Andrew Bynum scored 20 points and recorded 10 rebounds, his 1st double-double of the season, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a close victory over the Chicago Bulls, 97-93. Cleveland (5-12) has won just 2 of its last 10 games.
Bynum finished 8-14 from the field. He tallied 5 blocks and 3 assists as well. Other top contributors for Cleveland included Kyrie Irving with 19 points and 6 assists, and Tristan Thompson with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Luol Deng had another big game for Chicago in the loss, putting up 27 points on 12-20 shooting, including 2-5 from behind the arc. He also recorded 11 assists. Kirk Hinrich added 12 points and 5 rebounds and Carlos Boozer finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
This drops Chicago (7-8) to 1-1 versus Cleveland on the season.
Coming up next, the Cavaliers battle the Denver Nuggets, who are 9-6 on the year. The Bulls go up against the New Orleans Pelicans, currently 7-8 this season.