10 6 6 99
  50.0% 55.6% 56.2%   team rebs: 9 total to: 10
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 41:56 9-22 0-3 1-2 -11 4 11 15 9 4 3 6 1 2 19
M. Miller F 16:08 1-2 1-2 0-0 -20 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
T. Mozgov C 26:28 3-8 0-0 3-4 +3 4 1 5 0 1 1 0 1 4 9
I. Shumpert G 41:23 8-17 4-10 2-2 -9 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 22
K. Irving G 43:58 10-23 1-5 9-9 -14 0 2 2 6 2 1 2 1 0 30
T. Thompson   37:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 +4 3 5 8 0 1 0 1 2 0 4
S. Marion   06:21 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones   08:02 0-2 0-2 0-0 +4 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Dellavedova   18:44 2-5 1-4 0-0 +8 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 5
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
J.R. Smith NWT - NBA Suspension
Total   240 34-81 7-26 17-19   11 28 39 17 16 6 9 6 6 92
  42.0% 26.9% 89.5%   team rebs: 6 total to: 9

inactive

  • Bulls: Bairstow
  • Cavaliers: Love, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Bulls: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #14 Ed Malloy, #45 Brian Forte, #6 Tony Brown
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:22
Chicago Bulls (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (53-30)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Gasol (Rose gains possession)
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST)  11:39
[CHI 3-0]
 
  11:13
[CLE 2-3]
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
  10:59 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:59  
Team Rebound  10:59  
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:59  
  10:57 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:44 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:43  
  10:35 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Forte) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  10:18
[CHI 6-2]
 
  10:04 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Butler Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:34 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:33  
Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:20 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:12 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:04 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:42 Shumpert Layup Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:40  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:27  
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:26
[CHI 8-2]
 
  08:08 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:05  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST)  07:50
[CHI 10-2]
 
  07:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:35 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:34  
Noah Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  07:19  
Team Rebound  07:19  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST)  07:18
[CHI 13-2]
 
  06:51
[CLE 5-13]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:39  
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:35  
Butler Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:29
[CHI 15-5]
 
  06:09 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:07  
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:58
[CHI 18-5]
 
  05:38
[CLE 7-18]
Irving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Noah (3 AST)  05:19
[CHI 21-7]
 
Noah Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  05:04  
  05:04 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:04 Team Rebound 
  05:04 Miller Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:04
[CLE 8-21]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:50  
  04:41 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:39 Team Rebound 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson  04:39  
  04:39 Jump Ball Thompson vs Butler (Irving gains possession) 
  04:27
[CLE 10-21]
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  04:10
[CHI 23-10]
 
  03:49 Shumpert Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:47  
Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  03:43  
  03:41 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gibson Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (E Malloy)  03:27  
  03:27
[CLE 11-23]
Irving Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  03:27 James Substitution replaced by Marion 
  03:09 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:08  
Butler Substitution replaced by Hinrich  03:06  
Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:00  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:56  
Rose Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  02:53
[CHI 25-11]
 
Hinrich Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  02:43  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
  02:43
[CLE 12-25]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:43
[CLE 13-25]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  02:31
[CHI 27-13]
 
  02:10 Irving Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:10  
  02:10 Shumpert Substitution replaced by James 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Butler  02:10  
  01:53 Marion Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST)  01:39  
  01:28
[CLE 15-27]
James Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:00 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:49.9 James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:46.9  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:31.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hinrich Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Forte)  00:25.7  
  00:25.7 Thompson Substitution replaced by Miller 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  00:25.7  
  00:11.9 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:10.9 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:05.9 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:04.2 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:01.9 Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
  00:01.0 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (53-30)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[CLE 17-27]
Dellavedova Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  11:19  
  11:13 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Hinrich Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noah (4 AST)  10:50
[CHI 29-17]
 
  10:50 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Hinrich Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:50
[CHI 30-17]
 
  10:31 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST) 
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Butler (3 AST)  10:17
[CHI 33-17]
 
  10:00
[CLE 19-33]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:29
[CLE 21-33]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  09:06 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Malloy) 
  09:06 Marion Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  09:06 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST)  09:00
[CHI 35-21]
 
  08:40 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:40 Team Rebound 
Noah Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (E Malloy)  08:40  
  08:40  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose  08:40  
  08:26
[CLE 23-35]
Shumpert Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:00
[CHI 37-23]
 
  07:47
[CLE 25-37]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Rose Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Mauer)  07:47  
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  07:47  
  07:47
[CLE 26-37]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Noah Hook Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rose Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  07:20  
  07:20
[CLE 27-37]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:20
[CLE 28-37]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (4 AST)  07:00
[CHI 39-28]
 
  06:45
[CLE 31-39]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  06:27  
  06:25 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:21
[CLE 33-39]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:16  
Butler Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:56
[CHI 41-33]
 
  05:40
[CLE 35-41]
James Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:23
[CHI 43-35]
 
  05:05 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:04  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Team Rebound 
  04:31 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:29  
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:18 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:03 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK) 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:01  
  03:58 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Malloy) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Mirotic  03:58  
  03:58 Jones Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gasol  03:58  
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:36 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mirotic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  03:28  
  03:28
[CLE 36-43]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:28 James Substitution replaced by Miller 
  03:28
[CLE 37-43]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:16
[CHI 45-37]
 
  02:54 Shumpert Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  02:53 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  02:42 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:41 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:30
[CLE 39-45]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:11 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:05 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dunleavy (1 ST) 
Dunleavy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  02:03  
  02:00
[CLE 42-45]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Rose Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  01:40
[CHI 47-42]
 
  01:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mirotic Substitution replaced by Gibson  01:33  
  01:33 Shumpert Substitution replaced by James 
  01:29 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:28  
Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  01:26  
Team Rebound  01:26  
  01:25 Jump Ball Mozgov vs Gasol (Rose gains possession) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:58.9 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:57.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:54.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:43.9
[CLE 44-47]
James Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Butler (5 AST)  00:26.9
[CHI 49-44]
 
  00:01.8 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:01.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (53-30)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[CLE 47-49]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
  11:16 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:16
[CHI 50-47]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:16
[CHI 51-47]
 
Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  10:58  
  10:58
[CLE 48-51]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:58
[CLE 49-51]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Dunleavy Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  10:37  
Dunleavy Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Mauer)  10:36  
  10:25
[CLE 51-51]
Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Noah Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  10:08  
  09:58 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK) 
  09:58 Team Rebound 
  09:52 James Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:49  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:39 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:36 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST) 
Butler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Miller (1 BLK)  09:31  
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:29  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Butler (6 AST)  09:22
[CHI 53-51]
 
  09:03
[CLE 53-53]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  08:46
[CHI 56-53]
 
  08:26 Irving Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:26  
  08:26 Mozgov Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Forte) 
  08:22 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:16
[CHI 58-53]
 
  07:56 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:55  
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  07:31
[CHI 61-53]
 
  07:17 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Butler (3 ST) 
Butler Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:14
[CHI 63-53]
 
  07:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:55 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  06:54  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  06:42  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:42
[CHI 65-53]
 
  06:42 James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (K Mauer) 
  06:42 Miller Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  06:42
[CHI 66-53]
 
  06:22 Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:22  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (1 AST)  06:11
[CHI 68-53]
 
  05:47 Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (2 BLK) 
  05:45 Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  05:43
[CLE 55-68]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST)  05:25
[CHI 70-55]
 
  05:07 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:06  
Noah Layup Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:46
[CLE 57-70]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  04:28
[CHI 72-57]
 
  04:11
[CLE 59-72]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST)  03:52
[CHI 74-59]
 
  03:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson  03:50  
  03:50 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Gibson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  03:36  
  03:36
[CLE 60-74]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:36 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:34 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:25
[CLE 63-74]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:54 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  02:45
[CLE 66-74]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks  02:42  
  02:42 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Irving 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Hinrich  02:42  
Gasol Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:14 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:08 James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:50 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:41 Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
Butler Layup Shot: Missed  01:35  
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:35  
Gibson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:35
[CHI 76-66]
 
Brooks Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Malloy)  01:20  
  01:05
[CLE 68-76]
James Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:49.1
[CHI 79-68]
 
  00:35.7
[CLE 70-79]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:16.7
[CHI 81-70]
 
  00:01.0 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.3  
End of 3rd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (53-30)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:32 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:31  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hinrich Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  11:05  
  11:05
[CLE 71-81]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  11:05
[CLE 72-81]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:36  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  10:28  
Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:28  
Noah Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  10:23  
  10:08
[CLE 75-81]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Gibson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (2 AST)  09:47
[CHI 83-75]
 
  09:29
[CLE 77-83]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:08  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Butler  09:08  
  09:08 Mozgov Substitution replaced by James 
  08:57
[CLE 79-83]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Noah Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (B Forte)  08:57  
  08:57  
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Rose  08:57  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  08:57  
  08:57
[CLE 80-83]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:32  
Noah Tip Shot: Missed  08:32  
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:31  
  08:31 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:31
[CHI 84-80]
 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:31  
  08:30 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  08:15 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:14  
Butler Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:56
[CHI 86-80]
 
  07:41
[CLE 82-86]
James Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  07:17  
Team Rebound  07:15  
Noah Substitution replaced by Gasol  07:15  
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (3 ST)  06:57  
  06:52 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:50  
  06:48 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Mauer) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:19 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:18 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  06:18
[CLE 84-86]
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Made (25 PTS)  05:54
[CHI 88-84]
 
  05:36 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Gasol Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  05:21  
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:21
[CLE 85-88]
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:21
[CLE 86-88]
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  05:00 James Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:00  
Team Rebound  05:00  
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:00
[CHI 89-86]
 
  04:43 Irving Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:40  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST)  04:30
[CHI 92-86]
 
  04:15 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:14  
Rose Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (E Malloy)  04:04  
Rose Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:04  
  03:54 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:53 Team Rebound 
  03:40 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (4 BLK) 
  03:40 James Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  03:40 James Turnover : Traveling (5 TO) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST)  03:26
[CHI 94-86]
 
  03:07 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:06  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 James Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  02:35
[CLE 88-94]
Thompson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Rose Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:16 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:09 James Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST) 
  02:08 Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Forte) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:08  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Hinrich  02:08  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:33
[CLE 90-94]
Shumpert Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  01:06  
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:04  
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.8 James Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  00:51.9 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:50.9  
Butler Jump Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:30.6
[CHI 96-90]
 
  00:30.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:30.6  
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Noah  00:30.6  
  00:22.8 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:21.8  
  00:21.8 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:21.8
[CHI 97-90]
 
Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich  00:21.8  
Dunleavy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:21.8  
  00:20.9 James Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
  00:11.6
[CLE 92-97]
Shumpert Driving Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
  00:09.1 James Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:09.1  
Team Rebound  00:09.1  
  00:09.1 Irving Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:09.1
[CHI 98-92]
 
  00:09.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:09.1 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Irving 
  00:05.9 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:04.8  
  00:04.3 Shumpert Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:04.3  
Team Rebound  00:04.3  
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:04.3
[CHI 99-92]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
countrychanneltime
usa TNTNational7:00 PM ET
--ESPN 1000 AM / WRTOLocal7:00 PM ET
--WTAM 1100 / 100.7 WMLocal7:00 PM ET
canada TSN2 national 7:00 PM ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHI
2nd Central
50
32
7-3
27-14
23-18
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHI
Butler 24.8
Gasol 11.8
3 players 6.5
Gasol 2.3
Butler 2.5
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
Cavaliers Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.458.428
FT%.751.824
Points103.196.7
Rebounds43.043.5
Assists22.119.0
Steals7.45.3
Blocks4.17.5
3-Point %.367.358
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Bulls Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.442.401
FT%.783.000
Points100.891.2
Rebounds45.740.8
Assists21.718.2
Steals6.36.7
Blocks5.86.2
3-Point %.353.339
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Dellavedova, Matthew139:3117-329-217-81782216090150
Harris, Joe4:140-10-00-00000001000
Irving, Kyrie208:5431-739-2134-381121316981144105
James, LeBron244:5661-1533-2832-40145266532110271012157
Jones, James72:1111-2510-242-2099112110134
Marion, Shawn10:570-20-00-01120100000
Miller, Mike31:251-21-20-00990200103
Mozgov, Timofey154:2416-430-014-1814253961837101046
Perkins, Kendrick17:561-40-00-21450301312
Shumpert, Iman217:1028-6914-396-8918271010816476
Smith, J.R.116:1918-3612-273-321416411242051
Thompson, Tristan222:0421-390-014-17244367214039456
Chicago Bulls (2-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Brooks, Aaron62:079-311-122-218953230221
Butler, Jimmy253:4844-10813-3525-29102434151814748126
Dunleavy, Mike207:3623-4810-2512-13420241314674268
Gasol, Pau108:3919-390-08-96172395257046
Gibson, Taj146:2018-360-010-14112031415125746
Hinrich, Kirk96:487-125-72-3044812211121
McDermott, Doug3:280-00-00-00111000000
Mirotic, Nikola81:2111-363-1415-1851015115344440
Mohammed, Nazr6:521-40-10-02240000002
Moore, E'Twaun4:141-40-00-00000020012
Noah, Joakim193:4112-360-06-1025376212183118430
Rose, Derrick233:3352-1358-2618-20824323911512315130
Snell, Tony41:345-153-72-206622001115