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Bulls vs. Cavs: Cleveland loses 115-86 to Chicago

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost 115-86 the Chicago Bulls on Friday night in a divisional matchup.

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Bulls beat Cavs 115-86

The Chicago Bulls improved to 2-0 on the season with a 115--86 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday.

Cleveland was led by Kyrie Irving, who had 15 points. Irving struggled shooting the ball, however, shooting just 6-for-15. He had turnover problems in the first half, committing four, but didn't have any in the second half.

Alonzo Gee and Anderson Varejao each scored 12 points for the Cavs. Cleveland is now 1-1 on the season after the loss.

Cleveland shot just 40 percent for the game.

Chicago was led by guard Nate Robinson, who scored 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting with 12 assists off the bench. Robinson was one of five Bulls in double figures. Carlos Boozer andRichard Hamilton each had 19 points, Luol Deng scored 14 points and Joakim Noahscored 10. The Bulls built a 60-35 halftime lead and out-scored Cleveland in all four quarters.

The Bulls shot 64 percent for the game and 40 percent from 3-point range.

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Irving, Cavs struggle in first half vs. Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have used 67 percent first half shooting to take a 60-35 halftime lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday as they try to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Kyrie Irving has 11 points on 4-for-10 shooting, but he's turned the ball over four times and has just one assist.The Cavs are shooting just 30 percent.

Cleveland trailed 60-32 with six seconds remaining in the half, but Alonzo Gee hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to cut the lead to 25. Gee has 10 points in the first half.

Former Cav Carlos Boozer is 5-for-6 shooting for 12 points with three rebounds and four assists to lead Chicago. Two other Bulls are in double figures. Luol Deng has 11 points and four rebounds and guard Nate Robinson has scored 11 points off the bench. Nine of the 10 Bulls who have seen action have scored. Chicago out-scored Cleveland 32-16 in the first quarter and 28-19 in the second.

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