The Chicago Bulls won their 19th game of the season, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-92 at the United Center.
Coming into the game, the Bulls had actually been struggling at home, and a loss to the lowly Cavs would have dropped Chicago's home record to a disappointing 9-9. It wasn't to be, though, as the Bulls crashed the boards and dominated the paint en route to the decisive 26-point victory.
The win was the Bulls' third victory against the Cavs this year and their 11th straight overall.
Carlos Boozer stayed hot for Chicago, leading the team with 24 points. And as usual, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson punished a shorthanded Cleveland front line that was missing Anderson Varejao for the 10th straight game.
The bench was brilliant, the bigs outrebounded the Cavs 47-31 and a handful of Bulls guards combined to hold Kyrie Irving to 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting.
There was a lot to like about the Bulls in this one, and there are plenty of well-earned high grades to dole out after an excellent effort.