Just finished watching Cleveland beat Chicago. Good game. It came down to the wire, and Chicago missed 3 straight shots at point blank range on their last chance to win it. Anyone watching just that sequence might wonder how in the heck Chicago all the sudden could not make a shot like that. The answer is simple. Bynum had blocked 5 shots already in the game, to go along with his 20 points and 10 rebounds - despite really not being in any kind of game shape - as well as altering many more shots. Chicago was playing one eye on the hoop, and another eye searching for where Bynum and his mighty swatting hand was. Bynum looked exhausted at times, and only time will tell if he can come back and play another game like that anytime soon or need to go to intensive care for a week instead. But Bynum scored in a variety of ways, played great defense, and it was flat out fun to watch the offense go thru the guy. Bynum is a willing, and very capable passer. You add Irving to the mix, and hey, the moment Chicago would put all their defensive effort toward stopping Bynum, Irving swoops in and lays the ball in. Quick guy. Chicago has a lot of talent. They were forced to take a lot of contested shots, and they kept hitting them to stay in the game. Deng got out of his slump shooting 3's, hitting one with a minute left in the game to cut the lead from 7 to 4. Good clutch make. Just not quite enough to win this one. PS, I was rooting for Cleveland, as Cleveland is one of the teams I am following this season on NBA League Pass. Hard decision to choose Cleveland as one of the teams I follow, but other than Mophead coming off the bench for them, Cleveland is a totally different team these days. Yeah, I have rooted against Cleveland since forever now (the whole 90's especially) but they are in our division, and they have a couple of pretty interesting players to watch.