The Chicago Bulls finished off their season in style with a 107-75 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. The win gives Chicago a 50-16 record during the lockout-abbreviated regular season, guaranteeing that the Bulls will at least have a share of the NBA regular season title.
Chicago dominated on Thursday night even while resting Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kyle Korver, beating the Cavaliers in nearly every facet of the game. The Bulls shot 53 percent from the field while limiting the Cavs to making just 32 percent of their shots, and had a huge 60-38 advantage on rebounds.
John Lucas III led the Bulls in scoring with 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting, plus five other players scored in double-figures for Chicago. Both Joakim Noah (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Taj Gibson (10 points, 12 rebounds) put up double-doubles in the winning effort. Tristian Thompson led Cleveland with 13 points and 12 rebounds.