Without Kyrie Irving (right knee), I figured that the Cavaliers would get utterly destroyed by the Chicago Bulls. However, I didn't figure in the fact that the Bulls have been absolutely terrible lately. Without Kyrie, Dion Waiters stepped up in a big way, scoring efficiently and often. Waiters finished with a very very solid 25 points on 10 of 16 shooting.
And Luke Walton scored a season high 8 points. And he clinched the game with an awesome steal on an inbound pass and tossed it off a Bulls player. He's the best.
The Cavaliers snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Chicago Bulls.
Tristan Thompson had a strong start to the game, but then got into some foul trouble. As the game got into the home stretch, Byron Scott opted to stick with the bench unit led by Shaun Livingston and Marreese Speights. It was a pretty good call.
For the first time in a while, the Cavaliers played some very good defense. The rotations were crisp and the communication seemed to be there. It was an overall pretty nice game.
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