The Cavaliers looking to avoid going down 0-2 in the series with Chicago after falling to the Bulls 99-92 in Game 1.
The Cavaliers got off to a hot start. Iman Shumpert set the pace and gave the Cavs momentum by getting a steal then knocking down the 3-ball. The Cavaliers would jump to a 13-2 lead in the first 4 minutes of the game.
Shumpert starting in place of J.R. Smith, who is serving his last game of a two-game suspension, continued his hot streak and knocked down his first 3 point attempts. Shumpert finished the first quarter with 10 points.
LeBron James was off to a quick start, as well. He finished the first quarter with 14 points. The Cavaliers finished the first quarter leading 38-18 and shooting 65% while the Bulls shot 33% from the field. The Cavs shot an outstanding 83% from the 3-point arc.
James sat for the first 4 and a half minutes in the second quarter. The Cavaliers jumped to their biggest lead of 21 at that point, while James was resting on the bench.
The Cavaliers follow up a 38 point first quarter with a 26 point second quarter. The Cavaliers' largest lead in the first half would be 23 points. James finished off a monster first half with 22 points. The Cavaliers shot 49% from the field, the Bulls shot 41% from the field.
Cavaliers halftime stats:
LeBron James - 22 points
Kyrie Irving - 11 points
Iman Shumpert - 13 points