Cavs(40-17) vs Bulls(30-29)
Cavs nearly lost a game when LeBron James didn''t play a game. LeBron was absent in a game due to strep throat. For Chicago Bulls Michael Carter-Williams didn't make the trip from Chicago.
Cavs started a game with Channing Fyre's 3-pointer.5:33 remaining in 1st quarter , Wade drives and finished a layup , 2 points lead for Bulls. Mirotic made 3-pointer at a last second of 1st quarter and gave 3 points lead to Bulls.
In 2nd quarter 9:01 remaining , James Jones' 3-pointer levelled a game with 30-30 points. Jones made another 3 pointer and one layup shot. He made 8 consecutive points for Cavs. William made a cutting dunk , What a rim Hammer by William , Assisted by Felder. 5:22 remaining in quarter Payne made 3-pointer tied a game with 42 points. 3:50 remaining Irving jumper gave 1 point lead to Cavs. 2:30 remaining , Jeffereson made driving dunk shot , assisted by Frye. Wade made 3 points and cut a lead to 1 point after first half. Wade scored 14 points in first half. For Cavs Irving made 14 points. Cleveland got 1 point lead after first half.
Korver made 11 points while Jones made 8 points for Cavs in second quarter.
3rd quarter , 9:16 remaining Irving scored on jump shot , assisted by Thompson. Cavs got 6 points lead. 7:02 remaining in quarter, Wade gave a long pass to Portis , Portis made a running dunk shot , 2 points lead for Bulls. Bulls made 11-0 run in last 2:50 minutes. 5:04 remaining Butler made 2 consecutive 3-pointer which gave 9 points lead to Cavs. Bulls got 13 points lead outscoring Cavs 34-20.
Bulls also took a last quarter of a game with 28-23. Bulls won a game with a huge margin of 18 points.
With four 3-pointers, Korver passed Vince Carter (2,011 3s) and Jamal Crawford (2,013 3s) and climbed into fifth place in league history. He took a hard fall with 2:59 left in the game and walked to the locker room under his own power, but with a limp. Korver said after the game his right knee was structurally sound and he suffered a bruise on the fall.
Kyle Korver is now 5th in the NBA's All Time 3PT made.
Now Cavs will face Milwakee Bucks. Chicago Bulls will face Denver Nuggets.
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