Bulls need to regroup---Friday vs Cavs at UC...rock it at the UC
James with a 31-8-5 game...best player on the court tonight....Cavs by 20--5:52 left 4th
Wonder if the Cavs start the Jones/Thompson frontcourt in Game 3.
91-74 Cavs....8:47 left 4th..Bulls look exhausted
Iman Shumpert just walked back to Cavs locker room with a heating pad and Damon Jones. He may be done for night if Cavs hold lead.
Bulls deficit 16 at the end of three, 87-71. LeBron with 30-7-5. Cavs backcourt with 15 each. Butler with 18, Rose 14-10-6
Cavs lead Bulls, 87-71, after 3. LeBron w/ 30/7/5. James Jones w/ 4 3's. Butler w/ 18. Rose w/ 14/6/10 (but 6-of-18). Noah, Gasol struggle.
Tristan Thompson, tonight's lineup switch for CLE: 1 point but 10 rebounds. Four on offensive end. He's plus-16. Cavs 87, Bulls 71 thru 3Q.
Cavs up 87-71 after 3. If you're Thibs, how much longer do you give Rose and Butler tonight if they can't turn it around quickly?
87-71 going into the fourth ... Cavs now down to 55 percent from the three-point line.
Tristan Thompson now with 10 rebounds. He averaged 9.7 as starter in 15 regular-season games. Cavs lead Bulls 87-71 entering fourth.
If the Cavs can get away with James Jones at the 4, it means Pau Gasol has to box out Tristan Thompson. Big that Jones hit shots.
Nice response by the Cavaliers here -- particularly without Shumpert. Impressive stretch by LeBron to reassert control.
Cavs' Iman Shumpert has groin strain. He is off exercise bike and looks ready to check back in. Return officially "probable."
So James Jones...yup, everyone in Cleveland knew who'd save the Cavs tonight....
James Jones two big 3 balls late 3rd....Cavs lead at 15 with Gasol at the line 82-67 2:31 left 3rd
Cavs PR says Iman Shumpert has a left groin strain. His return is probable.
Without J.R.Smith, Cavs needed big production from one of their extra wings. Getting it tonight from James Jones.
Cavs say Shumpert has a left strained groin. Return to the game is probable.
Slipping quickly for the Cavs.... Blatt deer in the headlights....
This game has gotten awfully interesting. Helps when the Cavaliers have to play Dellavadova heavy minutes now.
some LOUSY possessions by cavs right now
The Cavaliers are the black knight in Monty Python.
Shumpert gave the Cavs 37 pts in 6 1/2 quarters in this series before heading to the locker room with an apparent groin injury.
Bulls on a mini 6-0 run...Cavs up 72-53 7:58 left 3rd. Shumpert to the locker-room
Bulls down 64-45 at the half - Cavs have shot 49 percent from the field - 60 percent from three - not a misprint.
At half, Bulls were outrebounded and committed 10 turnovers, which Cavs turned into 20 points. Cavs also shot 60 percent from 3-point range.
Tough night for Bulls. Cavs 60 pct on 3s and Matthew Dellavedova (8 pts, 3-3 shooting) has outscored Derrick Rose (7 pts, 3-12). Cavs up 19.
James 22 points, Shumpert 13, Irving 11 and Cavs shooting 48.9%, 60% on threes; Butler has 11 for Bulls, who are shooting 40.5%.
CLE 64, CHI 45 at halftime. Cavs 3 t/overs worth 1 pt to Bulls. Bulls' 10 turned into 20 by Cavs. There's whole deficit, right there.
Bulls down 64-45 at half.... James-22. Cavs 9-13-3s Bulls 10-turnovers- 22 points James-22 Shumpert-4-3s Butler-11
Cavs are up 64-45 at the half. LeBron 22p 5r 3a; Shumpert 13p 6r; Kyrie 11p 2a; Delly 8p 5a; James Jones 6p; Mozzy 4p 5r; Thompson 6r