Feeling better than he has all season physically, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have found a groove and their winning ways once again.
LBJ led the Cavs to a 108-94 victory Monday night against the visiting (and short-handed) Chicago Bulls, pouring in 26 points and grabbing five boards.
It was an all-around effort for Cleveland, as five players scored in double-figures.
Per the Akron Beacon Journal:
LeBron James scored 26 points, Kevin Love had 16 points and 12 rebounds and all five Cavs starters scored in double figures. Love, Timofey Mozgov (15 points, 15 rebounds) and Kyrie Irving (18 points, 12 assists) all had double-doubles as the Cavs won their third straight.
“We wanted to come home and show that we had actually moved from one point to the next in a positive direction,” Cavs coach David Blatt said. “We have a long way to go, but we feel the ship is sailing in the right direction in every respect.”
These were supposed to be the top two teams in the East this season. Instead, they entered as the fourth (Bulls) and sixth (Cavs) seeded teams in the East. Both have had their problems of late — the Bulls have lost four of their last five and the Cavs still have the scars from dropping 9-of-10 recently. But the Cavs appear much closer to pulling out of it. They’re now 3-1 since James returned from his two-week layoff to rest an injured knee and back. […] “I feel good. It’s the best I’ve felt all year,” James said. “I just want it to continue and keep riding this wave.”