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With Obama watching, Bulls hold off Cavaliers 97-95


By ANDREW SELIGMAN
Posted Oct 28 2015 12:10AM

CHICAGO (AP) For all the talk about their fast-paced offense, defense once again lifted the Chicago Bulls in their season opener.

Pau Gasol's block of LeBron James and a pass deflection in the closing seconds helped preserve the win for new coach Fred Hoiberg. And that had to please the president.

Nikola Mirotic scored 19 points and Derrick Rose added 18 to lead the Bulls to a 97-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers with President Barack Obama watching on Tuesday night.

After Gasol blocked James' potential tying layup in the closing seconds, Jimmy Butler then broke up an inbounds pass intended for James as time expired.

Obama sat courtside for most of the game as his beloved Bulls got contributions from a variety of players to knock off the defending Eastern Conference champions and give Hoiberg a narrow win in his first game.

"That is how we are going to win every game," Rose said. "It kind of feels good going into every game knowing you have the possibility of winning. You have a chance of winning every game because we are so good and deep."

James scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but the Cavaliers came up short against the team they knocked out in the conference semifinals last season.

The Bulls, playing a more open offense with Hoiberg than they did under Tom Thibodeau, did not exactly light it up. But they came away with a promising win.

Rose, playing with a mask to protect his fractured left orbital, shot just 8 of 22 after missing almost the entire preseason.

Mirotic, starting over Joakim Noah, nailed three 3-pointers.

Butler added 17 points and two steals to go with that deflected pass. Gasol blocked six shots.

The Cavaliers got 19 points and seven assists from Mo Williams, filling in while Kyrie Irving recovers from a fractured left kneecap. Kevin Love added 18 points and eight rebounds.

"We gave ourselves a chance to win," James said. "That's all you can ask."

The Cavaliers took an 83-82 lead on a floater by James with 5:32 left in the game.

Mirotic immediately converted a three-point play after getting fouled by Tristan Thompson on a baseline floater. That started an 11-2 run that put Chicago back on top 93-85 with 2:42 left.

But just when it looked like the lead was safe, the Cavaliers came roaring back again.

Love nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 97-95 with 33 seconds remaining. After a miss by Rose with 10 seconds remaining, a driving James got swatted by Gasol.

The ball bounced out along the baseline. The Bulls had no doubt this time that James was getting the final shot.

They probably thought the same thing at the end of Game 4 of the conference semifinals in Chicago. In that one, Cavaliers coach David Blatt designed a play that had James taking the ball out. He vetoed it and drained a corner jumper at the buzzer to give Cleveland the victory.

Things didn't turn out so well this time for the Cavaliers. Butler broke up Williams' inbound pass.

Obama, in his hometown to speak to the International Association of Chief of Police and attend a Democratic fundraiser, had not sat courtside to watch the Bulls since they visited the Washington Wizards in February 2009.

But with his favorite team taking on the best player on the planet in a rematch of last season's second round, Obama decided to take in this game.

Secret Service agents started blanketing the United Center in the morning and all eyes turned toward the tunnel as Obama entered the arena late in the first quarter. He greeted some people at courtside as he made his way to his seat opposite the scorer's table.

"I think it's very promising," Obama told TNT. "You've got a new coach, he's opening up the offense a little bit. The question is going to be can they hang on to the defense, with the new offense?"

NOAH HURT

Noah played just 17 minutes and was not available at the end because of a knee problem. "I tried to put him in, but the trainer would not let me," said Hoiberg, who thought Noah's knee was bruised.

MILESTONE WATCH

James now has 24,938 points. Only 19 players have scored 25,000.

TIP-INS: There was a moment of silence before the game in honor of Flip Saunders. The Minnesota Timberwolves coach and team president died Sunday after battling cancer. ... The Bulls have won five straight season openers at the United Center.

UP NEXT:

Cavaliers: Visit Memphis on Wednesday.

Bulls: Visit Brooklyn on Wednesday.


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CLE
CHI
     
    • 40.4%

    • 42.5%

    • 31.0%

    • 36.8%

    • 58.8%

    • 69.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE CHI
Total Rebounds 50 47
Offensive Rebounds 11 7
Turnovers 10 13
Fast Break Pts: 13 15
Biggest Lead: 6 13
Points in the Paint: 42 32
CLE CHI
p James   25 Mirotic   19
rb Thompson   12 Gibson   10
a Williams   7 Rose   5
s 5 players   1 Butler   2
b 2 players   2 Gasol   6
 
  • 10/27 - CLE 95 @ CHI 97
  • 01/23 - CHI 96 @ CLE 83
  • 02/18 - CHI 95 @ CLE 106
  • 04/09 - CLE 102 @ CHI 105
Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 36:04 12-22 1-5 0-3 +1 0 10 10 5 3 1 1 0 2 25
K. Love F 34:49 6-17 3-7 3-3 +1 4 4 8 4 0 0 2 2 4 18
T. Mozgov C 20:54 2-6 0-0 1-2 -1 2 3 5 2 2 0 3 2 2 5
J. Smith G 30:27 3-10 0-2 2-4 0 1 4 5 3 4 1 0 0 1 8
M. Williams G 37:09 7-15 3-7 2-3 +5 0 4 4 7 2 1 1 1 0 19
R. Jefferson   16:57 4-7 2-4 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 10
T. Thompson   24:55 1-4 0-0 0-0 -6 2 10 12 0 4 1 1 0 0 2
M. Dellavedova   20:12 3-8 0-2 0-0 +1 1 3 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 6
J. Jones   03:49 0-2 0-2 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
J. Cunningham   03:11 0-2 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
A. Varejao   11:33 0-1 0-0 2-2 +9 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-94 9-29 10-17   11 39 50 26 21 5 10 7 10 95
  40.4% 31.0% 58.8%   team rebs: 12 total to: 11
Chicago Bulls (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Snell F 28:48 4-9 2-5 1-2 -1 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 11
N. Mirotic F 25:14 6-11 3-4 4-4 +9 2 7 9 1 5 1 4 0 1 19
P. Gasol C 31:33 1-7 0-1 0-0 -8 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 6 0 2
J. Butler G 36:38 6-14 0-2 5-5 +3 1 4 5 2 1 2 0 1 0 17
D. Rose G 32:28 8-22 0-2 2-4 -1 0 1 1 5 0 1 2 0 4 18
A. Brooks   15:32 3-9 0-1 0-0 +3 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 6
D. McDermott   16:12 3-4 1-2 1-2 -2 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
J. Noah   17:07 0-0 0-0 0-2 +1 2 7 9 4 1 1 1 0 0 0
E. Moore   14:22 5-8 1-2 0-0 +4 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 11
T. Gibson   22:06 1-3 0-0 3-4 +2 2 8 10 0 6 0 3 3 0 5
C. Bairstow DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Hinrich DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Portis DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-87 7-19 16-23   7 40 47 13 22 6 13 10 7 97
  42.5% 36.8% 69.6%   team rebs: 11 total to: 13

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Irving, Shumpert
  • Bulls: Dunleavy, Felicio

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: Smith
  • Bulls: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #56 Mark Ayotte, #46 Ben Taylor
  • Attendance: 21957
  • Duration: 2:22
Cleveland Cavaliers (0-2) Chicago Bulls (2-0)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gasol vs Mozgov (Rose gains possession)
  11:35 Mirotic Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:34  
Love Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  11:23
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:11 Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:09  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:03
[CLE 4-0]
 
  10:49 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:47  
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:28
[CLE 6-0]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster)  10:19  
  10:05 Mirotic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:04 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:04
[CHI 2-6]
Mirotic Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:38
[CHI 4-6]
Rose Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:15  
Mozgov Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:15
[CLE 8-4]
 
  09:07 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:05  
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:02
[CLE 10-4]
 
  08:40 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:39  
Love Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  08:31  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:29  
Mozgov Putback Layup Shot: Missed  08:27  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:26  
Love Tip Layup Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Team Rebound 
  08:14
[CHI 6-10]
Butler Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mirotic (1 AST) 
James Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  07:57
[CLE 12-6]
 
  07:48 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
  07:48 Team Rebound 
  07:38 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:37  
Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST)  07:24  
  07:19 Butler Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:18  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:09  
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  07:01  
  07:01 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:36
[CHI 9-12]
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  06:16
[CLE 15-9]
 
  05:56
[CHI 12-15]
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mozgov Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  05:41  
Team Rebound  05:40  
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  05:40  
  05:40 Snell Substitution replaced by McDermott 
  05:40 Gasol Substitution replaced by Noah 
  05:39 Mirotic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  05:39 Butler Substitution replaced by Moore 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:11 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:10  
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:02 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:56
[CHI 14-15]
Mirotic Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ayotte)  04:56  
  04:56
[CHI 15-15]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Thompson Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:37  
Love Tip Layup Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:35 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:32 Mirotic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
Thompson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Noah (1 ST)  04:32  
  04:16
[CHI 17-15]
Moore Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  04:01 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:01  
Dellavedova Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Love Substitution replaced by Jones  03:49  
  03:49 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  03:35 Brooks Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:34  
Thompson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:08 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:08 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Foster)  03:08  
Smith Substitution replaced by James  03:08  
  03:08 McDermott Substitution replaced by Snell 
  02:56 Snell Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:55  
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:40 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
  02:40 Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose 
  02:40 Moore Substitution replaced by Butler 
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Taylor)  02:29  
Jefferson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  02:18  
  02:18 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:18 Team Rebound 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Cunningham  02:18  
  02:18
[CHI 18-15]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:59 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  01:59  
  01:59
[CHI 19-15]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:59 Snell Substitution replaced by Moore 
  01:59
[CHI 20-15]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:29 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:29 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  01:29  
  01:29
[CHI 21-15]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  01:29
[CHI 22-15]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  01:20
[CLE 17-22]
 
  01:06 Noah Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  01:06 Noah Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST)  00:48.9  
  00:45.9
[CHI 24-17]
Moore Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
Cunningham Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  00:31.9  
  00:28.9 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:11.2 Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
  00:11.2 Team Rebound 
  00:05.9
[CHI 26-17]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (0-2) Chicago Bulls (2-0)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:25
[CHI 28-17]
Rose Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  11:07 Snell Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Smith  11:07  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  11:02
[CLE 20-28]
 
  10:36
[CHI 30-20]
Snell Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  10:21
[CLE 22-30]
 
  10:09 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:08  
  10:06 Snell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:06  
Team Rebound  10:06  
  10:06 Snell Substitution replaced by Moore 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:54 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:51  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:46 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:42 Rose Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:41 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:41
[CHI 32-22]
Butler Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  09:18  
Team Rebound  09:18  
  09:18 Gibson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  09:18 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (2 BLK)  09:02  
  09:01 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:46 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:44  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:35  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK)  08:26  
  08:24 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:18 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:17  
  08:09 Gibson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
  08:09  
  08:09 Gibson Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:09  
Team Rebound  08:09  
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:09
[CLE 23-32]
 
  07:57 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:57 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (S Foster)  07:57  
  07:47
[CHI 34-23]
Brooks Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:25 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:13 Mirotic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
James Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  07:08
[CLE 25-34]
 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Taylor)  06:54  
  06:40 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:39  
  06:23 Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:23  
Team Rebound  06:23  
  06:23 Moore Substitution replaced by Snell 
Mozgov Turnover : Lane Violation (2 TO)  06:23  
  06:13 Mirotic Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Foster) 
  06:13 Mirotic Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Smith Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:52 Mirotic Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  05:52 Mirotic Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose 
  05:52 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Noah 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:52  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:21  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  05:17
[CLE 28-34]
 
  05:03
[CHI 36-28]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:33 Snell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:33  
  04:33 Noah Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:33
[CLE 29-36]
 
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:33  
Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:33  
  04:33 Butler Substitution replaced by McDermott 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:33
[CLE 30-36]
 
  04:14 Snell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:12  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:57 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:45 Snell Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Jefferson Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  03:40
[CLE 32-36]
 
  03:29 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:29 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Taylor)  03:29  
  03:20
[CHI 39-32]
Snell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:11  
Williams Substitution replaced by James  03:11  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:46 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:45  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  02:35
[CLE 35-39]
 
  02:16
[CHI 41-35]
McDermott Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Varejao Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  01:51  
  01:51 Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:51 Team Rebound 
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  01:51  
  01:51 Snell Substitution replaced by Butler 
  01:51 Gasol Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  01:51 Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:49 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:48 Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  01:31
[CLE 37-41]
 
  01:16
[CHI 44-37]
McDermott 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:01 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:52.9 Gibson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:51.9  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.9 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:23.8
[CHI 46-37]
McDermott Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:01.9
[CLE 40-46]
 
  00:00.1 McDermott 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (0-2) Chicago Bulls (2-0)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:38
[CLE 42-46]
 
  11:15 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  11:11  
  11:02
[CHI 48-42]
Snell Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
James Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  10:57
[CLE 44-48]
 
  10:47
[CHI 51-44]
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  10:29
[CLE 46-51]
 
  10:12
[CHI 53-46]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Foster)  10:12  
  10:12 Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:10  
Mozgov Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  09:52
[CLE 48-53]
 
  09:37
[CHI 55-48]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
Love Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:03 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:02  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:53 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:45
[CHI 57-48]
Rose Driving Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor)  08:45  
  08:45
[CHI 58-48]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mirotic (1 ST)  08:33  
  08:27
[CHI 61-48]
Snell 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:26  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:06
[CLE 50-61]
 
  07:50 Snell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:49  
  07:42 Gasol Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:42  
Team Rebound  07:42  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:27 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  07:26  
  07:11 Butler Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
Mozgov Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  07:02  
  06:46 Snell Step Back Jump shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
  06:46 Team Rebound 
  06:46 Rose Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:28
[CLE 52-61]
 
  06:18
[CHI 63-52]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:50 Rose Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  05:49  
Love Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST)  05:38
[CLE 54-63]
 
  05:38 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:38  
  05:38 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  05:38 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  05:38
[CLE 55-63]
 
  05:24 Butler Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:24 Team Rebound 
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  05:24  
  05:19 Gasol Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:17  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:59
[CHI 65-55]
Brooks Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:34 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:34 Snell Substitution replaced by McDermott 
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:34  
Dellavedova Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (2 AST)  04:21
[CLE 57-65]
 
  04:09
[CHI 67-57]
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:45 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:34 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:34  
  03:34 Brooks Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Varejao  03:34  
  03:34 Gasol Substitution replaced by Noah 
  03:34 Butler Substitution replaced by Moore 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:14
[CHI 69-57]
Moore Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:52  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  02:48
[CLE 60-69]
 
  02:29
[CHI 71-60]
Moore Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  02:14
[CLE 62-71]
 
  01:59 Gibson Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  01:59 Gibson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Substitution replaced by Williams  01:59  
Jefferson Cutting Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  01:37
[CLE 64-71]
 
  01:13 Brooks Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:12  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:05 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Ayotte)  01:05  
  00:52.9 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:51.4  
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:43.9
[CLE 66-71]
 
  00:32.7 Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:32.7  
  00:20.7 Moore Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) (S Foster) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  00:20.7  
Team Rebound  00:20.7  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (13 PTS)  00:20.7
[CLE 67-71]
 
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS)  00:20.7
[CLE 68-71]
 
  00:01.0 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:36 Moore Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:35  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST)  11:30
[CLE 71-71]
 
  11:03 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:02  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:53 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  10:44 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:43  
Dellavedova Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:29 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  10:23
[CHI 74-71]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Noah (3 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:00 McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  09:53  
  09:53
[CHI 75-71]
McDermott Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James  09:53  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Love  09:53  
  09:53 Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose 
  09:53 Moore Substitution replaced by Butler 
  09:53 McDermott Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:51  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (3 BLK)  09:32  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  09:30  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:29  
  09:18
[CHI 77-71]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Noah (4 AST) 
Jefferson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  08:53  
  08:53  
  08:53 Noah Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Smith  08:53  
  08:40 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  08:39  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  08:32
[CLE 73-77]
 
  08:11 Gasol 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:09  
James Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  07:59
[CLE 75-77]
 
  07:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:48 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:47  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  07:27  
  07:27 Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:27 Team Rebound 
  07:27 McDermott Substitution replaced by Snell 
  07:27
[CHI 78-75]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  07:18 Gibson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:18
[CLE 76-78]
 
  07:18 Gibson Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:18
[CLE 77-78]
 
  06:58
[CHI 80-77]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  06:42
[CLE 79-80]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Taylor)  06:32  
  06:20
[CHI 82-79]
Rose Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST)  06:01
[CLE 81-82]
 
  05:50 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (2 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:48  
James Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  05:32
[CLE 83-82]
 
  05:18
[CHI 84-83]
Mirotic Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor)  05:18  
  05:18
[CHI 85-83]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Love Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK)  05:07  
  05:05 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Smith Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  04:58  
Smith Technical (S Foster)  04:58  
  04:58
[CHI 86-83]
Butler Free Throw Technical (11 PTS) 
  04:58
[CHI 87-83]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  04:58
[CHI 88-83]
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
James Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  04:40
[CLE 85-88]
 
  04:24
[CHI 90-85]
Butler Driving Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (4 BLK)  04:00  
  03:58 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  03:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:53  
Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  03:53  
  03:53 Gasol Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  03:53
[CHI 91-85]
Snell Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:53 Snell Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:51 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:40 Gibson Foul: Offensive (5 PF) (S Foster) 
  03:40 Gibson Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  03:27 Snell Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Taylor) 
  03:26 Snell Foul: Personal (4 PF) (B Taylor) 
Williams Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:07 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  03:06  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:58 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:42
[CHI 93-85]
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Dellavedova Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  02:24  
Team Rebound  02:24  
Dellavedova Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  02:21
[CLE 87-93]
 
  01:58 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:57  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:51  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  01:50  
Love Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  01:49  
James Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  01:38  
  01:38
[CHI 94-87]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:38
[CHI 95-87]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:38 Gibson Foul: Loose Ball (6 PF) (S Foster) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:38  
  01:38 Gibson Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Love Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (5 BLK)  01:31  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:28  
  01:28 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:28
[CLE 88-95]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:28
[CLE 89-95]
 
  01:15
[CHI 97-89]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  01:02
[CLE 92-97]
 
  00:43.9 Mirotic Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:42.9  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  00:32.9
[CLE 95-97]
 
  00:10.0 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  00:10.0  
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.0  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (6 BLK)  00:03.6  
Team Rebound  00:03.6  
Team Timeout : Short  00:03.6  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST)  00:01.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
CHI
4th Central
42
40
6-4
26-15
16-25
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
CHI
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