CHICAGO — A rocky third quarter spelled doom for the Cavaliers on Monday night in Chicago. The Bulls ran the Cavs out of the gym in that frame and built an insurmountable lead. A 3-point Bulls lead at the half grew considerably in the third as the Bulls outscored the Cavs 35-22.
Chicago went on to post a 118-92 victory as the Cavs continue to look for success in a season that has gone south fast.
Former Cavalier Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 24 points and 11 rebounds. That’s the 339th double-double in Boozers career.
The Cavs had 4 guys in double figures, led by Dion Waiters who popped in 18. Kyrie Irving and CJ Miles each scored 15 while Tristan Thompson added 14.
Cleveland was not playing any credible defense as they allowed the Bulls to shoot nearly 54 percent from the field.