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DeRozan’s Heroics Propel Bulls to Double-Overtime Victory Over Cavaliers

In Chicago, DeMar DeRozan’s clutch shooting and Andre Drummond’s dominance on the boards propelled the Bulls past one of the Eastern Conference’s top teams. DeRozan’s 35-point performance, combined with Drummond’s 26 rebounds, propelled Chicago to a hard-fought 132-123 double-overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

DeRozan came up big with 16 points during the extra periods, helping the Bulls recover from a defeat against Detroit the previous night. Nikola Vucevic contributed 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Ayo Dosunmu added 21 points. Drummond not only contributed 17 points but also played a crucial role in the Bulls setting an NBA season-high with 74 rebounds.

Reflecting on the win, Drummond emphasized the team’s resilience, acknowledging a lapse in the previous game against Detroit but highlighting their readiness against a formidable opponent like Cleveland.

The Cavaliers, fresh off a thrilling win against Dallas, couldn’t capitalize on their momentum despite solid performances from Evan Mobley, Darius Garland, and Donovan Mitchell. Mobley noted the missed opportunities and the need to learn from the defeat.

DeRozan’s missed jumper at the end of regulation sent the game into overtime, where he redeemed himself with crucial free throws and key plays in the second extra period to secure the win for the Bulls.

Despite trailing by 11 points in the fourth quarter, Chicago rallied back, with Vucevic and Mitchell exchanging pivotal shots down the stretch.

The absence of guard Alex Caruso due to injury added to the Bulls’ challenges, with uncertainty surrounding his return timeline. Coach Billy Donovan indicated that Caruso’s recovery would depend on how he responds to treatment received.

Yachiga Tavershima
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