[Introduction] Sports Network News: The NBA preseason ushered in the two favorite games in the Eastern Conference today. The Chicago Bulls played against the Cleveland Cavaliers
Although Rose felt hot today, the Bulls still lost to the Cavaliers 98-107 after four quarters.
Rose breaks through Irving
Rose got rid of the previous slump and felt hot today. He only played 24 minutes and made 12 of 18 shots, including 4 of 5 three-pointers. He contributed 30 points and 5 assists.
Pau Gasol scored 12 points and 8 rebounds, Noah contributed 6 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, Taki Gibson contributed 12 points and 5 rebounds.
For the Cavaliers, James played 32 minutes and scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Andre Varejao contributed 22 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Irving played as well as ever, playing 39 minutes and contributing
28 points and 7 assists, Dion Waiters contributed 10 points, 3 assists and 3 steals, Tristan Thompson came off the bench and contributed 10 points and 8 rebounds.
The Cavaliers and Bulls are considered to be the favorites to win the championship next season, and the two teams are also very likely to meet in the Eastern Conference Finals next season.
Rose finally got rid of the shadow of injury. From the beginning of the game, Rose was very active. In the first 3 minutes, Rose hit the basket twice and succeeded. Soon he was replaced and rested. James scored 7 points in the first quarter.
Rose broke out completely in the second quarter and made three three-pointers. However, the Cavaliers maintained their leading position. Irving and James scored consecutively. The Bulls relied on Rose’s personal offense to keep up with the Cavaliers. The Bulls trailed 49-51 at halftime.
At the beginning of the second half, Rose was still in good condition. He scored 3 points alone, and the Bulls overtook the Cavaliers for the first time 54-53.
The Bulls still led 65-64 with more than 7 minutes left in this quarter, but then the Bulls were beaten 11-0 by the Cavaliers. At the end of the third quarter, the Cavaliers led 82-75.
In the fourth quarter, Rose’s touch has dropped a lot. Although Love missed a three-pointer at the critical moment, the Bulls failed to seize the opportunity. After Thompson dunked to seal the victory for the Cavaliers, the Bulls were helpless.