The Goldmine: Cavs vs Bulls Game Recap


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By Samuel Goldman
Sports Blogger

LeBron James led the new regime into Chicago last Halloween night. A crazy sold-out crowd provided a game seven atmosphere. Both defenses collapsed under pressure triggering overtime. The relevance of the initial NBA games continues to dwindle.

Preseason NFL games are more relevant than the initial NBA games. Derrick Rose ignored this logic and ended up with an ankle sprain that “isn’t that serious”, according to Rose. James, who is supposed to be a super human, decided to request additional bench time Friday night, defeating the purpose of watching the star studded game. I have no interest in watching regular season Basketball. March madness can’t come soon enough.

The Cleveland Cavaliers 2.0 stepped onto the United Center court with high expectations. Cleveland’s potent offense flowed like spring water. New starting power forward Kevin Love quietly produced 16 points and 16 rebounds proving that he is still a role player with too many minutes. Van Gundy’s critique of Kyrie Irving’s impressive performance failed to include a mention of the point guard’s brief Duke days.

The sold-out home crowd’s initial passion and dedication added another element to the game. Chicago’s Tom Thibodeau’s trademark stellar defense was able to consume the energy creating brief space jam like moments. The fans’ bitter departure with only a few seconds left in overtime was telling of the times. I think that Chicago will be forced to endure another long season.