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March 10, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers outshined by Chicago Bulls

Cavaliers and Bulls regular season game recap

During Tuesday evening’s match, the Cleveland Cavaliers were beat by the Chicago Bulls 103-108 away in Chicago, IL at the United Center. Inactive players for the Cavaliers included Tristan Thompson At the same time, Ryan Arcidiacono was out for the Bulls. With the defeat, the Cavaliers drop to 19-46 in the regular season and to 1-3 against the Bulls in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love added 17 points, albeit he struggled shooting, going 5/16 (31.2%) from the field in 37:16. In addition, Love also got a team-high 8 rebounds and added 7 assists. Collin Sexton got a team-high 26 points, scoring 12/16 (75.0%) from the field in 36:27. In addition to points, Sexton also passed out 5 assists. Matthew Dellavedova scored 8 points in 34:11, scoring 3/3 (100%) from the field. In addition to his points, Dellavedova also dished out a team-high 8 assists. Additional important efforts were achieved by Cedi Osman (who pulled down 6 rebounds),Andre Drummond (who recorded 21 points and managed to pull down 7 rebounds), and Larry Nance Jr. (who boasted 16 points and got 6 assists).

On the Bulls, Shaquille Harrison had 8 points, going 3/7 (42.9%) from the field in 29:41. Harrison also grabbed an important team-high 10 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, and got 3 blocks. Coby White scored a team-high 20 points, scoring 7/17 (41.2%) from the field in 37:57. In addition to points, White also got 5 rebounds and made a team-high 5 assists. Tomas Satoransky got 5 points, although he had trouble shooting, going 2/7 (28.6%) from the field in 28:33. In addition to points, Satoransky also grabbed 8 rebounds and passed out a team-high 5 assists. Other major contributors were Lauri Markkanen (who gained 15 points),Wendell Carter Jr. (who boasted 17 points and had 6 rebounds),Denzel Valentine (who recorded 15 points), Daniel Gafford (who had 3 blocks), and Otto Porter Jr. (who scored 15 points).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter opened unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 5/8 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a vital contributor in this decent start as he scored 7 points on 1/3 shooting (0/2 from deep). In addition to points, Love also had 1 assist, got 1 steal, and got 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton boasted 6 points, got 1 assist, and had 1 steal. The Bulls had little trouble in similar fashion at the start of the period, making 7/13 from the field and 2/6 from deep for a total of 16 points. Shooting Guard Denzel Valentine was a critical contributor in this decent start for the Bulls as he boasted 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from three). Point Guard Coby White was also a crucial player in the beginning of the quarter, scored 5 points while shooting 2/4 (1/3 from the three point mark).In addition to his points, White also had 1 assist and got 1 rebound.

Despite the reasonable start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to wrap up the period, gaining 13 points while going 5/13 from the field and 1/5 from the three point mark. The Bulls also struggled while finishing out the period, boasting 11 points on 5/12 shooting (1/3 from deep). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Bulls by 2 points (29-27). Larry Nance Jr. was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Bulls, Denzel Valentine scored 5 points.

2nd Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 2nd Quarter, recording 4/11 from the field and 0/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 8 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was included in those who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/2 from deep for 2 points. Power Forward Kevin Love gained 2 points, made 1 assist, and managed to grab 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton got 2 points. Point Guard Matthew Dellavedova scored 2 points and made 1 assist. Larry Nance Jr. gained 2 points and pulled down 1 rebound. Conversely, the Bulls performed well at the start of the period, making 6/10 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark for a total of 12 points. Center Wendell Carter Jr. was a valuable player in this good start for the Bulls as he added 6 points on 3/3 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark).

Despite the bad start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers bettered their shooting to round out the quarter, recording 15 points while going 5/8 from the field and 1/1 from the three point mark. The Bulls also faced no issues while closing out the period, boasting 15 points on 5/11 shooting (1/5 from three). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Bulls by 2 points (52-54). Collin Sexton was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Bulls, Coby White scored 9 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter kicked off with no major issues as the Cavaliers went 6/13 from the field and 0/2 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Center Andre Drummond was an important contributor in this good start as he added 7 points on 3/6 shooting (0/0 from deep). In addition, Drummond also got 1 rebound. In comparison, the Bulls struggled in the beginning, shooting 4/10 from the field and 2/3 from the three point mark for a total of 10 points. Shooting Guard Denzel Valentine was among those on the Bulls who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 3 points. Power Forward Lauri Markkanen boasted 3 points and managed to grab 1 rebound. Shooting Guard Denzel Valentine gained 3 points and swiped 1 steal.

Following the solid start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to round off the quarter, boasting 13 points while going 5/10 from the field and 0/2 from deep. The Bulls also had no trouble closing out the period, adding 14 points on 6/12 shooting (2/5 from deep). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers and the Bulls tied up at 78-78. Andre Drummond was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Bulls, Lauri Markkanen scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter started off unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 4/8 from the field and 0/1 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was an important contributor in this principled start as he boasted 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/0 from deep). In addition to points, Sexton also added 1 assist. Comparingly, the Bulls also had little trouble at the start of the quarter, making 6/7 from the field and 2/3 from deep for a total of 16 points. Shooting Guard Denzel Valentine was a crucial contributor in this hot start for the Bulls as he got 3 points on 1/1 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). Valentine also added 1 assist and managed to pull down 1 rebound in addition to points. Otto Porter Jr. was also a major player in the beginning of the quarter, gained 3 points while shooting 1/2 (0/1 from deep).Tomas Satoransky was also a key contributor in the beginning of the quarter, recorded 3 points while shooting 1/1 (1/1 from three).Satoransky also passed out 1 assist in addition to points. Thaddeus Young was also a key player in the beginning of the quarter, gained 3 points while shooting 1/1 (0/0 from three).Young also pulled down 1 rebound in addition to points.

After the dependable start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to finish the period, boasting 16 points while going 6/9 from the field and 4/6 from deep. The Bulls, meanwhile, had problems finishing out the period, boasting 14 points on 3/9 shooting (2/6 from the three point mark). The Cavaliers were defeated by the Bulls 103-108. Collin Sexton was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the Bulls, Otto Porter Jr. scored 6 points.

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