Bobby Portis and Doug McDermott led the way as the Chicago Bulls hammered the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-73 on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Portis had 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the floor with a game-high 10 rebounds and two blocks while McDermott totaled 16 points on 50 percent shooting with five rebounds and two assists.
Vander Blue and Tyrus McGee also made big contributions for Chicago in the win. Blue finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists while McGee registered 14 points on the strength of a 4-for-5 shooting night from beyond the arc to go along with three assists and two boards.
D.J. Seeley and Quinn Cook carried the offensive load for Cleveland in the loss. Seeley had 16 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals while Cook added 10 points on 5-for-11 shooting from the floor. He added four rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Keifer Sykes and Jerrelle Benimon also had some nice moments as the Cavaliers fell to 1-3. Sykes had nine points on 4-for-6 shooting from the floor with four rebounds while Benimon chipped in with six points, eight rebounds and an assist.
Even though the Cavaliers got beat handily, Tyler Haws had a very solid offensive performance. He got his most minutes of the summer without Joe Harris in the lineup and took advantage with nine points on 4-for-8 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-2 from beyond the arc. He added three rebounds, two on the offensive end as well as an assist in 20:27.
Haws did most of his damage in the second quarter when he scored seven straight points to try to keep Cleveland in the game. He started it off with a pull up jumper to cut the deficit to nine. Following six straight points by the Bulls to push the lead to 15, he scored baskets on back-to-back possessions, including a 3-point shot on an assist from Cook. Haws scored his last bucket on a jumper early in the fourth quarter that trimmed the Bulls lead to 11.
So far in Las Vegas, Haws is averaged 7.5 points on 62.5 percent shooting from the floor, including 85.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free-throw line to go along with a rebound in 13.5 minutes per game.
Haws and the Cavaliers have Thursday off before they are back on the floor on Friday.