Here are the player grades from the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-91 win over the Chicago Bulls:
Dwyane Wade: A+
The veteran guard came up with his best offensive performance as he roasted his former team to the tune of 24 points on 9-13 shooting.
Kevin Love: A+
Love had two electric spurts in the first and third quarters that made up the bulk of his scoring. He put up 24 points and 13 rebounds in just 23 minutes.
Jeff Green: A
In the game’s pivotal run, Green was the catalyst providing the energy the desperately needed.
LeBron James: B
This was a “chill mode” game for LeBron. He put up 23 points, seven rebounds, and six assists on 9-15 shooting. When he decided to score, the Bulls couldn’t stop him. When he wasn’t involved in the play, he floated around and was happy to watch his teammates do well. This grade is more a reflection on how high of a bar he has set for himself.
Jose Calderon: B
The five field goal attempts Calderon had in his 27 minutes tied a season-high in shots for him. He is the definition of a game manager and his approach couldn’t be more different than Derrick Rose.
Jae Crowder: B-
Crowder finished with nine points on 3-8 shooting. While he still looks uncomfortable with his shot, he is playing more active defense and is moving around well on the court.
Kyle Korver: B-
In a night where most things went the Cavs way, Korver’s 1-5 shooting from deep was a rare exception. He still played well overall, but it was far from his best performance of the year.
Channing Frye: C
It was a quiet night for Frye, and one of the few times you’ll see him attempt more shots from within the arc than behind it. Frye went 0-1 from behind the arc and 1-3 on the night, failing to make much of an impact.
J.R. Smith: C
Speaking of quiet nights, J.R. Smith went 1-3 for three points. It used to be that Smith would be the barometer for the Cavs on night’s like this. If he was on fire, the team usually was up big. With the added depth the team can survive nights like this from him.
Ante Zizic and Cedi Osman: N/A
Both played in garbage time and didn’t really make a splash one way or another.