In Game 2, the Cavaliers got off to a hot start,
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.