Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Chicago Bulls (17-9) play against the Cleveland Cavaliers (12-12) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Wednesday December 8, 2021

Chicago Bulls 92, Cleveland Cavaliers 115 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Rick Noland @RickNoland
Don’t discredit Cavs’ win over Bulls due to protocols. Credit Cavs for taking care of business. Another sign of maturity – 12:35 AM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
Easily the most defense I’ve seen Markkanen play in the last 4 yrs. Give JB coach of the year now …. Fronts Vooch to deny post entry. Then pulls to defend 2-man action with 3. Stops LaVine’s penetration which helps Okoro recover to contest and force a low % shot #BullsCavs pic.twitter.com/7xVYhZFHRg12:20 AM

J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
When Wendell Carter does his work early and gets deep post position, as long as Anthony or Franz Wagner is making the post entry, it’s a bucket. Much better at this than I recall him ever being in Chicago #MagicKings12:10 AM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
10 observations: Shorthanded Bulls “dominated” by the Cavaliers on both ends of the floor — and Billy Donovan wasn’t in excuse-making mood
nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…11:08 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
“We’re better than that.”
The Chicago Bulls took a 115-92 beating by the Cleveland Cavaliers with a short-handed roster, getting only 16 points from their bench with 11 total players available for the game. More here: chicagotribune.com/sports/bulls/c…10:55 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Zach LaVine has posted season-highs in assists in two straight games, both of which the Bulls played without DeMar DeRozan.
Coincidence? Not for a player who continues to mature in his quest to reach his first postseason.
Column for @NBCSChicago: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…10:48 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
During the #Rockets 7-game winning streak, Houston has beaten the top 2 teams in the East (Nets, Bulls). The 3rd best team in the East (Bucks) visit Toyota Center on Friday night. – 10:38 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Luka Dončić finished tonight’s game with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
This is his 14th game with 20-5-5, which now leads the @NBA.
Tonight was also Dončić’s 15th straight game with 20+, which is tied with Zach LaVine for the longest streak in the NBA this season. pic.twitter.com/TBn8NFFZ5N10:35 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Welcome to the Evan Mobley block party – Bulls lose and talk about it. Zach LaVine talked, Billy Donovan, the Vooch … all in one click!
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2021/12/…10:27 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
“It’s about those guys in the locker room.” 👊 #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/vwweOmWejY10:20 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Billy Donovan, as expected, wasn’t in an excuse-making mood after shorthanded Bulls were routed by Cavs
“If we don’t compete at a higher level (vs. MIA) we’re gonna get the same result we got here tonight. We have to be better, and I think the group is capable of being better.” pic.twitter.com/dvTVVeguSM10:16 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
One of those nights. Undermanned Bulls lost to an improving Cavs team without Sexton. I appreciate your tweets and for listening. @Chicago Bulls @670TheScore @Audacy Up next at Miami. Sat. 6:45 CT Always a pleasure – 10:07 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Billy Donovan pointed to decision-making on drives and poor finishing as factors in Bulls’ offensive struggles vs. CLE
On Cavs’ interior presence: “I think they had 8 blocks, but that doesn’t speak to how many shots they altered or changed or had us second-guessing going in” – 10:04 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Continued his bucket getting ways 🔥
24 PTS
56.3% FG
42.9% 3FG pic.twitter.com/Mc9sBocWHH10:03 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Evan Mobley just ripping this block out of Zach LaVine’s hands. pic.twitter.com/cBifzyN1kl10:03 PM
Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
Hope my neighbors didn’t hear me laughing over that Jarrett Allen mic’d up segment on the #Cavs postgame show. Even told Moondog he liked his costume – 10:02 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Me watching this depleted Bulls roster: pic.twitter.com/LBt5TvodDM9:47 PM

Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Billy Donovan on tonight’s short-handed performance from the Bulls: “I think we’re better than that. … It’s not to say we’re going to win, but I think we can do a better job than we did tonight.” – 9:45 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
First Cavaliers rookie with five blocks in a game since LeBron James. 🤯
#NBA75 x #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/zXGbyyDRNq9:42 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nikola Vucevic, via Zoom from Cleveland: “For whatever reason, I haven’t been consistent with my shotmaking. It’s frustrating.” Said part of being a pro is weathering ups and downs. Vowed to keep working. – 9:41 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LIVE: Postgame Media Availability following tonight’s game vs Cleveland twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…9:36 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
As it turns out, losing Matt Thomas was simply too much for the Bulls to overcome. Can’t believe Mobley only blocked 5 shots. Great win for the Cavs. – 9:29 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LIVE: Postgame Media Availability following tonight’s game vs Cleveland twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…9:27 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Just how we like it 🌭 #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/9eiqL0Ie4F9:25 PM

Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
For #Cavs: Garland, game-hi 24pts, 9-16FG, 6asst, stl; Mobley, 16pts, 8-11FG, 9reb, 2stl, career-hi 5blk; Markkanen, 14pts, 5-8FG, 2-4 3ptFG; Allen, 13pts, game-hi 14reb, 4asst, stl, blk; Love, 11pts, 5reb; Rubio, 11pts, team-hi 9asst. – 9:24 PM
Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
#Cavs beat Bulls 115-92 to improve to 14-12. Last season they won their 14th game on March 1. – 9:22 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
#Cavs return to win column, snap 2-gm skid – pummel Division-leading Bulls, 115-92; CLE, 55%FG, 13-28 3ptFG, 14-16FT; held CHI bench scoreless til early-4Q; hold Bulls to 42%FG; reb: CLE, 42, CHI, 37; CLE, 28asst on 44FGM. pic.twitter.com/ba7jPR3jx19:22 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Final: Cavs 115, Bulls 92
LaVine: 23 pts, 9 ast
Vucevic: 18 pts, 12 reb, 8-23 FG
Ball: 19 pts, 7 ast
Bulls fall to 17-9. Next up: At Miami on Saturday – 9:21 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
That’s a 12-2 run to start the 3rd quarter for New Orleans.
We’re re-living Orlando, New York and Chicago all over again. – 9:21 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Final: Cavs 115, Bulls 92.
Just not a good night for the Bulls, who are down six players but also didn’t bring nearly enough energy. It’d be easy to say flush this one and move on. But this is the reality.
Same circumstances Saturday at Miami.
Bulls fall to 17-9. – 9:21 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Cavs 115 Bulls 92. LaVine with 23-season high 9 assists. Vooch 11th dbl-dbl- 18-12. Ball 19 ( 4-3s). Cavs: Mobley: 16-9-5blocks. Garland 243-6. Thanks for listening. – 9:21 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
That wraps it up here in Cleveland. A nice win for the #Cavs as they beat the Bulls 115-92.
Darius Garland finishes with a team-high 24 points and six assists. Evan Mobley with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks.
Cavs are now 14-12 on the season. – 9:20 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Cavaliers 115, Bulls 92
LaVine 23 pts; 9-21 FGs
Vucevic 18 pts, 12 rebs; 8-23 FGs
Garland 24 pts
Mobley 16 pts, 9 rebs, 5 blocks
Bulls’ 4-game win streak ends. They played like a team with players in new roles. Which they were. – 9:19 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Evan Mobley tonight:
16 PTS
9 REB
5 BLK
8-11 FG
+28 +/-
He is the first Cavs rookie with 15+ points, 5+ blocks on 70% shooting since 1983. pic.twitter.com/xBO6fJtITW9:12 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
Well, welcome back Dean Wade. He’s hit three 3s in about two minutes his first game back from a calf strain. – 9:12 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
HELLO, DEAN WADE 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/IGkezW5dOb9:12 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
Massive substitution coming. #Cavs sub in Kevin Pangos, Denzel Valentine, Dean Wade, Lamar Stevens and Dylan Windler.
Big applause from fans as their regular rotation built a 22-point lead. About four minutes left in the game. – 9:08 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
On arena big board: Evan Mobley’s five blocks tonight are most by a Cavs rookie since LeBron James – 9:07 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Darius Garland is having one hell of a season. He’s put himself in line for a nice contract extension this summer. – 9:06 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
24 points for @Darius Garland
24 point lead for the squad
#LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/6PphNWJp3p9:06 PM

Trey Kerby @treykerby
If the Bulls don’t turn it around soon, I’m gonna watch an episode of “Tough as Nails.” – 9:02 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Evan Mobley snatches this one away from LaVine for his FIFTH block of the night 💪
pic.twitter.com/IT0a0ujQ7p9:00 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Easy money for @Jarrett Allen 💰
📺 #CavsBulls on @BallySportsCLE pic.twitter.com/BunjUf8K4X8:59 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Evan Mobley might be pretty good at this defense thing. pic.twitter.com/B99xbCJG9I8:58 PM

Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
Tony Bradley’s dunk at 10:40 4Q was Chicago’s first points off the bench tonight. (#Cavs, 27pts – Love, Rubio, 11 apiece.) – 8:55 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls get first bench points of night on Tony Bradley dunk at 10:44 of 4th. – 8:54 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
This is Griffin’s first game since he was pulled at halftime in Cleveland the week of Thanksgiving. – 8:53 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
I’d sniff this quarter for about five minutes, see where it’s at and then maybe sit the big boys for a more winnable game in Miami. Gotham feels unsafe tonight without the real Batman out there for the Bulls. – 8:53 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Time to put this one to bed. #LetEmKnow8:53 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Zach LaVine attempts to summit Mt. Mobley. pic.twitter.com/qar8aFrQHO8:52 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
End of Q3: Cavaliers 82, Bulls 66 – 8:50 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Defensive communication for the Bulls has been poor. Two examples from the 3rd: passing off Markkanen in transition to nobody, leading to an open 3. Closing out to the same player, leaving Love open for another 3. It’s another area where they’re feeling the loss of Caruso. – 8:49 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Terrible call on Garland … great D! – 8:47 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
That’s a helluva block by Mobley. Basically just swallowed LaVine’s driving layup attempt. – 8:47 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
What a sequence from Evan Mobley, who’s been fantastic tonight. Suffocating block-and-rip of a driving Zach LaVine at one end, turnaround hook shot at the other – 8:47 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Cavs 26-16 in the 3rd..Bulls struggling shooting 33% in the quarter. Cavs up 19 with 2:49 left 3rd. – 8:41 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Kevin Love from 3 this quarter pic.twitter.com/YO49vQu3yD8:38 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
The Bulls continue getting done in my the league’s health and safety protocol, as Matt Thomas is the fourth player to have to leave the team. … But there’s some good news on the Caruso …
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2021/12/…8:36 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Trying to get these bums fired up. Still have two All-Stars, a Lonzo, an Ayo and DJ. Should be better than this.
Need Zach to go back to hero ball. Max player moment! – 8:30 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Great 2-for-1 to end the half here, and a smart play from LaVine. Watch him give Vucevic instructions to set a stagger on the way down, opening up a driving lane to blow by Markkanen. pic.twitter.com/9jaFsqskfg8:28 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Defense leads the way to a 9-0 run! #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/7kZiOM4GZm8:27 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Cavs on a 9-0 run. Garland with 16pts 6 assts. Mobley 14-6. LaVine 17-3-6. Cleveland 65-51 8:12 left 3rd. @670TheScore @Chicago Bulls radio network @Audacy8:26 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Are you not entertained?! #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/yTCcIpxbEo8:24 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Vucevic is 5-18 and back to missing open looks. – 8:24 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls down 52-43. Bench Cavs 13-0. FTS Cavs 8-10, LaVine 2-4.
Keep listening. @670TheScore @Chicago Bulls radio network @Audacy Bulls 39%fg. 5-15-3s. – 8:13 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Evan Mobley blocks never get old. 😍
The rooks got three of ’em in the first half of #CavsBulls! pic.twitter.com/z866rXOMsg8:11 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Rough one for the Vooch so far – 3-for-13 from the field, 1-for-4 from Steph Land. That won’t get it done. – 8:09 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Zero points from Bulls bench players in the first half in Cleveland.
The Bulls don’t exactly lean on their bench — they average 26.8 bench points per game, second-to-last in the league — but tonight’s lack of depth is really showing. – 8:08 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
Not a work of art, but #Cavs still shoot 47%FG, hold Bulls to 39%FG, 19pts in 2Q – CLE leads, 52-43; both teams 33% 3ptFG; Mobley, 12pts, 6-8FG, 4reb, 3blk; Garland, 12pts, 4-9FG, 2-4 3ptFG, 3asst, stl; Rubio, 8pts, team-hi 5asst, stl; Allen, 5pts, team-hi 7reb. pic.twitter.com/ZE21rktzia8:07 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
This is not the spacing you want. You can tell that these depleted Bulls units haven’t played much together. pic.twitter.com/eTCNTdCMd88:05 PM

Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Most telling stat in the first half of Bulls-Cavs: 0 bench points for the Bulls.
Says all you need to know about what the shorthanded Bulls are up against. – 8:05 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
At the end of the first half, #Cavs have a 52-43 lead over the Bulls. Evan Mobley and Darius Garland each have 12 pts. Mobley is everywhere tonight. He also has 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 3 blocks.
Cavs shooting 46.5% from the field (20-of-43) and 33.3% from 3 (4-of-12). – 8:05 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Fellas keepin’ it rolling!
@socios | #LetEmKnow8:04 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Cavaliers 52, Bulls 43 at half
LaVine 17 pts, 4 assists
Bulls shooting 39.1% with 10 TOs
Mobley and Garland 12 pts each – 8:03 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Halftime: Cavs 52, Bulls 43
LaVine: 17 pts, 4 ast
Ball: 8 pts, 5 ast
Vucevic: 7 pts, 8 reb, 3-13 FG
DJJ: 9 pts
Dosunmu: 3 fls
Bulls shooting 39.1 percent and have 10 turnovers – 8:03 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Ball tipped…intercepted by Rubio!
📺 #CavsBulls on @BallySportsCLE pic.twitter.com/yd4YRfcsVN8:01 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Lauri Markkanen keeping it pretty Isaac Okoolro in his first game against the Bulls. Let it rip, Lauri! – 7:50 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Zo gets his own treatment from Ayo 💪
@NBCSChicago | @ZO2 pic.twitter.com/j09eQ0Vhwx7:49 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Did Nikola Vucevic bait Ricky Rubio into a layup so he could block that ish? Yes, yes he did. – 7:48 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Unlimited range for DG 🎯
📺 #CavsBulls on @BallySportsCLE pic.twitter.com/dk1i5Mfv0x7:47 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls PR the second I go on the broadcast with @Chuck Swirsky pic.twitter.com/pRkB4aCTFd7:46 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣+ career points
4️⃣0️⃣+ career blocks
@Evan Mobley is just the second rookie in franchise history to hit those marks in 22 career games or fewer joining John “Hot Rod” Williams. #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/b05fpmWeKW7:42 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Going solo tonight. Love you Bulls Nation pic.twitter.com/0ZjND8MKY47:41 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
First 13 minutes of this game could be the beginning of a DeMar DeRozan informercial. Bulls have 8 turnovers, 0 free-throw attempts and struggled badly in last few mins of first quarter without LaVine or Vucevic on the court – 7:40 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Just been informed by the Bulls that the Joe Cowley-Chuck Show has already been cancelled before it even gets to the airwaves! That didn’t take long! – 7:39 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Billy Donovan again put Lonzo Ball in the DeMar DeRozan role of staggering alongside reserves at very end of first quarter (tonight, his lineup mates were Dotson, Bradley, Troy Brown Jr. and Alize)
Cavs were +4 in last 2:25 of Q1, lead 29-24 entering 2nd – 7:36 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
The Bulls are keeping up a fairly rigorous pace on defense, but that Lonzo Ball-led lineup really struggled to score without LaVine or Vooch on the court to close the quarter. – 7:36 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
1st quarter FTs:
Cavaliers: 8-10
Bulls: 0-0 – 7:35 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
More than the height issues, sloppy turnovers hurt #Bulls in 1stQ. They trail Cavs 29-24 – 7:35 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Going solo tonight…Thanks for keeping me company @670TheScore @bulls. Bulls trail 29-24 after 1. Cavs 8-10 fts. Bulls 0FTA. – 7:35 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Devon Dotson in for a first-quarter rotation run – 7:29 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Devon Dotson getting the Matt Thomas minutes. – 7:29 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Zach attack ️️✨
@NBCSChicago | @Zach LaVine pic.twitter.com/HzFQneTlTG7:26 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Dosunmu has 2 early fouls. Troy Brown Jr. checks in. – 7:22 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Mobley: 8
Chicago: 5
📺 #CavsBulls on @BallySportsCLE pic.twitter.com/Y6Bx0JOnG77:15 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Evan Mobley is a roll offensively here early. He has eight of Cleveland’s 9 points in the first four minutes of the game. – 7:15 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LaVine’s shot is too clean.
@NBCSChicago | @Zach LaVine pic.twitter.com/OJOPnSh0nR7:14 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Very interesting defensive configuration for Bulls on first few possessions. Vucevic matched with Okoro (and helping off him aggressively), Ayo with Mobley, LaVine with Markkanen – 7:13 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Here’s Alex Caruso getting some shots up before Bulls-Cavs. Billy Donovan said Caruso is “doing well” and team plans to ramp up his sprinting/cutting over next two days. Had been a Monday re-eval date, but Donovan added he’d know about Caruso’s avail vs. MIA “closer to game” pic.twitter.com/f9OJn5xgQY6:56 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
You jump, I jump 😂 #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/THLjct3stu6:55 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
“Will our first points tonight be in the paint?”
Answer right in the @ATT BullsIQ game found in the Bulls App and you could win a Vooch jersey! – 6:45 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls ball ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ is rollin ⁦@670TheScore⁩ ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ radio network ⁦@Audacy⁩ pic.twitter.com/uonv8ftsQC6:44 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Continue your Rep The Land pin collection tonight at #CavsBulls!
Stop by the @MountainDew Social Zone outside Portal 11 to pick up tonight’s exclusive pin and learn how to collect them all this season! pic.twitter.com/1Kesx1OEjK6:30 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Same starters tonight in Cleveland.
@FirstAlert | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/RLBqlmuRhP6:30 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls ball. ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ ⁦@670TheScore⁩ ⁦@Audacy⁩ ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ radio network. 5:45 pre pic.twitter.com/Q4HBNLB7SH6:09 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
📍 Cleveland.
Let’s get it! pic.twitter.com/UggFfT61Zq5:41 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Someone got his pregame nap so he can be ready to watch #Cavs play the Bulls tonight! pic.twitter.com/Moe5SwjDyp5:36 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan, via Zoom from Cleveland, said the Bulls have been granted a hardship case for a roster spot from the league. Reported earlier via source: Stanley Johnson will meet team in Miami. – 5:34 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Donovan says Caruso (hamstring) is feeling good, will ramp up activity. Possible but still questionable for Miami. #Bulls5:34 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Billy Donovan with some updates on the Bulls’ COVID-19 status:
DeMar DeRozan is still questionable for this weekend. He needs to clear two negative tests before he can return. Matt Thomas found out he tested positive at 6:30 a.m. today and will drive back to Chicago tonight. – 5:33 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Just seven points and two blocks away from becoming the second rookie in franchise history to record 300+ points and 40+ blocks in 22 games or fewer 👀
The first? John “Hot Rod” Williams in 1986. #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/t6osRYpC4v5:31 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs J.B. Bickerstaff said Dean Wade is a available tonight. – 5:25 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
I’m told #Cavs Dean Wade, who has been sidelined with a calf injury after getting kicked in the calf and feeling some effects of that (similar to Kevin Love), will be available tonight against Chicago. Wade may or may not get minutes tho because he hasn’t practiced. – 5:03 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
How bad is the Covid outbreak for the Bulls? Billy Donovan went and got a test independently the other day on the way to the facility just for peace of mind. Matt Thomas makes 4 as Bulls play Cavs in a few hours. – 4:30 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Let’s get a W at home!
🆚 @Chicago Bulls
🕖 7:00PM ET
📺 @BallySportsCLE
@betwayusa | #GetItLocked pic.twitter.com/IZGnGDvdKA4:00 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Was going through some stories from this past year for a writing contest and stumbled on this one foreshadowing #Cavs Darius Garland’s leap. It has aged pretty well I’d say …
cleveland.com/cavs/2021/06/d…3:46 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Our High School Hoops Spotlight with @TCPLighting continues with a look at #2 @OFalls_Bulldogs‘ 58-47 victory over @SJA_hoops at @RMFieldHouse! 🏀💡📸 – 3:15 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic’s three worst games this season, per Game Score:
– 18 pts, 15 rebs, 7 asts vs. ORL (12.5 GmSc)
– 11 pts, 16 rebs, 8 asts vs. DAL (16.3 GmSc)
– 17 pts, 12 rebs, 15 asts vs. CHI (19.4 GmSc) pic.twitter.com/2JfAkaeW7P2:03 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Monday marked @Kevin Love‘s second game this season with 5+ 3FG and his fourth recording at least 15 PTS 🔥
@KeyBank | #LetEmKnow2:00 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
COVID-19 is becoming the toughest opponent for the Chicago Bulls after Matt Thomas became the fourth player in 8 days to enter the NBA’s protocol.
Updates on how the outbreak could affect the Bulls this week and in the future: chicagotribune.com/sports/bulls/c…1:46 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1992, the @Jaryd Wilson Dominique Wilkins set an NBA record for most FTM in a game without a miss, going 23-23 from the line in a 123-114 win over the Bulls.
Wilkins finished with 42 points. His mark was later bested by James Harden, who went 24-24 on Dec. 3, 2019. pic.twitter.com/bQ6APHL7AM1:01 PM

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