The Cleveland Cavaliers stuck with the Chicago Bulls for a quarter on Friday night, but Chicago's superior talent would eventually realize itself in a 102-91 win. The win lifts the Bulls to 30-8, while Cleveland falls to 13-21.
Five Chicago players reached double-figures, led by a huge night from Luol Deng. Deng finished with 24 points and six rebounds on 9-of-14 shooting. Derrick Rose also did his thing, ending with a fina line of 19 points, nine assists, and three steals. Ronnie Brewer came off the bench to score 13 for Chicago. Joakim Noah also had 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
The Cavs, who were playing without star rookie Kyrie Irving and forward Anderson Varejao, were led by Antawn Jamison, who had 22 points. Ramon Sessions had 16 points and seven assists in the loss.