Chicago 93, Cleveland 82

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 8, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #54 Derrick Collins, #55 Bill Kennedy
Attendance - 20562

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 29 25 24 15 93
Cleveland 26 20 17 19 82

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 59-20 35-5 24-15 W6
Cleveland 17-62 11-29 6-33 L1

Recap


Carlos Boozer scored 22 points and the Chicago Bulls clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference with a 93-82 victory Friday over the host Cleveland Cavaliers.

It’s the first time the Bulls (59-20) will finish with the East’s best record since 1997-98, which was also the last time Chicago won an NBA championship.

Joakim Noah had 11 points and eight rebounds, Derrick Rose had 11 points and eight assists (his lowest point total in 20 games) and the Bulls won for the 18th time in their last 20 games. They clinched the top seed on the floor of the team that earned it each of the last two years.

Times are much different now for the Cavs (17-62), the East’s worst team. J.J. Hickson had 22 points and 15 rebounds, while Daniel Gibson and Ramon Sessions combined for 27 points off the bench.

The Cavs pulled within 60-57 on a Hickson dunk with 7:05 left in the third quarter, but Chicago scored the next 10 points to take command. Rose’s driving layup near the end of the quarter put the Bulls up 15 and they weren’t threatened in the fourth.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Cleveland
Carlos Boozer 24 Scoring J.J. Hickson 22
Derrick Rose 8 Assists Baron Davis 6
Carlos Boozer 11 Rebounds J.J. Hickson 15
Luol Deng 3 Free Throws Made Ramon Sessions 3
Ronnie Brewer 3 Steals Anthony Parker 2
Joakim Noah 6 Blocks Daniel Gibson 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 93 48.8 4-16 11-15 30 41 8 10 15
Cleveland 82 43.9 2-15 8-11 14 39 3 7 16

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .176 after a win and .226 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Bulls have a W/L % of .741 after a win and .762 after a loss.
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