【Guide】News on February 13, The Bulls beat the Cavaliers 113-98 at home, achieving four consecutive victories and ending
The opponent’s two-game winning streak.
At the same time, this game is also the last game before the All-Star Weekend.
James surpassed Havlicek in total career assists, ranking 30th in history.
Bulls beat Cavaliers 113-95
The technical statistics of this game:
Rose 30 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists, James 31 points, 5 rebounds and 8 turnovers
Snell 22 points, 2 rebounds and 3 steals, Irving 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
Pau Gasol 18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, Mozgov 13 points, 11 rebounds and 1 block
The star of the game: Rose beat Owen
Rose performed very well in this game. He made 12 of 23 shots and contributed 30 points and 7 assists.
On the contrary, Irving made only 6 of 18 shots and only scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
The difference in performance between the core point guards may determine the outcome of the game.
It is worth mentioning that Rose, who was not selected as an All-Star, also used this method to demonstrate to his opponents.
Game trend: Bulls control the audience
The Cavaliers started well. After James hit a three-pointer, the visiting team started 8-3.
However, the Bulls immediately counterattacked under the leadership of Rose. After a wave of 9-1 impact, the home team successfully overtook and Gasol hit a long shot from the left.
After the two sides started a tug-of-war, the score rose alternately. Rose performed bravely. After breaking through and hitting a three-pointer, he made another attack and the Bulls took an 8-point lead.
Before the end of the first quarter, the Cavaliers approached the score, and Snell’s three-pointer fixed the score at 30-26.
After Brooks made a breakthrough, the Bulls widened the gap again. Mozgov hit a hook, Snell and Gibson scored 5 points in a row, and the point difference between the two teams widened to double digits.
The Cavaliers still couldn’t feel it, and were beaten by the Bulls. After Noah made a layup, the home team had a full 15-point lead.
After Smith made a successful three-pointer, Shumpert also made a long shot, which finally stopped the bleeding for the Cavaliers.
Irving made consecutive free throws before halftime, and the visiting team chased the score to 48-55.
The Cavaliers took another blow in another ex situ battle. After Rose succeeded in a layup, the Bulls re-established a 13-point lead.
James immediately responded, and Snell hit a three-pointer.
With 6 minutes and 12 seconds left in the quarter, Snell made a breakthrough throw and the score became 74-59.
In desperation, James could only rely on his personal ability to launch a strong attack. He first hit a three-pointer. After Jones fouled outside and made three free throws, James went to the free throw line and made two free throws, narrowing the point difference to 10 points.
Before the end of the quarter, Jones had hoped to chase the gap to single digits, but Rose broke through alone at the last moment, and the Bulls led 87-77 with 10 points and entered the final quarter.
After James successfully broke through and hit a three-pointer, the Cavaliers chased the score to 84-91.
However, after Noah made two free throws and one free throw, Mirotic made another three-pointer, and the gap between the two sides was widened again.
The Cavaliers became weaker as they battled. At 4 minutes and 53 seconds before the end of the game, after Rose hit a jumper, the Bulls took a 105-86 lead, and the game lost its suspense.
Highlights of the game: Gasol was slapped in the face by Irving
In the third quarter of the game, Rose passed the ball to Gasol. Unexpectedly, the force was too light. Owen stepped forward and tried to intercept, but unexpectedly slapped Gasol directly in the face.
For this reason, Shenta fell to the ground and covered his face, looking very painful. Fortunately, it was only a slap in the face, and there was no serious problem. Then he got up and rejoined the game.
Both starting lineups
Bulls: Rose, Snell, Dunleavy, Gasol, Noah
Cavaliers: Irving, J-R-Smith, James, Thompson, Mozgov