Inside the Game: Chicago 107, Cleveland 96

Being that I am currently stationed in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan I rarely get to see Cavs games unless they are nationally televised. Tonight, I was not a fan of national television.

Bulls 107, Cavs 96. Some things you may have missed, peppered with my own two cents:

— Ben Wallace and Anderson Varejao combining for 56 minutes, 6 points, 20 rebounds. Joakim Noah: 32 minutes, 13 points, 20 rebounds. That is simply unacceptable. There is no reason that anyone on the Bulls should have the same rebounding numbers and Wallace and Andy, especially Noah. These guys should also be splitting minutes, not sharing the floor.

— In the second half, the Cavs allowed the Bulls to go on unanswered scoring streaks of 17, 14, and 9 points. First of all, it must just have been the Bulls night, because they are one of the worst shooting teams in the NBA. That being said, the Cavs cannot go on droughts like this against the top-tier competition in the East, thats pretty much a given. Third of all, allowing teams to go on two unanswered scoring runs that are greater than the margin of victory– WHEN THAT MARGIN OF VICTORY IS OVER TEN. Is borderline pathetic.

— I can’t figure out Damon Jones to save my life. He hits on a gigantic four point play that Pull the Cavs within single digits at the nine minute mark in the fourth, and then doesn’t take another shot in the next three minutes, when Mike Brown pulls him out for the remainder of the game. This guy only keeps shooting when he misses, I guess in an attempt to get his numbers up, but when he makes big plays, he’s content with that being the end of his night. We can’t get rid of him soon enough.

— I don’t care how bad the Bulls are, any team that plays Aaron Gray double digit minutes should be kicked out of the Association. The Tyrus Thomas suspension is no excuse.

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