The Cleveland Cavaliers ended the Chicago Bulls season with a blowout win in game 6 on Thursday night. The 94-73 lopsided win was a rare blowout in a great series that included two buzzer beaters by former league MVP’s Derrick Rose and Lebron James.
The Cavs started the series in the hole 0-1 without suspended, J.R. Smith and all-star forward Kevin Love who is out for the rest of the season.
It is all trivia now for this series as Cleveland heads to the eastern conference finals to face Atlanta or Washington as the next opponent.
The Bulls started well, pushing the ball and getting better shots according to the game plan. Pau Gasol scored eight points in seven minutes in his return from his hamstring injury and the Bulls opened ahead 12-6. The Cavs did lead 33-31 after one, though the Bulls shot 56.5 percent.
Taj Gibson drew three fouls in three first quarter minutes, basically taking him out of the game for the rest of the half as Tristan Thompson went on to 10 first half points.
The 2nd half was all Cleveland as they went on a 20-7 run and never looked back.
LeBron nearly had a triple with 15 points, 11 dimes, and 9 boards. Matthew Dellavedova had 16 points in the 2nd half to help the Cavs pull away for the win.
The future is up in the air for the Bulls. Gasol will be 35 next year, Noah looking for big $ in contract year, Rose still has a couple years left on max deal. Gibson has 2 years as well.
Thibodeau was on the hot seat before he was on the hot seat officially, and it looks like that hot seat will lead to him being fired.