The Cavs scored just 49 points after the first quarter against the NBA's best defense and suffered their worst home loss in franchise history, 114-75 to the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls.
Rose, the league's reigning MVP, missed the game with a toe injury, but the Bulls didn't need him. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 14 rebounds and C.J. Watson had 15 points and seven assists in place of Rose, but the game was won with defense.
Antawn Jamison was 1 of 10 shooting, Daniel Gibson was 2 of 10 and Ramon Sessions was 3 of 12. The Cavs shot just 30 percent for the game and managed just 31 points in the second half.
Anderson Varejao had 14 points and rookie Kyrie Irving had 13 points and three assists, but sat the entire fourth quarter since the game was already out of hand. When Irving left the game in the first quarter, the Cavs were trailing 19-18 with 4:48 left. By the time he returned in the second quarter, the deficit was 10.
The Bulls scored the final nine points of the first quarter, the last 10 of the second and enjoyed a 13-0 run late in the third to put the game out of reach. They led by as many as 42 in the fourth quarter.