James On Court for Victory
LeBron James only stayed on the floor as long as needed. Â Â James, accused of quitting on his team too early in his previous game, scored 19 points with a season-high 12 assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Chicago Bulls 113-94.
Drew Gooden added 20 points in three quarters, Anderson Varejao had a career-high 15 and Sasha Pavlovic 16 points in a season-high 25 minutes for the Cavaliers, whose bench went 21of30 from the field and helped Cleveland bounce back from an overtime loss on Tuesday to the Atlanta Hawks.
Following that game, James took some heat for walking off the court while there was still about 10 seconds left on the clock. The Cavaliers were down by nine points at that point, but that didn’t seem to matter to critics who felt James should have played until the final horn.