LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers just might be at their lowest point since the King came home three years ago. Either way, they’ll have to do better than this if they’re going to be crowned again.
Nikola Mirotic tied season highs with 28 points and six 3-pointers, Jimmy Butler scored 25, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Cavaliers 99-93 Thursday on a night when James moved into seventh place on the NBA’s career scoring list.
James passed Shaquille O’Neal, finishing with 26 points. That gave him 28,599 for his career – three more than O’Neal. But the big night by the four-time MVP couldn’t prevent the Cavaliers from matching a season high with their third straight loss.
Detroit Pistons 90:89 Brooklyn Nets
Chicago Bulls 99:93 Cleveland Cavaliers
Minnesota Timberwolves 119:104 Loas Angeles Lakers
Phoenix Suns 118:124 Los Angeles Clippers
Portland Trail Blazers 117: 107 Houston Rockets