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National Basketball Association
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Chicago 115, Cleveland 86
When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, November 2, 2012
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials: #61 Courtney Kirkland, #13 Monty McCutchen, #37 Lauren Holtkamp
Attendance: 20562

Bulls 115, Cavaliers 86: Carlos Boozer and Richard Hamilton scored 19 points apiece and visiting Chicago led wire-to-wire in extending its domination of Cleveland.

Backup point guard Nate Robinson added 16 points and 12 assists and Luol Deng chipped in 14 points as the Bulls extended their winning streak over the Cavaliers to eight games.

Chicago shot a blistering 63.8 percent (44 of 69) for the game and hit 14 of its first 19 shots from the field in its fourth consecutive blowout of Cleveland, which was denied in its bid to win its first two games for the first time since the 2006-07 season.

Kyrie Irving scored 15 points and was joined in double figures by Anderson Varejao and Alonzo Gee with 12 points apiece for the Cavaliers, who were 14 of 27 from the free-throw line.

The Bulls took command in the final 4 1/2 minutes of the opening quarter, getting seven points from Deng in an 11-1 spurt to take a 32-16 lead. Robinson pumped in 12 points in the second quarter and Chicago led by as many as 28 points en route to a 60-35 advantage at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Bulls have beaten the Cavaliers by an average of 30.3 points in their last four meetings dating to last season and continued their habit of starting fast against Cleveland, putting up at least 30 first-quarter points for the third time in those four matchups. ... Hamilton had his second straight 19-point game, scoring 14 in the third quarter. ... The Cavaliers have surrendered an average of 112 points to the Bulls since the start of the 2011-12 season.
Top Game Performances
 
Chicago   Cleveland
Carlos Boozer 19 Scoring Kyrie Irving 15
Nate Robinson 12 Assists Donald Sloan 5
Carlos Boozer 7 Rebounds Samardo Samuels 5
Carlos Boozer 5 Free Throws Made Kyrie Irving 3
Joakim Noah 2 Steals Tyler Zeller 2
Luol Deng 2 Blocks Dion Waiters 1
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 115 63.8 4-10 23-30 34 41 4 7 17
Cleveland 86 40.5 8-20 14-27 23 33 1 7 17
Upcoming Games
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Bulls have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.