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After winning 86-84 on Sunday afternoon, the Cavaliers will look to gain a 3-2 lead in their series against the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Over the last three games of this series, Cleveland has held Chicago to an average of 91.3 points on .380 (98-258) shooting from the field. In Game 4, Cleveland limited the Bulls to 84 points on an opponent postseason-low 32-89 (.360) shooting, including 56 points on 20-66 (.303) shooting over the final three quarters. In the 2015 Playoffs, Cleveland is allowing the 2nd-lowest opponent field goal percentage (.414), while ranking 1st among all 16 playoff teams in blocks per game (7.0) and 3rd in opponent points per game (94.0).
In Game 4 against Chicago, Cleveland shot 23-24 (.958) from the foul line, which ties their highest free throw percentage with at least 20 attempts in franchise playoff history (also 23-24, .958 FT% vs. Detroit on April 26, 2009). In the playoffs, the Cavs are shooting .806 from the free throw line (2nd among teams currently in the playoffs), including 41-43 (.953) in the last two games.
In Game 4, Derrick Rose (31 points) and Jimmy Butler (19 points) combined for 50 of Chicago’s 84 points. It was Rose’s second consecutive playoff game with 30 or more points.
Butler and Rose are leading the Bulls in scoring during this postseason with 22.6 and 21.4 points, respectively.
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LeBron James, who hit his 3rd career game-winning playoff buzzer-beater in Game 4 on Sunday, has recorded a double-double in five of the last six playoff games. This postseason, he is leading the Cavs in points (26.5, 4th in NBA), rebounds (10.1, 11th), assists (7.8, 4th) and steals (2.0, tied-6th) to go along with 1.4 blocks (16th). James is averaging a near triple-double in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Chicago with 26.0 points, 11.3 rebounds, 9.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocks in 40.8 minutes per game.
In Game 4, J.R. Smith shot perfect from the field in the fourth quarter for 11 points (4-4 FG, 3-3 3FG) and finished with 13 points and three rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench. In two games since returning, Smith has scored 20 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter.
TV: TNT, Radio: WTAM 1100, 87.7 FM La Mega
Be sure to tune into #CavsLive pregame show on FOX Sports Ohio starting at 6:30 p.m.
After tonight's game, the Wine and Gold travel back to the Windy City for Game 6 on Thursday at the United Center. Tipoff is at 8:00 p.m. ET. View Series Schedule