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Cavaliers even series with 106-91 victory over the Bulls

Cavaliers defeat Bulls in Game 2. (Source: WOIO) Cavaliers defeat Bulls in Game 2. (Source: WOIO)

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Chicago Bulls 106-91 to even the series at 1-1. The Bulls took Game 1 with a 98-90 victory.

In Game 2, 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 from Game 1 and knocked down his first three, three 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.

In the third quarter, the Bulls came roaring back, they went on a 14-0 run early on in the third, getting within 11 points of the Cavs. Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert also left the game in the third quarter with a left groin strain, he would return to the game in the fourth quarter and would finish the game with 15 points. The Cavaliers would hold off the Bulls run and finished the quarter up 16-points, 87-71. 

In the fourth quarter it was all Cavaliers, they regained their 20+ point lead late in the game and Tristan Thompson's rebounds helped close out the game down the stretch. LeBron James led the game in points with 33, he also contributed 8 rebounds. Kyrie Irving started off slow, but finished the game with 21 points and 3 assists. James Jones found his shot in Game 2, he made 6 of his 10 three pointers and had 17 points. 

The Cavaliers even the series at 1-game a piece and will travel to Chicago for the next two games, Game 3 will take place on Friday at 8 p.m. and Game 4 takes place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. 

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