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Tristan Thompson on how he pulled down 12 offensive rebounds vs CHI: "See ball, get ball. That's my motto."
Kyrie on Blatt: "That's his 1st NBA win. He deserves the game ball. It's his 1st time in the NBA. I call him the virgin of the NBA"
LeBron: "Today was a huge step. It was something that I didn’t know that we had just right now."
LeBron: "Today was a huge step. It was something I didn’t know if we had right now."
LeBron James: "For me, I take pride on how I perform and last night I gave myself a F"
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Update: Cavs have offered Thompson more than $48 mil. But either way, free agency not bad thing. He can test market in July, Cavs can match.
LeBron James postgame in Chicago following Cavaliers win http://t.co/zJWLexatmk
Now told Cavs not gonna go for $48 million for Tristan Thompson. It appears he will enter restricted free agency at end of season.
In other Cavs news, LeBron playing at 85-90 pct, tops. Back issue robbing him of lift/explosion. Few days off expected to help significantly
Half hour until deadline for extension, told Cavs' talks w Tristan Thompson agent Rich Paul serious. Source: Offer worth more than $40 mil.
Kyrie Irving presented Blatt w/ game ball for first NBA win in locker room. Team joined celebration messing up his hair, stuff like that
David Blatt was handed the ball by his players after the contest for winning his first NBA game. Kyrie Irving made sure he took the ball.
Cavs get the first win of LeBron's second coming, take down the Bulls 114-108 in OT. LeBron w/ 36p, 8r. Kyrie 23p. Love 16 & 16. TT 16 & 13
Final in OT: Cavs 114, Bulls 108. LeBron with 36 on road. Kyrie 21. Love 16 pts & 16 rebs. And this team can still get better on O.
Chicago's strength was always its frontline. Andy played Taj to a draw. Tristan outplayed Noah. Gasol and Love were about even.
LeBron has 36 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and people talking about him like he played the way he did vs. New York.
Tristan Thompson (14 pts, 13 rebs) has saved the Cavs. He's had a great training camp, been fantastic in practice. It's showed tonight.
Tristan Thompson with 14 pts and 13 reb as the clock ticks down to the extension deadline. He's being a bank robber for Halloween.
Tristan Thompson has been huge. That's four offensive rebounds in overtime for the kid.
Thompson with his 4th offensive rebound of overtime. They've all been huge, but that one (and dunk) gives Cavs 108-104 lead 24 secs left
Delly takes the charge. Dion probably would've been in the wrong spot, honestly.
Cavs-Bulls tied at 98 despite Kirk Hinrich turning into someone other than Kirk Hinrich. OT in Chicago.
Love against Noah would have been like my 4th option there.
Who takes this shot?
LBJ for the win
I want Marion in the game on this possession.
Kyrie gets a generous continuation call for the and-1 and we have a 98-98 tie with 27.9 seconds left in the 4th.
Bummer for Cavs fans that Kirk Hinrich turned into Reggie Miller just now
Derrick Rose left the game late in the third quarter and never returned. He is not on the bench.
Bulls now say they meant Derrick Rose is questionable to return with a left ankle sprain. Not Taj Gibson. Not sure how you mix that one up.
This is one heck of potential Eastern Conference Finals preview. These two teams are neck and neck.
After missing 9 of his first 10 shots, Love has now made each of his last 3 with Kyrie, LBJ off floor
Kyrie has been too good tonight for the Cavs to have him on the bench with four fouls. Gotta take the gamble, Blatt.
Blatt SCREAMING at Dion to get back on D after Dion's awful shot.
When Cavs get D rebound and get out and run, no one anywhere has chance. That's just the truth.
Chicago shot 51 percent in the first half and trailed by 6.
Cavs 58-52 over Bulls on road at half. LeBron with 19, or 2 more than last night. Tristan (8 pts, 7 rebs) playing big off bench.
Cavs lead 58-52 at the half. LeBron with 19 pts. Rose with 18 pts. We got a good one.
LeBron James and Derrick Rose going blow for blow. This is NBA basketball!!!
LeBron James has it going. He's attacking the paint, not settling for the jumper. It's opening up his entire game. Has 17 points on 8-15.
LeBron James has 17 pts already, matching his total last night. He's shooting 8-for-15 (was 5-for-15 last night).
LeBron 15 - Derrick 15. Cavs 48 - Bulls 42
LeBron James almost got undercut on that fastbreak layup. That was a dangerous play.
Marion guarding Rose now. Another value of having The Matrix.
With Kawhi Leonard's high school teammate Tony Snell cutting his hair, pretty sure Kawhi is the last guy left in the NBA with cornrows.
Kyrie changed out of the pumpkins.
This is the Tristan Thompson the Cavs need to stabilize that second unit.
LeBron James clearly looking to make a statement after last night. Took 10 of the Cavs' 23 shots in the 1st Q. Has 11 pts. CLE up 28-27
Make that four offensive boards for TT...counting for 10 points.
Three offensive rebounds for Tristan Thompson now. One more board than he had last night. Have led to 8 points.
LeBron coming out firing tonight, looking to eat first. He has 11 points and has taken 9 shots, more than double anyone else. Rightfully so
That's two times that offensive rebounds by Tristan Thompson has led to three-point field goals.
A Bulls team that allegedly struggles scoring is on pace for 30 in the first quarter. They're shooting 64%
Derrick Rose just blew right by Matthew Dellavedova on the baseline for the and-1. That's a tough guard for him. For anybody.
Noah going hard at Love, who has missed his first 3 shots. Noah swatted one of them at the rim
Mike Miller played 3 minutes last night, didn't play until 3Q. He's in halfway through 1Q tonight.