James rediscovers touch to lead Cavaliers over Bulls in overtime詹姆斯重新發現觸摸帶領騎士隊在公牛隊在加時賽
辛里奇＃的克里夫蘭騎士隊爭奪球在芝加哥聯合中心上週五，10月31日法新社芝加哥公牛隊和勒布朗 - 詹姆斯＃23 12
November 2, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
“We took two steps forward tonight,” said James. “We have an opportunity to be very good and tonight was an example of how good we can be.”
Thursday's loss to the New York Knicks surely wasn't the season-opener James was hoping for but that was all forgotten Friday at the United Center as the four-time most valuable player also had eight rebounds in the Cavaliers' first win of the young NBA season.
CHICAGO--LeBron James bounced back from a sub-par performance in his Cleveland homecoming the night before to score 36 points as the Cavaliers defeated Chicago 114-108 in overtime on Friday.
It was a far cry from his 17 points, eight turnovers against the Knicks. That marked the first time in his career that he had at least eight turnovers, fewer than 20 points and fewer than five assists.
James was also much more active with the ball against the Bulls, driving 18 times to the basket compared to just four drives on Thursday.
“The good thing about our sport is you're able to do better the next night very fast,” James said. “Obviously I'd be very upset with myself if I was a ballplayer that got one game a week. We have the opportunity to go out and perform better the next night.”
Tristan Thompson finished with 16 points with 13 rebounds and Kevin Love had a 16-point, 16-rebound double-double for Cleveland, who were 2-8 over their last 10 in Chicago. Thompson had a dozen offensive rebounds.
Kyrie Irving had 23 points in the win.
Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich each scored 20 points for the Bulls, but Rose left the game late in the third with a sprained left ankle and did not return.
Pau Gasol scored 15 points with nine boards and Mike Dunleavy added 14 points on Friday for the Bulls who opened their season with a 104-80 win over the Knicks on Wednesday.
“Of course, my ankle is throbbing a little bit right now, but it comes with just playing basketball,” said Rose. “I'm just happy that it's not that serious.”The fact that Rose couldn't finish the contest is especially troubling for Chicago as the former MVP has played less than a dozen regular season games in the past two seasons.
Rose said he would try to play the Bulls' next game.
“I guess the gods are testing me. I think I stepped on somebody's foot. It is not like I tore a ligament or something, just sprained my ankle,” he said.
Chicago had to play without Jimmy Butler who missed his second straight game to begin the season with a thumb injury.
芝加哥 - 勒布朗·詹姆斯反彈從他的克利夫蘭衣錦還鄉一個低於標準桿的性能回來的前一天晚上的得分36分的騎士隊擊敗芝加哥114-108在加時賽週五。
特里斯坦 - 湯普森完成了16分13個籃板，凱文 - 樂福有16分和16個籃板的兩雙騎士，誰在芝加哥的最後10人2-8。湯普森有十幾個進攻籃板。
凱里 - 歐文在贏了23分。
德里克 - 羅斯和辛里奇各得20分，公牛隊，但羅斯離開了遊戲後期，第三帶扭傷了左腳踝並沒有返回。
保羅 - 加索爾拿下了15分9板和邁克 - 鄧利維得到14分，週五是誰開的季節以104-80擊敗尼克斯隊週三公牛。