What does work is an affable turn by Meat Loaf as Travis, world's handiest roadie, and Kaki Hunter as the bubbly virginal groupie, Lola.What doesn't work are unmemorable musical performances by Alice Cooper, Blondie, Hank Williams Jr., Asleep at the Wheel, and Roy Orbison.
Last year, the one team the Cavaliers couldn’t solve was the Chicago Bulls, dropping all four contests to their Central Division nemesis.The voluntary lineup change came directly from Dwayne Wade, who talked Tyronn Lue into moving him into the second unit. Swish has had his moments this season, but hasn’t gotten into any real rhythm off the bench – shooting just 33 percent from the floor, just over 15 percent from long-range. Jose Calderon was relatively ineffective in Saturday’s spot-start and Iman Shumpert started the second half in his place – turning in the second-highest scoring total of his career as a Cav, finishing with 21 points on 5-for-6 shooting from beyond the arc.Calderon is listed as the starter for Tuesday night’s matchup, but Coach Lue will reveal his call closer to gametime The Portis-Mirotic incident shook the NBA – and the Bulls organization.Meat Loaf single-handedly saves concerts by Hank Williams Jr.and Roy Orbison (who duet on "The Eyes of Texas") and Blondie (who crank up "Ring of Fire") as well. --Sean Axmaker Having viewed a lot of rock 'n' roll films they don't necessarily have to make sense as long as they stay true to their own skewed logic.Portis gets an extended extension and Mirotic faces over a month of recovery time.
If there’s a silver lining to the story, it’s that the rebuilding Bulls can get a real look at some young players like Paul Zipser, last year’s first rounder Denzel Valentine and this year’s first rounder, Lauri Markkanen. 7 overall out of Arizona as part of the Jimmy Butler deal with Minnesota, looked very good against the Cavaliers in the preseason and has been very impressive in two starts this season – averaging 15.0 points and 10.0 boards.
But that team and the one they’ll face tonight are two markedly different squads.
Despite going to the past three Finals, the Wine & Gold made major offseason overhauls. But the team that took the East’s top seed to six games after losing Rajon Rondo went into straight rebuilding mode – dealing three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler on Draft night and releasing Dwyane Wade earlier this fall.
You can count the Cavalier franchise records that Le Bron James doesn’t own on one hand.
And the one milestone he’s about to reach on Tuesday night is one that’ll make him very proud, while replacing his close friend.
La Marcus Aldridge lit him up for 28 points as San Antonio spoiled Chicago’s home opener on Saturday night. The Bulls were expecting more out of Valentine – taken with the 14th overall pick a year ago.