CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Dion Waiters scored 18 points while Anderson Varejao added eight points and nine rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 86-83 in an exhibition game at the Assembly Hall on Friday night.
The Cavaliers took the lead 16-15 at the end of the first quarter and never gave it up.
Trailing 50-29 at the half, the Bulls opened the third quarter with a 15-0 run. The Bulls outscored the Cavaliers 32-13 in the quarter, closing the gap to 63-61.
The Bulls played without star point guard Derrick Rose, recovering from surgery on his torn ACL during the 2012 playoffs.
Tyler Zeller scored 10 points for the Cavaliers, while Omri Casspi, C.J. Miles and Luke Harangody got nine each. Kirk Hinrich scored 14 points, had eight assists and grabbed four rebounds for the Bulls.
Mike Miller doesn't deny on the Dan Le Batard Show that he knew LeBron James was going to sign with the Cavaliers before Pat Riley found out.
Mike Miller remembers the pressure that was on the 2011-12 Miami Heat to win the NBA championship.
Dan Le Batard criticizes Pacers president Larry Bird for publicly saying Frank Vogel pleaded with him to remain as coach of the Pacers.