Both on and off the floor, the Cavs bench shined again tonight. From dance moves to spin moves the Wine and Gold reserves played stylish basketball and contributed 40 points of offense to the 101-87 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Earlier in the day, King James was crowned the Eastern Conference Player of the Month. Through the month of November, TheBron averaged 29.2 points on 52.3% shooting, 6.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists in almost 40 minutes per game leading his team to a 13-5 start to the season.
On Friday night, LeBron and Company showed flashes of last year’s fun-spirited squad and danced their way to a fourteen point advantage. The King busted out all his (dance) moves in a 23 point and 11 assist night to lead the Wine and Gold to their 11th win in 13 games.
After Jamario Moon’s alley-oop early in the fourth, James and rookie Danny Green bounced out of their chairs and danced on the sideline. When he returned to the game moments later, James busted out another move after being fouled and Bulls center Joakim Noah took exception. After jawing back-and-forth with James on the free throw line, the “Golden Boy” was slapped with a technical foul for approaching Noah and the Chicago bench.
Cleveland posted a 29 – 15 third quarter run to put the game out of reach for the undermanned Bulls.
Anderson Varejao recorded 10 points and 5 rebounds off the pine and helped the Cavs gain an 18 point advantage during his 29 minutes in the game. Boobie Gibson was 7 of 9 from the field in a 15 point performance while Big Zydrunas Ilgauskas posted another solid 9 point and 7 rebound contest.
Cleveland will return to the floor on Sunday afternoon for a 2 pm tip-off in a division matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. Tune in to the Wine and Gold podcast with Glenn and Brendan an hour before game time for pregame news and notes.