Boozer, Bulls pound Cavs

9:08 PM, Nov 2, 2012   |    comments
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Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Carlos Boozer had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Chicago thumped Cleveland, 115-86, at Quicken Loans Arena.

Richard Hamilton posted 19 points, Nate Robinson gave 16 points and 12 assists off the bench while Luol Deng added 14 points and five boards for the Bulls, who were coming off a season-opening win at home against Sacramento. They have beaten the Cavaliers nine straight times.

Kyrie Irving scored 15 points while Alonzo Gee and Anderson Varejao each added 12 for the Cavaliers, who opened their season on Tuesday with a win over Washington.

The Bulls led from start to finish as they got the first seven points of the game, capped by a Hamilton 3-point play less than two minutes in.

A Dion Waiters 3-pointer a few minutes later cut the Cavaliers' deficit to 11-10, but that was as close as it got. Chicago later scored nine straight points to help the team take a 32-16 lead into the second quarter.

Chicago continued to pour it on in the second stanza as the team scored the first seven points for a 23-point lead and it reached as much as 28 before a Gee 3-pointer at the buzzer made it 60-35 at the break.

Chicago's lead never fell below 22 points in the third quarter as the team took an 83-56 lead into the final stanza and cruised the rest of the way.

Game Notes

The Bulls shot a blistering 63.8 percent (44-for-69) while holding the Cavaliers to just 40.5 percent (32-for-79) from the floor ... Chicago hosts New Orleans on Saturday ... Cleveland starts a season-high six-game road trip in Milwaukee on Saturday.

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