(Herm Edwards voice:) WE CAN BUILD ON THIS!!! (Maybe.)
“The Cavaliers will use Wednesday’s 88-83 loss to the Chicago Bulls as a stepping stone toward securing a win that has eluded them for six games, a stretch of futility that the franchise hasn’t endured since 2007. The loss was the first time in five games that the Cavaliers have contended down the stretch, the first time they have held an opponent to less than 100 points in that same span.” [Jodie Valade]
“The Bulls played a terrible brand of basketball offensively, couldn’t hit their free throws, and threw the ball all over the court in such a fashion that the 16 turnovers doesn’t give justice to how bad it was at times.
However, in the end, we have Derrick Rose, and they no longer have LeBron James.” [Doug Thonus]
“‘We didn’t get the outcome that we were looking for, but that’s something to build on, because I thought our guys played hard for the first time in a while,’ said Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott.” [Richard Bauer]
“The Chicago Bulls did to them what the Cavs used to do to so many teams. They showed up and played defense. The smothering, suffocating type of defense that resulted in the Bulls’ 88-83 victory on Wednesday night. The Cavs have now lost six in a row, but this one didn’t sting quite as badly.” [Jason Lloyd]
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