- Bynum indicated that he had a pulse and netted 20/10.
- Dunleavy went 1-6 (0-3 from behind the line) for 2 points. Such a close game, you think if he’d had even an average game/normal bench production and we win.
- Another anemic shooting outing for the Bulls in the 3Q. Alonzo Gee and C.J. Miles were hot from the perimeter and got 9 pts. quickly hitting 3 threes between them.
Cavs got a lot of friendly whistles in the first half and they outworked the Bulls on the boards. Bynum asserted himself on the block and got the Cavs extra possessions.
Rookie Tony Snell was key scoring 7 pts. during an 18-5 run the Bulls made in the 4Q to get back in the game and briefly take the lead 88-87.
L. Deng CHI (27pts 4rebs 11asts 0stls 0blk) 39min
T. Gibson CHI (18pts 4rebs 2asts 0stls 1blk) 24min
T. Snell CHI (18pts 4rebs 2asts 0stls 1blk) 35min
M. Dunleavy CHI (2pts 1rebs 3asts 1stls 0blk) 22min
- Gar Forman was in Cleveland catching the game (and maybe scouting Dion Waiters I joked yesterday). Dan Roan interviewed him at the half
- Thibs would get a technical foul in the 2Q complaining about the friendly whistle I mentioned that was afforded to the Cavs.
- This loss concludes the Bulls circus road trip and they end 1-5 with their sole win coming vs. Detroit.
This will be the Bulls first time seeing the “new look” Pels of Nawlins’. Some Jrue Holliday, a lot of Eric Gordon, sprinkled with some Ryan Anderson and a little bit of Tyreke Evans. Sigh. Bulls perimeter defense needs to be on point to survive this outside attack. We’ll have more space to defend at the rim with Davis fracturing his hand tonight in a win over New York Knicks… Go Bulls. We’ll be in game tweeting from @ChiTwnBullsBlog… Follow us for the latest. Main hashtag: #NOvsCHI