CLEVELAND — The misery continues for the Cavs. The Chicago Bulls came into town and posted a 95-85 victory over the Wine and Gold.
Cleveland was playing the game without their two top scorers, in reigning NBA rookie of the year Kyrie Irving and this year’s 4th overall pick, Dion Waiters.
The Cavs had a first quarter to forget, falling behind by 16 points. It did not improve much the rest of the way as Chicago had a lead of 18 points at one time.
The Cavaliers big man, Anderson Varejao posted another double, double; that’s 10 in a row for the Energizer Bunny in sneakers. He scored 11, and brought down 15 rebounds to continue as the top man in the league in the rebounding category.
The Bulls Marco Belinelli scored a game high 23 points to lead the visitors. This is the same Marco Belinelli who was averaging 5 points per game.
Much of the Cavaliers woes can be traced to their poor shooting. Cleveland connected on only 37 percent of their shots on Cavaliers BobbleLeg Promotion night.
The Cavs got within five points late in the third quarter but couldn’t make much of a dent the rest of the way in losing.
Donald Sloan had 14 points and rookie big man Tyler Zeller 10 points in the losing effort.