Yesterday, the Cavaliers acquired their second victory against Chicago, and are now leading the playoffs series 2-0. In the 112-102 win, LeBron James finished with an impressive 40 points, 15 scored in the final 8 minutes of the game that was played at Quicken Loans Arena.
James said that he is a confident player, and that he felt very comfortable at the fourth quarter, where he made the difference for his team. The 3 first periods were clearly dominated by the Bulls as they aggressively approached the rim, dominating the interior. But at the fourth, James displayed all of his talents, and, along with the help of Jamario Moon, who also helped at the end of the match with 12 points thanks to 4 three pointers. Antawn Jamison end up with fourteen points and Mo Williams finished the game with 12 plus 6 assists for the Cavs.
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Now the series is back to Chicago on Thursday for game 3, and Joakim Noah, who ended up with 25 points and 13 rebounds,is positive about acquiring a home victory that will prevent a disastrous 3-0. Derrick Rose, another player that has not lost the faith on his team, scored a total of 23 points and 8 assists, while Luol Deng ended up with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. And, off the bench, Ronald Murray contributed with 14 points.
Vinny Del Negro, the coach for Chicago said that he feels confident about the upcoming game as his players are playing well and continue to improve in a constant basis.
Both teams were head to head at the edge of the third period with a score of 77-77, but by the 4th, the Bulls fall victims of a deficit in scoring, with Moon giving Cleveland a 85-80 advantage thanks to a 3 pointer with just 10 minutes left in the clock, then Chicago pushed the score to 91-88 with 6 minutes to play, but Moon again scored another 3 points putting things 94-88.
And, with only 4 minutes left, it was all about James, who scored 11 straight points for Cleveland, wrapping up things for the Cavaliers.
The Bulls were certainly more physical and were also better in rebounds than in game 1 against Cleveland, which are positive aspects to consider for game 3, but the truth is that if they cannot control Lebron James, it is quite possible that they are not going to last too long in the playoffs.
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