Lebron James’ Homecoming: Game Recap
One of the most anticipated games of the NBA preseason took place last night as LeBron James played for the first time in since returning to Cleveland in front of the home crowd against their biggest rivals for Eastern Conference supremacy, the Chicago Bulls. “The excitement was there from the time we walked in the building,” Lebron said. “It was a school night; we had a lot of kids, a lot of college kids here. That shows the support there is. The least we can do is try and put on a show.”
While it was homecoming for James, the team’s star point guards stole the show, as Derrick Rose showed everyone that he is well on his way back to MVP form after several knee injuries robbed him of the past 2 season, while Kyrie Irving showed that he is well on his way to becoming one of the premier guards in the league. Irving finished with 28 points and 7 assists, while Rose dropped 30 in just 24 minutes of playing time. Meanwhile, James had 18 points in 31 minutes before exiting the game with 6:29 to go, and the Cavs up 92-81. Cleveland would go on to win the game 107-98.
Cleveland’s other big offseason acquisition, Kevin Love, chipped in 9 points and 13 rebounds in the win. The newly formed big 3 of James, Irving and Love have played together just twice in 6 preseason games thus far. Cleveland will play its final preseason game on Wednesday against Memphis, while the Bulls wrap up their exhibition schedule on Friday against the Timberwolves.
Tommy Messina | News Cult