CLEVELAND--- The Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Chicago Bulls who were seeded just above the Cavs in the Eastern Conference at 5. This was the first of 3 consecutive home games for the Cavs.
It was a one-sided game for the first half, with the Bulls dominating almost every category statistically. The Bulls shot 49% from the field vs the Cavaliers' 31%, the Cavs also struggled from 3 in the first half, making only 1 of 18 3 point shots attempted. The Bulls also moved the ball better in the first half, assisting on 15 shots vs the Cavs 8. The second half was a different story, The Cavs started to fight back, especially in the 4th quarter, led by Caris LeVert (who scored 17 points) and Darius Garland (who scored 28), the Cavs cut what was a 53-35 deficit down to just 3 points. Lamar Stevens off the bench was also a key contributor with 13 points on the night. Ultimately the Cavs seemed to run out of gas, and the Bulls took back the momentum and the game.
The Cavaliers are back in action Monday night as they host the 20-55 Orlando Magic from Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in downtown Cleveland. Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm.