August 17, 2022

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NBA: Cleveland continues to amaze and stop the bulls in their tracks

NBA: Cleveland continues to amaze and stop the bulls in their tracks

TheYou are Cavaliers Cut the winning streak from bulls defeating these Chicago In Cleveland 115-92 in a game in which Ricky Rubio’s team did not give the visitors the opportunity, which at times lost 26 points.

Cavaliers starting point guard, Darius GarlandHe was the match’s top scorer with 24 points, adding 3 rebounds, 6 assists and one steal. His partner, pvot Garrett Allen, who became one of the best centers in the East, repeated doubles with 13 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 stoppage.

Another of the Cavs Towers, the rookie Evan Mobley, was on the cusp of a double with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 5 blocks. Mobley, one of the season’s best starters, is the first “rookie” in the NBA in 30 years to reach such high numbers in a single game.

And Mobley is the first Cavs rookie since LeBron James to hit 5 blocks in one match.

Spanish Ricky Rubio He also came close to doubling with 11 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Rubio has improved his shooting percentage that he’s shown in recent games, and has managed a few Cavas who have become one of the revelation teams of the season.

The Bulls’ top scorer was the striker Zach LavigneWith 23 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists. Al-Qaeda Lonzo Pool He got 19 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals during the player Nikola Vucevic He had a double hit with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Bulls quadruple win

Although there were casualties Demar DeRozan, Kobe White and Javonte Green, the Bulls arrived at Rocket Mortagage FieldHouse in Cleveland with four straight victories that propelled them to second place in the Eastern Conference, just behind them. Brooklyn Networks.

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The two teams started the match hesitantly as Lavigne and Vucevic tested the home defenses and Allen and Mobley He tried to establish his dominance under the hoops. The two tall guys in the Cavs were responsible for their team’s first 9 points.

When the first turn came in the Cavs, with Rubio and Kevin Love from Garland and Mobley, Cleveland was 13-8 with 6 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

And although the Bulls took the lead soon after, thanks to points from LaVine and Ball, in the final 2.25 minutes, the Cavs went 8-3 to finish the period by 5 points, 29-24.

By then, Allen and Mobley were already enforcing their law under hoops, with both plugs in Tony Bradley.

In the second quarter, Cleveland started 7-0 to make a 12-point difference, 36-24. The Bulls were choking on the Cleveland defense and only LaVine, with his blast, was able to punch a hole in the home team’s shield.

But the Bulls star striker was burned more than once and he was the catcher of one of the two blocks Mobley delivered in that period.

Allen and Mobley enforce their law

In the first half, Cleveland was already 9 points ahead, 52-43 and Rubio She collected 5 assists, 8 points and 3 rebounds in 13 minutes on the field.

In the comeback, the Cavs only had to maintain defensive discipline to end up defeating the Bulls’ resistance. Lavine, tired of fighting Almost lonely, he remained at 4 points in the third half, having scored only 1 of the six field goals he attempted.

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ball Bear the workload and scored 9 points, including 2 triples from as many attempts, in that quarter.

but the compete Once again overtaken bullsThey scored 30 points, 7 points ahead of the visitors, and veteran warrior Love was the most effective with 9 points in the third quarter with 3 3-pointers from 5 attempts.

Going 82-66 at the start of the last 12 minutes, Cleveland hit the gas again. A 7-2 lead in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter pushed them away to 89-68, with Allen doing his job under the visitors’ hoop.

When the difference reached 20 points, 91-71, with 8.34 remaining, Billy Donovan, the Bulls coach made one last attempt and put LaVine and Vucevic on the field. By that time it was too late. Cleveland was up 26 points, 104-78, with 5 minutes remaining.

Donovan took the court to the bench and finished the night, unable to secure a fifth straight win for the Bulls.