Cavaliers-Bulls Game Two: Three Things to Watch For in the Second Half

April 19th, 2010 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »
After 24 minutes of basketball, I can honestly say I'm disgusted with the play of the Cleveland Cavaliers to this point.

The Cavaliers are allowing the smaller and not-as-deep Chicago Bulls to out-work and hustle them thus far in Game Two of the playoff series.

At the half the Cavaliers are winning 52-50, and they should thank the hot shooting of LeBron James for that lead.

As the game progresses, there are three things that fans should pay close attention to in the second half:


The Interior Defense of the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James has looked disgusted with the Cavaliers defense at times, and he has a good reason to be.

Players are not rotating and playing good help defense, which in turn is allowing Derrick Rose and Luol Deng to get open lay-ups in transition.

Furthermore, the Bulls are crushing the Cavaliers on the offensive glass.  They currently hold a 8-1 offensive rebounding lead, which means that guys like Joakim Noah and Brad Miller are getting way too many second chance points in this game.


Derrick Rose Is heating up


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