Box Score: Cavs 86, Bulls 83

A very impressive first half turned into a way-too-close finish at the University of Illinois tonight for the Cavs in their second preseason game.

Dion Waiters was the team’s leading scorer, finishing 7-for-12 from the field for 18 points. He looked much more impressive in this contest, especially in that first half, where he led the way along with fellow rookie Tyler Zeller (10 points on 4 field goal attempts).

Notably, the Cavs bench way out-performed the Bulls second unit throughout this contest. Lots of positives for the team moving forward from this one.

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 27 23 13 23 86
CHI 19 10 32 22 83
Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
K. Irving G 26:07 2-15 0-3 4-6 -10 2 2 0 2 1 0 3 1 8
C.J. Miles G 20:35 3-9 1-4 2-2 -3 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 3 9
A. Varejao C 25:14 3-8 0-0 2-4 +7 4 10 3 0 1 1 1 2 8
A. Gee F 25:25 1-3 0-0 0-0 -8 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 2 2
T. Thompson F 18:55 2-4 0-0 0-1 -2 1 3 0 5 0 1 1 3 4
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 30-73 10-20 16-24 10 34 17 24 10 3 9 28 86
Percentages .411 .500 .667 Team Rebounds: 15
D. Waiters 26:51 7-12 4-4 0-0 +6 0 1 3 4 0 0 2 4 18
T. Zeller 25:30 3-4 0-0 4-6 -1 1 4 3 2 1 1 0 4 10
O. Casspi 22:35 3-5 3-5 0-0 +11 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 9
D. Gibson 22:27 2-8 1-3 1-1 +13 0 2 4 3 2 0 1 5 6
S. Samuels 17:05 1-2 0-0 1-2 -12 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 2 3
L. Harangody 9:16 3-3 1-1 2-2 +14 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 9
K. Anderson DNP – Coach’s Decision
K. Azubuike DNP – Coach’s Decision
M. Eric DNP – Coach’s Decision
J. Holiday DNP – Coach’s Decision
K. Jones DNP – Coach’s Decision
J. Leuer DNP – Coach’s Decision
J. Pargo DNP – Coach’s Decision
D. Sloan DNP – Coach’s Decision
L. Walton DNP – Coach’s Decision

Chicago Chicago

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
K. Hinrich G 27:00 6-12 1-5 1-1 +13 2 4 8 4 1 2 1 4 14
R. Hamilton G 24:25 4-10 0-0 2-3 +19 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 4 10
J. Noah C 21:34 1-2 0-0 2-4 -2 3 8 2 3 0 2 0 4 4
C. Boozer F 19:32 5-11 0-0 0-2 +4 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 10
L. Deng F 18:40 2-6 0-3 0-0 +1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 30-86 1-19 22-29 24 53 17 22 11 9 3 28 83
Percentages .349 .053 .759 Team Rebounds: 12
N. Mohammed 26:26 2-7 0-0 0-0 -1 7 11 0 0 0 1 1 3 4
J. Butler 26:02 2-7 0-3 5-6 -1 3 7 2 2 2 1 0 2 9
M. Belinelli 23:35 2-6 0-3 4-4 -22 3 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 8
T. Gibson 18:48 4-8 0-0 4-4 -4 4 7 0 4 2 2 0 3 12
N. Robinson 16:28 1-11 0-4 3-3 -8 1 3 2 4 2 0 0 0 5
V. Radmanovic 9:40 1-2 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 2
M. Teague 4:32 0-3 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Emmett 3:18 0-1 0-0 1-2 -3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
R. Allen DNP – Coach’s Decision
K. Fesenko DNP – Coach’s Decision
M. Jaric DNP – Coach’s Decision
D. Rose DNP – Coach’s Decision
  • Lunch

    Better. Much better, Dion. :)

  • BisonDeleSightings

    Did Waiters and Irving switch bodies?

  • Lyon25

    Seems like a lot of DNP for a preseason game.

  • Wow

    How nice of Coach to actually let his rookie get game time.

  • gruvedaddy

    Hopefully Dion will continue to accept what coach Scott tells him to do. Glad to see improvement in this game from a number of players.

  • BROSEPH

    Two of those DNP aren’t even on the team anymore. Coaches don’t want to play 18 players and get them all quality minutes. So they let half the borderline players play one game and the other game the others will play.