Chicago 118, Cleveland 92

Date - Monday, January 7, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #72 J.T. Orr, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 21355

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 30 20 22 20 92
Chicago 22 31 35 30 118

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 8-28 3-12 5-16 L2
Chicago 19-13 10-8 9-5 W3


Bulls 118, Cavaliers 92:
Carlos Boozer recorded his fifth straight double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds as host Chicago continued its dominance over Cleveland.

Luol Deng scored 19 points, Joakim Noah added 11 and 11 rebounds and Taj Gibson led three reserves in double figures with 18 points for the Bulls, who have won 10 straight against the Cavaliers by an average of 19.5 points.

Rookie Dion Waiters scored 18 points off the bench while Kyrie Irving and C.J. Miles added 15 apiece for Cleveland.

The Cavaliers grabbed the early lead and held a 30-22 advantage at the end of the first quarter when Chicago began to turn it around. The Bulls led 53-50 at the half and really opened things up in the third quarter, outscoring Cleveland 35-22 in the period.

Boozer was one of the few starters to hang around for the fourth and tacked another six points onto his total in the final five minutes as Chicago posted its third straight 30-point quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cavaliers F Anderson Varejao (knee) missed his 10th straight game but is expected to return to practice on Tuesday. … Boozer’s hot streak comes on the heels of a three-game stretch last month during which he failed to reach double figures in either points or rebounds in any of the contests. … Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf was nominated for the Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Chicago
Dion Waiters 18 Scoring Carlos Boozer 24
Kyrie Irving 6 Assists Luol Deng 7
Tristan Thompson 8 Rebounds Carlos Boozer 11
Dion Waiters 6 Free Throws Made Carlos Boozer 8
C.J. Miles 2 Steals Luol Deng 4
Tyler Zeller 2 Blocks Joakim Noah 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 92 42.3 7-14 19-23 19 31 5 8 16
Chicago 118 53.7 10-14 20-24 34 47 9 10 20

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Bulls have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .769 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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