The blueprint for the Cavaliers’ overtime win on Friday night against the Bulls was laid out by first-year coach David Blatt at an emotional team meeting earlier in the day.
After the Cavaliers’ season-opening loss on Thursday, LeBron James said he was relieved his second Cleveland debut was over so that he could get back to “regular basketball.”
“Everybody can breathe.”
It wasn’t Kirk Hinrich’s first time filling in for an injured Derrick Rose, but it was his most impressive.
Playing at Madison Square Garden and hosting LeBron James and his latest assembled “Big Three,” that’s how the Bulls were slated to begin their promising season.