Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 97, Cleveland Cavaliers 95

Game 1: Chicago Bulls (1-0) defeat Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1), 97-95

October 27, 2015


Quick Take

The Cavaliers caught up with the Bulls, who held a double-digit lead, at the end of the game. Kevin Love made back-to-back threes in the last minute of the game to bring the Cavaliers within two points of a tie game, 97-95. The Cavaliers had the ball with 10 seconds left, but Pau Gasol blocked LeBron James’ layup attempt into the crowd. Then, Jimmy Butler showed off his defensive prowess, stealing the ball from the Cavaliers on their last possession, their last chance to tie the game.


Player of the Game

Derrick Rose
In just his second game back after fracturing his left orbital bone at the start of the month, Rose put up 18 points, a rebound, five assists and a steal. He also proved he wasn’t afraid to go attack the paint, as he played aggressively on the offensive end and didn’t settle for too many jumpers.


Matchup of the Game Result

Jimmy Butler versus LeBron James
Butler had 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting and added five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 37 minutes. James led the Cavaliers with a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds to go along with five assists and a steal.


Looking Forward

The Bulls play again Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. central to face the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn, New York.


Ashley is the owner/editor of The Bulls Charge. Follow her on Twitter at @wijangco12.


Ashley Wijangco

<p>Ashley Wijangco is the owner and editor of The Bulls Charge. She is currently a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in news-editorial journalism, minoring in public relations, and earning a SportMedia certificate with the hopes of becoming a professional sports writer or a sports media professional.<br />  <br /> Born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ashley grew up as a Bulls fan, eventually becoming a die-hard fan. Her passion for the team then inspired her to pursue a career in sports media, an area she has been involved with since 2012 when she began writing and live-tweeting games for FanSided’s Bulls site, Pippen Ain’t Easy. She is also Kirk Hinrich’s biggest fan and refuses to stop supporting him no matter how unproductive he has become.<br />  <br /> Aside from The Bulls Charge, Ashley is also the co-editor-in-chief for Illio, her school’s yearbook and a columnist at Hoops Addict, a basketball website.</p>

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