CLEVELAND - It's safe to say that halfway through the regular season, neither supposed Eastern Conference power -- Cleveland or Chicago -- is where it envisioned it would be.
Though their offense has remained constant most of the year, the Bulls understand the key to breaking out of their most recent slump will come on the defensive end.
I have to admit: Before the season began I had the Atlanta Hawks penciled in as the No. 7 seed, at best, in the Eastern Conference.
Remember when basketball writers around the country were bemoaning the lack of big-name talent on the U.S. World Cup team this summer?
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.